Digestive & Microbiome Testing


“ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT.”

-HIPPOCRATES

If you are experiencing digestive pain, bloating or even blood in your stool, a microbiome test is recommended.

We use a variety of digestive stool analysis tests to assess function of the bowel and rule out autoimmune conditions such as colitis or Crohn’s disease. Most of these digestive tests are processed in Australia which means the results are returned quickly.

Digestive testing of the microbiome can help give a more specific, tailored treatment plan for you and rule out chronic disease. The majority of Perth Naturopaths will use some form of functional testing to assess the best approach for treatment for patients.

These digestive tests or microbiome tests are helpful for:

  • identifying parasites and suitable herbal treatment options
  • beneficial bacteria microbiome levels and colonisation within the bowel
  • Inflammatory bowel disease markers
  • coeliac disease screening
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • klebsiella overgrowth symptoms
  • pH in the bowel
  • fungal infections such as candida
  • pathogenic bacteria infections
  • Other infections causing chronic disease

DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS?
GET SPECIFIC, PINPOINTED, PROFESSIONALLY GUIDED
DIGESTIVE TESTING WITH A PERTH NATUROPATH

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What are the steps to Better Digestion?

1. CONSULTATION

Understanding which test is the best for your condition. SIBO Breath testing, parasite testing, bacteria testing, occult blood? Your IBS might be caused from even nutrient or heavy metal toxicity. Let us use our experience to guide you. We do the consults and referrals for tests in Perth or online via telehealth / video consults.

2. REFERRALS FOR FUNCTIONAL TESTING

Once the right tests are identified, we can refer you for it. The most common is microbiome testing. More importantly, we will also recommend diet changes, herbs and nutritionals to start making improvements. Almost all patients want some improvements as soon as possible, so we get started on remedies right away. The results usually take around 2-3 weeks before a report is issued explaining your digestive function.

3. BEGIN CHANGES

Complete your tests and start making your dietary changes, add some herbal medicine and start feeling improvements. Patients could have things such as klebsiella pneumoniae or other pathogenic infection. These need to be removed for improving digestive function.  Things should start to improve and we can monitor the progress while waiting for the results to return from the tests.

4. REVIEW TEST RESULTS

Almost there. Review microbiome test results which have been completed and related symptoms. Which herbal medicines specifically will help? Which key nutritionals will make the biggest improvements to your symptoms? What has changed in your test results?

5. ACHIEVE GOALS

Success! You have reached your health goals with an integrative medicine approach and your digestion problems are all gone! You have faster results achieved with guidance and experience because of an individual, personalised plan.

1. Consultation

Listen.
Understand. Prepare plan for you!

2. Referrals

Functional testing helps us make a more accurate, targetted plan.

3. Begin Change

Start the positive changes in your diet, herbal prescriptions, nutritional supplements and lifestyle.

4. Review and Modify

We keep on improving and tweaking your plan to maximise improvements

5. Achieve Goals

You reach your goals. Reflecting back you might find it hard to believe that you were so different before! Well done, you did it!


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