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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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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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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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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Dandelion Herb – Looking Beyond The Lawn

Dandelion is a Detoxifying Herb with many Beneficial Properties

Dandelion is not just a weed, but a healing herb. Learn more with Island Healthworks.

Dandelion Herb Offers Many Health Benefits Including Liver Support

Often discouraged or ignored as a weed, dandelion is an effective herb with many health applications. This native of Europe is widely established in North America, growing in a wide range of sunny locations. Deriving its name from the French dentes de lion, which translates to “teeth of the lion”, this plant is actually a miniature member of the sunflower family.

The plant has been widely recognized as a herbal medicine for its ability to support a healthy bloodstream, enhance gallbladder function and assist in liver detox.  The plant has widely been enjoyed as a vegetable, while herbalists have considered dandelion to be a highly beneficial herb with potent nutritional content. It is the minerals and natural chemical components in the plant which are thought to work together to assist in the health of a range of body systems relating to digestion and biochemical processing.

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Cancer Prevention, Physiology & Health Organ Systems – Island Healthworks May Cancer Series Part 3!

Cancer Prevention, Physiology and The Importance of Organ Health

Island Healthworks discusses organ function, physiology and cancer prevention

Cancer Prevention, Organ Function & Physiology are Closely Related

On the heels of Cancer Month, Island Healthworks is running a cancer prevention through cellular health month!

Numerous interconnected body systems are involved in keeping the body relatively cancer free as we go about our daily lives.

Dis-ease literally spelled out occurs when the body systems go out of balance for any reason and are no longer working in harmony. “Mind, body and spirit” interactions are interconnected through the endocrine system and nervous system. In order to have a better chance of resisting cancerous conditions, a multi-pronged health and lifestyle approach is in order to bolster your body’s resilience.

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Ginger for Circulation, Warmth & Digestion

Ginger is Used for Digestive Relief, Inflammation & Circulation

Ginger may relieve digestive upsets and promote better circulation - Island Healthworks

Ginger Root is a Warming Herb with Digestive & Circulation Supporting Properties.

Ginger is may be a well known culinary herb, but it is also a fairly potent and effective medicinal herb. Native to the Old World, with a long history of cultivation, this herb is known to providing a warming, stimulating effect.

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Blood Movement – A Closer Look At Circulation!

Proper Body Fluid Movement Maintains Organ Health

Island Healthworks Discusses Circulation

Support Organ Systems That Maintain Circulation

Circulation is vital to health and maintenance of body systems. To bolster circulation, there are several important considerations. Our previous article on joint health focused on the importance of physical exercise for  the entire body system. Exercise promotes strong blood flow, temperature regulation, oxygenation of cells, nutrient transport and waste elimination. Working out properly with balance and moderation is essential for preventing strain, by the same token.

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Health Nuggets: Immune System Support

How Can One Support the Immune System?

Learn more about immune function with Island Healthworks

The Immune System Draws on Many Sources to Fight Infection

Island Healthworks is again featuring an important article from our growing Health column archive collection!

Your immune system is programmed to respond efficiently with force against a wide range of intruders. However, the immune system is only as strong as the body and organ systems it forms a part of. Opportunistic pathogens exist within the body, while many other organisms enter the human body through chance encounters. The lymphatic system, blood cells and tissue barriers all form part of your resistance network that keep the body strong, responsive and less vulnerable to hostile organisms.

Proper lymphatic function ensures that waste is cleared away, while  blood cells are able to move quickly. In addition to nutrient supplying diets and reductions in stress through rest encouraging lifestyle habits,  judicious use of herbal supplements may prove helpful. IMM-C is used to support the body systems that promote immunity through nutrition, while HRP-C focuses on addressing detox and immune stimulation with possible benefits for herpes. Quality Control is an essential consideration when choosing herbal products.

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Daily Health Nugget – Immune System Enhancement

How Can One Support the Immune System?

Support the Immune System for Better Health

Immune Strength Depends on Multiple Body Systems

Your immune system is programmed to respond efficiently with force against a wide range of intruders. However, the immune system is only as strong as the body and organ systems it forms a part of. Opportunistic pathogens exist within the body, while many other organisms enter the human body through chance encounters. The lymphatic system, blood cells and tissue barriers all form part of your resistance network that keep the body strong, responsive and less vulnerable to hostile organisms. Proper lymphatic function ensures that waste is cleared away, while  blood cells are able to move quickly. In addition to nutrient supplying diets and reductions in stress through rest encouraging lifestyle habits,  judicious use of herbal supplements may prove helpful. IMM-C is used to support the body systems that promote immunity through nutrition, while HRP-C focuses on addressing detox and immune stimulation with possible benefits for herpes. Quality Control is an essential consideration when choosing herbal products.

Read More About IMM-C and HRP-C