Did you know that your gut is the foundation of your health? Why is this? First, the gut is responsible for 80% of our immune system. Second, the gut is known as the “second brain”. This is because the gut regulates neurotransmitters, which are responsible for mood, sleep, and your general well-being. Third, your gut’s microbiome communicates with your DNA and determines your level of health.
Have you heard the popular term, leaky gut? It’s a common problem today, and is essentially caused by a lack of tight junctions through the intestinal lining. This causes leaks, which allows food particles into your bloodstream, which creates cellular inflammation and autoimmune disorders. In other words, our immune system detects these food particles as “foreign invaders” in our bodies, and actually begins to attack our own bodies.
Important Labs for Gut Health:
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), in order to determine what we need to do to ensure that your microbiome ratio (your gut ecology), is optimal.
Potential pathogens such as bacteria, fungus, virus, microbes, and parasites, which is a cause of many digestive issues.
Food sensitivities or allergies are a common cause of hidden or subclinical inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.
We perform these tests, along with many others, depending on the needs of our clients.