Digestion and IBS Treatments in Edmonton
Our Naturopaths are experienced with digestive concerns
IBS, Gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation are commonly seen and treated by our Naturopaths.
Our Naturopathic Doctors have experience with treating SIBO & Candida at our Edmonton Clinic.
Experienced treating digestive concerns
Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing
Our Naturopaths often start with Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity Testing for many patients with digestive issues.
Our Naturopathic Doctors strongly consider Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity testing when a patient's dietary analysis is laden with common allergens.
Our Naturopaths use three separate Food testing methodologies: IgG/IgE testing, Total IgG Testing and Isolated IgE testing.
Your Naturopath at TruMed will suggest the best test for your particular Digestive issues.
Studies support the use of Food Sensitivity & Food Allergy Testing in IBS patients.
In a 2004 clinical trial, 150 IBS patients were tested for IgG food sensitivities and then put on a diet based of of their unique test results.
After 12 weeks there was a 26% reduction in IBS symptom score in those patients.
Our Naturopaths typically see larger than 26% improvement in our IBS patients with IgG Food Sensitivity testing when its correctly chosen for a patient's particular case.
Our Naturopaths sometimes will run a combined IgG4/IgE Food Allergy Test in IBS patients. We find this type of testing particularly helpful for when patient exhibit relatively rapid reactions to ingesting their offending foods.
Our Naturopaths often run a Digestive Stool Analysis "CDSA" to see various digestive parameters. It is common to see a lack of beneficial bacteria (Lactobacillus, Bifidobacteria, Clostridia etc) or overgrowth of commensal or dysbiotic bacteria on a stool analysis.
Common dysbiotic bacteria our Naturopaths see are Klebsiella and Citrobacter which are hydrogen sulfide species that can cause gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation in what we call "hydrogen sulfide SIBO."
CDSA testing also tells us about inflammation, immune function and digestive ability.
Stool analysis can also let our Naturopathic Doctors know about imbalanced yeast overgrowths as well as parasitic infections affecting your digestion.
By far, the most common gut yeast we see is Candida albicans. Candida can cause gas and bloating but it is implicated in numerous allergic and autoimmune diseases likely because of its gut disrupting actions.
Our NDs may run an isolated Stool Microbiology or Comprehensive Parasitology instead of a CDSA if we want to only see if there is a bacterial, yeast or parasitic imbalance.
We also offer Edmonton SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) testing for cases of extreme gas and bloating that is usually accompanied by diarrhea or constipation.
Our Naturopaths commonly see excesses of methane or hydrogen producing SIBO bacteria in our Edmonton IBS patients.
Although patients can be referred for SIBO antibiotics (Rifaxamin, Neomycin etc) we prefer Herbals such as Candibactin AR & BR which are thought to be superior to antibiotics for SIBO.
Our Naturopaths offer a Edmonton comprehensive array of digestive testing to find where you need support.