How we get parasites
The most common way is by eating foods that are contaminated with parasites.
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 shown 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 parasites.
Symptoms of parasites
- Aches or pain in back, joints or muscles
- Acne and other skin problems
- Anemia including pernicious anemia
- Back pain
- Bad breath
- Blurry vision
- Brain fog
- Cancers (some)
- Fatigue, sometimes devastating
- Feeling of fullness in the stomach
- Gas and bloating
- Grinding of teeth
- Heart disease
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Immune deficiency
- Itchy ears
- Lack of energy or fatigue
- Memory problems
- Over eating and still hungry
- Poor assimilation
- Skin rashes
- Sleep difficulties
- Sleepiness during day
- Tired after awakening
- Uncontrolled appetite
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Weight loss