Gut Health Assessment in Metro Detroit, MI
The human gut, often referred to as the “second brain,” is an intricate system that plays a crucial
role in overall health. Recent research has shed light on the profound impact of gut health on
longevity, suggesting that a balanced gut microbiome could be a key player in promoting a long and
healthy life. But what exactly is the microbiome? The human body is host to a vast number of
beneficial microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes, collectively known
as the microbiome. The largest and most diverse community of these microbes resides in the gut,
and are known as the gut microbiota. The gut microbiome is increasingly recognized as a key player
in overall health and longevity. It plays a crucial role in various physiological processes, including
digestion, nutrient absorption, immune function, and inflammation regulation. The gut microbiome
can influence the process of aging via its interaction with other biological factors like telomere length,
oxidative stress, and epigenetic changes.
Comprehensive Testing For Gut Health
At Synergy Longevity Centers, we have developed a gut-focused assessment to take an in-depth look at your microbiome, nutrient digestion and absorption, as well as inflammation levels and immune function. We use a combination of stool and breath tests to obtain a detailed analysis of both small and large bowel function as well as evaluating for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and colonic dysbiosis.
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Test (SIBO) – Synergy Longevity Centers is one of a few practices in the Midwest to offer a Tri-Test that will assess for the presence of the THREE different types of SIBO bacteria in the small intestine (Hydrogen, Methane and Hydrogen Sulfide).
Comprehensive Stool Testing – This test provides a detailed analysis of the colon microbiome, nutrient digestion and absorption, as well as inflammation levels and immune function. It also provides a detailed evaluation of the microbiome.