Why our live blood analysis equipment is the best there is

Not all microscopes are created equally.

Since we specialise in live blood analysis we know exactly what live blood analysis equipment specifications are needed in a live blood system.

Our high quality microscopes are manufactured in Japan to our own specifications, so there are no other systems out there that can compare.

If your microscope has not been supplied by us it’s likely that you won’t be able to detect everything that can be seen in the blood.

These 3 factors set our systems apart from other microscopes:

Strength of the light source

We use 9W LED, equivalent to 100W halogen in the HDLED system, or 50W halogen in the ST50W system. Most regular microscopes use 20W halogen, so the light is simply not bright enough for darkfield.

Type of darkfield condenser

We use an oil immersion darkfield condenser. Cheaper systems usually use a ‘dry’ condenser that provides very poor image quality.

The “on-screen” magnification

Most microscopes are set up so that the magnification on the screen is the same as through the eyepieces. In live blood analysis we prefer to have higher magnification on the screen – up to 4X more than through the eyepieces.

This means that when we use the 40X objective we have 400X through the eyepieces and 1600X on the screen.

In microscopes where the magnification through the eyepieces is equal to that on the screen the result is that the cells appear smaller on the screen.

This is not ideal because you’ll have to use the 100X objective to get close enough to the cells to assess them properly.

Usually the 100X objective is not as clear as the 40X objective and requires oil (which means you’re not able to switch back and forth between 40X and 100X, making the analysis process quite difficult.

The added benefit with the higher on-screen magnification of our system is that a massive 4000X magnification is achieved on the screen when using the 100X objective. Click here to see our microscopes.

Our range of blood analysis microscopes:

Are laboratory-grade research microscopes that feature high quality optics and a superior build quality for unparalleled durability.

We are the only blood analysis equipment supplier that offers a 2-year warranty on our systems.

Our systems have been designed to be especially suitable for all applications in the analysis of live blood.

They can be used in both brightfield and darkfield viewing of blood samples and due to the customized illumination and optical system offer a high degree of brightness and clarity.

They have been designed so that they are easy to use, so practitioners are not distracted from doing the analysis by having to constantly change settings on their microscope.

The systems are also sold with an image management system that allows practitioners to capture and save the blood images on computer.

We have four options to choose from, designed to suit every need and budget:

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Live Blood Analysis Training Course – Your questions answered

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We receive so many questions regarding the live blood analysis training course, that we put a live webinar together to answer some of your questions. The recording is available below.

Click here for the recording: https://youtu.be/rHrzzWbCSYs

If you would like to know about the procedure of live blood analysis, the requirements for the live blood analysis training course, or if you have any other questions – please email us at: info@livebloodonlondon.com.

For info on the latest online training course please click here: https://livebloodonline.com/the-training-course/

If you are reading this after the training course has started – it is not a problem if you miss the beginning of the training course, as you will be able to catch up with the recordings of the live lessons.

We hope to see you on the training course.

Oxidative Stress/Dry Blood Analysis

Dried blood analysis (also referred to as the Oxidative Stress Test (OST) is covered in detail in the live blood online training course.

With dry blood analysis we are able to assess oxidative stress by looking at a number of anomalies.

We are also able to see the extent of oxidative damage in the live blood samples.

We look at the level of oxidative stress in the system by looking at clotting patterns in the dry blood samples.

There is a very distinct difference between the layered 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) as well as other abnormalities that can be indicative of certain systemic conditions.

Heavy Metal Toxicity


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.



Our cells can be compared to an apple that turns brown when exposed to air.

Our cells can turn brown or “rust” when we breathe due to oxidative stress, this is a process caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage or “oxidize” cells throughout the body in a process called oxidative stress.

Free radicals are unstable molecules that damage or “oxidize” cells throughout the body, this is the process called oxidative stress. Over time, oxidative stress can leave our cells and tissues unable to function properly.

Some specialists claim that free radicals can have serious consequences for our health.

Free radicals are believed to contribute to disease, hardened arteries and wrinkles, they are often associated with the health problems that we experience with age.

Avoiding the causes of free radicals and adopting a lifestyle that helps fight back against them can help safeguard health by preventing oxidative stress.



As we breathe, we can’t help but make some free radicals, but many other factors in lifestyle and environment can also contribute to their production, like:

Excess calories, sugars and/or refined carbohydrates. Eating an excess of these foods cause our mitochondria to release more “exhaust,” as they burn fuel from food for energy. This creates higher levels of free radicals.

Exercising too much or too little. Exercise is an important part of any healthy lifestyle, but too much can increase oxidative stress in our bodies.

Excessive alcohol consumption. Drinking alcohol increases cytokines levels, these are inflammatory molecules that are linked to oxidative stress.

Exposure to tobacco smoke. Tobacco smoke contains toxic chemicals that lead to oxidative stress.

Exposure to air pollutants. Industry and pollution increase oxidation in our bodies.

Excessive stress. Stress increases inflammation, which further increases free radical production.

Ionizing radiation. Exposure to x-rays, radon, cell phones and air travel can contribute to oxidative stress.

Charbroiled foods. Hydrocarbons found in these foods can contribute to oxidative stress.

Fungal toxins. Environmental moulds (found in bathrooms and basements) and internal moulds and fungi related to the gut can produce toxins that increase oxidative stress.

Poor liver and gut detoxification. The liver can become inflamed and produce more free radicals when it is overwhelmed with toxins from food or the environment, especially exposure to pesticides or mercury.

Chronic infections. Hidden infections can contribute to oxidative stress.

Lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation increases oxidation.



Preventing oxidative stress can begin by avoiding the causes of free radicals above.

Prevention of free radical formation and control of oxidative stress can be improved by:

Improving breathing and oxygenation. This can help flush out toxins, free radicals and inflammatory molecules.

Eating foods that reduce oxidation. Eating foods that contain antioxidants including a diet full of many different colourful fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants.


Using herbs. Some herbs can help reduce oxidation:

Ginkgo, Ginger, Green tea, Milk thistle, Grape seed extract, Rosemary, Turmeric.

Supplements. Supplements that can be useful in curtailing free radical production include:

N-acetylcysteine. This can boost production of glutathione which is an important antioxidant and detoxifier.

Alpha lipoic acid. This is an antioxidant that helps to improve energy production in the mitochondria.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Another antioxidant that is important for the mitochondria.

NADH. This is important to the cycle of energy production in the mitochondria.

Live Blood Analysis (Naturopathic Microscopy) – How does it work?

By analysing a single drop of blood we are able to tell what you’ve been eating, drinking and doing!

Naturopathic Microscopy is the only technique available to natural health practitioners that will allow you to view and assess the dynamic interplay between health and disease at the cellular level.
By analysing the blood you will be able to identify various underlying imbalances, known to lead to disease, while still at an early stage – when they can still be corrected with simple natural protocols.

You will automatically improve compliance in your practice: compliance to follow the recommended program and to follow up regularly to assess the progress.

The history of live and dry blood analysis goes back more than 60 years and it is still developing today.
Several independent researchers from across the world have spent hours behind their microscopes, analysing thousands of samples and making careful observations about the differences between healthy and unhealthy blood specimens, correlating their findings with clinical symptoms and conditions.

What we have gained from all their hard work is a technique unparalleled in its accuracy and unmatched in its reliability. It has steadily grown in popularity among natural health practitioners worldwide by virtue of the insight it is able to provide on the body’s internal environment, which we refer to as the ‘terrain’.

The analysis of both live and dry blood specimens provides us with valuable insight into the body’s internal terrain, which constitutes the blood, lymphatic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid and the interstitial fluid that surrounds every single cell in the body.

Just like a fish swimming in unhealthy water will become unhealthy, so the cells in the body are poisoned by the toxins and acids in the fluid in which they are bathed.
The purpose of looking at blood under the microscope is to determine the state of the terrain – whether it is in a state of balance or imbalance.

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Week 9 On The Live Blood Analysis Training Course; looking at heavy metal toxicity in dry blood analysis

We are on week 9 of the live blood analysis training course and now starting to study dry blood analysis which is also referred to as the Oxidative Stress Test (OST).

In dry blood analysis, we leave 8 layers (spots) of blood to dry naturally on a slide, we then observe the anomalies seen.

We are looking at anomalies that could be signs of allergies, adrenal stress, psychological stress and intestinal irritation as well as reproductive organ, bowel, vital organ, lymphatic and thyroid imbalances.

Heavy Metal Toxicity as seen above


Heavy metal toxicity appears as black points at the edge of the layer, or as a dark shore or waves.

Cause & Interventions:

Strongly indicative of heavy metal toxicity, this can be from the environment (pollution, contaminated food, water or air, smoking and passive smoking) and also amalgams.

Points at the edge of the layer usually indicate the presence of lead and/or amalgams.

Dark waves deeper into the layer indicate that metals are being held in the fatty tissues, brain and nervous system, which is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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

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.

Read more here……………………

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