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Functional Testing At The Nadura Clinic – GI MAP Digestive Stool Analysis

What is GI Map in our digestive programme?

The key element of this fantastic test is the the skill in the interpretation of the analysis, for accurate and targeted resolution of symptoms. It’s useful to remember not to treat the test results alone but treat the overall person. This is a key tool that informs just one part of our digestive plan “The Digestive Solution“.

More About The Digestive Solution

Let’s start with a testimonial from on of our client’s who has completed both the GI Map and our full three phase “digestive solution” programme with is here at The Nadura Clinic.

Testimonial From GP & International Athlete Dr. Finbar McGrady

Working with the team at The Nadura Clinic I’ve learned how to fuel my training to maintain my energy levels throughout the day and gain metabolic flexibility. My recovery and performance are much better, and I found other improvements in overall health from their integrated approach. I eat, sleep and recover better while I also stress less etc. My long-lasting digestive issues have been resolved thanks to a tailored made program following gut microbiome testing (GI map). I’ve also learned a lot from the athlete DNA testing and urine testing (organic assets panels). Overall a thorough and individualised approach which has taught me to manage my own nutritional needs effectively. Also, their knowledge on WADA (World Anti-Doping Approved) approved, science and evidence-based performance supplements is second to none and helped me optimize my digestion, health and performance.

Doctor Finbar McGrady

Clinical lead practice-based learning

GPwSI Dermatology

Sessional GP

Clinical teaching fellow, QUB

Irish international triathlete

About The Digestive Solution At The Nadura Clinic.

At The Nadura Clinic, we place a key emphasis on optimising digestive health as the primary pillar to achieving your health goals. In the majority of cases, no matter what programme an individual begins, there is always a digestive element involved in each case.

Looking at the digestive tract, there are many factors that influence the overall health and integrity of its function some including dietary choices, chronic stress, poor stomach acid production, chronic dysbiosis (bacteria imbalances), chronic low grade gut infections. In many cases we utilise the most up to date in stool testing using a PCR DNA stool analysis known as the GI Map please see link for more details.

Based on an individuals presenting symptoms, dietary habits etc a specific dietary & nutraceutical approach is developed to optimise the microbiome and digestive function whilst addressing stress and/or mental health driving factors if applicable.

Digestive symptoms include:

  • Bloating
  • Excess wind (flatulence/burping)
  • Heartburn/reflux
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach ulcers
  • IBS
  • IBD

A range of dietary strategies we utilise:

  • Optimising Stomach acid production
  • Addressing vagal nerve issues
  • Ensuring optimal digestive enzyme breakdown
  • Eradicating bacterial/parasitic/fungal overload
  • Optimising the bacterial balance
  • Ensuring gut immunity is optimal
  • Ensuring dietary intake is correct for your current symptoms.

More About GI MAP

GI Map (Microbial Assay Plus) – The absolute gold standard in digestive analysis. GI Map is an unparalleled DNA based stool analysis delivering innovative, accurate and clinically relevant diagnostic testing in the lab with full detailed interpretation from our internal nurse and nutritionist here at The Nadura Clinic

The Gastrointestinal Microbial Assay Plus (GI-MAP®) is an innovative clinical tool that measures gastrointestinal microbiota DNA from a single stool sample with state of the art, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR or real-time PCR) technology.
The GI-MAP was designed to detect microbes that may be disturbing normal microbial balance or contributing to illness as well as indicators
of digestion, absorption, inflammation, and immune function. The following guide may be useful for understanding the nature of each of the microorganisms found on the GI-MAP, as well as clinical implications and treatment guidelines.

Need More Information?

We have had some exceptional clinical results with this test and if you require more about this test DM the clinic or call our clinic manager Lisa Tobin- Leech on

(087) 349 2991

More About The Nadura Clinic

A Clinical, Functional & Evidence Based Approach to Nutrition & Human Performance

The Nadura Clinic is one of Irelands leading natural and lifestyle clinics. The clinic is informed by science and has a long record of high achievement across multiple demographics in health. They offer a functional approach to nutrition, bloods and laboratory analysis. The clinic utilises a science and evidence based approach across their programmes all of which are specifically created for each individual and include;

  • Individualised Sports Nutrition   
  • FEBS (Functional Epigenetic & Biochemical Screen for Anxiety & Depression through Advanced Nutrient Therapy
  • Sports Performance Nutrition (Working with many of Ireland’s leading athletes as well as athletes from across Europe and the USA
  • Digestive & Autoimmune Conditions
  • Pain & Inflammation Management  

They offer the gold standard in functional laboratory analysis and partner with many of the leading labs in Ireland, Europe & the USA.

Examples of these tests

  • A full range of bloods which include male and female hormone analysis
  • GI Map Stool Analysis
  • D.U.T.C.H Hormone assay
  • DNA Analysis
  • Athlete DNA Analysis

The Nadura Clinic has a national presence with full time clinics in Kelly’s Pharmacy Dungarvan, at the Roche Clinic in Kilkenny, Vista Primary Care, Clinic Naas, also a number of satellite clinics complemented by their virtual clinic to serve international clients. The clinic also run the nutrition and functional testing at the exclusive 5 star Ros Glas recovery clinic here in Ireland which is one of the leading private clinics in the globe.

No matter what your health query we strive to ensure you feel you have chosen the correct health care provider. All of our staff from you initial call to our reception desk to your initial call and right up to your appointment will with fully qualified health care professionals.

So please dont hesitate to contact our clinic manager

Lisa Tobin- Leech

(087) 349 2991