Naturopathic doctors (NDs) receive extensive training in understanding the complexities and interrelations of digestive wellness and overall body health. A naturopathic doctor’s holistic approach to health and wellness strongly emphasizes disease prevention. A central tenant of this approach is that good health starts with good digestion. Impaired nutrient absorption and energy creation can lead to a host of other issues down the road for patients.
At CDI our carbohydrate malabsorption tests can identify dietary sensitivities and help steer you and your patient’s approach to dietary modification, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplementation, immune support, high-quality probiotics, and additional testing. CDI’s portfolio of hydrogen and methane breath tests, including our test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), lactose malabsorption, sucrose malabsorption, and fructose malabsorption tests are available for NDs and their patients.
Our team has decades of combined experience offering hydrogen and methane breath testing products, services, and solutions to NDs and their patients at an affordable cost, putting the patient first and allowing them to take the tests in the comfort of their own homes. This alleviates the burden on the patient’s schedule, and frees up valuable resources in your practice. Working with CDI’s breath testing portfolio, supported by our newly constructed state-of-the-art laboratory in Salem, Massachusetts, places your practice and your patients at the forefront of accessible and dependable functional gastrointestinal diagnostics.
CDI is firmly committed to understanding and supporting the neuro-gastrointestinal phenomenon at the center of modern functional gastrointestinal medical research. As the understanding of the interplay between what we eat and how we feel evolves, CDI will strive to empower naturopathic providers and their patients with the tools to monitor, evaluate and track the health of their digestive systems and enable a holistic and individualized approach to whole body health.
The implementation of breath testing has been a major improvement in patient care for our practice. Bloating is an extremely common and frustrating complaint from patients that we can now provide an answer for in many cases.
It can be challenging to diagnose IBS-D and malabsorption in busy clinical practice. Having an objective marker to diagnose and reassure the patient and provider is a great asset in my practice. It also help me to manage the condition by using appropriate treatment.
It can be challenging to diagnose malabsorption syndromes in clinical practice. Having an objective marker like a breath test can provide diagnostic reassurance to both the patient and provider.
Breath testing for SIBO has been hugely beneficial for my practice over the last 3 years. It allows me to help patients who have seen multiple doctors without finding the cause of their problems, and who continue to struggle with digestive dysfunction.
My preferred treatment for SIBO is changing patient's diet. I get a lot greater compliance, when I can show them the results of their breath test. Rarely have to use antibiotics, if I can get them to change what they eat.
Patients enjoy the flexibility to do the test on their own time and the instruction booklet and video are easy to follow. From a provider standpoint, we get results back in a timely manner and getting both hydrogen and methane results helps us tailor care appropriately.
Breath test is a simple and noninvasive way to diagnose these clinical conditions. The kits from Commonwealth Diagnostics are shipped to the patient and are very easy to use at home without going to the medical office or hospital.
CDI has provided an invaluable test that I use both pre and post treatment (antibiotics and a diagnosis-specific nutrition protocol), and this has enabled my patients to find both answers and an action plan to resolve their long term symptoms.
No struggles with insurance companies to cover the cost of medications. The kits from Commonwealth Diagnostics are convenient. I don't have to delegate office staff to run the tests, and we just hand them the kits. It couldn't be easier.