Natural gut health doctor

Gut health doctor in Victoria BC & Manitoba

Are you looking for a gut health doctor who uses natural medicine?

A lot of people who come into my office struggle with their gut health.

Some are constipated, some have diarrhea, some are in pain, or maybe their pants don’t fit by the afternoon because they’re so bloated. Some live with TUMS at the ready to qualm their recurring reflux. These are some of the most common complaints I hear every day.

Some people are coming for other reasons, and it is only when I ask about their digestion that I discover how much they have normalized their discomfort. People are confused, frustrated, sometimes embarrassed, and have no idea what to do, what to eat, or who to talk to. Their doctor may have even told them there is nothing they can do.

One of my core areas of focus is gut health

I am a naturopathic gut health doctor in Victoria BC and Winnipeg MB, and work with patients in my offices or online.

My patients are always surprised that I want to know so much about their diet and digestion.

They are equally surprised to hear their fatigue, headaches/migraines, joint pains, skin rashes, sleep disturbances, painful periods, autoimmune conditions, and emotional fluctuations are related to what they are eating. This is why what you eat is so important to me. Digestive imbalances may start in the gut, but they don’t end there.

Improperly digested foods are the breeding grounds for inflammation

These toxic substances clog up our system and disrupt normal organ function. The expression of that imbalance surfaces wherever you are constitutionally most susceptible.

This means it can, and often is, beyond the gut itself. Whether you know you struggle with digestive imbalances or not, making sure you are eating appropriately for your body is essential for achieving and maintaining optimal health.

I have been in your shoes.
I once thought I was eating healthy too,
but I wasn’t eating right for my body.

Perhaps you were encouraged to remove dairy or gluten from your diet, or dairy AND gluten ... and you still don’t feel better. Chances are those foods aren’t what is troubling you, but you are eating something else that is.

Oftentimes people have intolerances to foods that one would otherwise consider “healthy” and oftentimes it may be a food they love or crave. This is one reason why evaluating for food intolerances is an integral part of the care I provide for my patients. The dietary recommendations are specific TO YOU.

Digestive disorders helped by naturopathic medicine:

  • Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac disease, gluten-intolerance
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease:  Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Intestinal dysbiosis (gut microflora imbalances or intestinal candida overgrowth)
  • Food allergies
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Ulcers
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Acid reflux / Heartburn / GERD
  • Indigestion, gas, bloating
  • Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency
  • Gallbladder imbalances
  • Hepatitis, liver congestion or fatty liver (non-alcoholic steatic hepatitis)
  • Diverticulosis or diverticulitis
I love working with people
on restoring their gut health because
it really changes everything.

Our gut health is integral to our overall wellbeing and when things are out of balance, you’re not going to be feeling like your best self. I love food and I want you to love it too!

I would love to help you establish or re-establish a healthy relationship with food, all while resolving your gut health complaints.

I love working with people who are ready to resolve their gut health issues once and for all. I also know dietary changes can be some of the hardest changes to commit to. That is why I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss if this is the right approach for you.

Questions about Gut Health Doctor Visits in BC and MB

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is the by-product of a chronically imbalanced digestive system, often stemming from a combination of causes including, but not limited to, inadequate stomach acid or digestive function, structural imbalances, an overactive stress response, intake of food intolerances, and gut microbiome imbalances, oftentimes secondary to medication use (ex: antibiotics, birth control pills, NSAIDs).

Before ordering any tests I always want to understand how the test results will inform or change a treatment plan. After years of treating patients with SIBO-like digestive complaints, I have found that a thorough discussion regarding presenting symptoms is sufficient. While I am happy to order the test if a patient wishes for these objective findings, in my experience it has not been necessary.

When digestive function is restored, structural imbalances are corrected, nervous system activation is calmed, and food intolerances are removed, SIBO resolves.


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Naturopath in Victoria BC

Maybe you are searching among the branches
for what only appears in the roots.

- Rumi