Immune & Lymphatic

Mind & Nervous System natural medicine Cambridge

Thierry’s core speciality is in clinical homeopathy. This branch of homeopathy puts a strong emphasis on the importance of nutrition. Poor nutritional habits and dietary misconceptions can affect the body’s immunity and reduce our ability to heal or repair the lymphatic system.


General suggestions for the lymphatic system & immune issues

The immune system is extremely reliant. To keep it going, we simply need to eat food that are easy to absorb and also address any emotional issues that can impact our immune response. The following suggestions are a good start:
– Have a diet primarily focus on local and seasonal vegetables, ideally organic. In volume, this should make about 60/80% of your diet. Green-leafy vegetables are especially good for the immune system.
– Increase your intake of nuts & seeds.
– As source of carbohydrate, choose whole grains such as unpolished brown rice, millet, oats, and whole wheat.
– Lentils and pulses are very good source of proteins.
– Drink plenty of mineral water (a total of 1.5 to 2 litres a day for an adult).
– Fruits in moderation are also good if you do not suffer from any major conditions or digestive issues. They can make up to 10/20% of your intake in volume.
– Meat and fish are OK if this was not raised during your consultation.

Nutritional advice for hayfever & allergic rhinitis

Alongside the general suggestions above, it is important to control your blood sugar levels. This will significantly help over the long run:
– Cut all sugar, dairy and wheat. Avoid also processed food. These can simply be replaced by healthier alternatives.
– Eat a diet based around fresh vegetables.
– Drink at least 1.5/2 litre of water (if you are an adult).
– Potassium-rich food are especially good. This includes: kale, kelp and any other green leafy vegetables. Bananas and most nuts and seeds are also good sources.
– Stress is a major trigger, and find your own techniques to address stressful situation. See the Relaxation Section for some simple advice.

Nutritional advice for auto-immune disease

Follow strictly the general suggestions above and add the following for at least 6 weeks:
– Do not eat any acidic-tasting fresh fruits beside limes and lemons.
– Stop any forms of dairy products (milk, cheese, yoghurt).
– Reduce any exciting toxins as much as you can. This includes alcohol, coffee, black tea and tobacco.
– nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, aubergines) have been shown to trigger auto-immune conditions for some people. While this is actually not very common, if you suspect this is your case, cut these food as well for 6 weeks.
After the 6-week period , start re-introducing these food one by one each week.
Finally, completely cut man-made fat such as trans fat, margarine, emulsified oils.
In parallel, also work on your emotional balance: see our Relaxation section for simple advice.

Nutritional advice for sufferers of cancer

Cancer is a very complex condition. We are used to working closely with conventional practitioners and conventional therapies. We will discuss and provide specific advice to all our clients during the consultation.

Alkaline/Acidic Nutritional Plan

To reduce body acidity, the single most important factor of improvement element is breathing, as this eliminates carbolic acid directly from the blood flow –  So look at the  Breathing Section of the Relaxation and Meditation page.
Acidic compounds in the body is mainly generated by stress, refined carbohydrate, sugar and poor digestive processes. In terms of diet, reverting to a traditional diet can help a lot:

– Drink 1.5 to 2 litres of mineral or filtered water every day (for an adult).
– Eliminate all added salts, white & artificial sugars, processed foods and fizzy drinks.

Reduce acidic food to 20% of your dietary intake (in weight). This includes the following food:
• Animal fat and dairy products
• White flour

• Eggs
• Citrus fruit

• Tomatoes, potatoes
• Aubergines & Peppers

• Alcohol
• Coffee and black tea

The following alkaline food should make 80% of your intake (in weight):
• Vegetables
• Wholegrain rice, whole wheat, quinoa, millet

• Fruit, except if they trigger bloating
• Pulses and lentils
• Oats/ porridge

• Oily fish (sardine/mackerel/herring…)
• Seeds and good quality vegetable oil

“Alkalinising” herbal teas include chamomile, dandelion, licorice and peppermint.
Finally, also incorporate at least 20 minutes of moderate physical activity such as walking, running, cycling or swimming.

While improvement is often felt quickly, staying too long on such a diet can lead to some other health issues, as it can deprive you for example of important proteins, required to repair body tissues, so it is best to use this only for the duration of the treatment, and review at next consultation.

General Nutritional advice for children

The best is to invest in a good book on children and nutrition. Most homeopathy books for kids will also include useful information. You can find some suggestions in the books’ section under “More Resources”. As a general rule, follow the considerations below:
– Give a lot of organic vegetables, as these are great sources of vitamins and minerals (including calcium). Good types include spinach, kale, carrots, onions. A good diet should contain a lot of vegetables, either raw, lightly steamed or in soups.
– Drink plenty of water, herbal teas, juices. Daily beverage intake should be up to 4 cups for 3-year olds and then 5 cups for 8-year olds.
– Limit saturated fats and salt. Use good quality fat like olive oil, coconut oil…
– Proteins are the most important macro-nutrient for children as it helps them to build healthy muscles, bones and cells. Make sure to vary protein intake accordingly to ensure the right mix of essential amino-acids.
– Reduce soft drinks and any added sugar.  A piece of seasonal fruits are good for children, especially in the morning.

Please, do not use this for self-prescription, but only as part as working with your health practitioner. Also, refer to the Disclaimer and Legal Requirements.


Thierry Clerc, MARH, Rhom, MSc
Registered Health Practitioner, Cambridge (UK)
Clinical Homeopath, Bioresonance Therapist, Nutritionist

Thierry Clerc is qualified and insured to practice as a homeopath and nutritionist in the United Kingdom and the European Union.

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