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With Gavin Guard, PA-C, MPAS, CISSN, Pn1

Gavin Guard's main clinical focuses are in gastrointestinal disorders, thyroid and hormone health, as well as metabolic disease like diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Gavin has published medical literature in the functional medicine field, waking up every morning to help patients find lasting solutions to their health so that they can experience hope and feel restored. 



Did you know that your gut is your body’s largest immune system organ? That’s right, 70% of your immune system is harbored around your gut. Why is this important? When you have an unhealthy gut, you have an imbalanced immune system, which leads to chronic inflammation. This is why an unhealthy gut not only leads to symptoms such as diarrhea, gas, bloating, reflux, and constipation… but also non-digestive symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, insomnia, and hormone imbalances. Your gut is the gateway to better overall health and something Gavin Guard, PA-C has focused on helping his patients who are struggling with both digestive and non-digestive health concerns. 


Gavin's mission is to help you improve your health through a gut-focused approach. He see patients both in-person and through telemedicine through Functional Medicine of Idaho. Gavin has published papers in peer-reviewed medical journals on gut health disorders and he is excited to share with you his experience in this new guide!


At Functional Medicine Foundations, we are now offering this ‘Gut Reset Guide’ which is a compilation of some foundational ways Gavin has found patients can improve their gut health. He has collected the latest research and practical action items into a step by step guide you can now have access to. It’s like having a gut health functional medicine provider in your back pocket! In this guide, you will learn the 3 biggest and most foundational steps to improve your gut health - some of which don’t even cost any money. Included is also scientific references in the claims so you can be sure everything is backed by the latest medical research. 


By the end of reading this guide, you will have a personalized 1 to 3 month plan to get back to better health by improving your gut. You need a healthy gut for a healthy mind and body so don’t ignore this vital aspect of your health. Go from feeling held back to experience more energized health by starting with your gut  and going through our ‘Gut Reset Guide’ written by Gavin Guard!

Gavin's Specialties Include:

- Digestive concerns (IBS, SIBO, reflux, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, IBD)

- Longevity and metabolic health (heart health, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, weight loss)

- Mold illness and toxicity

- Thyroid health

- Hormones (testosterone, menopause, female hormones)

- Autoimmunity

- Brain fog, fatigue


What Gavin's Patients Are Saying:

“I’ve had the great pleasure of receiving care from Gavin Guard as my primary care provider. He has helped me tremendously with my gut health by prescribing vitamins/supplements to target my health needs, provide/guide new routines for habit change, and took the time to define my health struggles I didn't quite understand. It took 3 months of his care to help me reach goals of my health I never thought I would; the patience and care he and his team provide are hard to beat!” -Marysol


“I have struggled with years for various health issues with little insight from doctors. I have always wanted to seek care from a functional health practitioner but was nervous about the the cost and extensiveness. After enduring these issues for so long, I said it was finally worth it no matter what. I have been seeing Gavin, and he is wonderful. He has been so supportive and approached my care plan with intentionality and awareness to not jump into anything unnecessary at certain points. I could not recommend him more!” -Katie


“I was recently referred to functional medicine and the experience has been a very positive one. I have had ongoing health concerns and had nearly lost hope that I was ever going to feel better. From the first call with the clinic I knew this was a different experience than most healthcare providers. The people at the front desk have been very helpful and my provider Gavin Guard has been extremely professional, kind, and knowledgeable. I have never felt rushed and Gavin has listened to all of my concerns. We have a good, practical plan for my overall health and I am feeling better. My health insurance has covered the majority of the costs for the visits to Functional Medicine. I had misconceptions about Functional Medicine and waited until it felt like a last resort and I couldn't have been more wrong. It has been super affordable and I have received the answers I have needed for a long time. I recommend Functional Medicine of Idaho to everyone who is looking for help that traditional healthcare has not provided!” -Katrina

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