What does BioCellular Analysis test?
BioCellular Analysis is an analysis of urine and saliva that applies the principles of fundamental biochemistry which relate to the elements that make up 97% of the human body. These test values are interrelated and reflect basic body chemistry alignment and body compartments (intracellular, extracellular, blood). They will indicate much sooner than blood chemistry what imbalances and early pathology is in progress. Correcting the abnormal foundational biochemistry will begin the process of restoring balance to the body, mind and spirit.
BioCellular Analysis tests the biochemical and electrical balance of the body analyzing the key health indicators to provide an in-depth look at the foundational biochemistry:
- pH of Urine and Saliva (Buffering Minerals and Metabolic Enzymes)
- Urine Refractometry Carbohydrate Metabolism (Sugar Concentration)
- Urine Nitrates (Protein Concentration)
- Urine Ammonia (Toxic Waste)
- Oxidative Stress and Inflammation
- Resistivity Conductivity (Salt Concentration)
- Cellular Energy Production (Mitochondria)
- Surface Tension (Cell Membrane Integrity, Fatty Acids, Sterols)
- Intercellular Dehydration (Electrolytes and Buffering System Hydration)
- Gastrointestinal Absorption and Gut Dysbiosis
- Toxicity (Liver and Kidney Detoxification)
- Specific Gravity (Kidney Functioning)
- Organ and Bodily Systems Imbalances
- Hormonal Imbalances and Adrenal Functioning
Why Urine and Saliva?
Saliva is an intracellular fluid that provides an overall picture and serves to represent the current state of the body’s internal cellular health. In other words, analyzing the saliva shows what’s happening within the cells on a day-to-day basis.
Urine represents what’s being excreted by the body or what is, or is not, being properly filtered. By comparing what’s inside the cells, via saliva, with what’s being excreted by the cells, via urine, you can clearly see how nutrients and other elements are moving throughout the body, and the effect of that activity – or lack of it – on the body’s systems.
What information does this analysis give?
BioCellular Analysis gives an immediate, complete picture of general health. To get this picture, BioCellular Analysis takes a comprehensive look at the numerous elements that affect how the body feels and functions, however the three most important indicators are the: pH level, antioxidant level, and electrical conductivity.
Analyzing these three factors and the many others factors help to understand the underlying causes of key symptoms, and it enables you to know whether there will be consequences from the imbalances determined even though the effects may or may not yet be fully evident. This information can then be used to recommend the precise nutrition, lifestyle and dietary changes required to restore the body to vitality and optimum functioning.
Analyzing pH levels determines whether the biochemistry is too acidic or too alkaline for the body to function appropriately. The number of hydrogen ions present in a given fluid determines the pH value. This measurement is vital to overall health because many of the body’s functions depend on a proper pH balance. When the body’s pH levels are not in balance, the body cannot function optimally. Such an imbalance affects, among other things, the body’s ability to utilize hormones effectively, maintain buffering minerals, absorb nutrients and generate sufficient enzymatic activity.
pH imbalances also create an environment that favors the growth of bacteria, fungus, yeast, Candida and other unwanted organisms and pathogens which can be caused by an excessive amount of environmental toxins in the body. In particularly excess acidity has been associated with a variety of degenerative diseases because the cells receive less oxygen causing the cells to degenerate where cancer cells can proliferate. Also many autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases are developed over a period of time with imbalances in the pHs levels.
Antioxidant levels or oxidative stress levels measure the cellular ability to absorb or release electrons. This is important because of the molecules commonly referred to as free radicals. Free radicals are a byproduct of oxidation – the process of burning oxygen as part of the body’s normal function. Free radicals have an extra, unpaired electron. Since electrons prefer to remain paired, free radicals literally scavenge other molecules and “steal” an electron to make themselves complete. This damages previously healthy molecules, and leaves them less able to perform their designated tasks.
The body produces natural antioxidants in order to minimize free radical damage. What happens is that the body produces antioxidants which give up an electron so they can pair up with an unpaired electron before damage is done. The process of donating or accepting electrons is called oxidation and reduction, or better known as redox. Redox potential indicates the amount of electrons available in a fluid that is being tested, and represents overall electron activity – the more available electrons the better.
Our ability to produce antioxidants internally decreases as we age, and is also negatively affected by unhealthy environmental factors, toxic dietary and lifestyle choices. High oxidative stress weakens the immune system and makes the body more susceptible to illness and disease. It also causes premature aging if the body can’t keep up with the free radical activity, as the damage accumulates and fast forwards chronic degeneration. For this same reason, many degenerative diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, and cataracts are linked to the effects of free radicals.
Specific Gravity is the amount of filtration of urine going through the kidneys and the amount of solid particles to waste particles going through the kidneys. If the Specific Gravity is too low, then the kidneys are not functioning appropriately, there is a poor buffering system and eventual dialysis if the situation is not rectified. If the Specific Gravity is too high, then the kidneys are too toxic and need to be cleansed in order to do their filtration job.
Electrical Conductivity, also known as resistivity, measures the level of electrically conductive ions in a biological fluid, or in other words, the body’s ability to conduct electrical currents. This is related to, among other things, the levels of minerals in the body, especially sodium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. When mineral levels are deficient, enzymatic reactions cannot occur effectively. If mineral concentrations are elevated, the fluids of the body can become stagnant and congested.
Poor electrical conductivity also indicates that the other imbalances are occurring, such as poor kidney function, unhealthy electrolyte levels, and a compromised lymphatic system. This can lead to further imbalances such as poor kidney function which often causes no symptoms; however, gradual loss of kidney function can results in permanent kidney failure. Electrolyte and mineral imbalance, whether too high or too low, can cause fatigue, weakness, nausea, and headache. A compromised lymphatic system makes the body more vulnerable to infection and disease.
Urine Refractometry or Carbohydrate Metabolism
Urine Refractometry measures simple as well as complex carbohydrates. It is different than blood glucose testing because Urine refractometry is more about carbohydrate metabolism. Up until now it had been thought that blood sugar problems were only a factor of problematic insulin production or uptake. But another serious function loss is reduced bicarbonate and proteolytic enzymes production.
When acidosis is a result of poor carbohydrate metabolism, it is not only due to incomplete metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids, but also due to the loss of bicarbonate production by the pancreas. It gives a new perspective to the problems of sugar balance as a result of incomplete digestion and malabsorption.
When the refractometry number is too high, oxygen levels are reduced allowing anaerobic fermentation reaction at the cellular level. Conversely low refractometry numbers not only reduce the body temperature, but also have a dramatic detrimental effect on digestion due to the fact that proper digestion requires enzymes that are extremely temperature dependent.
Urea testing measures two types of nitrogen compounds in urine: Nitrate Nitrogen and Ammonium Nitrogen. The Nitrate Nitrogen is anionic and the Ammonium Nitrogen is cationic. Anions cause dispersion and Cations cause agglutination in the body.
When protein digestion is incomplete, the urea numbers will rise. The liver treats the undigested compounds as toxic. Improper digestion releases amino acids that the liver cannot use so it acts on them as toxins and converts them into nontoxic ureas. Urea is only nontoxic for about 72 hours, after that urea breaks down in soluble urea salts of Nitrate and Ammonium Nitrogen. Those salts are not healthy in large quantities because they change the osmotic pressure or permeability of the cells, which, in turn, changes the flow, and pressure of blood and liquids in the body. Blood thickening not only creates poor circulation, but it also contributes to low oxygen levels.The nitrate number also represents protein in and the ammonium nitrogen represents protein out. If the urea numbers get too low a potassium deficiency will develop.
BioCellular Analysis provides a comprehensive report that has the numeric results side by side with the recommended optimum levels. The subsequent pages of the report provide individualized nutritional and dietary recommendations to help correct the imbalances. Key areas of concern are highlighted to address immediate and also long term needs. A consult is provided to help understand how to correct the underlying imbalances in the biochemistry and to follow up with the progress on the patient.
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