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Dr. Marcus Ettinger
I too, have been exactly where you are now. I know how bad the pain, frustration and anxiety can be. If you are suffering from abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, H. pylori, SIBO or leaky gut, I can help. With my functional medicine approach, I have been helping people, just like you, locally and around the world, get their digestive issues handled, and their anxiety and stress relieved – and I’ve been doing this for over 27 years.
*Please call me today to schedule your FREE 15-minute consultation, to see if we’re a good fit. I will listen to you and what you’ve been going through. Your abdominal pain or digestion related issue is very important to me. I want you to feel both excited and confident, that I have a plan that is right for you. I look forward to hearing from you – 714-639-4360.
Dr. Marcus Ettinger, DC
I have consulted and helped patients all over the world including the United Kingdom, Canada, Latvia, Italy, India, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Ghana, South Africa, Australia and almost every state in America. Help is just a phone call or email away.
- Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating, Gas, Reflux, Gastritis…
- H. pylori & Biofilm
- Leaky Gut – Increased Intestinal Permeability
- Candida and Yeast
- IBD (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s)
- Food Sensitivities
- Many other GI Conditions
Abdominal pain can cause severe discomfort, anxiety and frustration, and unfortunately, it can be very hard to diagnose. You may have already seen your general practitioner or a gastroenterologist, and are still left without a proper diagnosis or answers to what is going on. You have found the right place. Conditions affecting the GI tract are my specialty.
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I still have abdominal pain and GI symptoms even after H. pylori or SIBO treatment. What do I do now?
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WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE?
Functional medicine is a comprehensive approach to wellness and health incorporating diet, lifestyle, and specific diagnostic testing to help uncover root causes of illness. Diagnostic testing primarily focuses on digestive function and gut pathogens; sex hormone balance, including adrenal function; blood chemistry and food sensitivities.
Integrative medicine, like functional medicine, also incorporates lifestyle, diet, and diagnostic testing as an approach to wellness and health. In addition, integrative medicine expands on treatment and diagnostic testing to include nutritional imbalances, environmental sensitivity, underlying infections, immune function, and neurochemistry evaluation, which may underlie a wide variety of health problems.
Both, integrative medicine and functional medicine, approaches are very similar and there is a lot of crossover between these two terms. So, for our purposes here, we will simply use ‘Integrative Medicine’ to be inclusive of FUNCTIONAL, COMPLEMENTARY, and ALTERNATIVE medicine.
HOW CAN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE HELP WITH DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS?
Disorders affecting the digestive system such as SIBO, H. pylori, leaky gut, Crohn’s and many others, are often chronic in nature. For example, H. pylori and leaky gut (intestinal permeability) can cause biochemical imbalances that contribute to aggressive inflammatory and oxidative stress reactions. These reactions have been linked to conditions within the gut, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s, as well as outside the gut, manifesting in conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rosacea, and rheumatoid arthritis. The use of convention medicine only works to either activate or suppress reactions within the body, merely slowing, at best, the progression of the disease. Integrative medical approaches such as targeted nutrition, lifestyle modification (diet, sleep, exercise and positive mental attitude) are often all that is needed to prevent furthering of a GI related condition and in a best case scenario, reversal of said condition.
WHAT TYPES OF GASTROINTESTINAL ISSUES CAN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE HELP?
Integrative medicine is well suited to help almost any condition affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Whether it possesses a physical, chemical or emotional component, integrative medicine has a tool that can address any contributing factor. In reality, there are not many conditions that affect the stomach, small intestinal or colon, where integrative medicine doesn’t have an answer both diagnostically and therapeutically. Conventional medicine excels in acute care medicine (emergencies, accidents, and trauma) through medication and surgery. Unfortunately, modern medicine falls short for most people with chronic illnesses such as digestive disorders (SIBO, leaky gut..), autoimmune diseases (Hashimoto’s..), chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia, hormone imbalances (adrenal, thyroid..), degenerative neurological problems (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s..) and mental health challenges (ADD/ADHD..)
ABOUT DR. ETTINGER
Certified NET and advanced NAET practitioner. Medical detective and paleo-functional medicine doctor. 27 years in practice… Read more.