Research is showing us that our gut microbiome can affect every organ in the body. In fact, the enteric nervous system that regulates our gut is often called the body’s “second brain” as it uses the same chemicals and cells as the brain to help us digest and message the brain when something is not right.
Because of its vast role in the body, including the breaking down and absorption of nutrients to support bodily functions, the importance of the gut to our overall health is vast. Not surprisingly, inherited metabolic disorders are one cause of some gastrointestinal system conditions. Among our tools are a comprehensive health history and specialized lab testing.