Live Blood Analysis – Going beyond traditional Blood Tests to feel better


By using Live Blood Analysis, also known as Darkfield phase contrast microscope technology, we can view attributes of your blood that are normally invisible using traditional methods. This allows us to identify problems that may be adversely affecting your health that cannot be detected using most traditional blood tests.

This process, called Live Cell Microscopy Analysis, often discovers health issues while they are in their infant stages. A nutritional microscopist can reveal the nutritional status of the blood by noting various processes which indicate poor digestion and assimilation associated with how the body uses food for energy, maintenance, growth and repair.

Live blood analysis provides an immediate view of the nutritional health status of the blood. Only fully digested food, broken down into its respective nutrients, should be present in the blood, where it has the power to create optimal health, vitality, and well being. Using live blood analysis, we can also assess the efficacy of the supplementation and dietary changes, which provides scientific evidence that we are on the right track towards turning your health challenges into health strengths.

Identifying insufficient metabolic enzymes
A healthy body will expend an estimated 40-60% of calories towards converting what we eat to some usable form. This means that there is less energy for your body to heal, repair and protect itself. As we get older, our ability to synthesize enzymes decreases by 8-10 percent each decade past puberty. Not only does this contribute to our ability to properly digest food, but also limits our production of metabolic enzymes needed to run every process in the body. This can lead to a strain on the immune system and erode our health, leading to issues that can decrease our overall well being, as well as pain related issues.

The TRIAD Blood Spot by Metametrix Labs for local or long distance patients. This test can be ordered by a doctor, then mailed to you where you can perform this test at home without having to visit a lab. An additional packet is used to collect a urine sample.  This test is ideal for those who do not feel comfortable performing venipuncture, because it only requires a small sample of blood equivalent to the amount of blood diabetics use when performing a home blood glucose test. We can bill this test to your insurance (Medicare is not included).


TRIAD Blood Spot is a unique test that detects:

– 30 Food sensitivities/allergies

– Vitamin and mineral insufficiency

– Oxidative stress and antioxidant insufficiency

– Whether or not your vitamins and minerals are working

– Deficiencies in heart specific nutrients and blood sugar handling capability of your metabolism

– Leaky gut

– Energy production and reasons for fatigue

– How well your body is detoxifying toxins

– Hidden infections such as bacteria or yeast

– Neurotransmitter status which affects how you feel and think (e.g. depressed, happy, focused, able to remember events and places)

– Customizes nutritional recommendations for your body’s needs

Contact our office for specifics about Blood Cell Microscopy and the TRIAD Blood Spot, and how we can help you towards less pain, feeling more energetic, and to improve your overall feeling of well being.


Reduce Inflammation

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Inflammation and Pain
Inflammation is a required response by your body that helps spring your immune system into action when tissues are damaged.  When this happens, your body uses nutrients and chemicals to whisk away toxic debris, dead tissues and waste. Without inflammation, a simple injury could leave an area of our body permanently disabled.  When dealing with acute responses, the body’s capacity to shut off inflammation when it’s not needed contributes to a pain free experience.  

Chronic inflammation
When you experience chronic inflammation, your body tissues remain in a perpetual state of stress.  This creates more tissue damage and other problems.  Only your body’s innate intelligence can decide when it is appropriate to turn off, but if we have nutritional deficiencies, then the message system we rely upon may not be working properly.  

Positive feedback loop
Inflammation can grow exponentially and affect many areas of your body unless a signal tells it to stop. Sometimes when people suffer acute inflammation in the body, often they lack the nutrient “chemical intelligence” which directs your immune system to turn off this process when it is appropriate.  

Measuring inflammation levels via CRP
C- Reactive Protein, abbreviated “CRP,” is a protein that is produced by the liver as a response to high levels of inflammation in the body. High CRP levels are associated with an increased risk of Heart Attack and Stroke.  CRP is also considered to be a reliable indicator of inflammation in the body. High levels of inflammation also contribute to feeling stressed.  

Testing your CRP (inflammation levels)
We can test your CRP levels with a Comprehensive Bioscreen blood panel, which is part of our general screening. We also use the Inflammation Panel developed by cardiologists at Cleveland Heart Lab, and this test is considered the premiere blood test when it comes to detecting heart disease or stroke.  We work with a blend of several nutrients to help reduce your CRP levels, addressing the cause of inflammation, which provides longer lasting results.