I attended a seminar last week that focused on gastrointestinal health and its role in diseases such as:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
And symptoms such as:
- low blood pressure
- menstrual cramps
- runny nose
- weight gain
The good news is there is new diagnostic testing to determine how healthy your gastrointestinal tract is and whether you are at risk for developing the above diseases or symptoms as a result of gastrointestinal imbalances.
I was so impressed by the significance of this information that we are now offering advanced testing for the specific biomarkers that determine the health of your gastrointestinal tract.
What is the testing?
By performing a simple blood test, the first marker we test you for is zonulin- a protein that determines how leaky vs healthy your gastrointestinal tract is. The second biomarker is called diamine oxidase, or DAO, which breaks down histamine. Histamine is responsible for symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, menstrual cramps, asthma, headaches, diarrhea, low blood pressure, runny nose, allergies and hives. In addition, we also measure your histamine levels.
What do I do with this information?
In combination with zonulin testing, we have developed scientifically based protocols to normalize DAO and histamine levels to resolve disease and relieve the symptoms listed above. If you’re suffering from any of the symptoms or disorders mentioned here and are interested in learning more about a protocol that may be right for you, call the office today at 512.343.9355.