Digestive Disorders

  • When I was first introduced to functional medicine, one of the new concepts we discussed was the microbiome.

     

    Back in 1995 this was barely mentioned in conventional medicine, and if talked about the microbiome or probiotics with colleagues, they would respond that there was little evidence they were of any significance. 

     

    The value of probiotics in digestive health was ignored by both general physicians and gastroenterologists. At best, people were told to consume yogurt because it was rich in lactobacillus.