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Archives for March 2010

Eating Disorder Testing

The following lab tests are examples of those used by Dr. Nicola to ascertain the underlying stressors that may be contributing to an eating disorder or that may be the result of an eating disorder. The amount of testing required will depend on the individual. At times, Dr. Nicola may only need to do one or two tests; at other times a more comprehensive work-up may be indicated. Foundational Health Program (BioHealth Diagnostics) – markers for protein digestion, liver detoxification […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Eating Disorders

The line between eating disorders, compulsive eating, food addiction and mood disorders is blurred, but many of us fall somewhere along the continuum. Whether you are stuck in a pattern of chronic dieting, binging and purging or compulsive eating, regardless of how many times you have been around the diet roundabout, there is a way out! There are many factors on a physical and biochemical level that affect your ability to maintain a healthy weight and recover from disordered eating […]
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Weight Loss and Alkaline Water

Today’s drinking water has been treated with so many chemicals and recycled so many times that it has been rendered a lifeless, tasteless liquid. Chemically, it is still H2O, but much of the good has been lost and, unfortunately, many toxic things have been added as well. This phenomenon is like the air you breathe while in an airport and more specifically the airplane itself. You can breathe but the air is markedly stale and lacking in oxygen. The same […]
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Weight Loss and HCG Diet

LOSE WEIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL WITH THE HCG PROTOCOL FOR WEIGHT LOSS WHAT IS THE HCG DIET? The HCG diet is based on the work of Dr. ATW Simeon, who discovered that the true cause of obesity and being overweight is an abnormally operating hypothalamus. This causes intense and constant hunger, low metabolism, food cravings, and abnormal excess fat storage in problem areas of the body. The HCG protocol combines a strict and specific diet with a small daily […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Weight Loss

There are many factors that go into the regulation of weight and body composition. Dr. Nicola works to find the underlying causes of weight gain, and rebalances the body so that it regulates its own healthy weight. Examples of underlying causes of weight gain include: Low thyroid function Imbalances in adrenal hormones (cortisol) Cellular toxicity and sluggish liver function Stress (through its impact on hormones and neurological circuitry) Imbalances in brain chemicals Candida/ yeast overgrowth Food sensitivities and gluten intolerance […]
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Male Hormones

The “mid-life crisis” that affects men in their 40’s and 50’s has never been well understood in medical terms. We now know that men go through hormonal changes in their middle years, just like women do. It’s been termed “andropause”, and it can be just as debilitating and emotionally challenging as menopause can be for women. Men and women have the same sex hormones in their bodies, just in different proportions. Men have a predominance of testosterone, while their estrogen […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Hormones

Dr. Nicola works with both men and women with health problems relating to hormone imbalance, including – * Menopause and peri-menopause * Andropause * Pre-menstrual syndrome * Preconception health * Infertility * PCOS * Uterine fibroids * Ovarian cysts There are many factors that influence the hormonal milieu within a man or woman’s body. Most people do not realize that any kind of stress of the body can throw out the delicate balance and give rise to symptoms. Such stressors […]
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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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Burrascano’s Guidelines for Lyme

Click here to read Dr. Burrascano’s Treatment Guidelines 2008. Dr. Burrascano has developed comprehensive antibiotic protocols for the treatment of acute and chronic Lyme disease that have been widely adopted and utilized by other physicians.