Posts Tagged ‘lab testing’
Gut bacteria diversity is one of the key drivers of health.
The American Gut Project, and the Twins UK project, found that building diversity had a comparable effect to taking medication, and low diversity to disease. It’s that important.
Within the functional health community, there is a lot of focus on killing pathogens, viruses, and other bad guys. Many functional tests are aimed at identifying them – such as the Gi-Map™ test.
However, less emphasis has been placed on rebuilding or maintaining gut bacteria diversity – which the Ubiome Explorer test measures.
In my experience, you need both, otherwise, health is never quite restored. You are either busy shoveling the water out or busy trying to plug the holes in a leaky gut and biome.
A study just published on 16 November 2015 has confirmed that DAO deficiency remains the leading cause of histamine intolerance.
The study was conducted using 14 patients from one Italian hospital clinic. The participants were selected from past patients whom had benefited from a low histamine diet.
Patients had a blood DAO test, and 10 of the 14 study participants, had on average less than one fifth of a healthy person’s DAO.