Over the thousands of years of human evolution, four types of blood have developed. These apparently parallel the migrations and processes of civilisation in human society.
The original human blood type of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, known as the ‘O’ type can be traced back over 40,000 years.
The next type to appear was the ‘A’ type, which seems to accompany the rise of agricultural societies in the middle east around 20,000 years ago.
Five to ten thousand years later, in the Himalayan highlands, the nomadic herders arose, and with them appears the ‘B’ type.
Finally, only 1000 years ago, the ‘AB’ type became evident as a result of the tumultuous racial mixing that occurred with the many invasions of that time.
What makes this all clinically relevant, is the existence of lectins – abundant and diverse proteins found in the majority of foods. Lectins are surface markers that aid inter-cellular adhesion. For instance, they help bacteria adhere to cell surfaces to facilitate infection and they enable our immune systems to identify and destroy those same organisms. And lectins can react with blood type agglutinogens.
Depending on which lectins a food contains, some foods may be harmful to a person’s physiology, others will be neutral, and yet others may actually be beneficial. This is the basis of the Blood Type Diet, developed by Dr Peter D’Adamo.
Ever wondered what your blood type you are? We can effectively test for it, using only a drop of blood to confirm your blood type. Your blood type determines your susceptibility to illness, which foods you should eat and how you should exercise. It is a factor in your energy levels, the efficiency with which you burn calories and your emotional response to stress.
It is particularly of clinical significance if you experience any immune related symptoms, such as allergies, poor immunity or even autoimmune disease. By establishing your blood type we are able to formulate an appropriate eating plan to help you achieve your health goals.
Assessing Zinc status can be difficult, as most of the body’s zinc stores are in the bones. Hair analysis, levels in sweat, blood serum or white blood cells all require considerable ( and costly) laboratory work. Zinc taste test provides quick and reliable clinical test for the assessment of zinc status.
Studies have demonstrated this test to be reliable and reproducible. It provides patients with a simple and inexpensive screening method for determining the need for zinc. By using the oral Zinc Taste Test to determine the need for zinc, and retesting after 30 days of supplementation, one can not only determine zinc requirements, but also monitor the patient to be sure they are properly absorbing their zinc.
Numerous research studies have found that sub-optimal levels of zinc are very common at all ages, especially in the elderly. An Australian study found that 85% of women and 65% of men do not receive the RDA for zinc in their diets.
The urinary Indican Test is an accurate, simple and inexpensive screening tool. It measures the putrefaction of protein in the gastrointestinal tract by dysbiotic bacteria. The patient’s urine sample is mixed with reagents and then evaluated with the colour chart enclosed in the kit. If test results are positive, it suggests gastrointestinal toxicity as a result of Dysbiosis.
Homotoxicology is a scientifically proven and extensively research practice, that studies the influences of toxic substances in the human body, where symptoms and disease are seen as a result of the biological resistance to toxic substances.
According to this therapeutic model, the type and severity of an illness are determined by the duration and intensity of an individual’s toxic load in relationship to the body’s inherent capacity for detoxification.
Ultra low concentration remedies often are used as treatment to balance specific regulatory pathways and systems in the body. We use urinary and salivary PH testing in clinic to determine the appropriate treatment protocol.
Iridology is the assessment of the body according to the irides (the coloured area of the eye). The iris is one of the most complex structures of human anatomy.
To an iridologist, specific areas of the irides correspond to specific organs, tissues and body areas; and colours and textures suggest biochemical changes. The topography of the iris as it relates to the rest of the body has been mapped by practitioners over the last 400 years.
Iridology does not diagnose or name diseases but can identify areas or organs which may be weaker, be overactive or under active or have poor waste removal. Iridology does not involve psychic analysis, is not able to determine your lifespan or predict time of death.
It does not reveal pregnancy or the presence of gall stones, kidney stones or cancer as these do not have any nerve supply feeding information to the brain. It cannot confirm the presence of viruses, bacteria, parasites or other pathogenic influences or identify the gender of a person.
Signs in the iris may show areas within the body that are inflamed, overactive, degenerating or under active. This will suggest an area of dysfunction that requires support. For example iridology is unable to confirm whether you have kidney stones, however signs in the iris may suggest that the kidneys are a weaker organ in relation to the rest of the body.
The iris may show signs of inflammation or degeneration of the kidneys. Or the iris may show signs of darkening over the bowel area indicating metabolic wastes are not being removed efficiently compromising the functioning of the kidneys.
Therefore even though the organ manifesting the disease may be the kidneys, the bowel will need to be addressed also to treat the underlying cause and prevent the problem reoccurring.