Georgia Foti: Digestive Health Naturopath
After struggling with her own digestive health for years, unable to find any clear answers or relief from conventional medical care Georgia went to see a Naturopath.
Georgia grew up in a family who were always inclined to deal with health in a holistic way, so this seemed like the next step and an important avenue to explore!
Georgia instantly felt as though her practitioner was there to listen, was willing to help get to the bottom of things, ready to trial and explore options (some really simple and non-invasive testing and treatment protocols) and most importantly not dismiss her discomfort just because it didn’t fit into the diagnostic criteria for a disease. This sparked a passion for natural medicine in Georgia.
It wasn’t long after this that Georgia enrolled in the degree and was on her way to becoming a naturopath. Since that first appointment and throughout her degree Georgia has come to understand that Naturopathic health care (in conjunction with conventional medical care) really provides the most comprehensive and supportive care for the whole patient.
Georgia now feels really passionate about helping people identify what is getting in their body’s way, communicating with other health professionals to help put the pieces together and supporting your body’s innate ability to heal.
Bringing your digestive system back into alignment is one of the first things Georgia address Naturopathically, as we know it has a massive impact on the rest of our body’s health.
Before identifying the most suitable treatment approach for you, Georgia likes to investigate the following;
- Are you able to break down and digest the food you are eating? (Is your body producing enough saliva, enzymes and HCL?)
- Are you intolerant to certain foods?
- Is the lining of your digestive tract compromised? (compromising immune system function)
- Is your microbiome in balance? (Flow on effects to immune system, mood and energy levels)
- Is your peristalsis or digestive tract motility moving efficiently?
- Are you eliminating waste products effectively?
This information will help Georgia piece together a comprehensive picture of not only your digestive function but your OVERALL health. This is because it can tell us how well your body can produce and absorb vitamins and minerals, how your hormones are regulated and your body’s ability to eliminate toxins.
Georgia can extract much of this information during a consultation by asking questions and when we need to dig a little deeper, we can find out even more with a range of different testing options available.