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    During your initial appointment, Live and dry blood microscopy, thorough urine analysis is included.

    Other outside lab tests available:

    Hair mineral analysis- heavy metals and nutritional elements assessed.

    Saliva testing- hormonal, gluten allergy and other food allergy testing.

    Stool testing- gastrointestinal health, parasitology and yeast analysis, and the overhealth health of the gut.

    Food sensitivity/allergy testing

Live Blood Microscopy

What is Live Blood Analysis?

Live blood analysis differs from traditional medical blood testing in which preserved blood is sent to a laboratory to be analyzed for chemical composition and cell counts.  Live blood analysis involves magnifying a single living drop of blood, taken from a fingertip prick, to 1,500 times under a microscope.  The cells of the blood live for at least 1 hour, during which time they are observed on a monitor, revealing certain subtleties missed by laboratory blood tests.

Live blood analysis can reveal distortions of red blood cells which reflect nutritional status, especially low levels of iron, protein, vitamin B12, folic acid and fatty acids.  Incomplete or delayed digestion of fats and proteins can also be observed.  In addition, liver stress, undesirable bacterial and fungal life forms may also be revealed.

The live blood thus acts as an educational “feedback mechanism,” motivating people to improve their diet and lifestyle, perhaps with the addition of nutritional supplements.  Positive changes in the structure of the blood cells can be viewed over time, usually a period of 1-3 months, as improved nutrition and/or chelation therapy impacts the blood.

The value of Live Blood Analysis is not limilivebloodted to patients undergoing oral chelation therapy, but is a powerful tool for anyone interested in a nutritional approach to their health problems and symptoms.

The process of hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis, is related to free radical formation often brought on by heavy metal toxicity.  Through the analysis of an individual’s blood and by specifically looking at the quality of the red blood cells and intervening spaces, damage related to free radicals can easily be detected through the power of a high resolution microscope.  In addition, one can detect and evaluate the course of chelation therapy by searching for crystal formation as evidenced on the microscope slide.  The crystals actually refer to cholesterol formation and other lipids that are involved in the atherosclerotic plaque.  As such, what is found during the course of chelation therapy is an increase in crystal formations, related to the stripping away of the plaque from the wall of the arteries.  With further treatment and adherence to the Sunleite nutritional plan, these crystals can eventually be cleared away.

Although the diseases themselves cannot be actually seen under a microscope, live blood analysis allows altered “blood ecology” patterns to be observed.  These patterns allow disease imbalances to occur over time, and the idea is to modify and improve suboptimal patterns before serious trouble arises.

Dry Blood Microscopy

Dry blood microscopic test is one of the tools we use for screening and monitoring excessive drybloodproduction of ROTS (reactive oxygen toxic species or free radicals) in various health conditions.  The pathological dry blood test is used for monitoring metabolic dysfunctions and is very helpful in detecting and monitoring conditions such as allergies, viral conditions, arthritis, varied stages of stress, and degenerative conditions.


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Zinc Sufficiency Test

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Urine Analysis


pH measurement is analysis of the acidity or alkalinity of the body’s fluids, such as urine and blood.  It is most crucial to the health of the body to have a balanced pH (homeostasis).  If there is a shift in the pH, this can start the process of disease.  In addition to the pH values, the biochemical analysis is also used to determine the metabolic rate of the body.  If the pH is low or acidic, this is an indication of acidosis.  If the body is in a state of constant acidosis, such a state can lead to connective tissue degeneration and such conditions as lymph stasis, edema and adrenal glands exhaustion.  On the opposite end of this spectrum, if the body is too alkaline, microorganisms can multiply out of control and lead to conditions such as fungal overgrowth.
The biochemical urine analysis is a preventative assessment technique that is used to detect pH levels, sugar imbalance, specific gravity, bulirubin, leukocytes (bacteria), protein and metabolic rate.  It is a most important first step for the prevention and management of sub-clinical and chronic health challenges. For example, discovering a urinary tract infection prior to developing painful symptoms is a valuable prevention test.

 

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TESTS  - OUTSIDE LAB

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Hair tissue mineral analysis is a sophisticated laboratory technique used in Natural and Preventative Medicine for assessing mineral status in the human body.  By utilizing this general screening technique, information regarding nutritional minerals and toxic metals can be assessed with greater accuracy than by any other diagnostic method.

Sunleite Integrative Health Centre offers oral chelation therapy and uses hair testing as a valuable evaluative tool.

Hair analysis offers an accurate assessment of the concentration of minerals in the body – those that are toxic in any amount, those that are essential, and those that are needed in small amounts, but toxic in larger amounts.  By allowing early detection of toxic substances such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum, hair analysis makes it possible to identify and treat toxicity before and after overt symptoms appear, and by showing levels of minerals such as calcium, it makes it possible to identify and treat a range of nutritional deficiencies/excesses before and after health problems become serious.

Before the technique of hair analysis was developed, practitioners who were interested in the concentration of trace elements in the body had to rely on urine and serum sampling.  Unfortunately, these tests have been shown to be inaccurate as they simply do not reflect the concentration of minerals in the cells and organs, but instead show the level of circulating minerals.  The correlation between mineral concentrations in the internal organs of the body and concentrations in hair has been found to be much more reliable.  In fact, hair analysis has been found to be such an accurate measure of substance exposure that it is often used to detect drug use.

Hair analysis begins with the removal of a small amount of hair, usually from the nape of the neck.   Because harsh chemical treatment of the hair through colouring, bleaching, and permanent-waving can result in inaccuracies, a pubic hair specimen may be used instead.  The hair sample is chemically washed and stripped of all substances found on it.  A specific amount (by weight) of the resulting sample is then dissolved in a known volume of acid. Finally, using a method of chemical analysis called atomic absorption photo spectrometry, each mineral is isolated and measured on a parts-per-million (ppm) basis.

Hair analysis also provides a relatively permanent record of mineral concentrations, which can be analyzed by computer to determine the correlation between various elements in the hair.  Treatment of any identified problems, using chelation therapy and/or other programmes, can then be designed and implemented before the condition becomes irreversible.  Later, follow-up hair analysis can be compared with the initial results to learn the effectiveness of the treatment.

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Saliva & Stool Tests

Saliva and stool testing has proven to be a non-invasive accurate means of identifying a number of bio-chemical imbalances.  Working with a laboratory specializing in saliva and stool testing, a sample is collected and sent via courier for a number of tests.

Saliva

Adrenal Stress Panel – Cortisol and DHEAs

This test can measure your ability to cope with stress and identify the stage of adrenal stress you are experiencing, alarm, resistance or exhaustion, which can be responsible for many physical imbalances. 

Symptoms of elevated cortisol may include feeling tired but wired, difficulty sleeping and anxiety, and can lead to progesterone and testosterone imbalance. 

Symptoms of low cortisol which eventually occurs after long term exposure to stress may include fatigue, increased susceptibility to infections, decreased recovery from exercise, allergies, hypoglycemic, burned out feeling, depression and decreased sex drive.

 

Female Hormone Panel – Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, Cortisol, DHEAs

 

Male Hormonal Panel – Estradiol, Testerone, DHEAs, Cortisol

 

Parasitic & Gastro Intestinal

 

Gluten Intolerance

 

Stool

Parasitic Diseasessuch as amoeba, toxoplasma, h. pylori, roundworm, trichinella, tapeworm, guardia, cryptosporidium 

 

Infectious Diseases – such as fungal/yeast, bacterial pathogens, clostridium difficile

 

Gastro intestinal Functional Markers

  

 

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Blood Tests

Food Intolerance/Sensitivity –

With allergies, the immune system reacts by releasing cells called antibodies.  Foods that cause antibodies to be released are called allergens.  Two types of antibodies commonly produced in response to foods are IgG (immunoglobulin G) and IgE (immunoglobulin E).

 

IgE Reactions are rapid reactions that occur within minutes of consumption and can cause life-threatening allergies (e.g. peanut allergies)  Because they appear right after a food allergen is eaten, IGe allergies can often be detected by carefully observing reactions to foods.

IgG Reactions take hours or days to develop.  This makes it almost impossible to discover which foods are causing the problem without testing.  In an IgG reaction, the IgG antibodies attach themselves to the allergen and create an antibody-allergen complex.  These complexes are normally removed by special cells called macrophages.  However, if they are present in large numbers and the allergen is still being consumed, macrophages can’t keep up.  The allergen-antibody complexes accumulate and are deposited in body tissues.  Once in tissue, these complexes release inflammation causing chemicals that may contribute to disease.  Testing for IgG reaction is the easiest way to determine which foods are causing the problem as reactions are so slow to develop, it is virtually impossible to try and figure out reactions by observing diet.

 

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