Is Blastocystis a problem after all?

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Since publishing my experience successfully treating Blastocystis spp. (formerly Blastocystis hominis) I have been contacted by hundreds of people looking for help treating their Blastocystis infection.  Lately I have been wondering if it is really necessary to completely eradicate Blastocystis at all.  I know this isn’t going to be a popular post but hear me […]

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Parasite Infection, B12 Deficiency and Gut Symptoms – A Case Study

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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 […]

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Parasite Infections: The Mast Cell Activation connection

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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 […]

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Probiotic Treatment For Blastocystis Hominis

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Probiotics can be very helpful when approaching a Blastocystis hominis infection. Not only is there a ton of anecdotal evidence where people report that they feel better when taking probiotics to treat their Blastocystis infection but we actually have evidence to support the idea.  This article will cover probiotic treatment approaches for Blastocystis infections and what particular probiotics to […]

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Biofilms – Resistant Infections and Possible Treatments

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Research on difficult to treat parasitic infections continues to point towards biofilms being the limiting factor. As with most thing relating to the host-parasite interaction it is a multifactorial issue. Still biofilms are worth considering, especially if you are struggling to eliminate an enteric infection. Biofilms can be thought of as little cities of microbes. […]

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Giardia: Top Symptoms You Need To Know

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Giardia lamblia (aka Giardia duodenalis, and Giardia intestinalis) is yet another protozoan parasite frequently encountered here in the Byron Bay region. Where you find other protozoan parasites, Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis and the likes, giardia should be on the radar as well. Giardia’s incidence Australia wide is unclear. Many warm temperate and sub + tropical […]

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