Here's some of what they say about multiple sclerosis:
"We do not suggest that metal allergy is the only cause of MS. But anyone with MS can take a MELISAŽ test to see if hypersensitivity to metals may be contributing to their symptoms. Please remember that the use of steroids or anti-inflammatory medication may affect the test results as MELISAŽ measures the response of the immune system.
Already, we have seen MS patients make a partial and, in some cases, full recovery by removing the source of metal they were reacting to - often dental fillings. The MELISAŽFoundation is keen to work with any MS charity which would like to test what we believe is a breakthrough. Click here for a case report. "
Retrieved 10 January 2012
On 10 Jan 2012, at 09:54, Nick Miller wrote:
> OK Johnathan, I get your general drift - but nevertheless white cell
> sensitivity using lymphocyte transformation is a well-established test
> (I was trained to do it myself in Guy's in 1970) which has been widely
> used e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry as a test of chronic
> toxicity. MELISA are the people who have developed the test into its
> modern form and I wouldn't have any doubt that if you are asking the
> question "is this person sensitised to xxxx by a type IV
> hypersensitivity reaction" then this test will give you the answer.
> Nick Miller
> On 10/01/2012, Jonathan Kay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I think that's the same organisation who have the following on their
>> "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
>> When metal particles enter the body of someone who is hypersensitive, their
>> body can mistakenly feel under attack by a virus. This alerts what is known
>> as the "HPA Axis" and results in an urge to lie down or rest until the
>> "attack" is conquered. This brings on fatigue which can last as long as the
>> person is in contact with the source of metal. The MELISAŽtest can diagnose
>> such people, and identify which metal they are reacting to. Click here for a
>> case report.
>> The MELISAŽ Medica Foundation has conducted extensive search on CFS
>> patients. A study involving 930 fatigued patients saw more than half (62
>> percent) test positive for metal allergy. The majority of those who went on
>> to remove the offending metal reported substantial health improvements."
>> Retrieved 10 January 2012
>> On 10 Jan 2012, at 09:29, Nick Miller wrote:
>>> You need to measure white cell sensitivity to silicone, rather than
>>> silicone itself.
>>> This is best done using the MELISA system (which is a development of
>>> the lymphocyte transformation test) and you can contact their UK
>>> office for prices and sampling protocol via the web, which will bring
>>> you to
>>> MELISA Diagnostics Ltd
>>> Tel +44 20 8133 5166
>>> Fax +44 20 8711 5958
>>> Email [log in to unmask]
>>> Nick Miller
>>> On 09/01/2012, Sarah Mapplebeck <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> I've had a phone call from one of our local GPs. Several patients have
>>>> turned up asking for their blood tests as they have PIP implants.
>>>> are sending patients to their GPs who don't know what to do.
>>>> Are we meant to measure silcone in these patients and if so, any ideas on
>>>> the laboratory providing this? What are others doing?
>>>> Thanks, Sarah
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