Live blood analysis
A person’s blood is an expression of the health of their entire body,
including all their organs and glands.
Looking at the blood is like looking at the entire life of a person.
Your blood is your river of life. It transports oxygen, nutrients and other life-giving agents to all the cells of your body. It also removes cellular waste from your cells to the liver or kidneys for elimination from the body. Unhealthy blood can resemble a swamp due to poor diet, chemicals, and emotional stressors. Harmful bacteria and microorganisms can feed off these toxins, increasing your risk for disease. Live cell microscopy can detect imbalances that may not show up on traditional lab blood tests.
What is Live Blood Analysis?
Live blood analysis (LBA) is the analysis of living blood under a powerful microscope connected to a camera.
The condition and quality of your red blood cells have a direct impact on your present and future health, with stress and disease appearing in the blood years before they manifest in the body. Live blood testing enables us to see your blood exactly as it behaves inside your body, giving a clear picture of your health at a cellular level.
Disease appears as stress in the blood sometimes years before manifesting as symptoms in the body. LBA can detect the potential for disease very early on, so is the ultimate preventative tool available. Traditional lab testing is good and has it place, but does not always show early signs of a possible disease.
When you see your LBA for the first time, you realize that there is incredible dynamic activity taking place within you, and you can begin to better understand the specifics that need to be addressed without guessing, without purchasing unneeded supplements or investing in unneeded therapies. It has been shown that client compliance is greatly improved with understanding - once you know what you are doing and why. Seeing is knowing.
Who is it for?
LBA is for anyone who cares about their health and is suitable for any age, even children. The advantage of this test over standard blood tests is that it may detect a problem in its infancy stages. Conventional Lab tests kill the blood when it is prepared, thereby missing what is present in live blood. Live blood testing is just as beneficial for healthy people as unhealthy. If you have a disease it will show the progress of treatments.
Who does the testing?
Live blood analysis can only be performed by a person highly trained and certified in the field of Medical Laboratory Science. Our Technologist was trained and received her diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology in 1990 and has been working in the medical laboratory field ever since. She has been trained in doing Live Blood Analysis with us since 2005.
How does it work?
The test is carried out by obtaining a drop of blood from a finger tip using a sterile lancet. The blood is placed on a microscope slide, covered with a coverslip to prevent drying, and immediately observed under the microscope. The microscope used is a powerful ‘Darkfield’ type which allows an almost three dimensional look at the blood. The blood is magnified up to 1000 times. A video camera is hooked up to the microscope so that you may watch the entire procedure on a monitor.
You will be able to see the activity of your blood on the screen, the red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and what is floating in the plasma, like bacteria, yeast, crystals, plaque, and more. The blood is observed for 30 minutes. Once the blood leaves your body it begins to die. How quickly the morphological changes happen can indicate your present health condition.
What can be detected?
Candida (yeast) infections
Digestive problems - leaky gut syndrome
Immune System Function
Liver Stress, Toxicity
White blood cell increase/decrease
Over 80 more heath conditions
What Can I See in My Blood?
* the condition, shape, and health of your red blood cells
* the condition, vitality, quantity, and behaviour of your white blood cells
* free radical damage
* acid/alkaline imbalances, blood sugar imbalances and possible disturbances
* tendency to sluggish lympathics
* atherosclerotic plaque
* clotting disorders
* bacteria, parasites, Candida/yeast /fungi
* undigested proteins and fats
* hormonal imbalances including thyroid
* vitamin and iron deficiencies
* uric acid crystals and other crystals
* poor circulation, poor oxygenation
* stressed liver
* presence of allergies and infections
Who benefits from Live Blood Analysis?
Anyone who would like to change their health to the better. Whether you are already ill or you would like to prevent disease or feel your best, a LBA will help you. Here is a list of conditions that could benefit from a LBA:
Depression & Anxiety
Diabetes & Hypoglycemia
Fatigue, anemia & low energy
Headaches, Migraines & dizziness
High blood pressure
Skin & hair problems
What Can I Expect from My Initial Session?
Your first analysis consists of an in depth microscopy session of 30 minutes with the Technologist. A full written report is given to Dr. Schroeder for interpretation. You will then have a later 1 hour appointment with him for the interpretation.
Preparation for Live Blood Analysis
Fast - do not eat any food or drinks for at least 6 hours prior to your appointment.
No alcohol for 48 hours before appointment.
Drink 3-6 glasses of water before your test. Adding fresh lemon to the water is beneficial.
No juice, tea, coffee, alcohol, or pop. ONLY WATER
Your health is entirely your responsibility. You are what you eat, drink and think. This simple blood test is one important part of helping you to help yourself change your health for the better.
The Blood System
The blood plays a central role in the overall health of every person. Although nearly 100 percent water, blood is a complex liquid that comprises approximately 7.5 percent of a person's total weight. An average size man has about 1-1/2 gallons (5.5 liters) of blood, while a woman has slightly less than a gallon (3.25 liters). There are about 30 trillion red blood cells in the average human body.
Whole human blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets that float individually in plasma, a straw-colored liquid made up of about 90 percent water. The plasma, which also contains organic acids, glucose, hormones and salts, serves as a medium for:
(1) circulating the suspended blood components throughout the body's network of arteries, veins and capillaries; (2) delivering nutrients to the tissues and organs;
(3) carrying minerals, hormones, vitamins and antibodies; and
(4) removing waste products.
Many substances vital to health are recycled through the blood.
Blood travels from the heart to the lungs through the pulmonary artery, picks up oxygen, flows back to the heart, and is then pumped out to the body. After releasing the oxygen to the cells and taking on carbon dioxide (the waste product of cell metabolism), the blood returns to the lungs, where the carbon dioxide is exhaled. It completes this circuit in 20 seconds. During its journey through the body, the blood also picks up hormones from the thyroid, adrenal, and other glands and transports them to specific organs.
In general, the blood helps maintain equilibrium (homeostasis) of the internal environment. In addition to bathing the body's tissues in oxygen and collecting waste products, the blood's major regulatory functions involve nutrition of cells, defense mechanisms and maintaining proper body temperature. The blood also facilitates the body's adaptability to different conditions, including changes in climate, stressful physical activity, new dietary habits and resistance to injury and infectious organisms.
The cells of the blood are of three types:
Red Blood Cells or Erythrocytes;
White Blood Cells or Leukocytes;
Platelets or Thrombocytes.
Normal Red Blood Cell (RBCs)
The circulatory system is the means by which oxygen, nutrients, antibodies, and hormones are transported to the cells to keep them alive and functioning. This is how our blood looks when we are experiencing optimum health. The Erythrocytes are round and separated and move through the capillaries very easily. The average size of healthy RBCs is 7.2 microns
When red blood cells are distorted in size or structure, they lack flexibility and fluidity. This causes their ability to flow freely to be compromised, and reduces their ability to efficiently transport oxygen. Misshapen blood cells are also indicative of deficiencies in essential nutrients, resulting either from a poor diet or from the body’s inability to properly metabolize vitamins and minerals.
These are red blood cells that have a thorny appearance. This is usually indicative of kidney stress.
When the blood gets to this condition the amount of oxygen that can be transported is severely diminished. This condition is caused by dehydration, high fat and protein diets and high acidity. Your blood will look like this if you drink one soda and will stay that way for at least two hours. Because your cells are not getting oxygen you will feel tired, have poor digestion, and may have skin disorders.
Under an electron microscope
Target Cell (Codocyte)
These RBCs are deficient in iron and therefore hemoglobin, which is the part that carries oxygen. The symptoms produced in the body are tiredness, poor digestion, and anemia.
This condition is caused by free radicals. This also lowers the bloods oxygen carrying capacity and shortens the life of the cell.
This condition is the first sign of cell stickiness and may progress into rouleau if not corrected. Protein linkage is a sign that excessive protein is being consumed or the protein is not being digested completely. As the cells start sticking together it becomes harder for the heart to push the blood through the veins and arteries
These are small RBCs having a diameter of less than 5 microns. These cells have less hemoglobin than normal cells and are often seen in people with iron deficiency anemia.
White blood cells
The number, size, shape and movement of white blood cells point to possible issues related to immunity, including infection, allergies, poorly digested foods, malnutrition and poor gut ecology. In the long term, over-activity or under-activity of immune cells can result in an increased susceptibility to illness.
White blood cell actively consuming bacteria (electron microscope)
When the thrombocytes (Platelets) aggregate when there is no injury a very dangerous situation develops. The aggregated platelets can form a clot which can block an artery causing a stroke or heart attack. This clot is called a thrombus. Diets high in fats and proteins or high sugar consumption can create this situation
Uric Acid Crystal
Uric acid is a byproduct of protein metabolization and urea. When the body becomes acidic the urea forms crystals that can lodge in the joints or in the tissues. Uric acid is the cause of gout and one of the causes of fibromyalgia. These crystals are shaped like knives and is the reason it can cause so much pain for people with either of these disorders.
Cholesterol is an important sterol in the body that is the precursor for many important hormones. Only when the body is acidic does the cholesterol crystallize and become a problem. This is probably the most seen crystal in blood analysis, but it's important to realize that cholesterol is not the problem when you see the crystals, acidity is.
A fungus that feeds on undigested food and sugar in the blood. The principle yeast found in the blood is Candida Albicans. It is usually found in people with cancer, fibromyalgia and those with chronic fatigue. This condition is also indicative of over acidity as yeast cannot live in an alkaline environment.
(under electron microscope)
Rod Form Bacteria
This is an advanced form of a bacterial infection and is regarded as a serious indicator of a weak immune system. These bacteria produce very toxic acid byproducts as a result of their metabolic processes.
(under electron microscope)
How much and how quickly it forms suggests liver congestion resulting in the poor digestion and utilization of fats.
(under electron microscope)
Atherosclerotic plaque is one of the most dangerous conditions in the blood. It can adhere to the artery walls, narrowing and hardening them. These crystals are formed when the system becomes acidic and the fatty acids from simple carbohydrates crystallize.