Ways to Identify Lyme Disease

Could it be Lyme Disease? Lyme Disease is often called “The Great Imitator” Lyme infection can mimic the following conditions: MS ALS Parkinson’s fibromyalgia chronic fatigue syndrome rheumatoid arthritis autistic-spectrum disorders (kids) many other disorders

NeurOptimal Neurofeedback: update and summer special

NeurOptimal neurofeedback is an amazing therapy with benefits for autistic-spectrum disorders, ADHD, Lyme disease, depression, anxiety and eating disorders to name just a few.  We have had a wide array of people doing sessions over the past year, with varying diagnoses, and the results have been impressive. Improved sleep, more positive emotional state, improved memory & cognitive function, and better ability to focus and concentrate are among the top benefits. Here are what some of our patients have experienced so […]
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The Low-Down on Heavy Metals

Heavy metal toxicity is an issue that exists alongside many other health conditions and diagnoses.  Many of my autistic-spectrum patients have heavy metal toxicity, many of my Lyme disease patients have heavy metal toxicity, but I would bet that many people without any official diagnosis have high levels of heavy metals in their bodies that may be affecting their neurological function.  With the pollution surrounding us today, heavy metals are a part of the environment.   There are a few […]
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The Autism and Lyme Disease Connection

Autism and Lyme disease: what is the connection?   I was at a Lyme disease conference this week listening to Dr. Robert Bransfield speak.  He cited some scary figures –   That one single case of autism can cost $3.2 million over the course of a lifetime; and That 20% of autism may be associated with Lyme disease.   We certainly know that Lyme disease has extensive neurological manifestations, causing cognitive, psycho-emotional and behavioral changes – all things that that […]
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The Three Pillars of Health and Disease

The Three Pillars of Health and “Dis”ease:  in simple terms In today’s medical environment, it is increasingly difficult to wade through the myriad of information available and decipher exactly what is involved in achieving optimal health.  Most Americans have some health problems, many of which are medicated, but not actually treated at the root cause level.  In other words, the symptoms are being treated, but not the underlying cause of disease. In my experience working with a wide range of […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Autism

The health issues of children suffering with an autistic-spectrum disorder are very complex. Genetic susceptibilities, digestive problems, yeast, parasitic, viral, and other chronic infections, nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, gluten and casein intolerance, heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune issues, and vaccine injury make up a short list of the stressors and health problems facing these children. Dr. Nicola’s approach is to help optimize your child’s potential. This includes utilizing a wide variety of diagnostic tests to scientifically assess their underlying body function, […]
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Pre-Conception Health Care

Dr. Nicola’s Natural Preconception Program™ , developed by Dr. Nicola McFadzean, is a program that prepares both parents for healthy conception and pregnancy. It is a preventive program that addresses nutritional, lifestyle and environmental factors, noting their importance in the development of a healthy baby. The impetus for this program came from Dr. Nicola’s work with children with autistic-spectrum disorders (ASD). In the United States today, 1 in 160 children are diagnosed with autism. Autistic-spectrum disorders have reached epidemic proportions, […]
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Heavy Metal Chelation for Autism

Heavy metal toxicity is a key component in many children suffering with autistic-spectrum disorders. Whether through exposure via environmental factors such as contaminated food or water, or vaccinations these toxins are detrimental to your child’s health. The detection of toxicity levels of heavy metals is challenging and sometimes difficult to quantify. Tests such as hair analysis (Great Plains or Doctor’s Data) are a good place to start and can give some useful information with regards to the potential of heavy […]
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Testing for Autism Spectrum Disorders

There are many different tests that can be used to gather information about the biochemical stressors your child may be under. The amount of testing required to get started on a supportive program differs tremendously, and can be tailored according to the individual situation. However, the more information Dr. Nicola has regarding the health status of your child, the better she will be able to help him or her. Following are descriptions of some of the tests Dr. Nicola may […]
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Role of Nutrition in Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

THE ROLE OF NUTRITION IN THE TREATMENT OF ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological syndrome which is characterized by distractibility, impulsivity and restlessness. Theories vary as to whether it has a hereditary basis, if it is a psychological disorder caused by parenting styles or environmental factors, or whether it is caused by societal factors such as teaching styles in schools and the impact of television. The role of nutrition in ADHD has been […]
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