Parasites in humans are more common than you think. Although it is quite normal for most humans to have some parasites in their bodies, over 50% of people in developed countries have parasite problems that get out of control, causing chronic parasitic infections.
I do follow the pleomorphic theory that states that disease or parasites are caused by variations in the host’s internal milieu, or “terrain,” to which the microbes responded by changing form in order to survive. According to this theory, the vitality of the host was the principal factor in disease. It is important to have a balanced, nourished and healthy terrain. Relatively small changes in the internal environment made the “terrain” attractive and hospitable to different types of invading organisms: a weak host not only “invited” invading organisms to take up residence, but actually cultured them, inducing their changes into pathological forms.
A strong and vital host, on the other hand, was inhospitable and would keep pathological organisms and disease at bay. This is the pleomorphic terrain theory of disease.
However, there are many of us infected with parasites and cleansing the body of parasites always has a profound effect on restoring health successfully. It is not the organisms that make you sick, it is the waste products of the metabolism of those organisms that make you sick. Factors for us to be aware of that create disturbances in the Pleomorphic chain of states include:
- Low blood oxygen and cell vitality (arising from any variety of reasons)
- Ongoing imbalances in PH;
- Overgrowth of bowel-based Fungi (ie: the Candida);
- Emotional trauma
There are hundreds of known parasites that inhabit the human body. I see many in the liver blood and many I know many are symbiotic in nature. But, they can be pathogenic too. In the medical world, they are classified into two main groups of parasites that can cause diseases: protozoa and helminths. I wll discuss each one as they are known.
- Protozoa are single-celled microorganisms that may not be visible to the naked eye. The most common protozoans that infect a human body are: Giardia intestinalis, entaboeba hystolytica, cyclospora cayetanenensis, cryptosporidium spp, and blastocystis hominis. The disorders caused by these parasites are often named after them.
- Helminths are larger and typically big enough and can be seen with the human eye in their adult stage. The most common helminths that inhabit the human gut, briefly, are:
- Roundworms: This parasite can lay up to over 200,000 eggs a day and can grow up to 15 feet long. Because of their size, this type of parasite can cause blockages in the intestinal tract, penetrate the intestinal wall, cause hemorrhages, appendicitis, peritonitis, abscesses in the liver and pancreatitis.
- Hookworms: The larvae of this parasite can penetrate the skin. Young worms can burrow through intestinal wall and feed on your blood, causing iron deficiency and other nutrient deficiencies. Adult hookworms can sap the host’s strength and energy and destroy their overall wellbeing.
- Tapeworms: This parasite can grow up to 35 feet long and live more than 10 years inside a person’s intestines. They can lay up to one million eggs per day!
- Pinworms: A female pinworm often crawls out of the anus and lays about 15,000 eggs a day. The eggs can survive outside the body and once airborne, they can survive for about two days in its surrounding. Hosts may often experience itchiness in the anus or vagina, suffer from digestive disorders, insomnia and irritability.
- Whipworms: This 1-2 inches long worm can penetrate the intestinal wall and cause bacterial infections, blood in stools, pain in lower abdomen, rectal prolapse, anemia and hemorrhages.
- Flatworms: Flatworms (a.k.a. fluke) can grow up to 3 inches long. They deplete nutrients from an organ, and then move on to other organs in the body via the blood stream and lymphatic system. They can cause severe diseases in the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, bladder, liver and the blood.
I set out to create a parasite cleanse and thought, why not aim at all possible pathogens at the same time. I wanted to create a protocol that would address the worns, the protozoa and the flukes. I wanted it to work for children, adults and even be used as a preventative (dosge adjustment). Here is what I arrive at:
Three Part Parasite Cleanse.
Part One is a cacao ball
Part Two is a Herbal Gelatin
Part Three is a full spectrum probiotic made naturally
PART ONE Cacao ball ingredients
Part Two Herbal Gelatin
Milk thistle is a good supplement for liver cleansing and support.
Add a beetroot juice 2-3 times a week, if you’re not diabetic.
When there is a parasite infection, most likely there are yeasts as well. Adding more diatomaceous earth to your detox program takes you a long way.
Natural and Homemade Probiotic
Probiotics provide a boost to the naturally-occurring beneficial bacteria that live inside your body’s digestive tract. I recommend also eating 1/2 cup of Resistant Starch (potato sale, cool rice or quinoa salad, plantain chips)
My blend is fermented fruits and blended with Pickle Juice, ginger and cinnamon infused kefir, cabbage juice, Spirulina and Nutritional Yeast.
Fermented Fruits: grapes, kiwi, banana, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit skin
This is not a commercial strain. I do it wild! I allow the wild microbes that nature provides to do the fermenting. While I can’t say precisely which microorganisms are working in each product, I can name some of the most common types of probiotics, most of which are likely to be in the mix.
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The following types of probiotics are our friends; in fact, they are essential to our health, they protect us from disease, they enhance our nutrition, and they turn ordinary vegetables into fabulously tasty fermented superfoods.
- Bifidobacterium bifidum. This microbe is found in the stomach and intestinal tract. It shows promise in suppressing infection in the stomach of Helicobacter pylori, the pathogen that causes stomach ulcers. Several studies show that it helps lower and contain the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It’s typically found in sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles.
- Bifidobacterium lactis. This gut bacteria’s role as a probiotic has been well studied and its chief benefit to the human body is its ability to modulate and strengthen the immune system. It’s found in fermented vegetables such as wildbrine’s sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickled veggies, as well as in yogurt.
- Bifidobacterium longum. This bacterium has a positive effect on the mix of other probiotics in the intestines, causing a significant increase in the amount of biotin (vitamin B7) produced. Biotin helps the body turn food into energy. The bacteria are common in fermented vegetables.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus. This is the beneficial workhorse bacterium that ferments wildbrine’s line of probiotic-laden vegetables. It may prevent diarrhea, minimize symptoms of IBS, help lower cholesterol, and support vaginal health. It contributes greatly to the healthy ecology of the gut microbiome.
- Lactobacillus casei and L. rhamnosus. These closely related probiotics are among the most widely researched species of lactobacillae that likely occur in the brine of vegetable products. They have been shown to prevent or treat diseases and disturbances to the gut biome, stabilizing and strengthening it.
- Lactobacillus reuteri. Get to know this one-celled friend, for it’s an all-around healer. In humans, it’s found in the gut microbiome, urinary tract, on the skin, and in breast milk. It produces antimicrobial substances that inhibit disease-causing germs and remodels the gut bacteria mix to increase human health. It can reduce inflammatory agents while promoting T-cell formation. (T-cells are immune cells that protect the body from diseases and cancer.) L. reuteri also strengthens the intestinal wall, preventing leaky gut syndrome and its impact on inflammatory disease throughout the body.
- Lactobacillus salivarius. L. salivarius is one of the lactic acid bacillae that occurs in the fermentation of vegetables and it helps improve oral health by suppressing gum disease, reducing dental caries, and checking halitosis. It also confers health benefits to the intestinal tract.
- Streptococcus thermophilus. This friendly bacterium produces lactase enzyme that helps people digest milk more efficiently. It also decreases ulcerative colitis symptoms, decreases leaky gut symptoms that cause inflammation throughout the body, decreases IBS symptoms, enhances the immune system, prevents and fights pneumonia, fights Clostridium difficile (a particularly nasty intestinal disease), and has many other health benefits.These are just a handful of the most important probiotics that may be found in my brine. There are hundreds more.
- I add Spirulina and Brewer’s Yeast too!
Ever wonder how our ancestors fared without personal medicine cabinets to ease every ailment? While the centuries leading up to our current era were filled with their own set of challenges and many practices were quite different, some used then actually led to better gut health than we have today. You see, each person has their own unique microbiome, which houses nearly 100 trillion bacteria that outnumber our human cells by a factor of around 10 to 1. Being mostly composed of bacteria might sound a little odd, but that’s just because many people only think of bacteria as germs that can make us sick. However, that’s actually not the case at all!
Your body is comprised of all kinds of bacteria that have different jobs within your body, and most of them are probiotics that serve a beneficial purpose—they can help your body produce vitamins, help you absorb nutrients from your food, and even support your mood. Probiotic bacteria can also serve as placeholders, taking up room by colonizing within your digestive tract so that other bacteria can’t settle in, multiply, and create chaos for your system.
Let’s Get rid of the bad guys and increase the good guys!!!!
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