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Gut Health

Latest research shows that a healthy gut is essential to a person’s overall health and wellbeing.

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Finding balance

There are trillions of microbiome – colonies of bacteria – located in the gut, breaking down and processing food to ensure the body functions optimally. Over time, due to a number of reasons including poor diet, stress and environmental and lifestyle factors these gut microbes can become out of balance.

Such an imbalance can lead to a negative impact on the overall health of a person for example the body becomes unable to burn fat for energy effectively, hormones become unbalanced and blood sugar and insulin response to food spirals out of control.

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At Meyer Clinic through our multidisciplinary approach, we offer an extensive range of testing and services that can help reset a patient’s gut microbiomes thus enabling the body to function effectively, leading to improved health and wellbeing.

GI Effects is a comprehensive assessment of complete GI health, assessing the root cause of many gut complaints. Our medical and nutrition team may recommend this stool test if you are suffering with such issues as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, pain and/or acid reflux. The test can also benefit people who feel that they have never fully recovered from a bout of food poisoning or a trip to another country.

GI Effects looks at overall digestion and absorption of food, inflammation markers as well as giving a full breakdown of your unique gut microbiota as well as identifying overall bacterial levels. It can also test for the presence of any parasites, pathogenic bacteria, amoebas, protozoa, candida and yeasts.

At Meyer Clinic, our medical and nutrition team works in partnership with Cyrex™, a Laboratory specialising in Autoimmune conditions. The lab offers multi-tissue antibody testing for the early detection and monitoring of today’s complex autoimmune conditions. They provide a range of tests that can be used as stand-alone tests or can be combined to offer a more comprehensive look at your health.

Cyrex™ testing can be extremely helpful in accurately pinpointing food triggers that could be exacerbating symptoms of autoimmune disease. The lab also offers accurate testing for Coeliac disease and non-coeliac-gluten-sensitivity NCGS, using more than 20 different markers for tissue transglutaminases as well as gluten and gliadin fractions.

Nutrigenetics by Nordic Healthcare is a way for us to test and understand the basis of our unique biology. These DNA tests can explain why certain diets, medicines or sports work well for one person but not for another, and why it is more about the fine-tuning to the individual than mass prescription to all. By helping you understand your unique genetic profile, DNA diet can provide unparalleled insight and knowledge to help you make the correct nutrition and diet choices.

Unlocking your genetic blueprint you can start to make the best food choices for your body. This test can provide information on the optimal eating plan for your metabolism as well as investigate sensitivities to carbohydrate and saturated fats. All of which can be used by our team of experts to design a programme to improve your gut health.

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