Hippocrates, referred to as the father of medicine, is famously quoted for stating, “All disease begins in the gut”. The GI system has many roles including breaking down & absorption of what we eat, and immunological function. In the advent of the Microbiome Project, it is better understood that the microbes living in and on us also play a vital role in our overall health. Imbalances in the GI system may contribute to gastrointestinal symptoms, skin conditions, allergies, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, depression, frequent illness and multiple inflammatory disorders. Factors that contribute to imbalances include stress, medications, heavy metals, chemicals, infection, diet, and our eating rituals.
This bundle includes a comprehensive evaluation of the GI system. This includes markers for leaky gut, celiac genes, gluten sensitivity, infection, inflammation, dysbiosis, maldigestion and metabolic imbalance. The panel is performed in the comfort of one’s home and includes stool and blood spot collections.