Understanding your microbiome!

Understanding your microbiome!

What is it?

A microbiome mapping test is the most accurate testing available in Australia to investigate:
  • Parasites
  • Bacterial overgrowths
  • Autoimmune triggers
  • Inflammation
  • Coeliac markers
  • Stomach lining health (which impacts the absorption of nutrients)
  • Fat & vegetable breakdown
  • Liver detoxification profile
  • Good bacteria profile

When should I get a microbiome test?

A microbiome mapping test is recommended for everyone.
This is because this test is used as a prevention to reduce the risk of health conditions occurring,
including:
  • Coeliac
  • Ulcerative colitis & crohn's disease
  • Autoimmune thyroid conditions
  • Anxiety, depression, ADHD & other conditions impacted by neurotransmitter synthesis
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Shown above is the before and after of a 12 month old child who came in with severe and chronic constipation. All but 1 bacterial overgrowth cleared through treatment (which we are still working on) a significant improvement in symptoms and complete cessation of all prescription laxatives.

The wonderful thing about a microbiome map is that not only does it show us what’s going on, but it also provides guidance around treatment duration. Treatment included antimicrobial herbs for bacterial clearance, liver function and detoxification support, gut motility support, reduction of intestinal inflammation and repopulation of beneficial bacteria.

This child had bacterial overgrowths linked to the development of autoimmune conditions present – coeliac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis. Retesting is important to confirm the bacterial overgrowths have been cleared and prevent the development of these conditions occurring later in life.

 

 

The gut brain axis is what we work with within the clinic to support our patients with adhd and autism

Faecalibacterium naturally has anti inflammatory properties where low levels can be associated with asthma and eczema but recent studies have shown the dysbiosis in the gut may lead to a higher expression of inflammatory factors that could contribute to ADHD pathogenesis

Citrobacter has been studied to show increase of anxiety like behaviour with kids also.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7830868/

Different harmful bacterial overgrowths linked with disease

  • Chrohn's & UC: Linked to E.coli & Bacteroides / Prevotella overgrowths
  • ADHD: Linked with faecalbacterium overgrowths
  • Atopic Dermatitis: Linked to Staphyloccus
  • Ankylosing spondylitis: Linked to Klebsiella overgrowths
  • Pathogenesis of Endometriosis: Linked to Fusobacterium overgrowths

 

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