Clients often tell me that they had “every test under the sun” only to be told by their doc that everything looked “normal”.
“How come my endoscopy or colonoscopy didn’t find anything abnormal?”
“My scans all look clear, so what’s going on?”
“My blood work looks in good order…”
Yet these people feel anything but “normal” and are often stuck on what to do when all their fancy medical tests reveal nothing.
Multiple symptoms such as tummy and abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, low energy levels or moods, poor sleep, skin problems and more are at epidemic levels, yet the fancy tests don’t seem to be the answer in many cases.
The reason scopes, ultrasounds and scans come back clear is that many times the medical tests are not looking in the right places and they’re not looking for the right things.
There’s no doubt the fancy scopes, scans and ultrasounds can be helpful in some cases, but they rarely determine the root cause of a symptom or symptoms.
Let’s say an ultrasound comes back showing someone they have gallstones, and that the doc says the gallstones are causing symptoms.
OK, that’s fine, but the only solution is to have the gallbladder removed and nobody bothers to look at WHY the gallstones there in the first place.
A few clues: gluten intolerance, low stomach acid, H. pylori infection, poor liver function due to nutrient deficiency, and low thyroid hormones can all lead to gallstones by slowing down liver and gallbladder function.
The gallstone diagnosis is not pitched at the right level because in itself, it’s a symptom of other body imbalances.
A comprehensive stool test would give far more useful information to help understand why this person had developed gallstones.
Let’s say a scan result comes back showing someone has a blocked intestine, and their symptoms are bloating, tummy pain, gas and constipation.
The scan shows there’s a lot of old “packed-up” feces in the person’s intestine and it’s causing a blockage.
Ok, that’s great, too, but why has the feces become a problem?
Again, this issue could be due to low stomach acid, low digestive enzyme levels, poor food choices, parasites, bacterial and fungal overgrowth, low thyroid hormones, magnesium deficiency, etc.
A comprehensive stool test would give far more useful information to help understand why this person had symptoms.
In a nutshell
What I’m trying to say is that fancy medical testing can be like a detective following the wrong lead.
Following the lead can rule out potentially serious problems like colitis, ulcers, Crohn’s disease, cancer, etc., but it doesn’t find the culprit.
Of course, some people do find serious issues using these tests, and I’m not suggesting they are not helpful. My point is that the vast majority of people taking these tests don’t need them and, instead, need to look for their symptom causes on a different level.
A better option
Ultrasounds, scopes and scans are helpful in ruling things out – it’s a relief when those kinds of tests come back negative.
But they’re apparently not so helpful in finding the reasons why you don’t feel well.
We need to look a level below ultrasounds, scopes and scans and our focus should be on finding:
1. “bad things” in the body that shouldn’t be there so we can get rid of them, and
A comprehensive stool test does just that.
It detects “bad bugs” like parasites, bacteria and fungal overgrowth, as well as “bad chemicals” from undigested food that can cause irritation and inflammation in your gut.
What people don’t realize is that it also shows whether you have enough “good bug”s, “good digestive enzymes” and “good chemicals” that protect your gut.
Of course I’m biased because the stool test saved my skin back in 2007. If you’ve had “every test under the sun” without finding anything helpful, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by running the test.
And don’t forget, tests are done in the privacy of your own home – you just send off a sample in the packaging provided.
If it comes back blank, you get a full refund too. So what’s stopping you?