CDC States that MILLIONS of U.S. Residents are Infected With Parasites
People presume that just by living in the United States they don’t have to worry about parasites. The only time an American should worry is if they traveled abroad. This perception is perpetuated by allopathic doctors, too. Every last one of them, unfortunately, is wrong.
According to research, 1 in 3 Americans have a parasite. That means approximately 110 million Americans have something slithering or crawling around inside them.
The CDC reports that more than 60 million people in the US are chronically infected with toxoplasma gondii. When a person becomes infected with T. gondii, the parasite forms cysts that can affect almost any part of the body. They are most often found in your brain and muscle tissue of different organs, including the heart.
New infections in pregnant women can lead to birth defects and infections in those with compromised immune systems can be fatal.
You catch toxoplasmosis via eating undercooked, contaminated meat or shellfish (something as basic as a dirty cutting board), absorbing it through your skin, drinking contaminated water, mother-to-child transmission, or infected organ transplant.
The CDC says 46 million people have toxocariasis, although it is likely higher because people rarely connect eventual blindness with roundworms slithering through the body.
Ectoparasite is a term generally used to refer to organisms such as ticks, fleas, lice, and mites that attach or burrow into the skin and remain there for relatively long periods of time (e.g., weeks to months).
Arthropods are implicated in causing diseases, but are typically transmitters of many different pathogens that cause tremendous morbidity and mortality. More than 300,000 people living in the United States are infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, and over 300 infected babies are born every year.
Trichomoniasis can cause pregnancy problems and increase the risk of other sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The Trichomonas parasite is extremely common, affecting 3.7 million people in the United States
Signs of Being Contaminated
- Lack of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- General weakness
- Unexplained constipation, diarrhea, gas, or other symptoms of IBS
- Trouble falling asleep or wake up multiple times during the night
- Skin irritation or unexplained rash, hives, rosacea, or eczema
- Grinding your teeth in your sleep
- Pain or aching in your muscles or joints
- Fatigue, exhaustion, depression, or frequent feeling of apathy
- Never feeling satisfied or full after your meals
- Traveled internationally and getting traveler’s diarrhea while abroad
- History of food poisoning and “your digestion has not been the same since”
How to Destroy a Parasite
Medicinal plants have been used throughout history to maintain the health, integrity, and security of the GI tract to address the presence of parasites. The modern discipline of pharmacognosy has identified specific chemicals within many medicinal plants that appear to be active molecules, particularly terpenes, alkaloids, and artemisinin.
Terpenes - Originally used to treat malaria, terpenes have been proven to arrest parasite development and inhibit growth. It has been shown to be harmless to humans while deadly to parasites.
Alkaloids - Like bacteria, parasites have developed resistance to drug resistance. Sophora moorcroftiana (S. moorcroftiana) is an alkaloid shrub that grows in Tibet Plateau of China. Decoction of the seeds has been used as a traditional Tibetan medicine to treat parasitosis for years. It acts as a helminthic agent and destroys them.
Artemisinin - Derived from sweet wormwood, this nutrient has been proven to kill and digest parasites. It works by breaking down the parasite’s proteins and digesting them.
Optimal Opti-Para is formulated to address the health and microbial balance of the GI tract. It contains digestive enzymes from bromelain and papain as well as health-supporting herbs such as sweet wormwood, wormseed, guarana, passion flower, and lavender.
Wormwood - Wormwood is the main ingredient in many parasite clearing products and is packed with antioxidants. A recent study in the Journal of Helminthology showed that wormwood reduced dwarf tapeworm levels, and a 2018 study in humans found that wormwood could treat schistosomiasis effectively.
Black Walnut - This is a natural remedy against parasitic infections thanks to a high concentration of the antimicrobial juglone, a compound that stunts the growth of other organisms. Studies show that juglone plays a role in triggering the death of Acanthamoeba and the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii.
Pineapple & Papaya - These two fruits have been shown to exhibit anti-parasitic activity thanks to their high concentrations of papain and bromelain. These nutrients effectively digest parasites’ bodies, thus killing them. They were used in the 19th century to treat worm infections even though research didn’t show until the 1930s that they were capable of digesting nematodes.
Black walnut hull, pumpkin seed, grapefruit seed extract, oregano, and aged garlic bulb provide additional gastrointestinal support. All of these nutrients are harmless (and beneficial) to humans while poisonous to parasites, like the theobromine in chocolate is harmless to humans yet poisonous to dogs.