gutChek – Focusing on your Health

The majority of our articles focus on life insurance, health plans and other solutions to help protect you, your family and business. And while those themes are very important, we also like to share unique and interesting information and offerings for our clients.

It is for this reason that we have developed a relationship with an innovative company out of Calgary, Alberta that is helping people, and their pets, live their best lives by helping them understand the foods they eat, and how this impacts energy, mental health, fitness, immune system and more.

Though it may seem like a minor issue, getting to the bottom of digestive issues can be the key to reclaiming control of one’s life and eliminating a variety of symptoms such as nausea, upset stomach, rashes, headaches, joint pain, migraines etc.

Traditionally, there were only a couple of ways to figure out which foods were causing problems; do a very restrictive elimination/reintroduction diet over a couple of months and hope that it isolated the offending food, or take an expensive blood test. Neither is particularly appealing. This is why we were so excited when we recently discovered a third option; GutChek.

GutChek costs much less than the cost of a traditional blood test, yields much more accurate results, and doesn’t require any doctor’s visits or painful needles. All you need to do is send in a sample of your hair, mail it in, and they process it and send you your results. You get a comprehensive list of foods that you may be intolerant to and help identify vitamins missing from your diet.

You can also elect for a one-on-one consultation with a nutritionist to help take you through your results and assist in coming up with a reasonable game plan. GutChek is available for people and pets, and is a powerful and efficient way to take control of your health. One annual GutChek test has also been included in the Wellness Bundle of our new Executive Health Plan, BYOND Complete Executive Health.

We believe in this resource so much that we have secured exclusive pricing just for SC clients.

Please note that this is a test for food intolerances, not allergies. Allergies cause a different reaction in the human body and this test is specifically looking for foods that you would have trouble digesting. If you suspect you have an allergy, please seek advice from your doctor.