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Nutritional Microscopy

By Dwayne Murphy

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The blood plays a central role in the overall health of every person. Nutritional Microscopy (a.k.a, Live Blood Cell Demonstration) is a unique method of assessing nutritional deficiencies. This technique uses a high powered microscope to review a single living drop of blood (taken from the fingertip). A special camera is fitted to the microscope and the living blood is projected onto a video monitor. It is magnified up to 1400 times and can reveal conditions that reflect nutritional status.

Distortions of red blood cells may reveal low levels of iron, vitamin B 12 and folic acid. Incomplete digestion of proteins and fats, liver stress, undesirable bacteria and fungal forms as well as hormonal imbalances may also be revealed. The microscopist is trained to identify these signs and how they relate to a person's nutritional health.

Positive changes in the structure of blood cells can be viewed over time usually a period of weeks or months as improved nutrition impacts the blood. After assessing the blood, recommendations with respect to diet and lifestyle are made that can enhance a person's overall health. Being able to see what's happening at cell level helps take the guesswork out of nutritional imbalances and deficiencies.

Nutritional Microscopy is a complementary adjunctive therapy, the microscopist must be a health practitioner in a related discipline. Courses are offered throughout North America. The training involves classroom instruction on capillary phlebotomy techniques, microscopy, hematology, nutritional protocols and practicums.

Questions to ask when seeking a practicing Nutritional Microscopist.

What are their credentials?
Do they carry Malpractice Insurance?
Do they have formal Education in Nutrition or a related field?
Are they accountable to governing board or association?
What are the fees for consultations and assessments?

Dwayne Murphy is a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP,) and Certified Nutritional Microscopist with a BASc in Holistic Nutrition and teaches Natural Nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, CSNN in Halifax . He is available for consultations and may be reached at Dynamic Nutrition Concepts phone434-9831 or 1 866 434-9831 toll free, email:dwaynemurphy@ ns.sympatico.ca.

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