On May 13, 2021, I attended a virtual event hosted by BIOHM Health. They were hosting the event to discuss the launching of their Gut Assessment Tool.
Who is BIOHM Health?
First, I would like to give you some background information about who the company is and what exactly they do.
Dr. Ghannoum founded BIOHM Health after his breakthrough discovery that bad bacteria and bad fungi work together to create digestive imbalance. Dr. Ghannoum realized that today’s probiotics had not been engineered to specifically address the role fungi play in digestive health.
BIOHM is the first total microbiome company, with a simple goal, which is to engineer elegant products and services that address the total microbiome of both bacteria and fungi. This will give consumers the ability to maintain total digestive health.
Why is Digestive Health Important?
The digestive system plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being. It brings nutrients to your body. According to NCBI, the gut is one of the main disease-fighting systems of the human body. First, the acid and enzymes in the stomach work to sterilize our food and, in this way, protect the body from illness and infection. In addition, the digestive tract is a vital source of immune function in the body.
What Are The Benefits of Having a Healthy Gut?
- Promotes a strong immune system
- Improve heart health
- Promotes brain health
- Improved mood
- Improve your sleep
- Improve your digestion
- Help prevent some cancers
- Help prevent autoimmune diseases
How Can the BIOHM Health Gut Assessment Tool Improve Your Total Digestive Health?
- The survey consists of a few questions.
- The survey takes about two minutes to complete.
- Once they’ve completed the questions, they will be given insights regarding the likelihood of their gut being imbalanced.
- This is referred to as their associated Gut Score™
- The test will be able to determine whether they are more likely to have higher levels of Candida compared to levels normally found in the gut.
Consumers can log onto GutTesting.com to answer a short series of demographic, health, lifestyle, and diet questions.
GutTesting.com is the natural evolution of BIOHM Health, by turning big microbiome data and metadata, into actionable insights that the everyday consumer can utilize for free to better understand their gut health.
What Happens after you complete the BIOHM Health Gut Assessment Tool?
Once the survey is complete, the participant is told whether they are statistically more likely to have an imbalanced microbiome and/or higher levels of Candida in their gut, as well as a gut score range.
Participants also receive dietary recommendations to implement as part of a holistic approach to gut health optimization.
This survey will determine if your gut is balanced or unbalanced. If you have a balanced gut and you are experiencing some health issues, simple changes in your lifestyle and some changes in your diet may be all you need.
BIOHM Health offers The Gut Blueprint™ as an easy way to make thoughtful adjustments to your diet, turning your everyday foods into gut-friendly meals. They will offer this to you after you take the short survey.
In This Blueprint, You’ll Receive:
- Shopping list with 90 gut-friendly ingredients.
- A dozen gut-centric recipes (meals, snacks, and drinks), created by their microbiome-trained registered nutritionists.
Though specific supplement brands are not called out as part of the dietary recommendations, BIOHM Health was the first company to develop probiotics proven to break down digestive biofilm and engineered to balance both the bacteria and fungi in the gut.
What Makes BIOHM Health Gut Assessment Tool UNIQUE?
Unique from other online health quizzes that simply apply widely available research, BIOHM Health’s Gut Assessment gives consumers insights based on analysis of millions of proprietary data points that incorporate microbiome data with clinical data including:
- Lifestyle information
The algorithms were created by incorporating the data from BIOHM’s at-home microbiome test, the BIOHM Gut Test, which assesses both the bacteria and fungi of an individual’s microbiome with additional clinical and lifestyle data.
Analyzing the millions of collected microbiome DNA datapoints by utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, BIOHM’s data science team has identified a proprietary list of statistically significant features that are tied to gut imbalance and Candida overgrowth.
What makes the BIOHM Health Gut Assessment Tool unique is that the solutions are derived from real-life clinical data, and advanced data science, not a few random scientific papers.
What did I think of BIOHM Health Gut Assessment Tool?
The survey at GutTesting.com was short and easy to take. It was informative and it gave me a better understanding of my gut health. The Gut Blueprint™ helped me realize what foods I was lacking in my diet. It helped me to create a healthier way of eating.