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A Functional Look At Parasitic Infections

Written by

Deborah Freudenmann BHSc

Parasitic infections are very common across all countries in the world. Amoebiasis, hookworm infection, ascariasis, and trichuriasis are among the most common parasitic infections affecting humans.

Though the risk of mortality due to these infections is relatively low, complications are not uncommon. Malabsorption, impaired work productivity, bloating and gut dysfunction, blood loss, and reduced growth rate are just a few of the health concerns linked to parasitic infections.

As a practitioner I’ve often seen clients suffering from parasitic infections. They can be a major underlying cause or contributing factor to the development of disease. Let’s learn more about parasitic infections and what effective therapies can be utilised.

Types of parasites affecting the human body

Around 70 per cent of parasites including malarial parasites are not visible to our eye. However, some parasites especially worms can reach nearly 30 meters in length.

Endoparasites and Epiparasites are 2 main categories of parasites affecting humans.

Endoparasites including heartworms, tapeworms, and flatworms live inside the body of the host while epiparasites feed on other parasites. Ectoparasites like lice and fleas live on rather than inside the body of the hosts.

Parasites can also be categorized into Protozoa and Helminths.

Protozoa include the single-celled organisms called Plasmodium that can only divide or multiply inside the host.

Helminths are worm parasites. They include roundworms, tapeworm, pinworms, and trichina spiralis. Although these do not typically result in serious acute health issues, they can contribute to many long-term health issues as they deplete your body’s resources. Common symptoms experienced by helminth parasites include: mood swings, digestive issues and abdominal pain, brain fog and lack of concentration, weight loss…

How do we get infected with parasites?

  • Parasitic infections can spread through contaminated food, water, waste, blood, and soil.
  • Parasites can spread through insects, which act as vectors for the disease. For example, malaria that occurs due to the parasitic protozoa is transmitted by infested mosquitos when they feed on humans.
  • Some parasites may be passed during sexual contact.

Who gets parasite infections?

The risk of parasitic infections is higher in some individuals due to the presence of risk factors such as:

  • Unnecessary use of antibiotics creating a favourable environment for the parasites to grow
  • Poor dietary habits such as eating junk foods and lack of essential nutrients in the diet
  • Weak immune system due to oxidative stress, co-infections, other chronic diseases
  • Improper sleeping habits due to mental stress, working in shifts, or disorders that cause pain
  • Not washing fruits and vegetables before cooking or eating
  • Major trauma or injuries
  • Having pets at home
  • Travelling to third world countries where parasitic infections are prevalent
 

What are the common symptoms of parasitic infections?

The common symptoms of parasitic infections include:

  • Skin issues, bumps and rashes
  • Fever
  • Increased appetite, weight loss, or both
  • Digestive issues, abdominal pain, loose bowel motions, and vomiting (leaky gut)
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Anaemia
  • Symptoms of allergies like skin rashes, hives, redness, and itching
  • Frequent body aches and headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Unusual weakness and fatigue (weak adrenals)
  • Mood disorders, anxiety and depression
  • Poor memory and brain fog

How to diagnose parasitic infections?

Parasitic infections can be diagnosed with the help of different tests as discussed beneath:

1. Comprehensive stool test

The Complete digestive stool analysis known as the CDSA test is a functional test that provides an overview of the components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora, as well as identifying any pathogenic bacteria, parasites and yeasts.

2. Blood tests

The increased or decreased white blood cell count and increased eosinophilic count could be indicative of parasitic infections.
The increased levels of CRP (C-Reactive Protein) could suggest the possibility of parasitic infections like malaria.
Blood tests may reveal anemia and reduced iron or hemoglobin levels, which could be linked to bleeding in the intestine caused due to parasitic infections.
Your practitioner may also recommend liver function tests to confirm or rule out parasitic infections. The increased levels of liver enzymes such as aspartate transaminase, alanine transaminase, alkaline phosphatase, and total bilirubin could suggest the possibility of a liver infection due to parasites.

3. Image tests

Imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), or CAT (computerized axial tomography) are used to detect the signs of lesions or injuries in the organs caused due to parasites.
In some cases, an endoscopy or colonoscopy may be performed to confirm the diagnosis.

Rectal ozone therapy

During rectal therapy, a mixture of oxygen and ozone is introduced into the colon through a catheter. The ozone helps to decrease inflammation and destroy pathogens, including parasites, bacteria, and viruses, thus restoring healthy gut flora. A strong immune system can protect your body against infection-causing pathogens such as bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Ozone therapy can support the immune system and therefore improving both prevention and treatment of parasitic infections. The effects of ozone are unparalleled and therefore would always add this therapy to whatever supplemental program is implemented as it’ll improve the efficacy as well.

Eat an anti-inflammatory diet

An anti-inflammatory diet that comprises of fresh fruits, whole grains, and a high amount of fibres can protect the stomach and intestine against inflammatory damage. This would reduce the risk of complications linked to parasitic infections.

Support liver health

Making healthy changes in your diet and the use of supplements aimed at improving liver health are linked to a reduced risk of parasitic infections.
The improvement in liver functions would enhance the secretion of enzymes that can kill the parasites. It may also provide relief from the symptoms like indigestion caused due to the infections.

Microbe Formulas

The foundational protocol consists of a four-step process which takes about 4 months.

No matter what you’ve been diagnosed with, the components of this phase are foundational to your healing journey. They’ll prepare you for true detox by opening your energy and drainage pathways. This will help minimize “hiccups” or side effects along the way.

Building on the detox traction you gained in Step 1, it’s time to start running any unwanted guests out of town. Step 2 focuses on removing pathogens and deep-rooted toxins that could be holding you back from true health.

Now, it’s time to build on the progress you’ve made and achieve even greater results. Continue gut-cleansing and clear pathogens and toxins throughout your body to prepare for deeper detox in Step 4.

This step is designed to target and clean up heavy metals like mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium that can build-up in the body over time. The focus is on binding and purging them from tissues, organs, and the brain to restore a natural state of health.

You can purchase each step individually or purchase the complete foundational protocol.

However, you can also get a part of the above protocol specifically for parasites which cuts down on costs. This is called the full moon kit. This kit supports the immune system, gastrointestinal function and microbiome diversity as well as removing parasites, biofilm and other unwanted pathogens.

Full Moon Kit 

MIMOSA PUDICA SEED

In the digestive tract, Mimosa Pudica Seed becomes a gelatinous, sticky gut scrubber. As it works its way through the intestinal tract, it scrubs and pulls out toxins, heavy metals, biofilm, and other unwanted elements. It’s like deep cleaning for your insides!

FORMULA 1

Developed over years of clinical trials, Formula 1 is a multi-herb blend specifically designed for powerful immune and digestive support. Proven natural ingredients like vidanga, neem, triphala, clove, and holarrhena are merged with our BioActive Carbons to create a potent, yet tolerable, solution to pathogen problems.

FORMULA 2

Formula 2 is a potent combination of synergistic herbs that work together for optimal effect. Formula 2 approaches immune support from a fresh angle. It offers enhanced antioxidant production while addressing systemic pathogens that other products may have missed. This heroic herb combination hits hard on many pathogens but is especially effective against strongyloides, liver flukes, clostridium, and Blastocystis hominis. Formula 2 comes in liquid tincture form, which provides rapid systemic absorption and maximum control over dosing.

BIOACTIVE CARBON BIOTOX

With its optimized binding ability, BioTox supports your fight against biotoxins like mold, ammonia, sulfur, Candida, and fungal toxins.

Optimise hydration

Keeping your body well hydrated would improve bowel movements thus promoting the flushing out of toxins and harmful parasites from your body during defecation.
It would also enhance gut flora and support intestinal functions thereby strengthening your body's defences against parasites.

Move your body

Regular exercise is another way to boost your immune system. It would support digestion and improve the efficiency of the immune cells against parasites significantly.

Coffee enemas

Coffee enemas would help in the expulsion of stubborn parasites lodged into your intestine and rectum. It would help in eliminating these parasites from your body in a very short period and restore optimum gut health.

Final words 

It is possible to prevent parasitic infections by making healthy changes in your diet and lifestyle. Improving your immune system, supporting oxygenation and removal of parasites via ozone therapy and cell core full moon kit, and staying hydrated would enable your body to fight parasites and protect you against the risk of infections.

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