I might be wrong, but I have a hunch you’re on this page because you’re struggling with some kind of digestive problem, or a range weird symptoms that are really bothering you and that your doctor can’t explain.
It could be heartburn and acid reflux, bloating and gas, pain or cramping, irritable bowels, messy stools or constipation.
You might also be feeling tired, grumpy and anxious with a range of other complaints such as skin rashes, sleep trouble, menstrual or sexual complaints, recurrent infections and chronic headaches, muscle or joint pain.
Perhaps you’re also gaining or losing weight without any plausible reason.
If you’re having trouble in any or many of these areas, a stool test is a very sensible starting point for detecting the underlying cause.
Doing a stool test now will save you money and an awful lot of time.
It’ll also give you the information you need to follow a laser-focused programme to rejuvenate your health and vitality.
In 2007, and at the unripe young age of 32, I was limping along with a host of symptoms:
I wasn’t dying, and I didn’t have a serious disease, but that was the problem.
Doctors couldn’t label me with a recognised disease or disorder, so I received no testing and, as a result, no treatment.
As a result, I felt stressed, confused and frustrated. At times I also felt angry and resentful that nobody seemed to be able to help!
Because of my background in physiology, nutrition and sports science, I knew there had to be a reason why I felt under the weather.
So I ran some stool testing with a private lab. Lo and behold I found I had H. pylori.
And it wasn’t just H. pylori – I also had the parasite Blastocystis hominis, and Aspergillus, a mold overgrowth (yes, a mold overgrowth in my gut).
To cut a long story short, I followed a very powerful natural programme to get rid of these bugs and heal my gut.
After 90-days, nearly all my symptoms melted away.
Since then my colleagues and I have helped close to 2,500 people from 23 different countries overcome innumerable mysterious symptoms.
How? By helping them run a stool test.
And the stool test we offer is much better than the one I used way back in 2007.
I was really confused and frustrated when I couldn’t figure out why I felt below par, and nearly all the people we talk to echo these sentiments.
It was playing on my mind and I’d lay awake at night wondering how the heck I was going to fix myself.
The answer lay in a stool test.
The reason stool tests are so powerful is that they are able to uncover the underlying reason for your symptoms, which might be one or more of the following:
Along with the food you eat, these factors are the ones that bloat you up, cause pain and burning, give you gas and generally make your gut feel lousy.
Once your gut feels lousy, the rest of your body can soon follow.
Poor gut health can and does change your mood, energy levels, body fat, sleep patterns, and sex drive.
It can also trigger muscle and joint pain, allergies and skin conditions.
Cleaning up your gut can rapidly remove these symptoms for you.
If you’ve read my emails, blogs, social media posts and possibly my books, you’ll see that I’m always quoting the scientific literature.
It’s an indisputable fact that your digestive system is linked to every other system in your body.
It’s also a fact that an unhealthy gut can trigger symptoms and even diseases in other tissues, including your brain and nervous system, blood vessels, muscles, bones and joints and skin.
This is why a bad gut can lead to low energy, mood changes, skin problems, arthritic pains, high blood pressure, weight gain and more.
Whilst this is rather worrying, the upside is that by fixing your gut you can completely transform your overall health.
What’s more, it might not take very long to experience this transformation.
It’s such a blessing to be able to offer high quality testing, wherever you are in the world.
The stool testing we use is really cutting edge and hi-tech, but don’t worry, it couldn’t be simpler to use.
Old stool testing methods prevented science from knowing too much about our gut and its microbes.
Well, it’s because most of the testing relied on taking stool samples and looking at them under a microscope or culturing them in a lab dish.
The trouble with this is that most microbes can’t survive in oxygen and so after a few days or couple of weeks in oxygen the stool sample doesn’t resemble what you poop out!
In other words, traditional stool testing methods just aren’t accurate and tend to miss so much of what could be causing your symptoms.
Since the advent of technology called “PCR DNA analysis”, scientists have been able to gain enormous insight into gut health.
When we began using the new testing, we started finding things that we simply didn’t see previously because the old testing failed to find it.
It helps our clients achieve faster health transformations in less time.
I’ll be completely open with you and state that I’m biased. I’m biased because you can’t get a test like this from your regular doctor.
Whether you’re in the UK, Europe, US, Canada, Australia or anywhere else, for the most part the medical system is still using old technology.
Sure, it will find some bacteria and parasites from time to time, but the detection rate is notoriously low.
The first problem is that doctors aren’t don’t receive education on how chronic infestations with parasites and other bad bugs can lead to ongoing symptoms.
They’ll only tend to test if you have serious diarrhea or vomiting for more than 3-4 days (they don’t bother unless you’re really suffering.
They’ll almost never test if you have mild or moderate symptoms, or if you feel tired, grumpy, achy and have allergies, sleep, skin and other problems.
Even if they do run tests, the lab technicians aren’t trained to look for same things we test for.
They’ll look for some bugs, but won’t even acknowledge some of the subtle ones that have recently been shown to cause problems.
Then, as mentioned above the technology they’re using simply isn’t as advanced as the private labs so the conventional tests miss things.
The method and instrument used for this stool test is FDA-cleared for the detection of FIFTEEN of the most common causes of “gastroenteritis”.
These include bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
The technology allows for the simultaneous measurement of multiple bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses, all from a single sample.
This test is unique: it is the only FDA-cleared DNA test for gastrointestinal microbes currently available to the general public.
Independent clinical validation data on the method used by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory shows that the test is reliable and reproducible.
Most people delay running a stool test, including me. I waited four long years before I did a test until finally I said, “This is ridiculous, Dave, just get it done!”
How I look back at my indecision with anguish!
Had I run a stool test earlier I’d have:
To me, it’s logical to do a proper, comprehensive test if:
A stool test is such a simple process – anyone can do one and once you get over the “yuk” factor, it’s a stroll in the park.
Doing a home stool test couldn’t be simpler. Here’s how it works:
We always conduct a personalized case review and 60 minute test result interpretation consult to help you make sense of your results..
When I found my H. pylori and Blastocystis infections, as well as my Aspergillus overgrowth, I didn’t know how to fix the problem until I consulted my functional medicine doctor.
The stool test identifies the problems, but it doesn’t teach you the solution.
Our skill lies in interpreting your results and explaining what they mean in your specific case.
We have interpreted close to 2,500 stool tests over the last seven years, and we are equipped with the knowledge to help you squeeze every penny of value from your testing experience.
Once we know how the results fit in with your overall symptoms, case history and clinical picture, we can help create a road map for rejuvenating your health once and for all.
When doctors run stool tests, they’re usually looking for a few things – maybe half a dozen key markers like Giardia, Salmonella, E. coli, Campylobacter if you have diarrhea
If you want to look for H. pylori you’ll need to do a separate test because the labs aren’t set up to look for all these bugs together, which to me is crazy.
By running our home stool test, you’ll get information on 55 possible reasons why you have symptoms (yes, FIFTY-FIVE).
This information doesn’t just include “bad bugs”, it also includes information about your “good bug” levels, pancreatic function, immune strength, gluten sensitivity and inflammation levels.
These are things that your doctor will almost never test for.
Pathogenic bacteria are bugs that the medical system classifies as truly causative of disease. In other words, they are genuinely “bad bugs” and include:
The medical system considers certain parasites to be truly pathogenic, or disease-causing:
Certain viruses are known to cause acute digestive symptoms and are now associated with ongoing, chronic symptoms as well:
H. pylori is known to cause symptoms and diseases such as heartburn, GERD, ulcers and even stomach cancer.
But in other people it has been shown to protect against certain conditions, including asthma and allergies.
As well as testing for H. pylori itself, the lab also tests for different H. pylori strains to help guide clinicians as to whether treatment is necessary.
Unlike medical testing, which just gives a positive (you have H. pylori) or negative (you don’t have H. pylori) result this test quantifies how much H. pylori you have.
The lab also checks for two different strains of H. pylori called CagA and VacA. These two strains are known to increase the risk of stomach inflammation (gastritis), ulcers, stomach cancer and cardiovascular disease.
When CagA or VacA H. pylori strains are detected, they need to be dealt with right away.
Your doctor will not test for these different strains.
It’s not only bad bugs that cause problems – imbalanced in your good bug levels can also cause trouble in a condition called dysbiosis. This test assesses your levels of various friendly bacteria:
Some bacteria are not recognized by the medical system as being troublesome.
However the scientific literature (lots of it) clearly shows them to be capable of causing a whole host of problems, including digestive symptoms, digestive diseases, fatigue and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis.
This test measures the quantity of bacterial DNA to see whether you have a significant overgrowth of a problematic organism that your doctor simply will not consider.
Some parasites are not recognized by the medical system as being troublesome.
But, again, the scientific literature and clinical observations suggest that these bugs are capable of causing significant problems, ranging from digestive symptoms to fatigue and chronic pain.
Yeast and fungi such as Candida can cause a host of nasty symptoms, both in your gut and in the rest of your body.
Unfortunately, unless you have a serious disease like AIDS or cancer, of if you have oral or vaginal thrush, the medical system doesn’t consider these organisms as problematic.
This test checks for a number of different yeast and fungi:
sIgA is an antibody that acts as the first line of immune defense against bad bugs in your gut. It stops bugs and allergens from penetrating your gut lining.
Low levels of may increase the risk of infectious, allergic, and inflammatory diseases while elevated levels may indicate an activated immune response to chronic infections or inflammatory reactions.
It is very common to see high or low levels.
Elevated anti-gliadin IgA levels indicate an immune response to gluten in your diet; Gliadin is a component of gluten.
It is an essential test marker because gluten sensitivity overrides most other findings and must be dealt with if your symptoms are to improve.
Pancreatic elastase is an enzyme that comes from your pancreas to help break down dietary proteins. It is a great marker for overall pancreatic function.
Low digestive enzyme levels impair your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food, causing a host of symptoms.
Low elastase I levels also suggest inadequate stomach acid production and if your elastase I is low, digestive support is essential.
Secreted by intestinal cells in response to inflammation, lactoferrin helps distinguish between inflammatory bowel disease such as colitis and Crohn’s and a non-inflammatory condition such as irritable bowel syndrome.
Elevated lactoferrin indicates inflammation, often due to infection. If your lactoferrin is high, it may be necessary to have a colonoscopy to rule out inflammatory bowel disorders.
The presence of occult blood in your stool indicates bleeding in your digestive tract, possibly from ulcers or other damage.
We generally refer to a doctor for further investigation when occult blood is found – it is not worth taking any risks.
Drug Resistant Bacterial Genes
Drug resistance is a major problem when trying to treat bad bugs, especially bacteria.
The 2013 book The Drugs Don’t Work by chief medical officer for England and Wales, Professor Dame Sally Davies, highlights the problem.
Drug resistance genes are genes that protect bacteria from certain antibiotics.
Antibiotic and drug resistance genes are measured based on the bugs found in your stool sample.
The data provide invaluable guidance on how to effectively eradicate bad bugs (i.e. avoid antibiotics that won’t work), and help to prevent future drug resistance from developing.
I understand if you don’t want to do a stool test, after all the thought of sending your poop to the lab isn’t exactly exotic.
I’m biased, but it was a small price to pay to get me out of my four years of misery – waking up tired, feeling grumpy or anxious, having an flaky scalp and dandruff on my shoulders and zero sex drive.
And that’s not mentioning the excruciating heartburn and painful gut that felt like a washing machine on fast spin.
Had I not done a stool test, I don’t know where I’d be now. Perhaps my symptoms would have gone away on their own, perhaps not.
If you leave it alone and take no action, your symptoms might go away, but then again they might not.
I’m being honest – some people find their symptoms go away over time if they simply wait and hope, but I didn’t want to take the risk.
Rather than waiting and hoping, I took the plunge and overcame my symptoms in about 90-days, which I’m sure you’ll agree is a tiny snapshot in the grand scheme of life!
Look, we know from a recent avalanche of research over the last decade that an unhealthy gut isn’t just painful and embarrassing, it also affects your:
This isn’t just hearsay, there’s mountains of research to back it up (just read my books and articles – you’ll see thousands of references).
Then, if your symptoms don’t wake you up to taking firm and positive action, these symptoms can become fully blown diseases, including:
Yes, the balance of microbes and overall health of your gut are associated with all these diseases. It’s known in research quarters, but hasn’t yet been integrated into western medicine, so your doc doesn’t know about it!
By fixing your digestive system, improving your immune function and getting more nutrients into your body, you can:
There are times you need medical attention. Seek it right away if you have any of these symptoms:
These symptoms are likely to benefit from a full medical assessment, so please do not delay in seeing a physician if you are experiencing any of these nasty symptoms.
Stool tests are not cheap (or at least, the ‘proper’ ones are not). So why take one?
First, the chances are, if you have digestive symptoms or other mysterious complaints, you’ll have bad bugs in your digestive system.
Second, if you have H. pylori, you’ll likely have other bugs, too. I was a classic case of this – as well as H. pylori, I had Blastocystis and Aspergillus. I didn’t lose all my symptoms until I rid myself of all of them.
So while clearing H. pylori alone can help you feel better, it’s not guaranteed because something else may be causing similar damage.
Third, a stool test is usually the quickest way to feel good again.
Comprehensive stool analysis gets to the underlying cause of your symptoms, so you can follow a tailored programme, laser-focused on your specific issues.
I limped through feeling awful for four years before I bit the bullet and took a stool test. What a fool!
Fourth, spending money now on a high quality stool test not only saves you time, but also money in the long run.
I’ve lost count of the people contacting us as a “last resort” having already spent thousands on consultations and ineffective herbal and nutritional supplements.
This test gets right to the point, and helps you avoid wasting money.
Remember: I offer a better than money back guarantee on the test if it doesn’t find any imbalances and reasons for your symptoms.
Furthermore, what could happen if you don’t take action?
Could you develop a more serious health challenge that costs you more time and money in the future, let alone all the stress and worry you’ll have?
I don’t know the answer to this, but do you want to take the risk?
The great thing for me is that I was able to get rid of my H. pylori and Blastocystis pretty quickly.
The not so great thing was that it took me four years to decide to a test in the first place.
The test I did was nowhere near as detailed and thorough as the one you’re considering now – our ability to uncover the reasons you feel unwell is way more advanced than it was back then.
Looking back, I would have paid any price for a stool test when I first started feeling ill, and most of the 2,500 people we’ve helped over the last seven years say the same thing.
I have certainty that a home stool test will uncover the main reasons you don’t feel well, and I have certainty that we can help you recover your vitality.
I offer a better than money back guarantee on the stool test. If your initial test fails to reveal a meaningful result, I’ll refund your money AND give you my entire online product library, free.
Here is an at-a-glance summary of what you receive when you order a stool test, today:
I’m biased but I think this test is something that’s going to be enormously valuable and may save you thousands in the future, as well as months or even years of valuable time.
I guess I’ve said all I can.
If your initial test fails to reveal a meaningful result, I’ll refund your money AND give you a lifetime subscription to my inner circle members’ area.
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