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 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.
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 quickly depleted.
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 showing to be 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
Plant based, broad spectrum digestive enzyme formula, suitable for vegetarians and well tolerated by sensitive individuals.
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 to reduce the burden on the digestive system helping to conserve 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 aid breakdown of lactose from milk and cellulase, which breaks down the indigestible cell wall of plants, cellulose, which can inhibit ths absorption of nutrients.
Today’s diet is vastly different from that of our ancestors, lacking both variety and essential nutrients due to depleted soils. Deficiencies are increasingly widespread and one of the most common of these is essential fatty acids.
While most essential fatty acids can be synthesized in the body, omegas 3 and 6 need to be supplemented through the diet. Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of omega 3, 6 and 9 and is the richest plant source of Omega 3.
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 benefits nearly every body system and has been shown to help reduce heart disease, cholesterol, strokes, inflammatory diseases including skin conditions such as eczema, and offers support to the immune system, nervous system and joints.
Flax oil is high in lignans, gentle plant hormones which contribute to oestogen balance. It is also a good source of B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc.