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At the East End Wellness Center, together with our nutritionist, physician and other staff members, we’ll design a vitamin regime specific to your needs. This might include intravenous drips of vitamin C for a wide range of conditions. Given intravenously, much higher concentrations of vitamin C can be attained. At this higher concentration, vitamin C has different characteristics than if given orally, as it boosts immunity and assists in tissue repair. Furthermore, at these high doses delivered directly into the bloodstream, it may act to increase levels of hydrogen peroxide deep in the tissues, assisting white blood cells in fighting infection and possibly cancer.
Treatment of Allergies
In addition to other treatments offered at the East End Wellness Center, supplements may be recommended to further alleviate allergy related symptoms and improve immune function. For example, Vitamin C is an antioxidant and acts to boost immunity and support the adrenal glands. N-acetyl-cysteine is an antioxidant involved in glutathione production and is an enhancement to immune function as well. It assists restoration of free breathing and healthy bronchial activity by breaking up mucus associated with allergies. Quercitin is a bioflavonoid that acts as a histamine reducing agent as well as an anti-inflammatory. The mineral rich herb Nettles is helpful in relieving symptoms of allergies such as runny nose and congestion.
Supplement Support of Auto-Immune Disorders
Auto immunity develops when the body initiates an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Auto immune disorders respond well to immune boosting vitamin C in therapeutic doses. Wobenzym, is an enzyme supplement that works systemically to reduce the formation of circulating immune complexes that cause inflammation and pain. Cyto-ess is an immune modulator and is recommended to provide components of a healthy immune system for a balanced response and continuous support. EPA is an essential fatty acid that reduces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins. DHEA helps to reduce adrenal stress and the over production of cortisol.
Autism and Dietary Supplementation
Children with autism often have self-limiting food choices, and poorly functioning enzymes and nutrient absorption, resulting in various nutritional deficiencies. These nutrients, when in short supply, are implicated in poor speech development, mood swings and difficult behaviors. B vitamin complex is important for growth, carbohydrate metabolism, energy production, mood, and healthy skin, hair, and nerves. B-12 supplementation helps stabilize the mood and improve methylation, an important route of detoxification. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and detoxifier that helps recovery from heavy metal contamination. Cod liver oil, with essential fatty acids EPA and DHA and vitamins D and A improves the mood, brain function and immune health. Specific enzymes may be added to reduce the effects of food sensitivities and improve digestion. Probiotics support immune function in the gut. A Greens supplement may be recommended for children with extreme food choices, to replace important nutrients obtained from green vegetables.
Often those who have had Lyme disease continue to suffer from inflammation, muscle and joint pain, and extreme fatigue. Weakened immunity is often present. Vitamin C therapy and pycnogenol act as antioxidants and immune system boosters. Curamin, an herbal anti-inflammatory without negative effects on gut lining, liver or kidneys may be recommended as well. Wobenzym, an enzyme supplement is recommended to reduce the formation of inflammatory molecules in the body, reducing aches and pain. Cyto-ess helps to provide components of a healthy immune system and reduce overreaction. Essential fatty acid EPA, an omega-3 fat, helps to discourage the formation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, reducing overall inflammation.