The comprehensive stool analysis is a very important test that I order on patients with conditions ranging from Leaky Gut Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hiatal Hernias, ADHD and Hormone Imbalance Problems.

The comprehensive stool analysis gives us objective scientific answers to the following questions:

  • Is there enough and the right balance of probiotics?
  • Are there any bacterial infections and what will eradicate the infection?
  • Is there a parasitic infection?
  • Is there a yeast infection?
  • Is the patient’s digestion working?
  • Is the digestive tract inflamed?
  • Is the immune system in the digestive tract working?

If any of these answers is not good, it is a major problem for my patient. The good news is that once we understand the problems in the digestive tract we can begin to fix them.

It is literally IMPOSSIBLE for you to have great health if your digestive tract is not working  well. I can’t think of any health issue that isn’t made worse or caused by an unhealthy intestinal tract.

So how can you tell whether you have an intestinal problem? Usually there are symptoms like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, tummy cramps and gas. To my surprise, I have seen patients who did not have intestinal symptoms whose comprehensive stool analysis came back with significant problems.  For this reason the comprehensive stool analysis is often one of the tests I recommend for my patients.

Recently I was interviewed about this test by Erin Peisach, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who treats a lot of intestinal problems. I was honored by the invitation to talk about a subject we are both very interested in.

In this interview I will go over the comprehensive stool analyses of four patients I’ve treated. I think you will be surprised at how many different kinds of results this test can show. Getting an accurate understanding of what is wrong in the intestines, and then fixing it, can be life changing.

Darrell Kilcup, DC, CFMP

Hi there! I’m Dr. Kilcup. You know that health problem you’ve been dealing with – the one that doctors can’t seem to solve, that’s stealing way too much of your time, energy and joy? I can help you get to the bottom that. I am passionate about using the best of science and nutrition to find and fix root causes of health issues. Start your journey towards healing and relief today.

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Darrell is highly knowledgeable and really gets to the root of the problem. Unlike a lot of doctors, Darrell doesn't just throw prescriptions at issues. He will test and test - digging for the cause and then working on fixing the issue. He and his staff are professional, courteous, and a joy to be around.
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I am very grateful to have found Dr. Kilcup and be his patient for the last couple of years. He has helped me restore my health back after being exposed to toxic mold for years. He helped identify and treat all of my symptoms I was experiencing and address the root problem. I was looking for the right person who could help me heal with natural therapies and supplements and Dr. Kilcup was the perfect fit. Every appointment and session was necessary and one step towards all the progress I made. Dr. Kilcup is a great functional medicine doctor who was also an advocate for my own health and well-being. I never received any care or attention to detail from other Doctors in past experiences except with Dr. Kilcup. Anyone who is seeking a holistic path towards healing or improving their own health should see him.
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