The answer is very straight forward, and there are two reasons:
Firstly, the chances are, if you have H-pylori, you’ll have other infections too.
I was a classic case of this. As well as H-pylori, I had Blastocystis. And I didn’t lose my symptoms until I rid myself of both.
So while clearing yourself of H-pylori has a good chance of getting you back to feeling yourself again – it’s not guaranteed: there may be something else causing you similar damage, and in turn, making you feel how you do.
Secondly, a stool test is the quickest way to feel fine again. Once you know exactly what you need to deal with, you can quickly attack the infections with the right herbal medications and correct diet.
Comprehensive stool analysis gets to the underlying cause of your symptoms, so you can follow an individualised programme, laser-focused on your specific issues. You get better results, faster, saving you money and removing all guesswork from your health issues.
Again, I’m a classic case of this. I limped through feeling awful for fours years before I bit the bullet and took a stool test.
The sad thing (for me) is I was able to get rid of my H-pylori and Blastocystis in just over a month.
Hindsight’s a wonderful thing. Looking back, I would have paid any price for a stool test when I first started feeling ill.
But many people don’t – like myself – for many reasons.
So there’s no embarrassment. No awkward trips to the doctor. No uncomfortable questions. It’s easy.
And it’ll give you answers, removing all the guesswork from what’s wrong with you. Let me show you what I mean.
Over half of my clients have other infections – as well as H-Pylori.
Helicobacter pylori is just one of many bacteria, parasites and fungal organisms that can inhabit your digestive tract. I have helped clients recover from more than 30 different digestive infections over the last three years, including:
(And I can tell you now, they all make you feel truly awful).
Do you see now how a comprehensive stool test is worth every penny?
And talking of money, what would happen if there were no infections or bacteria found in the test? In that case, you’d get a full refund.
The bottom line is, if you’re testing for H-pylori, you need to test for its trouble bedfellows too. It’s that simple.
It has completely revolutionised my clinical practice and has allowed my clients to achieve fantastic results where other methods have proven fruitless.
Clients have been astonished at the level of detail that is accessible using the GI Effects testing and the range of information we collect makes it almost impossible NOT to achieve desired results.
Conventional stool testing typically uses microscope analysis of stool samples to identify bacteria, yeast organisms and “ova and parasites”. This method of testing carries with it several disadvantages:
Parasites and other digestive bugs do not always appear in every stool sample!
As a result, several samples may be required before the digestive infections are found.
Patients with constipation can find it very difficult to complete these tests.
These tests are inconvenient if you have work or other commitments – it can be hard to find time and privacy to provide several samples.
It is well known that some organisms – especially worms – are very hard to find, even with multiple stool samples.
In order to find bacteria and yeast/fungal organisms like Candida, stool specimens have to be cultured for at least 24 hours. In this situation, aerobic organisms thrive and anaerobic organisms die off. The resulting picture may be completely different from the initial balance of organisms in the stool sample.
There is a great deal of room for human error – some microbiologists are more skilled in detecting parasites and bacteria than others.
Anaerobes are bacteria and many parasites that thrive in an environment that is low in oxygen. When stool samples are cultured, as in “old stool technology”, many anaerobes die and are not detected in the sample.
DNA assessment is specific and accurate, avoids the pitfalls of sample transport, reports results as specific numbers, and is more sensitive than classic laboratory methods.
Here’s what the test looks out for:
|PREDOMINANT BACTERIA (these are the “good” or “beneficial bacteria”. The proper balance of good bacteria is absolutely essential for optimal health. Unfortunately we often see good bacteria levels that are severely imbalance due to poor diet, use of antibiotics and the presence of parasites and “bad” bacteria)
OPPORTUNISTIC BACTERIA (opportunistic bacteria are known to cause digestive symptoms and even acute gastroenteritis. If they are present on a long term basis, they are also associated with autoimmune conditions such as thyroid, ankylosing spondylitis and reactive arthritis)
PATHOGENIC BACTERIA (H pylori is not the only pathogenic bacterium and it is common to find bugs such as C. Difficile and Campylobacter in the GI Effects Stool Analysis)
YEAST/FUNGI (yeast and fungal organisms are well known for causing a myriad of symptoms)
Parasitic Protozoans (microscopic parasites have the potential to cause IBS, fatigue, mood problems, arthritis and many other conditions)
Parasitic Worms (worms are extremely toxic and can lead to the development of not only digestive symptoms, but many other problems throughout the body – I see at least 2 cases of worms each week)
ADIPOSITY INDEX (the balance of these two groups of bacteria has been closely associated with weight gain and obesity because the firmicutes group assist in absorbing more calories from food)
DRUG RESISTANCE GENES (the presence of drug resistance genes can indicate that certain groups of antibiotics may not be effective against the pathogens indicated in your test)
SHORT CHAIN FATTY ACIDS (SCFAs) (these are protective chemicals in the bowel that are produced by good bacteria. Low levels – caused by digestive infections and antibiotics – can increase risk for the development of serious diseases such as bowel cancer).
INFLAMMATION (inflammation is now known as the “mother of all disease” – checking for inflammatory markers can help in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases such as colitis and Crohn’s disease)
IMMUNOLOGY (at least 80% of your immune system is housed in your GI tract; gluten is the #1 problem-causing food we see and on its own can cause all common symptoms)
ADDITIONAL TESTS (to check for bleeding due to ulcers or severe damage to the digestive lining)
DIGESTION (if you’re unable to digest food properly, you cannot be healthy)
ABSORPTION (to check that you are absorbing fats and oils properly – not doing so indicates risk for nutritional deficiencies)
SENSITIVITY TESTING (so that you avoid taking antibiotics or herbs that will not work)
Fed-Ex or other courier services can be used to post completed samples back to the relevant distributors
My team and I consult worldwide. We specialise in phone and Skype consultancy and have worked with clients and patients on every major continent except Antarctica.
Your program generally consists of three to four phases:
These protocols are set against a foundational nutrition and lifestyle program to ensure optimal success.
Your support process is as follows:
Many of these clients and patients initially have doubts before they made the commitment to work with us but we were able to achieve results that were beyond their expectations time and again.
We understand that you may already have seen several doctors and practitioners and that you may be sceptical of whether we can help you. We have found that THREE main factors may prevent you from making the decision to take action:
1. Reason Not To Take Action #1: PRICE
The GI Effects 2100 stool test is the “Rolls Royce” test and assesses no less than eighty different analytes. At $470, that works out at approximately $6.00 per analyte.
Consider that some labs and clinics charge >$150 for the H pylori only stool antigen test! Therefore the GI Effects test is 25 times less expensive per analyte/marker.
A breath test, if you do not have medical insurance in the US, can cost as much as $1,000 and it only assesses for H pylori.
Without medical insurance, an endoscopy procedure can be $5,000 or more!
If $470 is still not within in your budget, you can run a test that misses out the inflammation, immune and digestion markers and simply tests to find which digestive infections you have. This test is only $260.00, or just $4.50 per analyte!
I therefore urge you to consider the GI Effects test as a significantly more cost-effective investment than any of these other options. I also urge you to ask yourself the following questions:
Without testing, how much money could you spend on nutritional supplements such as herbs and vitamins that don’t improve your situation at all?
If you don’t take action now, how much additional money could you spend in the future if your symptoms worsen or become more complicated?
How much is it costing you to have your symptoms now in terms of missed work or leisure activities and how much could it cost in the future if you do not take action?
What financial value do you place on your health and overcoming your symptoms?
If we could wave a magic wand and get rid of your three main health complaints, how much would you pay us? I’m pretty sure that the amount you will actually need to spend will be much less than the figure that you had in mind.
2. Reason Not To Take Action #2: TEST RESULTS DO NOT REVEAL ANYTHING
The thought of spending money on a test that does not provide significant findings is another reason why you may not want to risk spending money on testing. Having run hundreds of these tests over the last three years, I can assure you that only 1-2% of the tests we run do not reveal essential information about your health. Still, we are very pleased to offer a full money back guarantee should your test results come back negative on an initial test.
3. Reason Not To Take Action #3: TRUST
The Internet is not an easy place to build trust, which is why we invite you read our articles, listen to our teleseminar recordings and try out my ebook. We want you to trust us so that we can help you achieve your health goals.
1. GI Effects 2105 – Parasites, Bacteria, Yeasts & Fungi
This test is perfect for you if:
Investment – $260.00 / approx £172.00
2. GI Effects 2100 – Parasites, Bacteria, Yeasts & Fungi (BEST VALUE)
This advanced test looks not only for digestive infections and balance of good bacteria, but also assesses inflammation, immune function, digestion, absorption of nutrients, gluten sensitivity, blood and mucus and more.
This test is perfect for you if:
Investment – $470.00 / approx £297.00