The elimination or low allergy diet is a must try.
Functional medicine tests recommended include food sensitivities and allergies, celiac and gluten intolerance, the comprehensive digestive stool analysis. This latter test looks at markers of inflammation, digestion and absorption. It also looks at levels of good bacteria, bad bacteria, yeast and parasites. Testing for nutritional deficiencies is recommended so that an individualized and targeted supplemental regimen can be prescribed.
Diet and lifestyle recommendations are always part of the prescription to lower inflammation in any patient. This is the Mediterranean diet and a program for exercise, stress reduction and a plan to avoid excess alcohol, caffeine, and finally stop any other substance abuse.
Addressing toxicity is also part of the approach to treating inflammation. So it is important to rule out the presence of heavy metal burden in your body. Prescribing a detoxification program utilizing the Nurse Georgie Health is also sometimes necessary for some patients.