Possible reasons for and symptoms of parasites:
- Chronic fatigue
- Allergies (wheat is pancreatic fluke)
- Compromised Immune system
- Excessive hunger
- Teeth grinding
- Weight gain or loss
- Sleep disturbances
- Flu symptoms, gas
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Anxiety and depression
- Gas and Bloating
- Nail biting
- Skin rashes
- Joint pain
- High blood pressure
- Toxic colon
WHAT IS A PARASITE?
A parasite is any organism that lives in, with, or off another organism. Humans can play host to over 100 kinds of parasites. Parasites can be transmitted by contact, in water, and through air.
Parasites can infect virtually every part of the human body, including the abdomen, blood, buttocks, chest, diaphragm, entire digestive tract, entire respiratory tract (including lungs), feet, genitals, hands, jaw, larynx, liver, muscles, skin, and upper arms.
The World Health Organization estimates that one quarter of the world's population suffers from chronic intestinal parasitic infections. It is estimated that twenty five percent of people in the world are infected with roundworms.
Classic symptoms of parasite infections
Allergies, anemia, bloating, chronic fatigue, constipation, depressed immune function, diarrhea, eczema, enlarged lymph glands, excessive hunger, fever, flu symptoms, gas, grinding the teeth at night, hives, irritable bowel syndrome, irritability, jaundice, joint and muscle aches or pains, nervousness, rashes, reddened eyes, sleep disturbances, weight gain, weight loss.
Parasites: Uninvited Guests
You do not need to go overseas or have inadequate sanitation to pick up a few freeloaders. These little guys are prevalent in our food, water, pets, and gardens, to name a few. Luckily, herbs have been employed for hundreds of years to keep our bodies clear from unwanted guests.
Parasites are found worldwide, including the U.S. Of course poor sanitation increases the possibility of unwanted guests, yet sod, fruits, vegetables, meats and water can be infected. We may also pick up worms from contact with pets and other people or a barefoot walk in the garden. Worms can release as many as 200,000 eggs per day, which we may consume unknowingly. Children are easily infected by being less aware of hygiene and playing with dirt and other possible contaminated substances.
Once in the body, parasites can settle almost anywhere, causing damage to organs, and blocking and sapping nutrients from the host. The intestines offer lots of nutrients for worms, so this is a common “hangout" for them. Since parasites are most active and reproduce around the full moon, this is when some of the effects are most prominent.
Types of parasites
In biology, the parasitic way of life is very common. Humans may be hosts to over 100 different types of parasites. There are several families of parasites: Roundworms, Tapeworms, Flukes and Single Cell parasites. Each group has many kinds of parasites.
Roundworms are common throughout the world. It is estimated that twenty five percent of people in the world are infected with roundworms. Infections come from consuming worm eggs found on fruits and vegetables grown in contaminated soil. Some symptoms of roundworms are digestive disturbances, intestinal gas, weight gain around full moon, blood sugar imbalance, fatigue, anemia, restlessness and teeth grinding at night.
There are many different species of tapeworms found in all parts of the world, and they can grow to be very large. We usually contract tapeworms from an intermediate host, such as beef, pork, fish, dogs and cats. We can also pick up some tapeworms by directly consuming their eggs. In humans, they reside in the intestines where they absorb our nutrients, especially vitamin b-12 and folic acid and give off dangerous waste. Tapeworms can cause intestinal gas, thyroid and intestinal imbalances, high and low blood sugar, jaundice, bloating, fluid build up during the full moon and verminous intoxication (See Effects of Parasites).
Flukes are smaller parasites that attach themselves to a variety of organs, including the lungs, heart, intestines, brain, bladder, liver and blood vessels, causing inflammation and damage. Fluke eggs have tiny, protruding spines that can cause damage as they migrate through the body. People become infected by eating raw or undercooked fish or crab, eating infected vegetables like water chestnut or watercress, or drinking or wading through infected water.
Single Cell parasites - Protozoans
Microscopic protozoans harm more people than any other parasitic disease. The cyst or resting stage of this parasite is very resistant to temperature, dryness and chemicals, which are found everywhere in our environment. People ingest these cysts, which then “hatch" in our bodies. Although we are commonly exposed to protozoans, our immune systems usually keep them under control, but people with a weakened immune system or toxic condition cannot fight off these parasites as easily. Protozoans can be found in the intestines, lungs, muscle tissue and the digestive tract, releasing toxins and tissue destroying enzymes. Protozoan infections may be associated with arthritis, asthma, degenerative muscle diseases, Hodgkin's disease, lymphoma, M.S., ovarian cysts, psoriasis, cutaneous ulcers, dermatitis and more.
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