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What causes bloating?

Why would anyone have a stool test?

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.

Why most people delay taking stool tests

Okay, it’s not the most pleasant thought in the world. But what most people don’t know is:

  • It’s done in the comfort of your own home.
  • You send the sample off in the packaging provided.
  • The report is emailed to you.

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:

  • 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 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.

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 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:

  • Stool specimens are prepared in a special, proprietary manner when they reach the lab, which is a primary reason why they are able to detect and identify 50-80% more bad bags than standard Government / state labs and hospitals.
  • The lab microbiologists use multiple techniques to analyse the stool samples for bad bugs, including microscope analysis for parasites, parasite eggs and fungi such as Candida albicans, swab and stool culture for bacteria such as Klebsiella, Vibrio and E. coli.
  • The lab assesses for H. pylori separately and only detects active infections (the trouble with other methods is they may detect previous infections that are no longer there).
  • The parasitologists – Dr. Omar Amin and Ronald Mann – who analyse the stool samples are widely regarded as the among the best in the world at what they do:

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.

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:

*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:

    • H. pylori
    • Clostridium difficile
    • Campylobacter
    • Klebsiella
    • Citrobacter freundii
    • E. coli.
    • Psuedomonas
    • Shigella
    • Staphylococcus
    • Salmonella
    • Vibrio
    • Yersinia
    • Proteus


    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:

    • Candida albicans (and other Candida species)
    • Geotrichum
    • Kloeckeri
    • Aspergillus

    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:

    • Blastocystis hominis
    • Cryptosporidium
    • Dientamoeba fragilis
    • Endomilax nana
    • Entamoeba coli
    • Entamoeba dispar
    • Entamoeba hartmanni
    • Entamoeba histolytica
    • Giardia lamblia
    • Iodamoeba butschlii
    • Trichomonas hominis
    • Chilomastix mesnilii
    • Balantidium coli
    • Isospora
    • Cyclospora

    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):

    • Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm)
    • Clonorchis / Fasciolopsis (liver and intestinal “flukes” – look like slugs!)
    • Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm)
    • Necator americanus (hookworm)
    • Schistosoma mansoni (blood fluke)
    • Strongyloides species (threadworm)
    • Taenia species (tapeworm)
    • Mansonella species
    • Trichuris trichiura (whipworm)


    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)
    Mucus is shed when intestinal cells are broken down by parasites, bacteria, or by the immune system’s response to these invaders. Mucus strands may also be mistaken as worms.

    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.


    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.


A Very Simple Testing Procedure

The Comprehensive Stool Test is easy and convenient to use:

  • Test kits are sent to your home (or wherever you want)
  • You complete your stool samples in the privacy of your home
  • You do not need a clinic visit
  • You complete the requisition forms and post the samples to the lab or distributor, depending on your location.
  • Samples are analysed and results are available within 10-21 days, depending on the specific test you choose (the bacteria culture results take slightly longer than the parasite results)

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 Get The Test Where You Live?

The Comprehensive Stool testing is available around the world. We work with clients in the following countries:

  • UK and Continental Europe
  • USA and Canada (incl. Hawaii)
  • Central America, South America & The Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • If you live anywhere else, please email us as we may have to use an alternative process to supply to you. (email to:

Professional Interpretation, Program Design & Support

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:

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

These protocols are set against a foundational Nutrition and Lifestyle program – called “Hompes Method Basics” to ensure optimal success.

With you every step of the way

The initial support process is as follows:

  • We schedule a 60 minute lab results consultation upon receipt of your results.
  • We review your health history and symptoms using a simple questionnaire assessment BEFORE we talk to you.
  • We also review your food diary to identify whether your eating habits are likely to contributing to your symptoms (more than 90% of our clients experience improvements in symptoms by altering their diets alone).
  • We document your personalised recommendations and a digestive health programme and send it to you by email so you can get started immediately.
  • Continuous email support is included in this package.
  • Re-testing is usually recommended to ensure that bad bugs have been removed and gut health has been restored.

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.

Why Would You NOT Take Advantage of this Testing Technology?

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.

    • 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 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 $734 (approx. £446), 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.


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.

Here’s why the test comes with a consultation

How to Order

The Comprehensive PCI tool test with Consultation, 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
        • 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 ur health.

Investment – $734.00 / approx £446.00