Nutrients that cells absorb include: electrolytes, enzymes, hormones, minerals, vitamins and very small amounts of water. The cell then uses these nutrients to maintain cellular health and to produce energy to fuel the critical actions and reactions of the body. The waste products that result from these cellular reactions are then released back into the Biological Terrain for filtration and removal. When a cell lives in an unhealthy Biological Terrain environment that either lacks the proper balance of nutrients or pH, the cell can become unhealthy and fail to function properly. With prolonged exposure to stressful conditions, the likelihood that the cell will lose its strength and develop illness or disease increases considerably.
As a consequence of lowered strength and resistance, the cell becomes more susceptible to the negative effects of microbes and organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites yeast and fungus.
QUANTITATIVE FLUID ANALYSIS
Due to the fact that the Biological Terrain is fluid that is continuously circulating throughout the body, its components are used to produce energy in the form of ATP, to supply essential nutrients for the body to function optimally, and to create the biological fluids: blood, saliva, lymph and urine. Imbalances in the chemistry of the Biological Terrain may therefore affect the composition of the body’s biological fluids. Assessing the biological fluids therefore, provides an efficient way to monitor certain aspects of the underlying biochemical state of the body. As a result, these biological fluids may provide valuable information as to what is happening at the deepest cellular level.
Quantitative Fluid Analysis (QFA) monitors your saliva, urine and blood for pH, redox and resistivity. These measurements provide specific values that provide an overview of the biochemical makeup of your body, organ function and the body’s utilization of enzymes, amino acids and minerals.
This is a measurement of the acid-alkaline balance of the body’s fluids. Processes in the body that are pH dependent include but are not limited to:
-Digestion and absorption of food and nutrients
-Binding of hormones to their complementary receptor sites
-The activation of enzymes
Thus, pH levels that are either too acidic or too alkaline can interfere with any of the above processes which can ultimately prevent certain biochemical processes from occurring.
The oxidation reduction potential or Redox
This measurement provides information about the level of electrons in the body’s fluids. The Biological Terrain can be compromised by prolonged exposure to specific chemicals, toxins, bacteria, viruses and fungi. Chronic exposure to these components can interfere with the body’s ability to produce energy, leading to conditions such as chronic fatigue.
This measurement calculates the level of mineral in the body’s fluids. When the body’s fluids contain too many minerals, the fluid gets congested and the processes of stagnation may occur resulting in a compromised lymphatic system. Conversely, if the body’s fluids have too few minerals, the process of demineralization may occur, resulting in compromised muscle maintenance and development.
BENEFITS OF QFA
The information that is compiled during this test offers insight to problems with, overall immunity; circulation, lymphatic circulation; liver, adrenal, kidney, thyroid, and pancreas function. As well, Dr. Jones will acquire information in regards to your overall state of digestion, detoxification, energy production and hydration.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The QFA assessment consists of a 20 minute appointment performed in the clinic. Following a 14-hour fast, small amounts of urine, saliva and blood are collected. These fluids are injected into the flow cell chamber of the QFA, where they contact sensitive electrodes that pick up the transfer of information to be digitally analyzed. Reports are processed, and the interpretations of the results are reviewed by Dr. Jones in a follow up visit. With this valuable information, more in-depth treatment options can be explored and implemented to support healthy cellular functioning.
QFA FASTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. You must fast for approximately 14 hours.
2. If you have diabetes or any other problem for which you are taking prescription medication, continue to take it. However, stop supplements 48 hours before the 14 hour fast.
3. Finish dinner no later than 6:30 pm on the night before your appointment. After dinner, brush your teeth and refrain from eating or drinking anything for the rest of the night and morning, except for a small amount of water, if you are thirsty.
This includes: chewing gum, throat lozenges and candy, toothpaste, mouthwash or mouth rinse, both at bedtime nor in the morning of your QFA. No lipstick or makeup around your mouth and lips.
4. If you wear dentures or orthodontic appliances, do not wear during the 14-hour fasting period until after your saliva specimen has been obtained.
5. Refrain from sexual activity during your fasting period. This can cause false elevated readings in your urine values.
6. When you wake up, void your 1st morning urine into the first urine specimen container. Label it with your name and time of collection. Collect your second-morning urine in the second specimen container (supplied). To be more specific: If you wake up very early in the morning (e.g. 5 a.m.) to urinate, take that urine sample. Then take the next sample when you actually get up to start your day (e.g. 7 a.m.). If you don’t wake up until you are actually going to get up, take the first sample when you get up; then after 1 hour or so, take the second sample. Using an indelible marker, or with masking tape, please label each container so it is clear which sample is the first and which the second.
7. Start to collect your saliva sample in the clean container (supplied) about 20 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are close to the office you may start the collection of saliva at home. If you are from out of town start your collection on the road.
The saliva sample should be the equivalent of at least one full teaspoon of saliva.
A small sample of blood will also be taken at the clinic, so please continue to fast until after the blood is taken.
Bring your specimens to the clinic at 8:30 a.m. Your test results will be available by the time you have your appointment that day or at your next appointment. Be sure to bring plenty of clean water to drink and some breakfast to eat.
If you are having your blood sample taken later in the day, or on any other day, just be sure to fast for at 6 hours before the sample is taken. This implies you should not taken any supplements, including homeopathic liquids, during this four-hour period. However, you may continuously sip water to prevent dehydration.