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Functional Gut Assessment and Healing Program



What is a Dysfunctional Gut?


Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Functional Gut Disorders and Functional Dyspepsia are the terms often used to describe a dysfunctional Gut. All of these diseases are merely a set of symptoms such as burning in the stomach, bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, heaviness after meals, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, undigested food in the stools and intolerance to multiple foods. A dysfunctional gut can also cause fatigue, skin rashes, recurrent sinus and allergic reactions due to underlying inflammation.   


Functional Gut Program


Functional Integrative Medicine identifies the root causes uniques to each individual that have lead to the development of dysfunctional gut. There are many potential root causes such as


  • H. Pylori Infection in the stomach

  • Small intestinal bowel overgrowth

  • Leaky Gut Syndrome

  • Imbalance in gut bacteria.

  • Infections in the colon

  • Yeast or Candida overgrowth

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Hormonal imbalances such as thyroid and adrenal glands

  • Abnormal gut motility

  • Lack of digestive enzymes

  • Toxin exposures


It provides an evidence based approach that facilitates the patients to address the root cause and prevents the progression of disease. It allows the integration of complementary and alternative treatments to conventional treatment. It empowers them to improve their symptoms and make appropriate lifestyle changes to heal their gut.


The 5 R Approach to Gut Healing

The 5 R Approach consists of


  • Removal of the root cause of the problem.

  • Replace the missing enzymes and nutrients

  • Repopulate with the missing good bacteria

  • Repair the gut

  • Rebalance the gut


Dr. Ali develops a personalized assessment, treatment and  prevention plan that integrates the conventional care with integrative care. She works with primary care physicians, geriatricians and Specialists to help patients use evidence based natural, safe and gentle modes of healing that are effective.


When Health is Absent,

Wisdom cannot reveal itself,

Art cannot become manifest,

Strength cannot be exerted,

Wealth is useless,

and Reason is powerless."

- Herophiles, 300 B.C.-


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