Digestive Health

The truth about gut health

The solution is not just probiotics, antacids or Prilosec.

The traditional medical approach for gut issues is to diagnose the condition and mask it with medication. Examples of the most common digestive health issues are:

  1. SIBO
  2. Colitis
  3. Constipation
  4. Bloating
  5. Diarrhea
  6. IBS

In many cases, once the diagnosis is made, there is no good solution offered.

Patients come to us because they want to know “Why do I have this condition?” They want answers to their questions and they want a real solution. Our promise is that we don’t do the treatment until we know the “why”.

The digestive system is very complex. It requires careful thought and discovery of exactly where the problem resides before a treatment plan can be developed.


The secret to our success is that our analysis looks at the digestive system starting even before the food enters your mouth. We carefully assess each organ in order as the food travels through the digestive tract.

  1. Brain/Nervous System
  2. Mouth
  3. Stomach
  4. Liver/Gallbladder
  5. Pancreas
  6. Small Intestines
  7. Large Intestines

A common mistake that many providers make is that they look only where the symptoms are occurring and not “upstream” in the digestive tract.

We are offering a special $89 gut health appointment (value of $279) which includes:

A 60-minute 1-on-1 appointment with Tim Bertsch, D.C., D.A.B.C.I. who is a board-certified internal disorder specialist with more than 30 years of experience

A thorough review of your GI complaints

A review of your previous medical records

A review of your Metabolic Assessment Form

A physical exam

A Bio Impedence Analysis (BIA) to measure your body’s hydration, muscle mass, body fat and more

A list of actionable steps for restoring your gut health

BONUS: if needed, we will provide a chiropractic adjustment


A three-year-old patient of Dr. Haley Bertsch was brought into the clinic because of long-standing constipation. Despite using castor oil and MiraLAX, he was still only having a bowel movement every couple days. As a result, his stomach was so distended that he didn’t want to play with other children. After having just one chiropractic adjustment, he had a bowel movement 6 out of the next 7 days. Dr. Haley also took other measures to restore his gut health. His parents now report that his stomach is no longer distended and that he enjoys playing with other children.


Bill was on medication for acid reflux which is a very common digestive issue. The medication he was given reduced his stomach acid so much that he could no longer break down food correctly. As a result he became very constipated. What the real “why” was in this case was that he didn’t have enough stomach acid. Once Dr. Joe Bertsch gave him a supplement of hydrochloric acid his constipation was resolved.


Patty recently had her gallbladder removed due to gallstones. After the surgery, she didn’t know that she should be taking supplements to replace the digestive enzymes that the gallbladder normally releases. Consequently she became bloated and constipated because her body couldn’t break down the fatty foods in her gut.  In this case Dr. Tim Bertsch recommended gall bladder enzymes that ultimately resolved her issues.


Heather who is a nurse practitioner comes into the clinic every time she feels burning and reflux in her chest. Medications don’t work for her. Dr. Erik Starr gives her chiropractic adjustments to improve nerve function, and her symptoms are always relieved within one or two visits. In addition, he recommended digestive enzymes to be taken before bigger meals to alleviate any additional symptoms.


Terry was diagnosed with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). She had terrible bloating after meals with significant distention of her stomach. Other providers offered her no solutions for this issue. After a careful assessment Dr. Tim Bertsch utilized our SIBO protocol which included specific herbs to kill the bacterial overgrowth, dieaterary changes, digestive enzymes, and probiotics.