Giardiasis

Definition of Giardiasis:

An intestinal tract infection caused by Giardia lamblia, a flagellate protozoa now common to much of the world.  It is not normally a very serious infection, but nevertheless unpleasant.

Also: Giardia

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Berberine-containing Herbs

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Much scientific research has been carried out on berberine, which has been shown to be an effective anti-microbial agent against many intestinal pathogens such as Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba histolytica...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...For example, camping in the mountains (and drinking untreated water) raises concern for Giardia lamblia infection...”
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Entamoeba Infection

...the condition
“...It has a similar mode of transmission to giardia and can also be caught from contaminated feces...”
...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“In a series of almost 200 patients treated for giardia or entamoeba histolytica by a Dr...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cuban doctors are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”

Gastritis

...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cubans are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”

Giardiasis Infection

...the condition
Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia), a one-celled, microscopic protozoan parasite that lives in the intestine of people and animals...”
...our question about 'rotten egg', 'eggy' or 'sulfur-tasting' burps
“Recurrent "rotten-egg" burps accompanied by diarrhea could be a sign of Giardia lamblia infection...”
...recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet
“Nutritional intervention aims to reduce the acute symptoms of giardia and help clear the infection...”
...recommendation Wheat Germ
“N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (NAG) residues are major structural components of both giardia cysts and trophozoites...”
...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“In a series of almost 200 patients treated for giardia or entamoeba histolytica by a Dr...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cuban doctors are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”
...recommendation Garlic
“...Researchers Soffar and Mokhtar performed an open trial investigating the use of garlic in giardiasis...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“Studies have shown that giardia infection, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, can reduce the production of lactase in the small intestine, resulting in lactose malabsorption and its resultant diarrhea...”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“Oregon Health Sciences University researchers have found that MSM has anti-parasitic properties against giardia...”
...recommendation Oregon Grape Root
“Berberine, from oregon grape or golden seal, has been found effective against diarrheas caused by giardia lamblia (giardiasis)...”
...recommendation Berberine-containing Herbs
“Berberine salts and extracts have demonstrated in vitro inhibitory activity against Giardia trophozoites, and berberine sulfate has been shown to induce morphological damage to trophozoites, including the appearance of irregularly-shaped vacuoles, swollen trophozoites, and the...”
...recommendation Low/Decreased Fat Diet
“Reducing the intake of fat might reduce the nausea, steatorrhea, and diarrhea often associated with giardiasis...”
...recommendation Pippali rasayana
“...Agarwals' research team conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 50 subjects, all of whom had clinical signs and symptoms of giardiasis, as well as giardia trophozoites and cysts in the stool...”
...recommendation Prebiotics
“Prebiotics, such as fructooligosaccharides, may play a minor role in the management of giardiasis, since they primarily affect the large intestine...”
...recommendation Sugar Avoidance / Reduction
“See the link between Giardia and High-Fiber Diet...”
...recommendation Wormwood
“Wormwood has antiprotozoal activity and is especially effective against giardia, but caution is advised as it can cause a worsening of symptoms and mild intestinal irritation initially...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“Probiotics may interfere with giardia infection through a number of mechanisms, including competition for limited adhesion sites; competition for nutrients that would otherwise be utilized by pathogens (e.g. glucose); and...”
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Grapefruit Seed Extract

...as a treatment
“...It has also been shown to be very effective against parasitic organisms such as giardia...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...Parasites or bacteria such as Giardia or H...”

Monolaurin

...as a treatment
“...Monolaurin is effective against yeast and fungi, staphylococcus aureus (staph) and streptococcus agalactiae (strep), chlamydia trachomatis, candida albicans, giardia lamblia, ringworm, H...”

Protozoan

...related topic
“...Several species of protozoa can be transmitted through water and cause disease in humans, including Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Entamoeba and Isospora...”

Quassia Amara

...as a treatment
“...Indies, for fevers, malaria, snakebite, dyspepsia, venereal diseases, rheumatism, alcoholism, intestinal worms (pinworms, ascarides), cancer, as a stomach bitter for indigestion, amebic dysentery, giardiasis, and gallbladder pain...”

Steatorrhea

...the condition
“...duodenal aspiration for Giardia, serum gastrin for Zollinger-Ellison disease, etc...”

Stool Exam

...as a treatment
“...Detecting the presence of parasites, such as pinworms or Giardia lamblia...”
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