Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

by Steven Sandberg-Lewis

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The Rome IV criteria refer to functional gastrointestinal conditions as “Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction”. These conditions are involved in an estimated 40% of patient visits to gastroenterologists. Naturopathic functional diagnosis and individualized treatment are uniquely suited for good outcomes with these disorders. In Functional Gastroenterology, Steven Sandberg-Lewis, ND, DHANP, draws on skills and knowledge he has built during four decades of Naturopathic practice and teaching. He articulates clinical pearls and presents a thorough review of the relevant published research. This text focuses on the underlying causes of functional GI disorders as well as their diagnosis, treatment and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692864661
Publisher: Steven Sandberg-Lewis
Publication date: 03/17/2017
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 611,971
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis is co-founder of the SIBO Center at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), Portland, Oregon. This center is one of only four centers in the USA for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth diagnosis, treatment, education and research. A professor at NUNM since 1985, he supervises clinical rotations at the NUNM Health Center, is a full-time faculty member teaching gastroenterology, advanced gastroenterology and GI physical medicine practicum. In addition, he maintains a part-time practice at 8 Hearts Health and Wellness in Portland.
Dr. Sandberg-Lewis' areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease (including microscopic colitis), irritable bowel syndrome (including post-infectious IBS), Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal and bile reflux (GERD), biliary dyskinesia, and chronic states of nausea and vomiting. He receives referrals of patients desiring naturopathic treatment options, often finding successful treatments to regain a balance in the digestive system.
He lectures frequently at functional medicine seminars, presents webinars and is frequently interviewed on issues of digestive health and disease. He is the author or co-author of several Townsend Letter award winning articles ("Hiatal Hernia Syndrome", "Dysbiosis Has a New Name", "Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Common but Overlooked Cause of IBS") and the author of the medical textbook, Functional Gastroenterology: Assessing and Addressing the Causes of Functional Digestive Disorders. He is a graduate of NUNM.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations




1 Functional Gastroenterology

2 The Enteric Nervous System, GI Hormones and Immunity

3 Flora and the GI Tract

4 Stress and Digestion

5 The ENS-CNS Axis, the Holobiome and the GI Metabolome

6 Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth:

Dysfunction Begins in the Small Bowel

7 Blood Sugar, Insulin, and the GI Tract

8 Functional GI Physical Exam Reflex Points and Muscle Testing

9 Lab Testing for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID)

10 Diets for the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Conditions

11 Homeotherapeutics for Gastrointestinal Conditions

12 Hiatal Hernia Syndrome

13 Gastric Secretion and Suppression

14 Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency

15 Ileocecal Valve Syndrome (IVCS)


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