SmartGut: Discover Your Microbiome
What's in your gut? It might sound like a silly question, but the truth is that what's in your gut has a major impact on your overall health. That's why it's important to be smart about the health of your gut. Your gut is home to trillions of microorganisms and their genes - referred to as your intestinal microbiome. The composition of your gut microorganisms - good bacteria, bad bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites - directly influences the health of your gut lining. Since over 70% of your immune system resides in your intestinal tract, having the right balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut is essential for good health. An unhealthy gut causes not only symptoms of bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal discomfort, but also contributes to the development of health problems like allergies, autoimmune illness, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, psychological problems, and rheumatoid arthritis.
SmartGut uses the latest in DNA sequencing technology to identify specific pathogens and microbes in your gut that might be making you feel unwell. This program detects the microorganisms associated with the most common digestive disorders as well as intestinal conditions that might make you susceptible to health problems in other areas of your body. As part of the SmartGut Pilot Program, we're offering this important test free to new and existing patients for a limited time. It's a simple and easy to use test that you can do at home. In just two minutes, you can collect the single swab needed to evaluate the health of your gut. Your SmartGut kit comes with a prepaid mailer, so that all you have to do is drop it in a mailbox. Once your test is complete, we will review the results with you and instruct you on specific diet and lifestyle changes you can make to improve the health of your gut and optimize your well-being. For more information about the SmartGut program please contact us for an appointment.
The contents of this blog are intended for educational purposes only. The information presented here is not a substitute for proper medical attention, diagnosis, or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider before starting or making any changes to an existing treatment plan, exercise program or dietary regimen, and before using nutritional supplements.
~ Dr. Sarah Williams ~ Concord & Nantucket, Massachusetts ~