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LDA Treatment for Lyme Disease
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

LDI (low dose immunotherapy) is now available to treat chronic Lyme disease.  It is in the early stages, but it looks as if it could be the most effective treatment for Lyme- without any antibiotics. LDA has been around since the 60’s as an allergy treatment, an easy and effective way to induce tolerance to…
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My Thyroid Balancing Philosophy
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

I love working with the thyroid.  I think it is quite poorly treated conventionally, so being able to offer my patients something different is really rewarding. I like to begin with a proper assessment. If my patients have any symptoms of low thyroid I like to run a full thyroid panel (includes free T3 and…
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Thyroid Questionnaire- Take the Test and Assess Your Thyroid!
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

1. Do you experience fatigue (4)? 2. Is your cholesterol elevated (4)? 3. Do you have difficulty losing weight (2)? 4. Do you have cold hands and feet (2)? 5. Are you sensitive to cold (2)? 6. Do you have difficulty thinking (2)? 7. Do you find it hard to concentrate (2)? 8. Do you…
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Immune Balancing Injections for Allergy- New Treatment At Kinetic Patterns
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

LDA Injections If you have any type of allergy symptoms, you want to know about LDA injections, Kinetic Pattern’s new immune balancing treatment.  LDA  (low dose allergen) injections take homeopathic food, mold and inhalant allergens, and combine them with an immune balancing enzyme, causing a retraining of the immune system- restoring proper immune tolerance. Due…
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Are you in Peri-menopause? Symptoms begin during regular menses
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Three of nine changes can confirm that you are perimenopausal even if your flow is still regular: 1.Shorter cycles (25 days or less); 2.Increased cramps; 3.Heavier flow; 4.Increased trouble sleeping-especially waking up in the middle of sleep; 5.New or increased migraine headaches; 6.Night sweats-especially if they tend to occur before or during flow; 7.An increase in or…
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Stretching Instructions
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General Stretching Instructions relax in a comfortable position Stretch Slowly Stretch in a NO PAIN range of motion Do 2-3 repetitions of each, holding 3-5 seconds Stretch every 1-1.5 hours – FREQUENCY IS THE KEY! STRETCH BOTH SIDES Click images to enlarge

Using Body Temperature to Gauge Thyroid and Adrenal Levels
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Is it Your Thyroid or Adrenals? Human body temp should be 37 degrees C and consistent, with a max variation of 0.3 degrees. Take your temp 3 x day for 5 days, and don’t eat for at least 30 mins before or drink hot tea.  Women should avoid ovulation week to test as their temperatures…
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Sleep Easy- Natural Treatment for Insomnia and Restless Sleep
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

My 5 top Natural Treatments for Insomnia 1. Magnesium: Magnesium calms your nervous system, induces relaxation, reduces blood pressure, decreases PMS tension, increases energy in the day, and treats constipation and muscle cramps. Dosage: 200 to 800 mg at night. I like one package of Magneliveurs before bed. 2. Withania (Ashwaganda): This herb enhances mental…
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Problems with the Current Thyroid Tests
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Is Your Thyroid Working Properly? Thyroid Hormone Testing TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is the medical gold standard for testing thyroid function. TSH is the hormone released by the brain talking to the thyroid, telling it to make more hormones.  It is not measuring thyroid hormone itself.  You are typically considered hypothyroid only when your TSH…
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Assess your Risk of Osteoporosis- No Testing Necessary
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Try this great osteoporosis self assessment tool! Use this simple calculation and assess your risk of osteoporosis. Age-Weight (kg) = chance of osteoporosis If you score 0 or less your risk is less than 5% If you score 0-20 your risk is approx. 15-20% If you score 20 or more your risk is approx. 50-60%…
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