A Case of High Oxalic Acid and Body and Bladder Pain

A Case of High Oxalic Acid and Body and Bladder Pain

By Tracy Tranchitella, N.D. Oxalates, aka. oxalic acid testing has definite clinical usefulness in any functional medicine practice. People often present with a myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms. This is a particular case of an individual who presented with significant body aches, tendon pain, and bladder discomfort. A 43 year old female presents to our…


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Assessing Chronic GI Complaints (Gut Issues)

Assessing Chronic GI Complaints (Gut Issues)

Gastrointestinal health is a main focus in the field of Naturopathic Medicine. While in school, my instructors frequently said “If you can’t talk about stool, you’re in the wrong school.” I’ve found this to be true since assessing and promoting digestive health is a large part of what we do. If your gastrointestinal tract is…


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Chronic Candidiasis and the Link to Leaky Gut

Candida organisms can create a myriad of metabolic toxins, including various enzymes, that can adversely affect cellular biochemistry, mitochondria function and cell membrane integrity. Leaky gut is another consequence of chronic candida. The image below (from Nature Reviews, Microbiology) shows invasive candida and its link to transcellular (between cells) and paracellular (through cells) function and…


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PANDAS and Autism

PANDAS and Autism

There is a condition recognized in the biomedical field for autism and related disorders called PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections). This particular condition is caused by an immune reaction triggered by a toxin produced from a Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal infection. There are various strep bacteria that produce toxins as part…


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Chronic Candida – Is It Really All About Yeast?

Chronic Candida – Is It Really All About Yeast?

In recent years the increased awareness of molds, fungus, and yeasts in our food and environment has led many health practitioners to look at these organisms in association with chronic illness. For years, alternative health practitioners have recognized the relevance of diet, lifestyle, stress, digestive problems, parasitic and yeast infections as causative agents in chronic…


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Autism and Behavior Problems

Autism and Behavior Problems

Autism and Behavior Problems – Don’t Just Assume It Is From Yeast For years I have been advocating to parents (for their children) and physicians (for their patients) to make sure they perform the Organic Acid Test (OAT) or minimally the Microbial Organic Test (mOAT) from Great Plains Laboratory to measure levels of yeast markers,…


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