Imagine having unwanted house guests who are taking advantage of your hospitality. They eat your food, leave dirty dishes and laundry around and never offer to help with house chores. Would you want them to leave?
Well, there are tiny creatures who do the same when they take up residency in your body. We call these unwanted guests’ parasites, pinworms, nematodes, tapeworms, and ringworms. Besides these most common names, there are microscopic single-celled organisms like giardia, h-pylori, candida, and amoebas which can all be considered parasites.
In fact, there are over 1,000 organisms that are known to be parasites in the human body.
Many of us think that parasites are something we only see in third world countries however, this is not the case. Parasites are more widespread in North America than ever before, wreaking havoc in our bodies which may cause serious health problems.
So how do you know if you have a parasite that is causing your sickness? And where the heck did, they come from?
Common Signs of Parasites
- Abdominal pain
- Appetite (never full)
- Blood or mucus in stool
- Grinding teeth
- Joint/muscle pain
- Skin issues
- Sleep issues
- Weight loss
5 Most Common Parasites
There are many different types of parasitic amoebas and each one can affect the body in different ways. In general, an amoeba is a water-borne parasite that can enter the body through ingestion of contaminated water or food or through the nose (swimming in an infected pool.) These pesky parasites may cause general weakness, headaches, abdominal cramping, diarrhea with mucus and blood.
Babesia is a parasitic infection transmitted by deer ticks. It is typically transmitted by the tick in the nymph stage (a small version of the adult insect.) Due to its incredibly tiny size, it is common to miss a tick bite. Babesia can also be transmitted through a blood transfusion of an infected person and from an infected mother to baby while in utero. Those infected with babesia may experience fever, chills, headaches, body aches, nausea, sweats, fatigue, and/or reduction in appetite.
Giardia is a parasite most often transmitted through contaminated water or food. It can also be transmitted from person to person. Commons signs of giardia are diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal pain, fatigue, gas, nausea, stomach cramps, dehydration, which may cause people to develop lactose intolerance.
A type of roundworm; tiny worms that include pinworms, hookworms, whipworms. The most prevalent of these are pinworms, common in school-age children. They are highly contagious and easily passed through family members. Fortunately, they are one of the easier parasites to detect because they cause rectal itching. They infect the gastrointestinal tract through the consumption of contaminated food or water. They may also be transmitted to humans by pets or by insects such as mosquitos. Signs of infection include rectal itching, abdominal pain, diarrhea, cough, weight loss, fever, muscle pains, and or anemia.
Toxoplasma is a quite common parasite that can be transmitted by undercooked meat, infected cat feces as well as from an infected mother to her baby while in utero. This parasite may cause fever, headaches, muscles aches, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and or complications during pregnancy.
Concerned you or a loved one may have one or more active parasites?
Parasite infestation, even when being diagnosed properly (often a stool analysis is completed that may or may not reveal their existence), can be quite difficult to eliminate from the body. It can take powerful medications to kill them and typically these medications are toxic to healthy tissue in the body.
If you have been diagnosed with parasites, or you know that you know you have them you certainly want to serve an eviction notice to these unwanted guests.
Authentic Health utilizes Bioenergetic testing, a viable resource, to expose an energetic pattern to a host of parasites. We take the guesswork out then execute a natural approach to those unwanted guests.
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