January 31, 2014
This morning, I drove through the snow and ice-covered roads of my hometown in Spokane, Washington to visit Dr. Toby Hallowitz – the same guy I introduced to you in the article “Natural Remedies for Travelers Diarrhea“.
The reason I drove to his office was to review the results of my most recent gut test.
See, I test my gut once a year. And a gut test is a really good idea if you want to know things like why you might have food cravings, insomnia, brain fog, constipation, gas, bloating, some kind of bacterial imbalance, a yeast or a fungus overgrowth, to know whether you should or should not take probiotics, or – God forbid – to know whether you have some kind of nasty invader in your gut, like a bad parasite.
Anyways, after my visit with Dr. Toby, I rushed home to make you the video below, in which I give you a step-by-step guide to testing your gut for nasty invaders, along with how to see if you have bacterial overgrowth, yeast or fungus issues, the right kind of bacteria in your colon, not enough fiber in your diet, fat malabsorption, pancreatic insufficiency and much more!
Resources mentioned in this video:
–Bacterial Overgrowth-Genova KIT from DirectLabs (breath test)
–Oil of Oregano (for yeast/fungal overgrowth)
–Caprylic Acid (MCT Oil) (for yeast/fungal overgrowth)
–Thorne Research Berberine (for yeast/fungal overgrowth)
–Pancreatic Enzymes (for pancreatic insufficiency)
–ProbioMax Plus DF (for Saccharomyces Boulardii and immunoglobulins)
Do you have questions, comments or feedback about how to test your gut, or about my results? Leave your thoughts below!