Your health is dependent on your ability to digest and selectively absorb nutrients from your diet.
Any problems with your digestive system will therefore have a significant effect on your health and wellbeing.
If you are suffering with heartburn, gas and bloating, constipation, bowel pattern changes, food sensitivities, or symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a functional health test can help to identify the cause of your problem.
Digestive Health Tests can uncover:
DysbiosisPathogenic bacteriaYeast and fungusParasitesFood intoleranceHelicobacter PyloriGut permeabilityInflammatory disease
By using simple non-invasive tests, we can gain a detailed accurate picture of your digestive health. We can then begin to address this with a personalised nutritional therapy programme.
If you would like to take a digestive health test or book a consultation, please contact me.
Who is this test for?
GI Function Profile
Evaluation of gastrointestinal function using a single stool sample.
This test evaluates digestion, absorption, inflammation, immunology, bacteria, parasites and fungus.
This test may be recommended to those with digestive symptoms such as:
indigestion ~ acid reflux ~ constipation abdominal pain ~ gas and bloating
diarrhoea ~ IBS
Intestinal Permeability Test
Increased intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”) and malabsorption are linked with chronic gastrointestinal problems.
A urine sample is used for testing.
Measures urinary clearance of lactulose and mannitol.
Those experiencing the following conditions may find this test helpful:
food allergy ~ skin conditions Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) arthritis ~ ankylosing spondylitis autoimmune conditions
Advanced Stool Analysis
This evaluates digestion, absorption, gut flora, and the colonic environment.
In addition, it helps identify inflammatory conditions including food allergies, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), NSAID enteropathy and post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
For anyone experiencing chronic digestive problems. It also assesses:
food allergies ~ pancreatic insufficiency ~ inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) ~ post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Helicobacter Pylori Test
A breath test to measure the presence or absence of an active Helicobacter Pyloli infection in the stomach.
This test may be useful for those with:
indigestion ~ upper abdominal bloating acid reflux ~ decreased appetite