Garric Vosloo is a certified Functional Medicine practitioner and the founder of Functional Medicine Fast Track for Health Professionals.
Garric and his team mentor and support, clinically and in business, several hundred health professionals in Functional Medicine.
Organic acids are one of the most valuable tests in Functional and Integrative Medicine. At the same time, it can be one of the least understood tests because of the complexity of reported metabolites. My goal is to help make organic acid interpretation more relatable to the clinical connections we see in our patients.
Organic acids look into many metabolic pathways and systems from the mitochondrial Krebs cycle, detoxification, methylation, oxidative stress, neurotransmitters, and gut function.
Pattern recognition in organic acids is one of the easiest ways to look for clinical imbalances. This pattern recognition helps identify problems in metabolic pathways, biological systems, and genetic SNP's.
Most importantly, these recognized patterns and imbalances are ways to identify underlying root causes so we as health professionals can highly personalize a patient's plan and get the best outcomes.