Are you struggling with UTIs, Sinus Problems, Candida & Other Chronic Infections or Stubborn Health Problems?

Relief can be found once the cause is isolated, allowing for pinpointed, successful treatment to follow. Functional testing checks for undetected bacterial, fungal and parasite infections, which often lie behind chronic health problems and infections.

“After enduring relentless frequency and achy pain for months, Nick found out what the problem was, which was such a relief. He gave me supplements to help relieve the problem as well as a program to treat it. I’m pretty much back to myself now, which I’m so grateful for. With the things I had read online I was really worried I wouldn’t get better, and my GP didn’t think there was anything wrong with me because the UTI tests came back negative. I’m so glad Nick was able to give me answers, thank you Nick.” – Mary

Chronic infections on the rise

Increasingly, people come and see me with stubborn, chronic conditions that are not resolving after seeing their GP and other usual interventions. Examples include chronic UTIs and infections, sinus problems, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, skin disorders, emotional and memory problems. Getting to the bottom of why you have chronic issues is key, what’s more, sometimes people will have one underlying issue behind or contributing to several problems, such as UTIs. sinus problems and anxiety.

Functional testing to isolate the cause

Through functional tests, which I now offer through my practice, it has became apparent that underlying many of these problems lay bacterial, fungal and parasite issues. Not only are the health issues I’m seeing often uncomfortable and life altering, if problems such as mold toxicity and parasites are left untreated they can lead to serious health problems, including things like Cancer.

Common Underlying Causes

Below are examples of common causes that are indicated through functional testing. Furthermore, sometimes people have no idea they are carrying these internal problems.

Growth of knowledge in natural medicine has improved dramatically in recent times. I’m treating a lot of people with mold Infections, as well as the more common yeast, candida overgrowth in the body. What’s interesting is that past exposure to mold, even many years ago, can trigger problems later in life, particularly after stress or infection if the mold has not cleared from the body. Some people clear mold without intervention simply by changing their environment, but for others they need to actually take a program to help the body eliminate it. In some cases people know they have had mold exposure, their symptoms started at the same time and match typical mold symptoms. However, with others, they may have been unaware of a mold exposure, and functional testing is then appropriate to determine if this is the issue. Natural remedies are very effective in helping to correct this.

Typical symptoms of mold toxicity include:

  • chronic sinus infections and nasal congestion
  • skin irritations
  • food allergies and sensitivities
  • anxiety
  • memory problems
  • vertigo
  • urinary tract issues – especially frequency
  • migraines
  • histamine reactions
  • respiratory problems such as asthma

Probiotics, or friendly bacteria, have been known about for a long time. Huge inroads have been made in this area of treatment. Many stubborn and even antibiotic resistant conditions can be addressed in part by using specific strains of healthy bacteria.

Antibiotics, have had many uses and benefits in the past, but tend to be over prescribed, paving the way for antibiotic resistance.

In a healthy adult’s body there are about 100 trillion friendly bacteria. That’s three times more than cells in the body. A lot of these bacteria should be thriving in the digestive tract, which has a huge effect upon the immune system. In fact, 70% of our immune system comes from in and around our gut.

The trouble with a lot of these unfriendly bacteria such as mold, candida, e-coli and many more is that they can survive under what is known as ‘biofilms’. These biofilms protect the bacteria a bit like a piece of clingfilm or a slimy membrane so that antibiotics can’t get to them. So, in these situations biofilms need to be disrupted and cleared out and then the bacteria needs to be destroyed.

Often, I see people with persistent or repetitive urinary tract infections that don’t seem to clear or respond to antibiotics. Biofilms can often be present in such cases. A telling sign of biofilms is when a typical urine tests carried out in a GP surgery comes back negative, despite the person experiencing urinary tract discomfort, frequency, burning or aches and problems with urine flow. This often results in a chronic, low grade UTI going untreated.

Antibiotics, which are often used multiple times for people who have recurrent problems with UTIs, compound the issue. They lower the body’s immune system, disrupt bacteria balance and impact the permeability of the gut wall. I often find that leaky gut is an important factor with UTI problems. This is where toxins are crossing the wall of the gut and then in turn affect the urinary tract. Treatment of leaky gut is then required.

The understanding of probiotics, friendly bacteria, has broadened to include such things as spore biotics. These spore biotics are friendly bacteria that we don’t just get from our food but from our environment. They can have a beneficial effect with healing the body and improving the immune system.

Furthermore, urine test for UTIs carried out routinely at GP surgeries, generally do not detect low levels of bacteria, so often miss cases that are behind biofilms or that are milder, and usually only picks up things like e-coli. However, e-coli, while it is the most common bacteria responsible for UTI, is not the only one. There are several others that are often missed.

Treatment of parasites has also become a more common complaint and problem that I deal with. It has often been the idea that you only get these things in tropical areas, but this is not the case as I have seen during practice in Australia as well as England. There is a simple stool test that you can do from home to determine if this is the cause.

Symptoms of parasites include:

  • Stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
  • Digestive problems including unexplained constipation, diarrhoea, or persistent gas
  • Skin issues such as rashes, eczema, hives, and itching
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Constant hunger
  • Anaemia
  • Teeth grinding
  • Yeast infections
  • Sleep issues

The Next Step

The first step is to find out what is happening inside the body. Ideally this is done with an appointment in London, Suffolk or online. If you would like to have a chat first with any questions please get in touch.