Parasite: An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.
Did you know that it is believed that approximately 90% of Americans have parasites. There are about 3200 different types of parasites divided into four groups. There can be over 100 different kinds of parasites worms living in our human body. Some are microscopic, while others can be seen rather easily. The common organisms can be found everywhere ~ in the air we breath, in the water we drink, or in the food we eat, in our environment.
These parasites cause millions of people to suffer needlessly from the effects caused by parasites. While some parasites are believed to cause little or no harm to the human body, many of these parasites cause great harm. Most people do not want to acknowledge this and continue to deal with their suffering.
Some parasites are content to feed on the host’s food supply while others do further damage and consume body tissues and cells and can at times burrow into other organs like the kidneys, muscles, or the corneas of your eyes and even your brain.
A tapeworm can grow to a considerable size in our bodies and it is highly likely we would not be aware of it’s presence. Waste products from parasites may be toxic and these toxins are released directly into the body of the host. Parasites cause infections that compromise our immune systems.
Roundworm look similar to an earthworm and can produce 200,000 eggs a day. Approximately 1,008 million people are infected, making it the most common worldwide. The most frequent symptom from roundworm is upper abdominal discomfort. Other symptoms are asthma, eye pain, insomnia, and rashes due to the secretions or waste products from the worms.
Pinworm can infect one in five children. Symptoms are itching and irritation of the anus or vagina, digestive disorders, insomnia, irritability or nervousness. Female worms crawl out of the anus and lay about 15,000 eggs per day. Once airborne, the eggs can survive about two days anywhere in your living environment. Worldwide about 500 million are infected with pinworm. The worm is white and can grow to about a half inch in length.
Some of the common symptoms of parasites include allergies, asthma, bloating, blood in stools, constipation, immune system dysfunction, intestinal obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome, lethary, bed wetting, fever, forgetfulness, chapped lips, pain in joint and muscles, excess weight gain, menstruation problems, chronic fatigue, swollen glands and so many more.
There are several ways in which we can come into contact with parasites some of them being through contact with animals, drinking infected water, eating contaminated fruits or veggies, lack of personal hygiene and other means.
You can help your body rid itself of parasites by eating fresh fruits and veggies. Green leafy vegetables are exceptionally good for this. Make sure to consume enough water daily. Practice good hygiene, making sure to wash your hands.
It also helps to stay away from refined sugar, coffee and caffeine, as well as alcohol, fried foods, raw or undercooked poultry and meat or fish, white potatoes or drinking water that has been infected.
Additionally, doing a parasite cleanse to assist the body in ridding and eliminating parasites from within is a good option as well.