How the PARASITE woman's shock detection alive in her stomach led her to launch a successful business
A woman has revealed that discovering that a parasite lived in her stomach eventually led to the launch of her own successful business.
Georgia Lawson, 35, from the northern beaches of Sydney, said she first realized that something was wrong at the age of 19 when she started to get blown up after eating certain foods.
However, it wasn't until she was 24 that the situation really escalated – and Georgia developed & # 39; sharp pain & # 39; under her rib cage after eating certain foods.
Georgia Lawson (photo) has revealed how the discovery of a parasite that lives in her stomach eventually led to the launch of her own successful business
Georgia (photo), 35, from the northern beaches of Sydney, said she first realized that something was wrong at the age of 19 when she was blown up after eating certain foods
& # 39; I thought maybe I ate too much or had food intolerance, & # 39; Georgia told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; Every day was different. On some days I felt normal and on other days I had a puffy and paralyzing sharp pain. & # 39;
The now 35-year-old said she was very embarrassed by the bloated feeling and wore loose-fitting clothing to cover her stomach.
Georgia said she thought it was because of starchy foods, and that's why she cut potatoes, rice, bread, and pasta from her diet to keep the bloated feeling at bay.
& # 39; But I often got brain fog and my immune system became very weak & she said.
& # 39; I got any cold or beetle. I would eat well, take my supplements and train, but I still had trouble falling asleep and would be tired all day. & # 39;
Only when things escalated did she begin to become chronically tired and picked up any illness, which made her realize it was more serious (Georgia introduced herself and her partner)
For the next two years, Georgia said she continued to struggle with her unknown condition – fending off exhaustion and illness to continue (pictured with her child)
For the next two years, Georgia said she continued to fight with her unknown condition – combating exhaustion and illness to continue.
& # 39; I took myself to a few GPs who told me I had irritable bowel syndrome, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; But I have never recommended treatment. & # 39;
And so she continued to visit doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, and gastroenterologists to find out the cause of her symptoms.
But the advice was still limited – and often took the form of & # 39; you do too much & # 39 ;.
At the time, Georgia worked two jobs – one during the week and one during the weekend.
& # 39; Some people I saw made me feel like it was all in my head & # 39 ;, she said. & # 39; I will never forget that feeling. & # 39;
After doing some research herself, Georgia (photo) came up with the idea that she would have a leak syndrome – where part of her partially digested food and bacteria had leaked through the intestinal wall
What is leaky gut syndrome?
* The gut has a lining designed to prevent the contents of your gut from escaping and entering your bloodstream.
* The intestinal lining can even develop cracks or holes, which – in the worst case – may allow partially digested food and bacteria to penetrate into the underlying tissues and penetrate the bloodstream. This will be & # 39; leaky gut & # 39; called.
* Genetics plays an important role in getting leaky gut, but environmental and lifestyle factors do that too.
* Emerging evidence suggests that eating a typical Western diet, which tends to be low in fiber and higher in added sugar and saturated fat, may increase the risk of developing leaky gut.
* Stress and drinking too much alcohol can also be risk factors.
After not getting anywhere with medical professionals, Georgia said she decided to do some research on her recurring disease.
& # 39; When I looked at a number of articles, I came across an article against the leaky gut and the symptoms sounded very familiar, & # 39; she said.
The article was by the natural healer Tania Flack, who happened to have a practice in the same neighborhood as the 35-year-old.
When she booked an appointment, Tania did a stool test at Georgia and said her symptoms sounded like leaky gut.
& # 39; When we got the results two weeks later, they showed that I had a parasite, Dietamoeba fragilis, that was so certain that it was probably more than 10 years old there, & # 39; Georgia said.
& # 39; I was shocked, but I was so relieved, I came home and cried.
& # 39; Finally there was a statement. Someone had listened to me and helped me solve the mystery. & # 39;
After diagnosing the parasite that Georgia had expected in her early 20s during a vacation in Bali or Thailand, the 35-year-old had prescribed a radically different course of action (pictured with her business partner Charli Ferrand). )
What has Georgia cut out of its diet and life?
* Many regular products
* Foods with gluten in it, because they can cause inflammation in the intestines
* Red and white meat
* Cafe-bought coffee
* Cleaning products, makeup and moisturizers that contain hormone-disrupting chemicals and synthetic fragrances
* Products that contain metals linked to neurotoxicity, such as deodorant with aluminum and toothpaste with fluoride
After diagnosing the parasite, which Georgia was thought to have picked up during her vacation in Bali or Thailand in the early 1920s, the 35-year-old was prescribed a radically different course of action.
Before she knew what was wrong with her, Georgia had eaten more fiber and carbohydrates on the advice of doctors, but this only fed the parasite.
Instead, she was brought on two courses of oral antibiotics that caused extreme nausea, and was later admitted to a colonoscopy where medical professionals were given three types of antibiotics internally.
& # 39; They compare it with chemo for your inside & # 39 ;, Georgia said.
& # 39; But it turned out to be worth it, because the follow-up studies showed that the parasite had disappeared. & # 39;
Getting rid of the parasite and her time in the hospital costs Georgia somewhere between $ 20 and $ 25,000.
After her time at the hospital, Georgia said she was slowly and steadily reintroducing normal food into her diet – she also launched The Clean Collective (photo with her partner)
After her time in the hospital, Georgia said she was slowly and steadily re-introducing normal food into her diet.
& # 39; I became fascinated by the factors that disrupted my energy level, immune system, and bowel health, "she said.
This led the 35-year-old to the launch of The Clean Collective with her friend and now business partner, Charli Ferrand.
This is an online store that sells toxin-free products and helps to educate people about living in an environmentally-friendly life.
& # 39; The human body is fascinating & # 39 ;, Georgia concluded.
& # 39; I am grateful that I was forced to stop and listen to mine. I'll never wait for the weather to yell at me. & # 39;
Click on for more information about The Clean Collective here.
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