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Hi, we are a Naturopathy clinic located in Melbourne. We specialise in helping people with Blastocystis species 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 are Parasites?
Parasites are abnormal inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract that live off and have the potential to cause damage to their host. Parasites have complex life cycles and routes of transmission. Most parasites are acquired in their cyst state (eggs or ova) before decystation within the body into active organisms.
Acute infections can involve diarrhoea, fever, nausea and abdominal pain or cramps; however these symptoms don’t always occur. If left untreated, chronic infections can cause intestinal lining damage, intestinal permeability, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, malabsorption, gastritis, indigestion, fatigue, skin disorders, joint pain, low immunity, thyroid problems or other health issues.
The intestinal parasite Blastocystis species 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 species 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 Parasite Symptoms?
How Do You Get Parasite Infections?
Intestinal parasite infections mostly occur from contaminated food, contaminated water, poor personal hygiene, sexual transmission and travellers to tropical countries. Parasite infections can be symptomatic and asymptomatic in people.
Intestinal parasites and Blastocystis species are pathogens that do not belong in your body. In our experience there are always symptoms that people experience when they have a parasite infection. These symptoms are not necessarily gut symptoms and disappear once the parasite has been eliminated. Unfortunately a lot mainstream Doctors tell clients that parasites can be normal and don’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 in many different ways.
In order for true healing to take place you need to remove the parasite, whilst working on healing your gut. Our natural approach is specific dietary changes, foods, probiotics, herbs, nutritionals and bowel cleanses, that have been proven to help remove intestinal parasites, rebalance gut microflora and restore your gut.
Depending upon what the parasite is, what your health goals are and whether you'd like a totally natural approach or would prefer to combine this alongside compounded medication for faster results, is your choice. Either way, our Naturopaths are happy to work with you and your Doctors for the best treatments available to eradicate intestinal parasites from your body once and for all.
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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!