Our gut is full of different bacteria, also known collectively as microbiome and they all play a key role in supporting our overall health through various metabolic processes. A large percentage, in fact up to 70% of our immunity resides in the gut also.
Therefore, the quality of our microbiome has a very large influence on how well our body is able to fight off invading ‘pathogens’, sickness & function optimally.
More often than not, a lot of uncomfortable and unpleasant health-related symptoms you may experience, can be linked back to the quality of your gut health in one way or another.
So, how can we test for sure what may be going on inside your gut? The gut microbiome test!
This is a functional test which naturopaths and various healthcare providers may use when they need to explore your gut health further.
Microbiome DNA Analysis
This test is conducted through providing a stool sample which is then sent to a lab for further clinical investigations and analysis. It can detect over 28,000 + microbial species and this test is the most recent version of this comprehensive gut microbiome testing.
Are you experiencing....?
Skin flare ups
Weight gain/ loss
Prone to cold/flu
The test can helps you to identify the root cause of your health concerns by assessing your health from within.
Why test your gut microbiome?
No one else has the same makeup of microorganisms living in your gut. Taking a gut microbiome test will allow you to discover just how unique your gut microbiome is to you. Some of the learnings you may get from your report could help you to make significant changes in your life and approach to health.
Testing your gut microbiome is a personal decision but one with the potential to influence your overall well-being. Some people are searching for possible answers to recurring gut health issues, whereas others are simply looking at ways to be healthier.
The mounting evidence about the gut microbiome shows it is linked with countless areas of health and disease. So, whatever your reason, a gut microbiome report will give you information to better understand how your unique microbes may be influencing your health and ways to optimise the composition of bugs living in your gut.
Is it worth the investment?
Investing in your health should be something that you take seriously. This shouldn’t just be a journey of curiosity for you – it should be about discovering a long-term approach to improving your health.
A gut microbiome test is an investment in your health. Given the microbiome can have such a strong influence on your body’s function, taking the journey into improving your microbiome health will pay off for years to come.
Metagenomic analysis of your gut microbiome is the most advanced method to test your gut bugs. Incredibly, the information that comes from a simple stool swab delivers billions of DNA bases consisting of typically 600,000 microbial genes, and reports on over 5,000 gut bugs.
You are not alone.
Once you receive your report, you are not alone with the information. I will answer any questions you have about your report and guide you on tangible steps to making improvements to your diet and lifestyle based on your unique microbiome.
If you feel you would like more support from there, you also have an opportunity to speak directly to the lab team to support you on your health journey.
Your gut bugs are there to help you. Make sure you’re treating them right by understanding who they are, how many of them are present, and what foods will help the good bugs flourish.