Your digestive system influences whole-body health, which means problems with digestion can affect how you feel. Dr. Mohammad Shegeft, Dr. Sidney Cruz, and the team at Connect Integrative Medicine in Edmonds, Washington, specialize in digestive wellness. They provide plans that improve conditions affecting the digestive system, benefitting overall health and wellness. To learn more about digestive wellness, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

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What is digestive wellness?

Your digestive tract plays a significant role in overall health and well-being. It helps your body digest, absorb nutrients, remove waste, influence hormone levels, and protect you from disease.

Your digestive tract is also home to trillions of microbes that support digestion and immune health and may protect you from chronic disease.

Connect Integrative Medicine is a primary care practice that focuses on health promotion and disease prevention. The team specializes in digestive wellness, diagnosing and treating conditions that affect digestive health and function.

Who benefits from digestive wellness?

The team at Connect Integrative Medicine provides digestive wellness services to treat conditions that affect digestion. You may benefit from digestive wellness if you have:

Food allergies

Food allergies are common and cause a wide range of symptoms. The team at Connect Integrative Medicine provides digestive wellness programs to help you manage your food intolerances and sensitivities.

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

SIBO is a condition where you have too much bacteria in your small bowel. You may develop SIBO from any problem that affects your digestive tract, such as a change in motility or the amount of bile and enzymes in your small intestine.

SIBO can cause symptoms like bloating, diarrhea or constipation. It may affect food digestion and absorption. With digestive wellness, the Connect Integrative Medicine team aims to reduce the pathological bacteria in your small intestine, improving gut health and symptoms.


In addition to bacteria, your digestive tract is also home to yeast microorganisms. If you have an overgrowth of yeast, it may cause indigestion, gas, and bloating.

At Connect Integrative Medicine, the team can determine if yeast overgrowth is causing your digestive symptoms and develop a plan to restore balance.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn

GERD is a chronic condition that occurs when the contents of your stomach reflux up into your esophagus, causing heartburn. The Connect Integrative Medicine team provides integrative and holistic care to improve heartburn and GERD symptoms. They also provide specialized testing, like EsoGuard, to detect abnormal cells in the esophagus that may lead to cancer.

What can I expect from digestive wellness?

You can expect personalized care from digestive wellness at Connect Integrative Medicine. The team does a thorough history and physical before making any specific recommendations. They may also run lab tests to understand the cause of your digestive symptoms better.

Once they understand your digestive problem, the team creates your digestive wellness plan, which may include dietary counseling, nutraceuticals, stress management, and an exercise program.

At Connect Integrative Medicine, the team focuses on your whole health. To find out more about digestive wellness, call or schedule an appointment online today.