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.

The material contained within this article is not intended to replace the services and/or medical advice of a licensed healthcare practitioner, nor is it meant to encourage diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is for educational purposes only. Any application of suggestions set forth in the following portions of this article is at the reader’s discretion and sole risk. Implementation or experimentation with any supplements, herbs, dietary changes, medications, and/or lifestyle changes, etc., is done so at your sole risk and responsibility.

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, DO, FMAPS

Kurt N. Woeller, DO, FMAPS, is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, integrative and functional medicine physician, and biomedical Autism Treatment Specialist in clinical practice for over 25 years.

Dr. Woeller is the education director and main course developer for his Integrative Medicine Academy (https://integrativemedicineacademy.com), an online academy for health professionals. He is also the Organic Acids Test (OAT) seminar creator and presenter for Mosaic Diagnostics Laboratory (formally Great Plains Laboratory’s GPL Academy) Mosaic EDGE seminars and has been involved in monthly educational webinars for GPL/Mosaic Diagnostics, and other organizations for over a decade.

His private practice, Sunrise Functional Medicine (https://mysunrisecenter.com), focuses on specialized diagnostic testing and treatments for individuals with complex medical conditions like autism, autoimmune, gastrointestinal, certain neurological disorders, and other chronic health conditions. Dr. Woeller is a Fellow of the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS).

He has served as a clinical consultant for various laboratory companies, i.e., Great Plains Laboratory, BioHealth Laboratory, providing health practitioner education regarding functional and integrative medicine.

You can follow Dr. Woeller for ongoing education articles and videos through his Substack at https://drwoeller.substack.com/ and his YouTube channel for Integrative Medicine Academyhttps://www.youtube.com/@integrativemedicineacademy. Finally, listen to Dr. Woeller’s latest health professional interviews through his Functional Medicine Doc Talk Podcast – https://functionalmedicinedoctalk.com.