Gut Health Testing 

Having a healthy gut really is at the centre of good health. 

 

Having a healthy gut and a diverse healthy microbiome (group of gut bugs) means our gut will be able to maintain:

  • Protecting us from allergies

  • It contains approximately 70% of our immune system

  • Helps to balance our moods, mental health and sleep 

  • Our healthy gut bugs produce vitamins for our body

  • helps us to maintain a healthy weight

  • Assists with detoxification for healthier hormones, skin and energy levels

  • Helps with nutrient absorption to stop food cravings

What do you find out from gut testing?

 

The results of gut testing gives us a snapshot of:

  • Whether you have any infections in your gut including bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic

  • If you have inflammation in your gut

  • Whether you are likely to have "leaky gut" or what is medically known as intestinal hyper-permeability

  • How well your body is creating its own digestive juices

  • How well some paths of detoxification are working in your gut 

  • If you have good or poor levels of the "good"gut bacteria

  • Whether you have a strong or poor immune defence system in the gut

  • Whether you have enough of the immune regulators to prevent food allergies in the gut

  • potential sensitivities to food markers

Some common conditions associated with an imbalance in our gut health include:
 

  • IBS

  • IBD- inflammatory bowel disease

  • Food intolerances

  • Bloating

  • Skin conditions

  • Weight gain or loss

  • Autoimmune disease

  • Constipation or diarrheoa

  • Nausea or abdominal pain

  • Asthma, hay fever & eczema

  • Joint pain

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Brain fog

  • Reflux/GORD

  • Mental health imbalances

  • Fatty liver

  • Pain and inflammation

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Explore below gut testing options available in clinic or via online zoom sessions

 
What are my gut testing options?

 

Complete Microbiome Mapping- This is the used gut test in clinic due to it's comprehensive nature

This is the gut test that really gives us a snapshot of your overall gut health. This test can be used for all the reasons mentioned above.

 

Specifically the test has a look at your gut inflammation levels, your digestive capacity for protein and fats, whether you are likely to have leaky gut, an immune protection marker  levels, sensitivity to a marker found in gluten, rice, soy and dairy, factors influencing detoxification, infections- including viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic, as well as your levels of "good" bacteria and protective fatty acid levels.

 

Click here to view sample of Complete Microbiome Mapping Test

 

 

SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Breath Test 

Bacterial concentrations in the small intestine are normally kept to a minimum. When excessive, these bacteria can impact your gut health,can inhibit nutrient absorption and lead to the following serious health problems.

Eradicating SIBO has been shown to reduce reflux, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, constipation, poor digestion and abdominal pain.

Common Conditions associated with SIBO:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Unexplained abdominal symptoms

  • Gas and bloating

  • The inability to tolerate sweet or starchy foods, fibre, or friendly flora supplements
     

Click here to view the patient brochure 

 

Click here to view sample results 

 

CDSA- Complete digestive stool analysis

This was the original comprehensive stool testing option before Microbiome Mapping was available. However one advantage of the CDSA is that we can choose the "level" of testing we would like to suit budget needs.

 

Level 1 is the most basic and will just screen for parasites, fungi and bacterial overgrowth. This test is $130.

As you go up to the next levels 2-4, the testing gives us more detail Level 4+ CDSA costs $450. The most comprehensive covers infections, tumor markers, metabolic markers, digestive capacity and inflammation levels.

Click here to view patient brochure

Click here to view sample report

Intestinal Permeability (aka Leaky Gut) – 6 Hour Urine

Changes in intestinal permeability are associated with many health conditions including autism, autoimmune disorders, food sensitivities and inflammatory bowel disease. This ‘leaky gut’ causes disease because the perturbed intestinal barrier allows toxic molecules to enter the bloodstream and poison the body.  Intestinal permeability can be measured using the lactulose/mannitol test. Consider this test for the assessment of intestinal permeability and malabsorption.

Click here to view patient brochure

Click here to view sample report

 

To work with Jess to do a thorough investigation into your health and choose the right testing for you, as well as an individualised treatment plan, book a session below to get started on your journey to great health

Fitzroy North and Hawthorn VIC

Online Zoom/ Phone 

appts also available

0455 775 797

info@insideoutnatmed.com.au

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