Do you have symptoms such as persistent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, pain in the gut and malabsorption? This lab will help us evaluate the status of beneficial and imbalanced commensal bacteria including Clostridium species, pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria, yeast, fungus and parasites.
Your Gut & Your Health
80% of your body’s immune system is in your gut. The health of the body and mind are especially dependent upon the health of the human microbiome.
Cornerstones of good health include proper digestion of food, assimilation of nutrients, exclusion of pathogens and timely elimination of waste. To obtain benefits from food that is consumed, nutrients must be appropriately digested and then efficiently absorbed. Microbes, larger-sized particles of fiber, and undigested foodstuffs should remain within the intestinal lumen.
The ideal ratio of progenic to pathogentic microbes is around 85:15. However, most people today have this ratio flipped. This is largely due to poor lifestyle choices and toxicity, which translates into inflammation and poor gut health.
Poor Gut Health and the Subsequent Effects
Poor bacterial balance or dysbiosis is a result of environmental toxins that have wiped out progenic species and created an environment conducive to parasitic growth.
Poor digestion and malabsorption of vital nutrients can contribute to degenerative diseases, compromised immune status, nutritional deficiencies, and an increase of toxic substances in the body. For example, excessive yeast produces toxic substances that can pass through the blood-brain barrier and alter neurological function causing “brain fog,” behavior problems and learning difficulties.
Impairment of intestinal functions can contribute to the development of food allergies, systemic illnesses, autoimmune disease, and toxic overload from substances that are usually kept in the confines of the bowel for elimination.
Inflammation, metal toxicity, environmental toxins, food sensitivities/allergies, and the use of medications (specifically NSAIDS and antibiotics) all significantly increase intestinal permeability and compromise assimilation of nutrients. This can lead to:
- Compromised immune status
- Extremely foul smelling feces
- Degenerative diseases
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Food allergies/sensitivities
- Overgrowths of pathogenic bacteria
- Bioaccumulation of toxic irritants
Why Comprehensive Gastro-Intestinal Analysis
GI complaints are among the most common reasons why people seek the service of NuVision Health Center. This in-depth gut examination is for anyone that wants to address one of the root causes of disease, i.e. a compromised GI track. The Comprehensive GI Analysis objectively evaluates the status of beneficial and imbalanced commensal bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, yeast/fungus and parasites, which contributes to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction. It is an invaluable, noninvasive assessment of digestive and absorptive functions that includes digestion, absorption, bacterial balance, metabolism, yeast, inflammation and immune status.
Specimen Type: Stool
NOTE: This lab is not currently available in New York. If you live in New York and want to take this lab it must be shipped to a friend, family member or a hotel you are visiting out of state. The lab must be taken and mailed back out of state as well.