intestinal research

Digestive and intestinal examination

A combination of questionnaires, results of the HMA and HRV, along with blood and stool tests

Digestive and intestinal examination

Research into digestive problems in the intestine can be time-consuming and complex. A large number of organs are involved in digestion, and the consequences of suboptimal digestion also affect other regulatory systems, including the brain and immune system. It is then important to place the research in a logical order and, just like with pollution in a flowing stream, to find the origin of pollution.


Looking for the source of the problems

In the ‘MyHealth’ platform, the therapist always starts with a questionnaire about eating habits and complaints that occur with digestion. These results are compared to the functioning of the neuro-hormonal system (stress) derived from the HMA and HRV analyses. Three major issues often occur at the beginning of digestion. The first problem is a lack of stomach acid, where the stomach wall can also be irritated if you take medications or antacids. The second problem is SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). The bacteria then use the food intended for the body. The result is underweight. Antibiotics are often used for a quick result. We are not in favor of this and prefer to work in collaboration with dieticians on natural dietary advice. The third problem can be a nutrient deficiency (e.g. Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, Iron and Vitamin B12) where the body does not produce enough bile acids and enzymes. The vitamin B12 deficiency can also be determined with a questionnaire that is available in the ‘MyHealth’ platform. The use of enzymes can be a good temporary bridge to calm the intestines.



Various blood and stool tests

The large intestine is responsible for the second part of digestion where food that cannot be broken down enzymatically is fermented by ‘good bacteria’, and water and salt are extracted to thicken the mush.

Each person has a unique composition of microbes; but in scientific literature relationships can be found between certain complaints and the presence or absence of certain bacteria. Best known is the role of necessary lactic acid bacteria or bifidobacteria, which also prevent ‘bad’ bacteria from gaining the upper hand. But the presence of bacteria that keep the intestinal wall healthy (production of butyric acid), or bacteria that damage the cell wall (often putrefactive processes) also ultimately determine the health of the intestinal wall and whether digestion itself proceeds properly. When the intestinal wall itself becomes irritated or even “leaky”, inflammation and infections can occur, and allergies and intolerances occur. We assist Professionals with various tests that are available for this purpose.


Extended interpretation

We also recommend always performing an HRV and HMA analysis in case of intestinal complaints. The degree of stress in the body, as well as possible deficiencies, provide a lot of insight into the source of the problems. Additional analyzes can then take place. These include, for example, the extensive intestinal check (general digestive parameters), a specific Zonulin test (checking ‘leaky gut’). When it is necessary to examine the entire microbiome composition, we also offer this test. The laboratory reports are discussed with the professionals during the intervision. We also work with dieticians who provide personal guidance on specific dietary advice.

A therapist receives an extensive report that is explained or discussed during the intervision.

Request the various analysis methods

The necessary analytical methods can be requested by therapists who, when registered with us, can order this analysis via our webshop.

The various analytical methods can also be requested by consumers who are actively concerned with their health and vitality and who are not being treated by a therapist. Depending on the results of the analyses, we will advise you after an explanation to seek guidance from the health professionals who are affiliated with us.