Gastrointestinal Health

Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor located in Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA

Gastrointestinal Health

Gastrointestinal Health services offered in Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA

Board-Certified Naturopathic Doctor Matthew Cavaiola, ND at Best Naturopathic Medicine is an  expert at discovering the root cause of your chronic gastrointestinal conditions and he uses novel, integrative and comprehensive treatments to manage your gastrointestinal conditions effectively. At the Santa Monica, California office, Dr. Cavaiola makes diet and lifestyle recommendations, helps to restore balance to your microbiome and uses evidence-based gut repair protocols to help you with conditions like gas/bloating, diarrhea, constipation, SIBO, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis. Book your appointment online or call the office today.

Are you suffering from gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn or have you been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis? Gastrointestinal disorders are the most common reasons why people visit their doctors, however, most patients never get the answers they need to permanently fix their problems.

This makes the novel treatments offered at Best Naturopathic Medicine more crucial than ever before.

When it comes to gastrointestinal health, discovering the root cause is one of the most critical aspects of your care. There are many known underlying reasons why gastrointestinal problems begin. Naturopathic Doctors are experts at looking beyond the standardized tests, using an outside the box approach to discover why you are sick.

Some of the most important factors that the Board Certified Naturopathic Doctors at Best Naturopathic Doctors investigate are diet and lifestyle imbalance, environmental toxin exposure, viral infections, food sensitivities, microbiome imbalance, and leaky gut. 

Most gastrointestinal problems are undertreated and misdiagnosed for years, causing confusion and frustration. This is because most treatment options, like anti-inflammatory  medications, antibiotics and even antidepressants don’t address the root cause, and some treatments can even worsen the problem.

If you or your loved one has a newly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition or have been battling one for years, now is the time to take a patient-centered, holistic, and integrative approach.

Some of the gastrointestinal problems that the board-certified Naturopathic Doctors at Best Naturopathic Medicine treat include: 

  • Chronic distention or gas/bloating
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulosis/diverticulitis 

What is included in treatment for gastrointestinal conditions?

The board-certified Naturopathic Doctors at Best Naturopathic Medicine, take a deep dive to investigate the reasons that have brought you in.  They spend time to understand your health timeline seeking clues to the origins of your concerns and often recommend standard and specialized lab tests that provide a holistic picture of your health.

Some specialized integrative tests include leaky gut testing, comprehensive stool analysis, food sensitivity testing, SIBO testing and neurotransmitter testing. Once your testing is complete, a customized treatment plan is developed to address the root causes and help you move towards optimal health. 

Treatments for gastrointestinal problems may include:   

  • Diet and lifestyle recommendations
  • Targeted probiotic supplementation
  • Evidence-based gut healing protocols
  • Detoxification
  • IV Nutritional Therapy
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 

As part of your individualized treatment plan, your board-certified Naturopathic Doctor might also recommend Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), including testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, thyroid hormone, and low-dose hydrocortisone.

What tests and products are used in gastrointestinal health treatments?

The Naturopathic Doctors at Best Naturopathic Medicine believe in using a comprehensive array of the most accurate and effective specialized lab tests and the highest-quality nutraceuticals available. They understand that the quality of tests and vitamins, minerals and herbs is critical to understand the root cause of and best treat gastrointestinal disorders. 

Best Naturopathic Medicine believes that no matter how long you have been experiencing or severe your gastrointestinal problems, your body has the innate wisdom to return to a state of vibrancy. They want you to be able to feel your best and be your best! 


Are you ready to feel great again? Don’t wait another moment! Call Best Naturopathic Medicine to schedule a gastrointestinal treatment consultation, or book one online today.