Functional Medicine

Welcome to The Real Gut Doctor. We are an innovative medical and wellness institute that is deeply committed to discovering the root cause of your health concerns and challenges. We provide highly individualized assessment and treatment plan that fits your unique needs. The staff at The Real Gut Doctor are here to help you optimize your health, wellness, lifestyle, and fitness goals and maximize your vitality and quality of life. We provide services to our clients in California and via telehealth to clients residing out of the state and/or internationally.

The Real Gut Doctor is well known for providing cutting-edge therapies, top-of-the-line nutraceuticals, difficult-to-source, and hard-to-compound peptides, bio-identical hormones, injectables, and other tailor compound pharmaceuticals all sourced from 503c Registered facilities. Many laboratory test kits and treatments can be shipped privately to the comfort of your home.

Dr. Jeffrey C.G. Mark, M.D. is Qunituple Board Certified in Functional Medicine, Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Obesity Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Internal Medicine. He is also trained in Biocelluar Therapy, Integrative Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, TCM principles, and is an Advanced Frequency Specific Microcurrent practitioner. Rest assured that Dr. Mark would incorporate his expertise, knowledge, and over 2 decades of clinical experience to help solve your pressing medical concerns. Dr. Mark is frequently sought out for second opinions from all over the country and internationally.

Dr. Mark offers comprehensive health assessments to uncover the root cause of your symptoms. By treating the underlying cause, combining the best of what allopathic and holistic medicine has to offer to help you find relief from your acute and/or chronic symptoms and reduce your risk factors for chronic diseases down the road.

Functional Medicine Q & A

Functional medicine focuses on how and why you develop an illness. Dr. Mark specializes in restoring your overall health by addressing the root cause of your disease, rather than just your symptoms.

Using this patient-centered approach, Dr. Mark can treat existing health issues and work with you to prevent chronic illness in the long term.

To better understand the root cause of your condition, Dr. Mark takes the time to evaluate many factors that influence your health when you visit The Real Gut Doctor, such as your:

  • Environment
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Genetic background
  • Biochemical makeup

Dr. Mark offers several assessments, including telomere testing, genomic testing, and evaluations for heavy metal and toxin exposure. The results of these tests provide Dr. Mark with valuable information about your health, so he can create a custom treatment plan optimized to meet your individual needs.

In addition to addressing your overall health issues, Dr. Mark offers functional gastroenterology services.

Functional gastroenterology focuses on diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal illnesses. Long-term use of medications for some conditions, like chronic acid reflux, can increase your risk for other diseases, including Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Mark works to reduce your dependence on such medications to improve your condition and overall gastrointestinal health. He also offers in-office testing for food sensitivities to identify potential causes of gastrointestinal discomfort and other side effects.

In some cases, Dr. Mark is able to find natural alternatives to prescription medications to treat a variety of conditions. This helps you avoid the serious, long-term side effects of some prescription medicines, while still giving you relief of your symptoms.

After a careful evaluation of your health needs, Dr. Mark creates a treatment plan that may involve medications, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies including advanced frequency-specific microcurrent functional protocols, peptides, platelet concentrate therapy, acoustic wave therapy (AWT), and advanced nutraceuticals as drug-free option treatments.

Dr. Mark specializes in regenerative medicine, which uses the power of your body to heal itself. He can treat acute soft tissue injuries and chronic degenerative diseases using injections of platelet concentrate, a naturally occurring substance in your blood that contains growth factors to support efficient healing.

For some conditions, Dr. Mark may combine Platelet Concentrate with cutting-edge Biocellular Therapy, which has the unique ability to regenerate any type of cell, including bone, nerve, and muscle tissue cells.

To explore your options for treating gastrointestinal or general health issues using functional medicine, schedule a consultation at The Real Gut Doctor today online or by calling the office.

Sexual wellness considers your physical, mental, and social well-being alongside your sexual performance. Therefore, an imbalance in your sexual wellness has the potential to cause or be related to:

  • Stress
  • Decreased self-confidence
  • Fatigue
  • Adverse effects on your relationships

These side-effects are rooted in several sexual health conditions and needs, including hormonal imbalances, cardiovascular health, erectile dysfunction, decreased sex drive, and limited orgasms during sex.

When you arrive at The Real Gut Doctor, Dr. Mark ensures that you feel valued and comfortable in your surroundings. After an initial consultation, he creates a personalized treatment plan is to fit your specific needs.

Dr. Mark always aims to find the root cause of your sexual dysfunction, rejuvenate your body, and ensure the best clinical outcome to restore sexual wellness.

There are multiple treatments known to have positive effects on an individual’s sexual wellness. Several therapies that All Functional Health provides include:

Penis pump
Penis pumps assist individuals affected by erectile dysfunction who are unable to maintain erections. A plastic tube goes over the penis, a pump attaches to the tube, and a band fits around the penis once it is erect. Penis pumps are a common proven alternative to more invasive treatments that have the potential for risky side-effects.

MarkWave is a noninvasive procedure to treat erectile dysfunction. It uses high-frequency, low-intensity sound waves to increase blood flow to the penis and enhance the growth of new blood vessels.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treats hormone imbalances in both men and women. The treatment provides hormones from plant sources that are identical to those your body produces.

Platelet Concentrate injections
Platelet Concentrate injections have many uses, including erectile dysfunction and vaginal revitalization. Dr. Mark injects Platelet Concentrate from your blood into your penile or vaginal tissues. The therapy promotes tissue growth and enables men to have better erections or, for women, an increase in lubrication and reduction in vaginal atrophy.

Further sexual wellness treatments The Real Gut Doctor offers include:

  • Exosome injections
  • Testosterone optimization
  • Energy medicine
  • LED treatment

To learn more about sexual wellness and receive the care that you deserve, call The Real Gut Doctor or use the online booking tool today.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that leads to challenges in a person’s behavioral, communication, and social skills.

Children with autism think, behave, and communicate differently than neurotypical children, but early intervention can help them develop important skills and meet their developmental milestones.

There is no single type of autism, but rather a wide spectrum of conditions, ranging from severely challenged, even nonverbal in some cases, to highly skilled and academically gifted.

Most signs of autism begin during early childhood. The most common autism signs to watch out for include:

  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Losing important skills (regression)
  • Repetitive actions and behaviors
  • Struggling to adapt to changes in routine
  • Troubles relating to others
  • Strong reactions to certain sights, smells, sounds, and tastes
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Repeating phrases or words

Children with autism often suffer from mood instability and struggle to make lasting connections with friends. Dr. Mark at The Real Gut Doctor can help pinpoint your child’s triggers, including their diet, environment, genetics, and more, to minimize behaviors that may be impacting their ability to communicate and form connections. He also works with adult patients who have autism since it is a lifelong condition.

ADHD is the official medical term for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.

While ADD, or attention-deficit disorder, is considered an outdated term for ADHD, it’s often used to describe Primarily Inattentive ADHD — a type of ADHD characterized by disengagement, distractibility, and forgetfulness, rather than hyperactivity.

The two other main types of ADHD are:

Impulsive/hyperactive ADHD
Impulsive/hyperactive ADHD is the least common type of the disorder. It typically causes hyperactivity and impulsivity without distractibility or inattention.

Combined ADHD
The most common type of ADHD, the combined type is characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattention, and distractibility.

ADHD symptoms often begin during early childhood. Some of the most common signs to look out for are:

  • Difficulty listening to others
  • Inattention
  • Easily distracted
  • Forgetfulness
  • Problems staying organized
  • Short attention span
  • Blurting out during class
  • Interrupting others during conversation
  • Fidgeting
  • Talking excessively
  • Difficulty staying on task
  • Problems remaining seated

While medication can help reduce many of the symptoms of ADHD, dietary changes, setting goals, implementing reward systems, and environmental changes can help improve your child’s academic and social abilities.

Functional medicine helps reduce the symptoms of ADD, ADHD, and autism in a number of ways, including:

Decrease inflammation
Inflammation in the body can significantly slow brain development, especially in children with ADD, ADHD, or autism. To reduce these symptoms, Dr. Mark recommends a whole-body approach, focusing on gluten-free and dairy-free options, which have been shown to improve brain development in many cases.

Improve digestive health
Chronic constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea are common in children with ADD, ADHD, and autism, which can be uncomfortable for any child. High-quality supplements and probiotics can help reduce these symptoms.

For more information on ADD, ADHD, and autism treatments, call All Functional Health or schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark online today.

Chronic pain is any type of pain that lasts for three to six months — or more in many cases. Normally, your body feels pain in response to an injury — muscle strains, fractured bones, arthritis, cuts, etc. After the injury heals, however, your pain should stop completely.

If you have chronic pain, however, that pain doesn’t go away when your injury heals. It can feel constant or intermittent, meaning it comes and goes. Over time, chronic pain can impact your ability to function properly without pain.

Many different factors can cause chronic pain, including old injuries and degenerative diseases. Some of the most common causes of chronic pain are:

  • Arthritis
  • Past injuries or surgeries
  • Nerve damage
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Infections
  • Poor posture
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystroph
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Without early intervention and proper treatment, chronic pain can lead to disability, making it difficult to perform in school, work, and at home.