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Volume 18 Issue 4
November/Dec 2012

Stem Cell Nutrition: A New Paradigm in Health and Wellness

The Health Benefits of Gelatin

Live Blood Analysis
A Complementary Health Care Modality

Prenatal Origins of Physical and Mental Health: What Our Babies Need for Optimal Development

The Power of We the Consumers

Remembering Azez and The Beings of the Light

Zen Solutions for a Busy Mom: Feng Shui Tips to Help Your Child Settle Down and Sleep Better

OM: The Great Mantra for All Spiritual Seekers

Editorial

Live Blood Analysis
A Complementary Health Care Modality

by Shannon Flath
Shannon Flath


In recent years, many more people have been looking to different forms of complementary and alternative health care for support and guidance on their journey to become healthier. On this journey, a person will come across a wide range of health care options from which they could choose, including acupressure, iridology, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and so many more. So how do we choose the right ones for us?

One that has been attracting a lot of attention and gaining popularity is Live Blood Analysis (LBA). This is an excellent addition to anyone’s arsenal of complementary health care modalities to help us avoid illness and chronic health issues.

At some point in our lives, haven’t most of us felt unwell but had no concrete answers as to why? We may have had suspicions that such things as adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalance, or heavy metal toxicity were to blame, but we had no simple way to confirm or rule out our theories.

One of the great things about having an LBA performed is that the analyst has the ability to show us immediately on a video screen what is going on inside our body. The cells are alive and we are able to watch them as they act and react in a very similar fashion to the way they would inside us.

It is important to note that LBA is not to be used as a tool to diagnose disease; rather it is a valuable way for an individual to determine areas of concern that need to be addressed so they can focus on those areas.

That being said, it should also be noted that with the help of a skilled analyst, the accuracy of the results from an LBA are very high. Part of the reason for this is the fact that the analysis consists of using a drop of blood that is examined while its constituents are alive and functioning. The different components of the blood (red and white blood cells, platelets, and plasma) can be closely scrutinized and valuable information can be collected because of the ability to look at them at a very high magnification on a dark field microscope.

There are approximately 83 different morphological abnormalities for which the blood can be checked. For example, certain nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances can be assessed by visualizing the size, shape, and other properties of the red and white blood cells. By watching the different types of white blood cells present in a sample and noting their activity, numbers, and ratios, important information can be gleaned that can indicate such things as whether the individual has been exposed to an allergen or perhaps is under an excessive amount of stress.

Other important aspects of the LBA can be very revealing, as well. Based on what is seen in the plasma, a parasitic infestation, candida overgrowth, or a bacterial infection may be present. This test not only gives us the opportunity to see microorganisms, but it is also possible to see such things as undigested proteins and fats floating in the bloodstream, which can all be used to help decipher what is happening in the individual’s body.

Once the analyst has collected all of the information possible from the LBA, the next step is to begin the dry layer examination. This involves taking a drop of blood and placing it on a slide in 8 separate smears. Once the sample has dried, it is examined for any anomalies. Each smear allows us to take a look inside a person and pinpoint specific areas or organ systems that may be experiencing toxicity or inflammation. Free radical activity and damage can also be seen, which is a tremendous asset in helping to determine which body areas need to be focused upon. The information gained during this part of the test is then combined with the findings from the live blood examination.

The human body demonstrates signs and symptoms as a means of sending up warning signals that there are health issues present that need to be addressed. Having an LBA done is a great way to confirm and correlate results seen in the blood to symptoms that are being experienced.

With the help and guidance of the analyst, the final step is for the individual to decide on an action plan of dietary and lifestyle changes. In some cases vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplementation, and/or cleanses will also assist in rebalancing the whole body. Our bodies want to be healthy; so when toxicity and inflammation can be reduced or eliminated, we can maintain our good health or move toward becoming a healthier being.

One of the most appealing aspects of having an LBA done is the fact that the individual can visualize for themselves the entire analysis. Many find this is the affirmation they were looking for to convince them to make changes in their lives. And for those who seek out additional visits in the future, they can see for themselves the impact that nutritional and lifestyle changes can have on their blood and overall health status.

Shannon Flath is a Live Blood Analyst as well as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Nutritional Consultant, and Master Herbalist. She is passionate about helping people find the root cause of their illnesses and supporting them on their path back to good health. For more information or to book an appointment with Shannon, please call (306) 827-2202, email: holisticheights@yourlink.ca, or visit www.holisticheights.ca. Also see the Directory of Services ad on page 30 of the 18.4 November/December issue of the WHOLifE Journal.

 

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