Natural Health Treatments

Natural Heath Treatments – Are they working?

Many practitioners feel like they’re working in the dark when treating chronic cases. This is because chronic cases typically take a long time to respond to treatment, and patients 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 are the patient’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 right direction. Changes seen in the patient’s sample will indicate whether the case is improving, and the abnormalities seen in the patient’s blood samples will highlight the most important areas to focus on. What’s more is because the patient can see for themselves that their condition is improving, 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 patient’s health is improving at a cellular level.



For more information on how to make this powerful technique a part of your practice, please feel free to contact us

What Your White Blood Cells Actually Do

Watch What Your White Blood Cells Actually Do

We are on week 5 of the latest live blood analysis online training course and studying white blood cell (WBC’s) and WBC anomalies.

WBC’s in general relate to the state of the immune system, possible infections, allergies and a few other conditions, such as autoimmune diseases.

The video above is a speeded up video of a WBC chasing and eventually swallowing up a bacterial form – ingesting it by phagocytosis. WBC’s are also known as Leukocytes, they originate in the thymus, bone marrow and lymph tissue.

They are immune cells actively engaged in the destruction or neutralization of invading microorganisms. They are transported to sites of infection and inflammation. For this reason their lifespan in the blood in usually very short (around 14 days).

When infection is present they increase in number and they also become more mobile and move back and forth between the blood, lymph and the tissues. Neutrophil viability is one of the most important assessments used to determine the state of the immune system. The main criteria used for determining the viability of a neutrophil include size, condition and activity.

A neutrophil should be approximately twice as big as a RBC (approximately 14 microns in diameter). The main determinants in assessing the condition of a neutrophil are the condition of the cell’s border and segmentation. The border should be fairly smooth and regular and the neutrophil should not be hypersegmented nor macrocytic (oversized).

The most important factor to observe when assessing neutrophil viability is activity. Here we look at the granules within the cell’s cytoplasm. Ideally, there should be many of them actively streaming within the cell. The cell itself should also be stretching out its membrane in irregular shapes to move around actively in the plasma. Typically, neutrophil viability should be at least 75{0ad5881c2192913025db5bf2180b2e0b17ede26560c7c351a451156c0b06bc98}.

Non-viable neutrophils are often round, symmetrical and immobile.   


Poor neutrophil viability may be caused by many factors and is indicative of an underactive immune system.

This may be caused by mineral deficiencies, ongoing infections, chronic fatigue, smoking, alcohol and sugar intake and digestive weakness.  Poor oxygenation, stress, lack of exercise, poor sleeping patterns and yeast overgrowth can also contribute.  


Immune supporting herbals and nutritionals (e.g.: Olive leaf, Echinacea, Cats Claw, Goldenseal, Calcium ascorbate 2g 2xdaily, Zinc, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, proanthocyanidins).

Probiotic supplement. Trace minerals.

Improving the patient’s lifestyle, dietary habits and overall health is important here to ensure the correction of the terrain. 

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

Zeta Potential – Getting The Right Balance

Anyone who begins a serious study of biological terrain will encounter the concept of zeta potential because it is a basic principle of the electrical properties of life itself.

In one sense the body is electric–or electrostatic.

In various industries, the concept of zeta potential is common knowledge. Zeta potential plays a critical role in many industrial processes. The manufacture of soap is one example. Water by itself does not always clean as well as it could. Sometimes the water needs to be made wetter. How can you have wetter water that becomes a better cleaner and disperser of dirt on dishes? By adding anionic surfactants to the water thereby changing its charge. The anionic soapy water does a better job of getting between the cationic dirt particles of the dirty dishes and disperses the garbage.

The area of paints and pigments is another example. Whether a quantity of pigment added to a base paint will coagulate and form a speckled mess or disperse into trillions of tiny particles each remaining separate and discrete thereby leaving an even colour, depends almost entirely on the electrical properties of the system.

In the industrial process of purifying water in treatment plants, zeta potential plays a crucial role.  In order to get out pollutants, the treatment facility pours in a highly cationic substances like aluminium sulphate which attracts the garbage to itself thereby coagulating or flocculating out the precipate. This floc becomes heavy and drops to the bottom of the holding tank thereby cleansing the water. (Note that if they miscalculate how much cationic aluminium to add to the water, some of that will stay in the water supply that arrives at your tap and this aluminized tap water is definitely not good for health as it coagulates elements of your own body fluids.)

In a general way of thinking which is overly simplistic, think of anions as dispersers, and cations as coagulators. Anions disperse things, cations bring things together. Further, you could say anionic leans alkaline, cationic leans acid.

The Molecular Reality.

Molecular compounds are composed of various atoms with electrons spinning in their orbits and is a mix of anionic and cationic components. The ratios of these anions to cations give indications as to the valence of the molecule or electrolyte. The ions of both anionic and cationic electrolytes may carry from one to four charges and are accordingly designated mono-, di-, tri-, or polyvalent type electrolytes.

When the electrolytes are negatively charged(anionic) they are written as 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4 to indicate their ratios and their respective ionic strength. The higher the ratio the more ionic strength to increase zeta potential and have a dispersionary effect.

The right ionic balance is good for humans.

When the electrolytes are positively charged (cationic) they are written as 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1. The higher these ratios, the more ionic strength to decrease zeta potential and coagulate, agglutinate, flocculate, sludge and downright clog up systems.

The wrong ionic balance is bad for humans.

Negative Charge – 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4. Ratios indicate ionic strength. Higher = more strength to increase zeta potential. Good for humans.

Positive Charge – 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1. Higher ratios here means more strength to decrease zeta potential. Bad for humans.

A lot of the processed foods with chemical preservatives, pesticide residue and additives are of a cationic 1:1, 2:1 nature.  Bad for humans. These foods have a natural zeta potential lowering effect on the blood.

Chlorine is a well-known cationic electrolyte and when viewed in light of the above material it is easy to understand why drinking chlorinated water can elevate the risk of cardiovascular problems.

As it is, blood is naturally maintained in a dispersed state that is just on the verge of beginning to sludge. This is required for an effective blood clotting mechanism so if you cut yourself you don’t bleed to death. The blood clotting mechanism is associated with the release and activation of prothrombin-thrombin which is a cationic polyelectrolyte.

Heparin on the other hand is an anionic polyvalent electrolyte dispersing agent and is used medically to relieve intravascular coagulation.

Now with blood at a natural precipice just ready to sludge, if we add negative health items to our diet that have a further sludging effect on our blood, the situation for health begins to deteriorate.