I am a Natural Digestive Health Specialist, Certified Iridologist as well as a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor.
I would love the opportunity to work together with you to achieve your goals of health and vitality!
Whether you are experiencing severe digestive issues such as Constipation, Diarrhea, Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Crohn's, Colitis or IBS, or you are simply interested in health and wellness and choosing the best foods and supplements for your individual needs Natural Digestive Health Center can help you with customized food plans as well as supplementation based on your personal requirements. This is discovered with the 12-Point Digestive Stress Profile that I use to determine how your body is digesting or breaking down the food that you are eating and how well the nutrition is getting into the cells to be used for energy. Schedule your appointment for a consultation today!
Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece a very wise man by the name of Hippocrates who is to this day known as the father of medicine once said "Let Food Be Thy Medicine" and the saying still applies today.
Hippocrates, who also practiced iridology observed "Behold The Eyes, Behold the Body."
A healthy digestive system is essential to a healthy body.
Natural Digestive Health Center believes that given the assistance that it needs the body has the power to heal itself. Using food and enzymes to support and nourish compromised digestion as well as to reinforce an impaired immune system can give you the keys to restoring function as well as health and vitality.
By addressing the cause rather than treating symptoms a healthier lifestyle can be achieved. For many this is in essence regaining control of life and your freedom. Living life to the fullest potential without embarrassment and worry means the freedom to leave your home without fear of finding the nearest restroom or painful gas, bloating and belching, which are all signs of a compromised digestive system in need of support. Using non invasive methods of testing in order to get to the root cause gives us the information that is necessary to provide support where it is needed in order to restore balance back to the body.
Channel 7 and the wonderful Lisa Germani stopped by to visit Natural Digestive Health Center for a live interview.
"Following abdominal surgery I developed small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Fortunately I found Natural Digestive Health Center and Karyn and I can now eat without fearing pain, diarrhea and bloating. The enzymes Karyn recommended help me lead a normal life. Karyn also suggested probiotics that target SIBO and not only did Karyn recommend these products, but she also advised me on changing my diet and answered all of my questions regarding the changes. I was given recipes and also substitutions for food that was causing problems as well as help finding the stores that carry what I needed. Karyn is a thoughtful listener and researched my issues. She answered my phone calls and messages immediately and would meet me at her office whenever I needed products or advice. I appreciate her open caring approach and I'm thankful to have found Karyn and Natural Digestive Health Center."
Pat P., Rochester Hills
"I've been coming to Natural Digestive Health Center for almost a year and my digestive issues have really improved. I'm no longer constipated which is a huge relief!"
Janice B., Rochester Hills
"Karyn from Natural Digestive Health Center has really helped me in the past year. No more bloating or indigestion!"
Cindy N., Rochester Hills
"I suffered from acid reflux duet o a hiatal hernia, and after using the enzymes recommended by Karyn the burning was gone and I was able to stop all acid reducing meds. NO more Tums in my pocket, No more waking in the middle of the night in pain.
Dianne H., Romeo
"I have been suffering from heartburn since I was 19 years old. I
spent a fortune on doctors who would do scopes on me and would just put me on Omeprazole, and when that stopped working they would try another drug that would stop working, then switch me back to Omeprazole... nothing ever seemed to work. Then my Mom found an add for a nutritionist in Rochester. I was a little skeptical but I was ready to stop suffering everyday, so I gave it a shot. Karyn ran some tests on me to find out what was going on in my stomach, she informed me of what foods reacted well and what food didn't react well with my stomach. She also started me on enzymes. I started to notice for the first time in years I stopped waking up with a burning throat. She is the first professional that actually wanted to help me and cared to fix the problem instead of just suppressing it. I am very grateful for Karyn, and highly recommend her services."
Alex H., Washington
"I was in rough shape by the time I got around to contacting Natural Digestive Health Center.
Now I couldn't be happier or feel better!
Words can't explain the transformation from feeling rundown, pain in my side (CONSTANT), digestive issues.
It was and still is an awesome journey .
We all know that we don't always eat what's best for us . My favorite part of the healing process was the positive coaching that I needed to keep me on track and Karyn was the right person to keep me moving in the right direction. Pain in my side is all but gone, the constant urge to go is gone. I can leave the house without wondering where the restrooms are.
If you are suffering ANY body issues, make an appointment with Natural Digestive Health Center.
If your digestive system is working correctly then so will your immune system.
Please don't hesitate and suffer any longer, make an appointment.
You’re worth it."
St. Clair County MI
“We are blessed to have encountered you as we travel this path to improved health and well- being. With your knowledge, experience and guidance the chronic digestive issues my husband suffered for years have disappeared. Additionally the condition of my skin has dramatically improved and we have boundless energy. You were the key to it all. Our bodies were in need of nutritional support, enzymes and a better understanding of how food helps and hurts our bodies.”
Jeff and Angela F., Washington MI
Just a short letter to you to express my gratitude for you. Being educated in nutrition and digestive disorders was a blessing to me since I was in dire need of some help with my nutritional needs. I also learned how enzymes are essential for all digestive systems! Thanks to you I was able to plan my meals and have a better idea of my food choices and preparation. There are many food choices but there are also healthier ones. You taught me to be aware of hidden ingredients that are not so good and how to make the better choice."
Margaret C., Rochester MI
“I felt like I couldn’t eat anything anymore because all foods made me sick and I felt depressed.
I am so thankful I found Karyn.”
Tessa G., Pflugerville TX
Iridology is the study of the iris which tells us information about inherited traits of physical strengths and weaknesses in the entire body which may assist in determining the underlying cause of issues, as well as identifying where dietary and supplemental support may be needed most. Iridology is an ancient science that has been used for thousands of years by Egyptians, in ancient China and Greece as well as Mesopotamia which is now known as Iran, Iraq , Syria and Turkey. Back in the 1800's it was introduced in Europe and North America by Dr. von Peczely of Hungary who conducted a variety of experiments of his own to conclude the validity of signs in the iris correlating to physical traits and aspects of signs in the body. Iridology is actually far more accepted in other parts of the world than it is here in the United States, but it is now starting to become much more recognized for the wealth of information that can be obtained from it's practice than it once was.
HOW IS IT APPLIED?
In the simplest explanation, iridologist view the iris as a clock, with different "hours" corresponding to different parts of the body, and by observing specific markers within the iris we can glean information on the cellular and tissue health of particular organs, body systems and their functionality.
Natural Digestive Health Center is focussed on helping those who suffer with digestive issues such as Constipation, Diarrhea, I.B.S., Acid Reflux, Crohn's Colitis, SIBO and Heartburn using natural and non invasive methods. Karyn has over 10 years of experience in the health and wellness field and has studied at the Food Enzyme Institute with Dr. Howard Loomis to be a Natural Digestive Health Specialist as well as training as a Certified Iridologist and Certified Natural Health Practitioner.
Natural Digestive Health Center is located in the heart of beautiful Downtown Rochester right on Main Street in the Main Street Plaza and is also helping people with digestion all across the country!
Heartburn, Acid Reflux, Colitis, IBS, Constipation, Diarrhea, Gas and Bloating are just a few of the issues that Natural Digestive Health Center addresses NATURALLY.
At Natural Digestive Health Center a relaxing and stress free environment is an important part of your experience. Appointments are scheduled with minimal wait times in a comfortable and soothing atmosphere.
My name is Karyn Choate and I am the owner and founder of Natural Digestive Health Center. It is my ultimate goal to ensure that every aspect of your visit to the office is a positive and healing experience as well as an educational one. When you place your trust and confidence in me it is my priority to make sure that I fulfill and exceed your expectations. I hear so many stories of frustration and loss of hope, as well as just outright being ignored when asking for answers, so when I started Natural Digestive Health Center my purpose was to listen attentively to your needs and to provide natural solutions that will help you live the healthiest possible life.
HOW I BECAME INTERESTED
My interest in natural health began when I was pregnant with my first baby. My goal was to give my son the healthiest start possible, and it was then that I began to study nutrition, supplementation and physical health. I picked up all kinds of "habits" along the way such as running, one of my greatest passions to this day. I have always had an interest in nature, and gardening is one of my most cherished past times~ roses being my favorite!
In regards to studies, one door has opened the door to another and yet another beyond that for me! There is always more to learn and the possibilities are both endless and exciting.
Our bodies are fascinating and nothing short of amazing, especially when it comes to healing. When understanding the root cause we can give the body the environment that is most needed to allow healing to occur- such is the theme in every form of holistic medicine.
CONNECTING WITH NATURE IS VITAL TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT
Watching the birds is another part of nature that I love so I have adapted my backyard to attract everything from Flickers to Hummingbirds, and even a few Blue Jays that come for dinner when I call them! I don't think there is anything more soothing to the soul than to experience nature, whether it's in your own back yard or taking long walks down a nature path. It's also very important to always keep your sense of wonder and to never stop exploring, and nature never ceases to amaze!
My Favorite Race To Run In - Roseville's Big Bird Run
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