Parasites and Microbes

areas of the body that may have worm infestation. esophagus,stomach,pancreas,small intestine,rectum,liver,gallbladder,large intestine

What follows are clinical explanations and a picture or two of some pretty ugly vermin that
want to share a residence with our organs. Some are diseases, some parasites but to me, they are something
I don't want hitch-hiking in my personal space.  I don't care if they are 'mostly' harmless, the idea of something
wriggling around inside of me, is not acceptable.  Since I'm not likely to swallow DDT or anything else of a chemical nature, let me assure you that I am perfectly happy with an enema maintenance program and yep, I have found critters doing a back-stroke after an enema series.  Be sure you consult your health care provider before you make changes to your physical regimen.

Parasites, viruses, microbes, yeast and toxins

Picked up from food, soil, animals, unsanitary conditions, water or other people, parasites entrench themselves within the various organs of the body, especially within the intestinal tract. In order to get rid of these harmful organisms, it is essential to cleanse the system of mucus and waste that may be surrounding the parasites.  An enema can be a wonderful ally to removing parasites and microbes from the intestinal tract and a coffee enema is probably the most powerful variety of enema to remove parasites and restore intestinal health. It stimulates bile flow, mechanically cleans the colon, upsets many parasite nesting places and the coffee is probably somewhat toxic for them as well. Many people have noticed parasites in their stool after a coffee enema.  The coffee may be directly toxic for the parasites, or the enema may just help loosen them and remove them from the body. The coffee enema also reduces liver toxicity and promotes extra bile secretion that probably weakens or even kills many parasites.    
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Colonic irrigation is another excellent method used to remove some intestinal parasites. A series of colonic irrigations may be needed to loosen and remove them. Combining this with a nutritional balancing program is best.

Substances that invade your body live everywhere.  In the air, on food and plants, on and in animals, in the soil and water, and on just about every other surface. They range in size from microscopic single-cell organisms to parasitic worms that can grow to several feet in length. Hardly any of these organisms produce disease because they're kept under control by your immune system. But if this system is weakened or you encounter an organism that you haven't built resistance to, illness may result. A host of worms and other unwelcome parasites---along with viruses, microbes, yeast and toxins can and do invade our bodies from time to time.  Symptoms of these invaders include diarrhea, constipation, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, itchy anus, anemia, skin rashes, pain, nervousness, difficulty sleeping, fatigue and allergies.

Candida: and Parasites:

Being exposed to candida and parasites are good reasons to detoxify the body because these are living organisms that can rob us of our nutrients and good health. Candida is a living organism that excretes toxic waste in the body. Basically, candida is a yeast-like fungus that is always present even in a healthy body that's balanced. When a healthy body is balanced, that simply means there's "friendly bacteria" and "unfriendly" bacteria existing together in the body "getting along" and not causing pain or inflammation to the host. The pH balance of the body will dictate the overgrowth or stability of candida.


depiction of an amoeba as might infect a human host

Liver Fluke
depiction of a liver fluke which can do severe damage or cause death

depiction of a pinworm as might be found in a human host

roundworms as might be found in a human body


Head of a tapeworm
depiction of the head of a tapeworm

Head of a hookworm
depection of the head of a hookworm

Nematode (roundworm)
nemotodes or roundworms as might be found in a human host

many types of protozoa can cause disease in humans


depiction of a tapeworm as might be found in a human host

depiction of a whipworm which can infest a human host


Candida:  is a genus of yeasts. Many species are harmless to hosts including humans, but even a harmless species in the wrong location, can cause disease. Candida albicans can cause infections (candidiasis or thrush) in humans and other animals, especially in immunocompromised patients.

A parasite is an organism that obtains food and shelter from another organism and derives all benefits from this association. The parasite is termed obligate when it can live only in a host; it is classified as facultative when it can live both in a host as well as in free form. Parasites that live inside the body are termed endoparasites whereas those that exist on the body surface are called ecto-parasites. Parasites that cause harm to the host are pathogenic parasites while those that benefit from the host without causing it any harm are known as commensals.

The organism that harbors the parasite and suffers a loss caused by the parasite is a host. The host in which the parasite lives its adult and sexual stage is the definitive host whereas the host in which a parasite lives as the larval and asexual stage is the intermediate host. Other hosts that harbor the parasite and thus ensure continuity of the parasite's life cycle and act as additional sources of human infection are known as reservoir hosts. An organism (usually an insect) that is responsible for transmitting the parasitic infection is known as the vector.

 Initially, amoeba infection symptoms resemble those of any other common eye infection: blurry vision, red conjunctiva, watering eyes, painful, itchy eyes and light sensitivity. These symptoms can last for weeks.

If the affected patient already has a compromised immune system, then the parasite acanthamoeba can cause the development of skin sores and lesions and other disease.
There have been cases where acanthamoeba has caused the disease granulomatous amebic encephalitis, where the brain and spinal become severely inflamed. In this case, the amoeba infection symptoms are vomiting, exhaustion, headaches, difficulty concentrating, seizures, lack of coordination and reduced motor function, imbalance, delirium and stiff neck. Please note that this disease is likely to be fatal if left to progress for more than a few days.

Liver Fluke: 
Human liver flukes are parasitic worms called trematodes. Infections typically occur from eating infected raw or undercooked freshwater fish or watercress. After ingestion, liver flukes travel from the intestine to the bile ducts of the liver where they mature and live. Liver fluke infection can be a symptomatic or may cause symptoms related to the biliary system (the liver bile ducts and gallbladder). Although liver fluke infections are uncommon in the U.S., they do occur, especially among people who have traveled to areas of the world where these parasites are common.  Untreated, liver flukes can cause permanent liver damage or death.

Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) infections are extremely common. Occurring world wide, it is estimated that there are more than 40 million cases in the United States each year, making it the most common worm infection in America. Although any individual may develop a case of pinworms, the infection occurs most frequently in school children between 5 to 10 years of age. Pinworm infections occur in all socioeconomic groups; however, human-to-human spread is favored by close, crowded living conditions. Spread among family members is common. Animals do not harbor pinworms - humans are the only natural host for this parasite

Roundworms are parasitic invertebrates that can inhabit the human body, primarily living in the intestines. The six most common types of roundworms include pinworms, ascaris, hookworms, whipworms, strongyloides and trichinella spiralis. Roundworms vary in size, transmission and habitat. Though most roundworm infections are not life threatening in healthy people, many cause uncomfortable and sometimes serious symptoms.

An estimated 576-740 million people in the world are infected with hookworm. Hookworm, Ascaris, and whipworm are known as soil-transmitted helminths (parasitic worms). Together, they account for a major burden of disease worldwide.

Hookworms live in the small intestine. Hookworm eggs are passed in the feces of an infected person. If the infected person defecates outside (near bushes, in a garden, or field) of if the feces of an infected person are used as fertilizer, eggs are deposited on soil. They can then mature and hatch, releasing larvae (immature worms). The larvae mature into a form that can penetrate the skin of humans. Hookworm infection is mainly acquired by walking barefoot on contaminated soil. One kind of hookworm can also be transmitted through the ingestion of larvae.


More than 70 species of protozoan and helminth parasites can reach humans by food and water. The majority of food and waterborne infections of parasitic origin are related to poverty, low sanitation, and old food habits.
Some parasites show a more cosmopolitan distribution, others a more restricted distribution due to their complex life cycles, which need the presence of one or more intermediate hosts. Of this large number of pathogens, only Toxoplasma gondii can be transmitted to humans by two different ways, i.e., by cysts present in infected meat and by oocysts contaminating food and water.
Some protozoan parasites are relatively inconsequential, but other types are potentially life-threatening and difficult to eliminate

Adult tapeworms live reasonably at peace with their hosts. They do not feed off us, but rather rob us of our digested food - tapeworms lack a digestive tract and absorb nutrients directly across the skin or cuticle. Problems arise when the tapeworm becomes too large and starts blocking the bowel or robbing us of vital nutrients - the large tapeworms may cause deficiencies of vitamins such as B12 if left for too long.

Tapeworms consist of an anchoring organ ("scolex") which attaches them to the intestinal wall (adult tapeworms are invariably intestinal). The scolex may be armed with suckers, hooks, both or neither to help it hold fast. Growing out behind the scolex are the segments ("proglottids"), which are repeating organs that are complete reproductive organisms in themselves (they have both male and female sexual organs and self-fertilise). These continue to grow out from the scolex in a chain, maturing as they go, until the last segments break off and are passed out with feces.

Trichuris trichiura (whipworm) is a roundworm of the phylum Nematoda. It is one of the most common human parasites. The common name is derived from the worm's distinctive whiplike shape. The adult worm usually reaches 3-5 cm in length and has a lifespan of 1-3 years
The whipworm life cycle starts with eggs from adult female worms living in the intestine being passed out with feces. These eggs can then contaminate soil and, in warm moist conditions, they will develop to the stage where they can become infective in about three weeks. These eggs are then swallowed, for example on fruits or vegetables that have been watered with water containing contaminated soil. Once in the intestine, the eggs hatch into larvae, which grow and develop in the small intestine before moving to another part of the intestines - the cecum. Here the adults attach themselves to the wall of the cecum and start producing eggs, which are then passed out with the feces.

Signs and Symptoms
Most infections of whipworms appear to be without symptom.. However, because the worms live a long time and a person can be re-infected constantly, heavy worm burdens can develop. Symptoms of whipworm infection can include diarrhea, dysentery, and anemia.


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