Giardiasis is caused by a one-celled protozoan which is called Giardia Lamblia. It infects the small intestines of animals and humans. It is transmitted in feces of an infected animal or person, and can live outside the body for a very log time. It is highly contagious and causes symptoms of stomach upset, diarrhea, cramps and watery stool. It can lead to serious dehydration and weight loss, while some victims show no outward symptoms. It can be transmitted through food, water and soil. It is the single greatest cause of diarrhea in the U.S that is not bacteria-related. Giardiasis usually lasts for 2-6 weeks.
There are many treatment options available, but the most natural one is to use grapefruit seed extract. The extract is a natural antibiotic that kills a great variety of pathogens including yeast, bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other infections. It is safe for most people and pets to take – since it is hypoallergenic, nontoxic and can be taken safely for months, which is sometimes required in stubborn cases.
The extract is made from the inner rind and seeds of grapefruit and has been found to be one of the most effective internal and topical antiseptics to be found anywhere. It kills a wide variety of fungi and bacteria. It can be taken three times a day up to 1500 mg. It is sold as grapefruit or citrus seed extract. Powdered versions can be used in many treatments for bacteria, fungi and other parasites. It is often added to disinfectant sprays and has found to be extremely effective against skin infections, which are often used prior to surgical procedures.
The best method of avoiding giardiasis is to exercise good hygiene – by washing hands frequently, especially after working in a garden, changing diapers or cleaning up after pets. Washing fresh vegetables before consumption is also very important, It reduces the risks of the infection.
People that are already infected with the parasite often exhibit lactose and disaccharide intolerance and suffer for poor nutrient absorption resulting in weight loss.
Grapefruit seed extract, giardiasis treatment, may come in different strengths, so it is crucial that you follow your doctor’s instructions or the directions on the label. Concentrated solutions require dilution, and a different strength is required to treat various ailments. Mixing it with juice or taking the extract in a capsule form can offset the bitter taste. The extract has been effective in treating hundreds of different infections including giardia, shigella, cholera, chlamydia, vaginal yeast infections, herpes simplex, influenza A2, legionella pneumoniae, measles virus and many others.