Why test your Gut Microbiome? Unlocking the secrets of your gut health

Unlocking the Secrets of Your Gut Health

Did you know that your gut microbiome plays a crucial role in your overall health and well-being?  That's right! Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria that impact everything from digestion and nutrient absorption to immune function and mood regulation. 

Gut microbiome testing is one test that I love to prescribe for my clients, especially if they have been searching (Dr Google) or working with other health professionals for answers and not getting to the bottom of their health issues.  I find that gut microbiome testing offers valuable insights into the unique composition of bacteria in your gut, helping us to understand how it may be influencing your health. Here are some benefits:

  1. Personalised Nutrition: Discover which foods support a healthy gut microbiome and optimize your diet for better digestion and overall wellness.
  2. Targeted Health Interventions: Identify imbalances in your gut microbiome and take targeted steps to restore balance, whether through dietary changes, probiotics, or other interventions. 
  3. Improved Digestive Health: Address digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and irregular bowel movements by addressing underlying imbalances in your gut microbiome.
  4. Enhanced Immune Function: Support a robust immune system by promoting a diverse and balanced gut microbiome, which plays a critical role in immune function.
  5. Mood and Mental Health: Explore the fascinating connection between the gut and the brain, known as the gut-brain axis, and learn how optimising your gut microbiome can support better mood and mental well-being.

Will the gut microbiome test confirm whether you have SIBO?

At this stage the answer is no but in the future I'm sure this will change. Gut microbiome testing works really well for people who have tested positive for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) through the SIBO breath test. In my experience over the last 10 years, most of my clients who have had SIBO would have benefited even more by having their gut microbiome tested. I now recommend this for my current SIBO clients as this can be organised either at the beginning of their treatment or towards the end of their treatment. 

Ready to take charge of your gut health? 

Schedule a gut microbiome test today by booking your initial consultation and embark on a journey toward better digestion, improved immunity, and overall vitality!

I work both face to face or online from my clinic.

 Book Your Consultation Today – Katrina Froome Naturopathy

 The new microbiome test that I now recommend in my clinic is really easy to do and takes a lot of stress away from people who are already suffering from constipation or other digestive issues. 


Yours in health and wellness,



Katrina xxx

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