Live Blood Analysis ~ Nutritional Microscopy in Vancouver, BC - an alternative to symptom guessing

See Yourself Up Close and Know What is Going On With Your Health Without Guessing

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  • looking at which supplements you already own are just taking up shelf space
  • being able to weed out useful information amongst the mountains of advice and advertising out there - health coaching that is just right for you
  • knowing which of your health conundrums are due to shock, conflict, emotional challenges or trauma
  • being healthy enough that you will not be effected by everyone else's bugs and sniffles









I'm glad you landed at this website and are looking for health improvements and solutions - you know from past experience that there is more to being healthy than just getting a prescription filled.
At this website I walk a fine line between giving you quality information so that you can have insights and make informed decisions in your quest for health and selling you on the benefits of a proper blood quality analysis with nutritional advice (without any supplement sales pressures) so that you no longer have to guess - the hit and miss approach.
Live Blood Analysis / nutritional health coaching is an invaluable, individualized tool to getting to the bottom of the challenges that stand in your way of acquiring awesome health.
Blood Analysis allows you to SEE yourself - in complete detail - from a wholistic point of view. This allows you to dramatically support your health and to understand your alternatives and priorities and why.

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You may also want to read the article: One Drop of Blood

A quick, small, sterile finger prick with a lancet (like a diabetic's) provides a small drop which is placed on two slides. This is magnified 9000 times (via camera and video screen) for live and dry (OST) analysis. Together these two slides give enough information to make a very comprehensive picture of YOU.

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The initial session takes between about 3 hours depending on your health challenges and knowledge - $150
Follow up sessions are quicker - $75
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Many common degenerative illnesses and challenges such as diabetes, thyroiditis, gout, unhappy liver or rashes, for example, can be directly linked to what we eat, drink, emotional shocks and lifestyle. (Our emotions, past shocks and conflicts can sometimes be a serious, specific factor all bundled up with other, more physical, type reasons and imbalances - or maybe it is something as simple as what is lacking in your food choices.
Tiredness, fatigue, obesity, continuous colds, just as examples, occur for reasons that are not always obvious - missing nutrients, e-smog, geopathic stresses frm the earth and man-made, pharmaceutical toxic residues, unknown chemicals from our environment, known allergies, focal infections, hormone imbalances, toxins, unexpected emotional shocks, unresolved conflicts, unwanted heavy metals and occassionally toxins and mal-absorption and mal-nutrition.
Sometimes, when a few key health issues are addressed, your "inner physician" will take care of the rest, naturally, on your quest for health.

Take a look and see:
what your red blood cells might look like 
what your white cells might be doing
what else is moving

Microscope LensesYou may wish to come for one Live Blood Analysis session OR you may wish to follow the steps detailed below for continued health coaching - individualized for each client and may include sessions of Ozone/Oxygen to support effective detox or - EFT - Emotional Freedon Techniques so that very specific issues - related to what needs healing priority - is minimized in severity or comoletely cleared up - where appropriate.

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Merrie Bakker - Live Blood Analyst - Health Educator - Author - Teacher - Speaker - Editor - Hands-on-Healer - Reflexologist - Dowser - Reiki Master - Nutritional Coach - a life-long student of wholistic medicine and preventative health who believes with a passion that cellular disorganization can be prevented or reversed by ortho-molecular medicine, emotional healing work, environmental detoxification (many areas of concern) and nutritional and lifestyle rebalancing (many possibilities). Combined with vigilance, monitoring and team work, clients are encouraged to detox, rebuild, renourish, resolve and re-educate.

Her personal health journey has been evolving for the past 17 years, starting with live blood analysis, nutritional coaching and microscopy studies as a result of her own health challenges that were not resolved by standard Western medical care. When her late husband saw her intense enthusiasm for these new options and interesting doors that were opening, he bought her a unique, top-of-the-line microscope for live blood analysis. She has practiced microscopy ever since - darkfield, live and peripheral blood analysis.

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Recent Health/Healing Articles by Merrie Bakker:

Why We MUST Have COMPLETE Proteins to Stay Alive and Healthy
A protein is a very, very long and complex chain of a collection of very many smaller amino acids - smaller, complex molecules, that, combined with nitrogen, other elements and comprise the building blocks of the varied types of proteins we MUST have - building blocks of hormones and enzymes.
Our bodies are about 20-percent protein by weight and about 60-percent by water. Most of the rest of our body is composed of minerals such as calcium (esp. in your bones).
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Supporting your Pancreas - Blood Sugar - Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
If you’ve had your live blood analysis done, you would have looked at many aspects of your blood - red cells, white cells, and all sorts of interesting shapes in between doing the backstroke. You may have addressed a blood sugar imbalance - you would have seen a strangely shaped item - a very subtle shape (like lumpy angel-wings - an oligio-saccharide around a minute nasty protein speck - much smaller than a platelet and a white roundish shape nearby. This grouping of elements is called a pteroharpen. Such a unique name for a nasty little item!
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3 Alternative Cancer Therapies - that can be used simultaneously: Mistletoe, Ozone & Essiac
MISTLETOE (Viscum album) ~ Anthroposophical medicine is a complex system - an art and a science of healing that includes the integration of the spiritual and the physical. It was founded by Rudolf Steiner in the early 20th century.
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B12, it's Many Masks, Correct Supplements and Tests and Self-Help Details
I see so much vitamin B12 lacking - deficiency in almost everyone I see for Live Blood Analysis - not all for the same reasons. As more and more (young) people switch to eating vegetarian and vegan - for whatever reasons - environmental, spiritual or financial - and often doing it on the advice of advertorials in dastardly "health" magazines that are covertly plugging products such as unfermented soy and spirulina and such, more and more deficinecy mounts up.... I shudder.
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A Great Head of Hair - to Have or Not to Have...
There are so many suggestions as to what will help to bring about a good head of hair that one wonders why the advice is so divergent. Why can’t there be a simple eat this and do that kind of advice!
If you consider that one square inch of your scalp skin contains 65 hairs, 100 sebaceous glands, 650 sweat glands, 78 heat sensors, 13 cold sensors, 1300 nerve endings, 9500 cells, 19 yards of blood vessels and lymph capillaries and 78 yards of nerves, then it does make sense that there is a multitude of possibilities for lack of hair and suggestions that flow from that.
Here are the most logical ones:
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Hormone Replacement Therapy - Suggestions for pre-HRT or NO HRT
Hormone Replacement Therapy is based on the premise that your body is incapable of producing the RIGHT amount of hormones as we age at the right time. Hormone production alters as we pass through life’s stages and adjusts along with us. Hormone PROBLEMS are a function of how healthy or imbalanced we are with this - severe stress, PTSD, etc are examples. All these HornyMones work together!
Any kind of hormone replacement - whether of the old-fashioned variety, or bio-identical - causes our body to slowdown with the making of our own on our own. This includes the hormones such as estradial and progesterone, but also the hormones of melatonin, DHEA and HGH, etc.
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6 Healthy Smart Mindful Ways to make Your Weight Loss Easier
This index that we keep hearing about was initially designed for people with Hypoglycemia and Diabetes. This simple-to-understand index is a guide to show how far and fast a carbohydrate triggers a rise in blood sugar - the higher the number, the faster and higher the blood sugar response is. The higher the blood sugar rises, the faster and more insulin is triggered as a response to re-create balance!
Foods with a high Glycemic Index number enter the bloodstream rapidly after you eat them and spike your blood sugar which causes a burst of insulin and voila – fats for the tissue to be stored.
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Just a few Benefits of Oxygen/Ozone Therapy for EVERYONE and Diabetes and AIDS/HIV
Ozone /Oxygen therapy is an unusually wonderful, graceful, un-intrusive detoxification method.
 This is the therapy with the gentle escape route for your toxins! Unlike Infrared Sauna, it is beneficial in many ways (AND even, if you still have your mercury/silver fillings).
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Radiation Emergency Dietary Backup
This article is a nutritional heads-up as nuclear fallout from Japan is coming our way. TEPCO finally has admitted Fukushima suffered a nuclear meltdown on day one of the catastrophe at reactor one! And it wasn't just one meltdown - there were several. How to stay health now that we know nuclear contamination will probably affect us in north America, too. Of the six reactors in Japan that have constantly been in the news, three or four are now almost under control. But some of the fuel rods have melted down to a blob and at best a mini-Chernobyl is in progress. Mitigating and en-tombing the damage is now beginning but the falsely reported fallout into water, earth and air cannot be reversed.
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Oil Pulling
As there is no industry or lucrative sales connected to "oil pulling" and as I cannot see anybody making big dollars from this simple health remedy, apart from sounding sensible and simple, I decided to try it. The theory is that our body expels toxins through the surface of our tongue (think of all the diagnoses in TCM that the tongue provides), which is most noticeable in the mornings after waking. Oil pulling is part of ancient Ayurvedic medicine and is known as Kavala Graham. The tongue seems easily coated with a white film (and in the case of some illnesses with a yellow coat), which can also be accompanied by a bitter taste and bad breath. This theory was not difficult to verify.
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Eating According to the Glycemic Index
The index was initially designed for people with Hypoglycemia and Diabetes. This simple-to-understand index is a measuring system to show how fast a carbohydrate triggers a rise in blood sugar - the higher the number, the faster and higher the blood sugar response is. The higher the blood sugar rises, the faster and more insulin is triggered as a response!
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Castor Oil Packs
"The Palma Christi" have been used therapeutically in ancient India, China, Persia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, Rome, the Americas and 17th century Europe. Castor oil applied externally in the form of "packs" is again very popular with natural health practitioners. 
In the Edgar Cayce Readings castor oil packs are often mentioned and people were instructed to use them to improve detoxification, elimination, circulation and stimulation of the lymph system.
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Molybdenum, Lithium and Manganese - Mining for Good Mental Health and Feeling Better
Mining for Excellent Mental Health - eating your MOLYBDENUM, LITHIUM, MANGANESE - and a grocery shopping list at the end of this article.
Without minerals - all the major ones AND all the minor ones - we do not have good health - we do not have the ability to create the reactions, co-factors, precursors to hormones and catalysts for the thousands upon thousands of intricate, wondrous and complicated chemical transactions that comprise our body's functioning.
Molybdenum, manganese and lithium are three often neglected trace minerals. They are crucial and essential.
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Ug99 Spreads - Scientists Scurrying to Secure new Safe Strains
Fungus Ug99 has the potential to distort our future food prices and even lead to the rationing of many types of grains…. It sounds as if wheat has caught the flu! A worst case scenario has it that 80% of the world’s wheat crops could be wiped out as this ‘stem rust’ fungus spreads beyond Eastern Africa (Uganda and Kenya is where it started). Experts say it is now poised to spread past Iran and to enter the breadbasket of northern India and Pakistan, and the wind will inevitably carry it to all areas of the Northern Hemisphere.
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non-pharmaceutical PainKillers - from subtle to strong
* the homeopathic Arnica - from your homeopath, naturopath or health supplement store
Traumeel cream (by –Heel Corp.) - at natural apothecaries or better health stores
* birch and clove essential oils - from an aroma therapist, quality aromatherapy store or quality health supplement store
* 2 teaspoons of cod liver oil / 2 or 3X per day (I’m a wimp and add a bit of orange liqueur for taste) - from quality health supplement stores – and works well when combined with this next item here below
* Proteolytic or Protease enzymes – enzymes that are designed to ONLY work with the digestion of proteins – and/or bromelain...
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There are many profound and fascinating theories at the heart of anthroposophy. Anthroposophical medicine is a complex system - an art and a science of living and healing - that includes the integration of spiritual, emotional and physical components. It was founded again in the present day by the anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner (an Austrian Swiss physician, metaphysical pioneer and healer (1861-1925)) in the early 20th century.
An anthroposophical physician diagnoses the patient with the awareness that what is accessible by the five senses is limited and does not fully describe the depths of the causes or nature of the disease of the patient, as this MUST include the spirit and psyche.
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DMSO 'a Little dab Will Do Ya'
DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) is derived from lignin, a binding substance of trees. The Crown Zellerbach Corporation, a mammoth lumber company, holds the patents on DMSO for use as an industrial solvent AND as a liniment for treating pain in horses. Crown Zellerbach licenses DMSO exclusively to Research Industries for marketing as a drug - called Rimso-50. Topically applied, DMSO has the unusual ability to act as a "chemical hypodermic needle", which is to say that it is rapidly absorbed through the skin and can take with it other substances that ordinarily would not cross the skin's barrier. DMSO is often used by alternative therapists to enhance the outcomes of other substances and therapies. (A health professional always needs to be consulted - no self-doctering here!)
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When you are diagnosed with cancer, you would have a plethora of questions concerning every aspect of your condition. Why me when I have been so careful all my life? How come others with toxic lifestyles can get away with a clean slate? Why didn't I know sooner? Now what should I do - who should I trust? Why is there so much contradiction - orthodox and alternative folks alike? Which cures, therapies, options should I choose or do I even get to choose, do I have the right to choose? Which doctors are telling me I don't have time to think and what is their motive? Does leaving thorough research to family members make me feel secure? etc...
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A Tribute to Dr. Virginia C. Livingston
Looking Back at How She Saw the Future
THEN: “We are at the same point today (1987) as we were when bone marrow transplants were unheard of or scoffed at, 20 years ago. Now our lack of credibility in our work centres around immunotherapy, autogenus vaccines and the understanding of hCG (also known as the pregnancy hormone and officially known as the human chorionic gonadotropin) molecule. We seem to be at that same point today.”
“I received a lot of grants from the American Cancer Society, the Reader’s Digest, and so on. In the early years, when I first started, people were not aware of what I was up to. I had a laboratory in Newark and things went along really well."
“Then I won an award of $750,000. People were sent out to look at the cancer clinics and the different laboratories doing research. They awarded me $750,000 each and I was in seventh heaven. And I thought: now we can really get going! I also had the unpleasant job of looking after all the dying cancer patients there, who were on chemotherapy. I wasn’t allowed to prescribe anything, I just watched them as they died. I could just try to keep them comfortable."
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Simple, Effective, Band-aid Remedies for Geopathic Stress Faults
We hear a lot about excessive unhealthy EMF's, geo-pathic stresses, radiation from the earth and on planes, etc. These terms and their sources are often interchanged in articles and conversations regarding the unseen deleterious forces affecting our health: "radiation" from smart meters, cell phones, microwave towers, a neighbour's satellite dish, even our kitchen appliances, etc, as well as solar flares, the shifting magnetic North, geo-pathic stress faults below us, underground water pathways and disrupted energy lines from grids such as the Hartman grid.
Head spinning yet?
Let's divide them between those emanating from (and through) the earth and all the man-made frequencies and radiations. 
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Magnesium - a strong anti-depression mineral
When someone was treatment-resistant to something, we used to think that a doctor or specialist just had not found the right medication or chemical for that particular disease or person. Then, over time, we came to see that in some cases, medications are trial and error.
Thinking more holistically led to scrutinizing imbalances rather than assuming that someone was pharmaceutically lacking. The obvious need to address the underlying cause(s) and imbalance(s), rather than trotting out chemical band-aids became recognized. An example of addressing serious nutritional imbalances, would be Dr. Abram Hoffer's great ortho-molecular work in regards to depression, bi-polar, shizoprenia, etc. His work never received it's deserved due and is thoroughly discussed at 
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Liver Disease: The Shameful Culmination Of Allopathic Therapy
Alpha Lipoic Acid
is an enormously powerful antioxidant - naturally occurring - and protects most of the body’s trillions of cells from free radical attacks (as it is soluble in fat and water). Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements assist the cells in converting glucose into useful energy (and stabilizes blood sugar levels), promote natural anti-inflammatory processes, support subtle detoxification and a lot more. ALA is a good samaritan and assists other antioxidants by participating in their recycling processes (e.g. naturally supports healthy levels of glutathione, Vitamin C and Vitamin E).
Oxidative stress / damage to cells is natural to some degree in the wear and tear of life and aging. It has also been implicated in the negative side effects of damaged nervous, cardiovascular and immune systems, and thus includes the brain, arteries, vital organs and skin layers. Oxidative stress is part of the damage that occurs when symptoms such as poor memory, fluctuating blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol abnormalities, vision problems, skin issues, etc show up. Oxidative stress / damage is not the cause of damage but a symptom of imbalances that allow or instigate the damage.
The major amount of ALA is made in the liver and small amounts are manufactured in other tissues, where it participates in different enzymatic reactions (such as in the pancreas and liver). ALA exists in different forms depending on the manufacturing: the RLA and R/S-LA with the former being the more popular in the nutritional world.
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9 Weightloss Suggestions - tweaking not dieting
Many of us are dieting – and we’d all like it to be easy! With mountains of conflicting weight loss advice and internet ‘wisdom’, where does one start ...or stop? And worse still, research shows that more than 85 per cent of folks loosing weight from dieting, regain all of the weight they have lost, and more, within a year.
So this article is not about dieting - rather it’s about tweaking.
Do we really need a wholesome breakfast? It makes no difference to weight loss and it’s quite debatable if it is the MOST important meal of the day - all meals are important. We are all so different - early risers and night-owls - and so are our needs. Our body tells us when it needs more fuel. The odd person cannot tell when they are hungry but that’s a condition that should be addressed by a naturopath or is due to some very nasty meds that imbalance the stomach lining and sensors.
Focus on a small portion of protein and avoid sugar and processed carbs - and whether we have a quick snack or make breakfast our numero uno meal of the day - it is entirely up to our lifestyle.
The myth that fats are bad, as rigidly professed by some mainstream type health professionals, has been harmful to us all. Fats are crucial, esp at the cellular level. The fat replacing carbohydrates (processed breads, pasta and rice and well as fillers, sugars and ‘natural; flavours and colourings and such) cause more harm than good. Many fats are essential...
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Clutter Clearing - The Focused Work ~ lining up your ducks
Our thoughts create a large part of our reality and set the tone for our emotions and the caliber of our feelings. What we think; what nuances our thinking; what massages our thought outcomes; what emotions well up or prevail; and how we deal, modulate and embrace them are constant activities that we are engaged in - consciously and often not so consciously.
There is no better place to begin to creatively exert some control of this process than at home - starting with crossing the threshold - new opportunities to support or shift personal patterns and conditions. Your home - its contents, the state it is in and how you live in it - reflects you - all about you - your innermost state of your feelings - and then, it in turn, affects you. Successful, inviting, gracious, flowing and open - or limiting, closed, frustrating, stuck and shut down?
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Amazing, useful articles by others About Health, Healing, Insights and Miracles

New NHPPA Campaign and Talk Back - MP Rebuttal Package

What? Why? in the World are They Spraying - Chemtrails

Dr. Abram Hoffer - Schizophrenia, Depression, Emotional Imbalance & Orthomolecular Medicine

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