I had several blood samples taken after being diagnosed with cancer, firstly, to look for indicators of the cancer and also to test my immune and organ efficiencies.
When I started my new regime, I was searching to benchmark against something I could measure, so I had a private blood test.
This cost around £60 and needs a health advisor to interpret it.
The blood is put through a number of tests to find the levels of various constituents and the findings are compared to a ‘median’ to reflect the variant from the normal!
I also wanted to have a visual indication that I was doing the correct course of action so I arranged to have a series of clinical microscopy and blood cell analyses.
Microscopy blood tests
Carried out by Gareth Edwards:
Two small samples of blood are taken and examined under a powerful x 1200 microscope. The results can be used for detection and monitoring of metabolic dysfunction
Live and dry blood analyses are unique and cutting edge methods for showing what is going on inside your body. Live blood analysis aims to show the state and interaction of your red blood cells, while the dry blood test reviews where acids may be pooling in the body. The information can be used in conjunction with other tests or as a stand-alone assessment of health allowing the practitioner to make specific dietary and lifestyle recommendations to help improve health.
“The initial results of my blood tests were shocking but they became the benchmark for me to monitor future improvements. With the guidance of my consultant – who is a nutritional therapist – we formulated a diet to support my recovery from cancer. This, I believe, was a major step forward in my rehabilitation.”
Below are the results of both my dry blood and ‘live’ blood samples over the period of 18 months.
Initially they were shocking and it is obvious why my blood was impeded from doing its primary function of oxygenation, distributing nutrition and transporting the ‘soldiers’ of the immune system around the body.
Samples of healthy blood
My Blood comparisons:
June 14 2011
1. Rouleau (clumping of red blood cells)
2. Fibrous thallus form (agglomerated yeast, mould & fungus)
November 3 2011
1.Rouleau (clumping of red blood cells)
2. Acetic Acid crystal
February 28 2013
Red blood cells mainly separate and plasma
(“fluid” surrounding cells) clear
Some target cells (white centres) and uneven size of cells
1. Healthy white blood cell (neutrophil)
Some target cells
June 14 2011
Heavy metal toxicity
Extreme bowel toxicity
Polymerised protein pools in centre of dry blood sample
with scallic acid beads broken into them
June 28 2011
Less severe bowel toxicity
Parasite profile (black bulges in fibrin mat)
Black rings suggest heavy metal toxicity
lymphatic system challenges
Bowel toxicity (dark ring in centre of sample)
February 28 2013
Sample round and fibrin mat connected
Polymerised protein pools small and infrequent
No parasite profile present
Some signs of bowel toxicity present, but much less strong than earlier samples
Some black bands (associated with heavy metal toxicity) but much weaker than in previous samples
Sample is more pink in colour (a good thing). Reflects increased oxygenation of tissue.