I wanted to address and point out why as a Practitioner, I like to utilize a QFA Analysis with my clients, it is NOT medical diagnosis, but we look for the subtle imbalances that begin the trickle effect within our body that can later lead to being sick.
It makes good preventative sense and guess what…. your body fluids don’t lie…. Dr. Claude Bernard’s theory claimed that illness and disease are caused primarily by imbalances in the body’s interstitial fluid environment. This theory later developed into the science known as Biological Terrain. A healthy cell living in an unhealthy environment will fail to thrive.
A certain amount of stress is necessary for life. Chronic stress can create disturbances within the cellular environment. The Biological Terrain may reflect this state of imbalance. In today’s stress-filled world, however, excessive levels of stress are creating excessive work for the body’s cells and its Biological Terrain. Chronic stresses, day after day can, in fact, prove to be very harmful to the body. Juggling work, home and family responsibilities, worries over insurance and mortgage payments, sitting for hours in rush-hour traffic, too much or not enough exercise, too little sleep and poor diets are making it more and more challenging for the body and its cells to maintain homeostasis.
In addition, continued exposure to poisons and toxins in the air, water and environment are creating additional internal biochemical stress. As a result, deficiencies and excesses are being created that are severely affecting the integrity of the Biological Terrain within the body. This, in turn, may be contributing to the development of degenerative ailments and premature aging.
A compromised terrain is less equipped to support the health of the trillions of cells that rely upon it for nourishment and support. The body can store toxins and chemical insults/overloads. Like an onion, these toxins and insults can be peeled away to reveal underlying patterns and imbalances. The monitoring of the pH, redox and resistivity of the biological fluids may reveal the effects that these factors are having upon the underlying chemistry of the cells.
A QFA 300 does not diagnose illness or disease. It is not a treatment device. This computerized device assesses, urine and saliva. It was designed to monitor subtle and specific parameters of the Biological Terrain environment.
Quantitative Fluid Analysis, involves the monitoring of your saliva and urine for pH, redox and resistivity. These parameters may provide valuable information about your body’s cells and the interstitial environment called the Biological Terrain that nourishes those cells.
Following a 12-hour fast, first morning urine and saliva specimens are obtained. The QFA 300™ device then assesses these fluids. Results are obtained within minutes, offering you valuable information. This data may increase your understanding of your specific biochemical requirements. This information then us helps to choose a diet and nutritional program that best suits your particular needs. Fast for 10-12 hours prior to your QFA™. Complete your dinner the evening prior to the QFA™ no later than 8:00-9:00 PM. Avoid scheduling your QFA within 24 hours of airplane travel. Women: Also avoid scheduling your QFA™ during your menstrual period. A QFA™ performed during this period would show elevated pH results.
After dinner, brush your teeth and refrain from eating or drinking anything until after your QFA. This includes chewing gum, throat lozenges and candy. Take any prescribed medications as directed with only a small amount of water. Discontinue supplements 48 hours prior to your QFA™. Refrain from using any toothpaste, mouthwashes or mouth rinses both at bedtime and the morning of your QFA. Also avoid the use of any lipstick or makeup around your mouth and lips. Such substances can change the chemistry of the mouth and your saliva Your QFA analysis measures the values of pH, redox and resistivity.
These measurements may offer valuable information about the electrons, minerals, hydration and nutrients in your Biological Terrain environment. Because your biochemistry is unique, these values may help your clinician design the nutritional program that is best suited for your particular needs.
A QFA does not diagnose an illness or disease; it monitors specific parameters of your Biological Terrain.
- Your pH measurement will indicate the acidity or alkalinity of your biological fluids. Specific pH levels are necessary for optimum digestion and absorption of foods, activation of enzymes and binding of hormones with their receptor sites.
- Your redox measurement may provide data regarding the level of electrons in your fluids. Electrons are essential for life. Long-term exposure to such factors as chronic stress, poor diets, environmental toxins, chemicals and damaging organisms such as viruses, bacteria and fungi may interfere with the cells’ abilities to produce the substances needed for electron and ATP production. This means ENERGY, yet many pull themselves thru their day, their energy levels are low, they deal with fatigue everyday or fake their system thru the process by incorporating energy drinks, caffeine, that only covers the symptoms it doesn’t address the real cause.
- Your resistivity results involve the measurement of minerals in your fluids. Minerals are needed for many critical actions and reactions in the body, as well as for building and maintaining bone and muscle tissue. When fluids become congested with too many minerals, stagnation and congestion may occur which may limit the cells’ abilities to function optimally. Too few minerals in the fluids may limit the body’s ability to maintain its bone and muscle function. Many people have actually gotten used to muscle cramps, joint pains and accept it is a normal process of everyday function, or I hear this a lot… (well I’m not a spring chicken anymore)…So many are totally mineral depleted, or what I refer to as “lack of available minerals”, doesn’t mean the minerals are there it means there are reasons your body is choosing NOT to metabolize them.
- If you are interested in seeing where YOUR levels are and what foods and lifestyle changes you could invoke towards feeling better and having more pep in your step. For many it will be a PROCESS, not an over night success. then please go to http://mkt.com/harvested-health-llc and pre-pay for a 1 hr. consultand the QFA analysis package and we can get your vehicle (body) blazing new trails. * please note I can do phone consults but QFA Analysis needs to be done in office*
Healthfully yours, Jodi Barnett N.D.
QFA Clinician, Orthomolecular Nutrition Coach, Raw Food coach,
Harvested Health LLC