Your gut health has a direct effect on your wellbeing. If you feel bloated, gassy, nauseous, or often experience constipation or diarrhea, you’d benefit from a review of your gut health. Dietary, hormonal, and lifestyle interventions can help heal digestion and lead to a better quality of life. Dr. Julie Taylor offers a functional medicine approach to your digestive health at her practice, Julie Taylor MD Center for Functional Medicine, located in Pasadena, California.
If you’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome or unexplained digestive problems, Dr. Taylor can help get to the root of your poor gut health. Even if you don’t have a diagnosis, but you experience chronic bloating, belching, gas, reflux, or regular diarrhea, you’d benefit from a consultation with Dr. Taylor.
Sometimes, gut health issues show up in ways you wouldn’t expect. Rashes, mood issues, autoimmune disorders, and food intolerances are possible symptoms of poor gut health.
As a functional medical practitioner, Dr. Taylor recognizes that treating the gut first can often resolve a lot of underlying health problems, even if you don’t have overt digestive symptoms. Issues such as leaky gut, food intolerances, and nutrient malabsorption are often the source of your health concerns.
Imbalances in hormones, including thyroid, estrogen, and progesterone, can negatively affect your gut health. Bioidentical hormone therapy helps correct irregularities in these hormones and can often lead to the resolution of your gut problems.
Leaky gut has been linked to a number of chronic diseases and uncomfortable conditions, many seemingly unrelated to your digestive tract. With leaky gut syndrome, the junctions in your intestines that prevent toxins, microbes, and undigested food from slipping into your bloodstream are weak. As a result, these foreign bodies get directly into your system and cause inflammation in your body that can manifest as a number of different symptoms, including aches and pains, allergies, asthma, sleep disorders, and headaches.
During your first appointment, Dr. Taylor spends an hour talking with you about all of your health concerns, health goals, lifestyle habits, and diet. During this consult, she’ll dive deeper into what may be causing your gut-related symptoms. From there, she will recommend testing which will give her a comprehensive look at the root causes of your gastrointestinal symptoms.
Dr. Taylor will then be able to develop a customized gut health protocol for you which is often times a series of herbal antibiotics, followed by a combination of prebiotics, probiotics and supplements designed to restore a healthy gut flora. She may also recommend seeing our Registered Dietitian who is experienced in providing guidance on eating properly for your gut.
"I feel so grateful to have found Dr. Taylor. Not only is she an intelligent and knowledgable doctor, she has taken thoughtful care of me and my individual needs."
"She is a great doctor, great credentials, a passion for her work and is generous with her time and attention to my worries , questions and fears."
"Dr. Julie is great at creating a welcoming atmosphere for new patients. I typically dread doctor visits, but the staff and atmosphere is very welcoming."
"The office is beautiful and the service is catered to perfection. Thank you for the beautiful experience I will be back for more."
"I came here after being a little sick from food poisoning and needed to get my fluids back in check. The interior is extremely clean and very peaceful."
"She is great to go to for women especially because she understands the female body let's face it we are more complicated and need someone who understands what going on."
"I had a wonderful experience. Barb administered the IV drip for both me and my boyfriend. She was very relaxing, and knowledgable."
"Wonderful location, parking is easy, staff is great and I was in and out in a couple minutes for my injections! Loved the whole experience!"