|Free BRAIN TEST
If you are like me, you often ask yourself, where is my mind? Do I have mold in my brain? Joking aside, as my series of blogs on Alzheimer’s discussed, there is a strong link between mold and fungus in the brain, and advanced Alzheimer’s disease.
A friend (thanks Sarah B.) sent me a link to a company that has an online visual test, which can indicate if one does have fungus in the brain.
Their website provides visual contrast sensitivity (VCS) testing to individuals (and healthcare professionals) who suffer, or suspect they may suffer, from a health condition that affects contrast sensitivity.
Visual contrast sensitivity testing measures one’s ability to see details at low contrast levels, and is often used as a (nonspecific) test of neurological function. A VCS test presents a series of images of decreasing contrast to the test subject, and records the contrast levels where patterns cannot be identified. The results of the test can then be used as an aid in the diagnosis of visual system dysfunction.
There are many things that can affect this ability to perceive contrast, including nutritional deficiencies, drug/medication use, exposure to neurotoxins and/or biotoxins, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), parasites, heavy metals (like mercury and lead), Lyme disease, and certain species of mold and the mycotoxins and microbial VOCs they produce.
As mentioned above, this test is considered nonspecific, thus VCS testing, by itself, is generally not diagnostic for any specific condition, including mold. However, a positive result may suggest the existence of a health-affecting clinical, or subclinical, condition, and indicate a need for more specific testing.
From their website:
“Currently, new individual/patient accounts receive one free test initially, though free results are limited to a positive/negative determination and raw test scores. If you need a detailed results interpretation, and a printable/forwardable PDF, if you’d like to have your results forwarded to your referring healthcare provider, or if you want to test again, we request a small donation (though we’re happy to offer free services upon request to those experiencing illness-related financial difficulties).” (CAD $12.50)