Mold/ Biotoxin Illness: The Simple Home Test To Know If It Effects You
I see a lot of threads continually asking the same questions over and over - and people worrying if they have mold exposures or sensitivity and not knowing how to test for sure. This has to stop :shock:
There is one simple way that Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker established through research to know if this is a problem for you - and it takes 10 minutes on your computer - everyone worrying about this should just do that screen test. If it comes back Positive, you can investigate more, if it comes back Negative, move on to investigate other issues. But please stop wasting your time worrying about it with no data to back up your concerns.
The test is called The Visual Contrast Sensitivity test or VCS Test and uses the fact that mold toxins interfere with neurons making it difficult for you to see specific contrasts. If you fail the test, you are unable to see contrast where it exists. You will just see a blank grey blur.
You can take the test here: VCStest.com
This is how I, and many others, originally validated that we had biotoxin / mold illness and had been exposed and had the genetics required. Since then I have spent $1000s on additional biotoxin labs, genetics, MRI scans (NeuroQuant) and all have re-validated the result of this one 10 minute home test.
If you think about it, that's pretty amazing. It's the highest impact test I ever took to get a reading on, diagnose and start to take actions to improve my health. The test is also mentioned in a recent Bulletproof radio episode on Biotoxin Illness.
When I did the test in early 2013 I got a score of 43 and couldn't see most of the contrast, you need a score of 80 to be healthy normal - anything under 80 is suspect and you will be advised to contact a Shoemaker certified physician for further screening (which involves $$ and time). Today my VCS scores are 95+, after treatment. I'm actually way above average now for this screen as the test also reflects other toxins and nutritional status (based on other research), and my detoxification work and nutrition work has paid off over time.
Take the test. Post your result in this thread, and ask questions if you have them here. I'll check in from time to time to answer them.
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