Two common underlying causes of Crohn’s and IBS (among other digestive disorders) are food allergies/sensitivities and/or gastrointestinal infections. The infections may be hidden parasites, bacteria, or fungal–sometimes a combination! Click here for a recent article about fungal infections and Crohn’s. Stool analyses are used to assess what is growing in the gastrointestinal tract. Metametrix offers a comprehensive panel–click here for more information about their panel. Also know that our digestive system provides a foundation for our health–it is how we nourish ourselves as well as eliminate waste. When it is compromised, our overall health suffers.