We offer the best digestive analysis you can get. We look at how well you are digesting your food, inflammation in your gut, immune activity and the health of your microbiome.
What it can help:
- Digestive problems – constipation and diarrhea
- Autoimmune Disease
- Food Sensitivities
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Joint Pain
Why to get a Digestive Analysis:
Cornerstones of good health include proper digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, a healthy microbiome and timely elimination of waste. To obtain benefits from food that is consumed, nutrients must be appropriately digested and then efficiently absorbed into portal circulation. An imbalanced microbiome has been shown to play a role in heart disease, autoimmune diseases, allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease. Microbes, larger-sized particles of fiber, and undigested foodstuffs should remain within the intestinal lumen. Poor digestion and malabsorption of vital nutrients can contribute to degenerative diseases, compromised immune status and nutritional deficiencies. Our digestive analysis will tell you if you have an impairment of the highly specific nutrient uptake processes, or compromised GI barrier function, as in “leaky gut syndrome”. Leaky gut can result from a number of causes including:
- Low gastric acid production
- Chronic maldigestion
- Food allergies harm the intestinal linings
- An unhealthy biome
- The use of NSAIDs and antibiotics
We recommend a 30 minute ala carte appointment to make sense of all of our testing, and this one is no different. From that appointment your provider will be able to tell if you have inflammation, malabsorption and give you natural recommendations to treat the problems that they find.