LIVE CELL MICROSCOPY
Ever wonder what's going on inside your body?
Live Cell Microscopy can help. Live Cell Microscopy sessions offer a real time look at what's going on. During the session a small pin prick size amount of blood is drawn and Jo-Anne will use a specialized Microscope to view the living cells & with a full-length session, the oxidated (dried) cell samples. The session is a very interactive experience as clients get to view their cells, while we discuss findings and resulting recommendations, which will focus on dietary factors, lifestyle & supplemental suggestions based on the findings from the blood sample(s).
Regular lab blood tests provide great quantitative information about your blood and the chemistry that is happening inside you. Live Cell analysis will provide you with qualitative information about the health of your blood cells themselves and the terrain that they are contained within.
The total body volume averages about 60-70% water. Blood is a vital part of that liquid volume, circulating nutrients, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange throughout the body. Just as all people are different, so is their "biological terrain" & live cell pictures. While Live Cell Microscopy cannot diagnose illness, the cellular environment can provide very helpful information in accessing areas to improve through healthy diet, supplemental support & lifestyle changes.
Your first visit can provide us with a baseline of your current health picture and acts as a starting place to work from. Follow up appointments will create a great tracking tool to see the results of your health plan coming into action.
Sessions are ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about their health and foster well-being. Live cell microscopy can be especially helpful those who are currently taking supplements or medications to access their current health state, or provide assistance where needed. For those suffering from ill health, acute and/or chronic health conditions, live cell assessment provide a visual understanding of the body's biological terrain, health status and areas needing support.
Basic Introductory Session - $50 (live cell analysis only w/ basic recommendations)
Full Assessment Session - $80 (live & dried cell analysis w/ health assessment & corresponding full recommendations)
Follow up sessions 1/2 hr - $50, 1hr - $80
IgA/IgG Blood panel testing (sensitivity & food allergy) TBA
Please wash your hands upon arrival and have your mask with you. Please wear your mask while the blood sample is being taken. Once the samples are collected, you can remove your mask. I will be wearing gloves and mask while taking the sample. My office has plenty of space for physical distancing and is being meticulously cleaned between each client.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How long does a session last?
A: A basic session is typically about 30-40 min in length. A full assessment session is about 60-70min. Follow up appointments can vary, but are typically about 30 min.
Q: What is a typical appointment like?
A: A health questionnaire will be completed (typically before the appointment time itself by the client with a full assessment), which is then reviewed during the assessment with discussions. For a basic assessment, key questions relating to health are asked to ensure that recommendations are provided with your specific needs in mind. A single prick of blood is taken with a lancet device (similar to that of blood sugar testing), which then slides of single droplets of blood are put under the microscope for viewing. While we view the blood, there is on-going discussion and explanation about what we are seeing. Clients are given a written report about their own blood. If you are currently under the care of physician who has referred you, or would like this information shared with them, I can prepare an electronic report for them to have on file).
Q: Who can benefit from having their blood cells analyzed with Live Cell Microscopy?
A: Everyone. Seeing your blood in real time can give you a better understanding of your body's health from the inside. Whether you are healthy and taking little or no medication or you have an acute or chronic illness that requires attention, assessing your current status of health can provide a baseline of information and on-going check ups with what you are doing to maintain, or improve upon the nutritional pool within the cells themselves. If you are taking supplementation, the assessment can help to discern if you are benefiting from what you are taking, or if adjustments could be made.
For those who are experiencing dis-ease in their body, we can establish a regular appointment time frame to monitor progress.
Q: How often should someone have their Live blood analyzed?
A: If you are healthy, and feel optimally well. Once yearly or every 2 years might appeal to you. If you are experiencing an acute illness, once or twice a month, until symptoms improve, then the sessions may become farther apart. If you have a chronic condition, it may be suggested to have it done twice a month and as the condition improves, then sessions may become farther apart.
Q: Is Live Cell Analysis covered under OHIP?
A: No, it is not. However, if you have extended health care coverage you may wish to inquire if you have coverage for Holistic Nutrition. if you have a health care spending account, this may qualify as part of that. Jo-Anne can provide you with a receipt, if needed.