Digestive Health

Understanding Digestive Health

The Digestive System is a group of organs that work together to change the food we eat into the energy and nutrients our body needs. Our digestive system breaks down the carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and vitamins we consume, and which are then absorbed into the bloodstream, are carried to cells throughout the body. Nutrients provide the cells in our bodies with the energy that is needed for us to grow and repair. Everything in our body from our hormones to our heart requires the nutrients from the digestive process to work correctly.

Sometimes, one or more parts of the digestive system do not work properly, causing anything from minor discomfort to serious health issues. Some common digestive system problems people experience are:

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux occurs when our stomach acid or bile flows back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms. Most people have experienced acid reflux at some point in their life. When acid reflux happens more than twice per week, the condition is referred to gastroesophageal rueful disease (GERD).

Symptoms of acid reflux and GERD include:

  • dry cough
  • sore throat
  • nausea
  • burping
  • trouble swallowing
  • a sour taste at the back of the mouth
  • a burning sensation in the chest (heartburn)
  • regurgitation of food or sour liquid
  • feeling a lump in your throat

Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS)

IBS is a collection of symptoms that affect the large intestine, causing extreme abdominal discomfort and pain. It is a chronic condition that must be managed with long term treatment. Most individuals can control their symptoms by modifying their nutritional intake and changing lifestyle habits.

Symptoms of IBS:

  • abdominal pain or cramps
  • gas
  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • mucous in the stool

Maintaining Digestive Health

Heather Kempton at Optimal Life in Coquitlam helps individuals to identify changes that need to be made to one’s nutritional intake that may be contributing to unwanted digestive symptoms. In working with Heather you will gain insight on how your current mindset and nutritional choices are impacting your overall health and psychological state while being provided with the tools to achieve your identified goals.

This personalized 2 week program includes:
  • nutrition consult with lifestyle assessment – 60 minutes
  • comprehensive analysis: identify underlying health issues and psychological/behavioural patterns associated with nutrition
  • performance goals are discussed and assessed
  • personalized nutritional program with 7 day nutrition plan, grocery list and supplement recommendation
  • access to Heather Kempton (email or telephone) for two weeks after consultation

Nutrition Mindset$140
This personalized 30 day program includes:
  • nutrition consult and lifestyle assessment (identifying behaviours that have contributed to current nutritional habits) - 60 minutes
  • comprehensive analysis: identifying underlying health issues, as well as, psychological and behavioural patterns associated with nutrition
  • weekly check-ins to discuss progress and possible changes required
  • weekly nutrition plan with macro breakdown and recommended calories, recommended types of foods and supplements
  • performance review and clinical coaching towards attaining identified goals
  • macro nutrient timing schedule based on your goals and performance needs
  • access to clinical expertise and resources focused on information pertaining to mindset, performance and nutrition access to whole food recipes and blog articles focused on mindset, performance, nutrition

Nutrition Optimization$240
This personalized 60 day program includes:
  • nutrition consult and lifestyle assessment (identifying behaviours that have contributed to current nutritional habits) - 60 minutes
  • comprehensive analysis: identifying underlying health issues, as well as, psychological and behavioural patters associated with nutrition
  • weekly progress check-ins (email or phone) to discuss experience and possible changes that need to be made
  • weekly nutrition plan with macro breakdown, recommended calories, recommended types of foods and supplementation
  • unlimited access via email, text, or phone calls
  • performance review and goal setting associated with overall performance
  • macro nutrient timing scheduled based on your goals and performance needs
  • access to clinical expertise and resources pertaining to mindset, performance and nutrition
  • access to recipes and blog articles focused on mindset, performance, nutrition
  • a stress management plan unique to your lifestyle
  • a self care plan unique to your lifestyle
  • clinical resources for individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, addiction, disordered eating, burnout, low self esteem, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Nutrition Performance$440

Optimal Life provides customized nutritional and mindset educational workshops and presentations to private groups and corporate clients upon request.
Please contact Heather Kempton directly for additional information and pricing estimates.

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