Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0™ (CDSA 2.0)
Next to the common cold, digestive problems are the most common reason people seek medical advice. In fact 2 out of every 3 people have had a digestive problem in the past three months.
Are you one of them?
Do you have frequent indigestion?
Do you suffer from constipation?
Do you often have unexplained diarrhea?
Do you experience gas and bloating?
Do you ever have abdominal pain?
Do you suffer from fatigue?
Do you consistently lack energy?
Do you have poor skin or suffer from chronic skin conditions?
Have you used antibiotics on occasion?
If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might want to read more about the benefits of the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis.
Routine health checks include monitoring temperature, pulse, blood pressure as well as blood and urine specimens. These are all necessary, but these tests overlook the gastrointestinal system, an area that can deliver crucial information about whether your body is functioning properly. The Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis can give us insight into the underlying causes of the above symptoms by analyzing the terrain of the gastrointestinal system.
The cellular function of every organ in your body is dependent on nourishing substances obtained through digestion. Before discomfort or disease develops, it is possible to determine whether food is breaking down into usable substances, whether you are absorbing certain nutrients, and whether you properly eliminate waste. A healthy body also has beneficial bacteria to counteract the impact of “bad” bacteria, and produces and secretes enzymes, hormones, and digestive chemicals.
Food allergies, toxins, sugar, antibiotics, parasites, and stress can wreak havoc with your gastrointestinal system, upsetting the balance in your intestine as well as allowing harmful substances to enter the system. Gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or abdominal discomfort may be the first clue that something is wrong.
You may associate problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with the digestive tract, but did you now that allergies or simple lack of energy and fatigue can often be traced to digestion as well?
The CDSA 2 test measures markers that reveal important clinical information about:
- Maldigestion and the cause of symptoms such as gas and bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation
- Chronic dysbiosis (altered bacterial balance) and inflammation that can impair absorption, leading to deficiencies of nutrients, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
- Excess bacterial enzyme activity in the intestine that can promote hormonal imbalances and gastrointestinal irritation.
- Short chain fatty acid inadequacy linked to increased incidence of colon cancer and ulcerative colitis.
- Bacterial and yeast overgrowth underlying gastrointestinal symptoms, chronic fatigue, mood shifts, and weakened immune function.
- Chronic digestive dysfunction that can set the stage for the development of leaky gut, food allergies, toxic stress and systemic autoimmune reactions.
- Increased toxic burden, small bowel bacterial overgrowth and severe inflammation.
- The presence of parasites.
Digestive problems contribute to the following disorders:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Autoimmune disease
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