A Quick & Simple Gut Health Test
Dr. Erin offers in-house Functional Digestive Testing upon initial & follow-up visits for patients. She combines Urinary Indican testing with a Gut Health Questionnaire to assess the health and function of the digestive system.
The Urinary Indican test is a quick and simple tool for assessing bowel toxicity. It is used as a screening tool for assessment of digestion, dysbiosis, small intestinal bowel overgrowth, and malabsorption; many of which account for the digestive troubles that Dr. Erin encounters.
These problems can present as:
- Bad breath
“High” indican levels in the urine are generally a sign of 3 things:
1. Dietary protein is not being digested effectively
2. An overgrowth of harmful bacteria live in the intestines
3. There is increased permeability of the digestive wall (“leaky gut”)
Dr. Erin strives to find the root of an individuals symptoms. She incorporates functional digestive testing into her practice because she believes that optimal gastrointestinal health is essential for individuals to function at peak potential.