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The severity of symptoms from an irritable bowel can vary in intensity and cause discomfort and inconveniences to a persons life. For individuals with chronic symptoms, their illness can be debilitating, leaving them with having to reduce normal activities due to fear of not feeling well. It can even limit their ability to work a normal work day.
The key to irritable bowel relief is to run a comprehensive stool test to identify the root cause of the symptoms and what the body needs nutrient wise to heal itself.
When you order a Stool Test kit, it will go out in the mail right away to you. You will need to stop any probiotics or enzymes 3 days prior to testing and for the entire 3-5 days of the test. It takes about 3 weeks for results. Your personalized stool test kit results come with a comprehensive analysis and a herbal protocol (complete with exactly which herbs should be taken to enhance better health and wellness in the GI tract).
Our stool test kit is a THREE day collection. One day collections miss too much and we want to make sure to find what is hurting you.
Our comprehensive stool test kit tests for:
Beneficial bacteria: has health protecting effects on the GI tract including manufacturing vitamins, fermenting fibers, digesting proteins and carbohydrates., and propagating anti tumor and anti inflammatory factors.
Dysbiotic Bacteria: known pathogenic bacteria which have disease causing potential in the GI tract.
Parasites & Worms: These are abnormal inhabitants of the GI tract that have potential to cause damage to their host. Symptoms can be diarrhea, nausea, fever, blood, abdominal pain, change in bowel function, skin disorders, allergic reactions, weak immune function. People can become infected with parasites, worms or bad bacteria from: travel, eating imported produce, pets, under-cooked food, unclean drinking water, and even swimming in pools or lakes
Parasites can contribute to irritable bowel symptoms & GI distress. Currently, World Health Organization studies indicate that about 1/2 billion individuals are infected annually by parasites like Ameba histolytica and about the same number are infected by Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
Yeast, Candida, Mold: Overgrowth can effect every organ in the body. Symptoms can include fatigue, bloating and gas, skin eruptions, abdominal pain, fungal diarrhea and weight gain.
Digestion and Absorption Markers: Elastase, Fat Stain, Muscle fibers, Vegetable Fibers, Carbohydrates. If any of these are present in the stool it indicates digestion may be compromised.
Inflammation Markers: Pathogens like bacteria and parasites can lead to inflammation in the GI tract.
Secretory IgA (sigA): High levels indicates an overactive immune system and low levels indicate Leaky Gut.
Short Chain Fatty Acids: indicates if dietary fiber is at optimal levels
Intestinal Health Markers: RBC, pH, Occult blood, color and consistency