Digestive Disorders2019-06-12T15:25:27+00:00

Digestive Disorders

Understanding Digestion

The digestive process begins as soon as you think about or smell food, and requires a coordinated dance between several organs and tissues. Digestion involves breaking down food into tiny molecules and absorbing those particles into our bloodstream. It requires proper functioning of salivary glands, stomach acid, the pancreas, and the gallbladder, as well as healthy intestinal cells and movement through the intestines (peristalsis).

There are many places where digestion can break down, resulting in digestive issues. In addition, stress, medications, and the food we eat can all negatively impact digestive functioning and result in digestive issues. In the United States, 60 to 70 million people are affected by digestive disorders (CDC).

Fortunately, the majority of these diseases can be alleviated by specific herbal, nutritional and lifestyle changes.

Common Digestive Disorders We Treat

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Food Allergies


Crohn’s & Colitis

Gall Stones

Abdominal Pain

Our Naturopathic Approach

Many digestive issues are considered ‘functional issues’ which means that all laboratory testing and imaging appear normal, however symptoms are still experienced. Because of this, it is not uncommon for people to be told by their doctor that their digestive symptoms are ‘all in their heads’ or a given a diagnosis of depression or anxiety and then an antidepressant medication. While it is true that our digestive system and our moods effect one another, the truth is, the doctor may have not ordered the right tests, and when you are not testing for the right thing, it is unlikely you will find it.

At Onyx, we offer a number of specialized laboratory tests to analyze your digestive functioning.

Digestive Tests We Offer

Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Organic Acid Testing

Food Allergy Panels

SIBO Breath Tests

Digestive Health Therapies

At Onyx, we believe that a doctor is a teacher. It is our Naturopathic Doctors job to teach you about how your body works, how things can go wrong, and most importantly, to determine the actual causes of your symptoms. Therapies are focused on treating you as a whole person using safe and effective methods. At Onyx it is our mission to empower you to make healthy life choices today and into the future. Each treatment plan is unique, to address each person’s individualized needs. The Naturopathic Doctors are trained in and utilized a number of modalities to alleviate digestive disorders.

Our Approach Includes:

Individualized Diet & Nutritional Counseling

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Targeted Herbal & Nutritional Supplements


Nutritional IV Therapy

Stress Reduction & Mind-Body Therapies

Medication Management

Schedule an appointment with our Naturopathic Doctors by clicking the link below or calling 480-531-2557

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