This year I have finally found a lab that is providing my patients and I relevant results! The lab is called Diagnostic Solutions. They offer PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing which is sort of DNA testing that can identify the specific DNA signature of 63 different organisms and 7 digestive health markers. Leaky gut can also be assessed with an add-on test called zonulin.
Chronic parasite and bacterial infections within the gut can occur without dramatic symptoms. However, they can cause ongoing inflammation and can an increase in allergic reactions to foods. I work with food allergies a lot and this test is an important part of a comprehensive work up.
Ultimately these chronic gastrointestinal imbalances can contribute to the manifestation of Irritable Bowel Disease. This includes: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
This disturbed microbial equilibrium, also known as dysbiosis, within the gut can have far reaching effects upon the body. It can impact the immune system, the neuroendocrine metabolism and the liver and brain function.
Here at the Eastside Natural Health Clinic Dr. Knorr offers complementary consultations if you have concerns about your gastrointestinal health.
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