There is a relationship between unfriendly bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract and a multitude of health issues in the gastrointestinal tract. The gastrointestinal tract house 100 trillion cells, more then all the stars in the sky! A major part of you immune and nervous system resides in the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, if there is an imbalance in the bacterial balance in the gastrointestinal tract, one is more susceptible to autoimmune diseases, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammations, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies and intestinal permeability (also known as “leaky gut”).
A diet rich in fiber allows the beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract to break down the fiber into short chain fatty acids. These short chain fatty acids are fuel for the intestinal enterocytes, which are the cell lining in the gut.
Stool analysis is an invaluable non-invasive diagnostic assessment that allows the practitioner to objectively evaluate the status of beneficial and imbalanced microorganisms.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed for non-desirable organisms which allows for a targeted treatment.