Evaluate your gut health with microbiome analysis in Brooklyn, NY
Believe it or not, we have more bacteria, viruses, and fungi in and on our body than total cells. Our “microbiome” helps to define the way our body functions and our long-term wellbeing. Our doctors offer microbiome analysis in Brooklyn, NY, to help patients get a snapshot of their gut health and guide your treatment options.
A Microbiome in harmony
For the most part, microflora lives in balance within your body. In fact, a large number of them are beneficial. They play an essential role in the function of our digestive system, helping us to absorb and assimilate essential nutrients. They also play a vital role in your immune system by making your body less hospitable to pathogens. Unfortunately, there are quite a few factors that can negatively impact the health of our microbiome, which can have long-term health consequences.
A microbiome out of balance can contribute to conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, allergies and asthma, diabetes, depression and anxiety, acne and skin issues, and cancer. It is also linked to obesity, and many people trying to lose weight have a much harder time if they do not address the health of their microbiome. Additionally, you may present with nutrient deficiencies when you don’t have the gut bacteria to help you absorb your food.
Naturopathic doctors treat the whole person
At the NY Center for Integrative Medicine in Brooklyn, we practice functional medicine that harnesses your body’s natural ability to heal. Our clinical team can use microbiome analysis to tell you about the health of your gut and your risk of various microbiome-related disorders. Contact us at (718) 866-3695 today to set an appointment and start your path to a healthier life.