The gut plays a role in over 80% of the immune system and has a direct connection with the brain through the vagus nerve. Poor bacterial balance or dysbiosis is associated with every digestive tract disorder as well as auto-immune conditions and psychological and behavioral issues. The health of the body and mind are especially dependent upon the health of the human microbiome.
The ideal ratio of progenic to pathogenic microbes is thought to be 85:15. Most Americans today have this ratio flipped in favor of the antagonistic microbial communities. This is called dysbiosis or bad bacterial balance. Dysbiotic conditions are due to the influence of environmental toxins that wipe out progenic species and create an environment conducive to parasitic growth.
The Comprehensive Stool Analysis detects the presence of pathogenic microorganisms such as yeast, parasites and bacteria that contribute to chronic illness and neurological dysfunction.
When the digestive system is damaged it leads to improper nutrient absorption and an increase in toxic substances in the body. This is one of the leading causes of chronic disease. For example, excessive yeast produces toxic substances that can pass through the blood-brain barrier and alter neurological functioning causing “brain fog,” behavior problems and learning difficulties.
What Doctors Do Wrong
Most medically trained GI doctors pay little attention to diet and lifestyle factors and how they impact the health of the gut. The medical specialists look to diets full of processed drinks and powerful drugs and surgeries as their first step in addressing digestive problems.
Many natural health physicians will give quality probiotics and herbs to help improve the intestinal ecology. Unfortunately, they are unsure of the actual effects of these probiotics and herbs on the individual’s unique terrain.
The Comprehensive stool test looks at all the major factors and what compounds will work best for eliminating the various pathogenic microorganisms. This takes the guess work of out the process of regaining our digestive health terrain.
Why I Use This Stool Test
I have found that the GI MAP test is the most thorough stool test that gives actionable biomarkers. There are so many unique stool tests on the market that give interesting information, but it really isn’t clinically relevant at this time due to the research we currently have.
In addition, I have found that many stool tests have false negatives where they aren’t showing what is really inside the body. For many of these tests, you have to get all of these additional add-ons to get everything tested and it can be confusing and much more expensive.
This test has everything a natural health doctor really needs to see to make good clinical decisions on your gut health and treatment protocols pertaining to your microbiome. You can see a few of the things that are analyzed in this here and be sure to look at the entire sample copy so you know what the test looks like.
The one we sell here does not include the zonulin and antibiotic resistant genes that you will see on the sample copy as we felt the high cost of those add-ons wasn’t worth the value they provide.
Total Price: $459.00
Fortunately, because of the many thousands of newsletter readers and social media followers, my team has been able to network with a great lab distributor and get the best possible pricing for everyone. The retail value (using market value and insurance based rates) is highly inflated and driving up the cost of health care. This is the old, archaic method that many people are still using and paying way more for insurance and co-pays than they really should be. Many intelligent people are saving insurance premium dollars and turning to pay by order labs such as DirectLabs and others. These skip the middle man (doctors’ visits) and cut down costs for the patient.
If the test requires blood work you can take your kit to any local lab and have the trained professional take your blood and fill out the kit and send it in the mail.
Urine and blood prick tests can all be done in the comfort of your home and sent into the lab with the mailing slip in your kit. All instructions will be sent to you with the kit. It is a very simple process that most anyone can figure out. The lab also has a customer service phone # if any help is needed.