By Pamela Dozois

Contributing Writer

Nutritional consultant Robin Clifton performs live-cell and hair analysis at New Frontiers Marketplace to determine if a person’s environment or eating habits are affecting overall health and wellness. In just 15 minutes, she can analyze blood and hair samples using non-invasive German technology and provide a personalized wellness nutritional report.

Clifton is a California board-certified phlebotomist and has worked as an esthetician for 20 years and a nutritionist for 10 years.

“Modern-day living has many common influences that can have an impact on and affect your body’s underlying wellness. This includes the food we eat and the nutrients our body absorbs along with environmental influences,” said Clifton. “We can learn a lot about the condition of our bodies by looking at the condition of our blood cells.”

A minuscule drop of blood is extracted from a finger and placed on a slide that is then put under a microscope so that the live blood cells can be seen on a computer monitor. The different formations of the cells, stacked or clumped, for example, can be seen live.

Clifton can then report what this pattern indicates, what condition is observed, and suggest what is needed to ameliorate the condition of the blood, if necessary. The test may even determine if a person has parasites. No fasting is required.

Because the blood test determines what your blood is like at that moment, Clifton also offers one free follow-up appointment for the live cell blood analysis to see if her recommendations have improved the condition of your blood.

“By taking a small sample of blood the test shows your PH levels and shapes and sizes of your red blood cells. It also shows your B fighter cells,” said Clifton. “Recommendations are then given on supplements and food, which are corrective to the outcome of the blood test.”

Clifton explained that the hair analysis is a 90-day accumulation of information regarding the well-being of your body.

“Hair on the other hand is a bio-marker that carries a lot of personal information at a quantum epigenetic level,” said Clifton. “Epigenetic mapping has the potential to release you from your genetic limitations. By determining what our bodies require to maintain optimum health we can take a different path, where our genetic inheritance no longer controls us. We become empowered and in control of our own destiny.”

Four strands are removed from the base of the neck. The hair samples are digitally processed and sent via a secure Internet connection to a technology center in Hamburg, Germany, where a super-computer maps the epigenetic information. Based on these results, the tested person will receive a report that includes nine wellness categories, covering more than 800 individual influences; a list of food restrictions to leave out of your diet for 90 days; a list of food additives to avoid and common additive information; a 90-day wellness plan, including nutrients, water and lifestyle factors; a list of foods to increase or add to your intake; self-check sheets to help you keep track of your progress; and supporting information on all the categories.

“These tests are a great gateway to show your overall health and any supplementation deficiencies and food sensitivities you might have,” said Clifton. “It is a great way to determine if your body is nutritionally balanced.”

The consultation takes one hour and results are back immediately. Clifton provides the service between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.

For more information, including costs, or to make an appointment, call Clifton at 949-439-8083.