Monday, June 1, 2015

Phase 1 - MORE TESTS!

Last week’s discussion of electricity and hair analysis might have left you wondering if Centers for Healing is more of a day spa than a dental office. Actually, that intuition is not as far off the mark as you might think. This will become clearer as I write more on this blog about our integrated understanding of health and wellness.

Meanwhile, it’s time to complete our review of the standard tests we use in the first phase of our Protocol. Like hair analysis, they are designed to give us guidelines for balancing your body chemistry. Moreover, they tell us what dental materials are safe to use specifically in your mouth. We call this “biocompatibilty.” Your blood serum helps us here.

Blood Chemistry

The blood chemistry test is actually a comprehensive profile consisting of anywhere from 18 to 24 separate chemical tests. Some of the more commonly known are:
  • calcium
  • blood sugar
  • cholesterol
  • sodium
  • potassium
Liver and kidney function are also included. We test your urine especially for mercury levels but for other factors, as well. By combining the results of all of these tests, it’s possible to determine an individual’s specific proteinfat, andcarbohydrate requirements. This allows us to help you plan a diet or nutritional plan tailored to your own body, way beyond the profile of your generic blood type.

Thyroid hormone is another important test, since mercury particularly compromises it. Estrogen, testosterone, and anti-nuclear antibody levels are also tested.

Complete Blood Count


Complete blood count, or CBC, is a test that measures red and white blood cells, independently and in relation to one another.

Red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit tell us about your body’s ability to transport oxygen. After all, what’s the use of breathing (i.e, your respiratory system) if all that oxygen isn’t reaching your blood (i.e., circulatory system) and all those other points along your circulatory highway? So, we take a close look at your oxyhemoglobin levels in what is called your “venous” blood. That’s the blood that has kept you alive by having already made its metabolic trip through your circulatory system.

Then there are the white blood cells. This can get even more complicated, since there are so many different kinds of them. As a general rule, however, the presence of any invading substance in the body usually triggers an increase in white blood cell count. Think of this like an army calling up its reserves – and increasing its draft program – in order to heighten national defense against the threat of an invading foreign power.

Wonder of wonders! Do you know what happens whenever amalgam fillings are placed in teeth? Bingo! That person’s white blood cell count goes up. So much for “benign” mercury levels! Translation: your body recognizes mercury as an invader. “Non-self.” Bad news. Period.

Comparison with Hair Analysis

There is a direct relationship between blood analysis and hair analysis. Only, it’s not in the way you might expect. In fact, high or low level readings in hair do not indicate necessarily corresponding levels in tissue. Results may even be polar opposites from the expectations of conventional wisdom, especially in people with cellular transport problems caused by dental toxins

With that, we’ve pretty well covered all of the preliminary testing we use to prepare for the actual work of dental revision. As we have seen in these last couple of posts, these tests tell us a lot about you. Specifically to the point of amalgam removal, they tell us both how well (or poorly) your immune system is functioning and how much the removal of dental interference can get it back on track.

What remain to discuss are your personal treatment plan and your cyclical appointment schedule. We’ll have a look at these in next week’s post.

Until then, take good care, and stay well!

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Dr. Blanche

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