Angela Anderson
GI-MAP Stool Testing

Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus
In a landscape where digestive health is paramount to overall well-being, the GI MAP (Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus) emerges as a revolutionary diagnostic tool. This sophisticated test transcends the realm of conventional stool analysis by harnessing the power of DNA technology. It meticulously deciphers the complex ecosystem of your gastrointestinal tract, offering unprecedented insights into a myriad of microorganisms including bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses.

Embark on a journey to unrivaled gut health understanding through the lens of the GI MAP test:

1. **A Deep Dive into Microbial Diversity**: Explore the vast universe of your gut microbiota. The GI MAP's meticulous assessment reveals the diversity and balance within your gut ecosystem, factors crucial for effortless digestion, robust nutrient absorption, stellar immune defense, and overarching health.

2. **Unearthing Hidden Pathogens**: Illuminate the shadows within your gastrointestinal tract to uncover potentially harmful bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses. These culprits could be at the root of nagging digestive woes—ranging from diarrhea and bloating to abdominal pain and unexplained fatigue. Pinpointing these pathogens is a vital step towards reclaiming your gut health.

3. **Gauging Digestive Health Markers**: Beyond microbial landscapes, the GI MAP lends visibility into crucial digestive function markers. It evaluates digestive enzymes, inflammation signals, and indicators of intestinal permeability (often referred to as leaky gut). Such comprehensive insights empower strategic, personalized interventions to fortify your digestion and gut wellness.

4. **Insights into Your Gut's Immune Defense**: The GI MAP test also shines a light on your gut's immune function markers, offering a glimpse into how your body defends against gastrointestinal invaders and other environmental adversaries. A resilient immune system in the gut is your cornerstone for warding off infections, nurturing tissue repair, and safeguarding gut barrier integrity.

5. **Tailored Health Optimization Strategies**: Armed with the GI MAP's detailed findings, your healthcare practitioner can sculpt a bespoke treatment plan that speaks directly to your unique microbial profile and health concerns. From dietary modifications and targeted antimicrobial regimens to the strategic deployment of probiotics and prebiotics, your path to a harmonious gut biome and enhanced well-being is vividly charted.

The GI MAP test stands as a beacon for individuals navigating the turbulent waters of:

- Chronic or Acute Gastroenteritis
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Suspected H.pylori, Fungal, Yeast, Bacterial, or Parasitic Infections
- Intestinal Permeability Issues
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
- Viral Pathogens

Included analytes in the GI MAP explore the full spectrum of:
- Bacterial and Viral Pathogens
- Fungi and Yeast
- Parasitic Protozoa and Worms
- Normative Bacterial Flora and Opportunistic Bacteria
- H.Pylori Resistance Genes & Virulence Factors
- Inflammation,
- Digestion,
- Immune Response Markers

Empower yourself with the cutting-edge GI MAP test—an unparalleled diagnostic tool that illuminates the path to optimal gut health, paving the way for a life of improved health and vitality.

GI MAP Stool Testing

Who Should Consider the GI-MAP Test?

The GI Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP) test is a comprehensive stool test that uses advanced DNA technology to provide a detailed analysis of the microbiome, detecting bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses that contribute to acute or chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and diseases. This test is particularly useful for individuals experiencing unresolved gastrointestinal symptoms or those who have been diagnosed with conditions affecting the digestive system. 

This test is a powerful tool for anyone seeking to deeply understand and manage their gastrointestinal health, providing actionable data that can be used to tailor individual treatment plans in collaboration with healthcare professionals.

Here are some specific groups who might benefit from the GI-MAP test:

Individuals with Digestive Symptoms

People experiencing chronic gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas, or heartburn may find the GI-MAP test particularly beneficial. It can help identify specific pathogens or imbalances in the gut flora that may be contributing to these symptoms.

Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

For patients with conditions like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the GI-MAP can provide insights into microbial populations that may influence the severity of their disease, guide treatment options, and monitor the effectiveness of therapies.

Those with Autoimmune Diseases

Since there is a known link between gut health and the immune system, individuals with autoimmune conditions may benefit from the GI-MAP test. It can help uncover gut dysbiosis or infections that may be triggering or exacerbating their autoimmune responses.

Individuals Interested in Preventive Health Care

For those focused on preventive health care, the GI-MAP test can serve as a proactive measure to ensure optimal gut health, which is crucial for overall wellness. By identifying potential imbalances or infections early, individuals can take steps to adjust their diet and lifestyle to prevent future health issues.

Patients with Recurrent Infections or Antibiotic Use

Individuals who frequently use antibiotics or who experience recurrent GI infections may benefit from the GI-MAP to assess the impact of such treatments on their gut microbiome and to evaluate the need for interventions to restore balance.

GI MAP Testing & Interpretation Package

GI MAP Package
  • Premier Case Review (2) 90-min appointments
  • GI MAP Stool Test
  • 90 Min Interpretation & Personalized Recommendation Session
  • Functional Nutrition Starter Kit
GI MAP+ Package
  • Premier Case Review (2) 90-min appointments
  • GI MAP Stool Test + Zonulin (leaky gut marker)
  • 90 Min Interpretation & Personalized Recommendation Session
  • Functional Nutrition Starter Kit
GI MAP+ & Food Sensitivity
  • Premier Case Review (2) 90-min appointments
  • GI MAP Stool Test + Zonulin (leaky gut marker)
  • 184 IgG Food Sensitivity Testing
  • 90 Min Interpretation & Personalized Recommendation Session
  • Functional Nutrition Starter Kit

GI MAP Package

$ 1000 
✔️ Premier Case Review ($500 value)

✔️ GI Map Functional Stool Testing ($389 value)

✔️ Interpretation Session & 
Personalized Recommendations ($250 value)

Total Value $1039


$ 1150
✔️ ​Premier Case Review ($500 Value)

✔️ GI Map Functional Stool Testing + zonulin (Intestinal permeability marker)
 ($453 value)

✔️ Interpretation Session & 
Personalized Recommendations ($250 value)

Total Value $1203

GI Map+ & Food Sensitivity

$ 1500
✔️ ​Premier Case Review ($500 Value)

✔️GI Map Functional Stool Testing + zonulin (Intestinal permeability marker)
 ($453 value)

✔️184 IgG Food Sensitivity Panel
 ($238 value)

✔️ Interpretation Session &
Personalized Recommendations
($500 value)

Total Value $1691

Why Dragonfly Holistic Coaching?
Personalized Care

When it comes to addressing health complications, the notion of a "one-size-fits-all" solution is not just ineffective, it's potentially counterproductive. Each individual is a unique tapestry of genetics, lifestyle choices, dietary habits, and environmental exposures, making them biochemically distinct. This means that a health approach which yields positive results for one person could prove ineffective, or even detrimental, for another. Functional wellness modalities stand out by embracing this diversity; recognizing that true healthcare must be deeply personalized. By considering an individual's entire well-being, factoring in genetics, diet, lifestyle, and environmental influences, functional wellness crafts solutions tailored to each person's unique needs. This bespoke approach ensures that each individual receives the most effective and appropriate care, underscoring the fact that in the realm of health, there really is no such thing as a universal solution. When I sign a contract with a client, I will work tirelessly by your side until we are able to identify the root cause of your health challenges and develop a sistainable way forward. 

Information courtesy of Angela Anderson
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