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187 Ponsonby Rd
Auckland 1011
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Gut Health & Complete Microbiome Testing

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

For issues concerning your gut health, Doctor360 offers both the services of a nutritionist and clinical doctors. Book the service you think meets your needs most closely and we'll confirm that you've booked the right service for your needs when we confirm your appointment.

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Some of the services below are available via online video call.
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During COVID LEVEL 4 Lockdown, we highly recommend this option.

If you’re struggling with digestive symptoms, despite making healthy choices…

Even after improving your diet and regularly exercising, your digestive symptoms haven’t shifted. The bloating, gas, diarrhoea and/or constipation has kept you frustrated, despite your healthy lifestyle choices. Medications or home remedies for long term gut healing haven’t been the answer you had hoped for.

Planning life around your gut is a constant worry.

It’s hard to plan when you don’t know what your body is going to do or how it will feel. Your life has taken a hit - from where you go, what you do, how you eat - nothing is the same anymore. All the conventional approaches to digestive health have left you wondering whether your gut can ever be fixed.

We created a gut healing clinic just for you.

You are a unique individual. Which is why templated, standardized interventions don’t work. What you really need is functional lab testing and proper assessment to identify the underlying root causes of your digestive symptoms and a more holistic approach to healing that is custom tailored to you. With regular support to get you through the problem solving required for complex gut healing, you no longer have to live a life controlled by your gut.

We help address common gut issues such as:

  • IBS / IBD
  • Abdominal cramps or pain
  • leaky gut symptoms
  • SIBO
  • Allergies
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue

3 Step Approach to Gut Healing

1. Assess

IDENTIFY THE ROOT CAUSE OF YOUR DIGESTIVE SYMPTOMS

Actually uncovering the cause of your symptoms is what we do best and it’s what makes our service unique. Where symptom-based diagnosis and standard lab testing fails, our comprehensive initial assessment and access to the latest functional lab testing allows us to get a clear picture of what’s going on with your gut and your overall health.

2. Plan

SAY GOODBYE TO ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL

We don’t do templates or standardized one-size-fits-all protocols because no two guts are the same. You are unique and so is your plan. After we complete your assessment and testing we will develop a custom tailored protocol that covers diet, supplementation and lifestyle recommendations so you can be well on your way toward gaining back control of your gut and your life.

3. Refine

PROBLEM SOLVING AND PERSONALIZED SUPPORT

Because healing is not linear and the ecosystem of our gut is constantly  changing and adapting, problem solving is an important piece of the gut-healing puzzle. This is why we provide monthly progress review and education for all clients to support you with your personalized healing protocol. We’re there, every step of the way.

COMPLETE MICROBIOME MAPPING*

* This test is a recommended (but optional) add on to your Gut Health Initial Consultation.

In contrast to the old adage, we are not only what we are eat, but how we digest our food, absorb nutrients and eliminate wastes. Healthy digestive and gastrointestinal function, which includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, gall bladder and pancreatic function, is the true pillar of good health.

The best way to test for overall gastrointestinal function is with a specialised stool test known as a Complete Microbiome Mapping.

In the last few decades, DNA analysis has transformed the field of microbiology and gut health testing. The Human Microbiome Project and research around the globe have characterized the GI microbiome. More than ever before, we are keenly aware of the health benefits and disease risks brought about by the microorganisms that inhabit the GI tract.

The Complete Microbiome Mapping Test was designed to assess a patient’s microbiome from a single stool sample, with particular attention to microbes that cause disease or that disrupt normal microbial balance and contribute to perturbations in the GI flora and contribute to illness.

The panel is a comprehensive collection of microbial targets as well as immune and digestive markers. It screens for pathogenic bacteria, commensal bacteria, opportunistic pathogens, yeast, viruses, and parasites.

You should consider having a Microbiome Mapping stool test if you suffer from:

  • IBS
  • cramping and gastrointestinal pain
  • wind
  • bloating
  • flatulence
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • heartburn
  • reflux
  • ulcers
  • recurrent gut infections
  • generalised poor health symptoms of fatigue, inflammatory problems, hormonal issues, mood disturbance and skin problems may all be caused by gastrointestinal system dysfunction, as a result of an imbalance of “good bacteria”, infection with parasites, pathogenic bacteria or yeast/fungi or poor enzyme production and other issues.

What Does A Complete Microbiome Mapping Test For

A Microbiome Mapping stool test is the most accurate way to assess for overall gastrointestinal function, including:

  • Healthy bacteria levels
  • Presence of infections such as parasites, worms, pathogenic bacteria, yeast/fungi, viruses, H.pylori
  • Gastrointestinal inflammatory issues
  • pH
  • Blood
  • Infections
  • Mucous
  • White blood cells
  • Gut-immune issues

The Complete Microbiome Mapping test is DNA-based technology, which by-passes the need to “grow” organisms from your stool in the lab, which has limitations in often missing the diagnosis of major gut infection. This testing offers you the most thorough assessment of your digestive system function, than compared to standard stool pathology testing.

How is the Test Done

The test involves a simple stool collection, and then small amounts of the sample are added the fixative vials, which is sent to a specialised Australian laboratory. The patient is provided with an-easy-to-follow collection kit and the collection of the sample is done in the privacy of your own home.

The results are expected approximately 21 days after collection, and the results and subsequent treatment is often life-changing for patients who have lived with chronic digestive system problems.

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For issues concerning your gut health, Doctor360 offers both the services of a nutritionist and clinical doctors. Book the service you think meets your needs most closely and we'll confirm that you've booked the right service for your needs when we confirm your appointment.

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During COVID LEVEL 4 Lockdown, we highly recommend this option.

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