Do you or your child suffer from fatigue, migraines, thyroid or hormone imbalances, digestive issues, joint pain, difficulty paying attention, anxiety, eczema, or an inability to lose weight?
Do you wish you had a magic wand to solve your health problems? If so, you are in the right place.
Allow me to show you how to feel better…
A leaky gut refers to a condition that happens when the body is attacking food proteins and consequently, activating the immune system within the gut walls. This response creates inflammation and the release of harmful particles that damage the cellular functions of the gut walls, allowing harmful particles to leak out of the gut and into the bloodstream. This process can affect many areas of the body such as the skin, thyroid, reproductive organs, muscles, joints, and brain.
A leaky gut is caused by the gut attacking food proteins. The body does not recognize them and as a result, attacks them, thinking of them as invaders. This attack happens in the gut wall, creating an immune response that responds by releasing particles such as histamine and cytokines. Histamine can be the cause of health problems such as chronic allergies and gustatory rhinitis. Cytokines actually attack the cellular junctions within the walls of the gut, weakening them. The role of these cells is to open and close cellular spaces, allowing nutrients to pass from the gut into the bloodstream. However, when these cells become damaged, the spaces begin to remain open, allowing the wrong things to pass from the gut into the bloodstream such as food proteins, bacteria, and inflammatory particles. This is what we call a leaky gut. Once these harmful particles leak out, they can travel to many places within the body and create health problems.
I invite you to meet with me in my office or via telemedicine video style where we can discuss the health problems you or your child are experiencing. Whether you are struggling to get out of bed each morning, suffering from muscle and joint pain, or feeling like you are a hamster running frantically on a wheel, we will dive into your health issues and discover what is going on.
In this one-hour consultation, we will discuss your interest in discovering if you are suffering from a leaky gut which can create underlying health problems such as fatigue, depression, muscle and joint pain, inability to focus, thyroid imbalances, migraines, and more regarding functional medicine. I offer The Kind Gut® program, a very successful leaky gut program tailored to your type of gut problem that focuses on healing your gut walls and stopping the inflammation going on within, and state-of-the-art functional medicine lab testing. Together, we will also explore the best path for your health concern to get your health back.
Mario Fontes, AZ
“My story starts with me as a 57-year-old male with let’s say, a few health issues, and a worried wife. There I was a classic middle-aged male on the road to a short life like my parents; my mother went at 61 and my father went at 72. I had more issues than they did combine at 57 years old. I weighed 235 lbs and had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type II diabetes. My medicine regimen was 170 units of insulin a day, the maximum daily dose of Lipitor, four high blood pressure pills a day and, of course, 81 mg a day of aspirin. I almost forgot the best thing; I was using two Costco-sized containers of Tums a week for indigestion and heartburn.
My wife follows Dr. Lisa on Facebook because they were neighbors growing up. She kept saying to me that I should try her Kind Gut Diet. Me, being the older middle-aged grump I was, kept saying it was not worth it, or I have the knowledge, just not the drive. Well, she didn’t settle for my reply and bought the program for me for my 58th birthday.
I can only say thanks to my two favorite women: my wife for not quitting on me, and Dr. Lisa for being there to listen to me and for not quitting on me too. And I have to thank myself for not being the grumpy old middle-aged man and instead, realizing I didn’t have all the answers. I am so grateful I took the plunge to learn how to eat healthily, heal my gut and balance my vitamins, nutrients, and hormones.
Today, I weighed in at 218. My insulin dose is now 50 units a day and dropping, but not as fast because now I need to move! I sleep better. When I “cheat” I cheat once, not every meal. I still haven’t had a soda, but I did add green tea back into my life and, I’ve found other ways to modify my menus. My medical doctor is so pleased that my A1C went from 7.3 to 6.2, my cholesterol was down, my blood pressure was down and I no longer needed the two Costco-size bottles of Tums.
He was so pleased that just three weeks of being on Dr. Lisa’s Kind Gut® program, he told me if I keep up my new healthy lifestyle and amazing lab results for my two next monthly visits in his office (when you are as sick as I was you have monthly medical checkups), I can change my monthly visits to YEARLY! This program is life-changing and my favorite saying now is; I didn’t gain it all in a month, so I’m not going to lose it all in a month. I am patient because I am happy again. I feel better!” ~ Mario Fontes, AZ