Our Perspective on
If you have googled
“nutritional microscopy” or “live blood cell analysis” you have no doubt come across a review on a website
called quackwatch.com, which refers to live cell analysis as “high tech hokum” and attempts to devalue the
utility of this educational tool.
While everyone is entitled
to his or her own opinion, the review at quackwatch.com contains significant misinformation regarding the
practice and purpose of live blood cell analysis.
First and foremost, nutritional microscopy is
NOT a diagnostic test. Nutritional microscopy is a screening tool commonly used by
holistic medical, osteopathic, chiropractic and naturopathic physicians, as well as other health care professionals
around the world, to assist individuals by:
Providing an early warning of possible future health
Detecting patterns of cellular
Alerting to the need for a medical referral
Monitoring a health challenge before and after
adopting an approach to restore health and balance
Determining the effectiveness of various approaches to
restoring health and balance
The second piece of
misinformation is the allegation that nutritional microscopy is a scam used to prescribe and sell expensive and
unnecessary nutrition supplements. Although we cannot speak for all nutritional microscopy practitioners,
at Personalized Wellness
Solutions, we utilize the information gained through live blood cell analysis to
suggest low cost, healthy, and nutrient rich dietary interventions to help restore an acid-alkaline
balance to the body.
The quackwatch.com website
is troubling because it is purportedly a consumer advocacy website intended to inform and protect the public
from fraud and harm among the health care and wellness industry. However, it fails to provide its readers with
an objective, balanced, scientifically sound approach to evaluating the utility or lack thereof of various
tools, supplements and approaches to health and wellness. For instance, an individual who was truly dedicated to
informing his fellow consumers of risks they might encounter in the health care realm would be remiss to neglect
to provide an evidence based review or two of the hazards of pharmaceutical drugs-which are the 2nd leading cause of un-intentional injury death in the United
States . Unfortunately, there are no such reviews on quackwatch.com.
The majority of pages on quackwatch.com are dedicated to often
one-sided bashing of alternative health care practices. No industry is without fraudulent, manipulative and
inappropriate behavior by nefarious, greedy shysters; “buyer beware” is a cliché that has been repeated for a
reason. As always, when evaluating sources of information, the responsibility falls on the reader to “do
their homework” and determine the credibility, credentials, potential biases and motives of the author. The
individual who maintains the quackwatch.com website is a retired psychiatrist by the name of Stephen Barrett.
Mr. Barrett has no formal training or clinical experience in nutritional or herbal medicine. In addition, Mr.
Barrett’s character and medical credentials have been publicly called into question during a defamation lawsuit during which he admitted to not
being a licensed physician for over a decade and that he had failed a neurological exam, preventing him from
being certified as a specialist. He was also forced to admit to misrepresenting himself as a licensed physician
in a previous court case.
If you have questions
regarding the utility or practice of live blood cell analysis, we encourage you to contact
us or learn more by reading the work of Dr. Robert O. Young, world renowned research scientist
and pioneer of the New Biology™.