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Metal sensitivity testing

Exposure to metals in dental fillings and implants, joint prostheses, pacemakers, environmental pollutants and jewellery can lead to health problems in susceptible individuals.

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Lyme disease testing

MELISA improves laboratory diagnosis by confirming active disease in patients with clinical symptoms of Lyme.

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FDA Statement and Metal Hypersensitivity

The FDA has issued a statement addressing the concerns about the bio-compatibility and function of medical devices. Our conference in November 2018 mirrored these concerns

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Download our leaflets on various topics such as metal hypersensitivity in orthopaedics, dentistry, spinal surgery and titanium implants.

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December 8, 2022

The use of MELISA for orthopedic surgery

This new study determined the relevance of metal hypersensitivity in patients with failed orthopedic implants and those requiring orthopedic implant surgery, using MELISA testing. Metal

October 3, 2022

A comprehensive summary of disease variants implicated in metal allergy

New article lists hundreds of publications describing metal-specific hypersensitivity responses, identifying over 50 unique manifestations. A comprehensive summary of disease variants implicated in metal allergy

April 28, 2022

Addressing the Toxic Effects of the Exposome

Dentist Mary Ellen Chalmers will speak about “Identifying Oral Health and Dentistry Concerns in the Toxic Patient” at an online conference on functional medicine, 10-12

June 9, 2021

New MELISA research

In this study, 94% of patients confirmed significant health improvement after they followed recommendations based on the results of their MELISA test. Titanium and Other

March 23, 2021

Research study

The Experiences of Patients with Allergy to Metal Have you been diagnosed with metal hypersensitivity? We’ve been contacted by researchers at the University of Victoria,

February 17, 2021

Upcoming conferences

Learn more about the effects of metals on health through these conferences: IAOMT Biological Dental & Medical Conference Hyatt Regency Sarasota March 11-13, 2021

November 19, 2020

Webinar on metal sensitivity

On 23 November, a 3-hour session on Hypersensitization Reactions due to Metal and Metalloid Exposure will be broadcast as part of The 2nd International Industrial

November 19, 2020

MELISA Autumn Newsletter

The latest newsletter looks at actions taken by the FDA following on from the Medical Devices Committee meeting in November 2019. We also look at

September 25, 2020

FDA statement on amalgam

People with known heightened sensitivity (allergy) to mercury or other components of dental amalgam should not get amalgam fillings, according to FDA’s new directives on

August 26, 2020

Knee Hypersensitivity Webinar

Metal Hypersensitivity in Knee Replacement Surgery Webinar recording Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons, Alberto Gregori and David Donaldson discuss the prevalence of hypersensitivity, symptoms post-op and how

  • “In daily practice, I see how dental metal fillings (eg amalgam), as well as dental or orthopedic implants, can have an adverse effects on arrhythmias (eg atrial fibrillation). For many patients, establishing a timeline between a dental or orthopaedic procedure and their symptoms developing will aid diagnosis."

    MUDr. Jan Maňoušek

    Cardiologist, University Hospital Brno, Czechia

  • “I have many patients that are interested in this type of testing associated with implants. Thank you for the great work you have done.”

    Dr Scott Schroeder, Podiatric Physician and Surgeon

    Foot & Ankle Center, Wenatchee, WA, USA

  • “A type IV metal allergy is often overlooked as a culprit in many of today's chronic illnesses. MELISA testing gives targeted information on what needs to be avoided. Many patients get their life back with this information instead of remaining chronically ill for the rest of their days.”

    Dr Toril Jelter MD, General Practitioner & Pediatrician

    Mount Diablo Integrated Wellness Center, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

  • “Working in holistic dentistry I use an integrated approach and treat the patient as a whole, focusing on the dental need in the larger context of the person’s overall well-being. MELISA provides me with invaluable information for the most suitable materials to be used.”

    Dr Goran D. Stojanovic, Dental Surgeon

    The Ella Clinic, London, UK

1 week ago

Melisa Diagnostics

Many will have seen the devastating news that singer Celine Dion has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome. We wanted to highlight the remarkable case of Dana Jeske, a mechanical engineer living near Seattle, who experienced intermittent paralysis for five years, before regaining his ability to walk and move his body normally after he had all metal implants taken out of his body and teeth. The Mayo Clinic had diagnosed him with Stiff Person Syndrome. His case is described in the YouTube video by Dr Scott Schroeder.

Three months after surgery, in which 8 small stainless steel screws were placed in Jeske's, feet he started developing periodic episodes, where his body would go completely rigid. He could breath but could not talk or actively move any muscle in his body. This started at 45 minutes per day but the periodic “paralysis” progressed to 10-12 hours per day of immobility. For almost 6 years, this was his life.

Due to another foot problem requiring surgery, he returned to his surgeon Dr Schroeder, who noticed swelling over the areas the screws were placed and recommended removal of the screws. Overnight, Jeske went from being paralyzed 10-12 hours a day down to 3 hours a day.

Since Dr Schroeder had been studying metal allergies for years he sent Jeske’s blood for MELISA testing for metal allergies. The results showed that Jeske was allergic to nickel; the screws in his feet contained 14-16% nickel. MELISA also discovered he was HIGHLY allergic to palladium; the 2 white gold crowns in his mouth contained 26% palladium! Immediately after removal of his last palladium containing white gold crown all of his paralysis resolved.

At the November 2019 meeting of the FDA's Committee Investigating Metals Used in Medical Devices, Dr. Schroeder presented Jeske's case and the cases of some of his other patients. Over his thirty-year career, Dr. Schroeder has encountered numerous cases involving neuromuscular and other systemic symptoms (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lupus & RA symptoms, brain fog, migraines, etc) that have dramatically improved or resolved once the offending metal was removed. In the past decade Dr Schroeder has removed over 1,000 implants in over 400 patients.
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2 months ago

Melisa Diagnostics

Metal allergies and MELISA testing were featured in the podcast Jump in Detox! created by Nicolas Mayaud N.D., a heavy metal detox expert in Switzerland. ... See MoreSee Less

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