Chronic infections result from a weakened immune system. Most people don’t realize that the human body is constantly being “attacked” by threats: bacteria, viruses, parasites, and so on. When the immune system is strong, these threats are warded off. However, when the immune system is weak, the “gates are open” and these threats enter the body and lead to infection after infection.
Treating Chronic Infections
Conventional medicine typically treats chronic infection at the infection-level, or through antibiotics. This can temporarily increase the body’s ability to temporarily ward-off threats, but can also lead to a variety of side-effects, including problems resulting from the killing of healthy bacteria and problems related to antibiotic buildup. Antibiotics also neglect to target the root cause of why the immune system is weak in the first place.
At The Centre For Integrated Health, we aim to explore how specific environmental and emotional issues may “trigger” a weaker immune system;and what agents are promoting the infection
Our treatment approach typically includes strengthening the immune system through nutrition supplements, homeopathic remedies and herbs. In some cases, a topical application of colloidal silver may be quite helpful. We also screen for various food allergies and other issues that are likely to be undetected by conventional assessments.
Chronic infection is an exhausting and quite dangerous illness, and it doesn’t need to control your life! Contact us to learn more about how our screening technology and natural treatment options can both improve your immune system and help you deal with symptoms at the same time.
There follows a list of products that clients have enjoyed success with. For personalised advice, please email or call 01730 233 414.
GLA is an important Omega 6 EFA, which the body uses to help maintain hormone balance and optimum health, especially in women. Starflower Oil offers 204mg of GLA, almost three times more GLA than the same amount of Evening Primrose Oil.1 cap to be taken daily unless otherwise instructed by a health care professional
Acidophilus is renowned to be of use for the balance of good and bad bacteria in the bowel. It can be used to return the intestinal flora back to normal, healthy levels (natural flora levels may be affected by fungus or antibiotics). Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum form part of the body’s normal micro-flora and encourage a healthy intestinal environment, promoting proper digestion and immune function and supporting the bodies natural defences against infection, inflammation and disease.
The addition of FOS (fructooligosaccharides - short chain fatty acids), which act as fuel for the growth and maintenance of beneficial gut flora, makes this formula especially useful in cases of dysbiosis due to pathogentic bacteria, fungal overgrowth or following antibiotic use. FOS have shown to be help improve calcium and magnesium absorption, balance gut Ph, improve lipid profiles and strengthen the intestinal barrier.
Echinacea stimulates and restores the immune system. May be used for both chronic and acute conditions to improve immune response and shorten infection time. Long term use strengthens the immune system and increases resistance to infection. Echinacea, Marigold, Wild Indigo and St Johns Wort all have stimulating effects on aspects of the immune response. Milk Thistle has an indirect effect via improvement of liver function.15 drops to be taken in water twice daily unless otherwise instructed by a healthcare professional. In cases of acute infection, dose frequency can be increased to up to 6 times daily. Should not be taken for more than 6 weeks at a time, followed by a 4 week break before resuming. Not to be taken by those on tri-cyclic anti-depressant therapy (TCA).
Nutrivital Colloidal Silver is a non-toxic natural substance consisting of sub-microscopic clusters of silver, held in suspension of pure ionized water by a tiny electric charge placed on each particle.
Colloidal Silver is an effective wide spectrum antibiotic that disables the enzyme which all viruses, fungi and one-celled bacteria use to metabolize oxygen, while, unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, leaving beneficial enzymes intact. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems.
Biomedical research has shown that no known disease-causing organism – bacteria, virus or fungus – can live for more than a few minutes in the presence of even minute traces of metallic silver.
Colloidal Silver is absolutely safe for humans, animals, reptiles, plants, and all multi-celled living organisms.
Yucca is rich in steroid sapinins and is traditionally used for cleaning the colon and regulating colonic bacteria as it is believed to have powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Yucca has a cleansing action in the bowel and by enhancing proper elimination Yucca supports over all detoxification in the body.
Nutrivital Yucca may support healthy cholesterole balance. It is rich in saponins which have a gently foaming action in the intestines. saponins bind to cholesterol preventing it from being re-absorped and causing its elimination via the bowel.
Yucca saponins block the release of toxins from bacteria the intestines which inhibit normal formation of cartilage. This may give Yucca an important role in slowing the progression and reducing the symptoms of chronic degenerative diseases, joint inflammation, arthritis and rheumatism. Patients also reported additional benefits such as migraine relief, lower blood pressure, as well as cholesterol & triglyceride reduction.
Yucca increases nitrogen retention by up to 35% by blocking the urease enzyme responsible for converting the nitrogen from proteins to urea, making it of interest to athletes and bodybuilders.
Yucca also Contains Vitamins A, B, C and Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Manganese and Copper.