Gastrointestinal Health Services

Trust your gut when it comes to your health. Trust Healthy Lifestyle Refinery’s Gastrointestinal Health Services.

We’ve all heard the saying “health starts in the gut,” and that is for a good reason. Healthy Lifestyle Refinery believes the foundation of a healthy body is a well-functioning digestive system. One must repair and heal their GI tract to optimize digestion, absorption, and nutrient utilization.  We are not what we eat, we are what we absorb!  And when there is dysfunction in the gastrointestinal system, it is difficult to obtain all the nutrition required for good health.

Claire is a dietitian and nutritionist working with clients in the Gainesville area and remotely via telehealth nutrition services. She utilizes a variety of prescriptive healing protocols to help clients feel their best. This includes elimination diets such as the Low FODMAP plan and many others, combined with an individualized supplementation protocol.

Conditions Claire Works With

Claire is experienced in helping clients with several conditions including:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Food Allergies
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Intestinal Permeability (also called “leaky gut”)

When You Need Specialized Care

If you have been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal condition that is preventing you from leading a healthy, happy lifestyle, you’re not alone. In the U.S. alone, nearly 70 million people suffer from digestive issues, and many are unsure how to change their diet to improve or alleviate their symptoms.

Discovering which foods work best to manage your gastrointestinal issues can be a difficult, time-consuming, and may lead to more digestive distress, especially if you are unsure of the nature of your disorder.

That is why a professional dietitian and nutritionist is recommended for anyone suffering from gastrointestinal disorders. With specialized nutritional advising that will uncover the root of their digestive issues, a dietitian/nutritionist will work hand-in-hand with clients to create a specialized, easy-to-follow dietary plans that can significantly improve your comfort and digestive health.

Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms

How can you tell the difference between routine gastrointestinal issues and chronic gastrointestinal disorders? Chronic gastrointestinal disorders have symptoms like:

  • Gas
  • Uncomfortable bloating
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

If you are experiencing these symptoms on a regular basis, it is time to see a professional so you can diagnose and proactively treat your gastrointestinal disorder before it becomes severe enough to affect your lifestyle and general comfort level.  In addition to a workup from a Gastroenterologist, a Registered Dietitian can help you start feeling well again by designing a therapeutic nutrition plan, just for you.  

To get your gut back to health and happiness and learn how to heal any conditions that may interfere with optimal gut health, contact Claire today.