Many Functional Medicine physicians work with patients who seek attention for symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS), Malabsorption, Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Crohn’s Disease and other GI problems. The provider attempts to treat the underlying cause of the disease using natural remedies as much as possible, like supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes, and using lab testing to guide the treatment and determine what the underlying cause of illness might be. The goal is to re-establish equilibrium, so the body can maintain itself with healthy diet and lifestyle without dependency on supplement programs. Practitioners can include medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, naturopaths, chiropractors, health coaches, and nutritionists. Check credentials and experience carefully.