What is nutritional
microscopy? It is the use of a specially configured
video microscope within a health care practice,
school or club. The microscope is hooked up to
a video camera, which goes to a TV monitor for
easy viewing. It is used first as a tool for the
health care practitioner/educator to gain insight
into a patient's/client's metabolic and nutritional
status. It lends assistance in determining what
types of nutritional supplements would be optimally
correct for the individual. Secondly, and possibly
of even greater importance (and certainly it has
been shown to have the greatest impact), the microscope
is an educational tool for the individual. Few
people have ever seen their blood live and up close
right on TV. Blood is the river of life flowing
through each of us. As human beings, we all inherently
understand this. When a person sees their blood
for the first time, they realize that there is
dynamic activity taking place within. They begin
to understand at deeper levels the need to take
care of their health. It has consistently been
shown that subsequent patient compliance with a
doctors recommendations is greatly improved.
As a side benefit,
using the microscope often increases office referrals.
It is unique. It is real. Folks love it and they
send their friends. It is also a tool to give dynamic,
one of a kind group presentations for practice
What exactly is
a 'darkfield' microscope? A darkfield microscope
is simply a standard laboratory microscope, to
which certain optical techniques are utilized to
transform how light comes through the specimen
being viewed. For example, let's say we are viewing
live blood on a glass specimen slide. The normal
mode of a microscope is called 'brightfield'. In
this mode of viewing, light shines straight through
the specimen. When light shines straight through
a specimen, transparent objects are invisible.
It's as if you were standing to the side of a sunny
window gazing through dust. If there was a white
wall between you and the dust, you'd never see
the dust because it is transparent when trying
to be seen against the white wall. However, if
you put a black curtain where the white wall is,
all of a sudden the dust pops into view. The darkfield
microscope does the same thing. The specimen sits
over a dark background (or field), and light is
angled onto the specimen from the sides. Things
that were once invisible now come into view.
What is a 'phase
contrast' microscope? This is another way to view
live blood for nutritional work. With this lighting
technique, the light coming through the specimen
is altered so that a portion of the light is shifted
slightly out of phase with the original. The light
now strikes the specimen and lights up invisible
particles while also giving shades of gray. This
is an excellent way of viewing blood for nutritional
Can I diagnose
disease with this technique? No. The microscope
as we use it is not a diagnostic tool, but a powerful
window to view the dynamic micro-life processes
going on in one of the most important of body fluids.
How can your company
help me get started in this area? We provide the
nutritional/microscope training classes as well
as the microscope systems for your endeavors.
will I learn/use for blood auditing? When we view
blood for nutritional counseling, we can use three
primary techniques. The first two techniques view
blood in its live, unchanged state. First we are
looking at the overall terrain or environment of
the blood with knowledge of the pleomorphic theories
of disease as related to pH utilizing the European/German
research. Second we can view blood from the more
allopathic/nutritional perspective. In either case
we are looking at what's normal and what's not.
Red cells, white cells, T cells, B cells. Are there
parasites? How fast is the blood deteriorating?
This gives us insights to nutritional metabolic
conditions. A third test we can perform is a dry
layer test. Here we take a series of blood drops
and let them dry on a specimen slide. The reasons
for this is that the coagulation cascade of the
blood gets thrown off when the body degenerates
through oxidative stress, mycotoxicoses, or disease.
This audit process can be very revealing, and it
can give direction into what further tests to be
What does your
nutritional/microscope training program cover?
It covers everything you need to rapidly begin
an adjunct nutritional/microscopic service in your
Do I need to be
a licensed health care practitioner to take the
training? No. We often train clinic assistants
and we start from square one with a dynamic overview
and pre-training of health concepts to prep everyone
Why is pH taught
in the pre-training workshop? Understanding body
and blood pH is absolutely essential to understanding
what goes on in the blood. You cannot have a blood
class without thoroughly learning pH concepts -
unless you desire to learn only half the story.
pH (concurrent with redox) controls everything
that happens in the body; enzyme function, vitamin
and mineral assimilation, electricity flow, parasitic
formation. Metabolic body balancing and blood work
cannot be done without an understanding of pH.
Why is the lymphatic
system taught? The lymphatic system is our 2nd
circulatory system. The lymphatics parallel the
blood stream everywhere the blood flows. The blood
stream and the lymphatics completes a circuit for
blood protein circulation in the body. The live
blood analysis gives insights as to what is happening
in the blood, and the dry layer analysis gives
insights as to what is happening in the lymphatics.
Looking at live blood under the microscope is just
a portion of what you can do with your microscope.
Looking at the lymphatics through the dry layer
technique furthers your analytic capability - and
furthers the services you can provide your patient.
You talk about
further services to my patients, how can I use
this form of microscopic auditing beyond nutrition?
Let's say you complete a dry layer audit and you
learn that your patient's lymphatic system has
poor circulation (this is something you might infer
with the dry layer perspective). This is an opportunity
to introduce lymphatic drainage massage, associated
ozone steam baths, etc. into your practice. This
area can be a stand alone profit center that brings
positive health results to your patient by helping
them detox, as well as providing new revenue to
you either through your own hands or that of a
massage therapist. Likewise, the dry layer perspective
could reveal a colon in serious need of a clean
up. This could open an avenue for a colonics therapist
or a strong reciprocal referral arrangement. These
are just two examples. The different blood educational
techniques you will learn will be giving you insights
to directions to choose for your patient's health
that are in addition to nutrition. We cover some
of these areas in class.
Will you cover
the nutritional products I use? Yes if you desire
this. You specify the nutritional products you
use in your practice, and you will learn how to
use those products in relation to your findings.
If we are training you for a specific company,
that company's products will be covered.
How large are
your classes? Our training classes are small and
very personal. On average, 10 to 15 (maximum) students
per class and it will typically be held at a hotel.
Small class size gives you very personal attention
and it is one reason we can teach you as much as
we can in 3 days.
How much does
this cost? The cost varies depending on whether
you have the instructor come to your clinic, or
you and your staff come to Chicago. The microscope
set up in itself will vary depending on configuration.
Total systems start in the $4600 range.
Is your training
the only training I will need? After the 3 days
of training you'll be up and running and can be
generating revenue with your microscope. However,
once you embark on using the microscope, the training
really never ends. It is on-going every time you
look at a new blood sample. Live blood is dynamic
and ever changing. Expanded classes on specific
topics are an option you can choose for the future,
but you'll get so much from our time together,
it will keep you going for a while.
Do I need a special
license to use a microscope? No. The microscope
is only a tool. You don't need a license to operate
this tool. What you say to people when you're using
it is a different matter. If you are stating a
diagnosis through its use, then you may fall under
specific medical licensing of your jurisdiction.
Similarly, in a private venue you likely would
not need a license to prick the finger of a consenting
human being. But if you were working with the public,
some jurisdictions could consider it the drawing
of blood which requires licensure, either nurse,
doctor or phlebotomist. If you lived in a restrictive
area, you could have clients prick their own fingers
with the automatic devices diabetics use everyday.
With restrictive government oversight in the public
health arena today, our workshop covers legal aspects
that you should be aware of if you engage in health
related activities and work with the public.
How can I use
this knowledge if I don't have a health practice?
Some individuals who take this training do not
have health care practices but are simply interested
in the work because it is very exciting. Some of
these individuals get microscopes and some don't.
They attend for the education alone which is very
unique. They co-op with others to share the cost.
They use the knowledge with family and friends.
Some individuals are distributors for nutritional
supplement companies and they use the microscope
for group educational programs. Some work for doctors.
When you attend the training you get a very dynamic
program that can be used as a health seminar/workshop.
Used with the video microscope, it becomes a highly
visual, high impact program that people remember,
and act on.
How do I get started?
All arrangements can be made and further questions
answered by simply contacting us.