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Health Clinic

London Natural Health Clinic; Gastro-Intestinal Natural Clinic

Phytoclinic Gastro Intestinal

Screening for bowel cancer involves looking for the presence of blood in the stool (faeces), which can be done through a stool test.

We investigate and aim to treat naturally disorders of the digestive system such as Gastritis, IBS, Crohns Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Liver Disease.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a serious health problem worldwide. Claudia Louch researched Hepatitis C during her postgraduate studies at King's College London within the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and found that in Japan a glycyrrhizin (Liquorice extract) containing preparation, Stronger Neo-Minophagen CTM (SNMC) is widely used for the treatment of chronic HCV.

Claudia compared international clinical trials using glycyrrhizin (an active chemical constituent of the Liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) versus placebo, no intervention and general non-specific treatment . Trials could be double-blind, single-blind, or unblinded. Retrospective, cohort and multicentre studies were also included. She evaluated and extracted data and assessed the methodological quality of the trials  through evaluation of allocation concealment, blinding and population size.

All studies reported a significant dose-dependant percentage decrease of ALT (a liver enzyme, which is often raised in patients with Hepatitis C) from baseline ranging from 23% to 48% in patients treated from a minimum of three to six times a week. ALT normalisation depended on frequency, study-length and glycyrrhizin dose concentration. Four of the nine included trials reported also a beneficial effect of glycyrrhizin on hepato-cellular-carcinoma (Liver Cancer).

Hence Claudia concluded that Glycyrrhizin therapy is able to induce and maintain ALT response in chronic C patients who, at present, have no proven therapeutic alternative, and is also well tolerated. The ALT response that is obtained through glycyrrhizin therapy may be capable of halting the necro-inflammation (cirrhosis and fibrosis) in the liver.

A number of patients, in particular with HCV Genotype 1, do not respond to current conventional therapy. Other patients may not tolerate the current treatment of choice and have to interrupt it.

Hence, we support these patients by formulating a customised medicinal plant extracts, which support liver function. We also advise patients on adequate nutrition for the condition.

All matters will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

Further Liver Conditions and problems of the digestive tract:

Abnormal liver function tests
A series of tests carried out on a sample of your blood to assess the overall health and anatomical integrity of your liver.

Digestive problems
Disorders relating to the conversion of food in the stomach and intestines into soluble and diffusible nutrients.

Dyspepsia (heart burn)
Impairment of digestion, usually accompanied by discomfort following meals.

Hepatitis diagnosis and screening
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, typically caused by viral infections A, B and C as well as auto-immune hepatitis, fatty liver hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis and toxin induced hepatitis.

Natural Antiviral Therapy
For patients who do not respond to conventionally antiviral therapy, natural antiviral therapy supports liver and digestive function.

Oesophageal reflux
When the muscular ring at the lower end of the oesophagus is abnormally relaxed it allows the stomach's acidic contents to flow back or 'reflux' into the gullet (oesophagus).

Peptic ulcer disease
A peptic ulcer is an ulcer of the stomach or duodenum, resulting from the digestive action of the gastric acid on the mucous membrane, when it is rendered susceptible to its action.