A lot of people misunderstand the science behind Live Blood Analysis and why we all should have an assessment periodically. Live Blood Analysis (LBA) is a growing health assessment that everyone of any age should consider and especially if you already have an existing health condition. It is not a diagnostic tool, we cannot diagnose illnesses from it. The main focus of the blood is assessing blood acidity and overall health.
Learning about blood acidity is, to many people a NEW concept, but blood acidity is associated with many conditions, it stands to reason that whatever state our blood is in, it will affect our organs and cells and our overall health and cause and affect disease and illness. Acidic health conditions manifest in a variety of ways from: fatigue, feeling of being “run down”, nonspecific aches and pains, stiffness, acid reflux or heartburn, poor digestion, irritable or sluggish bowel, skin problems, boils , urinary tract problems, receding gums, kidney stones, bone loss and muscle weakness are a few of the many conditions marked by increased acidity.
We only need a few drops of blood, so we gather that by means of a finger prick with a sterile lancet. A drop of blood is placed on a slide and sealed with a cover slip. We then do a pattern of drops and let this dry. The blood is then analysed under high magnification of a microscope and we view the blood with the client on a media player connected to a computer and we are able to point out and explain what is seen in the blood.
What is viewed in the blood?
We look at the blood patterns and markers present which indicate deficiencies in various nutrients (vit B, C, Iron, calcium), essential oils(omega 3), we view any parasites, yeasts, allergy markers(not individual allergies), we see how well are you digesting food, and excreting, if there is toxins and uric acid in the blood and very importantly heavy metals and overall alkalinity/acidity and immune system health, it’s a wonderful all round assessment.
Can children have a blood analysis?
Anyone of any age can have a blood analysis. Although for babies that are being breastfed, it is better for mom and baby to both have an analysis as much of what baby is getting is via mom. I do a lot of blood analysis for children with allergies-eczema, sinus, etc.
What medicines are recommended
We only recommend natural herbal formulas and nutritional supplements, the supplements recommended are priced separately and the brands that are recommended, some may specifically only be available from health shops. Sometimes, in order to address the improvement of the blood a number of supplements are needed and so recommended for the short term. To Your Health has subsidised the analysis, to enable the low cost offered at the health shop. Health shops are decreasing in numbers and so I encourage people to support ”To Your health”. Many cheaper supplemental ranges do not necessarily provide the best form of vitamins and minerals recommended, so please try and continue with the make recommended, as that also helps shorten the duration that may be needed for certain supplements. The saying buy cheap=buy twice, health is not cheap, but I am aware of the ever escalating cost of supplements so I try recommend more cost effective health supplements that are reasonable and affordable.
Follow up assessments
Once one has started on the programme follow up assessments are recommended it is very empowering to see the changes in the blood. Also remember that if one has an illness, one live blood analysis is not the final solution, sometimes one has to be on various courses of supplements and the follow up is then very necessary to assess the changes. Generally one should consider an analysis 1-2 x yearly, our bodies supplemental needs change with time, circumstances(stress, exams, illness) and if any person has specific health problems more frequent assessments can be of benefit.
Live Blood Analysis evaluates the body’s internal environment, also known as the biological terrain. We are able to address various imbalances and deficiencies suggested by the individual blood pictures. It is not a diagnostic procedure and no illnesses are diagnosed by the procedure, but the client may be advised if further medical testing is needed based on markers seen . No medical test by itself is usually considered diagnostic without verifying via a physical examination, lab/pathology tests or imaging studies(xrays, ultrasounds etc).