There is a new way to get to know your gut bugs
Did you know that Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria spp. should make up no more than 5% of your gut bacteria?
Our gut bacteria play a huge role not just in our digestive health, but in our whole body health.
Research continues to uncover more and more functions of the microbiome and the implications for health are simply astounding. Healthy gut bacteria produce short chain fatty acids which have been shown to decrease systemic inflammation and abdominal pain while certain species help us produce B vitamins for energy production. The list goes on.. Alterations to the gut microbiome are associated with many disorders including gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes type 2, obesity and kidney stones.
The bulk of the human gut microbiome are species that cannot be supplemented by probiotics, since they cannot exist in the presence of oxygen. Likewise they cannot be tested by traditional stool culture methods, and the bacteria that can be cultured can show inconsistent results across labs due to different culture mediums used.
What can we do to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the large intestine and how can we test? The first thing to do is a DNA sequenced gut microbiome test, based on the molecular structure of your bacteria, not on stool culture. The results are more comprehensive and more reproducible, hence an accurate snapshot of your gut microbiome.
With the Ubiome Gut Explorer Test you will find out your “diversity index” and percentage of each of the hundreds of species of bacteria so we can target and track which species need boosting and which need suppressing for holistic health benefits.
This test is suitable for those with:
- Abdominal pain/tenderness
- Clinically diagnosed IBS
- Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
- Type 2 diabetes/pre-diabetes
- Kidney stones
Simply go to UBIOME to order your kit for US $89 + shipping. For your exclusive 15% discount use referral code MYSYDNEY15 at the checkout, then book in for your online consultation.