“It is more important to know, what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
Where do we start?
The aim of this programme is to look at reversing diabetes, through improving the functionality of the whole body to process sugars more effectively and balance the vital hormones. This will be individually tailored, for you, and look at all aspects of your lifestyle, not just your diabetes. We look at improving your fitness, your diet and nutrition intake as well as your emotional needs. For optimal recovery, our programme investigates the underlying reasons for the cause of your condition. We gain an understanding of:
Stress can affect diabetes control, both directly and indirectly, it can also be caused by just being diagnosed with diabetes, adjusting to a diabetes treatment regime, or dealing with psychosocial pressures of the disease. Stress in turn can affect your mood levels and the constant need to stay on top of the disease.
Nutrition is a critical part of diabetes care. Balancing the right amount of food types and understanding how your blood sugar levels respond is essential to your recovery plan. Getting the balance right can help the body to stay in prime condition and enable you to lead a sustainable lifestyle.
Being active is a major aspect to your treatment plan. Staying fit and active results in being able to manage your diabetes and keep your blood glucose level in the correct range. Controlling your blood glucose level is essential to preventing long-term complications, such as nerve pain and kidney disease.
It may seem like we delve a lot into your personal life whilst tailoring your treatment…
… but remember there is no right or wrong, this is about helping you to manage your condition and lead a sustainable lifestyle.
The Medical Bit!
A holistic approach to treating diabetes will boost the body’s own ability to reverse diabetes without the need of prescription medication. As well as understanding you and how your body copes with diabetes, we do adopt and include specialised treatments to help, such as:
NAD IV Therapy
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme present in almost all cells in your body. Its main purpose is to fuel metabolic reactions forward, without it, your cells won’t be able to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. It’s a natural therapy option that heals the brain on the cellular level and kickstarts recovery.
A ketogenic diet allows the body to maintain glucose levels at a low but healthy level. The lower intake of carbohydrates in the diet can help to eliminate large spikes in blood sugar, reducing the need for insulin. Intermittent fasting where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting, helps with weight loss and may also reduce insulin resistance. On fasting days, the body will be forced to use stored energy from the body, fat and stored sugar (glycogen), which can help with may improve blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
Vitamin C IV Therapy
Injections of Vitamin C directly into the arteries have been shown to improve blood vessel reaction to nitric oxide in diabetic patients. Researchers believe this may be due to Vitamin C’s ability to increase the levels of nitric oxide in blood vessels. Doses of vitamin C in diabetics will improve insulin sensitivity. Diabetes is a disease marked by a good amount of oxidative damage- damage done to your cells and DNA. Antioxidants- like vitamin C- can help protect against this.
You will be involved every step of the way and a programme will be developed, based on the discussions you have with the team.
Our holistic approach to diabetes will improve many areas of your life, boost the body and help you sustain a life without prescription medication.
Why choose Elements Health Resort
Elements Health Resort is committed to treating the root causes of the condition, not just the symptoms. Our comprehensive health rehabilitation programme includes integrative medical intervention, tailored diet plans, holistic therapies, psychotherapy, fitness, whole-food supplementation and educational lectures. Our experienced doctors are trained to treat the whole person through addressing the genetic, environmental, and behavioral/lifestyle factors that lead to cardiovascular disease.