Gastrointestinal “All disease begins in the gut,” -Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine


The gut is our interface to the world. We take external nutritional information in the form of food and ingest it, integrate it, and excrete it through the sophisticated technology called the digestive system. The digestive system is central to our well-being from maintaining our energy level to having a clear mind, and integral to our everyday function, which is why at Whole Gut Health we are committed to providing comprehensive care that goes way beyond just managing symptoms. We see some of the most common gastrointestinal symptoms that seem to be so hard to treat, with people struggling for years with constipation, pain, or heartburn.
We also see rare and serious conditions and help our patients have a deeper understanding of the root causes of their illness and potential underlying triggers. We use our holistic approach to help restore balance and improve overall digestive health to help our patients reach their health goals.

The digestive system is a complex network of organs, enzymes, and microorganisms that work together to break down and absorb nutrients, eliminate waste, and maintain overall health. When this delicate system is disrupted, it can manifest through various symptoms that affect comfort, digestion, and overall quality of life.


At Whole Gut Health and Wellness Center, we believe in taking a holistic approach to gastrointestinal health. We recognize that symptoms are not isolated occurrences but manifestations of underlying imbalances within the body. We strongly stand by the “food is medicine” approach and guide each patient with clear, simple, and strategic dietary changes to support and heal the gut and the rest of the body. By addressing the root causes and considering the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and environment, we can provide comprehensive and personalized care to our patients.

Dr. Alexandra Shustina, a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist, and the team at Wiiole Gut Heolth combine the best of conventional medicine with evidence-based natural therapies and lifestyle interventions. We take the time to understand your unique situation, listen to your concerns, and conduct thorough evaluations to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms.

Gastrointestinal Symptoms We Regularly Encounter

Beyond focusing solely on symptom management, our holistic approach aims to restore balance and optimize your digestive health. We believe that true healing encompasses not only physical aspects but also emotional and lifestyle factors. By addressing these factors, we can help you achieve long-lasting improvements and empower you to take an active role in your well-being.

Our practice helps with a wide range of gastrointestinal symptoms, including;

  • • Abdominal pain
  • • Belching
  • • Bloating
  • • Constipation
  • • Crohn's disease
  • • Diarrhea
  • • Diverticulosis
  • • Gallbladder disease
  • • GERD/heartburn
  • • H. pylori infection
  • • IBS
  • • Leaky gut
  • • Liver disease
  • • Parasites
  • • SIBO
  • • Swallowing
  • • Disorders
  • • Ulcerative colitis
  • • Ulcers.

We treat the person, not just the symptoms. We know that symptoms are fire alarms alerting us to the root cause. If we merely turn off the alarm, we may feel better temporarily, but the cause of the alarm has not been removed. The house is still on fire. We examine the symptoms, lifestyle, personal history, and life traumas, shedding light on the potential causes, associated conditions, and effective treatment approaches.

By focusing on the root causes rather than just symptom management, we aim to restore balance and promote optimal digestive health. Our goal is not only to alleviate symptoms but also to enhance overall well-being and quality of life. We believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools they need to actively participate in their healing process.

At Whole Gut Health and Wellness Center, we believe that a holistic approach to gastrointestinal health involves addressing not only physical symptoms but also emotional and lifestyle factors. We encourage healthy eating habits, stress reduction techniques, regular exercise, and mindfulness practices to support your overall well-being.

The care you receive at our practice will provide more than just help with your current problem; the tools we provide can benefit you for a lifetime. Don't let gastrointestinal symptoms hold you back from living a vibrant, fulfilling life, and take the first step towards optimal digestive health by scheduling an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for our gastrointestinal treatment. Together, we can work towards restoring balance, improving your symptoms, and helping you achieve long-term digestive wellness.