of adults have parasites in them but don't know it. You may be one of
the unlucky ones. The subject of these web pages is terrifying, but the
information may help you improve your health...
are a serious public health threat because so few people are talking
about them and even fewer people are listening when they are being
are insidious because of the common misconception among medical people
and the general public that parasites are generally a Third World problem
where malnutrition and poor hygienic practices exist. Nothing could be
farther from the truth. Tests often do not show the presence of parasites
because the testing procedures are by and large outdated and inadequate.
article in June 27, 1978, in the Miami Herald states that a nationwide
survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control in 1976 revealed
that one in every six people selected at random had one or more
Parrish, M.D. a New York City physician who specializes in parasites,
wrote in 1991, "based upon my experience, I estimate in the
New York metropolitan area that 25 % percent of the population is
infected . . . . . . . . Projections for the year 2025 suggest that
more than half of the 8.3 billion people on Earth will then be infected
with parasitic diseases."
have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the United States
- its just not being identified." - Peter Weina, Ph.D.,
Chief of Pathobiology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 1991.
strongly believe that every patient with disorders of immune
function, including multiple allergies
(especially food allergy), and patients with unexplained fatigue
or with chronic bowel symptoms should be evaluated for the presence
of intestinal parasites." - Leo Galland, M.D. Townsend Letter
for Doctors, 1988.
no mistake about it, worms are the most toxic agents in the human
body. They are one of the primary underlying causes of disease and
are the most basic cause of a compromised immune
system." - Hazel Parcells, D.C., N.D., Ph.D., 1974.
can potentially become a host to parasites.
look at some of the possible reasons for the rising number of parasitic
in international travel.
Contamination of municipal and rural water
Increasing use of day-care centers.
Influx of refugee and immigrant populations from endemic areas.
Return of armed forces from overseas.
Continued popularity of household pets.
Increasing popularity of exotic regional foods.
Use of antibiotics and immunosuppressive drugs.
The sexual revolution.
There are 4 pathways through which we can get infected:
Via food or water
which are sources of the roundworm, amoebae, giardia.
a vector - the mosquito is a carrier of dog heartworm, filaria,
malaria; the flea is a carrier of dog tapeworm; the common housefly
transmits amebic cysts; the sand fly carries leishmaniasis.
sexual contact where partners can transmit trichomonas, giardia,
the nose and skin where pinworm eggs and Toxoplasma gondii
can be inhaled from contaminated dust, hookworms, schistosomes,
and strongyloides can penetrate exposed skin and bare feet.
parasitic pathway is the airplane. Extensive international travel has
exposed people to a whole range of exotic diseases never before encountered
in their homeland.
Doctors Often Diagnose Parasites?
problems can mimic diseases which are more familiar to most doctors. Roundworm
infection has been mis-diagnosed as peptic ulcer. Amoebic colitis is often
mis-labeled as ulcerative colitis. Chronic fatigue syndrome and yeast
infections may be a chronic case of giardiasis. Diabetes and hypoglycemia
may be caused by tapeworm infection.
courses (study of human parasites) are usually offered by a tropical disease
department which explains why the medical community generally perceives
parasites as primarily a foreign concern. In addition, it is difficult
to accurately diagnose the problem because the parasites own reproductive
cycle in which eggs or cysts are passed at irregular intervals makes diagnoses
Some of The Symptoms of Parasite Infestation?
Feel tired most of the time (Chronic Fatigue)?
Have digestive problems?
(gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea which come and go but
never really clear up)
Have gastrointestinal symptoms and bulky
stools with excess fat
Suffer with food sensitivities
and environmental intolerance?
and cant understand why?
Have joint and muscle pains and inflammation often assumed to
Suffer with anemia or iron deficiency (pernicious anemia)?
Have hives, rashes, weeping eczema, cutaneous ulcers, swelling,
sores, papular lesions, itchy dermatitis?
Suffer with restlessness and anxiety?
Experience multiple awakenings during the night?
Grind your teeth?
Have an excessive amount of bacterial or viral infections?
Difficulty gaining or losing weight no matter what you do?
Did a candida program which either didnt help at all or
helped somewhat but you still cant stay away from bread,
alcohol, fruit, or fruit juices?
Just cant figure out why you dont feel really great
and neither can your doctor?
above are only possible symptoms. Please keep in mind that not every person
who has a few of these symptoms should automatically assume that they
are infected; however, if you suspect infection or have been unsuccessfully
treated for a problem, it is worth doing some specific parasite cleansing.
deeper into what parasite are and what
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