Live blood analysis questions webinar recording

We get a lot of questions about live blood analysis and the online training course.

We have recorded a short webinar of Dr Okker answering many of the most common questions asked. 

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You will also find answers to many questions on our frequently asked questions page

If you have any further questions about live & dry blood analysis & the oxidative stress test or are interested to know more about the procedure of live blood analysis & what it can do – please send us an email with your question to

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All your questions about Live Blood Analysis answered

The September training course is coming up on Sept 24th and we are starting to get a lot of questions about live blood analysis and the online training course.

We invite you to a short live webinar to answer your questions on Tuesday Sept 27th at 7pm.

Join us live or send us your question to

Register for the webinar to receive a recording afterwards. 

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If you are curious about live & dry blood analysis or the oxidative stress test or are interested to know more about the procedure of live blood analysis & what it can do, the training course, equipment or if you have any other questions – please join us on the webinar with Dr Okker Botha our course tutor on Tuesday 24th August at 7pm.

If you can’t join us, please email us your questions to and register for the webinar to receive a copy of the recording with your question answered (subject to time limitations of course).

The latest online training course will begin Tuesday 24th Sept, you will find more info at

We hope to see you on the webinar.

Elizabeth & Dr Okker

Week 10 on the live blood analysis training course

We are now looking at case studies, some of Dr Okkers own clients and some from our attendees.

We use dark field microscopy as well as bright field microscopy to perform live and dried blood analysis on a client, we then grade the anomalies seen and decide which issue to concentrate on from our analysis.

So, the blood anomalies seen in this analysis have been graded according to their severity.

A thorough questionnaire revealed that the client (female) suffered with recurrent bladder infections that started soon after getting married and had been getting progressively worse over the years.

The infections have involved the kidneys on a few occasions and have not responded to any natural products that she tried.

She follows a fairly healthy diet and lifestyle. She has tried eliminating specific foods from her diet in case they may have been to blame.

Nothing made a significant difference.

This is what showed in her live blood cell analysis:

Protein Linkage: Grade: 3/5

Chain-like formations of lemon-shaped RBCs.
Commonly associated with impaired digestion of dietary protein, from either excess protein intake or low proteolytic enzyme production by the pancreas. Especially associated with difficulty digesting dense animal protein (such as meat & chicken).
Anisocytosis:  Grade: 4/5

RBCs that vary in size, some larger and some smaller than normal.
Most often due to vitamin B12 and/or folic acid deficiency, iron deficiency, trace mineral deficiency and in some cases certain disease states and inherited forms of anemia.
Cloud Patterns:  Grade: 4/5

RBCs with indentations appearing similar to cloud drawings.
These forms indicate the presence of inflammation and are connected to an acidic pH and trace mineral deficiency. May also indicate high homocysteine levels.
Empty WBCs:  Grade: 3/5

WBCs with very sparse cytoplasm forming a thin border around the cell.
This occurs just before rupture of the WBC and is associated with a severely stressed immune system, parasitism and an unbalanced terrain.
Neutrophils – Cohesion:  Grade: 2/5

Two or more neutrophils stuck together.
This occurs due to increased chemostaxis (chemical messaging between neutrophils) and indicates possible infection, inflammation and some disease states
Neutrophils – Count Increased:  Grade: 3/5
The most common cause for an increased neutrophil count is an acute (usually bacterial) infection.Inflammation in the body can also lead to increased neutrophil levels.Excessive stress can also increase neutrophil numbers.A high neutrophil count may also be due to a number of different disease states
Neutrophils – Disrupted:  Grade: 2/5

Disrupted neutrophils is most often indicative of chronic stress on the immune system, parasitism of the WBCs and an unbalanced, acidic terrain.
May also be associated with toxicity and severe allergic reactions.
Neutrophils – Nonviable:  Grade: 3/5

One of the most important assessments to determine the state of the immune system. Neutrophils should move around actively. Round, symmetrical, immobile neutrophils are non-viable and suggest an underactive immune system. It may be caused by: mineral deficiencies, ongoing infections & antibiotics, smoking, alcohol, medication and sugar intake and digestive weakness. Stress, lack of exercise, poor sleeping patterns and yeast overgrowth can also contribute.
Bowel Pattern:  Grade: 4/5

Observed in Layers 4 – 8
A cluster of round white holes in the centre of the sample.
This indicates bowel challenges that may include bowel inflammation (colitis, enteritis), leaky gut syndrome, strictures, diverticula, irritable bowel syndrome and poor tissue integrity. The presence of bowel patterns in more than 3 layers indicates that supporting the digestive system is a high priority.
Dark Centre:  Grade: 4/5
Observed in Layers 4 – 8
The centre of the sample appears significantly darker than the rest of the sample.This is due to bowel toxicity, often coupled with digestive insufficiency and/or Candida. Possible leaky gut syndrome and poor immunity is usually a consequence of bowel toxicity. This implies that the ability of the digestive system to eliminate toxins is compromised and that the intestinal
flora is not balanced.

To see the analysts conclusion and suggested treatment along with the 2nd appointment results and conclusion – join us for the fascinating Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course beginning Tuesday September 2019 at 7pm!

Read the course outline here: Find out about the right microscope for your needs: See some frequently asked questions:

Don’t forget that you can join the course and acquire your microscope at any time during or after the course. Email us for a complete breakdown of all the costs of setting up in GBP & USD.

Please contact us if you have any questions, would like to enrol or if you would like to know more about choosing the right microscope.

Week 4 on the live blood analysis online training course

We are now on week 4 of the Live Blood Analysis Training Course where we are continuing with red blood cell anomalies.

We are looking at Poikilocytes, Target cells, Simple Membrane Protrusion/Acanthocytes, Echinocytes, Keratocytes, Schistocytes and Anisocytes (below).

We are learning how to identify the anomalies and about why we are seeing them.

We study the causes of the anomalies and then the best way of treating them via dietary changes, lifestyle and natural supplementation if necessary.

We can always refer to the manual and the training site for further information and to find pictures & videos of the anomalies.

Anisocytes are often associated with B12 deficiency and a client showing anisocytes will often suffer from fatigue.

Our tutor explains that the fatigue is due to 2 factors, read more here

How do you know that your treatments are working?

Do you sometimes feel like you’re working in the dark when treating chronic cases? Many practitioners do – including very experienced practitioners. This is because chronic cases typically take a long time to respond to treatment, and clients don’t notice an improvement in the first few months of treatment. Most successful practitioners rely on years of experience to know that their treatment is working. However, even these practitioners struggle with poor patient compliance, because if patients don’t feel better they lose faith and start looking for other alternatives.

  • How do you determine what the treatment is doing?
  • Is your treatment addressing the most important, fundamental issue in the patient’s case?
  • Have all the contributing factors and variables in the case been considered?
  • How is the client’s diet and lifestyle influencing the effectiveness of your treatment?

These are some of the questions that natural health practitioners struggle with every day. Well, those natural health practitioners who are not using live blood analysis.

Live blood analysis can clearly show if treatment is progressing in the correct direction. Changes seen in the client’s blood samples will indicate whether the case is improving, and the abnormalities seen in the client’s blood samples will highlight the most important areas to focus on. One of the most powerful additional benefits is that the client can see for themselves that their condition is improving, so they remain motivated and compliant during the whole treatment process, ensuring positive results in every case.

This is an example of a typical live and dry blood sample before and after treatment. The blood samples are clearly improving, indicating that the client’s health is improving at a cellular level:

Observe the changes as they are taking place in the cellular environment, at the most fundamental level, during treatment.

For more information on how to make this powerful technique a part of your practice, please join us for the next training course April 2nd

Just how can live blood analysis help prevent disease?

How many tests and procedures do you know of that are truly a part of preventative medicine? A regular blood sugar test? Yearly laboratory blood tests with your GP? CT or MRI scans?

For example, having a regular blood sugar test is not part of prevention. The reason for this is quite simple. High blood sugar means that the body has failed at all its attempts to regulate the blood sugar. An abnormally high blood sugar level is a process that takes a long time to develop, with many countermeasures used by the body in its attempts to manage the situation. If you were to prevent high blood sugar you would need to be able to identify imbalances many years before the blood sugar reads high on a standard sugar test.

Live blood analysis detects many imbalances that cannot be detected through conventional investigations. It is an invaluable tool in preventative medicine is it uncovers imbalances that, if left unchecked, will lead to a number of chronic diseases. Many of these imbalances are brought on by nutritional imbalances and poor dietary and lifestyle choices. It is a well-known fact that most chronic diseases are exacerbated by diet and lifestyle.

How do you motivate your clients to change their lifestyle?

With so many chronic diseases that have been proven to be caused by lifestyle, natural health practitioners spend much of their time telling their clients to change their diet and lifestyle. However, changing one’s diet might be one of the most difficult things to do. One of the greatest benefits of live blood analysis is being able to motivate clients to make the necessary changes, and to show them the positive impact of this. This visual impact is very important. It was shown in a study that people who were given the actual images of their damaged arteries after an angiogram were significantly more compliant in making changes to their diet and lifestyle than those who only saw the images once. Being able to see the impact of poor dietary and lifestyle choices and to refer back to those images has a very powerful effect on keeping people motivated.

Dry Blood Analysis – week 9 on the training course

Dry Blood Analysis – week 9 on the training course

We are continuing with the dry blood analysis anomalies this week but under a higher magnification.

There are quite a few anomalies that can be seen under higher magnification that relate to the degree of imbalance of the terrain.

Under higher magnification in the dry blood analysis is where we see signs of parasites, heavy metal toxicity, viral spiking – associated with chronic viral activity along with many other   indications of oxidation and degeneration.

Signs of liver flukes are seen in this image, this is quite common and usually seen with signs of liver stress in the live blood analysis.

Information is provided on the training course on how to identify this anomaly and the appropriate herbal protocol and lifestyle change to clear them. This could take many months but the results can be seen on further analysis.

Join us on the next training course in this fascinating subject Tue April 2nd

Are There Naturally Occurring Pleomorphic Bacteria in the Blood of Healthy Humans?

Ascits in darkfield
Ascits in darkfield

Dark-field microscopy of blood from healthy individuals revealed the existence of pleomorphic microorganisms.

These bacteria exhibited limited growth and susceptibility to antibiotics and could be detected by fluorescent in situ hybridization and flow cytometry. They were further characterized by analysis of their 16S rRNA and gyrB genes.

In our search for spirochetes involved in Alzheimer’s disease (13), we observed pleomorphic bacteria in the blood of healthy human subjects by dark-field microscopy.

This was a surprising finding since it is generally acknowledged that the bloodstream in healthy humans is a sterile environment (7) except when there is a breach in the integrity of the tissue membranes (6).

However, the concept of the occurrence of bacteria in the blood of healthy humans is now more plausible because of cultivation-independent laboratory approaches.

The main techniques employed in such studies include PCR amplification and sequencing of the16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA). These methods have revealed the presence of a wide diversity of microorganisms in the environment, and indeed within the human body (12).

In this report we present evidence based on molecular phylogenetic techniques and light and electron microscopy, as well as other conventional microbiological methods, for the existence of a population of bacteria in healthy human blood.

In view of the apparent controversial nature of our findings, it was encouraging to note the recent report of Nikkari et al. (14), who detected blood-associated bacterial rDNA sequences by using real-time PCR methods and a probe targeting conserved regions of bacterial 16S rDNA, and an earlier report by Tedeshi et al. (16) on the presence of pleomorphic bacteria as intraerythrocytic parasites in clinically healthy human subjects.

For light microscopic examination, blood samples from 25 healthy volunteers were drawn in a Vacutainer tube with no anticoagulants (Becton Dickinson, Franklin Lakes, N.J.); blood was drawn in the conventional manner involving antisepsis of the skin and avoidance of any introduction of external microorganisms by contamination. (Since external contamination was always a possibility, particular care and precaution were exercised at all times to avoid this.

The specific procedures, as well as appropriate controls, are specified throughout the text.)

A wet mount of the serum from the clotted blood of each sample, fresh or incubated at 30°C for between 5 to 7 days, was examined by dark-field microscopy (Leitz Dialux 20) for pleomorphic bacteria.

Read more here………………..

Live Blood Analysis Training Course Week 2 – White Blood Cells

We are on week 2 now and learning about the components of the blood including white blood cells (WBC’s)..

Above is a video of a white blood cell speeded up, you can see it is chasing a bacterial form and doesn’t stop until it gets it by engulfing it.

The WBC in the video is a Neutrophil, these cells are capable of phagocytizing (ingesting) foreign cells, toxins, bacteria and viruses. Once ingested, these organisms are destroyed by release of reactive materials such as acids and enzymes.

The numbers of white blood cells are increased or decreased in various conditions.

When infection is present the WBC’s increase in number, they also become more mobile, they move back and forth between the blood, lymph and tissues.

There are several different type of WBC each with its own unique function.

Neutrophils (above in video) are capable of ingesting toxins, foreign cells, bacteria and viruses. Eosinophils deal with parasitic infections.

Basophils are chiefly responsible for allergic and antigen response.  

Lymphocytes are responsible for immunity

Monocytes defend the body against viruses and bacteria.

We provide recognition charts to be able to identify the different WBC’s easily.

The presence of different WBC’s can indicate infections, inflammation and allergic reactions.

Too many or too few WBC’s is very important in the analysis of live blood as is the state of the WBC. We are looking for healthy, active, moving  WBC’s for a strong immune system. If this is not the case we supply the information on protocols, lifestyle changes, herbs or supplements needed to boost the immune system and expect to see improvement of the WBC on subsequent analysis.

For more information on this fascinating subject please visit our website

Parasites as seen in dry blood analysis (Oxidative Stress Test)

We are on week 9 of the latest live blood analysis online training course and now studying dry blood analysis which is also known as the oxidative stress test.

We are now looking at dry blood under the microscope with a higher magnification.

This is where we can see signs of parasites – what we actually see is the toxins that parasites leave behind. This adds to the toxicity of the body.

Parasites in Live Blood Analysis



Large, black ballooned out bulges clearly visible in dry blood sample.


♦ Indicates the presence of parasites and the need for a parasite cleansing program.

♦ The area in the sample where they are most concentrated may indicate where the parasites are located. (This is where we look at the concentric ring map)

Read more about parasites here……………….

Read about dry blood analysis and the oxidative stress test here……………

Copyright Dr Okker R. Botha, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009