What is Live Blood Cell Microscopy?
Live Blood Cell Microscopy, also known as Nutritional Microscopy, looks at the quality and condition of the cells, where standard laboratory blood tests are generally quantitative. Standard laboratory tests are often used in conjunction with Nutritional Microscopy because there is value in knowing both the quantity and quality of your cells.
How is this done?
A fresh drop of capillary blood is taken from the fingertip, then placed on a microscope slide under a glass cover slip to keep it from drying out. The slide is then viewed at high magnification with a dark-field microscope that forwards the image to a television monitor and within minutes you can observe your own "live blood" magnified to 1500 times.
What is the advantage of this type of blood analysis?
This test is a preventative tool which can indicate imbalances in the body by studying the shapes and functioning of the red and white blood cells, the presence of metabolic by products, pathogenic microorganisms and the pH of the blood terrain. Many of these imbalances can be rectified by improvements in diet, lifestyle and stress management. These improvements and changes can be monitored by viewing the blood every few months and acts as a powerful motivator for one to continue on their wellness plan. In essence it gives an early warning of possible upcoming health challenges and therefore time to take action. In Germany today it remains the preferred method of viewing the blood.
What will I see?
You’ll be able to see the movement of a neutrophil (type of white blood cell) attack and digest undigested food, bacteria or other waste products etc. Other substances that may be observed include: other various types of white blood cells (such as basophils, eosinophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes), red blood cells, platelets, blood plasma, and microbial (bacteria, fungus, parasites) activity, undigested food, plaques and crystals – just as they function in the body.
What Conditions can be Detected?
Some conditions that can be detected are as follows:
- Bacterial activity
- Bowel toxicity
- Candida yeast overgrowth
- Cholesterol and plaques
- Congestion of the circulatory system
- Digestive problems
- Essential fatty acid deficiency
- Free radical damage and the need for antioxidant protection
- Food sensitivities
- Health of red blood cells
- Heavy metal and chemical contamination
- Hormone imbalance
- Liver and Gallbladder stress
- Low oxygen environment
- Lymphatic congestion
- Outer cell adhesion (vitamin C levels)
- pH deregulation
- Poor fat assimilation
- Strength of the immune system
- Sugar imbalance
- Undigested protein (leaky gut syndrome)
- Uric Acid Crystals
- Vitamins, minerals deficiencies (B12, iron, folic acid)
What is Dry Blood Analysis?
Also called the Oxidative Stress Test, this test uses a dried sample of blood rather than the living blood. It originated in Europe in the 20’s and has been used for 80 years by various practitioners and in clinics around the world.
This test assesses the level of free radical activity or oxidative stress. Excessive levels of free radical activity are associated with degenerative diseases conditions such as Cancer, Heart Disease, Strokes, Memory Loss, Arthritis and Cataracts. This test can also indicate the presence of heavy metals, bowel toxicity, inflammation, vitamin and mineral deficiencies.