High Steatocrit

When ‘High Steatocrit’ levels come back on our gut health tests (GI Map) it enables us to focus the strategies pretty quickly.
Steatocrit is a marker of fat digestion. When it is high it highlights that fat in the diet is not being broken down effectively.
This could be happening for several reasons, so it is essential to consider these on an individual level.
Is it due to the type of fat, cooking and preparation chosen?
Is the cephalic response being supported? For example chewing or rushing meals.
Are there any factors that are affecting the ability of the stomach to produce sufficient stomach acid and digestive juices?
Is the production of small intestinal and pancreatic digestive enzymes and liver-gall bladder bile salts adequate?
This can be linked to many different digestive symptoms such as bloating and fullness and even be related to reflux.
Given that some vitamins (A, D, E, K) are fat soluble, this can also impact their status in the body too.
We also consider the influence of Oxalates when Steatocrit is high and look to investigate this one a little further.
These are just a few of the considerations around ‘High Steatocrit’, which is just one of the insightful markers on the GI Map Comprehensive Gut Health Test.
High Steatocrit

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