Gastrointestinal issues are one of the areas I work with the most often in my clinical practice. If I suspect a microbe is contributing to symptoms, I often prescribe a product called Biocidin. I have watched it turn health around for innumerable patients. I use it regularly to treat dysbiosis – the overgrowth of pathogenic, or disease causing microbes on the body. Biocidin has been shown in over 200,000 stool tests to be the most effective herbal antimicrobial (of those tested), and as effective as antibiotics in killing some pathogens. It also has anti-inflammatory and immune supportive effects.
Recently, I had a patient with a case of Giardia diagnosed by a Gastroenterologist. According to the Mayo Clinic webpage, “Giardia infection is an intestinal infection marked by abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea and bouts of watery diarrhea. Giardia infection is caused by a microscopic parasite that is found worldwide, especially in areas with poor sanitation and unsafe water.” It occurs regularly in Northern Minnesota, where deer and beaver populations are prevalent, and where camping is popular.
I started this patient on Biocidin, and prescribed another product by Bio-Botanical Research called Biotonic, because of its anti-parasitic effects (artemesia). The Bio-Tonic was also a good fit, because it is an adaptogenic formula, which means it can help manage stress, and support vitality. Bio-Tonic and Biocidin are designed to use together. This patient was also prescribed Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic Complete, a probiotic (“good” bacteria for intestinal health). At the time of diagnosis, the patient was regularly experiencing symptoms including; nausea, abdominal discomfort, loose stool, fatigue, weakness and brain fog. Within two weeks of starting the prescribed protocol, she had resolution of abdominal discomfort, nausea and loose stool, and and her fatigue, brain fog and weakness gradually improved until they resolved altogether. Her Gastrointestinal Doctor ran another test for giardia after five months of consistently dosing these products. Much to the joy of the patient, her testing returned negative. Since that time, the patient has slowly reduced her dosing of the products to a maintenance dose, and has remained symptoms free.