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). It contains high potency lactobacillus and bifidus, both known to support your body's defenses against intestinal inflammation and diseases. Our formulation contains 8 billion live bacteria per capsule (at time of manufacture),and fructooligosaccharides (fos) for the best assimilation. Fos have been shown to help with improvement of calcium and magnesium absorption, balance gut ph, lipid profiles, strengthening of intestinal barrier and reduction of pathogenic bacteria.
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).
What is Colloidal Silver ? Nutrivital Colloidal Silver is a pure all 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. How does it work ? Nutrivital Colloidal Silver is an effective wide spectrum antibiotic that disables the enzyme that all viruses, fungi and one-celled bacteria use to metabolize oxygen. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. There are no known disease-causing bacteria that can survive in the presence of even minute traces of colloidal silver. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which also destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. A lost TreasureFor centuries we have known the properties of silver. The ancients stored their water in silver vessels to prevent bacteria from growing. The American settlers would put a silver dollar in their milk containers to hinder its spoilage. 70 years ago colloidal silver was a proven germ fighter and the mainstay of antibiotic treatment - articles regarding the benefits of colloidal silver were frequently seen in medical journals. Production methods, however, were costly and unreliable. Colloidal research was set aside in favour of fast working, more toxic and potentially dangerous – but cheaper to produce – drugs. In the late 1970s, interest in silver was rekindled. A research unit, having tried many other medicines, stumbled upon silver while searching for an effective treatment for burns victims. They found that silver was not only incredibly effective as a germ fighter, but could be used over large areas of the body and is non-toxic and non-stinging - even to the eyes. Biomedical research has since 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. Apply to any affected surface 1 to 4 times daily or use as instructed by your health-care practitioner.
Nutrivital Yucca is traditionally used for cleaning the colon and regulating colonic bacteria as it is believed to have powerful anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. This implies the support of the body's other eliminative systems, such as kidneys, liver, lymph and blood. It is also traditionally used as a gentle laxative to correct constipation.Yucca is high in vitamins A, B, and C, and contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, manganese and copper, all of which support the proper functioning of the digestive tract. Research Study Research Study In 1975, Dr. Robert Bingham, director of the National Arthritis Medical Clinic, tested Yucca saponin extract on 149 patients at the California center. Most of the patients later felt less pain, stiffness, and swelling in their joints. Others also received additional benefits, such as migraine relief, lower blood pressure, and cholestero/-triglyceride reduction. Dr. Bingham believes that the saponins aid digestion and absorption of fats. They work as cleansing substances, which help prevent absorption of harmful bacteria and protozoa from the bowel that cause stiffness and inflammation in the joints. Take10 drops in a little water or apply topically 2 month supply if 10 drops per day 1 month supply if 20 drops per day. Occasionally, Yucca can cause intestinal cramping and harsh bowel evacuation. In these cases, reduce the amount of Yucca taken, and/or combine with ginger. It is not recommended that Yucca is used from more than three months, as it may interfere with fat-soluble vitamins.