In collaboration with world-renowned experts on our Clinical Advisory Board, Whole Self Science combines diverse strategies from conventional and functional medicine to deliver results through a holistic, evidence-based approach.
We believe your gut’s health is connected to the brain, your behaviors, and more. To restore balance and improve chronic symptoms, we’ve developed a framework to address each part of the whole. Together, these add up to a more equipped and powerful you.
The complex interconnections between the brain and the enteric (gut) nervous system, which influences digestion, mood, and even the way we think
The rest of your body from your genes to your hormones to factors like sleep, movement, stress, or toxins in your environment
Using food as medicine to support the growth of healthy and diverse microbiome within our bodies
Where and how you live, what you do, and even the compounds found in our homes and in our soil
Anxiety, poor sleep, burnout, and the role they play in our gut
Nutrition, digestion, and exploring food sensitivities
Promoting more abundant and better quality rest
Trillions of microbes living inside us, important to digestion, immunity and more
Harnessing our body’s actions and posture
Connections and disconnections to other people
“Food works with all seven of our body systems for optimal function, and it contains phytochemicals critical to our evolution that helps us achieve optimal health.”
Dr. Mark Hyman
Our microbiota have profound consequences for our health. Some of the best benefits include assistance in the digestion of food components our guts can’t handle by themselves, regulation of our bodies’ metabolism, processing and detoxification or dangerous chemicals that we ingest with our food.
Dr. Emeran Mayer
Complex interactions between the microbiota, intestinal cells, the enteric nervous system, and the central nervous system are disrupted in IBS. IBS is associated with motility problems, immune system changes, and/or disturbances in the nervous system processing.
Dr. Megan Oser
The chronic disease epidemic is reaching staggering heights, and over 85% of cases in fact are driven by our behavior and environment, not our genes. That means we all have the power to prevent or reverse chronic illness just by adopting healthier habits.
With IBS, it’s not uncommon for mental health challenges such as anxiety or depression to occur, as Salvo Health Clinical Advisory Board member Dr. Emeran Mayer has extensively researched.