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In this episode, you will learn about testing for environmental toxins and mycotoxins.

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About My Guest

My guest for this episode is Dr. William Shaw.  William Shaw, PhD is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.  Before he founded The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., Dr. Shaw worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Children's Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, and Smith Kline Laboratories.  He is the author of "Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD", originally published in 1998 and "Autism: Beyond the Basics", published in 2009. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.  Dr. Shaw is the stepfather of a child with autism and has helped thousands of patients and medical practitioners to successfully improve the lives of people with autism, AD(H)D, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue, depression, Fibromyalgia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, OCD, Parkinson's disease, seizure disorders, tic disorders, Tourette syndrome, and other serious conditions.

Key Takeaways

  • What role does environmental toxicity play in autism and many chronic conditions experienced by adults as well?
  • What does the GPL-TOX show in terms of environmental toxins such as chemicals and pesticides?
  • How commonly is glyphosate found in the GPL Glyphosate test?
  • What is tiglylglycine and what is the connection to mitochondrial issues?
  • What is the role of mycotoxins in various health conditions and what symptoms might mycotoxins create?
  • What is the role of colonization of the sinuses, lungs, and gut with fungal/mold organisms in terms of ongoing mycotoxin exposure?
  • Does the MYCOTOX urine collection need to be provoked to get a sensitive result?
  • Is there a way to differentiate a positive mycotoxin test in terms of the source of the exposure being environmental as opposed to being from consumed food products?
  • What are some of the treatment approaches that appear promising both for environmental chemicals and mycotoxins?

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Interview Date

February 19, 2018 


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