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Indican Test - Bowel Toxicity

The Urinary Indican Test is an accurate and simple test used to measure the putrefaction of protein in the digestive tract by unhealthy bacteria. A positive test suggests bowel toxicity as a result of dysbiosis.

What is Dysbiosis?

Dysbiosis is the term used to describe an imbalance of the bacteria in the digestive tract often resulting from too much yeast, harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites. 70% of our immune system starts in the intestine, that’s right if you don’t have the right balance of bowel flora, you will not have a healthy functioning immune system. Dysbiosis alters your immune system, hormonal balance and the important homeostatic balance of the body. It can also alter neurochemistry leading to conditions such as depression, anxiety and irritability. Dysbiosis can be linked to a whole range of health conditions affecting every aspect of your health.

How Does Dysbiosis Cause Disease?

Once beneficial bacteria are destroyed by harmful yeasts, fungus, bacteria and viruses the process of dysbiosis and disease begin. This detrimental process is as follows:

  1. Disruption with the friendly bacteria which causes yeast and fungal overgrowth
  2. Putrefaction
  3. Allergy and Inflammation
  4. Malnutrition
  5. Liver stress
  6. Leaky Gut Syndrome

When we kill off the friendly bacteria in our intestines, it will lead to fungal overgrowth in almost all instances. When we consume sugars, grains and alcohol, the intestinal tract will become a putrid, infected environment. This is an ideal environment for yeasts and fungus. Then allergic reactions occur causing inflammation of the mucous membranes in the intestinal tract. This inflammation inhibits our body from absorbing valuable nutrients from food, which then leads to malnutrition. When these yeast hook onto our intestinal wall, they puncture holes in the lining of our gut wall allowing wastes, food particles, bacteria and toxins to “leak” into our bloodstream leading to a whole host of other health complaints.

Why Should I Have This Test?

Dysbiosis is often the contributing factor to many diseases and conditions and as such should be investigated as a possible cause in almost all health conditions. Another major reason that this test is so important is that unless your gut is healthy you are unlikely to absorb nutrition from your diet and nutritional supplementation. It is for this reason that we often treat the gut first; otherwise it impairs your ability to maximize dietary changes and nutritional supplementation.

Who should have this Test?

If your health is important to you, then this test is for you. This is one of our most popular tests, for obvious reasons. As Naturopaths we often believe that health starts with a healthy gut. Because of this our investigations and treatments often first start in the gut. The Indican test is a simple and effective way to monitor and measure the level of unhealthy bacteria in the gut, and to follow up how effective treatment is at decreasing the load of harmful bacteria and their negative effects on the body. Because of this I recommend this test to almost all my clients.

How do I perform the Test?

The Indican test involves taking a simple urinary sample, which I will then add specific chemicals to, to determine the level of dysbiosis in your gut. Subsequent tests are taken to ensure that your treatment is decreasing the level of dysbiosis and that your gut function is indeed improving.

Diagnostic Testing

Your symptoms and medical history give us the best information, however specialized testing can confirm findings from the clinical evaluation. This may include urine testing, saliva testing and blood testing.

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