Parasites – What you need to know
What are Parasites?
Parasites are organisms that feed off other organisms. Intestinal parasites are normally worms that feed off our nutrition.
Some examples are tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm, threadworm, toxoplasmosis and giardia.
How do you get parasites?
Parasites are a far more common problem than you think, we are exposed to them constantly. They can be transmitted from foods, undercooked meat, fruit and vegetable, from walking barefoot on the soil, from our pets, from contaminated water or from travellers diarrhoea. Children are more susceptible as they play on the ground, in sand pits etc. However, because they are highly contagious they are easily transmitted through families.
What are the symptoms?
- Unexplained constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, gas or any other IBS symptoms.
- Fatigue, exhaustion, diagnosis of poor iron absorption, brain fog.
- Aches and pains in the body, that you might put down to ageing or arthritis.
- Depression and apathy.
- Grinding your teeth at night.
- Kids constantly picking their nose.
- Lung and sinus congestion.
- Bad breath.
- Skin irritation, itching, anal itching.
- Trouble falling asleep or waking easily.
- Never feeling full after meals.
- History of travellers diarrhoea.
- History of food poisoning where you haven’t felt quite right since.
I have witnessed some remarkable results in my practice from treating parasites.
How are they treated?
Common pharmaceutical medication taken for parasites works by making the parasite explode in your gut, which therefore releases toxins. This can make symptoms worse, upset gut bacteria which in my experience can cause symptoms of candida.
More natural approaches work by encapsulating or sticking to the parasite and gently removing it from your body via your stools. There are multiple different options in terms of natural supplements to support parasite removal and as always it is a matter of muscle testing what is going to be the best option for your body.
However, my favourite product is a product I have recently started bringing in from the USA from an organic company that prides itself on research. The company is called Cellcore and the product is called Para 1. Para 1 is made form mimosa pudica seed, a fat-soluble supplement that becomes jelly-like, scrubbing the gut and grabbing the parasites. It actually catches more than parasites, it can grasp biofilms such as candida, toxins and any unwanted material in the gut causing problems.
The parasite life cycle is six weeks long, so patients are on it for at least that time, maybe longer. It is the first natural parasite product I have found that can be used safely in young children.
If you think parasites might be a problem for you, let me know and I will happily test for you. I have witnessed some remarkable results in my practice from treating parasites.
References, Amy Myers MD. 10 signs you have a parasite. July 19th 2018. Mayo Clinic. Tapeworm Infection. December 15th 2017. Mayo Clinic. Giardia Infection. October 23rd 2018. Dr Suzzanne Labrie. Cellcore Bioscience.