Functional Medicine at Our Practice in Katy, TX
“All disease begins in the gut” -Hippocrates (the Father of Medicine)
It may be difficult to believe gut health is so integral to your health. Yet this very ancient belief is exactly what modern medical research is proving more-and-more. In a very real sense, you are what you eat. Discovery continually validates how the gut microbiome is the root of disease by affecting the health of the whole body. An example of this is Celiac Disease, which originates in the bowel but creates symptoms in the brain, joints, skin, and immune system.
Our team uniquely combines both conventional gastroenterology and hepatology diagnostic techniques with a functional medicine treatment approach to disease. We understand how impactful nutrition, lifestyle, behaviors, and environmental factors are to gut health and how that affects your whole body. This then leads to changes throughout your entire body–inflammation, toxicity, immune response, hormone balance, metabolism/weight, allergies, and brain/mood to name a few.
To fully investigate and identify your underlying root causes, our team starts by spending time with you taking a thorough history and looking at the interactions between your genetics, nutrition, lifestyle, and environmental factors that cause disease with specialized testing. We provide a comprehensive, integrative perspective in medical diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. To accomplish this, as the saying goes–it takes a village. For this reason, our providers personalize recommendations specific to you and work with your other influential “village” members–your family, caregivers, and healthcare providers, to fully support your healing journey. We take great care to guide you from start to end by educating and coaching you and your village through the process of change.
This whole-body, FM approach means that even though the most common conditions we treat include:
- Acid reflux
- Celiac Disease
- Liver Detoxification Dysfunction
- Food Reactions (allergies & sensitivities)
- Gallbladder Problems
- Metabolic Syndrome / Fatty Liver
- Nausea / Vomiting
- Gastroparesis / Functional Bowel Disorders
- Hormone Balance
- Immune System Upregulation
- Intestinal bacterial/fungal overgrowth
- Irritable bowel syndrome/disease.
- Toxicity (heavy metal, mold, and environmental)
- Weight Gain / Loss
Due to the body wide interconnections that gut health affects, our treatments positively impact:
- Autoimmune Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Risk of Cancer
- Chronic Pain
- Thyroid & Other Hormonal Disorders
- Migraines / Headaches
- Depression / Anxiety
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Skin Disorders
If you are interested in learning more about our Functional Gastro Practice, please complete this application. Let’s make sure we are the right fit for your goal to achieve optimal gut healing and wellness!