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It is most likely that your medical doctor will not be able to do the comprehensive stool analysis I frequently recommend. Most conventional medical doctors have not had training in the field and most likely will not agree that it is a useful investigation. Your doctor may not be sympathetic to this kind of test at all. Your doctor may even refute the test, saying it’s not warranted, it’s not required, it’s unnecessary, etc. I’ve heard it all before.
In my opinion, you shouldn’t worry if your doctor doesn’t approve of stool testing. Doctors aren’t always right. If you want to do a stool test, you can do it on your own through Direct Labs. You can also get stool testing done through a naturopath or a functional medicine doctor. Functional medicine doctors are traditionally trained at medical school but have done further workshops and courses. Functional medicine doctors understand my perspective. I’ve got many doctor friends like this who are amazing people with incredible skill sets. Western medicine can be fantastic to use in conjunction with naturopathy.
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If you want the best of both worlds, I recommend you work with a doctor who offers Western medical science plus natural intervention as a first option. This combination is what medical practice should be.
A comprehensive stool analysis can be the turning point in managing your physical symptoms. Finally, you will know what is going on in your digestive tract. There’s no point bringing stool test reports to medical doctors with no training in the area. With the appropriate expertise, your doctor won’t be able to interpret the results or use them to formulate an effective treatment plan. I recommend working with a healthcare provider with years of experience in stool testing to get the most out of your results.