Your gut is the core of health!
Repair Your Gut restore your Mind & Body
We’ve only just begun to discover the powers of gut health. It affects every aspect of our health – from nutrient absorption to energy production, brain function, thyroid function, skin, sleep, hormonal function to emotional well-being. If you want to get your body in good working order, start with repairing your gut.
What is the GI-Map® Test?
The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus or GI-MAP® Test is a robust stool test that uses ground-breaking DNA technology called quantitative polymerase chain reaction or qPCR that takes a deeper dive into the health of the gut. If certain pathogens exist, they can often be the culprit for a myriad of the gut and systemic problems.
The GI-MAP® explores the balance of good and bad bacteria, viruses, worms, parasites, fungi, digestive indicators, and uncovers markers for inflammation and leaky gut. The wealth of information revealed on the GI-MAP® will allow me to tailor a program to help restore balance to the gut’s biome, resulting in potentially improved digestion, mood, immune, and overall function.
Who can benefit from the GI-Map® Test?
Individuals who should complete a GI Map test are
- Any digestive problems: constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, etc.
- Autoimmune diseases – Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Multiple Sclerosis
- History of Irritable bowel disease (IBD) or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Brain Fog
- Skin problems such as rashes, eczema
- Mood Problems: Depression, anxiety, mood swings
- Problems with maintaining a healthy weight or weight loss
Overall, everyone can benefit from GI-MAP® Test. Even if you are not experiencing problems with digestion, a GI-MAP® Test can provide more insight into your gut health.
Warning Signs of Poor digestion
- Foggy Brain
- Poor Sleep
Warning Signs of Poor digestion
Benefits of Repairing your Gut
- Improved Mood
- Improved Energy
- Better Sleep
- Support healthy weight
- Improve Immune function
- Reduce inflammation
Benefits of Repairing your Gut
Support healthy weight
Improve Immune function
GI MAP ROADMAP
Step 1: Purchase GI Map Package
Select the package that works best for you. You will receive a welcome email and link to complete the Digestive Evaluation and Intake Form.
Step 2: Complete Digestive Evaluation & Questionnaire
This information provides valuable information on your Digestion evaluation, intake form, health history, wellness goals, and lifestyle habits will help me create a personalized 90-day protocol. Once you have submitted payment for the package of your choice, you will receive an email with the link to complete the Digestion Evaluation and Intake Form.
Step 3: Complete GI-MAP® Test.
After the evaluation is completed, I will order the kit from Diagnostic Solutions to be shipped to your home. In the test kit, you will receive detailed instructions on collecting the stool sample and how to return the kit back to the Diagnostic Solutions Lab. Payment for the test is made directly to the lab. Some insurance plans cover the test, and a deposit may be required. Check with the lab for more information about covering “out of network” test. Once the test is returned to the lab, it will take between 2-3 weeks to get the results to design your protocol.
Step 4: Personalized Protocol
Once I receive notification that your test results are ready, you will receive notification and a request to schedule a consult via zoom to review the results and protocol. The protocol is designed to destroy harmful pathogens (parasites, bad bacteria, worms, fungi); repopulate the gut with healthy gut bacteria, reduce inflammation and digestive issues.
Step 5: 90-day ongoing support
Throughout the course of the 90-day protocol, we will communicate by email to evaluate your progress. Depending on the package you have selected, you will receive weekly emails (standard package) or unlimited emails in the (deluxe package).
Step 6: After the 90 days
Once the initial 90-day protocol is completed, a retest is recommended to assess if there have been any improvements. In order to continue on your journey in achieving a healthy gut, a maintenance protocol will be recommended. After which, you can test once a year or twice a year to ensure optimal gut health.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during the 90-day-120-day protocol?
Your consultation includes a direct consult with Rebecca Faulkner, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RD. The fee also includes the development of a personal protocol for correcting gut problems that may be found. During the 90-day protocol phase, your price includes email communication with Rebecca and any follow-up recommendations.
How will I get the test?
The test will be sent to you directly from the Diagnostic Solutions Lab and will have very clear, strict instructions on performing the test. This is a stool test collection. Once you mail the test back, it will take 2-3 weeks to get the results. While you are waiting on the test, you have the option to begin your go through the Gut Health Jumpstart Program to build a foundational knowledge base about gut healing and repair. If interested in the program, send an email to email@example.com to request a 20% off coupon. Once your results are back, Rebecca will notify you to schedule an appointment on a link to her calendar to review test results and personalized protocol.
Cost of the test from Diagnostic Solutions and Insurance
The cost of the GI MAP test is $359 for residents in the Continental US. If you have no insurance, you will pay the test fee directly to the Diagnostic Solutions Lab for your GI Map Test. You will have the option to notify the lab to bill your insurance. It would be a good idea to contact your insurance carrier to find out if they cover out-of-network labs. Some insurance companies cover the test, and some do not. If you do not have health insurance, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the GI MAP test at a discounted price.
For residents in the US Virgin Islands and Canada, please note that Diagnostic Solutions charge an additional shipping fee of $30. Therefore, the final cost for the GI MAP to be paid directly to Diagnostic Solutions Lab is $389. Unfortunately, the lab is unable to bill insurance directly. However, you can contact your insurance carrier to find out if they cover out-of-network labs and submit an invoice for reimbursement if covered.
How to determine if the protocol is working?
The timeline for symptom improvement varies. You may experience a reduction in digestive symptoms quickly, but the resolution of all symptoms may not occur in the first 90-days. Repairing your gut is a slow process and may take up to a year for complete restoration.
Does the GI-MAP® test address food allergies or intolerances?
The GI-MAP® test does not directly address food allergies or intolerances. However, when you heal your gut, food allergies and intolerances usually improve. If symptoms continue after the initial protocol, I can recommend a food sensitivity test.
Does Naturally Revitalize Me accept insurance?
Because insurance companies can dictate your care, limit treatments and time spent with clients, I have decided not to accept insurance of any kind. I prefer to keep your information confidential and spend quality time with clients to design a personalized treatment plan. However, if you would like to work with me and only have insurance, please contact your insurance company to inquire whether they will pay for an “out-of-network” provider. You can use your Health Savings Account (HSA), and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) pay for the consultation fee and the GI MAP Test.
Who may not be a good fit for GI Map Intensive Protocols?
The protocols to heal the gut is involved and may not be a good fit for someone on dialysis or has liver dysfunction.
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your mind & body
GI Map Package*
- Review GI MAP Test Results
- Consultation (75-minutes)
- Personalized Protocol Development
- Weekly Check-ins Throughout The Protocol
- Access to GI Map Resource Library
*Plus $359 fee to be paid directly to Diagnostic Solutions Lab. If you do not have health insurance, please send an email to email@example.com to receive a special discount on the GI Map Test
**GI Map Testing and Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) Testing consultation services are only offered to residents in Arizona, Oregon, and the United States Virgin Islands at this time. More states will be added soon.
“Before completing the GI Map Test, I was having gas, bloating, and constipation. As I worked through the GI-Map protocol customized just for me, I noticed that my gas and bloating went away. I was experiencing less pain overall. Rebecca was very knowledgeable and thorough. I asked a lot of questions, and she always found out the answers and genuinely cared. It was a great experience, and I would have never known the GI issues I was experiencing if I hadn’t done the GI Map. I’m making better choices now and taking very good supplements due to the coaching and GI Map Test.”
– Laurie D. Arizona