Microbiome and Gut Bacteria Testing
Welcome to Therapy Works. You can find our integrated health clinic at Suite 3b/367 Barrenjoey Rd Newport NSW 2106. We offer a range of clinical testing services: Mood and cognition profiling, nutrigenomic profiles, detoxification profiles, microbiome testing and hormone and fertility profiles.
On the page you can read about our Gut Microbiome testing service in Sydney. Thanks to recent developments in science, we’ve discovered that the many microorganisms living in your gut can have a major influence on your health and wellbeing.
What is the gut microbiome?
The gut microbiome is the combination of billions of microorganisms and bacteria in your lower intestine. The gut microbiota helps with your body’s digestive functions and metabolism and also plays a factor in your immune function. Located in the gastrointestinal tract, the gut microbiota may also affect your brain health.
What are the benefits to gut microbiome testing?
- Provide further insight into your general health and well-being
Gut microbiome testing may provide patients with a holistic understanding of their gut microbiome health – that is, the composition of microorganisms and bacteria in their lower intestine. A gut microbiome test may identify signs of gut bacteria balance or imbalance in your body, and help your health practitioner determine whether or not your need further treatment.
- Improve diet and nutrition
A gut microbiome test will be able to identify your body’s nutrition levels. Healthcare practitioners can combine your previous nutrition records or advice with the results from your microbiome test to determine further personalised food and diet recommendations. Gut microbiome test results may help you achieve a balanced diet ideal for both your physical and mental health.
- Identify risks for certain diseases
Recent scientific research has indicated that gut microbiome tests may help screen patients for diseases such as colorectal polyps. Although not yet recognised as an official method of diagnosis, advancements in the field show that gut microbiome testing may help with identifying causes of inflammation in the lower intestine as well as infections.
Are microbiome tests accurate?
Depending on the type of microbiome test you take, your results may vary. For example, some gut microbiome tests may report which strains of microbes are present in your body, as well as their function. Others may record active microbe genes. Despite the different types, you can expect all tests to produce accurate results.
How do you know if your microbiome is healthy?
Regular daily bowel movements which are free of diarrhea, loose stools and constipation may be a sign that your microbiome is healthy. In the case that you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or general discomfort in your bowel movements, taking a gut microbiome test may help provide you with the answers you are looking for.
For more information on microbiome testing and our gut bacteria test kits, get in touch with our practitioners here.