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GUT HEALTH
YOUR GUT COULD BE HOLDING YOU BACK

Gut Health is Wealth.

Our GateWay to Health & Wellness

Did you know that 85% of our immunity is in our gut? A healthy gut communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones that maintain overall health and well-being. The GUT microbiome plays a critical role in mediating the effects of diet and other factors on health and wellness, including digestive, immune, metabolic, and neuroendocrine function. Assessing GUT Health with the GI-MAP can help providers get to the root cause of illness.  
 

  • Do you have bloating, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation or food intolerances?

  • Are you having a hard time losing and/or gaining weight?

  • Did you know that your GI microbiome can be linked to anxiety, depression and mood swings?

  • Do you have skin irritations? Acne, Psoriais, Eczema? 

  • Do you have an autoimmune disease? IBD or IBS? 

  • Do you have diabetes and weight loss issues? 

  • Do you have Brain Fog? 

  • Gut Health can also be evaluated in children with ADHD, Autism, and Digestive Complaints


Gut health is linked to the immune system, metabolic disorders, mental health, auto-immune diseases, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

What Does the GI MAP test Look for?

It relies exclusively on cutting edge  quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) technology to provide a true DNA/PCR based stool test  detect parasites, bacteria, fungi, and viruses by targeting the specific DNA of the organisms tested in addition to intestinal health markers that evaluate for inflammation and immune response. 
 

  • Bacterial Pathogens, Parasitic, and Viral Pathogens: Fungi, Worms, Parasites

  • H. pylori & Virulence Factors: Nearly 50% of the world's population are colonized with H.pylori, even if asymtomatic is can cause ulcers, chronic gastritis, and stomach cancer

  • Commensal KeyStone Bacteria that extract nutrients and energy from our diets, maintain the gut barrier gut function, produce vitamins ( biotin & Vitamin K) and protect against colonization by potential pathogens. 

  • Opportunistic/OverGrowth Microbes: Overgrowth or excessive colonization by these bacteria can occur when the Commensal Bacteria are impaired by poor diet, antibiotics, parasitic infection or weakened immune system. These organisms could escape the GUT and infect other sites outside of the stomach. 

  • Inflammatory and Auto-Immune Related Bacteria and Intestinal Health Markers that evaluate digestion and immune response. 

  • Zonulin Test: Evaluates for leaky Gut Syndrome ( additional cost - based on your health history

Your Healing starts as simple as this.......................

Complete a Health History 

To be the most effective in understanding your current health and wellness, I ask that you complete a health history and I would also like to know your overall health and wellness goals so they can be addressed while on your 90-day protocol. A questionnaire will be sent once you purchase your package.  Obtain blood labs to establish a baseline metabolic profile. 

Complete Your GI-MAP test

Once you get started and have complete the health history. I will send you the test. There will be very clear instructions on how to collect your stool sample and send it back to Diagnostic Solutions Lab. You will pay the lab directly for their analysis of your sample

Once you mailed the test back to the lab, it will take about 2 weeks for me to receive lab analysis and to formulate your protocol. 

Nurse Practitioner Partnership

During your virtual or in-person consultation, we will go over your test results in detail and I will explain your custom gut healing plan based on my assessment that may include diet recommendation, probiotics, herbal supplements, and essential oils to correct the imbalances on your GI MAP

Protocol 

The 90 Day Comprehensive Gut Healing Protocol specifically addresses the imbalances by using the Gut Health 5R Protocol FrameWork: 
- Removal of pathogens
-Replacing potential deficiencies
-Reinoculating commensal bacteria
-Repair the Gut Lining
-Rebalancing with focuses on lifestyle changes

What about Post Protocol?

recommend re-testing after your protocol to see how your test results have changed.  At that time we can, continue on a maintenance protocol. GI mapping  annually is helpful to stay on top of your gut health. 

How Will I know It's Working?

You can expect an improvement in symptoms that you are having. Some may be faster than others. Gut healing is slow and can take up to one year based on the imbalances in the gut. Most people see a drastic improvement before the end of the protocol.


Q. Will  Insurance Cover the Cost of this Service? 
A.  Some insurances will pay for the GI MAP test, but the Nurse Practitioner Consultation is an out of pocket expense of $575 ( this fee does include the cost of the test).  When you receive your Kit from Diagnostic Solutions, you can send a $189.00 deposit and they can bill your insurance. TNHealth Solutions is not responsible for your payment to the lab when you are requesting reimbursement from insurance. 
Q. Can I order the test without the consultation?
A. No.  The Gut Wellness Program involves the test, customized holistic wellness plan, monthly and weekly  correspondence with the Nurse Practitioner to follow you along the plan. 

Q. How long does it take to get my results? 

A. Results take 10-14 Business Days to be processed at the lab.  Your virtual or in-person consultation to review your results and wellness plan will be scheduled once results are received from the lab. 

In-House Payment Plans Available 
We also take FSA, HSA Cards as well Visa/MasterCard

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