ALL ABOUT THE ORGANIC ACIDS LAB
Act by Friday, May 6 to Get One at a 40% Discount.
ver wish you could hook your body up to a computerized engine analyzer the way a mechanic can plug an electronic diagnostic system into your car?
Well, you can.
Meet the Organic Acids Test. This 21st-century panel isn’t about diagnosing disease. It looks upstream to see what’s coming so we can prevent it. It does this by analyzing biochemical residues that remain and can be measured in our urine.
(It can also gives us the data we need to successfully address chronic issues that haven’t responded to conventional care.)
Organic Acid Tests (OATs) take a deep dive into the metabolic pathways and digestive system health markers that tell us how well key systems are doing:
- Mitochondria. These microstructures are the powerhouses of our cells. Because they generate energy for everything the body does, optimizing their function is crucial to maintaining strong immunity, sharp minds, good memory, physical stamina, liver, kidney and heart function.
- Digestion. The OAT tells us how well we’re digesting our fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Since these are critical fuels and raw materials for everything the body makes, identifying any issues here is key for stopping health challenges before they begin, or addressing the stubborn ones that just won’t go away.
- Microbiome. The two-to-five pounds of helpful (or unhelpful) bacteria in our guts generate nutrients key to our health that we can’t get from food, help us digest what we eat and, most crucially, set our overall inflammatory tone. This is no small thing as all the chronic diseases of aging are now recognized as generated by autoimmune dynamics. The immune system starts going after our own cells and tissues when it’s been abused, so to speak … which leaves it hypervigilant. Just like a traumatized person.
What traumatizes the gut? Modern industrialized food … especially when it’s laced with trace quantities of toxic agricultural chemicals. Doesn’t take much it seems.
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This video explains things a little more.
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