Research indicates that gut health impacts overall health, including digestive, immune, metabolic, and neuroendocrine functions. Assessing GI health with the proper tools can help practitioners get to the root cause of chronic illness.
What is the GI-MAP (Microbial Assay Plus): A comprehensive stool test using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology, is completed in the comfort of your home using a collection kit that is mailed to you. It measures markers such as H. pylori, pathogens (bacteria, yeast, parasites), autoimmune markers, immune health, digestive capacity and more.
Who Would Benefit From GI-MAP Testing?
Individuals with the following issues:
Chronic and Acute Gastroenteritis
Symptoms such as Bloating, Gas, Abdominal cramping
Acute or chronic constipation
Acute or chronic diarrhea
Fungal or Yeast Infections
Bacterial & Parasitic Infections
IBD: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Chron's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, etc)
IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Suspected H. pylori overgrowth/infection
Intestinal Permeability (Leaky Gut Syndrome)
Dysbiosis: Insufficiency, Digestive Dysfunction or Inflammatory
Increases credibility, accuracy, effectiveness of protocols
Identify imbalances and blocking factors that are preventing true healing
Gets faster, better clinical results
Let's look at an example:
If a client has constipation
A GI MAP can show us a functional issue such as poor enzyme output, biliary stasis, inflammation, low HCL, dysbiotic microbiome, pathogens, parasites, pylori, fungal, or a COMBO of these.
This test has changed my practice in so many ways. I offer GI-MAP testing to my clients at a discounted rate if they are working with me using a package!
Here is one of the sections of a GI MAP, showing Opportunistic Bacteria. As you can see, this client had extremely high levels of 7 different opportunistic bacteria in their gut microbiome. Using this data, we formulated a healing protocol to assist with balancing out their gut microbiome. We addressed this overgrowth, supported healing, and removed blocking factors. By addressing the ROOT CAUSE, we can facilitate healing in our bodies.
I would love to help you along in your healing journey. If you're ready to start feeling better & to book for an initial consultation, you can sign up here.