Gastrointestinal Disease

Gastrointestinal Diseases are any disease that affects digestion of food along with assimilation of vital nutrients and elimination of toxins.  Healthy digestion involves every organ system and organ.  Digestion starts with healthy hunger signals and response to the smell of food.  One should have feelings of hunger, salivation, proper chewing of food, swallowing and a painless tummy while they are digesting food.  Bowel movements should typically happen first thing in the morning without any pain and 1-2 times throughout the day with ease and the stool should be well formed.  

The digestive system is quite involved.  The parts of the body directly involved with digestion are the brain, nose, mouth, tongue, jaw, teeth, epiglottis, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, pancreatic ducts, small intestine, large intestine, anus, the abdominal muscles, the mesenteric arteries, the lymphatic system and about 70% of the immune system. The glands involved directly in digestion are the salivary glands, glands of the stomach, glands of the pancreas, the gallbladder, glands throughout the intestines and colon and anal glands.  This is an incredibly complex and intricate system of the body and the digestive tract affects the function of EVERY system of the body and vice versa.

The digestive system is like your inner skin.  It is prone to cuts and ulcers just like your skin is.  IT can be worn down and damaged by chemicals and improper foods.  The gut microbiome is a protective layer that also aids in digestion and can be easily thrown off my pharmaceuticals including NSAIDs, pain killers, antibiotics, antidepressants and so on.  It is also thrown off by a weakened immune system due to years of prolonged poor sleep and eating habits. 

The digestive system is like your inner root system.  If the roots are damaged and decaying, you will not be able to absorb nutrients well and your body will be prone to illnesses and infections from the inside.  When you heal your digestive system, you will be healing your whole root system starting from your digestive tract, throughout your blood and lymphatics, to your whole body and your body will start to completely heal.  Many patients will find they autoimmune conditions healing, their blood work showing positive results, their energy increasing, pains all over the body going away just from simplifying and purifying their diet to heal their digestive tract. 

In our current agricultural state, we no longer need to worry about a lack of food or perishable food.  Now we need to worry about plastics, chemicals in our food and lack of vitamins and minerals in our food.  Overall, most people in America are malnourished from a vitamin and mineral perspective.  This leads to all sorts of diseases and conditions from tooth decay to cardiovascular disease to depression to autoimmune diseases. We now must be mindful, do our research and pay the extra expense of drinking pure spring water, organic foods rich in minerals and avoid anything with potential toxicity or carcinogens. 

There are many types of gastrointestinal diseases.  Please click on the links below to read more about your specific illness and her corresponding tests & holistic treatments.

 

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Surrago leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the causes of illness.  In gastrointestinal diseases, she uses specialty testing to sort through all of the possible causes of disease.  She delves deeply into proper nutrition, proper sleep, mental/emotional disturbances, toxicity such as chemicals & heavy metals, microbiology such as mold, fungus, bacterial infections, protozoa & parasites, genetic factors and food sensitivities.  She often treats mental/emotional causes of digestive disturbances with bioresonance & homeopathy and recommends therapist if needed.  Often digestive issues are accompanied by either depression, anxiety, unprocessed emotional trauma or high levels of stress.  Once the root cause is determined, she uses the safest and most natural treatments to heal your entire body. Often this requires major changes to diet and lifestyle.  Resources are listed below to start the process of healing.

 

Professional Experience

Dr. Surrago has successfully treated most conditions of the digestive system with great success.  Diseases she has treated and assisted people to come off of medications include: Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), Peptic Ulcer Disease, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, SIBO, IBS, Constipation, C. difficile, bowel infections, parasitic infections, diverticulitis and diverticulosis.  As a result, people have improved energy, better sleep, improved skin tone and a new passion for life.  For more severe or acute illnesses, she has developed a great team of medical doctors and surgeons who work closely with her on an integrative treatment plan.  

 

Dr. Surrago's Personal Experience

Dr. Surrago was diagnosed and treated herself for Crohn's disease in her late teens and early 20s.  She has been free of Crohn's for nearly 10 years and continues to work passionately on her own personal health.  To read more about her personal success story, click here

 

Recommended Books

 

FOUNDATIONS COOKBOOK

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Homeopathy for Gastrointestinal Diseases

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Specialty Lab Costs (if needed)

Specialty Lab Testing (not necessarily required)

  • Genova Food Sensitivities:
  • Genova Parasitology:
  • Genova Nutrival:
  • Genova Hormone Testing:
  • ZRT Neurotransitters:

Estimated Monthly Costs

The biggest change is always the changes in diet and associated expenses.  Some people end up spending more on food and some end up spending less! The length of treatment is always unknown, however Dr. Surrago will give you a reasonable estimated treatment length when you meet her.