Gastrointestinal Issues

Anyone who has experienced abdominal bloating, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, or excessive gas on a regular basis can fully appreciate the GI tract – the good, the bad and the ugly.

These common conditions are due to imbalances in the GI tract itself, and can also be affected by other poorly functioning body systems. For example, the adrenal glands regulate cells in the GI tract. Therefore, “Adrenal Fatigue” can negatively affect your gut!

I help my patients heal their adrenal glands. This helps the GI system and the entire body. 

Many other factors can compromise gut health. The GI tract is more important than we ever thought. Did you know that 60-80% of your immune system is in the gut?

The good microbes that live in our intestines must be able to communicate with other parts of our immune system, but poor diet, antibiotic overuse, stress, and other issues prevent this from happening. When imbalance occurs, bad microbes can overwhelm the system and lead to weight gain, depression, headaches, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and a host of other problems. 

Parasites, yeast and bacterial pathogens are now a huge issue in the United States. These commonly picked-up bugs can wreak havoc with the GI system, and cause any of the above symptoms. But don’t be fooled if you have no GI symptoms.

Other possible signs of a parasitic infection include teeth grinding, sleep issues, skin conditions, joint and muscle aches and pains, and a compromised immune system.

Attaining and maintaining a healthy GI tract is crucial to health and happiness. I use lab tests to uncover the root cause of GI distress, and remedy the problems with natural strategies. Health does begin in the gut!


I want to let everyone know that Dr. Hoch is AMAZING!!. The month of May 2015 had to be one of the worst in my life starting in the ER with a bad diagnosis and a gall bladder being removed, only to find out my gall bladder was not the problem causing the pain I was feeling. I just didn’t think the Doctors were listening to me, and just doing test after test only relying on the results of those tests. Dr. Hoch was the first one to actually listen to me explaining the pain and symptoms I was having. As it turns out, years of antibiotics at various times along with acid reflux and a daily prescription of omeprazole from my primary doctor, I believe caused this end result of major stomach pain after eating. Within a few minutes she diagnosed the issue, gave me Natural Supplements to help restore enzymes and good bacteria in my body to get my stomach working again. Within 1 day of starting her recommendations, I was already feeling better and the pain was not lasting as long after each meal, and now 10 days later I have no pain. It’s a much longer and painful story, but I am so glad my sister recommended her to me as she has CHANGED MY LIFE!! Thank you Dr. Hoch!!!!

~J.H.

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