Do you know that 1 in 2 people suffer silently for years with reversible digestive disorders like acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or abdominal pain?
Do you also know that many people with digestive issues have stealth infections that are never tested for by their doctors?
It’s been known for centuries that virtually all chronic diseases start off as digestive issues first.
Digestive issues lead to more complicated health problems such as autoimmune disease, chronic pain, inflammation, weight gain, fatigue, and hormone imbalance.
Dr. Francine Woods graduated from Boston University with a doctorate of Internal Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Wheaton College, receiving a B.S in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. During school, she studied advanced training in internal medicine and botanical medicine.
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Dr. Francine Woods attended rotations at Boston Medical Center, the Roxbury Health Clinic, and primary care rotations through the Massachusetts Center for Natural Health. Her inspiration continued during work with Doctors Without Borders, an NGO that brings free medical health care to under-served communities in South Africa.
After returning to America, she spent ten years as a full-time emergency physician before becoming Medical Director of the Brookline Stomach Health Center. While there, she became overly aware of the limitations that “conventional” medicine posed. As a response to this, Dr. Francine Woods began studying Ericksonian hypnotherapy and body-oriented psychotherapeutic methods, along with herbs and supplements that are known to improve stomach health.