Gut Microbiome Assessment & Repair
"ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT."
The gut has 3 major functions in the human body:
1. FOOD / Nutrition factory - where you breakdown, absorb & assimilate nutrients- the raw materials for cell repair and healing
2. Immune response- the newest research suggest 70% of immune function serves from your GUT!
3. Hormone factory - specifically NEUROTRANSMITTERS, the brain hormones
If you have health problems and you haven’t had your gut tested- you just don’t know what’s going on in such a central organ system for optimized health!
I’ve heard so many patients say they know leaky gut is causing their symptoms…even though they’ve never been tested and aren’t fully sure how or why it occurs.
We don't guess, we TEST!!
Even many practitioners say there’s no need to test for leaky gut because you can assume anyone with autoimmune disease or chronic digestive problems has it.
This is absolutely NOT the case!
If you skip over testing and jump right to treatment, you’re missing critical information about why your gut is leaky in the first place (if it actually is) and the best way to repair it.
To understand why testing is so important, let’s look at how leaky gut occurs, what the testing tells us, and which test is the most accurate and helpful for resolving your symptoms.
How Does Leaky Gut Occur?
Leaky gut develops when your gut lining becomes too permeable, allowing everything from toxins, bacteria, and undigested food particles to escape your intestines and enter your bloodstream.
The excess permeability can be caused by two different types of damage.
There’s paracellular damage, which is damage to the tight junction between your cells. This is typically caused by low-level inflammation and inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, sugar, corn, soy, etc.
Then there’s trans-cellular damage, which occurs when the damage goes through your actual enterocytes (the cells that make up your gut lining). This is much more severe and is usually caused by bigger problems, such as infections or autoimmunity.
Once your gut becomes leaky and unwanted particles are coursing through your bloodstream, it triggers a huge increase in inflammation as your immune system goes to attack them.
This can cause a whole host of problems, including:
The testing we use identifies leaky gut issues, bacterial microbiome species, inflammation patterns, malabsorption issues & different types of infections that can be hidden there.
Gut health is CENTRAL to good health and function!