"Find out if
you are digesting and absorbing your food properly?"
A simple stool test can uncover valuable information about
Think of your body as a finely tuned engine, and food
as its fuel. If you are not completely digesting the
you are eating and absorbing their nutrients, you're not
adequately fuelling your body. The lack of adequate fuel,
or the inability to use it properly, can lead to a variety
of health problems. Poor digestion or imbalances in your
intestinal flora ('good' and 'bad' bacteria) can result
in many symptoms, from annoying digestive complaints such
as chronic constipation, bloating or wind (flatulence),
to abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome.
Once food travels to your stomach, you need adequate amounts
of hydrochloric acid to break up dietary proteins. You may
be among the millions of people who do not produce enough
hydrochloric acid. This can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies,
osteoporosis, hardening of the arteries, arthritis, colon
cancer, food allergies and autoimmune diseases.
Hydrochloric acid and other substances trigger your pancreas
to release enzymes once food moves to the small intestine.
Pancreatic enzymes play an important role in the digestion
of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. An insufficient amount
of pancreatic enzymes can contribute to many of the same
problems as inadequate stomach acid.
Nutrients in your food are absorbed into your bloodstream
from both the small and large intestine. Food that isn't
digested completely will not be absorbed. Partially digested
proteins can cause significant digestive irritation (such
as colitis, gas or nervous stomach) and can lead to food
Digestion of carbohydrates continues in the small intestine.
Certain enzymes are released only by the intestinal villi
and friendly bacteria, and damage to these can also inhibit
Many different microbes live in your intestinal tract,
and it's normal to have billions of them. Ideally, you have
"friendly" bacteria to aid with digestion, vitamin
production and immune defence. Unfortunately, many common
activities can destroy the delicate balance of bacteria.
Using antibiotics, steroids or the Pill or HRT, or a diet
high in fat and sugar wreaks havoc on bacterial levels,
leading to imbalances in bacteria and yeast, which can lead
Chronic infection, food allergies or inadequate nutrition
can result in poor immune defences in your intestine. With
lowered resistance, less friendly bacteria are able to colonise,
and infection or allergies are more likely to develop.
For proper digestive health, your body must carefully
co-ordinate the breakdown, absorption and elimination of
food. Bacteria must be in proper balance, and immune function
must be adequate.
How healthy is your digestive system?
Add up the questions you say yes to below to see if the
symptoms you experience indicate
that you might not be digesting and/or absorbing your food
Do you often feel bloated
Do you have a full feeling in your
stomach, especially after eating?
Do you often have wind?
Do you have irritable bowel syndrome,
spastic colon, nervous stomach, loose stools or constipation?
Do you avoid eating certain foods because
they make you feel uncomfortable?
Are you allergic to any foods?
Have you had any of the following:
asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, heart disease,
history of strokes, arthritis, pernicious anaemia, an
autoimmune disease or yeast infection?
Have you ever taken an antibiotic for
more than one month at a time or have you taken antibiotics
more than four times in your life?
Have you ever taken oral contraceptives,
HRT or steroids (cortisone, prednisone, etc.) for extended
Do you have abdominal cramps or pains?
Do you get heartburn, indigestion or
belch after meals?
Have you had food poisoning and your
bowels have not been 'right' since?
If you answered yes to at least two of the questions, you
should take a CDSA (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis) test as soon as possible to check the
health of your digestive system.
The CDSA (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis) is a group of 25 tests performed on a stool
sample, revealing valuable information about your
The CDSA (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis) evaluates:
- Digestion of food molecules and absorption of nutrients
- The presence of hidden yeast (e.g. candida) or bacterial
- Intestinal flora balance
- Intestinal immune function
- Dietary fibre intake
- The presence of parasites
The CDSA (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis) checks your digestive health and provides an easy,
effective evaluation of how well your digestive tract performs
these essential functions. It gives a complete overview
of the body's intestinal function evaluating if you are
adequately digesting food and absorbing nutrients. It looks
at your ability to digest proteins, fats and starches.
So if you would like to know if you are digesting and absorbing the foods you are eating properly or if you have Candida or parasites, then you should send for this CDSA (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis) & Parasitology Test now.
Samples should be returned to the laboratory by Next Day Delivery, Monday – Thursday only. Samples received outside of the suggested postage dates may be discarded and the patient asked to repeat the test.