All health (and disease) starts with the gut, and the balance of different microorganisms living in your gut play a crucial role in whether you are healthy or sick. Scientists now know that an overabundance of particular species of bacteria in the gut can lead to obesity, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, kidney stones, excessive flatulence, and other chronic conditions that are becoming increasingly common in modern society.
Similarly, other types of bacteria help keep us healthy. These beneficial bacteria are often wiped out by antibiotics, infections with pathogenic bacteria, antibiotic residues in food and groundwater, chronic stress, disrupted sleep cycles, sedentary lifestyles, and poor dietary choices.
Finding out which bacteria is most prevalent in your gut (and which ones are missing) can help you make informed lifestyle choices to get your microbiome back into balance and improve your health. For instance, knowing you have an excess of a particular type of pathogenic bacteria can help you make food choices that don’t “feed” that species of bacteria. Likewise, knowing you have low amounts of a particular beneficial species of bacteria can help you understand which foods you need to be incorporating into your diet on a regular basis.
One thing that has become increasingly clear as the fields of nutrition and microbiome research have advanced is that there is no one “diet” or meal plan that is perfect for everyone. We all have unique physiologies, different genetic susceptibilities, different lifestyle/environmental exposures, and unique gut microbiomes. All of these factors affect how we respond to and metabolize the foods we eat. Moreover, our unique dietary needs can change over time as our microbiome shifts in response to stress, sleep, changes in hormones, exercise, medications and supplements, moving to a new home, and illness.
Foods that are healthy for one person may be extremely harmful to another person, depending on the state of each individual’s microbiome. Knowing which foods are right for you can be extremely confusing because of the variation in how we all respond differently to the same foods. But thanks to leading-edge science that has been conducted by Israeli scientists on personalized nutrition and the microbiome, you no longer have to “guess” which food or dietary pattern will help you improve your health, lose weight, and balance your blood sugar levels.
I’m pleased to be able to offer you a proprietary gut microbiome test that not only tells you which species and strains of bacteria are living in your gut (and the percentages of each), but it also tells you which foods to eat abundantly, which foods to eat in moderation, which foods to minimize, and which foods to avoid entirely — all based on your unique microbiome profile.
You will also receive a complimentary nutrition consultation in addition to your personalized meal plan.
How it works: When you place your online order, I will send you a test kit in the mail. Instructions for collecting your sample will be included in the test kit. (It’s easy! You’ll collect your sample at home, in your bathroom.) Then you mail the kit in. As soon as your results are analyzed, you’ll receive your food recommendations and meal plan. Someone will also be contacting you to set up your complimentary nutrition consultation.