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Intestinal Parasites

52% of the Clients We Have Tested Have Either Parasites or Fungal Overgrowth in Addition to H pylori.

One of the main reasons why patients – and perhaps you – do not feel better even when they successfully eradicate H pylori is that they have other invaders living in their intestines.

These invaders can cause the same or similar symptoms as H pylori, which can cause a lot of confusion, especially when H pylori tests are negative.

My Story – H Pylori AND his Parasite Friend!

When I ran my first stool test through a wonderful laboratory in California named Biohealth Diagnostics, I tested positive for H pylori and a parasite called Blastocystis hominis.

After using Matula Herbal Formula and other herbal stomach cleansing products, all my upper gastrointestinal symptoms, mainly heartburn and acid reflux, quickly disappeared.

However, my lower GI symptoms – loose stools and excessive wind – did not clear up. It wasn’t until I ran a complete parasite cleanse to deal with the Blastocystis that these symptoms went away and I was able to restore proper digestive function.

H Pylori may NOT be the Only Cause of Your Symptoms!

The point I want to make is that H pylori is really just the tip of the iceberg when we consider digestive invaders. It’s common for us to see many different types of bacteria, parasites and yeast/fungi when we receive our clients’ test results.

Intestinal parasites may cause, or contribute to, virtually any digestive symptom, as well as skin complaints, depression, fatigue, sleep problems and muscle/joint pain.

Here’s a list of the common invaders we see in addition to our friend (or enemy), H pylori. Detailed information on most of these “bad bugs” can be found in the What Your Doctors Didn’t Tell You About Parasites” e-book, which is a quick and easy read:

Bacteria:

  • Clostridium difficile (you may have heard of this one, and Steve Grant and I are currently writing a book to help people understand C diff better)
  • E coli
  • Campylobacter
  • Vibrio (certain species cause cholera)
  • Salmonella
  • Klebsiella

…and several more

Parasites (protozoan – i.e. microscopic – these little bugs are VERY common):

  • Blastocystis hominis
  • Giardia lamblia (Chris Salmon and I are currently writing a book on this parasite)
  • Cryptosporidium (Jack Walton and I are currently writing a book on this bug)
  • Entameba histolytica
  • Endolimax nana
  • Dientameba fragilis

Larger Parasites, i.e. Worms (we do see some of these quite frequently, especially hookworm, whipworm, pinworm and Strongyloides):

  • Hookworm (Necator americanus)
  • Whipworm (Trichuris trichiura)
  • Strongyloides sterocalis
  • Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis)
  • Roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides)
  • Tapeworm (Taenia)
  • Flukes (e.g. Clonorchis and Fasciolopsis)

Why Don’t Doctors Consider Parasites?

It’s a major mistake to assume that these intestinal parasites are only found and picked up in exotic, tropical countries. This is simply not the case.

Unfortunately, many medical doctors simply do not acknowledge intestinal parasites as causes of typical IBS symptoms. This is largely because parasitology is not taught in medical school.

However the medical literature contains literally thousands of studies that suggest otherwise and we feel that it’s vital to spread the knowledge that intestinal parasites are a MAJOR cause of chronic symptoms and, as mentioned above, they can cause pretty much ANY digestive symptom, not to mention fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, mood disorders, toxicity, headaches, joint and muscle pain, sleep problems and skin disorders!

Learn More, or Get Tested!

What Your Doctors Didn’t Tell You About Parasites – the e-book

I’ve written a very quick and easy-to-read e-book that you can order on this site that discusses the issue of parasites in more detail.

If you have chronic, unexplained symptoms of any kind, I highly recommend that you invest in the information as it will genuinely help you to understand how these bugs may be sapping your health.

Parasite Testing Using the GI Effects Stool Profiles

We can also help you run state of the art testing for bacteria, parasites, yeast, fungi and complete digestive function using home-testing kits from what I consider to be the world’s leading laboratory in digestive infection analysis.

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