ENERGISE YOUR LIFE AND CAREER ELIMINATE PARASITES FROM YOUR BODY AND GET AN ENERGY BOOST. By DAVE ARTHUR Pharmacist In order to stay at the top of your game in the workplace and still maintain an active life apart from your work commitments, it’s important to feel well and energised. If you are extremely fatigued, you’re putting on weight, feeling irritable and bloated, and cannot stop sugar cravings, you may have a problem with parasites that have invaded your body. Over the past few weeks I have been noticing in my practice that more and more people are presenting with the same symptoms. These symptoms I have discovered are associated with detrimental parasites and bacteria being produced in the digestive system. A parasite is an organism which lives off, and generally inside, our bodies - feeding on the body’s nutrients, cells and organs. They reproduce by depositing thousands of eggs or by cell division, inside our tissues and cells. Parasites infect just about everyone. It’s estimated that as many as 85% of the world’’s population is so infected. In fact, it’s highly likely that you are infected by one or more of over 1 000 known parasites which can live in your body at any one time. Some scientists believe that parasitic infection is more responsible for diseases like cancer, diabetes and liver dysfunction and others than traditionally accepted (parasitic infections accelerate HIV to full blown AIDS). Parasites are difficult to test for, and often present symptomatic characteristics of other diseases, like flu and colds, migraine headaches, cysts, neurological disorders, anaemia, chronic fatigue and general tiredness, frequent constipation, chronic weight problems, iron deficiency and so forth. HOW INFECTION OCCURS We’re infected mostly from our food and water sources. Undercooked meat (beef, pork, and poultry) and undercooked or raw seafood (raw oysters, sushi) are the most common vectors, as well as unwashed fruits and vegetables. Drinking contaminated water and swimming in lakes and rivers will expose us to parasites as well. Parasites can also be transmitted by human contact, through drinking from the same glass, eating from the same utensils, and kissing, sneezing and other exchanges of body fluids. Animals (pets and their fleas/mites/ticks) are also common vectors (carriers) which transmit the parasite to human hosts. Simply petting and grooming our pets can facilitate infection when the parasites’ eggs pass from their fur to our hands, nose and mouth. Some parasites (pinworms) can even be transmitted through the air and are in the dust we breathe. It’s likely, therefore, that those who live in the same household will all have the same parasitic infections, whether they are currently symptomatic or not. CAN’T MY IMMUNE SYSTEM HANDLE THEM? No, it can’t. These are organisms which are built for survival. They survive because they have evolved so as to generally go undetected. Although it’s true that your Immune System can control some parasitic growth, it’s generally unequipped to handle organisms which are multicellular and larger than most bacteria and viruses. Some parasites have learned how to successfully invade the Immune System, by incorporating themselves around macrophages, suppressing immune responses, and releasing different antigens, so that the parasite, in effect, presents a moving target to the host's immune system, making their detection even more improbable. Parasites generally spread throughout your body in very sophisticated ways, occupying different sites at various life stages, varying their size, shape and cellular composition in ways and degrees which are designed to operate beyond the Immune System’’s detection and eradication abilities. WHAT KIND OF PARASITES SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT? Protozoa are generally microscopic organisms that live in the blood, tissues and intestines. Malaria is the most common protozoan disease. Their vectors (or carriers) are generally contaminated waters and insects (eg. mosquitoes). They may remain active in the human body for an entire lifetime, causing multiple complications and revisitations, such as in malaria fever. Flukes (Trematodes), or flatworms, are likely the most common form of parasite found in humans worldwide, including First World countries. They generally infect the intestines and other tissues including the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. Flukes are difficult to get rid of once infected. Roundworms (Nematodes) include the families of hookworm, pinworm, whipworm and threadworm. Commonly found in the intestines, and often contracted through the skin, they, like other parasites may migrate throughout the body and present multiple symptoms of disease. Tapeworms (Cestodes) are are surprisingly motile and will change their location daily within the host’s body. These segmented worms can release up to one million eggs per day. Some tapeworms may live as long as 25 years and can quickly grow to 10 metres in length within the gastrointestinal tract. However, their larvae can be found in almost any organ, being capable of infecting other tissues in varying stages of its development. DETECTION AND TREATMENT Medical tests for parasitic infection are unfortunately not very accurate nor effective, detecting some 50 out of 1 000 different varieties of parasites. These tests detect only about 20% of those truly infected, because parasites can take so many different physical forms within their development. There are no prescriptive medications which effectively eliminate a broad spectrum of parasites. Most available pharmaceutical drugs (parasiticides) are specific for only one particular parasitic organism. Most are generally not that effective because drugs target only certain areas of the body’s metabolism, or only certain stages of parasitic development. Because of the survival strategies of parasites, and the fact that most are motile, they can migrate from the area of your body that is being medicated, to one that is not, thus making it almost impossible for complete elimination. If you really want to eliminate parasites from your body and enjoy increased energy and wellbeing, it’s extremely important to rotate your treatment regime as opposed to continually take supplements all the time. You could try the following approach: Weeks 1 and 2: > Parasite Life formula –– three capsules twice a day; > Enzyme Pre-pro-biotics –– one capsule twice a day; > Grapefruitseed extract –– one capsule twice a day; Week3: > Olive Leaf –– one capsule twice a day; > Mastic Gum –– one capsule twice a day; Rotate weeks 1 - 2 with week 3. By doing this for at least for six to eight weeks, you are going to ultimately eliminate and clean out all the detrimental parasites, fungus, bacteria and viruses from the digestive system and thereby kick start your metabolism and start working on your renewed energy for the summer! Dave Arthur is a South Africa’s anti-ageing pharmacist. He is the head of Life Check Integrative Medical Centre (www.lifecheck.co.za).
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