Gastrointestinal health is the foundation of wellness. It is our principle interface with the outside world. It is highly active metabolically. It is responsible for the assimilation of nutrients while protecting us from invaders. It is the home or most of our immune defenses. It is the site of manufacture for many of our chemicals of communication such as neurotransmitters, cytokines and hormones. It is where most inflammation activity gets triggered. Thus it is the foundation of vibrant health. We address GI complaints first as they often indicate the point of weakness and breakdown in the integrity of this most important system in order to provide the platform for vibrant health.