Gut Health in Cambridge, MA

 

Gut health is an imperative element to your overall well being.  If you are looking to improve your overall health and reside in the Cambridge area, reach out to Dr. Sarah Williams to discuss plans to improve your functional health. 

We Serve The Cambridge Community

 

If you are struggling with gut health and looking for some answers then please reach out to our office. We serve the Cambridge community and the surrounding area but our office is located in Concord. 

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Commonly Asked Questions

 

If you have decided to make improvements to your gut health, you may find you have several questions. Dr. Sarah Williams and her knowledgeable staff are available to answer questions that may come up regarding functional medicine. Listed below are some of the questions we are frequently asked regarding optimal gut health.

Is Testing Required To Decide What I Need To Improve My Gut?

It’s always a good idea to begin with testing. This can help eliminate issues and properly narrow down the root cause of issues within your gut. It will provide information about possible food sensitivities that might be making your gut issues worse. Our team will work with you to develop a plan to eliminate these foods that are causing gut health issues. Together, we will develop a treatment plan to improve your gut health and overall well being. 

Are There Steps I Can Use To Improve Gut Health? 

It is always best to follow medical advice provided by a licensed healthcare provider. However, there are some simple and easy we suggest to maintain and improve the right balance in your gut. Some of the most common suggestions for improvement to gut health are listed below.

  • Eat foods that are rich in fiber.

  • Limit the amount of alcoholic beverages you consume.

  • Begin to exercise daily

  • Remove daily stressors

  • Begin taking a daily probiotic supplement

As mentioned before, make sure you consult with your doctor before you begin taking supplements or an exercise regimen. Your gut health can have serious impacts on your total body wellness and should be taken seriously.

Could I Have “Leaky Gut”?

Leaky gut is defined as intestinal permeability. This occurs when the intestinal walls of your gut are compromised or broken down in any way. This primarily affects the gut’s microbiome. Leaky Gut can be the primary cause of other more serious health issues. 

Are There Red Flags To Indicate That I May Have Leaky Gut? 

When discussing symptoms of Leaky Gut, they are usually subclassified into three areas. Digestive, Auto-Immune and Systemic are the areas we use to classify symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, reach out to Dr. Sarah Williams to let her help you reach optimal gut health. 

  • Digestive issues like IBS, acid reflux and food sensitivity

  • Auto-Immune issues that include Celiac Disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Type 1 Diabetes or Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Systemic issues such as fatigue, muscle pain, migraine headaches,micronutrient deficiencies, anxiety and depression. 

If you have additional questions about your gut health, our team is ready to assist you. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions about your gut health journey. 

Call Us Today To Schedule A Consultation To Improve Your Gut Health!

 

If you’re looking to make improvements to your gut health and overall well being, please reach out today to contact our team. We would love to help you schedule an appointment to discuss treatment plans and options regarding your gut health.  If you are in the Cambridge Massachusetts area and are seeking to improve your gut health, make the call today!