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The rate of parasite related disorders in the United States is skyrocketing. One out of six people will test positive for parasites. A recent Dateline NBC report revealed the presence of cryptosporidium cysts in New York City's municipal water supply.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, cryptosporidium is currently the leading cause of waterborne illness in the United States. This microscopic organism was the cause of the Milwaukee contamination in which 400,000 people came down with severe stomach ailments and diarrhea and one died. Cryptosporidium has caused problems in other states as well, including Georgia, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Once not even seen as a disease causing, cryptosporidium is a serious health threat for immune suppressed individuals (those with HIV) where a few organisms can cause death. Healthy individuals can tolerate up to 1,000 organisms before becoming ill.
Cryptosporidium is carried by young livestock. Sewage runoff washes the eggs or cysts into rivers and lakes, where most municipalities get their water. The cyst are hard to detect with the usual test, but they are not killed by standard chlorine dosages.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A PARASITE?
A parasite is technically an organism that is receiving food and shelter at the expense of another organism without giving anything in return. Parasites often irritate the gut, become tissue invasive, create arthritic aches and pains, obstruct the gastrointestinal tract and sap energy. In America, parasites seem like a foreign, Third World concern, so most physicians do not suspect or search for them.
The symptoms often mimic familiar disease like the flu. Parasites are often the unsuspected cause behind many ailments (chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, malabsorption, fibromyalgia and even some cancer).
BE AWARE OF RISK FACTORS:
International travel: The more American tourist travel to remote areas of the world like Africa, Asia, Mexico and South America, the more they are exposed to parasitic microorganisms.
Contaminated water: Unlike bacteria, the two most prevalent waterborne parasites in America are giardia and cryptosporidium which are not killed by chlorination.
Day-care centers: Day-care centers provide a ready environment for transmission of parasitic infection and have been referred to as "the open sewers of the 20th century."
Immigrants: Many refugees and immigrants who enter the United States come from parasites ridden areas and may be carriers of these microorganisms. They frequently work in restaurants or as housekeepers or baby sitters and unknowingly spread parasites to other through their work.
Exotic foods: The fascination with and increasing consumption of foreign foods have led to an increased incidence of parasites in America. Exotic foods that are prepared raw or undercooked (ceviche, Dutch herring, sashimi, steak tartare and sushi) pose a significant parasite risk.
Household pets: Pets are host to many parasites and are unexpected spreaders of disease. Of 240 infectious diseases transmitted to humans from animals, 65 are spread by dogs and 39 cats. Since 110 million dogs and cats live in American household, U.S. citizens experience significant exposure to many diseases from these animals
Antibiotic use: When the intestinal system is in healthy balance, there is less opportunity for parasitic infestation. Antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria indiscriminately and upsets the natural ecology of the gastrointestinal tract and vagina, setting the state for infection.
Spread of Aids: Parasites may be a cofactor in the development of AIDS. The incidence of many unusual parasitic diseases has increased as a result of the AIDS epidemic.
HOW TO DETECT PARASITES:
The sheer numbers of factors of exposure to parasites has led to a greater likelihood of infection. If a parasite contraction is suspected, the best course of action is to find a qualified health practitioner who specializes in diagnosing and treating this frequently overlooked condition.
DIET, HCI, HERBS HELP ELIMINATE PARASITES:
Parasites flourish on sugar so it is important to eliminate this parasite promoter and immune suppressor in all forms from the diet. This means not only avoiding sweets and desserts, but avoiding excessive amounts of natural sugars like fruit and fruit juices.
Other helpful diet strategies when trying to eradicate parasites include eliminating dairy products and avoiding gluten containing grains, like wheat, rye, oats and barley. These foods commonly cause further irritation of the intestinal tract.
Heavy intake of raw fruits and vegetables should be curtailed and cold or iced foods and drinks should be avoided. These foods cause the intestine to contract, holding in toxins rather than releasing them. For the therapeutic parasite control diet, people should cook most fruits and vegetables so they will be more easily digested and more soothing to the intestinal tract.
A powerful ally in keeping the body parasite free is adequate Hydrochloric acid (HCI). Many individuals lose the ability to produce HCI because of strict vegetarian diets and age. After age 25, many people do not secrete enough HCI. Individuals with type A blood seem to be more genetically prone to achlorhydria. At least two Hydrochloric acid capsules per meal is needed, but sometimes twice as much may be necessary.
Herbs like Black walnut, Garlic and the Artemesia Combination are effective against the larger parasites or worms to eliminate microscopic parasites (protozoa) from the system, many individuals receive excellent results when using Enzymes like bromelains, papain and protease.
STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM IS BEST DEFENSE:
Maintaining a strong defense system amid all the hazards of immunity in 20th century America isn't always easy and it's essential to fortify the troops. One of the best ways to do this is to eat foods rich in Vitamins C, Vitamin E w/Selenium and Zinc. This builds a good first line of defense against parasitic infection.
Additional supplementation with these nutrient-rich foods as well as with herbs like Astragalus, Echinacea and Eleuthero adds extra insurance for a healthy immune system. Eating a diet full of a variety of whole, unprocessed foods that are high in fiber and free of chemicals whenever possible helps lessen the likelihood of developing parasites by encouraging healthy elimination.
The parasite problem in the United States today is a silent epidemic. Few people talk about parasites or believe these pathogenic microorganisms could ever infect them even through parasitic outbreaks are occurring with increasing frequency and devastating consequences through-out the country.
There are ways to fight this epidemic. First, people need to develop heightened awareness about parasite infection and transmission. They need to learn about natural remedies that can help the body ward off parasitic diseases.
It's important to remember that parasites cannot infect a healthy body if the environment isn't conductive to them. Andreas Marx, a doctor of Oriental medicine, said it best when he linked disease to "an imbalance of the body's terrain (ph, oxidation factor and mineral balance)."
Parasites won't be a problem if people stay healthy by nourishing their bodies with healthy food; supplementing their diets with immune-enhancing vitamins, minerals and herbs, and, using common sense to eliminate parasite risk factors from the environment.
HOW TO PREVENT PARASITES
PARASITES AND WORMS:
Parasites and worms are scavengers. They are organisms that live within, upon or at the expense of another organism, known as the host, without contributing to the survival of the host.
Parasites take on the vibration of the host they invade. They are very hard to detect. They can be seen in the eyes by a trained Iridologist. Parasites will show as radii solaris lines (spokes like the spokes of a wheel that show upon the iris when they are present).
Parasites and worms feed off toxins and waste materials of the body. If the body is clean the scavengers have nothing to live on. The danger of having them in the body is that their waste is extremely poisonous to us. Many parasites produce toxic substances harmful to the host. Other parasites act as foreign-body irritants in the tissues of the host and call forth a chronic inflammatory reaction. Some worms rob the host of serious amounts of blood and large tapeworms depriving it of digest food.
Parasites vary in their effect on their host. Sometimes they seem to be harmless. The parasites considered dangerous are called "pathogens." The parasite which causes malaria fevers is an example of this. Many protozoans (one celled animals) are parasites, such as a certain type of amoeba which can destroy the lining of the intestines of humans. They produce a painful and serious disease called "amoebic dysentery." It can cause the body to become dehydrated and eventually cause bleeding and ulceration in the bowel.
Flatworms and roundworms are parasites that cause serious damage and can kill their hosts. There is one type of flatworm called "fluke" which lives and grows quite large in the intestines, liver, lungs or blood of animals and man. The tapeworm is a parasite which matures in the intestines, attaching itself to the intestinal wall with what appears to be suckers or hooks. The tapeworm absorbs digested foods from its host, but the hookworm is the most harmful. It lives in the intestines and it feeds on the blood of the host.
Some form of external skin parasites are ticks and mites. The skin is irritated by such bites, but the spread of disease is far more serious than the bite. Ticks are blamed for spreading Rocky Mountain spotted fever, yellow fever, African sleeping sickness and typhus fever.
Trichinosis is a disease from eating infected or undercooked pork. The trichina is a tiny worm that infects pigs. The larvae, after burrowing into the intestinal wall of the pig, then enters its blood vessels. The blood carries the larvae on to the muscles where these tiny worms spread into the muscle fiber and live. Then when humans eat the pork, the cycle begins again in the human body. Symptoms of trichinosis are headaches, fever, sore muscles, swollen eyes and painful breathing. These symptoms are similar to other diseases so people do not even realize that they could have internal worms.
Salmonella is a microscopic organism, which can spread throughout the body, that a person becomes acutely sick with what is commonly called cholera. It is felt that many people today have the intermittent fever of cholera, but are given antibiotics and never told what their problem has been.
Bacteria are one-celled organisms. There are three main types of bacteria:
Bacteria is involved in contagious disease such as diphtheria, chicken pox, measles, mumps, scarlet fever, whooping cough, tetanus, pneumonia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, syphilis, leprosy, meningitis and plaque.
The host can feel pressure effects produced by parasitic cysts, especially if they are situated in the brain, spinal cord, eye, heart or bones.
Obstruction effects are produced by large ascarides migrating into and blocking the pancreatic ducts and even the intestines.
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY PARASITES AND WORMS:
The body is a wonderful machine and when nourished and treated properly will not harbor these scavengers. When there are sufficient amounts of healthy bile in the intestines and the body is free of toxins the bile contains all its normal required elements to keep it in a healthy working order. Then the parasites and worms cannot continue to prosper or even to survive. When there are sufficient amounts of healthy bile, the parasites and worms, their larvae and eggs are neutralized and evacuated rapidly out of the body.
We need to provide an environment that will not allow scavengers to survive. We need to live and eat the proper foods so they will not want to invade our bodies. Parasites and worms do not like a clean body. They especially do not like minerals. Herbs have high amounts of minerals and other elements that will help the body eliminate them.
Sometimes people become discouraged when they try to live on a cleaner, more wholesome diet or try to go on a cleansing purge. It is hard for them to stay on it because of the parasites within are crying for the kind of junk foods upon which they live and grow. It is probably wise to clean the body of the parasites first. Since the parasites cling on to the mucus in which they live the body cannot be made well even in a fasting or semi-fasting situation.
HERBAL COMBINATIONS FOR PARASITES AND WORMS:
PARA-CLEANSE -- a 10 day package containing Herbal Pumpkin, Paw Paw, Yeast/Fungal Detox and Artemesia. For best results do a Colon Cleanse first and then alter with PARA-CLEANSE for 60 days. Then follow with 30 days of ARTEMISIA COMBINATION.
After eliminating the parasites a total change of diet is essential if a person expects to maintain healthy and free of them. Eat large quantities of organically grown fruits and vegetables. Eat raw nuts and seeds.
BLACK WALNUT -- Rich in iodine. Kills parasites and worms, especially effective in the head area muscles and head area.
ECHINACEA -- Works in the blood and lymph areas. Kills parasites in the digestive tract.
GARLIC -- Kills worms. They do not like the sulphur in onions and garlic (RAW).
HORSETAIL -- Kills parasite and worm eggs. Rich in silicon and calcium and other minerals that parasites and worms do not like.
HYDRATED BENTONITE -- Draws parasites and worms out of the bowels and other organs whenever they are lodged.
PAU D'ARCO -- Wonderful blood cleanser, provides a clean environment.
FIGHTING FUNGUS AND PARASITES --
NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING HEALTHY FEELS!
Fungus and Parasites can feed on the following foods. Eliminating the following foods selected will allow your body the strength to fight back. The more you eliminate the faster they will be gone from your life! Avoid these foods:
Eat these foods: