Week 7 on the live blood analysis training course – Thrombocyte (platelet) Aggregation

It is week 7 on the live blood analysis training course and we are studying thrombocytes (platelets) and what happens when they aggregate (form clots)

Thrombocytes are irregularly-shaped cells that do not have nuclei and are much smaller than red blood cells. They are typically 2-3 µm in diameter and have an average lifespan in the circulation of 8 to 12 days. They can be seen clearly in live blood analysis, darkfield microscopy.

Thrombocytes are formed in the bone marrow where they bud off from megakaryocytes.
Thrombocytes are probably the most important elements of haemostasis (the control of blood loss through blood clotting).

The number of thrombocytes in circulation is a vital determining factor in a person’s tendency to thrombosis (clotting) or haemorrhage (bleeding). If the number is too low (thrombocytopenia), bleeding can occur, whereas an abnormally high number of thrombocytes (thrombocytosis) may lead to thrombosis (blood clots).

Thrombocytes also release a variety of growth factors that play an important role in the healing of damaged tissue.

Thrombocytes are an important part of the clotting mechanism. These tiny structures circulate through the body in an inactive state. When they are inactive they are disc shaped and repel each other, but when they become activated they assume a star-like shape and enmesh with each other (and fibrin) to form a clot. (Thrombocyte aggregation in live blood analysis).

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Week 6 on the live blood analysis training course: Pleomorphic Growth Forms

This week we are going through all the various growth forms described in Pleomorphism.

There are 4 stages of development in Pleomorphism, with various growth forms found in each stage.

Only the first stage is apathogenic, the other 3 are associated with some degree of imbalance and tendency to disease.

It is important to recognise the various growth forms, whether they are really organisms or something else is not as important as the fact that they would not have been there if the terrain had been in balance.

There is enough evidence to show that advanced pleomorphic growth forms only occur in advanced cases of acidosis so we can use the various pleomorphic forms as indicators of how severely out of balance the terrain is.

And of course, seeing less advanced forms of development in subsequent visits indicates that the terrain is improving.

Seeing bacteria in live blood is something of a controversial issue in LBA.

Click here for some very interesting research conducted in Canada and published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology proving that bacteria are in fact present in the blood.

 According to conventional medicine, bacteria will only be seen in the blood in septicaemia – so definitely not in clients who were able to come to see a LBA practitioner..

However, various types of bacteria are clearly visible in live blood of patients who are not suffering from septicemia and whose clinical situation correlates with the known imbalances associated with the presence of bacteria in blood samples.

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Week 5 on the latest Live Blood Analysis Training Course

It is week 5 on the live blood analysis training course and this week we are looking at white blood cell (WBC) anomalies in live blood analysis.

There are 5 different types of WBCs in live blood analysis and we are looking at all the anomalies that may be encountered under each type of white blood cell.

White blood cell anomalies play an important role in live blood analysis, but you could say that red blood cell anomalies often determine the main focus of your assessment and treatment in a case.
White blood cell anomalies in general relate to the state of the immune system in live blood analysis, possible infections, allergies and a few other conditions, such as autoimmune diseases.
In many cases we simply take note of them, as they only confirm the rest of the results in the case. For example, if we see signs of toxicity and over-acidity in the blood, and we see signs of an underactive, stressed immune system, we won’t necessarily focus on the immune system, but rather on correcting the terrain.

This is because the immune system possibly became compromised due to the imbalance in the terrain and using immune boosting supplements will produce disappointing results.
This is because the underlying issue is an imbalance in the terrain – that is the primary disturbance so that is what should be the focus on to achieve good results.
This is why live blood analysis is so valuable – the primary disturbance in a case can be addressed, instead of just dealing with the symptoms.

So white blood cell anomalies serve to confirm the findings in the rest of the case and to add some context.

There are some situations where a specific white blood cell anomaly would affect the results to such an extent that it could change the direction to choose in terms of treatment.
For example, with a client who has sinusitis – in natural medicine we often focus on the digestive system and liver, as well as Candida, in sinusitis cases.
However, there may be no significant signs of digestive, liver and Candida problems seen in such a case, but many signs of allergies (a white blood cell anomaly) you would then need to focus on treating the allergies specifically.
Another example would be a case where many signs of toxicity (poikilocytes) are seen along with signs of an acute infection. In such a case it is most likely that the toxicity resulted from the infection and doing a detox wouldn’t be the correct approach – supporting the immune systems and clearing the infection would be much more important.

So it is extremely important to be able to connect the dots in a case and to understand how the anomalies observed relate to each other.
Otherwise there will be a lot of information but no understanding of what is going on in a case and it would be difficult to know what corrective measures to put in place.

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Lyme Disease – A Natural Treatment

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Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is seen in live blood analysis and conventional medicine as spirochetes (white spirally twisted bacterium) under high magnification with a darkfield microscope.

Dr. Bill Rawls whose life and a busy medical career were disrupted midstream by fibromyalgia, later diagnosed as Lyme disease, recovered his health completely with a natural treatment for Lyme disease.

He says “There is much confusion surrounding Lyme disease.

There is so much controversy around this disease because most doctors don’t understand it. Even many doctors, who consider themselves experts, do not completely comprehend its complexities.”

Dr Bill Rawls late 40s were marked by debilitating fatigue, tremendous brain fog, aching all over, burning in his feet and tingling in the hands, skin rashes, joint pain, chest pain, heart palpitations, mood changes, and poor sleep. “I know what it’s like to start and end every day feeling like you have a terrible flu”, he says. He goes on to explain that over several years, he experienced virtually every known symptom of Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is mainly transmitted by ticks, which are about the size of a pinhead. The ticks bite and transmit the microbe. The tick then drops off so most people aren’t even aware that they have been bitten. Symptoms of the initial infection are very mild, if they occur at all so people can easily be completely unaware of being infected.

If the immune system function is active and strong, a person can go indefinitely without ever having symptoms. They will not know they are harbouring these types of microbes.

If and when illness does occur it can be chronic and debilitating. The degree of illness is very variable with some people being very severely debilitated, while others are only suffer mild illness.

Is there a treatment for Lyme disease?

“When I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease, my first response was to try antibiotics. But every time I started a new round, I would be absolutely miserable by the second week”.

After realizing that oral antibiotics weren’t a solution for me, my faith in the medical system diminished. My medical colleagues didn’t seem to understand Lyme disease or have much interest in treating it. Other than prescriptions medications for treating symptoms, they had little to offer.

“As I came to know the microbe better, I began to understand why antibiotics are not necessarily a good treatment for chronic Lyme disease. Though some people do overcome Lyme disease with antibiotics, it doesn’t occur consistently enough to be considered reliable.

To date, no clinical studies have shown benefit from long-term antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme disease”. Dr. Bill Rawls

How to treat Lyme disease

Dr Rawls created a list of all potential solutions and prioritized according to cost, potential for toxicity, and evidence of benefit. Things that were very costly or carried a high potential for harm were kept at the bottom of the list.

Natural herbal therapy was definitely on his list; He had a longstanding interest in herbal therapy. But his medical background made him sceptical. How could anything natural and non-toxic actually cure Lyme disease?

It was about that time that he came across Stephen Buhner’s book, Healing Lyme. https://buhnerhealinglyme.com/ In Healing Lyme, “Buhner provided a better explanation of Lyme disease than any I had read. He also presented compelling evidence for treating Lyme disease using herbs with antimicrobial properties (used with or without antibiotics). His approach was logical and based on sound scientific evidence”.

Dr Rawls was intrigued. Simple, nontoxic, cost-effective natural treatment for Lyme disease and delivered to the doorstep. Why not give it a try?

And… it started working!

“The more I studied, the more it became apparent that herbal therapy was a perfect fit for suppressing the stealthy microbes associated with chronic Lyme disease.

More than anything else, chronic Lyme disease is a breakdown of the body’s ability to fight off everyday threats and heal itself. It isn’t as much the microbes themselves as it is that the microbes are no longer constrained by a strong immune system.

For me, years of rigorous night call, eating on the run, and other bad health habits weakened my immune system enough to allow the microbes to flourish.

Creating a healing environment within my body was essential for my recovery. Though herbs were essential for my recovery, I recognized that I also had to curb the habits that contributed to my immune dysfunction in the first place.

Poor eating habits and antibiotics had made a mess out of my intestinal tract. I also knew that I needed to make some drastic changes to my diet. Admittedly, it was a challenge at first—I grew up in middle of the fast-food generation. But with time, eating healthy became the new norm. With a cleaner diet, all the digestive issues cleared, including leaky gut.

Stress didn’t go away. In fact, the process of changing my life added new stress, but I learned how to manage stress on the fly. I took control of my life. Being proactive about your own situation is essential for success”. Dr Bill Rawls


Advanced Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course 2018 For Live Blood Analysis Practitioners

We are pleased to announce that the Advanced Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course 2018 will begin on May 9th for 6 weeks.

The training course consists of 6 one hour weekly lessons and is $599 USD.

The advanced course is for live blood analysis practitioners who have completed a live blood analysis training course that covers live and dry blood analysis, who are looking for more clinical insights into the technique, and for those who want to stay up to date with the latest information in this developing field.

This is for live blood analysis practitioners who want:

  • To be able to manage their clients’ cases better
  • To better understand how to proceed from analysis to choosing a protocol/treatment.
  • To simplify managing complex cases.
  • To stay up to date with the latest information

Also included:

  • Insights into the assessment and management of complex chronic conditions, with examples from clinical practice.
  • Detailed case examples of clients from practice who were successfully treated with naturopathic and nutritional interventions, based on protocols developed by assessing their live & dry blood samples.
  • Naturopathic insights into the cause and management of autoimmune conditions.
  • Review and discussion on dry blood analysis and the mechanisms behind dry blood anomalies.
  • Review and discussion on cancer indicators with two case studies.
  • What plays the most vital role in determining your success with LBA in practice? What is the most important piece of information you need to achieve great results in practice?
  • What specific protocols are required in the treatment of chronic cases.
  • What the most important piece of information is that’s required to achieve great results in practice.
  • How to correlate the information in the case at the end of the analysis to choose the correct approach in treatment.

This course is suitable for live blood analysis practitioners who have completed the Neogenesis Systems & Live Blood Online training course, or a similar live blood analysis training course that covers the analysis of live blood in brightfield & darkfield, and the analysis of dried layered blood. If your training course didn’t cover these aspects of live blood analysis in detail it’s advisable that you first complete the 12-week online course to obtain the foundation required to fully benefit from the information in the live blood analysis advanced training course or email us to see if the course would be suitable for you.

To find out if you’ll be able to enrol for the advanced course, please send us an email with the details of your previous live blood analysis training course, including the course outline or syllabus.

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Week 1 Of The Latest Live Blood Analysis Training Course

Week 1 Of The Latest Live Blood Analysis Training Course

In week 1 of the live blood analysis training course we are learning how to get a perfect blood sample every time.
Consistency is very important in live blood analysis for best results.
We are also learning how to use the microscope and switch between dark field and bright field.
We are learning a lot about live blood analysis (LBA), especially how valuable and helpful it is as part of a preventative approach.

During the war, the “Red Ball Blood Test” was used as a quick test on the battle lines. If a soldier claimed to be sick, they pierced his finger with a needle for a drop of blood. If a “red ball” appeared, the soldier would be handed his rifle and sent off to battle.
If the blood layer on the finger looked watery and not bright red, the solder was deemed ill, and would usually not be sent off to fight.
This test could quickly determine an individual’s overall health.

On the live blood analysis training course we learn how to use a lancet on the finger to get a good blood sample.

Many people assume that in live blood analysis blood is taken from the vein as in a medical blood test. This is not so, a simple prick of the finger using a lancet is all that is needed for a live blood analysis sample, this makes it ideal for children and animals (where a sample is taken from the ear).

It is important to take the sample correctly to get consistent results, an incorrect sample will not give a clear analysis. The blood sample must not be exposed to the air for long and must not be pressurized in any way, as in squeezing the finger for example.

The dry blood analysis sample must be taken by using the weight of the slide on the finger, different pressures would skew the results so it is important to learn to use this procedure correctly.

Once the live blood analysis procedure has been learned we then watched a video on how to use the microscope and view the blood samples.

We learned where exactly to concentrate on the sample and which areas to avoid to get a true picture of the blood.

Next week we start looking at blood and its components as well as some common anomalies and how to recognize them, their appearance, relevance, implications, associated symptoms, the medical perspective and pleomorphic perspective. We then study the interventions and further investigations if any.
This is all in the 500+ page manual and the online training site for further study and much more can be gleaned from the Live Blood Analysis Training Course private Facebook page where past and present attendees post their findings and ask questions.

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“I thought the first module of the training was excellent and am looking forward to the next session. Elizabeth and Dr Okker have been wonderful to deal with. I shopped around looking at systems and was so impressed with the quality of information they offered when making the initial enquiry. They have been so helpful throughout the entire purchasing process.
The added advantage of being able to study through Live Blood Online was also helpful cutting down on the need to travel overseas to study.
Being able to purchase a system and then be taught by the doctor who put the system together makes it feel complete and gives me as a practitioner beginning LBA some confidence and certainty.
So thank you Dr Okker and Elizabeth for your passion and knowledge on this amazing topic. I look forward to my microscope reaching New Zealand so I can begin to practice.”
Mel Naturopath, Hamilton, New Zealand

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Week 12 on the live blood analysis training course

A Typical Live Blood Analysis Case

This is a case study from one of our live blood analysis training courses where we use dark field microscopy as well as bright field microscopy to perform live and dried blood analysis on a client..

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 find out how this client was helped and see the 2nd appointment conclusion – join us for the Fascinating Live Blood Analysis Online Training Course Starting Tuesday April 3rd 2018 at 7pm!

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Live Blood Analysis Practitioners

Live Blood Analysis Practitioners

What do live blood analysis practitioners do?

Live blood analysis practitioners observe their clients live blood cells on a screen with the use of a high powered specialized blood analysis microscope with camera.

A tiny pinprick of blood is put on to a glass slide and then viewed on the screen.

The blood analysis microscope and camera project a picture of the live blood cells onto a screen to be seen by the live blood analysis practitioner and client together, allowing the pictures and videos to be recorded.

In live blood analysis, the blood is not dried or stained beforehand, so the blood elements can be seen in their living state.

The live blood analysis practitioners and client look at the variations in the size, shape, ratio, and fine structure of the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other blood structures.

The insights gained from the live blood analysis, correlated with other clinical data, enables live blood analysis practitioners to understand their clients individual state of health on a much deeper level.

As a result, an appropriate course of natural treatment and lifestyle/dietary interventions can be formulated and furthermore, the effectiveness of various treatment combinations can be tested and progress can be monitored by observation of changes through further live blood analysis.

Nutritional microscopy uses live blood analysis to achieve optimum health naturally through diet and nutrition.

Dried blood analysis or The Oxidative Stress Test is another very valuable test in live blood cell analysis. The Oxidative Stress Test (Dry Blood Analysis) allows live blood analysis practitioners to view the level of free radical damage/oxidative stress and toxins in the body.

Many clients will not follow the advice that their live blood analysis practitioners give them and need visual proof that their unnatural habits are having a negative impact on their health.

Live blood analysis allows live blood analysis practitioners to do just that.

Dried Blood Analysis

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Dried Blood Analysis

Dried Blood Analysis or the Oxidative Stress Test (OST) was developed in Europe in the 1920’s and has since been used by medical practitioners and naturopaths in many countries across the world.

In the 1930’s NATO physicians, Dr Heitan and Dr La Garde, introduced Dried Blood Analysis to Dr Bowlen (head of surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in the 1930’s), and later Robert Bradford (of American Biologics Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico).

For this reason Dried Blood Analysis is also referred to as the HLB test (Heitan, La Garde, Bradford).

In essence the Dried Blood Analysis test is an evaluation of a patient’s coagulation morphology. There is a very distinct difference between the dried blood sample of a healthy individual and that of a chronically ill patient. The healthy sample is a solid mat of pinkish-red dried blood with a strong, well-interconnected fibrin network. 

In the presence of degeneration, toxins and other imbalances, the dried blood sample shows white areas, called polymerized protein puddles (PPPs) and other abnormalities that can be indicative of certain systemic conditions.

As the blood dries on the slide, there is a natural centrifugal activity whereby the different elements in the blood spin out into rings, depending on their specific gravity. Organs near the centre of the body create light PPPs that don’t spin out very far, whereas heavier PPPs are created by lymph and skin conditions that spin out around the outside of the layer. The size and shape of the PPPs is also suggestive of the nature of the condition, which we cover in the live and dry blood analysis training  course https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/

The PPPs observed in the dried blood test are believed by some researchers to be caused by the presence of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) and the presence of water-soluble fragments of the extracellular matrix.

This theory is supported by some emerging research and we look at the mechanisms of DIC and degradation of the extracellular matrix in the live and dry blood analysis training course.

A healthy dry blood sample shows a healthy, even red colour, no white open areas and a distinct, interconnected fibrin network.

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