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GI Map testing can get you out of the bathroom and back in the boardroom

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You’re at the office by 7:30 and leading a conference call by 8:00. Then an important presentation, work lunch with a new colleague, meetings until 5:00, and finally dinner with your family. You’re juggling it all! And you love your job…except when it involves unpredictable bathroom breaks. 

Eventually, you will be out of excuses, and you can’t afford another sick day. You need a solution for your stomach problems. Except you feel like you’ve tried it all: the expensive probiotic, the restrictive diets, drinking more water, drinking less water, eating more fiber, eating less fiber…but nothing sticks because nothing really works. 

If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from GI MAP testing. GI MAP testing is a clinical tool that looks at the unique microbes living in your gut. This test will give you precise results that show if you have dysbiosis, aka unbalanced gut microbiota, that can lead to unwanted GI symptoms. When your gut flora is disturbed, it can lead to symptoms that seem to linger no matter what you do. The knowledge gained from targeted testing lets your nutritional therapy practitioner create a specialized plan to get your gut back in balance. In other words, GI MAP testing can get you out of the bathroom and back in the boardroom.

A glance at what GI MAP testing will reveal about your gut microbiota 

Pathogens: This includes bad bacteria, parasites, and even viruses that can cause illness. We are exposed to these invaders through things like unwashed produce, contaminated water, or traveling overseas. Pathogens can often be the source of stubborn gut problems.

  1. pylori: This bacteria is relatively common, but it can lead to symptoms in some people. If you suffer from frequent indigestion, stomach pain, nausea, or stomach ulcers, testing for H. pylori is a good idea (1,2). 

Your unique gut microbes: Trillions of microbes make up your gut flora. Many of these are beneficial to you. However, some microbes are called “opportunists.” When opportunists are given a chance, they will overgrow, push out the beneficial microbes, and create chronic gut symptoms. Sometimes the effects can reach far beyond the gut and develop problems like inflammation, pain, and eczema (3, 4). If you have autoimmunity, opportunistic bacteria can trigger a flare-up (5). 

You may be more susceptible to the overgrowth of opportunistic microbes if you have a history of antibiotic use, illness, a suppressed immune system, or chronic stress.


GI MAP testing uncovers specific markers of your gut health 

GI MAP testing will give you insight into the health of your digestive system and the level of inflammation and irritation within your gut.

These are extremely valuable things to know when it comes not only to gut health but the health of your entire body. Markers include:

  • Pancreatic enzyme function
  • Fat absorption
  • Intestinal immune response
  • Antibodies to gluten
  • Unique proteins that indicate inflammation and leaky gut


What happens if your GI MAP testing exposes multiple problems? 

The beauty of GI MAP testing is that it allows the creation of a highly individualized treatment plan. The in-depth information gained from the test lets you (finally!) know what is happening in your gastrointestinal tract. This targeted approach will get to the bottom of your symptoms and get you back to the job and family you love. Your protocol might involve steps such as:

  • Support from digestive enzymes and digestive herbs
  • Use of functional foods and supplemental nutrients
  • Strain-specific probiotic therapy
  • A targeted elimination diet
  • Targeted antimicrobial therapy
  • Follow up testing and referrals if warranted

Would you like to learn more about how GI MAP testing may benefit you?
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