Enhanced Vitality | Gut Health Experts & Naturopath Clinic Melbourne

Do You Suffer From…

  • Constipation?
  • Bloating?
  • Low energy?

Hi, we are a Naturopathy clinic located in Melbourne. We specialise in helping people with Blastocystis hominis infections, Parasite infections, Candida Overgrowth, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and digestive problems.


“I highly recommend Helena for the insightful depth of knowledge she has in her field, for her extensive clinical experience, and for the warm, friendly, empathic, gentle and empowering rapport she builds with her patients. Health for life! Helena makes it easy.” ~ Marilyn

What is Blastocystis hominis?

The intestinal parasite Blastocystis hominis is a protozoan, which is a single-cell organism that is larger and more complex than bacteria. These types of parasites are capable of multiplying within the host. Blastocystis hominis infections occur directly via the faecal–oral route, with direct person-to-person transmission uncommon. Other common intestinal parasites include Dientamoeba fragilis, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia intestinalis, Cryptosporidium parvum, cestodes (tapeworms), trematodes (flukes), hookworms, and various nematodes (roundworms).

What Are Blastocystis hominis Symptoms?

  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Watery diarrhoea
  • Excessive gas
  • Itchy anus
  • Bloating
  • Itchy skin
  • Low mood
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Skin rashes
  • Children failure to thrive
  • Septic arthritis (Infective arthritis)
  • Low energy
  • Low immunity
  • Iron deficiency (Anaemia)
  • Depression

How Do You Get Blastocystis hominis?

Blastocystis hominis infections can occur from contaminated food, contaminated water, poor personal hygiene and travellers to tropical countries. Blastocystis hominis can be symptomatic and asymptomatic in people.

Blastocystis hominis Treatment

Blastocystis hominis is a pathogen which does not belong in your body. In our experience there are always symptoms that people experience when they have a Blastocystis hominis infection. These symptoms are not necessarily gut symptoms and disappear once the parasite has been eliminated. Unfortunately a lot mainstream Doctors tell clients that this parasite is normal and doesn’t need to be treated, or use medications that are proven to be unsuccessful. Parasites living in your body drain your energy and can affect your health on many different levels – emotionally, physically, mentally. In order for true healing to take place you need to remove the parasite and then heal your gut. Our Naturopaths work with your Doctors for the best treatments available to eradicate Blastocystis hominis from your body once and for all.

Would you like to have…

  • Regular bowel motions?
  • Flat tummy?
  • More energy?

If you are wanting to get rid of the stubborn parasite Blastocystis or other gut parasites, we’d love to help you out. Book an appointment today!