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 Published under Creative Commons Licence ShareAlike 3.0 unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) )

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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Lung Health Tips for Living Right!

Respiratory illness is widespread, while a surprising range of chronic conditions affect the lungs


Lung Health is tied to a surprising range of environmental, pathogenic and physiological factors. Mikael Häggström photo – public use

The lungs are among the organs most intimately connected to your daily experience. Just as you can experience vision or feel touch on your skin, the sensations and actions associated with breathing stand out to human beings.

That said, it is surprising how little attention many people actually pay to the health of their lungs. This season, people are becoming more aware of the importance of maintaining the functionality of these organs that form the link between the atmosphere and your inner organ function and oxygen absorption.

The lungs are affected by the quality of the air you breath, the strength of the circulatory system, and by the absence or presence of bacteria and other contaminants in the air, and in the lungs themselves. Least known is how significantly the lungs may be affected by structural health within the body. Anyone with a rib injury or apparent misalignment knows how painful it can be to get a breath.

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Lyme Disease a Topic of Increasing Medical Concern in North America


Sifting out Concrete Facts from Conjecture is Essential

Learn the facts about Lyme Disease & take steps to protect yourself

Learn the facts about Lyme Disease & take steps to protect yourself

Lyme Disease is a growing subject of concern in both mainstream and natural healthcare as an established and potentially serious form of Zoonosis (disease transmitted from animals to human beings).  Among the controversies generated by overdiagnoses and potential misunderstandings of the disorder, it is essential to sort out reliable facts among ambiguous or conflicting sources of information. A clear understanding and recognition of the limitations in current knowledge regarding the disorder is essential. Rapidly rising rates of Lyme infection  may be related to increased human contact with natural areas without due precautions, animal transport of ticks and climate change. In the past year, over 30,000 new cases of Lyme disease were transmitted in the US alone.

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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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Kidney Health Part 1: Learn About Your Filters & Regulators

Just what do the Kidneys Do, and How Can you Take Care of them?

Concerened About Kidney Health? Learn natural approaches with Island Healthworks

The Kidneys Filter Your Body Fluids & Regulate Biochemical Parameters

The Kidneys are vital organs that maintain a number of body system parameters as regulators of chemical and physiological conditions in the organs, tissues and bloodstream. Your kidneys maintain urinary system functions and also provide homeostatic regulation which affects electrolytes, acid/alkaline balance, and blood pressure.

These functions are controlled by salt and water balance regulation. The Kidneys filter blood and remove waste before producing urine and reabsorbing water, glucose and amino acids. Kidneys also produce amino acids needed by other body systems.

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L-arginine – The Cardiovascular Amino Acid

Improve Cardiovascular Health & Endurance with L-Arginine

Island Healtthworks discusses L-arginine amino acid & potential benefits

L-arginine is an amino acid compound that may support cardiovascular health!

Amino Acids are core building blocks in all living organisms. Comprised of complex organic chemicals, these protein forming compounds may trigger a range of beneficial effects when used therapeutically  as dietary supplements. L-Arginine is an amino acid that has been widely investigated and recommended by health researchers conducting multiple clinical studies. Highlighted in a 1998 Nobel Prize winning study, L-Arginine is best known for its ability to convert into nitric oxide. This chemical compound relaxes blood vessels and improves flow to vital organs. This may reduce stress on the heart.

According to the National Institute of Health, L-Arginine is often used for a variety of circulation, coronary artery and heart health related considerations. The amino acid is thought to have potential in the area of athletic performance enhancement, immune system support, blood flow and kidney health. L-Arginine contains a complex set of chemicals that support nourishment of tissues and organ systems through protein formulation. This building block is highly prevalent in healthy sources of meat, fish and vegetables. L-Arginine is becoming increasingly popular as a supplement due to its potential for supporting cardiovascular health.

Those experiencing challenges with circulation or bloodstream health may want to try L-Arginine through supplementation and appropriate dieting. In addition, L-Arginine may also be used by those seeking natural performance enhancement, circulation support and energy during exercise. Human growth hormone stimulation and muscle building are additional areas of research interest regarding L-arginine. Our upcoming article on how to make working out work better for you will feature the importance of L-Arginine in addition to balanced exercise practices. Island Healthworks recommends the use of Quality Controlled dietary supplements.

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