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Comprehensive Stool Testing in Functional Medicine

Functional medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of health issues rather than merely managing symptoms. Diagnostic testing has become a valuable tool for providers and is often recommended as a part of treatment.

Understanding the connection between the gut and other body systems, from cardiovascular to skin, it would make sense to place importance on the GI system. Stool analysis provides invaluable insights into the intricate workings of the human body. By examining the composition of our gut microbiome, assessing digestive function, and detecting potential pathogens, this advanced technique has revolutionized how practitioners approach patient care. These underlying factors can prevent the long-term resolution of symptoms. From the results, we are able to provide targeted interventions through diet, lifestyle, and supplementation to restore a healthy gut microbial balance, optimize digestion, and reduce inflammation to address specific digestive concerns.

The stool test we offer is through Genova Diagnostics. This 3-day stool collection kit measures biomarkers that reflect the three critical functions of gut health:

  • digestion/absorption

  • inflammation/immunology, and the

  • gut microbiome.

An imbalance of the normal gut microbiota or dysbiosis may lead to gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and wider systemic alterations such as celiac disease, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, malnutrition, skin conditions, autoimmune disorders, immune system imbalances, and multiple inflammatory disorders.

Don’t overlook your microbiome's value and role in overall health and wellness. Learn more about stool testing and other diagnostic testing on our website. Reach out for more information on how to obtain the GI Effects Stool Test.


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