Jamie Bailey of Restored Wholeness is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and Functional Health Practitioner with over twelve years of experience in the medical field. She originally went into medicine to make a difference and help people heal, but overtime she felt she was just managing symptoms for her patients. Jamie started her personal health journey thirteen years ago and experienced how important gut health and hormone balance really is and decided she wanted to help others heal too.
Why is gut health important?
Gut health is connected to our overall health, it’s much more than just how our belly feels. Optimal gut health plays a very large role in how we absorb nutrients in foods, to our inflammation, to our immune system and there’s a very important connection with our brain. So, you could say that having a healthy gut could improve many other conditions outside the gut.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love to connect the dots for people. Oftentimes we don’t make the connection that what we are doing on a daily basis, (sometimes even without thought) could be really impacting our health. It can be also common for someone to not feel their best but their standard labs look “normal” or their provider doesn’t have anything to offer them until they progress into a diagnosis. I would love to help people optimize their health before they get to that point. There are things we can all do today to improve upon that could pay us dividends in the decades to come. I love educating around this concept!
What are signs and symptoms of an unhealthy gut and hormone imbalance?
Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, abdominal pain, fatigue, skin issues like eczema, rashes, acne, weight loss resistance, and difficulty sleeping.
How does the program work?
My goal in working with each client is to identify the root cause behind the symptoms they’re experiencing so we can address it and improve it. This is specific to each person. For example, a specific style of eating for one may exacerbate symptoms in another. This can be incredibly frustrating if you don’t have the insight into what’s going on under the surface. With our 6 month program, we include specialty labs to assess the gut, hormones, micronutrients and many other elements to see where we need to do the work first. After we get an insight from the labs, we will create a personalized protocol with recommendations and then work through it together. Weekly visits and unlimited support on your journey really create the magic here. You don’t have to wait until your next follow up months later to ask your questions. Our goal is to come alongside you and help you as you’re making the changes.
Jamie lives in Evans with her husband, Joe, and their two boys, Isaiah and Everett. For more information about Restored Wholeness, visit RestoredWholeness.com. Follow Jamie on Instagram at @jamie_restoredwholeness.