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Hair Growth Treatment
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We are now offering a treatment for hair growth is called PRF injections and involves extracting the platelet rich fibrin from your own blood. The blood is withdrawn, centrifuged and then injected into problem areas to stimulate growth and repair. We have had recently great success with this new treatment, you can see the result…
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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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Hormone Balancing for Weight Loss
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

If you are eating a good diet, exercise regularly, and still can’t loose weight chances are you have a hormone imbalance. Most overweight patients I see do not actually eat a huge amount of food. They usually have two situations; one is lack of exercise and the other is a hormone imbalance. Many of them…
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Stressed or Emotional? Try a Nervous System Tonic!
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Natural Treatment for Stress and Anxiety Today’s lifestyle can be quite hectic.  Deadlines, working moms, high debt loads and internal pressure are just a few things new to our culture. Even if you take the time for yoga, meditation, and exercise, your body may be feeling the effects of stress. Stress affects everyone differently; for some…
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