Health Centre 23rd Oct 2019

All You Need to Know About Blood Analysis - In 4 Questions

All You Need to Know About Blood Analysis - In 4 Questions

What Is It?

Hematology is the science and study of blood and its different elements, behaviour and breakdown. Blood analysts use the pre-established facts and findings of Hematology as the foundation of their analysis. Analysts visually inspect the blood for any imbalances or weaknesses potentially forming in the body. Analyzing the blood under a microscope is as old as the microscope itself, and still today blood is one the most studied elements in modern medicine.

In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of cancer cells only being able to survive in oxygen deprived acidic tissue. What does that mean for us? It shows that our internal state or “terrain” dictates how healthy we are, and can either provide an environment that heals us and prevents disease, or one that breaks us down, allowing disease to thrive.

How Does It Work?

We use a small lancing device to attain two drops of blood from the tip of the finger. The first drop is placed on a glass slide for live analysis and the second for dry analysis. Then the slides are placed under a high-power microscope, which is then projected onto a screen for both the practitioner and client to observe. Based on any anomalies or imbalances found, a program of hydration, nutrition and supplementation will be given to the client within that same appointment. This takes out any guesswork as to what cleansing, detox, or supplemental programs might be right for you.

Why Choose It?

Symptomology vs Blood Analysis:  One dictionary defines symptom as “something that indicates the existence of something else”. For example, pain is a symptom. The symptom itself is not the problem, but an indication of one. We often go to doctors and practitioners due to symptoms. Good practitioners will address not only those symptoms, but the root cause of those symptoms. Blood analysis is the short cut that allows them to do this. This is why people are sent for blood work.

Therefore, if symptoms alert us to a deeper cause or root imbalance or disturbance, then shouldn’t we be looking further towards the cause of the symptom rather than aiming to correct the symptom itself? A real-life example of how beneficial this is was highlighted with a woman that came to see me. I asked her, as I do all my clients, to wait until after my analysis to talk about symptoms so we could get a neutral look at what her blood and body systems were showing at a root level, as many symptoms can come from one root imbalance.

Her sample was quite healthy in most regards. However, her yeast / candida levels were extremely high. I had mentioned that some of the symptoms associated with high candida levels might be fungal infection in the toenails, constant clearing of the throat, a white coating on the tongue, eczema, thrush, or rash-like acne on the face or back or even chest, etc. She was shocked. Those were all of her symptoms. She never suspected that any of these symptoms were related to a deeper and hidden imbalance. She was delighted to know that by simply addressing this one thing, that she in effect would be addressing all of her main concerns.

This highlights the fact that when we assist the body back into balance, the body itself will address symptoms.

Subclinical & Prevention vs Standard Lab Testing:  There are a couple differences between standard “life labs” style analysis and Live Blood Analysis. But usually the most relevant for people are these:

  • Full Spectrum Testing – Standard testing only looks for what is requested to check by your doctor. Live blood analysts look for everything. To illustrate, imagine a single look under the hood of a car verses an entire engine diagnostic report. It’s important to note that standard testing does have its place and is useful when specific numbers by machines are needed.  Certain anomalies are also not looked for with standard testing as it is in Live Analysis. (ie, certain bowel health indicators, lymphatic congestion, candida, etc.).  However, with that being said, please note that live blood analysis is not diagnostic.
  • Addressing Subclinical Issues – One of the biggest reasons people choose Live Analysis is because they’re having problematic symptoms and yet traditional testing is finding nothing clinically ‘wrong’. This is because their blood work is falling into a range of ‘normal’, meaning that any symptoms experienced are termed ‘subclinical’.

By using blood analysis to address underlying imbalances, we can avoid costly medication and

its side effects, unnecessary procedures and surgeries and unwanted symptoms.  If the saying is true that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, then I would go so far as to say, an ounce of prevention can mean avoiding things for which there is no cure.

Who Is This For?


The macronutrient counting elite athlete; the diligent and active vegan; the overworked meal-skipping business person; the proverbial couch potato. The fact is that at any stage or age in life, we all do our best and desire to function with optimal health and ability. This is for anyone that would like to see the current state of their health. See our brochures and websites for a more detailed look at all the body systems and issues uncovered and addressed with blood analysis.

Carrera Skandalis is a certified Live and Dried Blood Analyst with Applied Nutritional Microscopy and certification in Iridology from Bernard Jensen Institute in California. Her enthusiasm and dedication to helping others inspired her to this field. She truly believes that in addressing the underlying conditions of imbalance in the body, that much healing and prevention of further breakdown can occur. She has international LBA certification, from both NeoGenesis Systems from London, U.K. and MD Biological Analysis from B.C., Canada where she completed her apprenticeship.


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