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January 9, 2009 permalink

In another example of the amazing powers of social workers, a woman with credentials in social work and criminology, but none in chemistry or biology, can with a single drop of blood identify imbalances and pinpoint problems, and discuss what they mean to her clients’ overall health. Her analysis detects inflamation, liver damage, immune system problems and even cancer. No more need for years of scientific training or million dollar diagnostic equipment.



Jodi Hawthorne
Jodi Hawthorne points out some abnormalities in blood samples.

A single drop tells all in the world of blood analysis

Posted By Megan Huff, December 18, 2008

Quinte West – If a picture is worth a thousand words, so is a single drop of blood, says Jodi Hawthorne.

Hawthorne, a certified blood analyst, has been inviting people into her Stirling-area practice for about a year now, to study their blood in order to identify imbalances and pinpoint problems, and to discuss what they mean to her clients’ overall health.

With more than $18,000 in certified equipment, including a custom made microscope from Germany and a large flat screen monitor, in her one-room home office, Hawthorne uses both live and layered (dry) blood specimens to identify what she calls the “foundations” of many health issues.

In live blood analysis, Hawthorne uses her microscope to view a drop of her client’s blood on a large computer monitor. Comparing a blood specimen to the rings of a tree, Hawthorne said she can see anything from metal toxicity to parasites; on rare occasions, she’s even spotted the formation of cancer and other serious illnesses in some patients., she said.

Hawthorne said she never diagnoses the more serious cases but encourages them to have tests done through their family physician.

“I choose not to diagnose, instead I tell people that I can see the foundation for something – like cancer.”

Hawthorne sees about 10 patients per week on average; most of them are around 40. They book an appointment because they have a couple of symptoms and they want to know what’s causing them.

“Being tired is a big one,” she said. “Or people come in because they can’t lose weight. Or another big one is having ringing in the ears.”

Hawthorne said she regularly sees allergies as a key problem, as are inflammation and liver damage.

“Keeping the immune system healthy is so huge,” she said, adding that if a patient can change the way their immune system is functioning it will often fix a myriad of problems.

“Usually just curing one problem will help so many more,” Hawthorne said.

After discussing with clients what she sees in their blood, Hawthorne sends them home with a list identifying what problems they have, and a “to-do” list of what can be done to combat them. Sometimes it takes just weeks to turn things around, she said.

Currently working to finish her master’s degree in herbology, Hawthorne is a big believer in herbal supplements, and organic, raw foods. She said many problems people have today can be cured through lifestyle changes.

“If we have to open a package or a can, it comes loaded with allergens and chemicals,” she said. “It’s so amazing what nutrition can actually do.”

The moment a food is packaged, its nutritional value plummets.

“We are what we eat, so if we’re eating all this dead, packaged food, we’re going to show it.”

Some people are confused as to what kinds of foods are actually bad, Hawthorne said.

“For example, a lot of people say salt is bad, but really it’s table salt that’s bad for you. It is bleached and has chemicals in it. But, there are lots of other kinds of salts that actually have some health benefits.”

Since opening Quinte Blood Analysis a year ago, Hawthorne said there have been only three appointments where the patients had perfectly healthy blood – and more than 500 people have passed through her office.

A mental health worker for 10 years, with a degree in social work and criminology, Hawthorne found herself wanting to look deeper into the roots of schizophrenia and other diseases of the mind, and why so many illnesses are treated with medications, when she believes some can be treated naturally.

She recalled studying a case where a bipolar patient was found to be so full of metal toxicity that it had actually eaten a hole in the small intestine, causing leaky gut syndrome.

“It literally drove the patient crazy,” she said. “After three-and-a-half months of alternate treatment, she came off the medication that she’d been on for 11 years and had been told she’d be on for life.”

Hawthorne is now booked until January. For more information about blood analysis, visit or phone 613-395-0993.

Source: Community Press

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