Recommended Tests For Gut Bacteria / Permeability?
Im almost certain I have some gut dysbiosis that I'd like to get to the bottom of. A recent ION panel test showed high phenylacetate which indicates a gut bacteria issue. I have all the symptoms of gut dysbiosis including skin problems, fatigue, brain fog. As a kid I was on antibiotics alot and went multiple times without finishing a course of ABs. Im sure I made mistakes with selection of poor probiotic supplements in the past but have actually seen results (skin) with Jarrow EPS Probiotics but this was a short duration protocol-issues returned. Im pretty sure the more starch I eat the worse my skin probably because it feeds gut bacteria. I do slightly better on detox supplements (C, NAC, Milk Thistle, CDG, never ran glutathione)
What are the most recommended tests for assesing gut health, intestinal permeability, microbiome status, bacteria overgrowth, etc? Id prefer a test that comes back with nutritional/supplemental recommendations.
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