At home stool testing is one of the best tests I know of for finding the underlying reasons for symptoms and it’s one of the tests that helped me overcome my symptoms in 2007.
Unfortunately, medical stool testing is inadequate for a number of reasons, not least because the digestive system is largely ignored unless there is a serious disorder located there.
A comprehensive home stool test will typically detect reasons for heartburn, IBS, bloating, chronic abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea and other symptoms.
Because the gut is linked with every other cell in your body, I also consider stool testing to be a valuable tool for finding underlying reasons for arthritic symptoms, migraines, fibromyalgia, fatigue, mood, skin and other challenges to your wellness.
A medical stool test will typically only focus on a handful of organisms such as Salmonella, E. coli, Campylobacter and two to three parasites such as Giardia.
This is because western medicine only considers a small handful of microbes to be harmful.
However the research clearly shows how a huge range of bacteria, fungi and parasites can cause sustained symptoms not only in the gut but also in the other areas of the body.
These include microbes that can be helpful until they grow out of balance to become problematic (Lactobacillus is a good example – it’s an essential component of the microbiome but can cause lactic acidosis when it overgrows).
A home stool test looks for more than fifty (yes 50) different markers:
- Pathogenic bacteria
- Pathogenic parasites
- Pathogenic viruses
- Opportunistic bacteria
- Opportunistic parasites
- Opportunistic fungi
It also checks your immune function, gluten sensitivity, pancreatic enzyme production and inflammation.
Customised protocols based on stool test results have brought remarkable results to our clients over the years, as some of our case histories show.
If you have a cluster of digestive symptoms I get down on my in front of you knees and beg you to get a stool test done!
It’s going to save you enormous stress, hassle and time in overcoming those symptoms.
Similarly, it can be the make or break test in helping you uncover the reasons for weird and unexplained mood, energy, skin, muscle and joint symptoms, as well as sexual and fertility problems.
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