Live Blood Analysis

What is Live Blood Testing?

This simple assessment involves studying a single drop of fresh blood from your fingertip under a high powered microscope.

Live Blood Analysis – also known as nutritional microscopy or sometimes darkfield microscopy – is simply the inspection of living blood under a powerful microscope. For the convenience of clients, this microscope may be connected to a camera.

The condition and quality of your red blood cells are a reflection of, and have a direct impact on, your current state of health.

What Do Your Blood Cells Look Like?

Live blood testing enables us to see your blood exactly as it is shortly after taking it from your body, which gives an indication of your health at a cellular level. While we are not able to make a ‘diagnosis’ in any shape or form, we are able to look for markers of nutritional imbalances.

What does Live Blood Analysis Involve?

One drop of capillary blood is obtained from your fingertip using a sterile lancet. This is then placed on a glass slide and immediately covered with fine glass slide (this protects it). Your blood is examined immediately under a high powered microscope and connect to a computer screen, thus enabling you to view your live blood cells without having to look down the microscope yourself.  A recording may also be made of what is seen.

By analysing how your blood picture relates to the level of health challenges experienced by you, any needs and/or deficiencies relating to your nutrition can be easily identified. This supports a nutritionally-focused strategy to support you.

Live blood analysis is a unique health check – it evaluates the internal environment known as the biological terrain but it is not considered diagnostic, i.e. it is not able to diagnose specific illnesses or other health problems. No medical test by itself is usually considered diagnostic without corroborating lab tests, imaging studies or a physical examination.

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How Does it Differ from a Regular Blood Test?

In order to best understand the difference and the benefits of this particular test it is necessary to consider the conventional blood test that is given at the doctor’s surgery or hospital, known as a Full Blood Count (FBC) which looks at the numbers and ratios of different red and white blood cells.

However, one problem with this asssessment is that after the blood has been taken out of the body they start die so the haematologist is merely counting dead blood cells by an automated process. The results take the form of a quantitative analysis of the blood, that is to say how many dead red blood cells, how many dead white blood cells. If one of these values is abnormal, then the blood will be examined but then the blood is also changed through the addition of stains and dyes in order to facilitate the analysis.

Live blood analysis is a qualitative analysis of the blood and because the blood examined is still alive it actually gives a good indication of how current diet and lifestyle may be affecting blood cells on a functional level.   It really is an intriguing experience to compare what your own cells look like to what they should look like.

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What Do You Get to See?

Healthy blood generally shows red cells which are uniform in shape, size and colour. They should reside freely in their own space, not overlapping or sticking together but gently repelling each other because of their negative charge. When things are out of balance they can look broken or squashed together.

White cells are dynamic, cells that actually start moving during the examination (after an initial period of inertia due to leaving the body) and we generally see all the different kinds represented in the sample.

Live blood analysis is an assessment test that can indicate:

  • General oxidation status (ie the need for antioxidants)
  • The possible need for Essential Fatty Acids
  • Inflammatory processes
  • The prescence of acid crystals in the blood
  • Triglyceride response to meals
  • The need for specific nutrients such as vitamin B12 and iron
  • How effective your nutritional program is

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What is the Science Behind live Blood Analysis?

While not endorsed by allopathic medicine or mainstream pathologists – who are expert at counting and measuring different parameters of blood – the fact remains that the science crosses over.  For example, a hypersegmented neutrophil (a marker of vitamin B12 deficiency) will be the same and mean the same regardless of whether you see it yourself or the pathologist notices them on a stained smear.

Seeing is believing!


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