Detailed Digestive Function Assessment
This panel is designed for those who suffer from, not only, digestive symptoms but also those with a history of chronic conditions. These chronic conditions often include autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, fatigue, skin complaints like acne, eczema, or psoriasis, and even weight gain.
Here’s how poor digestive health is impacting you:
Your gut is figuratively, and literally, the core of who you are. If you aren’t digesting and absorbing what you eat this will reflect in how you feel. Insufficient enzymes can cause irritation and low-grade inflammation in the intestines contributing to leaky gut syndrome and food intolerances. Poor absorption of fats and proteins can lead to nutrient deficiencies causing fatigue, low mood, anxiety, memory problems, immune suppression, and even bone loss.
It’s not only about breaking down and absorbing nutrients, it’s also about what your digestive environment looks like. This environmental assessment includes analyzing your microbiome which is the presence and balance of good and bad microorganisms like bacteria and yeast. These good microbes are major players in some of the most basic life sustaining and health promoting processes, including digestion, immune response, hormonal balance, detoxification, mood, and weight control. Assessing your digestive function and environment is instrumental in identifying what is keeling you in the Tired, Fat, Feel Like Crap Cycle and preventing you from feeling your best.
This detailed assessment contains the following tests:
Digestion & Absorption:
· Fat Stain
· Muscle & Vegetable Fibers
Bacteria & Yeast:
· Expectd Benficial Bacteria Culture including Bacteriodes fragilis, Bifidobacteria, E. Coli, Lactobacillus, Enterococcus,Clostridium spp.
· Dysbiotic Bacteria Culture & ID including Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Plesiomonas, Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio, Yersinia, Edwardsiella tarda
· Commensal Bacteria Culture & ID
· Yeast Culture & ID
· Pharmaceiutical & Natural Agent Yeast/Bacteria Susceptibilities (when indicated)
· White Blood Cells
· Secretory IgA
· Short Chain Fatty Acids
· Red Blood Cells
· Occult Blood
By collecting a single stool sample a detailed assessment of your digestive function can be determined. These markers of digestion can be used to take a targeted approach in correcting imbalances and insufficiencies, eliminating potentially harmful bacteria and yeast, and optimizing digestive function.
The DIY Detailed Digestive Function Assessment comes packaged as a kit with all necessary components and step-by-step instructions for easy collection. A single stool sample is required. This sample is shipped in secure containers directly to Doctor’s Data, Inc in a pre-paid FedEx Express Laboratory Pak.