There are many types of urine analysis. The ones that we do are less common and usually
not done in the routine medical checkups. We specifically test for the following:
Organic acids - to assess for Yeast/Candida and bacteria
Oxalic acids - to assess acidity
Peptides - to assess the need for or the effectiveness of a GFCF diet.
Peptides from other sources.
Need for supplementing certain vitamins or nutrients
Need for Oxygen therapy
If there is too much strenuous physical activities
Other metabolic conditions
Symptoms associated with high Organic Acids are:
Symptoms associated with high Oxalates are:
What are Peptides?
Peptides are small fragments of proteins; many peptides engage in cell-to-cell signalling
and have neurological effects. Casomorphin is produced by digestion of casein, the
major protein in all mammalian milk, including human milk. The opiate effect of milk
may help soothe and quiet the nursing infant, whether a puppy or a child. Gluten
in wheat produces another peptide of the same size called gliadorphin. Grains like
rye and barley contain similar prolamine proteins like gluten, and are assumed to
yield bioactive peptides.
Peptide problems are more severe among individuals who have difficulty breaking down
opiate peptides, which requires an enzyme nicknamed DPPIV. This enzyme can be inhibited
by both yeast byproducts and mercury exposure. These incompletely digested peptides
are then absorbed into the body and bind to opiate receptors – the physiological
effect can alter behavior and contribute to lack of focus and attention, sleepiness,
or even aggression and self-abuse can result. It can also cause confusion, verbal
stimming, movement disorders and other neurological conditions.
We have helped many children and adults tremendously by doing a urine analysis to
assess their biochemistry. We believe that you or your child can benefit from it