Blood is a window into the health of the entire body. It provides oxygen and nutrients to every cell and tissue, and it removes carbon dioxide and waste products to the channels of elimination. On average it takes about 60 seconds for the blood to circulate from the heart and back, travelling throughout the entire body.

Blood is a miracle. It courses through our arteries and veins every second and we take it for granted. It is essential to supporting and maintaining our bodily processes including immune support, hormone transport, thermoregulation, pH and electrolyte balance, and clotting. In this way it directly supports the processes which operate and build our physical body. It’s safe to say, the health of our blood has a direct connection to the health of our entire body.

Nutritional Cellular Microscopy, also known as Live and Dry Blood Analysis, is an educational tool used by naturopathic and integrative health practitioners to observe health patterns. It is a holistic observation of the inner terrain of the human body, including the red blood cells and the extra cellular fluid. It is a qualitative assessment that seeks to understand how diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors affect the human organism on a cellular level, based on the research of blood patterns over many years and areas of scientific study.

Under a Brightfield and Darkfield Phase-Contrast Microscope, the blood is observed for the effect that dietary, lifestyle, and environmental factors play on the oxygen-carrying red blood cells (RBCs), the immune supporting white blood cells (WBCs) and the extracellular fluid. It is a powerful observational tool that offers a great deal of information about the entire human body through just 1 drop of blood. Observations in the dried blood patterns relate to systemic health imbalances associated with body systems, including stored trauma expressed in the various organs and tissues. The use of this tool originally goes back to the origins of microbiological research with scientists like Antoine Bechamp, Claude Bernard, Gunther Enderlein, and others.

While it is a powerful tool, it’s important to mention that it is not in any way a replacement for traditional blood tests that one would get from their doctor. It is by no means a diagnostic tool and one should always consult with their primary care physician for diagnostic health care. Nutritional Microscopy is educational in nature, connecting the individual to the amazing world that is happening inside their bodies whether they are aware of it or not. It can be used in support of other methods of understanding and healing to help one take personal responsibility for their health.