We have been finding that a large portion of those with IBS symptoms have functional bacterial imbalances in their gut. If the bacteria in the gut move up into the small intestine then it can interfere with normal digestion and result in bloating, diarrhea/constipation and even nutritional deficiencies. We can use a breath test like this to diagnose if this is occurring and then prepare a nutritional protocall to treat it.
There are also many conditions that are highly associated with a functional imbalance in the gut microbiome such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, brain fog, iron deficiencies, B12 deficiencies, GERD, acid reflux, autoimmune disease, food sensitivities and restless leg syndrome.
With new research evolving, we are beginning to see that the gut microbiome is a central component to wellness. Working on the gut microbiome can help optimize health in so many areas ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to brain optimization.