Diabetes is a serious health disease in which the body cannot produce enough insulin. As a result, excessive sugar builds-up in the blood, leading to potentially serious problems with the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and blood vessels.
Currently, there is no known conventional medicine cure for diabetes. It is typically managed through insulin injections and/or strict dietary control.
At The Centre For Integrated Health, we develop health improvement programmes tailored to the needs of each individual, and the type and severity of their diabetes. We pay very close attention to dietary habits and other lifestyle factors that can contribute to blood sugar mismanagement, and we often recommend supplementation. While we recognize that there is no “cure” for diabetes, we can offer support to help alleviate symptoms and help you manage the condition efficiently and effectively. In some rare causes, insulin-dependent diabetics who have even been treated at The Centre have been able to come off insulin!
Diabetes is a life-changing disease that affects sufferers, their families, and their friends. We understand how stressful and frightening this disease can be. We invite you to call us for a supportive and individualised review of your specific treatment options. While we cannot promise to cure diabetes (nobody can promise that), we can potentially provide you with measurable improvement so that you can manage your diabetes confidently and comfortably.
There follows a list of products that clients have enjoyed success with. For personalised advice, please email or call 01730 233 414.
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
The B group vitamins work synergistically as co-factors for thousands
of enzymatic reactions in the body. Best known for their crucial role in
energy production and reactions of the Krebs cycle, B vitamins are also
vital for the breakdown and metabolism of fats, blood sugar control,
and fluid balance. They are especially effective at boosting energy during
times of physical and/or emotional stress, when these vitamins are
The health and proper functioning of the cardiovascular system
relies on B vitamins as they are involved in nerve conduction,
neurotransmitter synthesis, and proper muscle function, including that
of the heart.
Adequate B vitamins are required by the endocrine system, with B6
being particularly beneficial for balancing hormones in women with
symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. B vitamins also support the health
of the skin, hair, and nails.
NutriVital B complex contains B6 in the most easily
assimilated form of pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P). It also
includes choline and inositol which work in synergy
with B vitamins.
NutriVital Enzyme Complex is a plant-based, broad spectrum digestive
enzyme formula, suitable for vegetarians and well tolerated by sensitive
Absorption and utilisation of nutrients from our food relies on the
proper breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Many people
benefit from digestive support to enhance this breakdown, particularly
during times of illness and recovery; or simply as we age, when the body’s
pool of enzymes naturally declines. Taking digestive enzymes can help
reduce the burden on the digestive system, conserving energy during
fatigue, or convalescence.
NutriVital Enzyme Complex is high in amylase, making it especially
helpful for high carbohydrate diets. It also contains lactase, specifically
to help break down the lactose from milk, and cellulase, which helps
to metabolise the indigestible cell wall of plants that may inhibit the
absorption of nutrients.
Today’s diet is vastly different from that of our ancestors, lacking
both the variety and quantity of essential nutrients. Deficiencies are
increasingly widespread. One of the most common of these is essential
While most essential fatty acids can be synthesized in the body,
omegas 3 and 6 need to be supplemented through the diet. Flaxseed is
the richest plant source of omega 3’s.
Omega 3 fatty acids are the building blocks of cell membranes and
proper functioning of the cell depends on the integrity of these membranes.
Omega 3’s benefit nearly every body system and have been shown to
help reduce heart disease, cholesterol, strokes, inflammatory diseases,
including skin conditions such as eczema, and offer support to the
immune system, nervous system, and joints.
Flaxseed oil is high in lignans, gentle plant hormones that contribute
to oestogen balance. It is also a good source of B vitamins, potassium,
lecithin, magnesium, fibre, protein, and zinc.