IG: 💩So I sent my poop off to Georgia last week… Via this— the GI-MAP. 💩 The GI-MAP is a diagnostic test that uses a sample of your poop to provide SO MUCH information about what’s going on in your gut. And that’s important, because— YOUR GUT HEALTH IS A HUGE FACTOR IN YOUR OVERALL HEALTH and is rooted in all sorts of ailments from anxiety & depression (mental health), to skin issues, to immune system function to obesity to diabetes to fatigue to thyroid disorders to chronic pain to… you name it, and your gut probably has something to do with it! 💩 Many of us actually have what we call “stealth infections” that often make us “mysteriously” unwell or seriously lower our quality of life or ability to perform at a high level. Most of the time, these are not detected by conventional medical tests from your doctor or a specialist 👎🏼. 💩 Back in 2017, after searching for answers as to why I was perpetually covered in painfully itchy eczema, couldn’t digest anything no matter how clean I ate, was chronically exhausted and depressed (plus more), I came across functional medicine and sent in my GI-MAP. 💩 The GI-MAP finally gave me the answers I searched years for. I, too, had stealth infections (bacterial and parasitic), imbalances in gut bacteria, high levels of inflammation in my gut, was highly reactive to gluten, and had a barely functioning immune system (there was more, but these are the big guys I remember). 💩 With this new information, @drnavazhabib devised a functional medicine plan to eradicate the nasties and address my imbalances and deficiencies. 💩 And within about 6 months, I was a completely new person in a body that was actually working 🙌🏼 💩 So now, as I send off my third GI-MAP test (now as an annual preventative healthcare regime), I reflect upon just how powerful functional medicine and this simple little test is, and why I went back to school to become involved in such a life-changing field🙌🏼 💩 If you, or anyone you know could use some help finding answers as to what’s holding back your health or preventing you from being the high performer you want to be, shoot me a message. Your poop tells it all😘 •

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Laura Franklin, CNP, FMCHC

Laura Franklin, CNP, FMCHC

Functional Medicine Health Coach & Holistic Nutritionist at Health Upgraded
Laura Franklin is the owner of Fresh & Frank Wellness and curator of freshandfrank.com.
She is here to preach what she practices and help you to prepare amazing whole food meals from scratch, grow your own organic food and optimize your lifestyle and environment to promote the most vibrant, glowing and energetic you.
Laura is currently based in Dundas, Ontario, Canada but works remotely with people from all over the world!
Laura Franklin, CNP, FMCHC

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