In light of the recent Hepatitis A scare of contaminated frozen berries, it is a good time to have a look at your own GUT health to avoid these exposures even if this outbreak does not affect you. A healthy GUT with good bacterial flora, healthy enzymes, and good stomach acids are all important factors in keeping you on top of food poisoning or contaminated products which we can all be exposed to by accident.
Dr. Andrew Arnold adds, ‘Statistics from the NSW Food Authority calculated that 5.4 million Australians or almost 1 in 4 people experienced food poisoning last year.’
That is a massive number that also parallels figures from the Food Safety Information Council that showed, on average, 120 deaths, 1.2 million doctor visits, 300,000 prescriptions for antibiotics, and 2.1 million days of lost work each year – estimated to cost the economy $1.25 billion.
We offer Urinary Indicans testing on-site at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre to assess GUT function.
Indicans are a measure of the efficiency of protein digestion. Ineffective digestion of protein is typically the result of one or more of the following: overgrowth of harmful bacteria that feed off protein before it can be digested, insufficient HCL and/or protease enzymes, malabsorption, parasitic or fungal infections, and food reactions.
Indicans are a metabolic byproduct (indol) of the action of intestinal bacteria on the amino acid tryptophan. The excretion of indols reflects bacterial activity in the small and large intestines.
A morning sample of urine is required.
For more information about our Naturopath services please call Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre on 59984554.