Good health is not just about what you eat but about your ability to digest and absorb it. Many clients come to me saying they eat an excellent diet and feel that they are doing everything right. This test can often explain what is happening ‘behind-the-scenes’ that may be hindering your best attempts!
Good digestion requires a carefully coordinated series of digestive actions and secretions and a healthy ‘ecosystem’ of gut bacteria to facilitate it. Too much bad bacteria knocks the whole system out of balance. A course of antibiotics, as the name suggests, is anti or ‘against’ the biota ‘living organisms’ so it kills both the good and bad bacteria leaving your gut ecosystem totally depleted of everything required for digestion. This is why many people get diarrhoea after a course of antibiotics.
A lack of any of the digestive juices, an imbalance in gut bacteria, an overgrowth of nasty microbes, or changes in how fast food moves through the digestive system can all adversely affect your digestion.
This comprehensive stool analysis explains what is happening in your gut, making this one of the most valuable diagnostic tools available.
What is Included
- GI Effects Home Testing Kit with clear instructions on what to do. The testing kit should reach you in 48 hours and once the lab has received your specimen their turnaround time is usually 19 days.
Who is this for…
If you suffer from any of the following, then this assessment will be beneficial to you.
It is particularly useful for distinguishing between inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
- Frequent burping
- Food feels like it is sat in the stomach for a long time
- Abdominal cramps or pain especially after eating
- Gas, Bloating & Indigestion
- Foul-smelling stools or gas
- Intolerance to high-fat foods
- Pale stools that float
- Brain fog
- To identify an infection or dysbiosis in the gut
If you regularly feel the need to take medication for indigestion – you are not suffering from an omeprazole deficiency!! Let’s get to the root cause of the problem!
What you need to do
This test is a 3-day stool sample. Place your order here and I will notify you when the results come back. You can either have the report to interpret yourself or you can book a 30-minute Lab Review and Strategy session with me.
What this assessment tells us
The three main areas that the biomarkers give us information about are:
- Your ability to digest food and absorb the goodness from it.
- Inflammation and immunology is measured to gauge whether you have an allergic response to something in the gut. The test also looks for ‘hidden blood’ that may be present in the stool but not immediately obvious when you have a bowel movement. The American College of Gastroenetrology recommends this as a non-invasive test for colorectal cancer screening/detection.
- The health of your gut microbiome. Which good and bad bacteria are present in your gut, yeast, parasites etc.
A structured fecal biomarker panel such as this offers the advantage of assessing multiple functional areas that may be contributing to symptoms. For example, diarrhea could stem from multiple causes including pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, inflammation, food allergies, or the presence of a pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organism. A positive result on one or more fecal biomarker tests may guide therapy, either by suggesting a treatable alternative diagnosis or by eliminating a diagnosis from further consideration. The latter allows individualized targeted treatment to be redirected to more likely diagnoses.