Digestion & Gut Health
Good gut health is critical to every aspect of our health which is why I'm so passionate about it. From digestion to immunity, hormones to mental well-being, it all starts with your gut.
Do you suffer from bloating, reflux, food intolerances, histamine intolerance, abdominal pain, constipation, loose stools or diarrhoea? Have you been told you have IBS? Have you been diagnosed with a life -long sentence of IBD with the only option long term medication or surgery? Or told you have a parasite without doing any testing prior? Do you have a range of gut issues and don’t have an answer to them at all? Let’s get to the bottom of it (pun intended) With the right testing and support, it is possible to be symptom-free.
I understand the frustration of investing your hard-earned money in supplements, hoping for relief, only to end up with mixed results. It's a cycle that needs to be broken. That's why, with every gut client, I prioritise testing over guessing.
By delving deep into the intricacies of your gut through comprehensive testing, we can uncover the exact nature of what's going on inside. No more throwing random supplements at the problem and hoping for the best. Together, we'll embark on a journey of discovery, leaving no stone unturned.
I prioritise testing over guessing
Functional Gut Testing
I use a range of functional testing for my gut clients, including:
GI map microbiome mapping
The GI-MAP stands for Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (Unparalleled DNA Based Stool Testing)— it’s one of the most sought-after gut health tests today. It assesses a patient’s microbiome from one single stool sample.
The panel includes a comprehensive understanding of:
- Normal bacteria
- Opportunistic/dysbiotic bacteria
- Bacterial and viral pathogens
- Potential autoimmune triggering bacteria
- Helicobacter pylori with virulence factors
- Leaky gut
- Inflammation in the bowel
- Immune response (in the gut) to gluten
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) breath test
SIBO breath testing is a non-invasive test that measures the amount of hydrogen or methane that you breathe out after drinking lactulose. A rapid rise in exhaled hydrogen or methane may indicate bacterial overgrowth in your small intestine. If the small intestine becomes overgrown with bacteria it can lead to malabsorption of key nutrients and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.