*Please note: Any transcripts on this page are automatically created and may contain errors or omissions.

Facebook Live on February March 18, 2021

10 things that cause chronic and unresponsiveness poor gut health

Gut health issues are among the most common health problems today — acid reflux, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, SIBO, abdominal pain, and more. Functional medicine offers effective north-to-south solution strategies (see Gut Health: Solving the Puzzle on drknews.com homepage). But what happens if you do everything right and still have problems? Ten things that can cause unresponsive gut problems include: Food intolerances (most often gluten and dairy); Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism; a subtle but chronic infection; chronic but subtle gallbladder sludge or gallstones; lack of fiber and diversity of plant fiber; an unhealthy lifestyle that leads to poor microbiome health; undiagnosed celiac disease; gut autoimmunity such as Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis; degeneration of the brain and gut nervous system; and chronic bowel inflammation. Knowing the mechanisms underlying your chronic gut condition is important for efficient treatment and management and to have realistic expectations. (Facebook-Live-3-18-2021)