Our gut is our second brain. At Proactive Health, we emphasize the importance of gut health, digestive care, and nutrition as the cornerstones of health and vitality. Achieve optimal digestion with our clinical expertise.
I went in to Dr. Elena's office with a million questions, ranging anywhere from nutrition to supplements to talking to her about my concern about the aching pain of my knees getting worse as I go on long hikes. Since meeting with Dr. Elena, I've become much more confident in my diet, knowing I am taking the right supplements, and even stopped relying on coffee (used to drink 5-7 cups a day!). She's been helping me develop healthy life habits and I've been loving the results!
How Important is Gut Health, and Why Start Here?
Poor digestive health can be the root cause for many issues relating to physical, mental, and emotional health. Beneficial bacteria in your digestive system have the capability of affecting your body’s immune system, quality of digestion, vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, vitamin production, and ability to eliminate toxins. The connection between gut health and mood has been known for some time, as individuals suffering from bowel-disorders such as Celiac disease, IBS, bacterial overgrowth, and leaky gut are more likely to suffer from other autoimmune conditions and experience depression and anxiety.
What Symptoms are Associated with Poor Gut Health?
Symptoms related to poor gut health include:
bloating after meals
joint pain and/or swelling
poor immune function
What Does It Take to Achieve Optimal Gut Health?
At Proactive Health, we begin by gathering a detailed history of your current condition to assure the most individualized approach. We use highly specific lab tests to evaluate for food sensitivities, digestive function, nutrient deficiencies, bacterial overgrowth, and any underlying issues effecting proper digestion. During your initial and subsequent visits, we create an effective treatment that aims to restore not just your gut health, but your overall wellbeing, inside and out. The role of supplements is discussed in conjunction with optimal nutrition for optimal gut health.
How to schedule an appointment:
We recommend signing up for our 30 minute complementary visit in office or over the phone. During this time we can learn more about you, discuss what you have already tried, and the best course of action we need to pursue.
Billing and Insurance:
Proactive Health is an out-of-network provider and does not accept insurance directly. All payment is due at time of service. Be sure to check with your insurance company if your plan includes out-of-network providers. You will be provided with a coded superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. The amount of reimbursement varies by insurance provider. For other billing and insurance inquiries, please give us a call and we can further answer your questions.