Almost every patient can benefit from a GI-MAP gut health assessment. Some patients are looking to achieve optimal health, while other patients have been chronically ill and frustrated without a diagnosis for years.
Some conditions that warrant testing are:
Autoimmune diseases, IBS/IBD digestive complaints, diarrhea or constipation, brain fog, skin problems – like acne and psoriasis, mood disorders, depression and anxiety, diabetes and weight loss issues.
Can Infants and Children Benefit from the GI-MAP?
Yes. The GI-MAP is commonly used in infants and children, and can provide insight into conditions related to Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, autism and digestive complaints.
Omega-3 DHA is an important component of a baby’s developing brain.
The only way to know how much DHA your baby is getting through breast milk is by measuring it – with the Mother’s Milk DHA Test.
A low blood omega-3 level is now recognised to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease as well as a variety of neurocognitive and developmental disorders.
Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis can be defined as the process by which complex and comprehensive blood biomarkers are organised, analyzed and interpreted to provide a comprehensive assessment of the state and trend of the main body systems, along with the status of nutrients and trends towards and away from clinical dysfunction.
DHA (or docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, fish oil, and prenatal supplements that is an important nutrient for a healthy pregnancy.
The Prenatal DHA Test, which is a measure of DHA in blood, lets mom know if she is getting enough of this key nutrient for both her and her baby.
Early preterm birth happens before 34 weeks gestation.
DHA can significantly reduce the risk of early preterm birth by 42%
Research shows that women who have low blood DHA levels are at 10-fold increased risk of early preterm birth..A scientific article showed that pregnant women should strive for a DHA level of 5% or above to reduce their preterm birth risk.
The recommended amount of DHA for pregnant women is 200 mg daily but most only get ~60mg from their diet & only 10% use a supplement
The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with 76 markers. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behaviour disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.
Our Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress, neurotransmitter levels, and is the only OAT to include markers for oxalates, which are highly correlated with many chronic illnesses.
If abnormalities are detected using the OAT, treatments can include supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants, or dietary modification.
The oral cavity is a complex ecosystem, comprising several habitats including the teeth, gums, tongue and tonsils,
all colonised by bacteria.
The oral microbiota is comprised of approximately 600 taxa at the species level, with different groups
and subsets inhabiting different niches.
The microbiota of the oral cavity exists as a complex biofilm that remains stable despite environmental changes. However, dysbiosis, in form of infection, injury, dietary changes and risk-associated factors (e.g. smoking) may disrupt the biofilm community, favouring colonisation and invasion of pathogens. Disruption of the biofilm community to a pathogenic profile, induces host immune responses, chronic inflammation and ultimately development of local and systemic diseases. However, much of this damage is reversible if pathogenic communities are removed, and homeostasis is restored.
To this end, Phylobioscience have developed the Oral EcologiXTM oral health and microbiome profile, a ground breaking tool for analysis of oral microbiota composition and host immune responses. Using innovative microbial culture-independent technologies, including quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the profile provides an accurate, reliable and quantifiable measurement of microbiota abundance and host inflammatory markers.
The vulvo-vaginal area has its own distinct commensal microbiome which differs from the other microbiomes in the body. The composition of the microbiome and its dialogue with host immune responses in the vagina plays a role in vaginal, reproductive and maternal health. Dysbiosis of the vaginal flora can play a large role in infertility, frequent miscarriage, endometriosis, pre-term birth, frequent urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis, vaginismus and vagino-vulval itching and discomfort.
Research shows that the nutritional status of both women and men can impact fertility. We also know that specific variations in our genes can explain why some of us respond differently from others to the same foods, beverages and supplements we consume.