A comprehensive stool analysis shows us what is living in your gut. It will test for different bacterias - both commensal and opportunistic, parasites and some bio markers for things like inflammation.
Many unseemingly unrelated disorders and symptoms are stemming from gut dysbiosis and infection.
We have bacteria residing here that are responsible for important things such as – making B vitamins, iron absorption, making essential amino acids which are then responsible for brain function, mood, motivation and happiness amongst other things. They help to make CoQ10 which is essential for energy production.
So these are the good things they do, but when the numbers get too high or out of balance things can quickly switch from being beneficial to detrimental. Symptoms ranging from arthritis, chronic fatigue, headaches, insomnia, joint pain, depression, neurological conditions, generalised pain, IBS, constipation, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease and more begin to appear when this happens.
A stool test involves taking a sample and it then being analysed for these different bacterias and parasites. It gets done in your own home.
We are then able to direct treatment more effectively.
You can find out the importance of gut health and overall health here.
To find out more about stool testing feel free to call us on 09 3613295 or to make a booking with Rachel, you can do so here