Every moment of our adult lives, around 1.2 to 1.5 gallons of blood circulate throughout our bodies. It carries oxygen to our muscles and brains, works to regenerate our bodies after injuries, and fights invading viruses. Where a human heart, liver, or kidney excels at a single job, our blood takes the role of a jack-of-all-trades, picking up the slack and working throughout the entire body to keep it running normally. What you might not know, however, is the role your blood can play in preventive and holistic medicine.
Live/dry blood analysis, sometimes called blood cell analysis, is an alternative approach to pathology blood tests, developed by German doctor Günther Enderlein and his team of scientists over 100 years ago. Simply put, it’s the process of analysing a tiny amount of live blood through a high resolution microscope. This allows an analyst, and the patient themselves, to literally see the condition of our blood. Gaining this perspective allows us to get an advanced look of potential future health issues, and make changes accordingly.
Because of your blood’s regular interaction with every facet of your body, it’s the perfect place to search for early warning signs. Live/dry blood analysis also allows us to measure the pH level of your blood, a level that should be delicately balanced for peak health.
For those looking to get a good look at what future health issues might be hiding under the surface, a live/dry blood analysis is your answer. At Best Life Holistic Services, we can use this technique to detect:
- Inflammation throughout the body
- Liver stress or inefficient liver function
- A weakened immune system
- Blood sugar imbalances
- Food intolerances and allergies
- Other allergies
- Heavy metal toxicity levels
- Bowel issues, such as parasites, issues with gut bacteria, and fungal infections such as Candida
- Free radical damage (damage to DNA after exposure to radiation)
- Cell counts for red and white blood cells, as well as platelets
- If you’re fighting a virus, and whether it’s chronic or acute
- Abnormal adrenal and hormone levels
- Nutrient deficiencies
Why opt for a live/dry blood analysis?
People sometimes confuse a blood analysis with a pathology blood test, such as the one your family doctor might send you for. While the standard medical blood test is invaluable for getting basic information about your blood, and by extension, your body, there are a few benefits unique to blood analysis. A big reason for this difference is the way the blood is collected, and subsequently analyzed. In your typical medical blood test, the blood sample you so generously provided is long dead by the time it’s under the microscope. Not only that, but the sample is usually smeared with reagent or contrast chemicals, in order to test for a select few things. These standardized blood tests are very useful, but only if you know what you’re looking for.
Conversely, blood analysis not only looks at your blood sample as it’s still active and alive, but also avoids the use of foreign chemicals completely. Instead, we observe and analyze from a holistic perspective, and the effect of this difference is remarkable. Where a pathology blood test allows a narrow, static image of your blood and your body, blood analysis offers us an active, living slice of life, allowing us to take a look at what’s truly going on within your body right now.
Every 3 to 4 months, the blood in your body is replaced by all new cells. What this means is that we can use periodic blood analyses as ‘snapshots’ of your body’s overall health. Since the analysis takes place right after collecting your blood sample, this allows you to make immediate changes to your lifestyle as necessary. After a few months of a diet change, new exercise regimen, or the introduction of supplements, we can check in again, and see what’s changed since your last blood analysis.
Live or dry, what’s the difference?
Live blood analysis refers to the procedure of taking a tiny sample of blood, and immediately placing it under a high resolution dark field microscope. This technology allows us to see the blood’s behaviour, as if it was still swimming through your veins. A dry blood analysis, on the other hand, is just what it sounds like. Rather than analyzing the sample immediately, we allow it to coagulate and dry, and analyze it then. Experienced analysts can actually tell a lot about a person’s health by the way their blood dries.
While some blood analysts will choose one of these methods over the other, at Best Life we use them in tandem. Since the point of blood analysis is a comprehensive overview of your body’s condition, it only makes sense to cast as wide a net as possible. This way, we can improve the chances of catching developing health issues before they can become a real problem.
Living Your Best Life
At Best Life Holistic Services, we truly believe in the power of this field of study, and we’ve seen firsthand how empowering it can be to take your health into your own hands. If you’re interested in learning more about live/dry blood analysis, or you’re ready to get started today, please contact us!
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