115- How to Assess GI Pathogens with Reed Davis

115- How to Assess GI Pathogens with Reed Davis

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

June 25, 2020

Every single person should have a mixture of bacteria and fungi in their digestive tracts, which will make up the microbiome as we currently know it. This microbiome is very supportive for our health, and the more research we do, the more we learn how important of a role it plays in our body.

However, not all bacteria, fungi, and even viruses are good for us, which we all personally have experienced when we become sick.

Sometimes these pathogens cause issues that are harder to detect, such as distress in our GI tract. It is these GI pathogens that can cause chronic digestive issues that can be resolved if you are looking for the right things.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • What makes a person a great host for pathogens to thrive
  • Different tests and assessments for the GI tract
  • What to do to improve your health and reduce likelihood of getting a GI pathogen
  • How protocols for different situations can look and what health factors are most important


  • [1:45] Reed Davis noticed environmental issues was killing animals and was curious how it impacted humans
  • [5:45] It seems like the human body is very resilient, is this true
  • [8:00] Are there specific patterns that can indicate there is a GI pathogen causing issues
  • [10:45] What makes a host so susceptible to pathogens
  • [14:00] We are always exposed to different pathogens, and the stronger our body is, the better it will be able to fight off the pathogens
  • [14:45] What percentage of people that Reed tests will have some sort of GI pathogen
  • [16:00] How can a pathogen influence our aesthetics
  • [17:30] Why would a pathogen cause you to gain weight
  • [19:45] What are the best tests to use to assess GI pathogens and do you do a broad test or specific test
  • [23:00] While testing are you looking for nutrient deficiencies or other "poor host" indicators
  • [25:30] This is what a protocol might look like to support someone who has a pathogen and other health problems
  • [32:00] Are the health ideas behind DRESS in order of importance
  • [35:00] Someone with a stressful life and has a hard time getting lots of sleep, can we just take supplements to fix everything
  • [40:45] What does Reed do every single day to keep himself healthy

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Reed Davis

Reed Davis teaches us how to assess for different GI Pathogens that can impact the body

Reed Davis teaches us how to assess for different GI Pathogens that can impact the body

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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