Kinetic Patterns Health Blog

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Update on Screening for Breast Cancer
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1.  Mammograms Recent debate regarding appropriate measures for breast cancer screening for women may have left you with questions about what sort of screening, if any is right for you.  If you are confused, it is not surprising…there are so many differing opinions based on extensive medical research and experience and the medical community is…
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Natural Treatment for Endometriosis
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

There are many great herbs and nutrition tips for endometriosis. Endometrial tissue grows in the presence of estrogen, so balancing estrogen and progesterone is the foundation of treatment, with a bit of immune and pelvic circulation support.  I recommend a hormone test to measure the estrogen and progesterone levels, specifically the 24 hr. urine hormone…
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Natural Treatment for Fibroids
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

There are many great herbs and foods to decrease fibroids. Fibroids are high in estrogen receptors, so balancing estrogen and progesterone is the cornerstone of treatment.  I recommend a hormone test to measure the estrogen and progesterone levels, specifically the 24 hr. urine hormone test. Treatment Goals Increase liver clearance of estrogen: eat at least…
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Introduction to Hormone Balancing
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FREE naturopathic evening session on balancing your hormones. Topics include: Key hormones involved with healthy aging and ideal weight Why many hormones are in disarray today Bio-identical hormones Lifestyle and nutrition tips for hormone balancing Dr. Melanie MacIver, ND will answer your questions during the Q & A. Wednesday Oct. 5th, 7 – 8pm at…
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Balance Your Thyroid for Ideal Weight and Energy
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Thyroid deficiency is extremely common today, especially in women. Many people have low thyroid hormone and don’t even know it, which may be due to a lack of proper blood testing, or the fact that the lab reference ranges are much too forgiving.  I see many patients that their lab values are “borderline”, yet with…
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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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Treating Your Child’s Fever Naturally
by Doctor Melanie MacIver

Fevers are a natural defense against infectious agents: viral, bacterial or environmental.  Teething may also cause a low fever (<101°) Most fevers are beneficial to a child and caused by viruses, and rarely exceed 104-105° Treat the child, not the fever. Consider how the child is acting- mood, activity level, are they playing, are they…
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Healthy Breasts For Life
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Take the Daily Breast Massage Challenge Imagine a world where every mother, daughter, grandmother, aunt or sister has healthy breasts for life.  Imagine a world, where breast milk is pure and free from synthetic and toxic chemicals, where our children are born free from chemical impurities, where our wombs are safe havens for the miraculous…
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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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Hormone Balancing -Weight Loss
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FREE naturopathic evening session on balancing your hormones t0 lose weight. Also included is information on lifestyle and nutrition and weight loss supplements. Dr. Melanie MacIver, ND will answer your questions on weight loss during the Q & A. Wednesday May 25th, 7 – 8pm at #603 – 805 West Broadway, Vancouver Register now by…
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