Disclaimer: I’m about to talk about poop and how it relates to your health. If you don’t like to talk about poop read no further and have a spectacular day. The information in this post is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
In my quest to heal my digestive health I had a comprehensive stool analysis done in March of 2016 to find out if my poop is healthy. With the excitement of the move from Toronto to Ottawa I received an action plan from my Naturopath in Toronto but was absolutely horrible at compliance so I’m starting from scratch this month after meeting with a Functional Medicine Practitioner here in Ottawa.
The test found 2 different things that have been causing problems with my digestion.
- Microscopic Yeast
- Imbalanced & Dysbiotic Flora that includes Alpha Hemolytic strep, Citrobacter Amalonaticus, Gamma hemolytic strep and Staphylococcus Aureus
The lab also tests for what natural & conventional treatments would work best to kill off the yeast and bad bacteria. From a natural standpoint, Grapefruit Seed Extract was tested to work the best. After discussing the action plan with a Naturopath in Ottawa, I’ll be taking the Grapefruit Seed Extract 3 times daily. 1 capsule = 250mg.
I’m going to stop all probiotic supplementation at the moment while I kill off the yeast & bad bacteria overgrowth. After one month we’ll re-test my stool to see where my body is at before putting together an action plan for re-populating the good bacteria in my gut by ensuring the yeast & bad flora have actually been killed off before supplementing with specific strains of probiotic.
Here’s to a healthy gut and healthy poop in the future on my continued quest for better digestive health.
7 thoughts on “Do You Know If Your Poop Is Healthy?”
I have had the same testing, and the same results…wondering how you are feeling now?
My health and digestion are doing amazing. It’s a wonder what working on our digestive health can do for us!
My Doctos Data results also showed Alpha Hemolytic strep andGamma hemolytic strep. did you use the Grapefruit Seed Extract for both the strep and the yeast?
I did just use the Grapefruit Seed Extract but I didn’t re-test after taking the supplement. I should definitely work with my practitioner to see if I’ve managed to kill the bad bacteria all off.
Just came across this as I’m researching my stool test results. Are there any other posts about this?
I need to do an update on this. This blog is one of my top read posts and I haven’t updated it in forever!
Hello, found your post googling Alpha hemolytic strep and Gamma hemolytic strep. I did a stool test and found this two bad bacteria in my gut. I suffer from autoimmunity and I believe these two bacteria are a big cause of it. Do you also have autoimmune issues? And did you do something to address these two bad bacteria? Thanks