Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when a high number of bacteria is found in the small intestine, causing discomfort and other common symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, belching, fatigue, low mood, and skin issues.
Our treatment for SIBO consists of a multi-faceted approach that allows for eradication of the bacteria along with changing the internal GI environment to avoid reinfection and regrowth.
Gut yeast overgrowth—also known as candida—occurs when there is an imbalance between beneficial and harmful bacteria growing in the gut. Common symptoms of this type of overgrowth can be gas, abdominal bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. In addition, problems with weight gain, anxiety, headaches, or skin issues could also persist.
To discover the underlying cause of your gut yeast overgrowth, our team of specialists take a comprehensive, integrative approach that includes accurate lab testing, eradicating the yeast, starving them of their dietary fuel sources, and changing the environment of the digestive system to discourage regrowth.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that, when combined, can increase a person’s risk of developing serious health conditions like diabetes or stroke. Many of these risk factors—obesity, high blood pressure, and high triglyceride levels, to name a few—can be curbed by incorporating more healthy foods into your diet, making physical activity a daily practice, and finding ways to manage stress effectively.
Digestive health can be the key to long-term health for many people, and available testing methods only look for infectious or disease-causing bacteria. At Spark Health, we look at all aspects of the digestive system that impact our health, including inflammation, immune system regulation and response, digestion and absorption of protein, fat, and other nutrients, yeast, parasites, and levels of both beneficial and harmful bacteria. This shows us the full picture of digestive system health and function, and allows us to assess how digestive health is linked to issues surrounding weight loss or gain and general GI discomfort.
The food that you put in your mouth can help or hurt your skin. Excess amounts of sugar, dairy, poor quality meats and oils, alcohol, and gluten-containing grains can cause skin flare ups and irritation. Sugar in particular is one of the biggest acne-causing culprits. Eating a diet that is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods is one of the best ways to maintain a clear complexion. Hormone and food sensitivity testing also allows our team to do some further investigation regarding the extent to which certain foods are affecting your skin’s appearance.
To feel your best, it’s crucial to feed your body the nutrients it needs to function at the highest level. Unfortunately, certain foods can actually cause more harm than good, triggering a delayed immune response that manifests as a food sensitivity. As a result, specific foods can cause fatigue and brain fog, leaving us feeling sluggish and disoriented. To learn more about optimizing your diet for peak physical and mental performance, we will perform food sensitivity tests to uncover the root cause behind your symptoms.
Preparing a nutrition plan for an athlete is much different than preparing a plan for a typical patient. The plan must consider health history, activity levels, and performance goals in order to capture the full picture of a person’s current athletic ability and envisioned trajectory for improvement.
Our nutrition specialist will provide in-depth counseling and utilize your health history and laboratory tests to help determine what foods you should include and limit within your diet. By developing recipes and meal ideas that are easy to follow and maintain, we will help you create a nutritious, personalized plan catered to your specific needs.