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You deserve to feel your best. And the best starts in your gut.
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Integrative Digestive Care
You are more than just your digestive issues. Together, we’ll come up with the best plan to support your digestive health and overall wellness, without forgetting that your needs as an individual matter.
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“I will show you the importance of plant-based foods and how to incorporate them in easy and delicious ways."
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“Healthy Living is more than what you eat. I help you make lifestyle changes through nutrition, integrative strategies, and nontoxic products for you and your family.”
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Healthy Facts

Why Gut Health Is So Important

You’ve probably heard the term “gut health” and know that “good” gut health is desirable. But what does it really mean to have a healthy gut?

It means feeling your best when you eat without discomfort, pain or bloating. It means getting enough nutrients to support your energy levels, immune system,and other organs so your body can function at its best.

Manages digestion and absorption

Houses 70-80% of our immune system

Produces 30 vital neurotransmitters

Provides energy for the body

Excretes harmful waste

Home to 100 trillion essential microbes

My Mission

I am a triple board-certified gastroenterologist, internist, and lifestyle medicine physician. I specialize in digestive disorders, which include liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and nutrition based-disorders, such as obesity and constipation.

What I Provide

I educate and empower you with the evidence-based digestive strategies you need to feel your best. These stem from my 10+ years of medical training, three board certifications, and clinical experience in guiding people just like you through their different digestive and medical conditions.

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Dr. Vanessa Méndez

Doctor Méndez is a triple board-certified gastroenterologist, internist, and lifestyle medicine physician

She specializes in digestive disorders, which include liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and nutrition based-disorders, such as obesity and constipation. Her approach to patients and their diseases is holistic and comprehensive; her goal is not just to treat the symptoms, but to get to the root cause of an ailment and provide lasting relief. All her methods are evidence-based and she is a proponent of lifestyle changes first to promote wellness.

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