When I set off on a new hike, I always make sure to take a look at the terrain to really understand whats in my path. Its also extremely critical to have some kind of guide to reference when venturing into new territory.
Our intestinal tract is really like an enigma to most of us. We eat and we get rid of what we eat. We don't really put too much thought into whats going on in our digestive tract.
Understanding the GI terrain is analogous to understanding the terrain of the remote locations you are venturing out into. Without a map, you are really flying blind and this is not an optimal state to live in.
The symptoms that we face daily always have a counterpart in the GI tract. You may be surprised to learn that some of the most common things we deal with as human beings all have roots in the digestive tract.
Take for example a common GI bacterium E.faecalis. This is a common gram-positive bacterium that has been found in 30-90% of re-infected root canals.
Without a map or GI-MAP, the test we offer, you will most likely be chasing symptoms trying to figure out what is making you ill. A GI-MAP can highlight these overgrowth of pathogens which can help to isolate a very specific protocol that is tailored for you.
Some of the most common symptoms that I see a lot are IBS, chronic loose stools/constipation, autoimmune conditions, depression/anxiety, poor sleep, bloating/excess gas, thyroid conditions and others. I say this all the time, but its important to really understand just how much of the things we face start in the gut.
We offer a GI-MAP test and we always to suggest to pair with an MRT food sensitivity test. You absolutely have to seal the gut and remove foods you are sensitive to so that you can really heal. This is great information to have about yourself. Send me a message if you want to know more about this. Thanks for following us here at Heart To Health Wellness!
Ian Sandage is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who speaks from the personal experience of someone with autoimmune disease and the highs and lows of a health journey