Digestive Health

Digestive Health

A Functional Medicine Approach to Digestive Health

One of the most common “diagnosis” of gut dysfunction is irritable bowel syndrome. IBS can disrupt your quality of life needs a differnt approach looking at the several underlying factors that can contribute to dysfunction. There are a number of different treatments available, however, changing your diet will have the most impact on your symptoms. We know stress has a major contributing factor to symptoms and find ways to reduce some of life stressors can have a positive impact on your digestive symptoms. Unfortunately, conventional medicine takes a narrow view of digestive and IBS issues with the focus very much on symptom management and using medication as a band-aid instead of looking at the underlying issues that lead to gut dysfunction. There has been a failure, to recognize how extensive the influence of the gut can have on overall health and can present in the form of headaches, fatigue and mental health disorders.


IIn addition, what will affect it is  how we eat (being mindful), what we eat, when we eat and medications (particularly antibiotic use). Digestive Health Disorders such as IBS, abdominal pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and GERD can be caused by a number of underlying factors which can include.

Fungal overgrwoth (Candida) / Parasite Infections) / SIBO (Small Intestinal Bowel Overgrowth)/ Gallbladder and Liver issues Motility Issues / Stress / Low Stomach Acid / Leaky Gut / Genetics /

Common Symptoms.

Treatment Approach

The whole premise of functional medicine is using a personalised approach. That means that each patient, for its condition, will have a different set of causes and symptoms. This will require  our treatment protocols to vary with each patient based on their nutritional status, diet health history, toxin burden and lifestyle. By looking at everything on a granular level we look to identify the root cause of gut dysfunction and the core imbalances that are interfering with your body’s ability to digest and absorb. Diet changes alone can drastically improve somone’s symptoms, however, chronic conditions will warrant a lot more investigations.

Our experienced practitioner team is committed to helping you overcome your digestive health issues. Our approach goes beyond symptomatic relief and concentrates on causative factors. At the Dublin Centre for Functional Medicine, we provide solutions that will assist you in achieving your health goals to lead a healthier and happier life.

Our Approach to Healing Digestive Issues

Personalised Nutrition Approach

Our team of functional medicine practitioners will tailor personalised nutrition approach designed to reduce inflammation, stabilise blood sugar levels while incorporating  nutrient-dense foods into your diet to address your specific digestive health challenges.

Supplements and probiotics

We will recommend the necessary supplements to help restore the health of your gut microbiome, which governs your digestive well-being and  your overall health

Functional Testing

Our team of functional medicine doctors and practitioners can suggest specialized testing to evaluate your gut health which can include

  1. Blood Tests: Assessing various blood markers to evaluate factors such as nutrient levels, inflammation, and organ function.

  2. Nutritional Testing: Analyzing nutrient levels and assessing for deficiencies or excesses that could impact gut health.

  3. Gut Health Testing: Investigating the microbiome, identifying the presence of pathogens, assessing digestive function, and checking for conditions like Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Candida and Parasite Testing.

  4. Genetic Testing: Examining an individual’s genetic makeup to identify potential predispositions to certain health conditions.

Herbal antimicrobials

While conventional medical practitioners frequently resort to antibiotics for addressing digestive ailments (which often leads to more issues), our approach involves the incorporation of specific antimicrobial herbs. These botanicals are aimed at reducing unfavourable pathogens which could be  contributing to your symtponms.

Why Choose the Dublin Centre for Functional Medicine?


Once you start the process, we will guide our collaborative process with a practitioner, We will gather the required information we through detailed intake forms so we can understand you better and help support and motivate you through the process.


Our practitioners have years of experience dealing with multiple conditions. The functional medicine approach focuses on the route cause and addresses the imbalance.

Personalized Approach

Every one of us is unique and has a set of circumstances. Everything about you including symptoms, lifestyle, diet, genetics and capacity to heal is different and will require a personalized approach.

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