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It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that Privategp.com will be closed with effect from the 30th of September 2023.
It has been our privilege to look after you, our PGP “extended family”, which includes over 30,000 patients during our 28-year history.
Our integrative work has been groundbreaking with some truly remarkable and humbling results for which, I believe, we became quite famous.
I would like to thank past and present patients and staff for your tremendous work as an extended team, together with our network of colleagues throughout the UK.
We have worked very hard to try and ensure a smooth transition for your healthcare.
We hope that the information below will be helpful to you.

Your future medical care

It is important that you have access to your NHS GP or other medical service in future should you need prescription-based medications. We are unable to recommend a medical practice but may be able to signpost you to appropriate support via admin2@privategp.com
If you have special requirements as a past patient please email admin2@privategp.com. Responses are not guaranteed and will be discretionary.

How we handle your data

We have a legal duty to inform you of the way we are managing your data. Over the past two or three years, our policy has been to send you copies of all your letters, blood results, and notes from your consultations. Therefore, you should have enough information to provide any new GMC-registered medical practitioner.
Past medical records are held securely. Please send any SARS requests to admin2@privategp.com

PGP still retains the contact data of all patients with an email address. This is with a view to making future contact to advise of any services being provided by PGP going forward. All patients are offered the option of opting out of this and having their contact data removed if they so wish.

Yours in health and happiness.
The PGP Team

Psychosis or Schizophrenia

With respect to psychosis, please note that this can sometimes be a transient or passing condition. However, normally, schizophrenia is only diagnosed where the condition is prolonged and difficult to treat.

n the past, we have referred to Abram Hoffers work on schizophrenia. He was the father of functional medicine and worked tirelessly with high dose vitamin B3 and vitamin C to correct some of the metabolic problems associated with this devastating condition.

More recently, David Horobin gave his whole life to studying this complex illness of schizophrenia. During his lifetime he produced a research paper almost every two weeks in order to try and find the root of this difficult illness.

 David Horobin described schizophrenia as: 
“the most terrible illness known to mankind.  Watching your child at the peak of their life, lose any resemblance of normal thought process and metabolics to early dementia, behavioural problems and challenges to all the family”

Because of this devastation to life and family, David made it his mission to research solutions.

Much of his work revolved around the balances of a fatty acids in the body and this work, upon his death, did not go to waste. It was taken over by a company called BodyBio in America.

Dr Piper’s son suffers with schizophrenia and consequently she has spent years studying the processes involved. The improvement in her sons health followed attention to biological systems medicine. This has included significant changes to diet, gut health; optimising detoxification processes; correcting challenges with immune modulation; correcting hormonal deficiencies; diagnosing underlying infections; reducing exposure to the exposome of EMF; chemicals, metals, infections through tic bites or mould exposure; including copious psychological support and measuring fatty acid imbalances which can be treated.

It is important to note that psychosis and schizophrenia are serious conditions and must be under the jurisdiction and management of a consultant psychiatrist. The best options for management of schizophrenia, can involve integrative medicine where we combine medication with a systems approach.

In the past, much of the literature has focused upon a high dopamine level being instrumental in the cause of the condition.

However, our knowledge has improved in latter years regarding the concept of neuro-inflammation.  It has become apparent that the root of the problem is most probably due to a challenge in the immune system causing mistakes to be made. The result is excess production of cytokines (immune messengers); auto-antibody production and subsequent damage to the brain mechanisms; to include imbalance of brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) which will of course include dopamine. The brain immune cells, called the microglia, also become activated.

It is notable that some of the newer atypical anti-psychotic drugs may exert their affect by immune modulation. These drugs are considered to be the wonder drugs of schizophrenia.

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