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 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 body’s 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 been shown to help improve calcium and magnesium
absorption, balance gut Ph, improve lipid profiles, and strengthen the
Echinacea stimulates and restores the immune system. It 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 John’s wort all have stimulating effects on aspects of the immune
response. Milk thistle has an indirect effect via improvement of
NutriVital Colloidal Silver is a non-toxic natural substance consisting of
sub-microscopic clusters of silver, held in a 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 that viruses, fungi, and one-celled bacteria use to metabolize
oxygen. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, this leaves beneficial
enzymes intact. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and
dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic, and
Yucca is rich in steroid sapinins. It is traditionally used for cleaning the
colon and regulating colonic bacteria as it is believed to have powerful
antifungal and antibacterial properties. Yucca has a cleansing action in
the bowel, and by enhancing proper elimination, yucca supports overall
detoxification in the body.
NutriVital Yucca may support healthy cholesterol balance. It is rich in
saponins which have a gentle foaming action in the intestines. Saponins
bind to cholesterol, preventing it from being reabsorbed and causing its
elimination via the bowel.
Yucca saponins block the release of toxins from bacteria in 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. Further benefits reported include migraine relief, lower blood
pressure, and cholesterol and 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, and C, potassium,
calcium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and copper.