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Best Gastrointestinal Treatment Doctor

Natural Gastrointestinal Treatment in Tampa

70% of your immune system is in your gut.

Heal your tummy by seeing Tampa's Best Natural GI Doctor

Best Gastrointestinal Treatment Doctor

Natural Gastrointestinal Treatment in Tampa

70% of your immune system is in your gut.

Heal your tummy by seeing Tampa's Best Natural GI Doctor

Natural Gastrointestinal Treatment in Tampa Bay

Natural gastrointestinal treatment doctors know that gut health issues are often the common denominator involved in many other health conditions. This is why they will always check for issues with the gut and heal them as needed. Sometimes they are a primary complaint and other times they are the hidden, underlying cause for other chronic conditions.

We offer powerful all-natural treatments for:

Our GI Doctors Will Heal your Gut Issues Naturally

For almost 30 years our gastrointestinal treatment doctors have offered effective all-natural gastrointestinal treatment in Tampa for all the common ailments of the gut and digestive tract.

Our GI doctors take a different approach, by locating and treating the underlying causes as opposed to merely masking the symptoms. Get proper gastrointestinal treatment in Tampa at LifeWorks Wellness Center.

Why So Many Patients Suffer from Gastrointestinal Issues?

Dietary Factors
Gastrointestinal disorders are particularly common in the western world. They can, in part, be attributed to the poor diet which millions of people follow. Too heavy in meat, dairy, wheat, starch, sugar, preservatives and additives, and low in fiber.

A poor diet can lead to irritation and inflammation which are precursors to gastrointestinal disorders.

Environmental Factors
Overuse of antibiotics is not recommended by tummy doctors in Tampa because it can allow bad bacteria to grow in the intestine which can lead to dysfunction. Similarly, toxins in foods can play a role. The prevalence of heavy metals in our environment is a factor. Heavy reliance on laxatives can cause the bowel muscles to weaken.

Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune diseases have been shown to directly related to many gut issues. Conditions like Crohn’s disease or any immune system dysfunction can leave the GI tract vulnerable to parasites, toxins, and antigens which can disrupt its normal functioning.

We Prefer Non-Invasive Procedures

Most conventional doctors start with invasive and sometimes unnecessary tests and procedures as the very first action. These procedures include

  • colonoscopy – inserting a lighted scope into either the patient’s rectum
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • upper GI endoscopy
  • ERCP
  • endoscopic ultrasound
  • liver biopsies

We Offer a Gentler More Natural Approach

You’ll have a different experience when you come for gastrointestinal treatment in Tampa Bay at LifeWorks.

Your range of symptoms will be evaluated. Not just the obvious ones such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and cramps. Other symptoms such as fatigue, allergies, candida, and so on can also indicate tummy health issues.

Then, one of our gastrointestinal treatment doctors will perform a functional evaluation to assess the functioning of each organ that may be potentially contributing to the symptoms.

Then a nutritional evaluation will be performed. This helps determine if nutritional deficiencies play a part in your condition.

Finding the Cause of Your Gut Issues

We will look for the underlying cause of your gut health issues. We do this with  non-invasive gut tests and diagnostics such as:

A functional stool test may also be ordered to evaluate the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • We will look for any inflammation in the gut.
  • We will evaluate enzyme activity in the pancreas.
  • We will determine if there is any bacterial overgrowth.
  • We will look for any intestinal parasites.
  • We will check the immune status in the gut.
  • We will evaluate the health of the gut microbiome.
  • and more!

Contact LifeWorks

727-466-6789
727-451-1010

Mon – Thurs: 9:00am – 5pm
Friday: 9:00am – 4pm
301 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
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    How to Heal Your Gut Naturally

    Every person’s situation is slightly different and gut issues tend to be multifactorial, setting off a “chain reaction” throughout the body, not only disrupting the gut but impacting other systems and organs of the body.

    For this reason it is important that the gastrointestinal treatment doctor handles all factors contributing to the condition to ensure the body begins to heal properly.

    Your gastrointestinal treatment plans could include one or more of the following:

    • dietary interventions,
    • addressing any food allergies,
    • killing off any microbial or yeast overgrowth,
    • healing the gut lining,
    • boosting mitochondrial function,
    • calming the immune system,
    • detoxifying the body,
    • nutritional supplementation
    • and other measures needed to restore the gut biome and rebalance the gastrointestinal tract.

    Resolve Your Gut Issues & Get Healthy

    LifeWorks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US.

    We have been offering natural gut and gastrointestinal treatment in Tampa for almost 3 decades.

    Our GI doctor commonly resolves gut issues that were not able to be resolved anywhere else.

    We have patients fly in from all over the world because they simply haven’t been able to achieve a resolution anywhere else.

    Belly and tummy issues are regularly resolved, using a gentle, non-invasive, all-natural approach.

    Make a GI Appointment Today!

    Contact our New Patient Coordinator at 727-466-6789 or simply submit an online web inquiry with your request.

    We look forward to speaking with you!

    Contact LifeWorks

    727-466-6789
    727-451-1010

    Mon – Thurs: 8:45am – 5pm
    Friday: 8:45am – 4pm
    301 Turner Street
    Clearwater, FL 33756

    Become A Patient

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      List of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders

      Gastrointestinal treatment prescribed by our tummy doctors in Tampa is always tailored to the specific disorder diagnosed. The most common gastrointestinal disorders include:

      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – occurs when the lining of the bowel becomes inflamed or damaged, causing diarrhea, abdominal pain and sometimes bleeding. Also known as spastic colon, IBS seems to be linked with food allergies, bacterial or yeast overgrowth, or nutritional deficiencies. Your gastrointestinal treatment doctor will look for specific symptoms.
      • Crohn’s Disease – widely believed to be an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s immune system is literally attacking itself, in this case the GI tract. Cells invade the intestines and produce inflammation which results in ulceration and thickening of the intestinal wall, which in turn leads to painful cramps.
      • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) – SIBO is a condition whereby an abnormally high level of bacteria is located in the small intestine. SIBO is a common cause of chronic diarrhea, malabsorption and nutritional deficiencies. Patients with SIBO may suffer from unintended weight loss, nutritional deficiencies, and osteoporosis. Our tummy doctors in Tampa will diagnose and treat SIBO rapidly using natural remedies.
      • Ulcerative Colitislike Crohn’s, this is identified as an autoimmune disease in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous. This can lead to cramps and diarrhea. Your gastrointestinal treatment doctor may recommend several categories of drugs for treating ulcerative colitis.
      • GERD – is the popular name for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. This is often caused by the action of a spiral-shaped bacterium called Helicohacter Pylori which uses its whip-like tail to burrow into the stomach or intestinal walls, causing discomfort. However, there are other additional common causes of GERD. Our experienced gastrointestinal treatment doctor can diagnose and efficiently treat GERD using alternative methods.
      • Celiac Disease – is another autoimmune disease which can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye and barley) leads to damage in the small intestine and means that nutrients cannot be properly absorbed.
      • Leaky Gut (also known as Increased Intestinal Permeability) When the intestinal lining becomes inflamed due to over-use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs, the structure of the lining can become damaged and gaps appear between the cells. This allows large particles and toxins to pass through the intestinal wall and escape into the body. Our gastrointestinal treatment Tampa can  treat leaky gut naturally.
      • Diverticulitisoften caused by a low-fiber diet. Without fiber, the colon has to work harder than normal to push the stool forward which can cause pouches to form in weak spots along the colon. Diverticulitis happens when feces get trapped in the pouches, leading to inflammation or infection. Our gastrointestinal treatment Tampa can prescribe several treatment protocols to rapidly heal diverticulitis.

      Understanding The Gastrointestinal (or GI) Tract

      The Gastrointestinal (or GI) tract actually begins in the mouth and travels all the way down through the body to the anus, running between 25 – 32 feet in length in adults.

      From the point at which food is swallowed, it is helped on its passage by a series of muscles that continuously contract, helping the food pass to the stomach and then into the colon.

      The GI tract includes

      • the oral cavity
      • pharynx
      • esophagus
      • stomach
      • the small intestine
      • large intestine
      • rectum
      • anus

      Common Gastrointestinal Conditions & Symptoms

      Before a gastrointestinal treatment program is recommended, a gastrointestinal treatment doctor will review with you the symptoms you have been having, your medical history and will perform any tests needed. Below you will find many of the common conditions and their associated symptoms.

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

      IBS is defined as abdominal pain or discomfort, along with a changed bowel habit (such as diarrhea or constipation), for 3 months or more. The abdomen is the same as the “stomach area.”

      Our tummy doctors in Tampa know that the symptoms may be different from person to person and can include:

      • Sharp stomach pain and cramps
      • Stomach gas and bloating
      • Alternating diarrhea and constipation
      • Mucus in the stool
      • Feeling of nausea after eating

      Crohn’s Disease Symptoms

      The most common areas affected by Crohn’s disease are the last part of the small intestine called the ileum and the colon. Crohn’s disease symptoms can range from mild to severe and may develop gradually or come on suddenly, without warning, and may include:

      • Diarrhea, due to excess fluid secreted by the intestine
      • Abdominal pain and cramping due to portions of the intestinal wall swelling and thickening with scar tissue
      • Blood in the stool caused by food passing through inflamed portions of the bowel
      • Ulcers which can grow through the intestinal walls and can cause severe pain
      • Reduced appetite and weight loss can be caused by severe cramping which can also prevent digestion and absorption of food

      Immediately contact our tummy doctors Tampa if you have any of these symptoms.

      Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

      This condition only affects the lining of the colon and no other part of the GI tract, but this does not make the symptoms any less severe than other gastrointestinal disorders. Common symptoms our GI doctor will look for are:

      • Loose bowel movements which may become increasingly urgent
      • Abdominal pain and blood in the stool
      • Bad cramps and rectal pain
      • An inability to move the bowel despite the urge to do so

      Our doctors will prescribe the best gastrointestinal treatment in Tampa for these symptoms.

      GERD Symptoms

      Our tummy doctors in Tampa know that the symptoms of GERD are classic stomach ulcer symptoms including:

      • A strong burning sensation
      • Intense pain in the mid-upper abdomen
      • Difficulty staying asleep in the early morning
      • Abnormal hunger

      Celiac Disease Symptoms

      The symptoms of Celiac disease are more varied than those of other gastrointestinal disorders and can affect many parts of the body. They include:

      • Arthritis
      • Fatigue
      • Bone or joint pain
      • Anemia
      • Depression or anxiety
      • Migraines
      • Disruption of the menstrual cycle
      • Itchy skin rash

      Our tummy doctors in Tampa should see you if you suffer from any of these symptoms.

      Leaky Gut Symptoms

      As with celiac disease symptoms, leaky gut can affect many areas of the body and symptoms our tummy doctors Tampa will look for may include:

      • Stomach gas and bloating
      • Seasonal allergies or asthma
      • Hormone imbalances
      • Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease
      • Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
      • Anxiety or depression
      • Skin issues
      • Diagnosis of candida
      • Food allergies
      • And many more

      Our tummy doctors Tampa will help you overcome these symptoms with the right treatment.

      Diverticulitis Symptoms

      Diverticulitis symptoms immediately detected by our tummy doctors tampa may last from a few hours to several days and may include:

      • Stomach pain, usually in the left lower side
      • Bloating and stomach gas
      • Fever and chills
      • Diarrhea or constipation
      • Nausea and vomiting
      • Lack of appetite

      Contact LifeWorks Wellnes Center to get efficient, all-natural gastrointestinal treatment in Tampa.

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      About Dr. Minkoff

      Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.