Parasite infections are more common than you might think, especially when you live (or visit) warmer climates. Bali belly is a classic example of this idea. Many parasites can take up residence in your gut and cause some classic poor gut health symptoms. This article will cover natural treatments for parasite infections. Today we will […]
Herbal medicine can soothe and nourish the digestive tract. It can help to heal and seal the gut wall to prevent leaky gut and it can improve digestion. Herbal medicine can be an effective treatment for parasite infections and bacterial overgrowths, both of which can cause serious gut symptoms. They are also helpful combating viruses […]
Bile flow is an important but often neglected aspect of digestion. Many times it is ignored up until the doctor is recommending surgery to remove your gallbladder. Thankfully herbal medicine has an answer for improving bile flow and as a knock on effect improving digestion. Read on to learn how herbal medicine and bile flow […]
Blastocystis hominis is a common parasite here in the Byron Bay region and Australia in general. As a protozoan parasite infection it is often transmitted through contaminated water (think unfilter rainwater for anyone living out of towns and cities). This article will cover one particular case of Blastocystis infection coupled with low B12 status and […]
There has been a debate in the literature as to whether Blastocystis is pathogenic or not. Some consider it pathogenic and others list the huge amount of infected individuals that show no symptoms. The truth of the matter may be somewhere in the middle with the subtype or strain of bug and the host immunity.
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO, describes a condition of increased counts of bacteria in the small intestine. This article will explore an underlying cause that allows bacteria to stagnate and multiply in the small intestine, thus causing SIBO. Treatments for SIBO vary. Some have experienced success with different antibiotics and some have helped to eliminate it […]
If you’ve been following these articles for some time you’ll know that I write about Blastocystis infections quite frequently Blastocystis hominis – A Protozoan Gut Parasite Blastocystis homminis – Probiotic Treatment Blastocystis hominis – Skin Disorders and Gut Infections It isn’t a coincidence. I contracted this unpleasant bug a few years back and have tried […]
Gentiana lutea, commonly known as gentian or bitterwort is yet another bitter herbal medicine used for digestive complaints and disorders. Applications include dyspepsia, anorexia and loss of appetite. It is approved by the German Commission E for a number of digestive complaints such as loss of appetite, uncomfortable fullness after a meal and flatulence. The […]