Parasites are not limited to third world countries. About 80% of the world’s population are infected with them and they are oblivious to age, income and nationality.

There are many different factors that can lead to an issue with parasites:

  • A poor diet – this can lead to colons that are clogged and impacted from years of improper eating habits, providing an environment in which the parasites can prosper.
  • Low stomach acid – acid is the front-line defence that digests the parasites before they can establish colonies in the intestines. As stomach acid is affected by malnutrition and stress, a balanced lifestyle with good eating habits is essential.
  • Exposure – parasites can be acquired from undercooked meat, poorly washed foods, animal faeces, pets or an infected water supply.
  • Emotional pre-disposition – Studies have found that certain negative emotions prevent the immune system from attacking the parasites as unwelcome visitors. The body learns to accept their presence and tolerate their chronic side effects. The longer this state exists, the harder it is to convince the body otherwise.

Types of parasite

There are hundreds of different types of parasite, even in the UK, but they do fall into several clear categories:

  • Protozoa – these are very small single celled organisms, such as Giardia Lamblia, normally found in polluted water supplies. They are not always detected in faecal samples.

  • Sporozoa – similar to protozoa but multi-celled.

  • Trematodes – flat worms, for example liver flukes.

  • Nematodes – round worms such as hookworms, ringworms and pinworms – normally acquired from animal faeces.

  • Cestodes – normally picked up from undercooked meats. Flat and translucent, they are usually only a few centimetres long.

Common symptoms

Virtually any sense of illness could be caused by parasites, but a qualified kinesiologist can normally confirm whether there is an infestation, where it is located and whether this explains any given symptom. Most common are:

weight imbalance nausea fluid retention belching
fatigue anxiety/depression diarrhoea muscle/joint pain
asthma arthritis nutritional deficiency irritable bowel
fever migraines vomiting constipation

How do I treat them ?

There may be some symbiotic relationship between host and visitor. This is particularly true for those with severe symptoms, as the parasites can act as a reservoir for toxins and thereby protect a stressed system. This temporary benefit might explain why there is often a subconscious attachment that protects them from the normal immune response.

In my own experience, I often find that parasites are only ready for treatment once other toxins, such as heavy metals, have been removed.

The normal procedure is as follows, although we can sometimes start at level 2 or 3 depending on how your body has coped with the toxic load:

  1. First of all, your liver will need support to boost your energy and ensure your excretory system is ready to process the extra toxins that will be released.

  2. You may then need to address any other sources of toxin.

  3. By this time, any positive benefits of the parasites will have passed and your immune system will now attack them. If there is an underlying emotional issue, this must be addressed so that your body and your immune system can learn to recognise the parasites as unwelcome visitors.

  4. As the parasites often attach themselves to the intestinal wall, the lining may be permeated. This will correct itself naturally in a few weeks, but the stronger your immune system, the quicker it will heal.

Until the parasites have been removed, it is important to avoid simple sugars such as confectionery, heavily processed foods, white rice, dried fruits, most desserts, soft drinks etc. About 3 pieces of fruit per day is fine, but preferably no fruit juice.

How long will it take ?

Every person responds differently depending on their general health and the level of toxicity. The overall process is likely to take 2-3 months, but the effort is normally more than justified by the sense of physical and emotional well-being that follows the programme.

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