Bacterial, Parasitic & Yeast Infections
Healthy gastrointestinal function is paramount for optimal health. The intestinal tract contains significant amounts of bacteria; some beneficial, some neutral, and some harmful. Maintaining healthy gut microbial balance is key to healthy digestion, nutrient absorption and assimilation, and ridding the body of waste and pathogens.
The presence of parasites or the overgrowth of ‘bad’ bacteria and yeast can cause tissue damage and inflammation through the emission of harmful toxins and disruption to digestion. This leads to symptoms of such as: constipation, diarrhoea, gas & bloating, stomach pain, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, reactions to foods, abdominal distention, candida infection, rashes, allergies & hay fever, itchy anus.
Left untreated, these pathogens can cause fatigue, hormone imbalance, weight gain, immune impairment, systemic inflammation, insomnia, anxiety and malabsorption. They may also contribute to IBS, Crohn’s and inflammatory GI issues.
Emma will assist in diagnosing the presence of pathogens and create a unique treatment plan for you including a dietary and herbal/nutritional supplementation. In some cases, pathology may be required and Emma will arrange for a Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis in order to achieve a definitive diagnosis.