Integrative Care for
Optimal Digestion and Gut Function.
you frequently suffer from acid reflux and indigestion? Do you have
problems digesting fatty foods or proteins? Do you frequently experience an
upset stomach or heartburn? Do you have trouble digesting protein? Do you
frequently have pain below the right rib cage? Are you concerned that you
may get gallstones? Have you been diagnosed with GERD? Do you take antacids?
Do you experience frequent bloating, gas or irregular stools?
I was suffering
from acid reflux and indigestion. I couldn’t eat a steak without bad
reflux. I also had to eat smaller portions or I would get acid reflux. I
decided to see Dr. Jamieson and he determined that I had a hiatal hernia.
He fixed it in two visits and after the second treatment I was able to eat
an entire steak without any acid reflux and I no longer had to use portion
control. I also noticed I was sleeping much better.
While at a
debate competition, I started to get intense pain in my abdomen and had to
be taken to the hospital, where I stayed for two days. The doctors said it
was a gallbladder attack and pancreatitis and they wanted to remove my
gallbladder but I decided against it. On the way home from the hospital, I
stopped at Dr. Jamieson’s clinic in my pj’s, where he treated me. He
performed some chiropractic adjustments to get the gallbladder
neurologically functioning better. He gave me some nutritional supplements
to support the gallbladder function and explained to me how my diet was
affecting my gallbladder. I left that first treatment energized and feeling
much better. I followed his advice and changed my diet and still have my
gallbladder today. I have not experienced any attacks for the last three
I brought my
daughter Jacqueline (age 13) to see Dr. Jamieson for nausea. She felt like
she continually had to vomit but never did. Our MD did not know what she
had, so I was desperate for help. Dr. Jamieson found that she had a hiatal
hernia and fixed it on the first visit. She had been under a lot of stress
with school and a play in which she had a big part, which he thought
contributed to the hiatal hernia. After that first treatment, her nausea
and hiatal hernia were gone and she was feeling fine.
functional medicine and applied kinesiology, we can help you with
integrative treatments for optimal digestion and gut function. Many issues
can cause the above symptoms: hiatal hernia, issues with your ileocecal
valve, stomach, gallbladder or liver issues, parasites, viruses or candida,
stress, hormonal imbalances etc.
first step is to figure out the causes so then we can determine how best to
us today at 408-517-0706 to set up your 75 minute consultation and exam
with Dr. Jamieson.
No Need for Antacids to Improve Digestion.
prescription medications to treat heartburn, GERD, and other forms of
indigestion are among the top selling drugs today. Contrary to what we’ve been
led to believe, Dr. Jamieson finds that these conditions have little to do
with eating acidic foods.
The biggest factor in
indigestion is not too much stomach acid, but actually too little. While
this may seem illogical, it’s important to understand how the stomach
works. After sufficient chewing in the mouth, the major
breakdown of food starts in the stomach. Specifically, protein triggers the
release of hydrochloric acid, or HCl in the stomach. HCl is a very strong
acid and is supposed to start breaking foods down so they can be passed
along into the small intestine where nutrients are absorbed.
HCl isn’t strong enough, or there’s not enough of it, food stays in the
stomach longer than it should. Proteins putrefy, carbohydrates start to
ferment, and this is what produces bloating, discomfort, and the gas and
acid that “refluxes” back into the esophagus.
acid-reducing drugs are simply band-aids. They do nothing to address the
underlying causes. In fact, by merely suppressing the symptoms, they make
things worse and lay the groundwork for slow-growing, long-term health
Your Bile is the CEO of your Digestion.
people don’t know that your bile is in charge of your overall digestion and
proper gut function. The gallbladder is a sack connected to the liver,
storing bile that is made by the liver. When you eat fats, your gallbladder
expels some bile into your small intestine to emulsify or break down the
fat so it can be digested. The more fat in a meal you eat, the more bile
that is released. If the bile doesn’t flow, you don’t feel good after a fatty
meal and experience indigestion.
the gallbladder or the liver doesn’t function properly, the bile is not
flowing into the intestine. If this happens, your gut is not working
optimally leading to:
Poor absorption of minerals from the foods you eat
Constipation, since the
bile coats the intestines and keeps you regular
Poor brain function and neurological issues such as
depression, since the gut also impacts the brain.
Why Removing your Gallbladder is NOT such a Good Idea.
people know that stress negatively affects the gallbladder and the liver. However,
people who don’t eat very many fats or protein don’t secrete much bile,
since there is no need for the bile to flow. If bile doesn’t flow, it
starts to thicken and gallstones may develop. This causes a lot of
discomfort in the lower abdomen and may lead to a gallbladder attack. Due
to excruciating pain, most people decide to go to the emergency room. Once
there, the standard course of action is to have the gallbladder removed immediately,
although natural ways exist to get the bile to flow and the gallstones to
without a gallbladder tend to have more difficulty digesting fatty foods
and absorbing nutrients from their food. The liver still makes bile, but
dumps it into the small intestine as it makes it. When someone eats a large
quantity of fats, there is no extra store of bile in the gallbladder to be released
into the intestines to help digest the fats. Therefore, these people tend
to suffer from indigestion and need supplements to help them digest their
How can Acid Reflux, Indigestion and Poor Gut Function be Treated?
Jamieson uses Applied Kinesiology and if needed, other saliva or blood
tests to determine what exactly causes your digestive and gut issues.
Once he figures out what the causes are, he can help you fix them using a
combination of integrative chiropractic treatments, prescribing the right
foods to eat, additional nutritional support to help digest your foods and
heal your digestive tract, and reducing your stress.
Jamieson will suggest the changes and treatments appropriate for your
Call Today to Set Up Your Appointment.
the Jamieson Health Center, we help so many people be healthier, enjoy life
more and make a difference!
us today at 408-517-0706 to set up your consultation and exam, and do
something good for yourself now!