The health (or not) of the entire body can be seen in a drop of blood.
Blood represents the river of life. It transports oxygen, nutrients and other life-giving agents to all the cells of the body. It also functions as the garbage trucks, removing cellular waste from the cells and delivering the waste products to the liver, lungs, skin 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 the risk for disease. Live Blood Analysis 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 viewed with a microscope.
The condition and quality of the red blood cells have a direct impact on the present and future health of the individual, with stress and disease appearing in the blood years before they manifest in the body. Disease appears as stress in the blood sometimes years before manifesting as symptoms in the body. Live blood testing enables us to see the blood exactly as it behaves inside the body, giving a clear picture of health at a cellular level.
Traditional lab testing is valuable, but does not always show early signs of dis-ease. Combining LBA with traditional laboratory tests is ideal for evaluating the “health” of the individual.
The test is carried out by placing a drop of blood on a microscope slide, covered with a coverslip to prevent drying, and immediately observing the cells through the microscope.
We evaluate the red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and what is floating in the plasma, like bacteria, yeast, crystals and plaque .
Over 80 dis-ease conditions may be detected with live blood analysis
•Candida (yeast) infections
•Digestive problems – leaky gut syndrome
•Immune System Function
•Liver Stress, Toxicity
•White blood cell increase/decrease
Things observed with Live Blood Analysis include:
- the condition, shape, and health of the red blood cells
- the condition, vitality, quantity, and behavior of the white blood cells
- free radical damage
- acid/alkaline imbalances, blood sugar imbalances and possible disturbances
- tendency to sluggish lymphatics
- atherosclerotic plaque
- 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
presence of allergies and infections
The Blood System
The blood plays a central role in the overall health of a species. Blood is a complex liquid that comprises approximately 7.5 percent of the total weight of the body.
Whole 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:
- circulating the suspended blood components throughout the body’s network of arteries, veins and capillaries.
- delivering nutrients to the tissues and organs.
- carrying minerals, hormones, vitamins and antibodies.
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.
There are three types of blood cells:
Red Blood Cells or Erythrocytes;
White Blood Cells or Leukocytes;
Platelets or Thrombocytes.
The following descriptions are some of the common cells we evaluate with LBA
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. Normal RBC’s are round and separated and move through the capillaries very easily.
Abnormal Red Blood Cells
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.
This condition is the first sign of cell stickiness and may progress into rouleaux if not corrected. Protein linkage is a sign that excessive protein is being consumed or the protein is not being digested completely. RBC’s look like balloons with a nipple on a end. As the cells start sticking together it becomes harder for the heart to push the blood through the veins and arteries
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. The result is target tissues are not getting proper amounts of oxygen and nutrients which leads to stress on the body, compromised metabolism, immune suppression and ultimately many degenerative dis-ease’s.
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.
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.
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 joint pain.
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 and in dogs and cats eating a high carbohydrate diet. This condition is also indicative of over acidity as yeast cannot live in an alkaline environment.
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.
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.
Live blood analysis offers a great deal of information and provides a fast and effective means of evaluating the efficacy of treatments.