Gut Microbiome Testing Exeter Devon Sarah Flower Nutritionist

Our gut health is vital to our overall health as well as our immune system.  I see a lot of clients in my clinic with gut issues, most believe they need a food intolerance test or allergy test yet the basic treatment to start is always repairing and restoring the health of the gut.  This is vital not just as a means of digesting our food, but our gut also plays a vital role in immunity.  


Our western diet, agrochemicals, medication, high sugar diets,  all play havoc with our gut health, including a healthy microbiome.  Stress is also a massive trigger for poor gut health.  


I focus a lot of my time on restoring all clients gut health using supplements, diet changes and lifestyle changes.


I also offer a Microbiome test, which is fascinating and gives an insight into your gut health as well as your risk for common diseases.   I can also offer tests on SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), Lactose Intolerance and more.    

  • Learn how microbes protect you from disease         

  • Understand how diet affects gut bacteria     

  • Optimise microbe’s vitamin synthesis 

  • Dietary fibre breakdown and butyrate synthesis 

  • Personalised food recommendations 

  • Probiotics and beneficial bacteria report  


There are trillions of bacteria living on and inside our bodies. In fact, the volume of DNA contained in your microbiome far exceeds the human DNA of your body.   


This test will show you what you need to eat to improve the composition of your microbiome. The composition of your gut bacteria depends on what you eat every day, meaning that everybody has a unique microbiome profile. It can also be influenced by other factors like your living environment, antibiotics and stress. Even if you eat lots of fresh food and stay away from take-aways, your microbiome might still lack the ability to synthesise specific vitamins or break down dietary fibre. Furthermore, because gut bacteria are influenced by external factors, some species may die off. In this case, it is important to have diversity, so that other bacteria can fulfil these functions and prevent pathogenic species from moving in.   


What you will learn from this test 

  • Your microbiome health score and protection from 5 disease risks 

  • The proportion of probiotics and beneficial bacteria, micronutrient synthesis potential and diversity score 

  • Food recommendations to improve your microbiome health in 17 areas 

  • List of bacteria found in your microbiome (%) and what enterotype you belong to  


The samples are analysed in the lab using Illumina technology. The DNA fragments in your sample are studied to identify your microbes and evaluate their proportion in the microbiome. Since the discovery of bacterial communities living in symbiosis with the human bodies, over 20,000 research studies have been conducted to understand this relationship. The Atlas Microbiome Test was developed based on the results of this research. Clear links have been established for many aspects of our health, like microbiome protection from specific diseases, immunity, vitamin production, diet and nutrition. The Atlas Microbiome Test was developed by an international team of scientists, reviewed by our Scientific Board of Advisors and registered with the MHRA in the UK  


The test can be purchased from me as a stand-alone product or can be purchased alongside your health/nutritional consultation.  Click here for more information.  

Gut Microbiome Testing Nutritionist Exeter
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