Question: I have been experiencing excessive gas and I found your videos in addition to some other on Youtube which inspired me to ask my doctor for parasite testing. From a PCR stool test doctor found that I have Dientamoeba Fragilis. My doctor recommended that I take Metronidazole. I found out about your natural treatment plan and I really like the idea. Thank you for producing your video series about how to naturally treat Dientamoeba Fragilis. Could you please share some data regarding the efficacy of treating Dientamoeba Fragilis using your natural substances? Would it be possible and would you recommend combining this treatment with antibiotics? Would you recommend a comprehensive stool analysis? I understand that from your video on diet you recommend caution for fruits such as apples, oranges, and bananas. I would like some guidance on how to figure out whether these fruits are causing an issue. I’ve cut out dairy, sugar, and gluten. I’m going to try out raw garlic slices and oregano.
Dientamoeba fragilis is a protozoan parasite. There are only two tests that would test for Dientamoeba fragilis. The CDSA – comprehensive digestive stool analysis that cultures the stool sample and analyses it microscopically and a PCR test – A polymerase chain reaction that tests the DNA in the stool sample. If you are suffering from any GI distress then combining these two might give you some more insight and better treatment options. Metronidazole is the most commonly prescribed antibiotic but has a high rate of relapses reported by numerous studies. Ask your doctor for paromomycin which may be more effective. There could be a synergistic effect of combining herbal antimicrobials and this antibiotic. When taking antibiotics you run the chance of getting a disrupted gut microbiome, and a compromised immune system. There are a few essential steps to deal with this parasite. First remove all offending foods to reduce inflammation as much as possible. Sugar, refined foods, gluten, dairy are all possible offenders.
Replace your digestive enzymes and possibly supplement with herbal bitters, apple cider vinegar or HCL to kick your digestion. The third step is to Repair a damaged gut lining. It involves using things like bone broth, glutamine and other herbs and nutrients to help with the gut repair. Supplementing with probiotics like Restore as well as fermented foods is key. The best herbal antimicrobials for Dientamoeba fragilis are black walnut, artemesia, goldenseal, myrrh, oregano, garlic, and bereberine.
Question: I had a candida infection for some months now but I have been able to get my candida levels back to normal after taking a stool test. The stool test also revealed that I have very low beneficial bacteria so I am currently working on getting those numbers up. One of the strains that are low is saccharomyces boulardii. I’ve looked up that strain and have seen articles that say since it is a yeast strain, it is dangerous for someone who just had a candida infection to consume. Do you know if this is true? Can I take this supplement to help restore my levels?
Saccharomyces boulardii is a recognised probiotic that can help with a range of gastrointestinal infections and conditions. S. boulardii is itself a yeast, but it is a probiotic which has displayed anti-Candida properties in relevant research studies. S. boulardii has been shown to inhibit populations of Candida and deter them from establishing in the intestines, and it’s also suggested that S. boulardii may help to reduce the risk of Candida yeasts translocating from the digestive tract. It’s thought that these effects occur because S. boulardii produces caprylic acid, an antifungal substance which is effective against Candida yeast https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86012-9. S. boulardii has also been shown to reduce the potential for Candida infestation and inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease. In order to maintain a correct gut balance, you need to make sure you’re getting good fungi and good bacteria in the gut.
S. boulardii is a transient probiotic, meaning it does not take up residence within the gut, so a high-quality daily probiotic containing well researched strains such as CanXida Restore is recommended to take alongside it. In this way, at as S. boulardii is helping to eradicate the pathogenic yeast, the friendly bacteria in a high-quality daily probiotic can come in and repopulate the areas where the Candida once inhabited, and help to restore the balance of intestinal flora. This will hopefully reduce the risk of Candida overgrowth re-occurring and will re-enforce the mucosal lining of the gut – a vital part of the immune defences. The required dosage for Saccharomyces Boulardii may vary from person to person, dependent on tolerance, and the level of Candida overgrowth in the gut. The best thing to do is to start off with a low dose and gradually increase. This helps to reduce the possibility of a ‘die-off’ reaction.
Question: How does one gain weight on this diet? I have recently tried another protocol and now have server food anxiety. I’m 20 lbs. Under weight, but still battling yeast infection. Oral thrush. I need to get both under control or I’m going to die of one or the other. Just beside myself with this whole situation. Thanks for your help.
Losing weight sometimes happens when you change your diet to something much healthier. There are lots of healthy foods on the Candida diet that can provide the calories needed to maintain your weight. Healthy fats from olive oil, coconut oil, and avocados are great on the Candida diet and are a good source of calories. If three meals a day isn’t enough to keep your weight up, add some snacks. You need to avoid being nutritionally depleted while trying to cure your gut problems. Your digestive tract needs ample nutrients to restore it to a healthy state. If you are overcoming a condition such as Candida overgrowth, SIBO, or IBS, your gut is very likely leaky and inflamed, making it difficult for your body to digest and absorb food. A Candida protocol that includes diet, probiotics and antifungals is designed to heal your gut and reduce your inflammation so that you can begin properly digesting and absorbing your food.
Reducing inflammatory foods such as gluten, alcohol, processed food and sugar is key to reducing inflammation so that your gut can heal. Rememeber this type of diet is meant to be followed short term (4-8 weeks) until you start noticing improvement in symptoms. During this time focus on good quality proteins add more hearty vegetables like squash, parsnip and sweet potato, and add nuts, seeds and healthy oils all which will help you maintain your weight. Once your gut has healed and your weight begins climbing, you can then add foods back one at a time, to figure out which ones you do well with (and can continue eating), and which ones you have a sensitivity to. This process will help you discover the perfect diet for your unique needs, and set you up for lifelong health.
Disclaimer: This article intends to provide general insights and may not apply to individual cases. It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure that any vitamin supplementation.