Know more about your resident Parasites
You may have heard about parasites and believed that your body would manage them with ease, a very common belief and not all wrong. Your body does manage them and they are in everyone and, yes, we call them parasites.
There are more than 130 different kinds of parasites that can inhabit the human body, which range from a microscopic size to single and multi-celled worms. Awful to think about, but also important to understand and keep under control.
The worms that live in humans or in animals are known as parasites. Parasites always live in their host. They eat the food that you eat in excess and waste debris, and cause a wide range of conditions and symptoms: some are mild and some life-threatening.
These are the ones we need to know about and to understand that they are living in our bodies:
Flatworms breathe and eat literally through their skin (interesting folk). Oxygen and nutrients simply pass through their skin. They have no separate organs for digestion or circulation. Flatworms feed on the blood, tissue fluids, or pieces of cells inside your body. The ones that live in humans can infect the blood and organs. Flatworms range in size from being microscopic to some of over 20 metres long, for example, the whale tapeworm. The most common types of flatworms that live in humans are Tapeworms and Flukes.
Some of the most common types of roundworms include pinworms or threadworms, hookworms, Ascaris (a word that literally means ‘intestinal worm’), and heartworms. Hookworms and pinworms are the most common types of roundworms found in humans. Roundworms have hollow bodies and openings at either end and generally grow to between 2 and 5 inches long. Roundworms are found in pets and animals such as dogs and cats and can easily be passed on to humans. Roundworms live in salt water, fresh water, and the soil. Pinworms are specifically responsible for causing rectal itching as that is where the eggs are laid.
Eating contaminated foods (meat and vegetables!) and getting worms from contaminated pets are the most usual ways to get parasite infections from.
Where do Parasites Reside in the Body?
Most parasites live in the digestive system but many are in the blood and lymphatic systems. They may infect the lungs and organs. Parasites can also settle in the joints and muscles, forming cysts which create inflammation, resulting in pain, and often attributed to arthritis.
Parasites have toxic by-products, (ammonia, formaldehyde, morphine which can attack the central nervous system and often result in restlessness, depression, anxiety, hypertension, and fatigue. Parasites absorb and gather our heavy metals, such as mercury and cadmium, as they use these metals in their skin to shield and protect themselves from our immune system.
Things to note:
If you are you experiencing any of the following, you very likely have a parasite infection:
Digestive problems (constipation, diarrhoea, bloating) | Anemia |Allergies | Anxiety | Joint and Muscle pains | Difficulty losing or gaining weight | Chronic candida | Liver and gallbladder problems | Cysts | Skin problems | Heart fluttering/pain | UTI’s | Hemorrhoids | and more…
Infected with viruses or fungus / have various types of chemical and metal poisoning / parasites are present in any disease, in any person, at any age. Parasites are a menace to the immune system and an underlying cause for many health problems because:
- They secrete toxins, and toxic waste, which is actually their feces and urine.
- Parasite urine is practically pure ammonia, very harmful to the body and brain. They also excrete morphine, formaldehyde, urea and other chemicals to paralyze the digestive tract to keep foods in it longer by preventing peristalsis.
- They steal vital nutrients from your body.
- They can irritate or exaggerate other health problems that you may be experiencing.
Foods to help you get rid of excess worms and to create an environment in the gut that makes it unpleasant for worms, so they evacuate :
- Garlic, fresh or raw. Chop it up (mix with honey – optional) and take with meals.
- Pumpkin seeds. Snack on an ounce of raw seeds between meals.
- Papaya contains the worm-killing enzyme papain. Eat fresh papaya with teaspoon of its seeds crushed before meals or in combination with other worm-reduction foods, spices, and seeds.
- Pineapple contains the worm-killing enzyme bromelain. Eat fresh pineapple alone between meals.
- Castor oil