Toronto, Ontario

April 8, 2017

Qualified attendees at the Organic Acids Testing Workshop receive a FREE Organic Acids Test, worth $299.00!

At Montecassino Hotel and Event Venue, experience a great night’s sleep in a welcoming guest room on a comfy bed. All 104 rooms are tastefully decorated, and come equipped with colour TV’s, free local calls, complimentary coffee maker and free parking.  Refresh and unwind while we ensure your stay is a success with a variety of convenient services to enhance your stay at this hotel in the North York/Downsview Area. Wake up to a complementary continental breakfast, or sip on a cool, evening drinks and snacks in the welcoming Monty’s Café and Bar.

Situated close to Downsview subway station, Downsview Parc, Yorkdale Shopping Center, Chesswood Arean and minutes from many other restaurants and attractions.

PRICING

ORGANIC ACIDS TESTING WORKSHOP (April 8, 2017):
Early Bird Rate - $199 USD (by March 4th) - or - $259 USD after March 4th.

ACCREDITATION:
CME's available for $50 USD per workshop.
Please see accreditation information for details before purchasing CME's.

Montecassino Hotel & Event Venue

Address:
3710 Chesswood Drive, Downsview, Ontario Canada M3J 2W4

Reservation Line:
(416) 630-8100

Hotel Email:
cinthia@montecassino.on.ca

 

In Association with ISOM

 
 

Schedule

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ORGANIC ACID TESTING WORKSHOP

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:15am

An Overview of Organic Acids Testing and Its Importance

Hundreds of organic acid metabolites are found in the urine of all mammals, including humans. These metabolites can be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic measurements for detecting abnormal gastrointestinal overgrowth or dysbiosis, assessing mitochondrial energy production, detecting genetic diseases, assessing malnutrition and suboptimum nutrition, revealing toxic exposure, finding alterations of neurotransmitter metabolites in neurological and psychiatric disorders, and assessing metabolites that cause severe inflammation in a variety of chronic illnesses.
9:45am

The Interrelationship Between Chronic Yeast and Various Health Issues

The OAT evaluates for various fungal toxins, including specific markers for Candida. Many people rely on stool testing for Candida diagnosis and miss the presence of Candida toxins through the Organic Acid Test. Candida can lead to neurochemical imbalances in the brain, as well as sensory problems and self-stimulatory behavior (often seen in autism).
10:30am Break
11:00am

The Interrelationship Between Clostridia and Various Health Issues

The OAT evaluates for two specific toxins related to Clostridia bacteria – HPHPA and 4-cresol. Both of these toxins can inhibit a dopamine converting enzyme, leading to excess dopamine and toxic reactions in the brain and nervous system. Problems such as moodiness, irritability, aggression, self-injurious behavior, sleep difficulties, and more can be associated with Clostridia bacteria overgrowth.
12:00pm

Correlating Oxalate Problems

The OAT includes glycolic and glyceric acids in the oxalate section, which can differentiate between genetic and nutritional components in disturbed oxalate metabolism. Oxalates are compounds found in many foods, and can be worsened by Candida overgrowth. High oxalates are associated with pain in the joints, muscles, and connective tissues. They can also trap heavy metals (such as mercury, lead, and arsenic) in the body and lead to mineral imbalances. Certain behavioral issues and self-injurious tendencies have been associated with high oxalates.
12:45pm Lunch
2:15pm

Organic Acids Testing and Neurochemical Imbalances

The OAT evaluates for imbalances in serotonin (an important brain and nervous system chemical for mood, fine and gross motor skills, and calmness), as well additional markers that can indicate toxic stress in the brain and nervous system, such as quinolinic acid. High quinolinic acid suggests toxic stress in the brain and is important to evaluate before prescribing certain supplements, particularly L-Tryptophan which is commonly used to help with sleep.
3:15pm Break
3:45pm

Case Studies

This presentation will highlight various patient cases from clinical practice that show the role of biomedical intervention for various patient scenarios such as dietary therapy, yeast and Clostridia treatment, and methylation support.
5:15pm

PLA2: The Possible Root Cause and Treatment of,Many Inflammatory Disorders

Phospholipase A2 (PLA2), an enzyme found in snake and bee venom, as well as in human tissue, has been found to be elevated in a variety of inflammation-related disorders.,It is considered a good marker for increased risk of developing or worsening inflammatory conditions including allergies, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease (including atherosclerosis), Crohn’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, bipolar depression, long term depression, schizophrenia, and sepsis.,This presentation will review the new information available about PLA2, including an ongoing pilot study with MS patients, methods for PLA2 testing, and treatments that reduce PLA2 levels and inflammation.
5:45pm End of Workshop