Long Island Leaky Gut Solution
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Long Island Leaky Gut
The Optimum U
1955 Merrick Road, Suite 204
Merrick, NY 11566
Struggling With IBS, Bloating or Abdominal Discomfort & Not Sure Where To Turn Next?
One Of The BIGGEST Culprits Of Chronic Digestive Problems Is Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)!
Long Island, NY Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society. Research has shown that up to 50% of chronic complaints in the U.S. can be linked back to leaky gut.  We call it a functional intestinal disorder and your doctor is NOT checking you for it!

Let's explored this a little further...
Think of the lining of your digestive tract like a net with extremely small holes in it. Your gut lining works as a barrier to keep out larger particles...proteins and other foreign substances from entering your blood stream.

When somebody has Leaky Gut, the intestinal lining or "net" gets damaged which can even cause bigger holes to develop. This causes even more particles through such as gluten, undigested food particles, bad bacteria and other toxic waste products. This ultimately causes an immune reaction and a downward spiral in your overall health.

Leaky gut syndrome is found in obesity, autoimmune diseases, over training, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, eosinophilic espohagitis, and the most common disease of the GI tract today called GERD. GERD = gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Leaky gut is also a feature of many psychiatric diseases. Anorexia and bulimia come to mind, as well as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and SIBO are both linked to a Leaky Gut!
What Causes Leaky Gut?
Here are some of the major causes of leaky gut...
  •  Food Allergies, Sensitivities & Intolerances - This seems to be a recurring theme with a lot of health challenges.  We need to remove foods that are harming your intestinal lining and ultimately causing an immune reaction.
  •  Chemical Toxins - Glyphosate is a weed killer that is in most foods we eat and it has been linked to leaky gut.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3945755/
  •  Stress - Heightened stress hormones put a complete stop to digestion since your body wants you to deal with the stressor (work, relationships, finances - whatever your stressors may be).
  •  Low Levels of Pancreatic Enzymes - Digestive Enzymes are so important & are imperative in the digestive process. Once you have intestinal permeability this will only worsen the issue.
  •  Dysbiosis - Having microbial imbalances in your gut will weaken your GI system, making it less effective, prone to inflammation and weakening your natural defense system.  We do careful stool testing to see this.
  •  Large meals - Overeating will overwhelm your digestive system.
  •  Medications - Prescription antibiotics are indiscriminate killers - they kill the bad as well as the healthy bacteria. Frequent use of anti-inflammatory meds such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc. can often damage the gut lining.
  •  Alcohol - Alcohol compromises gut health, particularly on an empty stomach. Alcohol abuse makes people much more susceptible to a compromised gut.

What's The Solution?
This is the "General" protocol we've been using with patients for years! Remember, your body is a self healing / self regulating organism. You simply need to find and FIX the underlying cause and "Live The Solution"!  Each patient is unique and treatment is based completely on their circumstances.

You don't need a pill, you need a D-R-R-H structured program!

It takes up to a year to heal a leaky gut and it must be done in a way that addresses the problem in steps.  We first work on Digestion, then we Remove the things causing irritation, then we focus on Replacing healthy bacteria (probiotics), and we work on Healing the gut lining .  When done properly, this can be life changing.

Below Is A Functional Stool Testing Report!

If you have not had a test like this, you could be missing the cause of your problems!
Remember - We Help Patients All Across Long Island!
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What's The Next Step?
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Dr. Mike Gruttadauria

Dr. Michael Gruttadauria is an internationally renowned clinician who has been serving his profession and patients from around the world since 1992. Dr. Gruttadauria began his quest to be the best clinician he could be as a Doctor of Chiropractic. This training coupled with his lifelong pursuit of sports and bodybuilding allowed him to gain a holistic perspective on health which he brings to each and every patient. He holds Board Certification in Chiropractic Neurology through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and is on the Advisory Board of Functional Medicine University.
Dr. Gruttadauria has blended his background in nutrition, neurology and sports medicine with years of advanced post doctorate training in Functional Medicine and lifestyle management. He cross-trains his studies to provide a comprehensive and unique approach to his patients’ care. He has most recently taken courses in bio and neurofeedback in Princeton, NJ. He has participated in the postdoctoral program for Traumatic Brain Injury, and has completed advanced studies in the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders through the Carrick Institute for Postdoctoral Education. He is able to assist in the non-pharmaceutical treatment of these conditions in all age groups. He has worked with numerous high school, college and professional athletes in their quest to maximize their neuromusculoskeletal system and has assisted in their recovery from injuries.
He has worked alongside integrative psychologists and a neuropsychiatrist to develop a comprehensive approach to treating patients with chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression which has been incredibly successful.
His role as CEO and Director of The Optimum U, allows him to take people from wherever they are in their healthcare journey to a place of vibrant health and happiness through lifestyle modification, diet, functional medicine, exercise and positive thinking. www.TheOptimumU.com 
Dr. Mike has appeared numerous times in television interviews on healthcare topics such as MTHFR, migraines, depression and autism.
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The Optimum U
1955 Merrick Road, Suite 204
Merrick, NY 11566

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