Human intestinal parasites are a common fact of life. Research available from 2010 foodborne illnesses, deaths, and disabilities from parasite infestation is staggering. People are walking around with debilitating symptoms due to undiagnosed parasites and unaware they are hosting them. During daily life and when traveling, we expose ourselves to being infected by parasites from ingesting undercooked or raw meats, fish, water, walking barefoot on the infected ground, or from our pets and livestock. Most gastrointestinal problems are parasite based, yet most of the time, diagnosis and treatment pertain to something completely different. The frustration is apparent in the people I see at my clinic whose symptoms have persisted with no relief.
There are two main types of intestinal parasites helminths and protozoa. Helminths, meaning worm, and in most cases, they are visible to the naked eye in their adult stages. Protozoa are single-celled organisms that need identification using a microscope. Pinworm is the most common intestinal parasite in the Helminths species, followed by the hookworm. Other common helminths are the following,
Helminth infections or worm infestation are picked up in three different ways. The ingestion of parasitic eggs or larvae from contaminated food, water, or faeces or penetration and entry of worms through the skin, which is one-way hookworm enter the body. Helminth infection create distinct symptoms.More Information, and comprehensive list of Helminth and Protozoa.
While the clients I treat host these types of worms, the most common parasites are the ones that you cannot see visibly, only under a microscopic.
Amoebas - Gastrointestinal amebiasis infect the large intestine (colon) caused by a microscopic one-cell parasite. They also may pass into the bloodstream and travel to the liver or the brain (brain not common). They do not cause any symptoms, but symptoms can become apparent within a few months of infection. Symptoms do not generally appear for a few weeks after infestation when mild pain is accompanied by gurgling sounds in the lower abdomen together with two or three loose stools daily. More Information
Amoebas are common in the summer months and are picked up mostly from travelling, especially from India, Mexico, Thailand, Bali, and Africa. These parasites are the underlying cause of a large proportion of human diseases, in particular, the parasites Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, and Entamoeba histolytica. More information
Liver Fluke 1. Liver flukes are human parasites that cause liver and bile duct disease. Two species of fluke liver flukes cause diseases in humans, and they are named Opisthorchiidae and Fasciolidae.
Fluke 2. (also known as haematobium) are minute snails living on the bottom of lakes, dams, and in brackish waters More information. when swimming in these waters, you can accidentally swallow them.
Contamination occurs mainly from water and street food a More Information The street-food industry in these countries lacks legal recognition; it operates in unstable and precarious conditions, involving women and men with minimal or no knowledge of hygienic food handling practices. Infected eggs, bacteria, toxins, and cysts of faecal orally transmissible parasites are common agents responsible for food contamination in developing countries.
Quote from Makerere University Medical School.
According to an article in the Australian Geographic back in 2012, called The Worms Within Intestinal Parasites D. fragilis and B. hominis are common, about 6 percent of Australians carry them. But only certain strains seem to cause gastro problems, which could explain why doctors have under-appreciated the link between these parasites and unpleasant gut symptoms. More Information
Digestive problems and persistent diarrhoea or constipation are symptoms of a one-cell parasite infection. Hookworm causes lung and sinus problems. These symptoms, in general, go hand in hand with an overgrowth of the digestive mucous.
Parasites can also cause skin problems like persistent rashes and psoriasis caused by the immune system, desperately trying to evict toxicity caused by these lodgers. Painful and aching joint and rheumatoid arthritis can be a sign of parasites residing in the tissues of the body; bad breath is a reliable indicator of a parasitic infection.
Parasites drain your energy leading to depression, feeling angry, and ongoing health issues that affect the central nervous system. Hundreds of clients and customers complete my parasite program every year and come back to me saying how good they feel and how much more energy they are experiencing.
Many kinds of lab tests are available to diagnose the presence of parasites by testing tissue, stool, blood, saliva, and breath. A misdiagnosed of parasites from GP testing often happens more so with worms from stool testing, simply because only one test is sent off to the lab. If that sample happens not to contain eggs or a larva or a worm, it is reported back as a negative result. I do suggest that if you feel you have parasites, have as many tests done that your doctor can offer you, purely to save money on more extensive private testing.
The best testing company in Australia is i-screen; More Information they cover very comprehensive testing for almost anything. They can send the result to you and me via email, and I can then help you with natural treatment options. If you do go through i-screen add the word CLEANSE at check out for a discount.
Parasites can invade and overcome your immune system’s ability to eliminate them. Parasites love to live in a compromised body. An overload of mucus that builds up in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract or heavy metals, chemicals, and radiation creates the best environment for parasites to thrive and multiply. As long as there is too much mucus in your system, you will be more open picking up parasites that want to stay.
I offer different treatment options that come from the knowledge of what has worked over the last 15 years of working with people who have gut issues. Firstly, and most importantly, is getting rid of the mucus from the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, with an organic herbal colon cleanse More information followed by a herbal parasite cleanse More Information using antiparasitic herbs. I have found this to be the most successful treatment. Parasites burrow, live, and reproduce in the mucus lining of the gut system feeding on the nutrients from the food you ingest, so it makes sense to get rid of their comfortable living environment first. Some parasites can be harder than others to eradicate and need further treatment with extra antibacterial and antiparasitic herbs.
On a closing note: A few useful tips for preventing parasites infection.
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