I had a client ask me if they could get rid of Blastocystis hominis (Blasto) through diet rather than antibiotics. The truth is that many people no longer consider Blasto to be a problem. Some experts believe that Blasto may be part of the normal gut flora. Blastocystis hominis is a single-cell parasite. It generally shouldn’t be in the human gut. But it’s like anything, you can get away with a few “bad” microorganisms in your intestine, provided you have enough good ones to keep them in check. Chances are you won’t be able to get rid of Blasto in the digestive tract, but if you’re healthy, it’s not much of an issue. The more I study and work in the clinic, the clearer it becomes that the biggest problem is often not the “bad guys.” The biggest problem is the lack of beneficial bacteria like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria.
I used to recommend some types of antibiotics up until a few years ago, but not anymore. I’ve seen far too many adverse reactions. I’ve seen too many clients not get the results they were after. In my opinion, antibiotics are not desirable for parasites in any shape or form.
There are different ways to reduce or eliminate Blasto, but it won’t happen over a couple of weeks. It could take three months, six months or even twelve months. Your health will start to improve from the get-go, but it may take months to get the Blasto levels low enough to eliminate any related symptoms.
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One of the most important steps in Blasto treatment is creating a relaxed life that is as stress-free as possible. Getting your digestive health back on track also means eating a healthy diet while avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. Many medical doctors will be quick to argue and say that natural approaches don’t work for parasites, but that’s not true.
Don’t forget supplements. By encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria, probiotics can help manage any Blastocystis hominis in your gut. Many people pay lip service to probiotics, but they don’t take enough, and they don’t take them long enough. Often, clients aren’t even taking the right kind of probiotic strains. Consider adding probiotics to your gut treatment plan, but make sure you’re using the right ones, at the right dose, and for the right amount of time. CanXida Restore is a probiotic product that fits well with treating Blasto.