Solutions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Leaky Gut. Finally.

Don’t Spend Another Day Feeling Controlled by IBS.


Unique Integrative Approach

If you’re looking for a solution that addresses the root cause and integrates the various reasons why you have IBS, you’re in the right spot. You might have been told that there’s nothing that can be done to help you, which probably isn’t further from the truth. Our ability to eliminate your IBS is real because our office locates and addresses each source to your problem. No cover-up pill is needed with our unique approach.


Personalized Patient Care

By thinking outside the box and applying well-grounded science and research in gut physiology, we’ve put together our most advanced care in place for you. Our formula is highly specific: find the root cause and apply specific metabolic and neurological care. Simply put: personalized and patient-specific care gives your gut the ability to heal. We evaluate the Brain-Gut Axis as well, a commonly forgotten source to your IBS.


IBS Symptoms

  • Constipation and/or Diarrhea
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Frequent bloating or distention after eating
  • Belching/burping/gas
  • Fullness during and after meals
  • Difficulty digesting fruits and vegetables
  • Stomach pain or burning
  • Heartburn or need for anti-acid medications

6 Main Causes of IBS

Let’s face it, the long-term solution for IBS handles the real reasons why you have it. In most cases, we’ve found any and all of these to be the main culprit of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

  1. Leaky Gut Syndrome
  2. SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
  3. Food Sensitivities
  4. GI Infections (parasites, bacteria, yeast/fungus)
  5. Gut Inflammation
  6. Impaired Brain-Gut Axis

Get Back To Feeling Like Yourself Again.

Understanding The 6 Main Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastrointestinal problems can be a menace. They can get in the way you live your life and make you nervous to even leave the comfort of your home. IBS is commonly misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and improperly managed. At our office we look at the entire person and address the underlying root causes that give you the answers you’ve been looking for.


Leaky Gut Syndrome

Also known as Intestinal Permeability, this occurs when the tight junctions within your gut barrier break down due to dozens of potential factors.  This becomes a highway for chronic inflammation, reactions to foods, bloating, chronic pain throughout the body and is responsible for the long list of gut symptoms.


Gastrointestinal Infections

The stomach and colon are prone to be a host for bad infections such as bacteria, yeast/fungus, or parasites. These infections deplete healthy bacteria (probiotic) and will lead to chronic inflammation in the gut and potentially create Leaky Gut Syndrome. These infections have been shown to cause the wide variety of gastrointestinal symptoms you are experiencing.


SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)

Just as the name suggests, this is due to an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. An over-population of this bacteria can lead to either constipation or diarrhea, but the hallmark of this health problem is bloating with carbohydrates, sugars and fiber-rich foods.


Gastrointestinal Inflammation

Research has shown that 80% of your immune system lives in your gut. Inflammation is the result of your immune system trying to fight an invader, however inflammation destroys your gastrointestinal lining and massively increases your chances of an autoimmune disease.  There are many known autoimmune diseases that attack your intestinal lining. 


Food Sensitivities

For some individuals, certain food groups can lead to gut symptoms.  Specific blood tests can be done to determine if there is certain food(s) that are creating your gastrointestinal problem.  Chronic exposure to these foods can create Leaky Gut Syndrome and increase levels of inflammation throughout your body.


Impaired Brain-Gut Axis

Your brain and gut are directly connected through your nervous system and immune system.  However, 90% of your brain output is to the brainstem so that it can control automatic processes like heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, etc. Your brain communicates with your gut so that it can produce digestive enzymes, create blood flow, and have intestinal motility for digestion of foods.

Meet the Doctor and his Unique Integrative Approach

“I’m Lucas Gafken DC, DACNB and I want to share some extremely important information in regards to IBS and it’s root causes here in America.  I take a unique approach that is research-based and at the forefront of health care.  As one of just a dozen national speakers for Dr. Datis Kharrazian (author of ‘Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal’) and Apex Seminars, my natural approach, management and therapies reflect the most up-to-date and cutting-edge approach in the world of functional medicine and functional neurology.  Taking a look at the whole person, listening to their symptoms, and addressing the underlying root cause is exactly how I’m able to help patients.”

“As a chiropractic neurologist and an authority in functional medicine, I’ve seen the healing potential my patients have when we address the real reasons why their health is so poor. The avenue for success in our office is due to our abiltiy to evaluate the whole person. A complex web of interaction occurs between the nervous system, immune system, and endocrine (hormone) system and when these three systems lose appropriate communication you are left with constipation and/or diarrhea, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, headaches, brain fog and fatigue that doesn’t fully heal from medications.”

Brain-Gut Axis

One of the most commonly overlooked areas of involvement in most digestive issues would be the brain. You see, the majority of brain function is to control your internal organ function, the gut included. An unhealthy brain leads to an unhealthy digestive system. Our office evaluates both areas, simultaneously.   

Leaky Gut, SIBO, and Food Sensitivities Explained

Factors like leaky gut, SIBO and food sensitivities, rarely ever addressed by traditional management of IBS are usually the main culprits. Despite how common this condition may be, very few fully understand how to correctly manage this condition.