Do you KNOW if have parasites or not?
There are different categories of parasites such as roundworms, single-cell parasites, tapeworms, flukes, and spirochetes. Most of us are aware of the roundworms that are often found in animals or the protozoan type in water that gives us diarrhea.
I want to share a few single-celled parasites that can cause big problems even if we can’t see them. If we can identify the symptoms we can find natural solutions to them or be proactive in killing any possibility of housing them.
They can form a stage of resting resisting the environment until they are ingested. The good news is our bodies are pretty good at killing or keeping them under control unless we are stressed causing a weakened immune system, nutritionally deficient, or toxic with heavy metal accumulation.
In close quarters such as hospitals, daycare centers, or colleges it is easier to spread them. Another factor is infected food or the person who prepares it (think typhoid Mary). They can form cysts to spread in the air, soil, or water.
There are many species of microscopic single-celled parasites including:
*Dientamoba and Chilomastix will infect digestive tracts.
*Cryptosporidium which can cause deadly dehydration due to diarrhea.
*Babesia lives within red blood cells and is frequently a co-infection with Lyme’s.
*Isospora destroys intestinal cell surfaces.
*Balantidium takes over the intestines releasing hyaluronidase destroying tissues.
*Pneumocystis infects the lungs, particularly in little children and auto-immune-deficient individuals.
*Sarcocystis releases toxins that destroy muscle tissues with infection.
What diseases can single-celled parasites cause?
Protozoan parasites can be found in large numbers within those with the following:
- Cancers- Lymphoma, Leukemia
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ovarian cysts
- Hodgkins disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Degenerative muscle diseases
- High white cell counts
- Skin ulcers
- Papular lesions
They give off toxic waste that can make you feel even worse. If you are suffering from these, you will want to reach out to start a nutritional building program and detoxification with me to get through the process comfortably. One indicator is notable marks on the arch or insole of the feet on the bottom or sides.
Some foods that should be avoided are tomatoes, potatoes, red peppers, and eggplant as they are favorites of a few of them.
What are symptoms of parasites in humans with some of the common types?
Let’s examine a few to look for possible issues!
Giardia primarily lives in the small intestine but occasionally the gall bladder as I found out when my daughter was infected. It can cause damage to the intestinal walls or impede enough bile from leaving the gall bladder to break down fats. Diarrhea will follow with visible fat in the toilet, gas, nutrient deficiencies of fat-soluble vitamins, and abdominal cramping. Often meat and lactose intolerance come with the territory as well.
It can be found in contaminated feces and passed when diapers are changed, infected clothing, and contaminated food. It can be found in water sources such as streams, mountain waters, and even municipal water sources that use chlorination or filters.
This is another parasite that causes flu-like symptoms, stomach cramping, and diarrhea. It is found in water which since 1994 has become immune to chlorine. The small eggs are so minute that at least 33% of them get past testing in large city municipal drinking water.
You can find many reports online of contamination across the United States from San Francisco to New York.
Do you own a cat?
Many animals will harbor this parasite but it is well known that cat boxes are a no-no with pregnant women. It crosses over into the baby’s brain and spinal cord triggering hydrocephalus (water on the brain), decreased head and brain size, seizure, mental retardation, paralysis, stillbirth, and spontaneous abortion. Cats also carry Neospora protozoan cousin to this Toxoplasma Gondii but it is estimated that at least 40% of cats carry toxoplasmosis but dogs, mice, rats, and gerbils can carry it as well.
Other sources are undercooked pork, mutton, beef, or chicken. Environmental contaminations come from flies or cockroaches that spread the encysted parasites onto food.
Testing for antibodies to this bugger is a better indicator as symptoms can take years to show up and may be mistaken for run-of-the-mill influenza or pneumonia. One will feel headaches, swollen lymph glands, fever, chills, and serious fatigue. As they move into the organs (liver, heart, brain, or eyes) they will cause damage.
A good reason why symptoms of stomach ulcers should be addressed beyond acid reflux medications?
These microscopic organisms cause similar symptoms as Giardia but are much more common. One difference however is that Corticosteroid medications such as asthmas inhalers or steroids. They will cause lesions or ulcers in the intestines called an ameboma that appears as a ring in the tissue. Once established it causes amebic dysentery (diarrhea).
Avoiding high carbohydrate diets is very important and boiling water before drinking it if it’s a suspected source. Other strains can be found in the liver, brain, and inside the mouth. This Ameba is a single-celled parasite but is nothing to be ignored.
The good news about parasites?
There are natural modalities to knock these offenders out of the body. They can carry up to 10X their body weight in heavy metals sparing you of other issues temporarily. Once you detoxify them they release the metals BUT…then you must deal with that.
When you rebuild your mineral deficiencies with dietary changes, supplement with exactly what your body needs, and practice detoxification modalities you can kill them while feeling comfortable!
Figuring out the “how” is where Hair Analysis and my coaching come in.
Are you ready yet? LET’S CHAT!
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