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Gut Health:

In Depth

What it is | How it helps

Struggling with relentless and painful gut issues?

Have you been wrestling with IBS/IBD, brain fog, skin problems such as acne, rashes and psoriasis, depression, anxiety, diabetes or general digestive complaints like diarrhea and constipation? Are you becoming increasingly sensitive to the foods that you eat? Don’t lose hope. Mindful Nutrition NW is here to help.


At Mindful Nutrition NW, we firmly believe that Nutritional Therapy is the foundation of health. As nutrition professionals, we seek to honor the healing priorities of the body while addressing the imbalances within. We combine the tools of our trade including dietary changes that support the body's foundations, lifestyle recommendations and pharmaceutical grade supplement support to successfully help clients feel better.


Most clients come to us with complex, life limiting gut symptoms. As a Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Vicki is able to employ testing to shed light on the source of the problem. We rely on specialized lab tests including a stool test which analyzes the gut microbiome, food sensitivity testing and blood work to help expose the root cause of client symptoms.


Mindful Nutrition NW: Here to create your personalized gut healing protocol.


Combining advanced clinical tools with information gained during the investigation process, Vicki is able to create a robust, 12-16 week highly customized healing protocol designed to restore gut balance plus identify and hopefully eliminate adverse food reactions that prevent the body from healing on its own. Often these protocols are able to resolve even the most complicated gastrointestinal issues, alleviating the most bothersome symptoms and allowing clients to get back to feeling like themselves again.

Development of a therapeutic gastrointestinal healing protocol includes:

  • Removal of dietary stressors​ identified on MRT

  • Support for optimal digestive function

  • Pathogen eradication

  • Gut healing

  • Microbiome strengthening

  • Reintroduction of foods

  • Ongoing support as necessary


Advanced Testing for Deep Gut Restoration: Test, don't guess!

The goal of deep gut restoration is to restore GI function and integrity through testing and interpretation of comprehensive findings.


We prefer the GI-MAP from Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory because it is a unique, state of the art stool test that uses qPCR technology to detect and quantify the DNA of pathogens in the gut, viruses, bacterial overgrowth, parasitic infection, dysbiosis, digestive dysfunction and beyond. 

No gut healing protocol can be complete without the ability to identify and remove food and chemical sensitivities. We identify adverse food reactions using the Mediator Release Test, MRT, from Oxford Medical Technologies. 

Gut health impacts your total health.​ As you already know, if your gut is miserable, you will be too! Let Mindful Nutrition NW help you find the relief you've been longing for.

Final Note


Please realize that some recommended supplements are not intended for long-term use, and your nutritional requirements will change as your deficiencies are brought back into balance with the recommendations. For these reasons, maintenance check-ins are recommended at least twice a year.


Reaching optimal health requires sincere commitment, lifestyle changes, and a positive attitude. If you are not willing to change how you eat and live, Nutritional Therapy may not be the right approach for you. Since every human being is unique on a biochemical level, we cannot guarantee any specific result from our program.

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