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GENETIC TESTING
GASTOINTESTINAL / DIGESTIVE ISSUES


It has become increasingly clear over the past few years that gastrointestinal function and environment can have a tremendous impact on your overall health. The gastrointestinal system is complex and has a number of previously unknown roles in the stability of brain function and immune stabilization. 

THE GASTROINTESTINAL PANEL IS INDICATED FOR PATIENTS WITH:

  • IBS

  • Chronic Constipation

  • Chronic Diarrhea

  • Intermittent Intestinal Pain

  • Mast Cell Disorder

  • Chronic Reflux

  • Recurrent Intestinal Infection

  • Numerous Food Allergies

    5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED THE GI PANEL

    1.    It reveals if you have histamine intolerance

    2.    Proves your need for probiotics or enzymes

    3.    Reveals your sensitivity to gluten and potential Celiac risk

    4.    Shows immune cell function

    5.    Identifies lactose intolerance

     

    UNDERSTANDING “THE GUT”­

    The gastrointestinal tract, or gut, is an organ system consisting of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, colon, and rectum. The gut is unique in that it’s the only organ system that is autonomic, functioning without oversight from the brain. It’s primary purpose is to ingest food and drink, absorb its nutrients for energy, and expel the remaining materials from the body. The gut also serves as a key part of the immune system.

    There is a major immunological presence around the gut. As the GI tract introduces only foreign organisms (like bacteria and viruses), the gut is a likely place for contamination. To combat the inherent risk, 70% of the immune system surrounds the gut to protect the whole body from getting sick. Since the support of brain function, immune stabilization, and digestive process are dependent on the chemical processes occurring in and around the gut, aiding the cells and good bacteria that carry out the mechanisms can help overall health.


    ENVIRONMENTAL INFLAMMATION

    Histamine is a chemical compound in the immune system that helps rid the body of allergens by triggering physiological functions like inflammation. The immune system uses inflammation to help the body repair, but when inflammation is unchecked, it can do more damage than good. Foods like tomatoes, spinach, citrus fruits, and fermented drinks are high in histamines. While considered part of a healthy diet for many, these high-histamine foods can be harmful to those without the enzyme or enzymes necessary to break down histamines and control inflammation. Supplementation can improve histamine tolerance. The results of your gastrointestinal panel will show whether or not your DNA indicates a poor ability to break down external histamines. Probiotics can also reduce inflammation by promoting and/or supporting a healthy gut microbiome by introducing good bacteria, and Beta Glucans can help kill bad bacteria to further reduce inflammation.

    GLUTEN & LACTOSE INTOLERANCE
    Chronic inflammation can also occur as a result of gluten ingestion for those that are gluten-sensitive or intolerant. Our genetic test for gastrointestinal issues can identify those genetically inclined to have problems with gluten. Lactose intolerance is another gastrointestinal-related disorder. Lactose is a sugar found in milk that is broken down by the enzyme lactase. Those with lactose intolerance do not have enough lactase enzymes to properly digest it, which results in intestinal distress. Some people produce little to no lactase because of their inherited genes, making it identifiable through a DNA submission.


    DNA TESTING FOR GI / STOMACH ISSUES
    Our GI genetic test can indicate to those with extreme GI issues whether or not more extensive food allergy and/or microbiome testing is needed.


FOUNDATION / METHYLATION

·     Mood or Sleep Problems

·     Issues with Fatigue

·     Neurological Symptoms

·     Immune Challenges

·     Detoxification Weakness

·     MTHFR, MTRR, FOLR


GASTROINTESTINAL (GI)

·     IBS

·     Chronic Constipation

·     Chronic Diarrhea

·     Intermittent Intestinal Pain

·     Mast Cell Disorder

·     Chronic Reflux

·     Recurrent Intestinal Infections

·     Numerous Food Allergies


MEN’S HEALTH

·     Fatigue / Sleep Problems

·     Weight Gain

·     Low Sex Drive

·     Male Pattern Baldness

·     Abnormal Breast Enlargement

·     Testicular Atrophy

·     High Blood Pressure

·     Loss of Strength

·     Currently taking Testosterone Supplementation

NEUROLOGICAL / PSYCH

·     Adult ADD / ADHD

·     Headaches / Migraine / Cluster

·     Seizure Disorders

·     Vertigo / Dizziness

·     Bi-Polar

·     Neuropathies / Neuralgias

·     Schizophrenia / Psychosis

·     Parkinson’s / Gait Disorders

·     Alzheimer’s/ Dementia/ Memory Loss

·     Anxiety Disorders / Depression


CHRONIC PAIN

·     Arthritis / Joint Pain

·     Headaches / Migraines

·     Inflammatory Bowel Disease

·     Felling of Pins / Needles

·     Fibromyalgia

·     Back Spasms

·     Stomach Pain

·     Unexplained Pain

AUTO-IMMUNE / INFLAMMATORY

·     Asthma

·     Chronic Infections

·     Eczema / Psoriasis

·     Any Auto-Immune Disease

·     Rheumatoid Arthritis

·     Lupus

·     Sjogren’s

·     Inflammatory Bowel Disease

·     Chronic Dry Eyes

·     Hashimoto’s

·     Chronic Fatigue

·     Immune Weakness


WOMEN’S HEALTH

·     Irregular Menstrual Cycles

·     Weight Gain

·     History of Cystic Ovaries (PCOS)

·     Hair Loss

·     Recurring Breast Tenderness

·     Fibrocystic Breast

·     Excess Facial or Body Hair

·     Post-Menopausal Hormone Replacement

·     Family History of Infertility or Miscarriage

·     Family history of Breast / Ovarian or Endometrial Cancer

·     Family History of Hypothyroidism

·     Family History of Obesity

·     Family History of Diabetes

·     Family History of Pre-eclampsia