Live and Oxidized Blood Analysis
The practice of live blood analysis is gaining popularity in South Africa and abroad. This method offers the patient a view of his/her own blood morphologies. Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Basophiles and platelets should behave in a certain manner.
Histology text books give us a clear understanding of their morphology and function, but to the man in the street, who has never seen his blood in an enlarged image (between 20,000 – 60,000x magnification), these blood elements remain the last frontier and little is understood about their function or how they play a role in wellness and health.
Live blood analysis has as its aim to inform the patient of how these different elements function. The field of science encompassed by this technique is known as functional blood analysis. Rather than just staring at a blood test result produced by a machine in a pathology lab, the patient is able to see the different blood elements enlarged, and is taught how these different elements should look and function/interact with other blood elements if optimal health was present.
In addition to the above, Live Blood Analysis helps the patient see if there are any pathogenic organisms in the blood and to discover how these might encroach on health and wellness. Nutritional deficiencies are noted, and risk factors are pointed out – all in all the live blood analysis session becomes a teacher and a mentor towards better health.
Interventions which might expedite healing or encourage more optimal function are typically discussed based on what was seen in such a blood imaging session. The patient has the opportunity to ask critical questions in this setting which often cannot be asked of a physician as the patient isn’t informed enough to ask pertinent questions, simply based on a Low or High score on a pathology test result.
Live blood analysis can also predict where possible functional breakdown might occur. Typically, live blood analysis can warn of cancer and alert the patients that life-style changes might be necessitated to deal with the extreme oxidative stress that can give rise to cancerous states. This test also has the potential to track the efficacy of interventions over time, albeit dietary changes, changes in lifestyle, intake of supplementation, effects of antibiotics on the system, and quantity of pathogenic organisms eliminated over time because of one intervention or the next.
Live blood analysis is particularly handy to trace the effects of toxins on the human organism and specifically the effects of toxic metals on cells (oxidative stress, also known as Reactive Oxygen Species damage).
Improved diets, effects of supplementation or enzymes, activation of the immune system and organ function changes, such as liver function changes, are all highly visible during live blood analysis.
Here are some aspects of the live blood assessment which make it a perfect probe for assessing health and disease:
It is a cost-effective tool to assess the amount and general location of oxidative energy, as well as hormones, enzymes, toxicities, and other by-products of biological stress. The generation of ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) affects the body’s basic cellular energy, and redox processes in biochemical systems. This leads to accelerated stresses, metabolic dysfunction, aging and degeneration. These ROS processes may be in a chronic, progressive pattern such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, the collagen diseases and the progressive neurological diseases.
It can help determine cellular nutritional status. Nutritional status is essential in curbing and reversing the free radical cascade of destructive, deteriorating cell structures. The interaction of the toxins given off by these cell structures increase oxidative energy and produce major systemic effects of accelerated aging, metabolic dysfunctions and disease.
This unique assessment of peripheral blood can reveal a good prospectus of the immune system. By observing the morphology of the white blood cells and their activity in contract to the extent of active foreign antigens and microbes within the serum and red blood cells, the strength of the immune can be judged. Weakness and dysfunction in any one of these three major components can influence the strength and function of the other two. This can be indicative of functional stress, accelerated aging or a progressive disease process.
It is a valuable, functional assessment procedure and is not meant for specific diagnoses or pinpointing of specific organs involved. However, good judgment can be made as to the general location of oxidative energy, toxicities and pathological activity.
This unique analysis technique has the capability of offering the practitioner a quick and simple way to assess the extent of a disease process. It helps determine whether it is functional or organic (organs involved), acute or chronic, mild or severe and to give a general idea as to what physiological pathways of the body require the greatest support. This can include oxidative, hormonal, nutritional, enzyme, antioxidant, supplementation and immune support.
In The Bradford Allen Coagulation Pathway Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are defined as reactive species generated from both the normal utilization of oxygen for the production of energy as well as numerous other biochemical pathways, imbalance, deficiencies, toxicities and pathologies. The effect of ROS on peripheral blood morphology is evident on blood drops where the sample is allowed to dry and coagulate as a result of the blood coming in contact with a glass microscope slide, the Heitan-Legarde-Bradford® Blood test. Both the variation in the classic fibrin net morphology as a result of coagulation factor modulations and the soluble fibrin complexes as a result of the polymerization of soluble fibrinogen can be observed under low power, light microscopy. The HLB® coagulation morphologies are uniquely altered by various pathologies, deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, toxicities and free radical stress. The HLB® Blood Test in conjunction with the high resolution blood morphologies (HRBM™) wet-cover slip yields 67 altered morphologies, which are correlated with 144 biological risk factors.
The utilization of the variable projection microscope in analyzing coagulation morphology in drops of blood, air-dried and coagulated (HLB®), in conjunction with the High Resolution Blood Microscopy (HRBM™), is a simple, proven way to triage the new patient, saving money, and time as well as pain and suffering. It is an intelligent way to direct further laboratory studies, physiological and/or psychological examinations in determining an accurate diagnosis. Treatment can be directed toward normalizing physiological functions by supporting known immune and nutritional deficiencies. Integrative modalities are employed in eliminating microbial activities, toxicities and/or tumo-factions which may become organized, walled-off and affect the body’s natural immunological processes.
The Live Blood Assessment lends itself readily to assessing physiological and morphological changes during treatment. This enables the practitioner to fine-tune the supportive therapies. This aids the practitioner in monitoring the body’s basic cellular structures and biochemical pathways and whether their integrity and the organ reserve has again been established. This, indeed, is truly demonstrating “state-of-the-art” healthcare and preventative medicine at its best, maintaining optimal health, and extending quality and quantity of life.
A first consultation consists of 90 minutes where Carin…
- Takes down a detailed health/genetic/developmental history
- Does live peripheral blood analysis on a high resolution, variable projection Bradford Research Microscope & reports back on blood morphologies and possible risk factors
- Constructs a metabolic optimization programme, which includes advice on lifestyle coaching, dietary choices, a “First Aid Pack” of super-nutrition (supplementation) as well as bio-medical testing, which uncovers the root causes of depression, autism, ADD, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and a variety of behavioural and health challenges, some as severe as cancer and suicidal tendencies.
A follow-up consultation of 60 minutes where Carin…
- Gives feedback on bio-medical testing, interpreting these against the backdrop of your presenting health or lifestyle challenge
- Adjusts the previous “First Aid Pack” of super-nutrition to become personalized, targeted nutrition towards optimizing health, mood, lifestyle and productivity.
- Repeats the peripheral blood analysis to enable you to see the impact that lifestyle changes (including the removal of toxic amalgams), detoxification and super-nutrition has made.
A short “Educate Yourself” Follow-up Microscopic Analysis session, where…
- You are able to monitor your own blood morphologies and risk factors on a regular basis, without the huge expense of a full consultation.
- These “Educate Yourself” Microscopic Analyses offer you a quick 30 minute consultation to check effectiveness of changes in diet, super-nutrition, detoxification, to monitor for the presence of systemic yeast, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut syndrome, etc. and evaluate which other interventions might be beneficial.
In addition to these basic metabolic optimization interventions, Carin also offers expert help in the field of metabolic recovery of Autistic children as a trained, experienced and certified (2005) Defeat Autism Now! Practitioner.