What Are Parasites and Do You Have Them?

By: Lee Jacobs

It may be difficult to believe, but more than 90% of humans will be infected with parasites within their lifetime! Most of the time we don't even realize that we have them, and until such time that their numbers reach critical levels, we will ignorantly go about our business doing what we have always done. There is an enormous array of different parasites that any of us may be infected with, but we will deal with the most common ones within this article.
Parasites are everywhere! For example, they often begin their cycle in nasty places, such as in fecal matter. They then find their way onto pets, then it's not long before they are in your carpets, and with very little warning they have found their way into your body. Once they travel here they can happily remain undetected for years! It's an unpleasant thought to realize that whilst we sleep they are still wriggling away inside!
In fact, over 90% of the world's people are struggling with parasites, struggling with nutrient deficiency and on lack of energy because parasites in fact do rob us of these things. Most of us would be flummoxed to find out that over 1000 different types of parasites exist, all of which can infect us as human beings. And it's even more disturbing that only about 1% of these parasites show up in regular stool analysis that is done through conventional testing.
Be that as it may, the most common parasites that you will come up against are Giardia, Hookworms, Flukes, Pinworms, Roundworms and Tapeworms. Each Parasite is disturbing in their own right. If you suspect that you have been infected then read on for symptoms.
Roundworms: In fact, the World Health Organization reports that over 25% of the world's population has roundworms. Shocking, right? That's about one billion people who are infected with roundworms. These "little" worms can grow up to 15 inches long within the intestines, and are capable of laying more than 300,000 eggs in a day. The reproductive cycle of the roundworm is very fast, meaning that within two months, they can begin to lay eggs. However, they are very sensitive to conventional medication for worming. If there are over 10 inches long, though, they can be more difficult to get rid of. In the most extreme cases, you may need surgery to remove them, followed by nutritional support to replenish nutrients lost in these cases.
Pinworms: Pinworms, too, are quite good at reproducing, with over 500,000 people infected throughout the world. They are in fact often responsible for what you experience as intense itching around your anus, usually at night. If you're itching, you most likely have had them for two to three months. When you sleep, pinworms come out at night and lay their eggs are on the skin directly around Uranus.
To confirm a pinworm infestation the stools need to be inspected with a torch. If they are there, they will be glowing and be roughly one third of an inch long. One way to confirm their presence is to place a strip of tape on the tissue surrounding the anus and then remove it to examine it for worms or eggs. Pinworms are enormously contagious and can spread throughout a household very quickly. Make sure fingernails are kept short so as to minimize contamination whilst scratching when asleep, and shower at least once per day, as well as keeping your clothing, bed sheets, and carpet as clean as possible.
Giardia: Giardia is a common parasite that's found in water. It resists chlorine and can survive in cold water for up to two months. It has a hard outer shell, which makes it more difficult to killed than other parasites.
This infection most often comes from hot tubs, swimming pools, ponds and rivers, or lakes. Symptoms take about a week to appear, including nausea, gas, diarrhoea, and stools that appear "greasy." Furoxone is the name of the drug that is most often prescribed to cure giardia.
Hookworms: As one of the most disgusting parasites out there, bookworms usually come in through the skin (usually through the feet or other areas), and then enter the bloodstream to get to the intestines and the lungs. If you have these, you may be read or e.g. where the larvae have entered your skin, and then will show a dry cough, blood tinged sputum, and wheezing once they reach your lungs. If you get them in your intestine, you'll have a diminished appetite, prolific bouts of diarrhoea, and will often have very intense abdominal pain.
Flukes: These guys are considered to be the second biggest danger to society after the Malaria parasite. The World Health Organization has been attempting to control this parasite in third world countries for many years now. Flukes like to call blood vessels home, and often pass their eggs on through feces and urine.
More than 200 million people throughout the world are infected with flukes, and have flulike symptoms including fever, chills and a cough. The body tends to react more to the eggs and not so much to the warms. If the infection is repeated, though, the lungs, liver, bladder and intestine can be permanently damaged.
Tapeworms: Tape forms are an "interesting" parasite, growing to a length of more than 20 feet long if left unchecked. If you think you may have a tapeworm, take a look at your feces, because pieces will break off in your stool every so often. However, if the head remains embedded in your intestinal tissue, you will remain infected and the tapeworm will continue to grow. Most commonly, tapeworm infection comes through the consumption of beef, so make sure you cook your meat carefully.
In sum, parasites are literally everywhere. They occur in cats, dogs, kids, adults, and other living beings. There are lots of things you can do to help prevent parasitic infection, including drinking only clean water, cooking and food carefully, and washing your hands often.
To prevent parasites' return if you have been infected, consider taking a preventative dose of Miracle Mineral Supplement, a solution of chlorine dioxide that has been shown to be very effective at eliminating infection from the body, including parasitic infections.

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This article is written by Lee Jacobs who is an Acupuncturist, and has been in the field of health for 13 years. He is interested in illuminating individuals and helping others return to a better quality of wellbeing. Please feel free to read more about the miracle mineral supplement, and feel free to learn more about the man Jim Humble who discovered this amazing product.

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