And we are officially LAUNCHED!! My new online program has been created for those who may be suffering from parasites. It goes a step further to expel those unwanted creatures from your body. The program is like a support system where members of the program have access to an online community, videos, handouts, resources and heaps of yummy recipes- all from the comfort of your own home.
Travellers are usually more susceptible to contracting parasites, but that's not to say that you can't get them at home. The fact is that millions of people are affected with parasites. In the US alone, up to 60 MILLION people are infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which is associated with a number of neurological disorders.
Parasites are defined as, “any organism that lives on, or in, the body of another organism”. It’s pretty gross when you think of it. They literally survive and thrive inside of us. These little buggers feed off of our cells, the food we eat and even the supplements we take. Like, seriously, Parasite? Buy your own supplements, those things cost money!
Some parasites live off sugar, gluten and others dairy. Other similar organisms include microbials which are fungi (yeasts) and microscopic parasites (bacteria). They can live anywhere in the body and can affect several of the body’s systems. These little creatures are especially active during the full moon. And if that doesn’t give you the heebie jeebies, the names of the parasites might! Some are Ringworms, some are Tapeworms, some are Blood Flukes, and some are Threadworms.
Human lice are parasites, traveller’s diarrhea can be caused by parasites, and malaria- the deadliest diseases in the world- is caused by parasites. There is a strange thinking that you can only be infected by parasites if you live in an undeveloped country, or you if you are very unhealthy. This is far from the truth!.
Parasites are often misdiagnosed because many doctors are not trained to deal with parasite diagnosis. Parasites are especially great at mimicking other afflictions. So, what we think may be a cause of a problem, may not be the case at all. There are also many people that are in ‘the know’ of parasites, but ignore the possibility because they do not like the idea of organisms living inside of them. But then again... who really does?
If you have tried to improve your health by eating a healthy diet, exercising, and practicing healthy stress management techniques, but feel like you are missing something, you may want to learn more about parasites. Check the symptoms of parasites here.
Jenny D xx
HOW PARASITES AND BACTERIA COULD BE CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK AND FEEL
In-text: (The Conversation, 2017)
Your Bibliography: The Conversation. (2017). How parasites and bacteria could be changing the way you think and feel. [online] Available at: https://theconversation.com/how-parasites-and-bacteria-could-be-changing-the-way-you-think-and-feel-71309 [Accessed 25 Jan. 2017].
LESSARD-RHEAD BSC, ND, D. B.
In-text: (Lessard-Rhead BSc, ND, 2015)
Your Bibliography: Lessard-Rhead BSc, ND, D. (2015). 3rd ed. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada: CSNN Publishing, pp.74-77.
TORREY, E. F. AND YOLKEN, R. H.
Toxolasma gondii and Schizophrenia
(Torrey and Yolken, 2017)
Torrey, E. and Yolken, R. (2017). Toxoplasma gondiiand Schizophrenia. [online] Centers for Disease And Control Prevention. Available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/9/11/03-0143_article.