FAQ Parasites

What is a parasite?
A parasite is an organism that lives off of and generally within the host body.   This host body can be our own body or other living organisms, like plants and animals.

How do parasites harm us?
Parasites live off the "life" of its host by feeding off the nutrients, cells and organs of the host.  Parasites are also mobile, moving from one area of the body to another, eating and destroying its host from the inside.

What are these parasites eating?
Parasites can feed on their host cells or drain the best parts of the nutrients directly from the host's tissues.

What makes parasites so dangerous to us?
Once parasites start to "feed" on its host, they secrete fecal waste throughout the host body leaving their poisonous toxic sludge behind.

How could we become infected with parasites?
Most parasite infections come from our food and water sources.  Uncooked meats, undercooked or seafood are the most common causes. However, unwashed fruits and vegetables could also contain parasites.  Contaminated drinking water and swimming in contaminated water found in lakes and rivers could also expose us to parasites.

Can parasites pass from human to human?
It is possible to pass parasites from one person to another by drinking from the same glass, eating from the same utensils, and kissing, sneezing, or other exchange of bodily fluids.

Can humans get parasites from animals?
Animals can also be carriers that transmit parasites to a human host.  Petting and grooming an animal can facilitate infection.  The parasite eggs could pass from their fur to our hands, nose and mouth.

What kinds of parasites should I be most concerned about?

There are a number of parasites that could infect a host body.  The four most common parasites to be aware of are: PROTOZOANS, FLUKES, ROUND WORMS and TAPE WORMS.

PROTOZOANS - These microscope organisms lives in the blood, tissue and intestines.  The most common disease cause by Protozoan’s is Malaria.  The common carriers of this parasite are generally contaminated water and insects (mosquitoes).

FLUKES - This parasite is probably the most common parasite found in humans worldwide.  They are generally flat and oval in shape.  This parasite generally infects the intestines but can infest other organs such as the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.

ROUND WORMS - This also includes hook worms, ring worms, pin worms, whip worms, thread worms, etc.  This parasite is generally found in the intestine of its host.  This parasite is often contracted through the skin.  They also migrate throughout the body and can cause a multitude of different symptoms of diseases.

TAPE WORMS - This parasite tends to be the largest.  They are also the most mobile, changing their location daily within the host body.  These worms are segmented and each segment can lay up 50,000 eggs within each of the over 3,000 to 4,000 segments, UP TO ONE MILLION PER DAY!  Tape worms tend to live within the intestinal tract of its host. However, the larvae can be found in almost any organ.

Do you know the possible signs of Internal Parasites?

These are only possible symptoms.  Please keep in mind that not everyone that has a few of these symptoms should automatically assume that they are infected.  However, IF you suspect infection or have been unsuccessfully treated for a problem, it is worth doing some specific parasite cleansing.

Do You:

          * Have digestive problems (gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea that
          * comes and go but never really clears up)?
          * Have gastrointestinal symptoms and bulky stools with excess fat
          * in feces?
          * Feel tired most of the time (Chronic Fatigue)?
          * Suffer from food sensitivities and environmental intolerance?
          * Developed allergic-like reactions and can't understand why?
          * Have joint and muscle pains and inflammation often assumed to be
          * arthritis?
          * Suffer with anemia or iron deficiency (pernicious anemia)?
          * Have hives, rashes, weeping eczema, cutaneous ulcers, swelling,
          * sores, popular lesions, or itchy dermatitis?
          * Suffer with restlessness and anxiety?
          * Experience multiple awakenings during the night particularly
          * between 2 and 3 am?
          * Grind your teeth, either while awake or during sleep?
          * Have an excessive amount of bacterial or viral infections?
          * Depressed?
          * Difficulty gaining or losing weight no matter what you do?
          * Did a Candida program which either didn't help at all or helped
          * somewhat but you still can't stay away from bread, alcohol, fruit or
          * fruit juices?
          * Just can't figure out why you don't feel really great and neither can
          * your doctor?
          * Have itchy ears, nose, or anus?
          * Experiencing forgetfulness, unclear thinking, slow reflexes, gas
          * and bloating?
          * Have an unexplained loss of appetite?
          * Have a yellowish face?
          * Fast heart beat, heart pain, pain in the navel?
          * Eating more than normal but still feeling hungry?
          * Pain in the back, thighs, or shoulders?
          * Feeling lethargic?
          * Numb hands?
          * Burning sensation in the stomach?
          * Drooling while sleeping?
          * Damp lips at night, dry lips during the day
          * Bed wetting problems?
          * Women: do you have problems with the menstrual cycles?
          * Men: are you experiencing sexual dysfunction?

Information on this website is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, or treat a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for medical care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your primary care provider