Why Gut Health is Important
Gut health is more than a buzzword, it’s a crucial part of your body’s overall wellness. Gut health describes the function and balance of food breakdown supported by trillions of bacteria within your gastrointestinal tract. To achieve optimal gut health, it’s essential that your organs all work together to support eating and digesting food without negative side effects. Poor gut health leads to illness, which leads to disease.
WildHeart Wellness offers a comprehensive Gut Wellness program to examine the health of your gut and develop a plan to help you take control of your gut health so you can live a happier and longer life.
Restore Your Gut Health
Our body is filled with bacteria, viruses, and fungi – known as the microbiome. While some bacteria are associated with disease, the body also has good bacteria. Through the WildHeart Wellness Gut Wellness program we examine, educate, and partner with you on how to restore your healthy bacteria, which builds immune cells that fight off infection and illness that leads to disease. Surprisingly, these same bacteria work with your digestion to breakdown foods. Without the 10,000 enzymes made by these bacteria you cannot digest food. They live with us so we can live better.
Signs of Poor Gut Health
- Lack or Loss of Appetite
- Excessive Appetite
- Pain with Digestion
- Arm or Leg Swelling after Meals
- Coughing During or After Meals
- Sleep Issues
- Food Fears
- Low energy
The Gut Wellness Plan
We offer three levels to help move you from a poor gut to a healthy gut, with each level building on the previous level. And since Gut Wellness is impacted by every forkful of food, we’ve incorporated a variety of Culinary Education with each level.
Our Functional Medicine Gut Wellness program includes the following:
- Consultation and personal history review with Functional Medicine Practitioner, Ann Johnson
- Identify the current state of gut health
- Development of a personalized plan to improve gut health
- Introduction to our Culinary Education Heal with a Meal© program
- Programs range from 3 months to 12 months and beyond