Gastrointestinal Doctor| Santa Fe
As a functional medicine doctor, Dr. Martinez understands that “gut health” – what’s going on in the gastrointestinal tract – affects almost every aspect of a person’s overall health and well being. The “microbiome”, which is the environment of microbes within the intestines, plays a crucial role in everything from digestion, to delivering essential nutrients to the body, to immunity and energy level – as well as metabolism (weight gain), and nerve and endocrine functions.
Understanding what is “going on” in a man or woman’s gut can help Dr. Martinez get to the root cause of lack of energy, as well as many other underlying chronic health issues that the patient may not even realize are compromising their quality of life. Intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) can give rise to conditions such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
A leaky gut leaky has also been shown to be associated with other autoimmune diseases including: lupus, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis – as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, allergies, asthma, acne, obesity, and even certain types of mental illness.
Dr. Martinez will start by using the most thorough and advanced testing methods to diagnose a “leaky gut” or other intestinal problems. Then she will create a customized treatment plan to naturally treat your GI dysfunction, restore your “gut health,” relieve your symptoms, and improve your overall health and wellbeing.
If you would like to restore your intestinal health, increase energy, and improve your overall health and quality of life, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lynore Martinez at Live Well Functional Medicine in Santa Fe, NM today.