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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 are hallmark in […]
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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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