Using state-of-the-art and DNA based stool testing for investigation, Jan uses her "health detective" skills to discover the true cause of her client's digestion problems and then addresses that cause to gain the best possible improvement in health and reduction of symptoms. Many times patients are told they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which is an umbrella term for "I'm not sure what is causing your symptoms". Having experienced IBS herself, Jan made it her mission to really get to the root cause of IBS and then with a combination of supplements and diet, sort out the problem once and for all.
The best way to test for your overall gastrointestinal function is with a specialised stool test known as Gastrointestinal Function Stool Test (GIFx). It is unlike any other stool analysis profile, going beyond the standard parameters for identifying gastrointestinal disorders. The GIFx Profile uses DNA analysis to identify microbiota including anaerobes, which are your “good bacteria” and a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment – in addition to pathogenic “bad bugs” such as parasites, bacteria and yeast/fungi. DNA assessment is specific and accurate, avoids the pitfalls of sample transport, reports results as specific numbers, and is more sensitive than classic laboratory methods which are usually employed.
Gastrointestinal function is important for general health. The intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria; some beneficial, some neutral, and some harmful. Balancing beneficial microbial flora in the gut is key to proper digestion, efficient nutrient usage, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens. Poor digestion and malabsorption can lead to immune dysfunction, nutritional insufficiencies, mental/emotional disorders, and autoimmune diseases.
Metametrix stool testing offers the Complete GIFx profile using PCR-based DNA testing, for the most thorough look at the gut environment and overall function.
“PCR is the best developed and most widely used nucleic acid amplification strategy…These techniques have sensitivity unparalleled in laboratory medicine, have created new opportunities for the clinical laboratory to have an effect on patient care and have become the new “gold standards” for laboratory diagnosis of several infectious diseases.” -Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 8th Edition, Vol. 1, page 235, 2003
You would benefit from Jan's expertise with this testing and in correcting digestive conditions if you have been diagnosed with IBS, if you haven't had success with previous treatment for digestion problems, and/or if you suffer with any of these symptoms:
Are you ready to resolve your health problems and enjoy excellent health? For enquiries and appointments with Jan Purser call the reception team on 08 9286 1166 or email