How we get parasites
The most common way is by eating foods that are contaminated
The most common foods that have parasites include:
Pork – mostly tapeworms.
Cooking may kill the tapeworm and not
destroy the eggs.
Beef – may have a variety of worms. Avoid under cooking to
ensure the killing of worms and their eggs, however, this
increases the development of carcinogens, as it has been
that the cooking of meat causes carcinogens.
Fish – tapeworms and also mercury.
How our household pets get parasites
Most dogs and cats acquire worms very easily. That is why veterinarians recommend
de-worming your pets every three months.
Dogs are particularly susceptible to heart worms which are Ascaris – a
large round worm (up to two feet long) that humans can acquire. The eggs of Ascaris are microscopic and
easily find their way on the coats of animals and can be become airborne.
Walking on contaminated soil is a prime source for acquiring
Symptoms of parasites
Aches or pain in back, joints or muscles
Acne and other skin problems
Anemia including pernicious anemia
Fatigue, sometimes devastating
Feeling of fullness in the stomach
Gas and bloating
Grinding of teeth
IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lack of energy or fatigue
Over eating and still hungry
Sleepiness during day
Tired after awakening
Vitamin B12 deficiency