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Viewing a fresh, natural blood sample (a sample not altered with any stains etc., needed for normal microscopic exams), under the technology of a dark field microscope, will reveal conditions of your blood not normally even considered during the diagnosis of a normal blood test performed in a doctor’s office or a lab. This technique allows inspection of cellular dynamics which as noted above normally escape analysis or diagnosis using orthodox medical tests.
A dark field microscope is a microscope designed to permit diversion of light rays and illumination, from the side, so that details appear light against a dark background; as opposed to light passing straight through the specimen. If bright lights from the microscope pass directly through the specimen, the heat from the light source will kill the red blood cells faster. Also, by diverting the light rays, a greater amount of depth and detail can be viewed (almost like a three-dimensional view).
Dark Field Microscopy thus allows a health professional to evaluate the shapes and other properties of individual blood cells, indicating nutritional conditions which can be adversely affecting a person's health. The advantage of this analysis over standard blood tests, which detect chemical changes in the blood, is the ability of dark field microscopy to detect nutritional disorders sooner, when the problem is in its infancy. By monitoring the blood's condition, a health professional can assist in "balancing" the blood by giving dietary and lifestyle recommendations which can enhance health.
Live blood cell analysis can be useful in many ways for clients struggling with chronic diseases and feelings of malaise and fatigue. It can also be helpful in confirming to clients that they are on the right track to better health due to treatments and improved diets.
To perform the live blood cell analysis, a small amount of the client’s blood is taken and immediately viewed under a special dark field microscope.
To a highly trained analyst the blood’s condition can provide some valuable clues about the client’s general health and may suggest areas for further study and follow-up testing. However, live blood cell analysis is not a formal medical diagnostic test and should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or prescribing treatments.
Live blood cell analysis can provide some evidence of the following, among other conditions:
By Jazz Mattu, MNIMH, ITEC, CLBCA, RHT
Medical Herbal Practitioner & Live Blood Cell Analyst
Wellness Services including Live Blood Cell Analysis are now offered at Quantum Vitamins. See upcoming dates.
Gout is an extremely painful inflammation of the joints caused by a buildup of needle-sharp uric-acid crystals. If you’re prone to gout, the foods you eat — and don’t eat — play a key role in keeping your joints pain-free.
You can reduce your risk of another gout attack by following these guidelines:
Avoid alcohol: Cut down alcohol intake drastically. If necessary, avoid all alcohol or restrict drinking to less than two drinks a day.
Avoid gorging: Avoid rich, heavy meals which contain lots of fat and purines.
Avoid purines: Avoid high-purine foods such as liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, sardines, anchovies, fish roes (eggs and caviar) and meat extracts.
Drink water: Drink six or more glasses of water throughout the day
and a glass at night before going to bed to help the kidneys excrete
Go easy on caffeinated drinks: Don't overdo tea and coffee drinking
and switch to rooibos tea if you find your joints start aching after a
By Michelle Pascal, Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Michelle, owner of Quantum Vitamins, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and chef who lives in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia. >>More