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Metal allergy 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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Testimonials

Read stories from those who found MELISA played a key part in their journey to good health.


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Brochures

Download our brochures on various topics such as metal allergy in orthopaedics or metal allergy and titanium implants.


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October 13, 2017

In memoriam Vera Stejskal, inventor of MELISA testing

Dr Vera Stejskal, inventor of MELISA testing, has passed away after a brief period of illness. A pioneer in the field of immunotoxicology, her groundbreaking

September 7, 2017

Hypersensitivity to implantable cardiac devices

This study aims to evaluate whether patients with late complications of pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators have hypersensitivity reactions to some of the materials used in generators

July 6, 2017

Environmental toxins and obesity conference

BSEM members promote the study and good practice of allergy, environmental and nutritional medicine. Their November 10 conference about obesity and type 2 diabetes will look

July 6, 2017

Metal on metal hips and toxicity fears

Patients in the UK with metal on metal hips who are not suffering symptoms such as hip pain or swelling are being recalled for further

June 22, 2017

Summer newsletter

The main stories in our summer newsletter are: Delayed metal hypersensitivity symptoms may develop after 2 years; Gluten-free diet may increase exposure to mercury and

June 15, 2017

MELISA will be at the BSEM conference in London June 15

MELISA will be attending the BSEM’s Systems Medicine conference : Bridging the Gap between Science and Clinical Practice. With presentations on the impact of nutrition,

June 13, 2017

Rash and discomfort after eating wheat?

This study published in Nutrients 2017, suggests that contact dermatitis due to nickel allergy is more frequent in patients with non-coeliac wheat sensitivity. The study

June 10, 2017

Women experience more pain after knee or hip surgery

Why do women experience pain more often than men after total hip or knee replacement surgery? This study links unexplained pain with an increased rate

June 1, 2017

Delayed hypersensitivity reactions may affect patients after 8 years

“I have seen patients who have experienced a delayed hypersensitivity reaction and rejected an implant after eight years of having it in” says a Consultant

May 28, 2017

On-going research projects

On-going research projects MELISA Foundation is currently working together with scientist to advance research in the following fields of medicine: 1. The role of heavy

  • “MELISA is a fundamental cornerstone of my practice."

    Dr Mary Ellen Chalmers, DMD

    Functional Medicine Based Dentistry, Santa Rosa, CA, USA

  • “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