Friday, February 3, 2012

Problems With Gut Problems Caused By Parasites?

Do you have diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain?  Have you tried everything and nothing seems to help?  I had those three symptoms severely for years.  I went to gastroenterologists and infectious disease specialists.  The infectious disease specialist at UCLA told me it was in my head.  The one at UCSD told my I looked like I came from a concentration camp and just needed to start eating.

After another horrible night, Ken took me to a family doctor several blocks from our home.  He asked me if I'd ever had a stool test.  I told him, "No."  I took the stool test and one of the best infectious disease specialist in the country told my dad that he'd never seen someone so full of parasites.  Most people have three to four per oil field.  I had ten per oil field.

Thus began a long journey of a cocktail of drugs that resembled chemotherapy.  Just enough drugs to kill the parasites, but not kill me.  It was horrible.  After the stool tests showed I had no more parasites, I was still so sick.  Thankfully, I found Dr. Marshall. {You can just email Jana here instead.  She will answer all your questions and she's great!}

I started taking his Parastat, living on kefir, and taking HCL and digest.  After many months, I started feeling better.  I would recommend any of you dealing with gut issues that just don't seem to get better to give his clinic a call.  They will give you a protocol specifically for your age and weight.

Cassi had to leave her freshmen year of college, because she was suffering from stomach problems.  I put her on the same protocol and her gut is so much better today.  It doesn't happen over night, but with persistence and discipline, it will get a lot better.

My recommendation to prevent parasites is to make sure you are going to the bathroom every day and aren't constipated.  Take HCL and digest after meals.  Make sure you have some kefir or good, organic whole yogurt every day.  These measures should help keep a healthy gut.

If you still have a bad gut after all of this, you may have fructose malabsorption and have to go on a diet to cure fructose malabsorption. It's very easy to get IBS after you've had many parasites and drugs.

Beloved, I wish above all things that you may 
prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.
3 John 2

Oh, and don't forget that I am not a doctor!