A Guide to Human Intestinal Parasites and Worms
Feb 2, 2006 - Vol. IX - Issue 04 Many people in Yemen suffer from internal parasites and worms, which can weaken the body and create other health problems. Last week, the Yemen Observer printed a guide to some of the most basic types people may suffer from, ranging from microscopic infections to arm-length tapeworms.
This week, in the second part of the guide, some of the possible consequences are examined.
Some parasites worms have the ability to fool bodies into thinking they are a normal part of the tissue or organ and the immune system will not fight off the intruders. When these alien invaders are established in our bodies, they do several things - including burrowing holes through some of your most vital organs.
Worm infections can cause physical trauma by perforating, or digging, through the intestines, the circulatory system, the lungs, the liver or throughout the whole body.
They can erode, damage or block certain organs by lumping together in balls or tumors. They can be mistaken for cancer tumors, and travel into the brain, heart and lungs.
They rob us of our vital vitamin and mineral nutrients, and amino acids needed for digestion, making some people anemic, so that they are drowsy after meals.
They give off certain metabolic waste products that poison our bodies. This particular condition is called 'verminous in-toxification'. Most have trouble disposing of the toxins that are re-absorbed through the intestines. Your bodies have to work twice as hard to remove these toxic waste products.
It also depresses the immune system, which leads to further degeneration, fatigue and illness. They can destroy cells faster than cells can be regenerated.
Some conditions that promote parasitic infections are excess mucus, an imbalance in the intestinal flora, chronic constipation, and a toxic internal environment.
The nose is supposed to act as a natural airway for respiration and as the main inlet for oxygen. It also acts as an air conditioner, by filtering, moistening and warming the air that is breathed. The hairs and mucus membranes help prevent dust from entering the rest of the respiratory tract.
The nose is responsible for smell and gives your voice its own characteristic tone.
Problems associated with the nose are sinus - or sinusitis, an inflammation - nasal polyp and tumors. These can cause restrictions in the nasal passage and hinder the amount of oxygen needed.
Bones surrounding the nose contain honeycomb spaces - air filled cavities between the outer and inner layers of the skull - known as the facial sinuses. Each sinus drains mucus into the nasal passages through tiny ducts or channels.
Sinus inflammation or infections can be caused by an abscess in an upper tooth or from bacteria and viruses. Parasites or candida can also take up residence in all those little nooks and crannies, and they are the hardest to eliminate.
After time, the sinuses can become encrusted in toxic matter like in the colon. Mycoplasmas infecting the sinus will cause leaks with bad nasal odors. Swabbing the inside of the nose with a drop or two of Oil of Oregano on an ear swab will help over time.
Polyp or tumors, which bulge out into the nasal passage may also be filled with parasites. It is important to clear the nasal passages so you can breathe in more oxygen. Self-examination of the nasal passages is possible with a flash light held in the front of the nose and looking in the mirror. You should see a clear airway almost to the throat. If you can only see in about an inch, problems may exist.
Cleaning if required, dip an ear swab into 3% H2O2 and swab inside the nose. It may be necessary to plug the other side and breathe in slightly to get the hydrogen peroxide past the obstructions. Let it sit until the sinuses open and then blow out the excess mucus. Repeated use will show where parasites may be dwelling under the tissue by the bubbling and oxidation effect of the H2O2. With the aid of tweezers, it is possible to pull out the parasites and waste matter for disposal.
Another test for parasites is using black walnut oil on the swab. One or two drops are sufficient to start. Indications that parasites may exist include a burning sensation and a twitching of the toes, or if after a few days scaling may appear on the outside. Applying oil or vitamin E on the dry skin will help soften the tissue.
Extreme skin reactions can occur when drinking black walnut oil in water for the elimination of worms. When they are exposed to the oil, they will eliminate their toxins to protect their living environment. The poisons are absorbed into the blood causing a rash on the skin. To avoid this condition, start out slow and increase the dosage over a longer period.
Treatments can be followed up by adding the oils to your vitamins and supplements for a daily maintenance.
Humans with worm infections may feel bloated, tired or hungry, allergies, asthma, gas, digestive disorders, unclear thinking or feel toxic. Damage and symptoms will vary on the type of parasite infection.
Some people may not have any symptoms from infection. About 25% may only have a few aches and pains that they can ignore. The quality of life and health may be compromised in another 55%, while those who are disabled from parasites form about 5%. In the USA, about 85% are said to be infected with parasites.
There are many signs of infection, and allergies are caused by worm infections. Signs include when the tissue becomes inflamed, due to reactions to food. Extreme skin rashes with blisters and food allergies or sensitivities may result.
Anemia can be caused, when worms leach nutrients from bodies. When they are present in large numbers, they can create enough blood loss to cause anemia or iron deficiency in some people.
Other problems include constipation, as some worms can obstruct certain organs like the colon causing constipation, liver and the bile duct. Diarrhea, which is most of the time nature's way of removing toxins, can also be caused. Fatigue, with symptoms including tiredness, flu-like symptoms, apathy, depression and a lack of concentration, can be another result.
Some parasites live in the upper intestine, which can cause both gas and stomach bloating, while immune dysfunction can be caused as parasites depress the immune system by decreasing immunoglobulin A.
Waste products from parasites also irritate the nervous system, resulting in anxiety and restlessness.
In children there are also several signs that indicate their presence. Blisters can appear on the inside of the lower lip, along with the wiping of the nose, restlessness and grinding of the teeth at night. In addition, children can appear with dark circles under the eyes, become hyperactive, cause bed wetting, suffer from headaches, become sensitive to light, and have twitching eyelids, as well as bleeding from the gum, rectum, or nose.
There are many natural foods, herbal cleansing products, and essential oils that one can take to rid one of worms.
When taking herbal combinations, it is best taking them on an empty stomach. The best way to treat parasitic infection is to detoxify using a nutritional rebuilding program that will restore the balance and the immune system. Everyone infected with worms is deficient in the essential nutrients.
Parasites are a problem, it is very important to take larger doses of plant-derived nutrients due to deficiencies. Some worms suck your vitamins and minerals directly out of the blood. Others absorb your nutrients through their outer skin layer. The nutrients need replacing on a daily basis.
A high carbohydrate diet which is low in protein and high in alkaline has been found to make parasitic infections worse.
Sugar should also be avoided because parasites thrive on it, and it is possible one could have candida. Candida or yeast infections create an environment in the colon ideal for the conditions needed for them to thrive. Foods that lower pH from high alkaline conditions in the colon are apple cider vinegar and cranberry juice.
Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed with soy milk is another remedy for worms. Herbal combinations for blood fluke are milkweed, pennyroyal and black walnut. Herbal combinations for liver fluke are cloves, goldenrod and goldenseal root. Bitter melon is effective against pinworm. Fasting on raw pineapples for three days helps with tapeworm infestation.
Constipation problems can be helped with friendly bacteria, cascara sagrada bark, chamomile tea, or elder flowers. Licorice added to herbal teas has a slight laxative action.
However, high doses of herbs may make them retreat to the colon but to kill and eliminate the parasites you need to flush them out by colon irrigation.
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