PARASITES: The infestation you might not know you have
A parasite is common organism that feeds off other organisms. It derives its food, shelter, and nutrition by living in or on another organism. These scavengers consume nutrients from their hosts.
Although many people assume parasitic infections in humans are only a problem in underdeveloped countries, they also pose a serious problem in Canada and the United States. There are, in fact, many species of parasites that show no socioeconomic boundaries and be found in all climates.
HOW ARE WE EXPOSED TO PARASITES?
Parasites can enter into the body through the pores of the skin; by ingesting raw or uncooked food that contains the egg, larvae, or spores of the parasites; by bathing, swimming, or drinking water with eggs or larvae; and by eating fruits and vegetables that have not been properly washed. Exposure to parasites is also prominent in daycare centers, nursing homes, rehab institutions, and medical facilities.
Exposure to parasites is more prevalent today due to high levels of international travel; domestication of animals such as dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits; contaminated water and food supplies; and exposure to infected insects.
THE EFFECTS OF PARASITES ON THE BODY
Once parasites find their way inside your body, the effects are widespread and potentially very serious. Symptoms of an infected person can include bloating or gas, fatigue, malnourishment, allergies, unclear thinking, weight gain or loss, and an overall unwell feeling. Allergies can be one of the first symptoms of parasitic infestation. They occur once chime (a mixture prepared in the duodenum so the intestines can absorb nutrients) is released into the intestines and the circulatory system, the lungs, the liver, the lymph glands, and even the brain. In other words, they can eat their way through your organs.
In most cases, it is very difficult for doctors to diagnosis parasite infestation since the parasites are not only in the intestinal tract, buy they also migrate into all other organs via the blood and lymph glands.
AM I AT RISK? A QUESTIONNAIRE
How many of these symptoms pertain to you:
- Do I experience intestinal gas?
- Do I experience constipation?
- Do I experience diarrhea?
- Do I occasionally experience both constipation and diarrhea at different intervals?
- Do I experience nausea for no explained reason?
- Do I have allergies?
- Have I been treated with antibiotics in the past five years?
- Have I been diagnosed or experience acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid indigestion, and/or heartburn?
- Have I been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),
diverticulitis, colitis, ulcerative colitis, dysentery, or Crohn’s disease?
- Am I tired all the time?
- Do I experience joint and muscle pain?
- Am I prone to frequent bouts of ear, nose, or throat infections?
- Have I been treated or experienced Candida, also known as thrush or a yeast infection?
- Do I suffer from skin disorders such as rashes, hives, eczema, psoriasis, boils or acne?
- Do I experience swelling in my lymph nodes around the throat, neck, and chest?
- Am I treated repeatedly for bronchitis, pneumonia, and/or asthma?
- Have I been diagnosed with or suspect an autoimmune disorder, such as lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or hypothyroidism?
- Have I been diagnosed with anemia?
- Do I experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?
If you checked more than three items above, then you are most likely dealing with some form of
Conventional treatment involves antibiotics and other parasite medication. A more natural approach is to use herbs and diet to expel the parasites and kill the eggs. Some time-honoured herbs include black walnut, garlic, wormwood and ginger.
Once a parasite lays the eggs, the eggs go through an incubation period of 2-3 weeks before hatching. Therefore it is important that the program be repeated, so that the hatched parasites can be killed.
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Our testing methods do not involve the use of scratch tests or needles.
References: Pam Porter and Alternative Medicine, the Definitive Guide.