Most people associate the word “parasite” with underdeveloped countries, but parasitic infections are becoming increasingly common in the United States; and they’re not just limited to travelers and fans of exotic foods. The current modern lifestyle of too much sugar and processed foods, high stress levels, and disconnection takes a toll on the good bacteria in your gut – a major player in your immune system. When your immune system is struggling, parasites can take up residence in your body, robbing you of all the nutrients you need to feel your best. A parasitic infection can lead to a range of troubling symptoms, including:
Borrelia is the genus of bacteria that causes Lyme disease. When Borrelia bacteria invade the body, they can cause a chronic infection that often occurs alongside other infections. In order to successfully treat Lyme disease and rid the body of Borrelia, it’s important to, first, be able to identify the presence of the bacteria (a feat that traditional medicine is not well-equipped to do) and, second, develop a treatment plan that takes the unique needs of the individual into consideration.
Parasitic and Borrelia infections are difficult to detect because they often don’t show up on most diagnostic tests or they produce false negatives. Because diagnostic tests can be extremely unreliable when it comes to parasites and Borrelia, traditional medicine is often of no use when treating them.
Dr. Crozier understands that diagnostic tests don’t always give an accurate picture of whether or not you’re dealing with a parasite or prolonged infection. If Dr. Crozier suspects an infection, he will work with you to diagnose the problem, identify the foreign invader, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes dietary changes, nutritional supplements, and/or IV therapy. When treating prolonged infections, several simultaneous treatments are often recommended.