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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.

Lyme Disease Protocols

This protocol was put together by Dr. Nicola drawing on a number of information sources as well as her own clinical experience. The actual remedies selected, as well as testing done to assess underlying stressors on the body, will vary according to the individual.  Please do not take this as medical advice. This protocol is for educational purposes only. Work with your own doctor, or make an appointment with Dr. Nicola, to have a full evaluation and an individually tailored […]
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Lyme Disease Testing

A variety of tests are available for Lyme disease assessment, however, test results are sometimes ambiguous and therefore diagnosis must be made based on history and symptom picture as well as test results. Many doctors who are unfamiliar with Lyme disease just use the Lyme test available in their local laboratory. This is usually the Lyme ELISA. This tests measure a patient’s antibody, IgM and/or IgG, in response to exposure to the Lyme bacteria. By today’s standards, these tests are […]
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Dr. Nicola’s Approach to Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a complex and multi-factorial illness, and subsequently there is no straight-forward, one-size-fits-all approach to treating it. Dr Nicola adopts a comprehensive approach, blending western medicine with traditional naturopathic therapies. She is not opposed to the use of long-term antibiotic regimens in many cases, and in fact, supports and manages these protocols for many of her patients. However, Dr. Nicola goes further to incorporate natural therapies such as immune support, detoxification support, hormone balancing, preventive anti-fungal regimens, digestive […]
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The Spiritual Quest for Thinness

The Spiritual Quest for Thinness Back in the 18th Century, ascetics fasted, starved themselves and wasted away to anorectic proportions in pursuit of spiritual purity. The belief stood that thinness was equivocal with purity, goodness and moral transcendence. Fasting would cleanse a woman of her sins and make her feel ‘pure’. Food was seen as a poison, a source of contamination that would rid a person of their spirituality. These people were known as Holy Anorectics. Today, many women in […]
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Keeping the Drive Alive: Maintaining a Healthy Sex Life at Any Age

Keeping the Drive Alive: maintaining a healthy sex life at any age By Nicola McFadzean, N.D. Human sexuality is a topic that gets ignored, misrepresented and generally swept under the rug. Our sexuality is a big part of who we are, but as men and women age, physiological changes occur that can alter the way we feel about and respond to sex, both physically and emotionally. Men and women relate to sex differently, and what we need from sex changes […]
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Oxalates and Their Role in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)

Oxalates and Their Role in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) Oxalates are non-toxic organic compounds naturally occurring in certain foods, mainly vegetables and fruits. An accumulation of oxalic acid crystals in the muscle and connective tissue cells may be the cause of the muscle aches and pain associated with FMS. FMS can be a debilitating condition, involving many systems within the body. It stands apart from arthritis and autoimmune reactivity in that the muscles are not inflamed on biopsy. However, the pain […]
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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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Naturopathic Approaches to Lyme Disease Treatment

NATUROPATHIC APPROACHES TO LYME DISEASE TREATMENT By Nicola McFadzean, N.D. Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that utilizes natural therapies such as herbal medicine and homeopathy, along with diet and lifestyle changes. The philosophy underlying naturopathic medicine is to treat the underlying cause of disease, to treat the person holistically, and to start treatment using least invasive therapies first, working up the therapeutic order as necessary. Naturopathic medicine is well placed to assist patients with chronic Lyme disease. While […]
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Lyme Disease: A cause of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis

Lyme Disease: a cause of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and arthritis By Nicola McFadzean, N.D. Lyme disease was once thought of as an obscure disease that only affected people living in the northeast. Increasingly, however, Lyme disease is showing itself to be more prevalent than ever, and more widespread throughout the country, and indeed the world. The number of Lyme disease cases is difficult to estimate because of both unreported and undiagnosed cases. The number of reported cases exceeds 20,000 per […]
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