Gut Health Test Results: How to Make Sure You Have a Healthy Gut

You’ve heard us talk about the importance of a healthy gut for a long time. And, we’re not the only ones talking about it. Research shows that many areas are linked to intestinal health. Depression. Anxiety. IBS. Energy levels. Immune function. And so many others. The human microbiome is so complex. And it interacts with so many of our body’s systems. It’s important to have a good understanding of your own gut so you can make educated decisions. Like when you’re deciding which probiotic is right for you, what type of diet to follow, and more. 

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Today, we’re going through Ed’s gut health test results. Our hope is to show you how you can better understand the health of your gut. Ed has particularly enjoyed this one called Onegevity. Your gut health receives a score using peer-reviewed publications and proprietary databases. Results show potential risk generated from the gut microbiome to each symptom related to gut health. And based on your individual scores, they offer recommendations on how to optimize your gut health
 
This test examines the entire health of your gut. Inflammation. Constipation. Diarrhea. Diversity. Micronutrients. Short-chain fatty acids. Probiotics. Pathogens. Phyla breakdown. Keystone taxa. And community breakdown.
 
Let’s break these main categories down. The photos below are Ed’s actual test results. And, as you’ll see, he has a very healthy gut.
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Inflammation

 

Inflammation of the gut is a very common issue. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a result of inflammation. And this can cause pain, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. This test looks at more than 100 inflammation-associated bacterial species to determine your inflammation score. The lower the score, the less likely you are to have inflammatory gut diseases.

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Constipation

 

Everyone struggles with constipation from time to time. But did you know that your bacterial species have a correlation with constipation? If you want some tips for how to handle your constipation issues in a natural way, check out this podcast.

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Diarrhea

 

Increased levels of certain bacterial species are known to be protective against the development of diarrhea. And increased levels of other bacterial species are known to contribute to diarrhea. In the absence of other influences, such as infection, food intolerance, and medication use, the balance of these bacterial species can be a major driver of diarrhea-risk originating from your gut.

 

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Gut Diversity

 

A diverse microbiome is a very good thing to have. Studies show that people with low diversity in their guts tend to suffer from things such as allergies and even obesity. A diverse gut will allow you to optimize many things such as your physical and mental health, metabolism, weight management, and immune response
 
Much of your gut diversity is related to your lifestyle and diet. Eating foods rich in probiotics and fiber are great for creating more gut diversity. Even exercise can have a positive effect on your gut.

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Micronutrients

 

Micronutrients are needed in trace amounts to support healthy growth, development, and metabolism. 
 
Certain gut bacteria can produce B vitamins and contribute to your recommended daily intake of folate (B9), B6, B12, and niacin (B3). And it is important that you consume adequate amounts of these B vitamins. Give particular attention to the B vitamins in which your gut microbiome may be making less than optimal.

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Short-Chain Fatty Acids

 

These fatty acids are produced by many microbes in the gut. They act as an energy source and help our metabolism. They also act as a signaling molecule in the nervous system, help prevent the absorption of toxins, and increase nutrient circulation. And, they are vital for maintaining a healthy pH in our gut and stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria

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Probiotics

 

We’ve all heard about probiotics being associated with optimal gut health. There are two main families of probiotics: bifidobacterium and lactobacillus.
 
Bifidobacterium are among the most common “friendly” bacteria. They live in the colon. One of the best ways to feed bifidobacterium is through fiber. Eating enough fiber is key to helping these guys thrive. Bifidobacteria are the primary bacteria we have when we are born. As we age, that amount drops drastically. That’s why it’s common to see a higher ratio of bifidobacteria in formulations targeted towards people over 50.

 
Lactobacillus contains lactic acid-producing bacteria that is beneficial to the GI tract. Lactobacillus is also very important to female health. You will find a high ratio of lactobacillus in women’s formulas.

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Pathogens

 

These are bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause disease. Most of the bacteria in your gut are not pathogens. But that’s where having a high amount of healthy, friendly bacteria will come in handy. They work together to fight off invaders.

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