” Parasites, the hidden epidemic”
Parasites. The mere word can make you cringe or shudder! But many people are infected with them. Could parasites be the underlying cause of your fatigue and other health issues such as leaky gut, food intolerances, Irritable bowel syndrome, skin condition or allergies?
Parasites can contribute to many health ailments such as chronic allergies including hives, food allergies, chronic candidiasis (candida), asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome and Inflammatory bowel diseases .
Over my 17 years seeing patients in clinic I have found parasites becoming a lot more common. A lot more people are affected now days and there are a wide range of symptoms they can cause, and also many diseases they can contribute to. Fatigue, teeth grinding, nausea and flatulence are some of the ‘vague’ symptoms that parasites can cause.
Most people think of pin worms when worms are mentioned, the type you can see (usually in children) and can cause an itchy anus! But there are many other microscopic worms which also live on our blood and other parts of the human body.
Two of the most common parasites Blastocystis hominis (BH) and Dientamoeba fragilis (D fragilis) can be the cause of irritable bowel syndrome. Dysbiosis, or an imbalance of the intestinal microbiome, and low grade inflammation are common in parasitic infections. D. fragilis can be a common cause of travellers diarrhoea.
Giardia intestinalis is another common parasite that is found in contaminated food or water and can be asymptomatic, or cause watery diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramping. Giardia can cause gluten intolerance.
” Over 130 different “hidden invaders” can account for over 385 diseases. Chronic fatigue and candida can be a case of chronic giardia. Food and environmental allergies disappear when worms are eliminated. ” (1)
Dr. Jay Davison says that parasites can house other bacteria, viruses and also Lymes disease! Parasites also absorb heavy metals, they absorb toxins like a sponge! (2)
We can be infected by parasites from food, water and can they also be airborne, which is a bit scary. Animals, especially dogs, cats and rabbits have parasites and can transmit them to humans. Tapeworms are a common one that dogs carry and can be transmitted to us. It’s a good idea to not let your dog lick your face!
As mentioned earlier on of the most common invaders are Blastocystis hominis and they usually coincide in the human body with candida and bacteria. It can cause intermittent symptoms such as allergies, bowel problems and skin problems and will show up when your body is under stress and the immune system is weakened. People with grain intolerances or allergies commonly are infected with BH.
There are many herbs and formulation that are effective for eliminating parasites. It is important to take them for long enough though, as they can be hard to eliminate. Probiotics, digestive enzymes with betaine HCL, and boosting your immune system will help.
And very importantly, you need to change the terrain by improving your health and body through a healthy diet. This must be more alkaline and include as much fresh foods as possible. You can include pumpkins seeds, carrots, onion and garlic to help eliminate them. Its suggested to avoid all sugars, this includes in dairy (lactose), alcohol, fruit (fructose), breads and other processed foods as they will make you more acidic, which will help assure the parasites continue to exist. Parasites love sugar!
If you suspect you have parasites or have a health condition that is unresolved and you think it possibly could be linked to worms, please come and see me! I can detect parasites in the live blood analysis in my clinic.