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How do i find a bio balance health trained doctor?

You can search for a Bio Balance Health trained doctors by using our search function: https://biobalance.org.au/how-to-find-a-doctor/. Enter your location to find a doctor near you.

Then contact the doctor’s practice directly for more information to see if they are the right fit for you.

How do i become a patient?

After locating a Bio Balance Health trained doctor https://www.biobalance.org.au/how-to-find-a-doctor, please contact their clinic for more information regarding their new patient procedure.

Bio Balance Health is a training organisation not a medical practice. After completing the Bio Balance Health training, doctors practice from their independent medical practice.

What happens at my first bio balance health appointment?

We recommend you contact the doctor’s practice directly for their specific new patient procedure.

As a general guide, new patients are usually required to complete a comprehensive medical history evaluation prior to their first appointment. This assists in identifying factors that may have contributed to your current health problems.

Usually some blood tests and a urinary pyrrole test is requested to identify any biochemical imbalances which may be contributing to your symptoms. This assists your doctor in developing an individualised management plan for you.

How long will it take to see improvements in my health?

Treatment options for patients is individualised to help patients improve their health outcomes. Improvements with vary depending on how the patient responds and the severity of their condition.

Pyrrole

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How do i find a bio balance health trained doctor?

You can search for a Bio Balance Health trained doctors by using our search function: . Enter your location to find a doctor near you.

Then contact the doctor’s practice directly for more information to see if they are the right fit for you.

How do i become a patient?

After locating a Bio Balance Health trained doctor https://www.biobalance.org.au/how-to-find-a-doctor, please contact their clinic for more information regarding their new patient procedure.

Bio Balance Health is a training organisation not a medical practice. After completing the Bio Balance Health training, doctors practice from their independent medical practice.

What happens at my first bio balance health appointment?

We recommend you contact the doctor’s practice directly for their specific new patient procedure.

As a general guide, new patients are usually required to complete a comprehensive medical history evaluation prior to their first appointment. This assists in identifying factors that may have contributed to your current health problems.

Usually some blood tests and a urinary pyrrole test is requested to identify any biochemical imbalances which may be contributing to your symptoms. This assists your doctor in developing an individualised management plan for you.

How long will it take to see improvements in my health?

Treatment options for patients is individualised to help patients improve their health outcomes. Improvements with vary depending on how the patient responds and the severity of their condition.

What is the pyrroles in urine test?

To be scientific:

The test is a co-measure of TWO different processes.

1.) Internal circulatory process of Oxidative stress and redox chemistry
2.) Result of bacterial action in the gut.

The test is only of use if patients have symptoms of mental health and if other factors in blood are measured at the same time.

The test is only useful if the collection, storage and transport protocols are followed.
In non-medical terms:

1) Pyrrole
Pyrrole is a waste product not normally found in the Urine of healthy people.
Pyrrole in urine tells us the body is under stress.
The amount of Pyrrole tells us how much stress.
The change in the amount of pyrrole tells us how well the body is healing.
Lowering pyrrole levels can be both reducing the stress and improving the biochemistry.

2) Urobilinogen
Is found in small amounts in the urine of healthy people.
Too much Urobilinogen can be related to poor Kidney function.
Too little can indicate gallstones or blocked bile duct or some medications.
Both levels of Urobilinogen can present with mental health like symptoms.

WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE HIGH URINARY PYRROLES?

It is important to primarily identify and manage the cause of the underlying oxidative stress. Measures of biochemistry are essential to direct re-balancing of nutrients lost because of the excess demand caused by a stress reaction.

A doctor trained by Bio Balance Health in the Walsh/Pfeiffer method will know how to do this and manage the process which is individualised to each patient. Exploration of a product in urine associated with mental health started with Abram Hoffer and Carl Pfeiffer (physician and biochemist) when they noted extracts of urine from schizophrenics turned mauve upon the addition of a specific reagent.

The identification of High Urinary Pyrroles has changed many lives as reduction of the pyrrole measure correlates with reduction of symptoms of many unexplained health issues. The understanding that very High Urinary Pyrrole is also often associated with some forms of mental ill health has reduced the stigma and the loss of hope felt by many with a mental health diagnosis. The processes to reduce high pyrroles are not meant to replace current chronic health management but to enhance it. Symptoms associated with high pyrrole vary as the underlying stress varies. This explains why there are so many symptoms listed as associated with high pyrroles and how each person with high pyrroles manifest different responses.

It is apparent to Bio Balance Health doctors that management of high pyrrole has been life changing for many people. Bio Balance Health supports further research in this area. Brett Lambert, principal of AAL leads this research.

WHAT IS THE COLLECTION PROCESS FOR A PYRROLES IN URINE TEST?

Collection Process: Pyrroles in Urine

AAL URINARY DAPS TEST

Step one: Visit a practitioner trained to understand the pyrrole result for a patient interview and request form.

Step two: Take your request form to your nearest collection agency which collects for Pyrroles in Urine (Urinary DAPS Test) link for agencies from AAL site https://www.apanlabs.com/collection-centres-brisbane/

Step three: Complete the request form fully including the payment page for the testing process. The Collection agency will charge you, on the day, for the collection, storage and transport costs.

Step three: First time test? Have the test before you commence zinc supplements or, if on them, cease zinc supplements five days before your test. Follow up test? Please DO NOT cease Zinc if it is a follow up test.

Step three: Take your specimen pot to the toilet and half fill it with urine. Screw the lid on firmly and wrap the pot in the foil provided and return it to the desk.

The Collection Centre will note the time of collection on the request form.

Step Four: The collection centre will freeze your pot immediately and arrange transport, on dry ice, to the Laboratory.

Check the Collection centre is sending your sample to the laboratory stated on your request form. Only AAL provides the correct separation of pyrroles in urine from other contaminants. If it is sent to another laboratory you will have to pay for another test.

Step five: On receipt of the urine sample the testing payment will be processed by the Laboratory. Testing will not commence until payment is processed.

The sample cannot be used after three weeks frozen so you will have to pay for a retest if you do not have your correct payment details. This will delay commencement of an accurate treatment program.

Step six: The Laboratory will upload your results into your file at your doctor/ health practitioner clinic. Any abnormal results of Pyrrole, Urobilinogen or other extreme results seen in the Urinary DAPS test will be passed on by AAL to your doctor/ health practitioner urgently, who will call you in.

Step seven: Return to your doctor/health practitioner to discuss your treatment plan based on all your test results.

Step eight: Repeat the pyrrole test (and any other tests needed), when required, to monitor how you are responding to your treatment.

SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES ON COLLECTION PROCESS.

List Medications used with Rheumatoid Arthritis and/and Urinary Tract Infections as they can interfere with the test, as does Rifampicin which changes the urine to a red/mauve colour. If on these medications consult your physician as you will need to complete the course and/or abstain for a wash out period of 4 weeks prior to collecting a sample. For some, this is not possible. List statin drugs on the request form, as some block Urobilinogen production.

Blood does NOT affect the test result, so spotting at the beginning or end of menstrual cycle will not interfere with the result. It is NOT recommended to collect during peak menstruation.

Interference: Very high levels of urinary bilirubin DO also interfere with the Pyrroles measure. However, this is rare and you will be informed if this is the case. The time of collection needs to be noted on the form to help account for obtained Urobilinogen levels.

SAMPLE COLLECTION RULES

As Pyrroles in Urine are waste products they are not stable. To protect your sample to get the most accurate results please ensure you follow these collection rules.

The supplied specimen jar must be immediately covered with foil to protect it from UV light and heat and from incidental high energy electromagnetic radiation (EMR).

The sample is to be frozen immediately and kept covered and frozen from the time of collection till the time of testing in the laboratory.

Samples are transported in dry ice to keep the relative temperature below freezing (at -30oC).

WHAT FOOD SHOULD SHOULD I EAT FOR PYRROLE?
Pyrrole disorder diet. Recommended foods for pyrrole disorder.
There are no recommended foods for pyrrole disorder as pyrrole is a waste product found in urine which tells you of problems in your body which need to be managed.

What can I eat with Pyrrole disease?
There is no recommended diet for Pyrrole as it is not a disease. Pyrroles in Urine are a measure of the level of stress in the body. Management to reduce the pyrrole measure requires a two prong approach:
a) Identification and reduction or removal of the cause of the stress.
b) Measurement of the biochemistry and the use of the appropriate products to allow the body to repair.
Poor diet does not supply the nutrients needed for good health and many foods can have an inflammatory effect.

What is the connection between diet, pyroluria, and pyrrole disorder?
None specifically as Pyrroles in urine only tell you of problems in the body related to sustained stress. Pyrroles in urine are not a disease. A poor diet does not have enough nutrients for good health. Nutrients are found in meat fats vegetables pulses legumes. Carbohydrates provide energy. Lack of nutrients increases stress.

Doctor Training Program

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HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE DOCTOR TRAINING PROGRAM?
Step 1.  Go to https://www.biobalance.org.au/doctors/ for more information on the program.

Step 2. To register and pay online: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=35384

Step 3. Once you have completed the registration, allow 24 hours for your registration to be verified and your online learning account to be set up.  Bio Balance Health uses www.openlearning.com platform to deliver the pre-recorded online lectures.  For further information contact: info@biobalance.org.au