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Live Cell Microscopy: Window to a Hidden World


Live cell or blood microscopy is a screening test to help determine the optimal diet and natural therapies for a given individual with chronic illness, especially of the immune system

Live cell or blood microscopy is a screening test to help determine the optimal diet and natural therapies for a given individual with chronic illness, especially of the immune system. Analysis of the blood by the microscope is as old as the practice of medicine itself.


Live cell microscopy was pioneered by scientists like Gaston Naessens, creator of the 714X alternative cancer treatment. Live cell microscopy offers people with candida or other infections a quick and reliable means of visualizing micro-organisms and their debris in live, whole blood. If candida, parasites or bacteria are seen in the blood, it is a certainty that the individual's bloodstream has been invaded. Conventional blood cultures (growing the bacteria outside the body) are not 100 percent accurate since many organisms resist being cultured in a laboratory. With those suffering from more severe immune-system abnormalities like colitis, Crohn's disease, asthmatic bronchitis, sinusitis and pneumonias, live cell microscopy can show the living organisms clearly, floating freely in the bloodstream.

Skeptics of live cell microscopy believe that the blood of most people is completely sterile and that viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites could not possibly exist in the bloodstream. They argue that if parasites, candida, fungi or bacteria were really present in the bloodstream, the patient would be lying horizontally in a hospital bed dying of septic shock.

This dogma has been disproven by a great deal of research done by scientists around the world, in Germany, Eastern Europe, New Zealand and countries where natural or drugless forms of treatment are available. The list of research papers describing the presence of viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic toxins in the blood of non-septicemic individuals is voluminous.
A growing number of pathologists and clinicians are recognizing the importance of using this kind of information in daily medical practice. The increasing incidence of autoimmune diseases associated with bacteria and parasites, including rheumatoid arthritis, and infectious diseases like AIDS, hepatitis, giardiasis and chronic fatigue syndrome, argues strongly against the idea that people have completely sterile blood.

How Can It Help Me?

The main advantage of blood microscopy is that many nutritional imbalances can be detected before standard chemical blood tests show any abnormalities. Health problems can then be prevented by early nutritional intervention.

How Does It Work?

Live cell blood analysis is different from regular blood analysis because it uses whole blood (as opposed to just parts of the blood), the blood is unstained and uses higher magnification. The blood which is viewed directly by the technician is alive, not dead as in conventional microscopic evaluation. The type of lens used is also different in that the technique of visualization (phase contrast, darkfield versus brightfield) allows the technician to see much more than could possibly be seen by the conventional microscope. Stain-obliterated particles will not show up on conventional dead cell microscopy.

The presence of bacteria, fungi or parasitic forms on a live cell test is not diagnostic of an infection with any of these organisms. The blood and immune system are exposed to these organisms on a daily basis from the intake of food, tap water and a polluted environment. When these organisms enter the bloodstream, they are inactivated by the immune system's army of white blood cells and antibodies. Technically, the mere presence of these organisms in the blood is not diagnostic of an infection. For a blood infection to be present, a great deal more has to be observed.

How Is It Done?

Live cell analysis involves the use of a microscope attached to a high-quality color video camera which is connected to a color monitor and video recorder. One drop of blood coming from a fingertip puncture can show valuable information about various health concerns which are then correlated with other physical and biochemical tests. This way of viewing blood through phase contrast or darkfield mi-croscopy re-veals some data about health and disease that are not possible through conventional mi-croscopy.

Live Cell Microscopy Reveals:

  • Free-radical damage and the need for antioxidant protection by vitamins, minerals and enzymes

  • Cell size and shape abnormalities typical of immune disorders of many different types

  • Bacteria

  • Parasites

  • Candida/yeast/fungi

  • Undigested protein and fat

  • Digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid deficiencies

  • Abnormalities associated with hormonal imbalances

  • Folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiency

  • Uric acid crystals and risk for gout

  • Poor circulation, oxygenation level and abnormal blood clotting


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