The SmartGUT Microbiome analysis gives you access to leading edge DNA sequencing technology.
What is Gut Microbiome Analysis?
The bacteria present in our gut, mouth, skin and other sites in the human body are often referred to collectively as the human Microbiome or “second genome”. Composed of more than a 100 trillion microorganisms the human microbiome outnumbers the total number of human genes by a factor of a hundred to one. This means, for every gene in your genome there are 100 bacterial genes.
Genomic technology now has the capacity to view this second genome by sequencing specific regions or variable regions in the bacterial genome. It is these variable regions that enable bacteria to be identified down to species level. Each bacterial species has a unique “finger print”. This means that the analysis is similar to a crime scene investigation. If the sequence is detected then that particular bacteria is present in your gut.
Why are the bacteria in my gut important?
Bacteria perform essential functions such as digesting food and synthesising vitamins. Recent studies have also linked the microbiome to human mood and behaviour via the gut-brain axis, as well as many gut disorders, weight gain, eczema, and chronic sinusitis.
What will this analysis tell me?
The percentage of the types of bacteria in your gut.
How the bacteria in your gut may be affecting your overall heath.
If any known pathogenic bacteria are present.
How your diet is affecting your microbiome.
If you are experiencing health issues Bacteria Diversity profiling will help identify the causes.
For the first time you will be able to see all of the bacteria that is in your gut.
Make a gut health friendly diet plan tailored to your gut microbiome results.
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Elaine is able to use this information to understand how your diet and environment could be affecting your bowel flora and health in general.
To get your Bacterial diversity profile you will need to: 1. Contact Elaine as the SmartGUT test can only be ordered by an accredited Healthcare Practitioner. 2. Pay for the test. 3. You will be provided with a collection kit. 4. Sample Your Faecal Microbiome. (Small stool sample) 5. Send the kit back to the laboratory.
What Happens In the Laboratory? 1. Extract DNA and Sequence: The bacterial DNA is extracted from your sample and we obtain a fingerprint signature of the bacteria in your sample. 2. Analyse: The bacterial ‘fingerprints’ are compared to our curated bacterial reference library to determine which bacteria they came from. 3. Compile Your Results: We compare your results to the other bacterial samples so that you can see the reference ranges and how you compare to others.
Tricia's Gut Microbiome results
"Over the last 15 years I have been suffering with chronic digestive health issues such as bloating, gut pain and sensitivity to foods. It was reducing my energy levels and I couldn’t do all the activities which I used to enjoy.
After trying countless of treatments from various health practitioners for my long-term gut problems without getting real results, I was searching for something different. I then heard about Elaine from DNA Nutrition from a friend who had seen her. After researching Elaine’s services, I made an appointment also. On meeting with Elaine, I felt comfortable and confident of her knowledge and skill.
Initially I had planned on getting my DNA tested, but after our appointment Elaine suggested that I get a Gut Microbiome test done instead to identify if there was an imbalance of healthy vs unhealthy bacteria in my gut that could be causing my problems.
Her reasoning made sense to me, so I got my gut microbiome test done. Elaine also suggested some natural health products to use while waiting for the results, after taking these my condition started to improve quickly. Once my Gut microbiome results returned, I had an extensive appointment with Elaine. She explained in simple terms the test results and why I was having ongoing gut and general health issues based on the bacterial imbalances that were identified in my gut.
Elaine then created a comprehensive treatment plan to detox my gut by correcting the imbalance of gut bacteria through a specialised nutrition plan and specific supplements to be taken over 8 weeks. Since putting the plan in place and taking the recommended supplements. I felt improvements within the first week and I have continued to regain my sense of vitality and have lost a few inches too.
I am back to doing the exercises and activities which I used to enjoy and no longer have gut pain or discomfort! My friends and family have noticed the changes in my energy and have been asking me what I have been doing recently, so I would like to say thanks to the lovely Elaine from DNA Nutrition!"