A properly functioning gastrointestinal tract is critical to good health and the natural healing process.

The bowel is a primary source of toxicity, allergy and chronic infections. It is necessary to optimize bowel function in order to properly detoxify the body, assimilate nutrients from our foods, support the immune system and encourage the proper balance of friendly to unfriendly bacteria and yeast in the intestine.

The doctors at NIHA will look at this condition from an integrative medical perspective. They begin with traditional exams and medical tests and may use other alternative medicine assessments to check the systems of the body to determine how the body is functioning.


Some functional therapies to optimizing G.I. performance are:

  • Digestive enzyme supplementation: Many people lack the proper enzymes for digestion; the body cannot break down foods, consequently robbing the body of nutrients.
  • Diagnosis and treatment for an overgrowth of unwanted bacteria, yeast, and parasites whose harmful bacteria may overwhelm the detoxifying centers of the body.
  • Recognizing and treating sensitivities or allergies to foods, food additives, etc. that cause the stomach and G.I. cells and their linings to adversely react, minimizing nutrient uptake.


Bowel Problems
Nutritional Supplementation