“Without proper digestion, pills are of no use.
With proper digestion, pills are of no need.”
Intestinal Health Examiner
Gastrointestinal (GI) health is one of the most important aspects of well-being. The GI track allows for direct contact with our surroundings, as well as, being the main route to obtain, digest, assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste products. The GI track is
important for immunity, energy production and it's also the home of billions of beneficial bacteria. A healthy GI track will serve as a powerful barrier between the body and the outside world. It will block pathogens (disease producing organisms), large-sized particles, and undigested food from entering the body.
An unhealthy gut will lead to a compromised GI barrier (Leaky Gut Syndrome), poor digestion, malabsorption and nutritional deficiencies. Common symptoms with this include conditions such as heartburn, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, and IBS. Symptoms however are not limited to intestinal symptoms. Degenerative diseases, compromised immune status, neuropathy, rashes, allergies, depression and chronic fatigue are also seen frequently with a weaken GI track.
Causes for weaken GI track include:
- Poor diet (processed food, artificial chemicals…)
- Low gastric acid production
- Chronic maldigestion
- Food allergen impact on bowel absorptive surfaces
- Bacterial overgrowth or imbalances (dysbiosis)
- Pathogenic bacteria, yeast or parasites and related toxic irritants
- The use of NSAIDs and antibiotics
Using specialized testing, gastrointestinal health can now be assessed. This comprehensive profile helps pinpoint the causes of gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic systemic conditions, and measures key markers of digestion, absorption and inflammation. Tests look for pathogens such as yeast (fungus), harmful bacteria and parasites.