Live blood microscopy is nutritional assessment and consultation tool, which can reveal key information about the state of your health. During your appointment, a drop of blood from the tip of your finger is placed on a slide and viewed under a dark field microscope at over 1000x magnification. You get to see the image in real time on a TV screen. This can reveal over 50 aspects of the state of your health. For instance, one drop of blood from the end of your finger can show evidence of: -The condition of red blood cells -The presence of parasites, fungus or bacteria -Hormonal imbalances -Vitamin & mineral deficiencies -Immune system function -Liver, kidney, heart, lung, prostate, uterine & other organ stress -Free radical damage to the blood cell -Dehydration -PH balance -Blood coagulation -Poor digestion -Low oxygen levels and poor circulation -Inflammation What to expect with Thrive: Carly Del Ciancio (Erber) uses live blood microscopy as a tool help you understand the nutritional status of your body, and to be able to guide you on your way to optimal health. Seeing live evidence of the state of your health is an excellent motivator, so much so that this modality is often referred to as "the end of denial machine". A typical first appointment goes like so: 1. Book your appointment with Setmore online booking. 2. Appointment prep: Fill out the New Client Intake Form, fast for 3 hours, and drink 3 glasses of water before your first appointment. 3. Getting to know you: On arrival, we'll have a conversation about your lifestyle, mode of operation, your main concerns and goals, using the intake form as a starting point. 4. Live blood sample: a lancet (similar to those used for diabetic blood sugar readings) is used to draw a drop of blood from the end of your finger. Two samples are taken --one for live blood microscopy and one for dry blood assessment. 5. Microscopy: both the live blood and dry blood samples are put under the microscope and viewed by you and Carly on a TV screen. Carly provides detailed explanation, motivation and support during this process. 6. Recommendations: As a part of your consultation, you will receive personalized diet, supplement and lifestyle recommendations to help achieve optimal health based on the live blood demonstration. 7. Follow up: a follow up visit schedule is recommended based on your nutritional status in order to track your progress. Are you ready for a real change in your health? We look forward to helping you!