On June 10-12, 2022, Mosaic EDGE (formerly GPL Academy) hosted Beyond the Basics: Advanced Organic Acids Testing Strategies live-streamed online. This three-day event focused on advanced Organic Acids topics. Those who attended the summit learned how to use effective diagnostic and treatment protocols for their patients to facilitate their road to recovery.

The following Q+A is a grouping of responses from the Day 1 workshop presentations. Click each presentation title to expand the answers from each speaker.

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Q: I have a patient who has extreme elevated markers for aspergillus. His markers show in the red zone on two different Organic Acids Tests. Yet he insists there is no way that it could be environmental exposure in his home. With markers this elevated on two different tests, is there any possibility this could be coming from diet?

A: Unlikely to be from diet. Many people deny the existence of mold. Other sources of mold exposure are other buildings, e.g., work, school. Cars can sometimes be a source of mold.

Q: How often is 2-Hydroxyhippuric elevated due to high salicylate foods? Is it rare, unusual or common?

A: Very common

Q: Please explain how Clostridia or yeast markers can be high but the stool microbiome testing does not show these?

A: Stool is often normal for these organisms, particularly yeast. Yeast does not always actively shed in the stool. Clostridia difficile is detected through toxin A and B, but there are various strains of clostridia that produce other toxins other than A and B.

Kurt N. Woeller, DO

About the Author

Kurt N. Woeller, D.O.

Kurt N. Woeller, DO has been an integrative medicine physician and biomedical autism specialist for over 20+ years. He is an author of several health books including Autism – The Road To Recovery, Methyl-B12 Therapy For Autism, Methyl-B12 for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, and 5 Things You MUST Do Right Now To Help With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis. He is an international speaker, educator, and practicing clinician offering specialized interventions for individuals with complex medical conditions. His health consulting practice for autism alone is multinational with families from various countries. Dr. Woeller serves as a clinical and lab consult for Functional Medicine Clinical Rounds, as well as provides educational seminars for Great Plains Laboratory, LLC. He is co-founder of Integrative Medicine Academy, which is an online training academy for health practitioners learning integrative medicine.