The Organic Acid Test: An Essential Tool for the Gut and So Much More!
Have you had your blood work done recently? Do you know your cholesterol and A1C numbers? Good. NOW get the REST of the story with an Organic Acids Test (OAT). This test checks 78 urine metabolites which paint a much bigger picture of how your health is REALLY doing.
What is an Organic Acid Test?
Traditional laboratory testing tells only part of the story. An organic acid test is a simple, easy, do-at-home urine test. The test looks at complex biomarkers from various metabolic pathways. It offers a comprehensive metabolic report of your overall health with 78 markers. The test results give an accurate analysis of the nutritional deficiencies in your body and also indirect signs of infections. Tell-tale signs of Yeast, clostridium, and other invaders plus certain genetic mutations that lead to complications in certain metabolic pathways can often be suspected from OAT results.
“Why Should I Take The OAT?”
The Organic Acids Test provides the most useful data—for dollar spent—of any metabolic test. It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause—or worsen—immune function, behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders and fatigue. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. Causes can include oral antibiotic use, a high sugar diet, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors.
The OAT provides us with an in-depth look at the body’s gut health, mitochondrial function, oxalate levels, neurotransmitter balance and B vitamins. The gut can wreak havok on the methylation pathways we depend on for health and vitality. (Methylation is a biochemical process involved in almost all of your body’s functions!) The OAT allows us to understand how your gut is interfering with your methylation cycle. The first step to a better cycle is to make sure the gut is healthy. Best of all, the OAT is an easy, affordable and in-depth look at that critical piece of the puzzle. Call 410-876-8885 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Greg to discuss if the OAT is right for you.