Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa


The Gut Feeling
Heal the Gut. Heal The Body.

When you are feeling more than just a gut feeling but have heartburn, bloating, gas or have to run urgently to the bathroom at a moment’s notice, life can be difficult. Just planning normal daily activities like going to work, traveling, or socializing becomes stressful and or embarrassing. Over time, chronic digestive problems can cascade into fatigue1, depression2,3 brain fog4-6,weight gain 7,8; hormone imbalance9, joint pain10, cardiovascular disease 11-13 or even acne14. You search the internet and go from doctor to doctor seeking help but don’t find long-term solutions.

You are not alone, and It doesn’t have to be this way.

the revivelife approach

The GI tract is linked to your skin, is a host to more than 70% of your immune system16 and 90% of your serotonin (your sleep and happy hormone).16,17 as well as other key neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine for memory and concentration, dopamine for motivation, and the partners GABA and glutamate which promote relaxation and intellect.18,19 Poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, stress, toxins and drugs are a few causes linked to digestive imbalance.

Finding solutions to your digestive imbalance may be more than “just taking a probiotic”. We take a deeper dive with functional testing and use the latest strategies in therapies in our health-tool kit that may include:

  • Acupuncture: It helps to reset the digestive system.
  • Targeted Probiotics: Lactobacillus reuteri DSMZ 17648: has also been shown to reduce H. pylori bacteria that is often associated with gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancer
  • Targeted Digestive Enzymes: Deficiencies of enzymes such as protease necessary for breaking down protein commonly occur with the aging process. Assessment and tailoring which enzyme you need are vital for optimal digestion.
  • Gentian: This herb stimulates bile, reduces the loss of appetite, diarrhea, gas, bloating, heartburn and nausea.20

Ultimately the goal is for the body to heal and learn how to digest again on its own, free from medications or supplements, allowing you to live life again, healthy, happy, and empowered.


  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal Fissures
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Fructose Intolerance
  • Gallstones
  • Gas/Bloating
  • Heartburn/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pylori
  • Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Leaky Bowel Syndrome (LBS)
  • Low HCL
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Ulcers
  • Yeast Overgrowth


Additional digestive conditions therapies and tailored test options are available based on need.

Be sure to check out Revivelife’s blog and videos on digestive wellness.

Do you have a question? Are you unsure if we are the right fit for you?

Schedule Your New Client Complimentary Discovery Call.

Many insurance providers cover Naturopathic Care. Please check with your provider for the details.

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