What is a GI Map?
A GI map is a very easy stool test that can be done to measure a variety of intestinal health markers. Anyone who has any kind of GI issues, food allergies, inflammation, leaky gut issues, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, cramping, acid reflux, or autoimmune conditions would be an ideal candidate for this test! GI maps are one of my favorite tests to order for my clients because we receive SO much helpful information from the results! It will show if you have a hidden stomach infection, C. diff, E. coli, low good bacteria, high opportunistic bacteria, fungal infections, yeast, candida, parasites, SIBO, viruses, and antibiotic-resistant genes. It will also show me if you need a specific strain of probiotics to get your gut back in balance and if low good bacteria levels are going on too. If you have autoimmune issues going on or you have a family history of autoimmune disease, it's a great test to run because it'll also show me if there are certain strains of opportunistic bacteria present that have been linked to various autoimmune disorders! My goal is to catch problems before they arise and to calm the GI and immune system down before they become an issue whenever possible. It will also check inflammation levels in the GI tract and give us measurable results as we make changes and then retest down the road so that you can measure your progress. Overall, I highly recommend this test to all of my clients!