Live Cell Microscopy

As holistic practitioners, we are looking at what’s underneath. Think of an iceberg. What we observe with the individual is the tip of the iceberg, above the water. To be a good nutrition detective, we have to look at what’s underneath the water and address these root causes. Live Cell Microscopy allows us to look at the cells and the terrain that they are bathed in. Microbes are abundant in our system working symbiotically, creating our internal ecosystem. Apathogenic microbes can become pathogenic if the terrain allows them to. Disease is Terrain dependent and not Microbial.

Live blood analysis differs from traditional medical blood testing in which preserved blood is sent to a laboratory for an “autopsy” and analyzed for chemical composition and cell counts. Live blood microscopy involves magnifying a single living drop of blood to 1,000 times or more under a microscope. The cells of the blood live for at least 20 minutes and with the aid of a video camera, are observed on a monitor, revealing certain subtleties missed by laboratory blood tests.

Although live cell microscopy was invented over 140 years ago, only with the advent of a video camera and monitor, did it become possible for the client to become involved by observing the immediate test results on the screen. This expanded technology is mainly responsible for the growing popularity of a live blood assessment.

Many nutritionists, naturopaths and other holistic health professionals use Live Cell Microscopy as a tool for assessing the state of one’s overall health.

Live blood analysis can reveal distortion of red blood cells which reflect nutrition status, especially low levels of iron, protein, vitamin B12, folic acid and fatty acids. Incomplete or delayed digestion of fats and proteins can also be observed. In addition, liver stress, undesirable bacterial and fungal by-products may be revealed and altered “blood ecology” patterns can be observed. These patterns allow disease imbalances to occur over time and the idea is to modify and improve sub-optimal patterns before serious trouble such as disease arises.

The live blood thus acts as an educational “feedback mechanism”, motivating people to improve their nutritional intake. Positive changes in the structure of cells can be viewed over time as improved nutrition impacts the blood.

What Will I Learn?

In this 4 day training you will learn about all aspects of Live Cell Microscopy including:

  • An introduction to the blood system and its vital role in overall health
  • How to interpret live and dry blood cell samples
  • How to incorporate live cell microscopy into your practice
  • How to operate a dark field microscope
  • The principals of pleomorphism
  • Capillary puncture training and certificate
  • Accurate methods of obtaining live and dry blood cell samples
  • How to assess your findings and make effective health recommendations


Lynne Hinton BSc, BEd, ROHP, CHCP is a Registered Orthomolecular Holistic Practitioner and a certified microscopy trainer (having trained under Michael Coyle). She has extensive experience offering microscopy training courses internationally and has for the past twenty three years used microscopy as a client assessment tool in her thriving clinical practice in Markham, Ontario. As a lecturer, instructor, author and trainer in microscopy and nutrition, Lynne has a wealth of knowledge to share with practitioners. Nutritional Consultants, ND’s, ROHP’s, MD’s and DHom’s who are practicing Microscopy, assist in the Live Cell training offered through Health House.

Upcoming Dates: February 23, 24, 25, 26th, 2022 9:30 to 5:30

Capillary Certificate Training: February 22, 2022 from 1:30 – 4:00 pm


  • Live Cell Microscopy Training $1300.00 +HST
  • Capillary Certificate Training $120.00

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All course work is included in course fees 

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