Live Blood Cell Analysis at Island Healthworks

What is your Blood Really Telling you?

Oxygen Carrying Red Blood Cells are visible in Live Blood Cell Analysis

Red Blood Cells Distribute Oxygen throughout the Body, Maintaining Tissue Health. Image Source: Health Innovations.org. Published under Creative Commons Licence ShareAlike 3.0 unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en )

A healthy blood stream makes for a healthy body. Our blood nourishes our cells, all tissues, organs and glands. Clearly, just having enough blood is not enough. It must be in great shape if you want to be healthy! Live Blood Cell Analysis at Island Healthworks gives us a window into the person’s nutritional needs, helping us to design a program and healthy lifestyle plan. A live blood sample gives valuable insight into the attributes of the blood terrain.

In the Live Blood Cell Analysis process, we use our state of the art microscopy equipment to conduct both a wet and dry blood cell analysis. To obtain the samples, we simply take a pinprick blood sample from your finger and place the drop of blood on a slide, and then place 8 separate drops on another slide to dry. Using a specially designed compound microscope, we magnify and project the image of the wet blood sample and the dry blood sample onto a computer screen, where we view the specific characteristics of the sample.

With the bloodstream underpinning every function of our body, a microscopy examined sample of the blood itself offers an invaluable look at our current lifestyle and nutritional needs. The health of your blood is central to the health of your cardiovascular system, but also relates directly to all other aspects of your health. When anomalies are noticed in a live blood sample, the observations give us relevant information to build a nutritional program tailored to the needs reflected in the blood terrain. The findings help to support improved health and lifestyle decision making.
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Nutrition & Detox Supports Balanced Biochemistry

Biochemistry Determines Cellular Health. Learn more about Nutrition & Detox with Island Healthworks!

Island Healthworks features biochemical roots of health at cellular, tissue & organ levels. Learn the basics of nutrition & detoxification.
Proper organ function starts at the cellular level. Macronutrients & micronutrients from a healthy diet must be available to each cell.

What does biochemistry mean for wellness?

Biochemistry is a big part of integrative health care! Our bodies are made up of water, minerals and many organic compounds that form our cells, tisues and organs while controlling the function of our body systems. Keeping our body’s chemistry in balance by limiting exposure to toxins and ensuring nutrient availability and absorption is essential. This is also achievable to a greater degree than we might expect.

The biochemistry of the human body is based upon the activity of countless chemicals including amino acids, proteins, catalyzing agents such as enzymes, sugars, ketones, major nutrient minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Core biochemical processes in the human body affect all of our organ systems and body fluids, affecting everything from skin health, energy levels and blood sugar levels to cardiovascular health and brain function. An imbalance in any nutrient level or a toxic exposure can cause a chain reaction that affects multiple body systems.

Integrative health care looks closely at biochemical imbalances, interruptions in metabolic processes, deficiencies, and toxicity in the human body in the interests of improving our health. Understanding several essential factors at even a layman’s level offers us a significant advantage in making proactive health care choices. Island Healthworks now features 6 key principles of environmental and dietary health and wellness in light of nutrition, detox and biochemical function.

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Pollen, Hay Fever & Natural Histamine Control

High Pollen Counts Trigger Inflammation in Sensitive Individuals

Island Healthworks Discusses pollen Allergies, Causes & Mitigation - Grasses are a common trigger

Grasses and other Elements of Nature Are Common Allergens due to Pollen Release

Nature is essential for human health, yet pollen allergies present a growing challenge. In this spring feature article, Island Healthworks profiles the science behind pollen reactions in this feature article, implications of pollen reactions for general health. You can then discover our tips for addressing these factors in your life!

While your body is fortunately programmed to defend itself against foreign invaders, oversensitization of the immune system leads to a wide range of harmful impacts when ordinary matter is targeted. The results include significant levels of inflammation throughout the body tissues and organ systems.

The causes of allergies remain the subject of important further research, there is evidence that toxicity and excessive immune system reactivity through antibody formation play a key role in allergic processes. Addressing allergies can take three different paths. First of all, addressing potential allergic root causes is important, whether the root of an allergic response is linked to an overly sensitive immune system due to antibody interactions, or due to sensitization and increased body toxicity levels that impair immunity.

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Allergies & Year Round Colds & Flus Demystified

Allergy Season Symptoms & Year Round Cold and Flu Occurrences Relate to Immunity

Learn about allergies, colds and flus with Island Healthworks

Pollen triggers allergies when your body overreacts

Natural resistance to allergies, colds and flus alike all depend on the condition of our immune system. Immune system health involves a combination of body systems that must function together to defend the body, and avoid overreacting to environmental elements.

In the spring, airborne allergens are hard to avoid, and the allergic load from these natural allergens may be worsened by unnatural levels of toxins in our environment. Varnishes, paints and even packaging materials may contribute to toxicity and allergic burdens in our home and office environment. There are many other factors to consider. Pet allergies may be mitigated by avoiding particularly allergenic species, and by avoidance of overly close contact. However, at Island Healthworks we have seen pet allergies disappear through simple lifestyle changes and the right nutritional supplementation.

If there are innate, unavoidable sources of allergens in our environment, such as pollen, we can take steps to compensate for your immune system overreaction. Even in an allergen free environment, a lack of symptoms from allergies should not mean one should be satisfied with one’s current health. The seasonal appearance of allergies may indicate chronic health impairments that manifest themselves as allergies. Continue reading

Liver Health: What Does the Liver do & How Can we Protect It?

The Liver: Your Largest Internal Organ Controls Metabolism, Detox & Synthesis

The Liver is more than a detox organ. Learn about the blood sugar, digestive and amino acid functions of this organ.

The Liver Controls a Wide Range of Vital Body Functions. Diagram by Jiju Kurian Punnoose October 12, 2007

The liver is both a hardworking organ and a vulnerable body system component. Located just below the diaphragm in the abdominal cavity, the liver is composed of two specialized cell types.

Often viewed purely as a detox organ, the largest solid organ in the body after the skin has nearly 500 roles in the body! Linked to the heart, gastrointestinal tract, spleen and pancreas by major blood vessels, the liver contains specialized lobules.

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Inflammation: The Underlying Cause of Most Illness

Chronic Inflammation Often Remains Undetected, but Has Serious Implications

Inflammation is a serious underlying cause of illness

As the Sun benefits human health, so does inflammation as an essential body process, but excess is dangerous.

If you look at any disease, health concern or medical condition, you are likely to find inflammation at the root as an underlying cause.

According to some of the most interesting and progressive health writings by medical doctors, inflammation in of itself is actually a good thing in many cases. However, too much of a good thing is sure recipe for problems down the road, and excessive inflammation drives serious illnesses and even apparently terminal conditions.

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The Acid & Alkaline Balance in Your Body

Learn About Acid & Alkaline Body Conditions with Island Healthworks!

A healthy diet helps reduce excess acid forming chemicals in the body

Increased Vegetable Intake Helps Maintain Alkalinity in the Body

 

A vast range of chemical compounds can be measured in terms of their relative acidity or alkalinity. Acidity and alkalinity are measured on the PH (percent hydrogen) scale. The higher the concentration of hydrogen ions, the more acidic a given compound becomes. A PH of seven is neutral, while lower numbers are acid and higher numbers are alkaline.

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Butcher’s Broom – The Circulation Herb

Butcher's Broom supports circulation and provies minerals and flavenoids - Island Healthworks

Butchers’s Broom is traditionally used for circulation and provides valuable nutrients. Leonora Enkling Photo.

Circulation is essential to human health. The transportation of nutrients throughout the body and removal of toxins from body tissues depends on effective movement the bloodstream. Circulation requires healthy blood vessels including arteries and capillaries, while the composition of the blood and overall organ health is important in maintaining healthy circulation. In addition to a healthy diet and adequate exercise, certain herbs may prove useful in assisting you in your goal of optimizing circulation.

Butchers broomHas been traditionally used for circulation due to its ability to strengthen the physical components of the circulatory system the herb may reduce inflammation which is known impair circulation. In addition to the beneficial minerals contained in this herb such as Zinc and Iron. Butcher’s Broom also contains powerful plant-based chemicals known as flavonoids which may actually strengthen capillaries and bolster other elements of the circulatory system.

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Liver Health: What Does the Liver do & How Can we Protect It?

The Liver: Your Largest Internal Organ Controls Metabolism, Detox & Synthesis

The Liver is more than a detox organ. Learn about the blood sugar, digestive and amino acid functions of this organ.

The Liver Controls a Wide Range of Vital Body Functions.

The liver is both a hardworking organ and a vulnerable body system component. Located just below the diaphragm in the abdominal cavity, the liver is composed of two specialized cell types.

Often viewed purely as a detox organ, the largest solid organ in the body after the skin has nearly 500 roles in the body! Linked to the heart, gastrointestinal tract, spleen and pancreas by major blood vessels, the liver contains specialized lobules.

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Cholesterol Issues: A Closer Look with Island Healthworks

Cholesterol Management Involves Lesser Known Root Causes

Cholesterol buildup is related to Endothelial cell health & Inflammation - Island Healthworks

Arterial Cellular Health Limits Cholesterol Buildup

Cholesterol control is a major subject in popular health conversation, but it is often misunderstood as a subject. Cholesterol comes in both healthy and harmful forms known as High-density lipoprotein (HDL) and Low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Cholesterol is distributed throughout the body and as a natural body component, it has important natural functions in the different organ systems. Cholesterol is both produced by the body and also sourced from food. Cholesterol management is not only a matter of regulating the diet but managing the physiological and biochemical processes that affect cholesterol regulation and its influences throughout the body. Continue reading