Gastro-Intestinal function is critical for good health. The intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria which, when imbalanced, leads to a wide variety of common illnesses including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Autoimmune Disorders, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, among others. Diets high in sugar and chemical additives, and low in nutrients, can easily destroy the beneficial bacteria in the gut, allowing the harmful pathogenic kind to thrive.
Balancing gut microbiota is key for improving core gastrointestinal functions, such as digestion and absorption of nutrients, as well as metabolic functions. Poor digestion and malabsorption may impact immune function, optimum nutritional status, mood and even weight.
What we can measure:
- Beneficial microbial flora
- Opportunistic bacteria and yeast
- Parasitic infection
- Markers of inflammation
- Immune function
- Digestion and absorption
Nutrient and specialized diagnostics are provided through our exclusive laboratory partner, Genova-Metametrix Diagnostics (GDX: www.gdx.net)