Hey loves. Following on from my recent blog posts about my changing eating habits and investigations to see just how good I can feel, by eating like an angel of virtue…I bring you the fascinating inner world of our veins, and analysis of my blood!
As you know, all this change has been quite intuitive. I’m a vegan right?! I don’t need to get healthier. WRONG. Vegans can be unhealthy too. I wasn’t chomping on ‘bad’ stuff, but I wasn’t maximising the good stuff either. I noticed I wasn’t having as much energy as normal and I was feeling blergh, far too often for my liking. So I set about changing it.
I am working on a comprehensive guide, for you to follow. But it seems to be taking some time so I wanted you to know I’m toiling hard to get you the research. It is empowering, let me tell you! So, I thought I’d tell you about the first thing I looked into on my current path. LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS.
I think the fact that the human body needs to be in balance for health and well being, is not really refuted any longer. Homeostasis is required for us to be healthy. Acidity causes ill health. I had been suffering from a ‘hot’ feeling in my stomach. I guessed it was due to acidity. I was also feeling feverish. I think largely due to stress (a lot of travelling and also concern around my ‘life’s purpose’ (a biggie, I know). I also had to admit my diet was lacking in fresh and green vegetables and my craving for sweet foods was getting out of balance. When I embarked on this, self guided quest, I wanted to see if I could track my progress. To see if science could back up my intuitive theories.
I met Ruth Daber at a recent food fair, when my science-curious mind was drawn to her testing area, filled with glass slides and a powerful microscope. Ruth’s testing service is a result of many years of study with a well know American practitioner. Dr O.Young, who wrote The PH Miracle. Debate still rages whether his theories are ‘correct’. But it seemed obvious to me that blood should be observed whilst still living. When GP’s take blood samples the cells arrive at the labs devoid of life. Also, if doctors already knew all the answers then we’d all be healthy! New research should be evaluated and considered.
Ruth’s practice is a located on the South Coast of England. Nestled between the South Downs and the sea. When I arrived, I was given a run down to the theory of live blood testing, and then samples of my blood were taken from a small needle prick on my finger.
I admit to getting quite emotional when I saw on her PC, for the first time, my red blood cells slowly milling and floating around. Almost proud. Ruth spent sometime moving the microsope over the area of blood to get a good analysis of what she could see going on. The picture above shows the cells healthy, residing freely in their own space. Full and round. Gold star me! That wasn’t the only story though.
Some of the cells were sticking together and appearing ‘sunk’ or white in the centre. Ruth asked if I suffered from cold hands and feet. Indeed, I did! The white centre showed weakened cells.
Other irregular cells showed evidence of acid crystals, thought to be the cause of acids derived from sugars (I’d eaten way too much of my cake creations the night before).
Part of the testing is also a test of the blood that is taken and dotting onto a glass slide. The rings of blood in the dot are then evaluated against a chart of the human body, rather like Davinci’s Canon of Proportions drawing.
Dr Robert O.Young’s theory is that the dotting highlights possible problems, relating to recent, medium term and long term, issues the body may experience. It seems a bit woo woo (to me), but then again, listen to a physist for more than a minute and the whole Universe is a whorling mysterious ball of woo woo! Ruth asked if I had any problem in the past with lymphatics, allergies and hormones. That rocked me because the best I’d ever felt was when i was using my rebounder every day (proving to stimulate lymphatics), I’d stopped using it in the last year, and that is when I noticed my energy levels dipping. I have also had problems with menstruation so that made sense too. The research I am soon to share with you about hormones and adrenals has, amazingly, led to understand why my body was craving leafy greens and thirsting for juice (among other things). Also, cooking gluten free in the last two or so years, has qualified my notion that I am sensitive to gluten.
The conventional medical profession do like to refute anything ‘new’ and call it unsubstantiated, until it is proven and they relent. I can recall when reflexoloy was deemed voodoo and ineffective by doctors and now it is part of the UK NHS system. What I go on is personal evldence base. I’d started eating more raw foods, green salads and increasing my vegetable intake a few weeks before the live blood test. Since introducing juicing, twice daily, my skin is glowing more than ever and, apart from a couple of days when I had a very sad event in my life, my stomach has been rested, with no symptoms of poor digestion or acidity.
I’m continuing on the MORE RAW, HIGH GREENS, diet.
Ruth gave me information sheets to take home regarding diet. No real shocks there…pile up on leafy greens..eat vegan..lots of supergreens (wheatgrass) ect, sprouting, brassicas and avocados. LOVE all of those.
Foods that are highly acidic include;
- processed foods
- peanuts (nooo!)
- coffee & tea,
- and fermented products (noooo!). I have not cut out the fermented products (I’m busy brewing up Kefir and Kombucha) and I ocassionally eat peanuts. I was shocked to see algae as being highly acidic when so many claims are made to its health giving properties (cleaning body of metals). As with everything, it is about finding what is best for YOU.
Here is a very simplified chart from www.livingpaleo.com.
More indepth charts and lots of information is available if you have a search on Google.
There is a program that helps to guide you through the acid detox. 4 steps – Starting with the transition reducing, and substuting acidic foods with mildy acidic foods and increasing your alkaline foods to 70=80% of your diet. The last step is maintenance. I’m currently somewhere inbetween ‘cleanse’ and ‘strictly alkaline’. As with all detox diets one can experience a healing ‘reaction’, where toxins are leaving the body and it is coming to balance. I’m feeling mildly tired now and again, occasionally fuzzy headed (but that was something I experienced before and a strange wiggly rash from my chin down my neck). I’ will update you on these as I go.
I’m excited to bring you the next chapter in my health optimisation. SOON. I have LOTS to share with you, so you can take control of your health too.
Overall, Ruth said I was doing ok but I suggested I alkalise my diet more to support my health. I’m all for stepping up my levels of health as the years pass rather than the ‘old school’ way of giving up and loosing their vitality because of an idea of aging. Balls to that!
Have you had a LIVE BLOOD ANALYSIS? What was your experience? If you can add any insights from you own experience please do share with us. The comments are much appreciated by the readers.
Ruth Daber is full of interesting information and gives you loads of time and explains everything. She even whipped up a raw avocado soup for me to enjoy before I left. I can’t guarantee she’ll supply soup everytime but she can be contacted www.live-blood-europe.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org