How do we Test your Gut?

Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Everyday, practitioners at KIHC treat someone who experiences chronic digestive pain. Any digestive pain, including due to gas, constipation, heartburn, nausea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and Celiac disease, is an indication that digestive function is imbalanced, and this can be treated. Proper digestive function is necessary for optimal nutritional status, immune function, disease prevention, and indirectly all body functions.

Scientific laboratories in the United States provide answers through advanced stool testing that is not available through OHIP or your MD. These comprehensive tests more accurately identify harmful microbes including H. pylori, C. difficile, and parasites, and provide you with information that helps you optimize protective bacterial species in your gut and target problem areas of protein, carbohydrate, or fat metabolism. This testing can be requisitioned by your Naturopathic Doctor, and may be covered by private health insurance plans. Please see Doctor’s Data and Metametrix laboratories for more information.

Because digestive pain is sometimes a symptom of other health concerns, such as thyroid disorders, hormone imbalances, or immune dysfunction (e.g. food intolerances), discussing your overall health with a knowledgeable health practitioner will help you choose the kind of testing most likely to lead to the best treatment plan and resolution of digestive pain.