From irritable bowel to foggy head, your gut plays a major role in your health and it takes multiple steps to heal a dysfunctional belly.

Remove any food allergens, bacteria, yeast or parasites that aren’t doing your body good.

Re-inoculate your belly with neighbors you want. Five pounds of friendly bacteria and yeast, called your microbiota, communicate with your brain.

Replace any missing components of digestive function like hormones, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Hydrochloric acid often gets a bad rap and is accused of such misdeeds as reflux and heartburn when it is more commonly not being produced in an amount that is needed to properly digest food. Replacing bad habits and behaviors with healthy ones would fit here too.

Repair the complex lining of the gut that protects your pristine inside world from the harsh and toxic outside world.

Restore the computer-like connection between the gut and the brain for better memory, focus, alertness and peace of mind.