Parasites, by definition, live off other living things. These days, due to our toxic environment, we are exposed to all kinds of ‘parasites’, from other people, our own homes, the food we eat and the water we drink. There are over 3,200 varieties.
Those that infest our bodies not only live off the nutrients in the food that we eat but they actually live off our tissues stealing our energy and making us feel weak. They secrete toxins into our blood stream that circulate, and often cause damage, burdening our kidneys, liver and lymphatic systems. Many people do not realise that they have them for some time, and they can often be very difficult for the doctors to diagnose.
About one in six of us is walking around with Giardia Lamblia and one in ten is infested with cryptosporidia. The symptoms from these can be severe fatigue and mild to moderate abdominal cramps, intestinal wind, light coloured stools, malabsorption, stomach bloating and diarrhoea. The more severe symptoms can amount to severe pains and vomiting.
Food poisoning is often the cause of an irritable bowel and many people complain that since they had food poisoning their bowel has never been the same. Although the incident may have been weeks, months or even years before, the ‘bugs/parasites’ can remain within the lining of the gut and irritate on and off.
If you have a mouthful of amalgam fillings it alters the gut’s ecology so that it does not have the correct nutrients to resist the parasites. Antibiotics, steroids and anti-acid drugs also change the flora within the gut and lower its resistance.
How can you diagnose this?
You can get your stools tested for parasites at a lab or I can check you on the Vega machine, which is a bioenergetic regulatory machine. The vega is not specific to the parasite but the supplements to clear it are quite generic so will clear all types of parasite.
What to do next?
There are some great natural remedies that help to clear the parasites.
• Berberine has shown some activity against parasites, fungus, yeast and bacterial infections and is found in plants such as Berberis vulgaris and goldenseal.
• Artemesia is a very bitter plant and found to be helpful in expelling parasites.
• Black Walnut from green hull has been used for centuries to help control and eliminate parasites from the body, it contains naturally occurring tannins and quinone compounds which are the primary ingredients for the expulsion of parasites and worms.
Once the parasites have been cleared it is really important to line the gut wall for better absorption, and to put some good bacteria back to improve the gut flora and therefore digestion.