|Last month, our lovely client – BE (she wishes to remain anonymous) had her period.
“So what?” you might ask. So did a fair percentage of the other 3.5 billion women on the planet.
Well, it happened to be the first month for more than three years that BE got through her period without one – and often more than one – migraine.
I find it staggering that women put up with pre-menstrual and menstrual symptoms.
Suffering on a monthly basis is not the natural state of being!
I know this because before I got so heavily involved with H. pylori and gut health, I was fortunate enough to help dozens of women overcome menstrual symptoms.
These symptoms – whether it’s mood swings, period pain, bloating, skin problems, headaches and migraines, low energy, painful breasts and others – are generally caused by hormone imbalances.
But contrary to what most docs believe, hormones are heavily influenced by the gut and this is why we often see improvements in menstrual symptoms when we remove bad bugs and bad foods.
What I’m trying to say is that it’s really tough to have a healthy hormone system if you have an unhealthy gut, as my Olympic Rings Health analogy (below) explains:
Stool Test Results
In BE’s case, we found two pretty nasty bad bugs: H. pylori and a horrible strain of E. coli. She also had a parasite (previously, she’d also battled a Candida overgrowth):
We worked on removing bad foods from BE’s diet – we threw out the likes of gluten, processed cow’s milk, soy and sugar – and then ran protocols to restore proper balance to the bugs in her gut, by removing the bad ones and replacing the good ones.
BE’s energy increased, and her digestion improve significantly, with less bloating.
The menstrual symptoms improved, but not by a satisfactory level, in my opinion.
Hormone Test Results
Sometimes a woman’s hormones have become so imbalanced that we have to give them a “tweak” with some testing and customized protocols, and this is where the magic happened for BE’s migraines.
We ran some hormone tests to figure out what was going on with BE’s adrenal stress hormones and sex hormones.
We found low cortisol levels, very low DHEA levels, low estrogen levels and extremely low levels T3 thyroid hormone and low vitamin D.
Contrary to what I expected, BE’s progesterone levels looked okay.
After just one month on a new protocol to support BE’s hormone levels, the menstrual migraines stopped (this was October’s period).
The first month might have been a fluke, but having spoken with BE again literally this afternoon (19 November, 2013), I learned the migraines stayed away.
Needless to say, we’re both thrilled!
It would be easy to think that the hormone protocol on its own was responsible for the improvements, but remember, BE’s energy, digestion and general wellbeing had improved by working on their gut first.
I don’t think the hormone protocol would have worked nearly as well had we not cleaned up BE’s digestion initially.
In the majority of cases, we work on gut health as the number one priority, but we can’t do this effectively without determining what’s going on with a stool test.
So, if you are a woman – or you know women – who struggle with pre-menstrual and menstrual symptoms, the first step is to get a stool test done.
Yeah, I know “pooping isn’t very ladylike”, but come on, your health is at stake here and it’s a small price to pay to get your menstrual cycle (and maybe even your sex life) back on track.
And, to rest your mind, you don’t need to leave your house to get the test done, except to send your sample back to the lab (all the packaging is provided).
What’s more the lab that analyses your sample just email the results to you.
It really coudn’t be easier – and don’t forget, if it comes back blank you get a full refund.
Stool tests are not cheap (or at least, the ‘proper’ ones are not). So why take one?
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: 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.
Comprehensive stool analysis gets to the underlying cause of your symptoms, so you can follow a tailored programme, laser-focused on your specific issues. You get fast results because it removes all the 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.
Okay, it’s not the most pleasant thought in the world. But what most people don’t know is:
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 why you don’t feel well. Let me show you what I mean.
Over half of my clients have other bad bugs in their gut – as well as H. pylori. Some think they have H. pylori, but we find they have other bad bugs instead.
Helicobacter pylori is just one of many bacteria, parasites and fungal organisms that can inhabit your digestive tract. We have helped clients recover from more than 30 different bad bugs over the last half decade, including:
(And I can tell you now, they all make you feel truly awful by causing digestive pain, heartburn, wind, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, constipation, headaches, skin problems, mood issues, food allergies and fatigue!).
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 troublesome bedfellows too. It’s that simple.
Unfortunately, conventional testing for H-pylori has its limitations:
The Parasitology Center Comprehensive Stool Test is unlike any other stool analysis profile because it incorporates a combination of technology that is not seen in standard medical laboratories.
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 Parasitology Center testing and the range of information we collect makes it almost impossible NOT to achieve desired results.
Published research indicates, and the US Centers for Disease Control state, that our Parasitology Center Comprehensive Stool Test is capable of detecting up to 50%-80% more bad bugs than conventional medical testing.
The main reasons for this vastly higher detection rate are:
Dr. Amin is a Ph.D. and Professor of Parasitology (there are not many of these in the world). He is a nationally and internationally recognised authority with over 200 major articles/books published in professional journals on human & animal parasites from North America, North Africa, Peru, Persian Gulf, Kenya, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Dr. Amin has conducted many international parasitology workshops and conferences including one in the Persian Gulf as a Fulbright Scholar and had received many other honors, awards, and Parasitology research grants. He has authored a 5-part educational video series on “Parasitic Infections of Humans, Diagnosis and Pathology” produced by the Center for Improvement of Human Functioning International of Wichita, Kansas.
The other parasitologist is Ronald Mann – a top veteran parasitologist who has been practicing clinical parasitology and microbiology for over 40 years; first with the U.S. military in Asia and currently with a Phoenix hospital.
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:
*The one-time fee covers ALL these test markers / findings listed here*
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).The lab reports levels of normal Bacillus species on a scale of 1-4 (1 is too low, 2-3 are optimal, with 4 representing overgrowth)
Opportunistic and pathogenic 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 problems, ankylosing spondylitis and reactive arthritis). Specific bacteria reported include:
Yeast and fungal organisms are known to cause a myriad of symptoms. The best known of these is Candida albicans, but it’s by no means the only trouble-causing yeast/fungal organism that can overgrow in the gut). The stool test identifies:
PARASITOLOGY (Protozoan Parasites and Worms)
Parasitic Protozoans (microscopic parasites have the potential to cause IBS, fatigue, mood problems, arthritis and many other conditions nagging symptoms. They include:
Parasitic Worms (worms are extremely toxic and can lead to the development of not only digestive symptoms, but many other problems throughout the body – we see at least a half-dozen cases of worms each month):
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).
White Blood Cells (the presence of WBCs indicates the body is attempting to contain infective processes or toxins)
Squamous epithelial cells line the lower intestine and if they are found in large amounts it indicates damage to the large intestine.
Squamous columnar cells line the upper intestine and indicate damage there when detected in large numbers.
Red Blood Cells will be detected if there is gastrointestinal bleeding in the digestive tract. Many factors can cause bleeding including the active feeding of parasites such as hook worms.
Undigested plant tissues are reported in stool specimens when present at elevated levels. Many commonly reported plant food items include tomatoes (Fig. 2) and potatoes (Fig. 3), among others.
Improper digestion can constipation, wind or diarrhoea and impact parasite presence and passage in the faecal flow.
Meat fibres are also indirect indicators of poor digestion, which could be attributed to inadequate chewing, low stomach acid levels and inadequate digestive enzyme levels.
Fatty acid crystals are found when dietary fats are not digested properly. This is usually seen in patients with problematic gall bladders and pancreatic problems.
Starch granules presence indicates that carbohydrates are not being digested properly and calls for the use of specific digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates.
CHARCOT LAYDEN CRYSTALS
These crystals are the product of cell destruction mostly by the action of parasites or occasionally by toxins. They have been reported in patients with Blastocystis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium.
Pollen grains can be either ingested with food or breathed in during pollen season. While they have no immediate pathological significance, they are still regarded as a factor in host allergies. When present, especially in large numbers, in allergic patients, preventive and protective precautions need to be made.
Testing bacterial sensitivity helps you avoid taking antibiotics that will not work, and may breed further antibiotic resistance):
Pharmaceutical Sensitivities are detected to drugs such as Tetracycline, Ampicillin, Ciprofloxacin, Gentamycin and others.
The Comprehensive Stool Test is easy and convenient to use:
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.
The Comprehensive Stool testing is available around the world. We work with clients in the following countries:
The test reports are relatively complex compared to standard tests. On their own, they would mean little to you. That’s why, with every test, we add a consultation to interpret your stool test results, in the context of your health history and symptoms. Following the consultation, we can recommend an effective protocol to help you achieve your health goals.
We consult worldwide. We specialise in phone and skype consultancy and have worked with clients and patients on every major continent.
Your program generally consists of three to four phases:
These protocols are set against a foundational Nutrition and Lifestyle program – called “Hompes Method Basics” to ensure optimal success.
The initial support process is as follows:
We are well aware that for some people on-going support is necessary, as you don’t want to feel left alone during your health rejuvenation process. We offer a range of on-going support packages, which your practitioner will cover off with you during your consultation.
Half a decade’s experience has taught us that if you really want to get to the root cause of your symptoms, assessing your digestive health is an essential tool. We have 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.
Many of these clients and patients initially had doubts before they made the commitment to work with us but time and again we were able to achieve results that were beyond their expectations.
We understand that you may already have seen several doctors and practitioners and that you may be sceptical of whether we can help you. Again, our experience has shown that THREE main factors may prevent you from making the decision to take action:
1. Reason Not To Take Action #1: PRICE
We realise the test fee is not inexpensive, but we urge you to consider its comprehensive nature – and don’t forget your health history and symptoms analysis, plus your 60 minute phone consultation is included in this one, single payment.
The Comprehensive Stool Test is a “Rolls Royce” test and assesses no less than seventy different analytes. At $716 (approx. £456), that works out at approximately $10.50 or £7 per analyte (an analyte is a very specific measure, or finding, in your test.)
Consider that some labs and clinics charge >$150 for an H. pylori only stool antigen test! Our comprehensive stool test is 25 times less expensive per analyte or marker!
Here’s the biggie though: If you have H. pylori, the chances are you have some other bad bugs, too. It is very, very unusual just to have one bad bug (I’m sure you know this if you’ve read my case studies and seen test reports from those cases).
According to folk we’ve consulted, an H. pylori 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 may be $5,000 or more!
We therefore suggest you consider the “Rolls Royce” stool test as a significantly more cost-effective investment than any of these other options. We also urge you to ask yourself the following questions:
“Without testing, how much money could I spend – or have I already spent – on nutritional supplements such as herbs and vitamins that don’t improve my situation at all?”
“If I don’t take action now, how much additional money could I spend in the future if my symptoms worsen or become more complicated?”
“How much are my symptoms costing right now in terms of missed work or leisure activities and how much could it cost in the future if I do not take action right now?”
“What financial value do I actually place on my health and overcoming my symptoms?”
“If Dave’s team could wave a magic wand and get rid of my three main health complaints, how much would I pay them? (Note: We are pretty sure that the amount you will actually need to spend will be much less than the figure that you had in mind.)”
We are sure you’ll agree: overcoming symptoms and optimizing health is pretty much priceless.
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.
Let us allay that fear: having run hundreds of these tests over the last three years, we can assure you that only 1-2% of the tests we run fail to 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 your first test (i.e. before you have received a treatment regimen).
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 Dave’s e-books.
We’ve been doing this work for more than five years now, and we have cabinets full of success stories and client testimonials. Our work is becoming known in both natural health and medical circles, and Dave Hompes is now teaching medical professionals, nutritional therapists and other natural health care practitioners his methods.
We want you to trust us so that we can help you achieve your health goals, so if you have any questions, just get in touch and we’ll get right back to you.
The Comprehensive PCI tool test with Consultation, is perfect for you if:
Investment – $716.00 / approx £456.00