Digestive Health Specialist

Wholesome Health Pharmacy

Pharmacy located in Hoffman Estates, IL

When there’s a problem in your digestive tract, it may be nearly impossible for you to feel well. Dr. Kristen LePage helps patients in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, treat both common and more complex digestive concerns. With an approach focusing on whole-body, integrative treatment, Dr. LePage can ensure your gut is functioning well, which helps you absorb nutrients and detoxify harmful substances that might be compromising your health

Digestive Health Q & A

Wholesome Health Pharmacy

What is digestive health?

Your digestive system may be the most critical network in your body. The reason for this is if you can’t absorb nutrients and eliminate harmful toxins efficiently, the rest of your bodily systems suffer.

In many cases, you can trace many health conditions back to problems in the digestive tract. Your gut’s health affects your immune system, your nervous system, and even your energy production.

Unfortunately, many conventional treatments for digestive ailments can make problems worse or inhibit your ability to be nourished by the foods you eat or supplements you take.

Treating your gut is usually the starting point for naturopathic protocols, and Dr. LePage can help guide you through this process, so you’re comfortable and safe the entire time.

What conditions can develop from poor digestive health?

A wide range of conditions can arise when your digestive system’s health is compromised. Some of these may include:

  • Food allergies or intolerances
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Gas and bloating
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Ulcers
  • Kidney or gallbladder conditions
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fatty liver
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Weight gain
  • Migraines
  • Mood disorders

Digestive problems can also compound health issues that already exist, leading to a host of symptoms that may interfere with many areas of your well-being and daily functioning.

How can digestive health be improved?

In naturopathic medicine, proper digestion is the cornerstone of good health. Dr. LePage starts by conducting a thorough intake assessment, which gives her a comprehensive understanding of your unique health issues and current symptoms.

Dr. LePage designs a custom protocol for your needs, which may include several therapies, such as:

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietary changes
  • Food allergy testing
  • Herbal remedies
  • Minerals, nutraceuticals, or supplements
  • Lifestyle recommendations for better sleep and stress management  

By taking a holistic approach to your health, Dr. LePage uses a variety of modalities to bring balance and harmony back to your body and your digestive system as a whole.

To get started with an initial consultation, schedule an appointment with Dr. LePage today using the easy online booking system.