Recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy"Cuban doctors are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers..."
The Condition"...Signs include weight loss, abdominal distension and tenderness, bad-smelling flatulence and burps, pale watery stools, frothy, foul-smelling stools..." Recommendation Prebiotics"...2gm twice daily), as symptoms such as abdominal bloating and flatulence may increase..."
The Condition"...Early human research demonstrated that ingestion of fewer than 10 cysts failed to cause infection, whereas more than 100 cysts resulted in infection..." 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 Wheat Germ"N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (NAG) residues are major structural components of both giardia cysts and trophozoites..."
The Condition"...This diet will ensure adequate amounts of lignins and insoluble and soluble fibers are consumed, which can increase mucin production in the small bowel, sequester bile acids, and help to mechanically sweep trophozoites out of the small intestine..." Recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet"... Dietary fiber probably plays an important role in the clearance of giardia infection..."
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 Prebiotics"...Prebiotic fermentation increases short-chain fatty acid production in the colon, and subsequent increased mucin production in the GI tract, which may enhance giardial clearing..."
Recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet"...authors of the study concluded that the fiber induced an increase in mucous secretion and, in combination with the bulk movement of insoluble fiber, reduced trophozoite attachment to the intestinal mucosa and decreased the probability of trophozoites establishing and maintaining mucosal colonization..."
The Condition"...Signs and Symptoms Symptoms generally begin within 1 to 2 weeks of infection and include watery diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, upset stomach, loss of appetite, dehydration, nausea and fatigue..." Recommendation Low/Decreased Fat Diet"Reducing the intake of fat might reduce the nausea, steatorrhoea, and diarrhea often associated with giardiasis..."
The Condition"...The low pH in the stomach and pancreatic proteases found in the proximal small intestine promote rapid breakdown of the cysts' outer walls within minutes of reaching the duodenum..."
Recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet"...This can best be achieved by consuming a whole-food based, high-fiber diet that is low in fat, lactose, and refined sugars..."
Recommendation Pippali rasayana"...There was also an improvement in cell-mediated immune status, as assessed by the leukocyte migration inhibition test..."
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..."
Recommendation Probiotics"...Probiotics can also enhance intestinal IgA immune responses and increase intestinal mucin production..."
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..." Recommendation Garlic"...50] (the concentration that inhibits growth of parasites by 50%) of 0..."
Recommendation Wheat Germ"...Recommended dose: 2 Tbsp of wheat germ three times daily..."
Recommendation Garlic"Garlic has traditionally been used as an antiparasitic and antimicrobial agent..."
The Condition"...Consuming foods low in simple carbohydrates limits the amount of sugars available in the intestinal lumen, which may lessen the osmotic draw of water into the intestinal lumen, and reduce diarrhea..."