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Easy H-pylori home test

 

Why would anyone have a stool test?
Stools test are not cheap (or at least, the ‘proper’ ones are not). So why take one?

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.

Why most people delay taking stool tests
The biggest turn off for most people is just the thought of it. And that’s natural. But what most people don’t know is:

  • It’s done in the comfort of your own home.
  • You send the example off.
  • You get emailed the report.

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:

H pylori
Blastocystis
Giardia
Cryptosporidium
Salmonella
Vibrio
Yersinia
Klebsiella
Candida
Entamoeba histolytica
Trichuris trichiura (whipworm)
Strongyloides (threadworm)
Necator americanus (hookworm)
Pinworm

(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.

The bad news about conventional testing
Unfortunately, conventional testing for H-pylori has its limitations:

  • H pylori tests typically only test for H pylori (except for endoscopies which are able to find structural damage to your stomach lining, such as gastritis, ulcers and other problems like hiatus hernias)
  • Symptoms such as heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, stomach pain, IBS, fatigue, depression can be caused by completely different infections that are missed by standard H pylori testing (see the list above and also testimonials and case histories).
  • More than half my clients with H pylori also have at least one other infection. In these cases, clearing H pylori alone may not bring any improvements in symptoms. In other cases, H pylori may not be present at all, even though the symptoms are similar to those caused by the bacteria. For example, Strongyloides (threadworm) and Cryptospodium are two digestive infections that can cause the same symptoms as H pylori infection.
  • H pylori tests do not assess for food intolerances, another major cause of digestive symptoms and chronic fatigue.
  • Conventional H pylori tests are not always accurate – false negatives and false positives are common (a full discussion of this is provided in my e-book, the H Pylori Diet and on the H Pylori Secrets DVD.
  • Doctors may be unwilling to test if symptoms are not serious enough, or if the symptoms appear to be unrelated to the digestive system (but we know that digestive infections like H pylori and parasites can cause symptoms elsewhere in the body).
  • There may be waiting lists and long delays before testing can be accessed, depending on your location. Do you want to wait that long?

How this stool test is so accurate
The Metametrix GI Effects stool test is unlike any other stool analysis profile.

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.

But now…
To combat some of these problems, the Metametrix GI Effects Profile uses DNA analysis to identify microbes, including anaerobes.

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.

  • Flexibility in levels of testing to suit your budget. The GI Effects testing can be performed at various levels, depending on your requirements and budget. One test merely checks for parasites or yeast overgrowth, or have one that checks for inflammation, digestive enzyme levels, gluten intolerance, fat absorption, immune function and more, in addition to finding the “bugs”!
  • Greater Accuracy Microbial DNA analysis improves the accuracy of results and includes both aerobes and anaerobes. Anaerobes comprise over 95% of the bacteria in the gut and are difficult to detect with old culture methods because they die in the presence of oxygen.
  • Antibiotic Resistance Genes DNA analysis detects organisms possessing genes that give rise to antibiotic resistance, offering clinicians a superior tool for effective patient management.
  • Single Sample Collection Culture methods require multiple collections, whereas the GI Effects Stool Profile requires only one sample collection leading to improved patient compliance!
  • Eliminates Errors in Transport Sample transport is a source of significant error in culture analysis due to the change in microbial balance from the time of collection (some bugs die, some thrive). Using DNA analysis, the specimen is placed in a fixative tube that stops microbial growth and offers a highly accurate snapshot of the microbial balance in the gut.
  • Increased Sensitivity (5,000 times more sensitive!)GI Effects detects as few as 5 cells per gram – a 5000-fold increase in sensitivity over microscopy for parasite detection (in other words, the testing is 5,000 times more sensitive than conventional parasite testing.
  • Better Value – more than 80 markers!Using the GI Effects Stool Test, you can assess the following analytes. Note that there are more than eighty different markers available when you run the most comprehensive test option.
  • The one-time fee for the test covers ALL these markers. The stool sample is analysed for all these analytes rather than having different samples for different purposes.

What do we test for?
Okay, this part may look dull to you – but it gives us all the information we need to get you back to great health in the shortest possible time.

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)

Bacteroides sp.

Clostridia sp

Prevotella sp.

Fusobacteria sp.

Streptomyces sp.

Mycobacteria sp.

Eubacteria sp.

Lactobacillus

Bifidobacter

E. coli

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)

Klebsiella pneumoneae

Bacillus sp.

Citrobacter freundii

Haemolytic E. coli.

Psuedomonas sp.

Plus many others, including Salmonella, Vibrio, Yersinia, Enterobacter

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)

Helicobacter pylori

Clostridium difficile

Campylobacter sp.

Entero-hemorrhagic Eschericia coli (EHEC)

YEAST/FUNGI (yeast and fungal organisms are well known for causing a myriad of symptoms)

Candida sp.

PARASITOLOGY

Parasitic Protozoans (microscopic parasites have the potential to cause IBS, fatigue, mood problems, arthritis and many other conditions)

Blastocystis hominis

Cryptosporidium species

Dientamoeba fragilis

Endomilax nana

Entamoeba coli

Entamoeba dispar

Entamoeba hartmanni

Entamoeba histolytica

Giardia lamblia

Iodamoeba butschlii

Trichomonas hominis

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)

Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm)

Charcot leyden (microscopic crystals that are often found in people with digestive infections)

Clonorchis sinensis (liver fluke)

Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm)

Necator americanus (hookworm)

Schistosoma mansoni (blood fluke)

Strongyloides species (threadworm)

Taenia solium (tapeworm)

Trichuris species (whipworm)

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)

Firmicutes

Bacteroidetes

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)

aacA, aphD

mecA

vanA, vanB, vanC

gyrB, ParE

PBP1a, PBP2B

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).

Total SCFA

n-Butyrate

Acetate %

Butyrate %

Propionate %

Valerate %

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)

Lactoferrin

WBCs

Mucus

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)

Fecal sIgA (total front line immune defence)

Anti-gliadin IgA (sensitive marker for gluten-sensitivity)

ADDITIONAL TESTS (to check for bleeding due to ulcers or severe damage to the digestive lining)

pH

Occult Blood

RBCs

Color

DIGESTION (if you’re unable to digest food properly, you cannot be healthy)

Elastase1

Triglycerides

Putrefactive SCFA

Vegetable Fibers

ABSORPTION (to check that you are absorbing fats and oils properly – not doing so indicates risk for nutritional deficiencies)

Long Chain Fatty Acids (LCFA)

Total Fat

Cholesterol

SENSITIVITY TESTING (so that you avoid taking antibiotics or herbs that will not work)

Botanical Sensitivities

Pharmaceutical Sensitivities

 

A Very Simple Testing Procedure
The GI Effects stool profile is super easy and convenient to use:

  • Test kits are sent to your home (or wherever you want)
  • You complete a single stool sample in the privacy of your home
  • You do not need a clinic visit
  • You complete the requisition forms and post the samples to the relevant distributor, depending on your location.
  • Samples are analysed and results are available within 10-14 days, depending on the specific test you choose.
  • A copy of the test results is sent to you by email (pdf document)
  • A consultation is arranged so that we can discuss your results and design your healing programme.

Can You Access The Test Where You Live?
The GI Effects testing is available around the world. We work with clients in the following countries:

  • UK and mainland Europe
  • USA and Canada (incl. Hawaii)
  • Middle East
  • East Asia
  • Central America, Caribbean
  • Australia & New Zealand (note that there is a specific process for ordering tests – please contact us at h.pylori@hompesmethod.com for details)

Fed-Ex or other courier services can be used to post completed samples back to the relevant distributors

Professional Interpretation, Programme Design & Ongoing Support
The Metametrix lab reports are relatively complex compared to standard tests. On their own, they would mean little to you. That’s why, with every test, we offer a consultation to interpret the stool test results. From this, we can prescribe an effective protocol to help you achieve all your health goals.

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:

  • Removal of “bad” bugs using antibiotics via physician referral and/or herbal protocols
  • Liver and detoxification support
  • Reduction of inflammation in the GI tract
  • Restoration of good bacteria and immune function

These protocols are set against a foundational nutrition and lifestyle program to ensure optimal success.

With you every step of the way
We’re well aware that ongoing support is necessary, and you don’t feel left alone during the healing process. Please let me make it clear: we don’t just “leave you to get on with it”. Once you begin your program, our goal is to support you until you feel that you no longer need us!

Your support process is as follows:

  • Comprehensive initial consultation (60min)
  • 45-60min lab results consultation upon receipt of your results.
  • We design your program and send it to you by email before the call ends so that you can get started immediately.
  • We hold a 15-20min follow up call every 4 weeks to assess progress and the next phase of your program.
  • Continuous email support is included.
  • Re-testing is usually required to ensure that pathogens have been removed and gut health has been restored.
  • Free Health Maintenance Program and review every six months

Why Would You NOT Take Advantage of This Testing Technology?
The GI Effects stool test is the best stool test available. If you really want to get to the root cause of your symptoms, it’s an essential tool. We’ve found that once our clients and patients make the commitment to test, they are always 100% satisfied with the outcome because:

  • We discover why they feel unwell.
  • We know exactly what they need to do in order to feel better.
  • There is no wasted money on programmes and supplements that do not work.
  • We’re able to achieve better results, in less time.

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 tests vary in price from US$260-$470 (or £172-£297). We realise that this is not inexpensive, but we urge you to consider the comprehensive nature of the test:

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.

Your Stool Testing Options and How to Order a Test

1. GI Effects 2105 – Parasites, Bacteria, Yeasts & Fungi

This test is perfect for you if:

  • You have returned from holiday having had an upset stomach, or a food poisoning incident any time in the past that may have triggered your symptoms
  • You have unexplained digestive symptoms that are recent (less than 1 year). For example, IBS, bloating, constipation, loose stools, abdominal and stomach pain, wind, burping.
  • You are feeling tired, moody or are having difficulty sleeping
  • You have skin conditions such as rosacea, hives, urticaria, dermatitis

 

Investment – $260.00 / approx £172.00

 

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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:

  • You have had chronic digestive symptoms for a long time (longer than a year). For example, IBS, loose stools, bloating, pain, constipation.
  • You have been diagnosed with any type of colitis, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease.
  • You are suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or other autoimmune conditions.
  • You are looking for the most comprehensive digestive test available so as to completely optimise your health.

Investment – $470.00 / approx £297.00

 

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