Have you ever heard of an OAT (Organic Acids Test) or Mycotoxin? If you have this will provide great info on how it can be used in multiple scenarios. If you haven’t, strap in as we dive into what it does and why it could benefit you or someone you know!
What are Organic Acids?
Organic Acids are the compounds that make up living things. They can be found in nearly every cell of your body, and they’re essential for survival! A lot has been learned about these important acids over time- so much actually, it’s hard to keep track with all we know today… For example: did you realize our bodies produce them too? We do–and when this happens there is NO FOOD WEIGHT NEEDED because everything comes from within – meaning no food means less waste/weight on scales; reduced hunger pangs by 70%
What are Mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are toxic substances that can be produced by certain types of mold. They’re found in high concentrations. The presence of a mycotoxin is not always detected by the human body. This can lead to illness and even death in some cases, but there are ways for you keep yourself safe from these toxic substances.
Let’s start with the OAT (Organic Acids Test)
The OAT test is a urinalysis that is beneficial in looking at how our body is responding to environmental stimulants. Things that can effect the OAT are pesticides such as glyphosate, household cleaning products, and even some perfumes. These can also effect your hormones by not properly detoxing and being able to clear out toxins on a daily basis. A healthy liver is an important factor in hormone balance, especially estrogen.
This test was originally designed for those with ADD/ADHD and Autism in mind. What was found was that by isolating our bodies response to our environment we gained the ability to also better support our bodies ability to focus, contain our moods and sleep. Some of the markers look for things such as candida and bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). These effect our daily well being.
The Mycotoxin test
It is one that looks for mold, the particular species and how much of it exists in your body. By doing this we are able to come up with a treatment plan. The OAT and Mycotoxin work in conjunction with each other as they can each cause similar symptoms. Such as anxiety, fatigue, joint pain, memory loss, nausea, diarrhea and other GI discomfort.
- Those who work in warehouses, older buildings, or demolition and remodeling.
- Diagnosed or suspected ADD, ADHD, Autism spectrum, Tourettes syndrome and mood disorders.
- Suspected candida, yeast or bacterial infections.
- Trouble detoxing or MTHFR gene mutations.
- Live in a climate prone to hurricanes or where old toxins and debris can be stirred up.
- Wet climates that are likely to produce mold spores.
- Homes that have had to receive mold remediation.