What is the Gastro-Intestinal Tract (GI)?
The gut microbiome plays an important role in mediating the effects of diet and the digestive, immune, metabolic, and neuroendocrine functions. An imbalance of unhealthy and healthy microbes in the intestine can contribute to weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and other disorders. It is important to look at the microbiome to discover what can be modified to decrease chronic illnesses and promote health.
What is the GI-MAP Test?
The GI-MAP Test takes a close look into your gut microbiome, creating an extensive profile of what could be affecting your health. It uses a unique stool test with qPCR to detect parasites, fungi, and bacteria by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested.
Who should get GI-MAP stool analysis done?
Everyone! This test is great to discover what you need to work on in terms of diet and exercise. This helps us to create a customized plan to treat any chronic illness that you may have. For example autoimmune diseases, IBS/IBD, digestive issues, brain fog, skin problems, mood disorders, and diabetes are among many diseases that benefit from GI-MAP testing.