Are you constantly tired and feeling unwell?
Do you struggle with finding answers about your condition especially after all blood tests come back normal?
There is a way to find out by using the “rolls royce” of functional testing called the organic acids test, a urine sample able to reveal dysfunction and more importantly able to detect which nutrients are needed to get you out of this rollercoaster of ill health once and for all.
As a Functional Medicine Integrative Naturopath at Vital Health, I treat many clients
with the following challenges:
Low energy and moods that go up and down for no apparent reasons
Anxiety, feeling wired but tired and always on edge
Gut problems like bloating, “IBS” even though they eat a healthy diet
Sore muscles, aching joints
Taking heaps of supplements but still feeling unwell
Going to doctors, returning normal blood results and to be told that” it’s all in your head, and to go home and just eat a good diet!”
You may be reading this and resonating with this and just know that you are not alone. Your frustration is also my frustration because Organic Acid Testing can reveal the dysfunction in the body as opposed to looking for pathology which blood tests are trying to uncover. Basically, normal blood results means no pathology…..that’s a good thing, but it doesn’t explain your feeling of ill health.
Organic Acids Testing
In a urine sample, substances or metabolites show up in the urine as part of normal metabolism. An overactive or underactive metabolic function will show up in the urine as excessively high or low metabolites. From these results, I can design a laser-focussed protocol to get your metabolism back into balance.
If there’s only one nutritional functional test that you can afford, then the organic acids test is the one to get.
When I see a client, the following issues generally come up through a thorough history taking consultation.
Low cellular energy production
Hidden or “silent” inflammation in the body
High stress overload in the body
Nutrient deficiencies, especially B-vitamins
Digestive problems that a stool test couldn’t find
Low levels of “feel good” chemicals
Exposure to toxins
Overwhelmed detox pathways, liver/kidneys
These can be overwhelming issues that can cause a myriad of symptoms. These symptoms are present due to functional problems and the ORGANIC ACIDS TEST can identify where the dysfunction is located.
The information obtained through Organic Acids testing is invaluable because it’s a sensitive blueprint, evidence based piece of information, of precisely what isn’t functioning properly in your brain, gut, cells and detoxification pathways.
Integrative functional medicine naturopath Domenic Pisanelli is trained to interpret and design a protocol from the organic acids test to get you back in good health.
The test report comes as a 7 page snapshot of your metabolic function. It can be tricky to interpret, so an experienced clinician is required to help you understand some of the long words and coloured charts. Most organic acids test reveal more than one issue, so the plan to correct these imbalances requires expertise in designing a progressive plan to correct the problems. Naturopath Domenic Pisanelli has been trained by the Kalish method which is a functional medicine lab base health approach to restoring the three main body systems, hormones, digestion and detoxification.
So what problems and imbalances can an organic acids test identify?
Effective, evidence based nutritional supplements coupled with effective functional protocols.
Nutritional medicine is the corner stone of my practice and I know how effective this can be, but a lot of the time most nutritional recommendations are based on symptoms and how to relieve these symptoms without really knowing the cause. Organic Acids Testing is effective in finding causes.
Maybe you have a cupboard full of supplements that have cost you a lot of money and don’t make you feel any better. By doing an Organic Acids test, the results will reveal what you actually need to correct the imbalances, saving you money and getting you well quicker. The fact that the Organic acids test can reveal 46 possible metabolic imbalances, is testament to the fact that answers can be derived from these results, leading to better health outcomes.
How is an organic acid test performed?
It’s very easy to do an organic acids test. No doctor’s or lab visits. Simply done at home with a test kit.
Given to you at your initial consultation to take home and complete. Otherwise can be ordered and sent to your home.
Collect a urine sample first thing in the morning.
Freeze the sample.
Return your urine to the lab in a pre-packaged postage paid envelope.
It takes 10-14 days for your results to be available.
You receive a detailed 7 page report.
What happens after the report is analysed?
Once the results come in a one hour consultation is scheduled and recommendations will be made to bring you back to balance. Depending on the results, the following actions may include:
Food and nutrition advice to improve certain parameters.
Advice on stress reduction
Individualised and specific supplements and herbs.
Follow up recommendations to review improvements.
The organic acids test is the one test to consider if suffering from a chronic problem or if you are interested in preventative medicine to keep you well.
As a functional integrative Naturopath at Vital Health, I have used Organic acids Testing on many clients with complex issues because it is incredibly accurate and it reveals hidden reasons for symptoms that other tests cannot find, and that most medical doctors won’t even consider.
For more information, call Vital Health to schedule an appointment and let us get you back to better health.