Chronic Illness

What to Eat When You Want to Cheat

What to Eat When You Want to Cheat

Tina our Dietician and Functional Medicine Practitioner holds a session with some of our current guests discussing the topic ' What to eat when you want to cheat' .

Tina explains how some popular foods contribute to chronic illness and gives suggestions on replacing sugary snacks with healthy but tasty options.

Every time you choose to put something in your mouth, you are either feeding your health or your disease.
— Tina Christoudias Spyrou

If it comes in a box and contains more than 4 ingredients, don’t eat it!
— Tina Christoudias Spyrou

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Our New Parental Carer Rejuvenation Program!

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Our hearts have been deeply touched by the many parents who have walked through our clinic doors, desperate to get help for their children who have been suffering with various illnesses some unknown or even unrecognized by their doctors. We have noticed their bravery despite their fears, their earnest desire for their children to be well and their unwarranted feelings of guilt that they are healthy and their children are not.

Family is so important to us and family wellness of course is our priority. Many parents of children with long-term illness spend so much of their mental, emotional and physical energy on getting their children well, that they fail to look after themselves. We want to not only help their children but help them too. We want them to return home with tools to aid them move forward as a family and to know how vital it is to make time for selfcare.

In line with this we have created a new program especially for parents who accompany their children to our clinic for treatment. This program aims to help our parents leave the clinic rejuvenated and more relaxed and ready to take on life and their caring role with a renewed sense of wellness.

Our Parental Carer Rejuvenation Program consists of the following:

  • 1 x Emotional Release Session on Arrival with our Psychotherapist

    - a chance to release all your emotions on your child’s healing journey to date

  • 1 x Family Healthy Eating Session with our Dietician

    - an educational and practical session on helping your family to eat well to support a path to wellness

    - one cooking session

  • 1 x Parent Wellness Session with our Wellness Coach

    - a session on how you can take care of your own personal wellness while taking care of a sick child

  • 4 x Papimi Treatments

    - to help boost immunity, lower stress and help with pain management

  • 2 x Ozone Sauna Sessions

    - to help relax your body and detox from the buildup of toxins

  • 6 x Multimag Sessions

    - for deep relaxation

  • 2 x Group EFT Sessions

  • 1 x Parental Support Group Session

The cost of our Parental Carer Rejuvenation Program is 770 EUR

This new program can be booked by a parent or be booked by a friend or relative as a gift to the parent whose child is coming here for treatment.

Our focus, of course, is always on the individual who is sick but that does not mean we do not notice the health and wellness of the many carers especially parents who visit Neomed each year. When your child is in our care you can take some time out to address your own wellness.

We want to see families who are happy and healthy and that means each individual in the family needs to be well so we will do whatever we can to assist the whole family on a path to wellness.

On this note we would like to announce that we will be reserving places during the months of August & January each year to accommodate our younger guests so that parents can utilise school holidays. Further to this, and to reward the outstanding commitment of parents, when they book their child on to one of our programs during these two months we will gift the parent with a free Parental Carer Rejuvenation Program!

We have found that when there is more than one family at the clinic at one time, the children benefit immensely from friendships with other children receiving treatment. This does wonders for their emotional wellness while they are away from friends and family back home for a number of weeks. We hope by reserving places during these months our young guests will enjoy their time here more despite getting treatment daily and will benefit long term from friendships formed here at Neomed.

Of course families are welcome all year round at Neomed but these months we want to make a special effort to bring families together.

To find out more about our Parental Program please use the form below to contact us.

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Terms of Parental Carer Rejuvenation Program

1. Offer of free Parental Carer Rejuvenation Program valid for bookings by parents during the months of August and January only.

2. The offer is limited to one per family. If the second parent or carer would like to avail of this too this can be purchased separately.

3. The spaces during these months are limited and will be on a first come basis.

4. This offer can be used in conjunction with any other promotions or offers.

5. We reserve the right to amend details of the program according to clinic schedules and staff availability.

Some Testimonials From Our Younger Guests & Parents

Addressing The Causes & Symptoms of Hashimoto's Disease

Dina Gavarieva, our resident Wellness Coach and Tina Christoudias Spyrou, our Dietician and Functional Medicine Practitioner discuss how someone can address both the causes and symptoms of Hashimoto's Disease.

if you would like expert assistance addressing your Hashimoto’s disease please use the form below to get in touch with us.

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The Root Causes of Chronic Illness

Dina Gavarieva our resident Wellness Coach and Tina Christoudias Spyrou our Dietician and Functional Medicine Practitioner discuss the primary root causes of chronic illness.

If you are suffering from a Chronic Illness and would like to talk to us about our holistic treatment programs here at Neomed please use the form below to get in touch with us for a free telephone or video consult.

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Top Ten Reasons to Visit Neomed during our Winter Season!

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During the summer months our clinic is bustling with activity as most people tend to book their programs during this popular time in Cyprus. However there is some super benefits to visiting us during the winter season! To help you decide when it is best for you to book your program with us we have prepared our top ten reasons to come right now!

  1. Winter in Cyprus is not considered peak season so you will find accommodation to be much cheaper making the overall cost of your visit a lot lower than in the summer season. This can be very worthwhile for those who would like to book our longer term treatment programs.

  2. Even though it is our winter season the weather is still very pleasant and warm even if you have to avoid the odd rain shower. Average temperatures in Limassol during winter is around 15 degrees during the day and around 9 degrees at night, Many actually still swim in the sea at this time of year and if you want to enjoy the snow at the weekend you can take a trip up the Troodos mountains and still experience a taste of winter!

  3. As our clinic is situated in close proximity to the sea, you can enjoy your weekends or afternoons soaking in the healing benefits of peaceful walks on the beach without the normal influx of tourists. Walking by the sea has been shown to be highly beneficial for your cardiovascular health and general wellbeing.

  4. Cyprus is considered the 5th safest country in the world so if this time of year means you do not have someone to accompany you on your trip you can be assured of coming to a country that is not only known to be a place of healing but also a safe place to travel alone to.

  5. Cyprus has fresh organic produce of vegetables and fruits all year round. We have several organic shops and farms that you can purchase from and enjoy the Mediterranean diet during the winter months

  6. For golf lovers: winter is the perfect time to play golf, as the fields and golf courses are green and the air is pure and fresh and it is still warm without the extreme heat of the summer sun.

  7. For history lovers, you can enjoy the many archeological sites, monasteries and other attractions without the summer tourist crowds, at your pace and leisure and at reduced prices!.

  8. Depending on where you are flying from many find that flight costs are significantly cheaper than at other times of the year, again bringing down the overall cost of your visit.

  9. As it is low season, you can find much cheaper car rentals which many of our guests like to do, so they can spend their free time exploring the beautiful nearby villages and beaches and enjoy our winter hospitality with delicious food, traditional Greek music and a warm fireplace to sit next to.

  10. Our clinic is much quieter at this time of year so for those who prefer to be around a smaller group of people this is the perfect time to come.

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I would highly reccommend the Neomed clinic for people suffering from Lyme Disease and other chronic illnesses. I had a very severe version of Lyme Disease and a range co-infections. My symptoms were extremely debilitating and for 2 1/2 year I was mostly bed-bound because of this illness. Prior to going to Neomed I underwent a range of different treatments but unfortunately did not see say improvements. I went to the Neomed clinic in 2017 and after around 7 weeks of treatment I saw massive improvements. I returned to the clinic in 2018 for a follow-up and underwent another 7 week round of treatment. Although treatment was tough, it was completely worth it as I am now fully recovered! To be back working, socialising and exercising after being so sick for so long is just amazing. I am almost at 100%! Words cannot express my gratitude for this treatment and this clinic in giving me my life back.
Thank you!
— Sarah from Ireland





Top 10 Questions Lyme Disease Guests Ask Us

Top 10 Questions Lyme Disease Guests Ask Us

As one of the top clinics in Europe to offer specialised treatment for Lyme Disease we get enquiries from all over the world from individuals who greatly desire to visit us but understandably have many questions about whether we are the right facility for their needs. We appreciate that those suffering from Lyme Disease may be wary about traveling a long distance to receive treatment, and we want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you make the most informed decision about your choice of clinic. We tend to get the same questions from most individuals and so we have prepared this Top 10 list for your benefit. Of course, if you have a question that is not on this list, please feel free to send us an email or request a call-back from our team who are always happy to assist you.

Q.1 Is Neomed purely an ozone clinic?
At Neomed, we believe in the integrative approach to such a complex chronic illness as Lyme disease. As there are always several factors at play, such as nutritional deficiencies, toxic burden in the body, nervous system imbalances, pathogenic and parasitic load, a compromised digestive tract, hormonal issues, stress and psychological trauma, among others. Because of this our programs may differ to other clinics as our approach to this illness is a multi-layered one and based on the rehabilitation of the vitality of the body, drainage and detoxification therapies, extensive therapies to restore the digestive tract functions, physical movement and advanced physiotherapy, as well as ozone therapies. Our Medical Team uses the most advanced ozone therapies to date, and when they are combined with our full protocol, they significantly improve the results of your treatment.

Q.2 What kind of programs do you offer for Lyme patients?
We provide a 4 week base program that is the foundation of all our programs and really the minimum time period we recommend for Lyme patients. In our experience those who choose longer programs, such as our 6- or 8-week programs, experience greater results. When you arrive, we carry out our initial medical assessment where you may be recommended additional therapies to add to your weekly program to really customise your stay to your very specific needs. Our facility is designed for the international visitor and allows only limited patients per month to ensure the maximum medical attention and no waiting times. You will have a regular access to the Medical Team, which will evaluate your progress and advise the next steps on your path to wellness. You will also be advised on the nutritional guidelines that you will need to follow throughout your stay. When you have completed your program at Neomed, you will be provided a comprehensive protocol to follow at home.

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Q.3 How many Ozone Multipass sessions will I receive in my package?
Ozone Multipass is a powerful therapy that requires certain procedures before and after the session. There are 12 ozone Multipass sessions in the 4-week package, however, each case is carefully evaluated by our Medical Team and each guest is suggested to have more or less sessions of Multipass, depending on their individual needs.

Q.4 Do you provide transfers to and from the clinic to the accommodation?
Yes, we do provide daily transfers, at a small extra cost to your program. Alternatively, you can rent a car and make your way to the clinic and back. Bare in mind if you choose to rent a car that here in Cyprus we drive on the left side of the road! Car rentals are also substantially cheaper during the winter months.

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Q.5 Do you provide accommodation?
Our facility is a day clinic and we do not provide accommodation. However, we have examined and chosen several options within the pick-up range of our transfers that are suitable for our patients' needs. These options offer significant rate reductions during the winter season. Please contact us for the full list.

Q6 Do you provide a carer?
We work with an outside agency to arrange this for you, should you require this service.

Q.7 Is Cyprus Safe?
Yes, Cyprus is considered to be the 5th safest country in the world. We still recommend to use common sense when it comes to safety, and enjoy the hospitality of the locals. Also for those who wish to bring their family along with them, Cyprus is ranked third most family friendly destination in Europe for a beach holiday.

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Q.8 Why Limassol?
Limassol is the most vibrant and cosmopolitan city in Cyprus. It is located on the beach, where you can enjoy your morning and evening walks breathing fresh salty air, but still have the convenience of the city amenities. It is a centre of tourism in Cyprus and therefore you will find an abundance of accommodations to choose from along with an array of multicultural restaurants and cafes. There are several organic food shops and organic farms in Limassol where you can buy your meat and vegetables. Limassol’s central position also offers easy access to all major cities, is conveniently situated only 35 minutes away from both Larnaka and Paphos airports and for those who enjoy exploring, the Troodos Mountains within a 35 to 45 minute drive.

Q.9 Why should I choose Neomed Institute above other clinics?
There is a very small number of clinics in the world that offer specialised treatment programs for Lyme Disease. Some of us offer similar therapies such as Ozone but we believe that our all encompassing program is unique. Our program does not remain stagnant, we keep up-to date with the latest developments and research and are constantly adding new groundbreaking therapies to our programs. We have the expertise, but we also have the heart. We genuinely care about all of our guests, not just when you are here with us in Cyprus but when you go home. When you become a guest at Neomed you are welcomed into our international family and treated as such. You do not have to worry about travelling alone to our clinic as you will never feel alone when you are under our care. We maintain the highest possible standards so that your time and resources are spent well and you return home and experience real long-term results. If you feel you would like to unburden yourself from the stress and worry of your debilitating disease and confidently hand your care over to experts who really care about your individual journey, then choose Neomed.

Q.10 What do I need to do to book a spot at Neomed?
Send us an email to info@neomedinstitute.org and we will guide you through the booking process. We will also organise a complimentary skype or telephone chat with you to answer all remaining questions you may have.

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7 Steps to Switch Your Body from Sympathetic to Parasympathetic Mode

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7 Steps to Switch Your Body from Sympathetic to Parasympathetic Mode

First of all, you may ask what is sympathetic and parasympathetic. In simple terms, your body is in sympathetic mode when the nervous system is activated to "fight and flight" mode and parasympathetic when in "rest and digest" mode. It is imperative to activate your Parasympathetic Nervous System to release emotional stress, accelerate healing and improve recovery.

Our body's sympathetic nervous system (also known as SNS) and parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) are intelligently designed to handle and adapt to stress and balance each other out. However, in today's stressful world, our SNS, which is designed for acute stress, is in most people activated the majority of the time. Even worrying about something that hasn't happened or could happen activates our SNS. Drinking too much caffeine, eating too much sugar, commuting in rush hour traffic, stressing about our jobs, our children and our health can also activate our SNS and keep our bodies in "fight or flight" mode.

Once we identify that our nervous system is out of balance, we can then look at ways that can help our bodies to recover from this stressful mode.

To help you, we have put together 7 simple techniques that you could add to your routine to help activate your Parasympathetic nervous system and assist you on your healing journey.

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1. Sit and Watch a Campfire

Benefits
It is hypnotic and relaxing looking into the flames.
A campfire is a place of warmth and reflection that brings people together.
You can write things that worry you on a sheet of paper and then burn it.

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2. Start Your Day with a Bucket of Cold Water

Benefits
A simple strategy to reboot and balance your nervous system.
It gives a strong boost to your immune system.
This therapy restores the energy field of the body, if done regularly.

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3. Start your Day Walking Barefoot on the Grass.

Benefits
Releasing the positive charge into the ground, and getting a supply of electrons (negatively charged particles) into the body.

The electrons have a potent anti-oxidant effect on the body, which helps to:
Reduce inflammation.
Improve sleep.
Neutralise free radicals.
Improve energy between red blood cells and transform blood quality.

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4. Drinking Warm Ionised Water Throughout the Day

Benefits
This is an advanced hydration technique.
Negatively charged ions contribute to decreasing inflammation in the body.
This is a simple detox strategy that can be easily implemented at home.

How to do
Boil pure water for 30 minutes to create negatively charged ions in the water.
Put the water in a thermos and sip it throughout the day, but not with your meals.

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5. Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses while Viewing Digital Devices

Benefits
This simple trick reduces digital eye strain and decreases the risk of macular degeneration.
It is a way to protect the body's circadian rhythms and support healthy sleep.
Wearing blue light blocking glasses reduces mood swings and inflammation in the body.

TIP
Test your blue light blocking glasses click here: https://blueblockglasses.com/blogs/news/36521601-how-effective-is-your-blue-light-filter-test-your-glasses-with-this-graphic

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6. Take up Origami

Benefits
Causes intense interactions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain and effectively develops motor, intellectual and creative abilities.
Origami is a form of focused attention meditation, which stabilises the mind, reduces ruminating thoughts, and promotes calmness.
Reduces anxiety and feeling of purposelessness one fold at a time.

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7. Create morning pages, as invented by Julia Cameron

Morning pages are three pages of hand-written stream of consciousness that you do first thing in the morning. They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only.

Benefits
Clearing your mind and setting the best possible start for the day.
Releasing negative emotions and thoughts.
Sparking creativity and finding out-of-the-box solutions for daily issues.

Learn More here 
https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/

There are many techniques to activate our parasympathetic nervous system but these are just some of our favourite techniques. Other activities that help include practising yoga or tai chi, playing with children or animals, meditation, getting a massage and going for green walks. Remember, this is not a once off activity, our bodies are under constant stress so it is important to find techniques that we enjoy and are comfortable with, so we can incorporate them into our daily schedule.

If you feel your body is in a constant state of "fight and flight" and you would like to talk to us about how we can help you regain your balance, contact us for a free consult.


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