Congested bowels are ideal breeding places for nutrient draining, disease-causing parasites. Parasites use your body as a host and live off you. Bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa will infect you as well as infest you, but worms are the most harmful. They range from pinworms, roundworms, hookworms to tapeworms.
Parasites are found in many of the foods we eat, and can be easily passed with skin contact. They rob you of your health, draining your body of nutrients and causing diseases. Most parasites live inside your intestinal tract, but they can be found throughout your body including your bloodstream, muscles and even your brain!
Besides being a nuisance, they make your life miserable. Symptoms which may be attributed to parasites in your body include itchiness, male sexual dysfunction, femail menstrual problems, lack of concentration and memory, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, increased appetite, loss of weight, blurring of vision, chronic fatigue, allergies and various stomach, kidney and heart ailments.
Pinworm and Threadworm are the most common worm parasite particularly amongst school children. Mature adult females crawl up the anus and can lay up to 10,000 eggs each, typically at night. This causes intense itching in the anus. Within 6 hours, the eggs turn into infectious larvae. If swallowed, these larvae develop into adult worms in your small intestines and the infestation cycle starts. Adult worms can collect in your appendix and give rise to appendicitis.
Roundworms have a bizzare life cycle. If you swallow their eggs, the larvae hatch in your small intestines, enter into your bloodstream and lodge in the capillaries of your lungs. From the air spaces of your lungs, they wriggle up your throat. They then return into your intestine again and develop into adults. They may live there for many years. Large infestation produce cough and spasms in your passage. The worms clump into balls which obstruct your small intestines.
Adult Hookworms attach themselves to the inside of the small intestines and release up to 10,000 eggs daily which pass out into the faeces. They can remain in the small intestines for years. Since they feed on your blood, they may cause severe anaemia. Large infestation frequently causes systoms of bronchitis.
The two common human Tapeworms are acquired from infected pork and beef, a third variety from infected raw fish. Pork Tapeworms can become attached to the small intestine and develop into adult tapeworm up to 4 meters long. It lives for 30 years and can penetrate your intestine wall and pass into your bloodstream to form cysts in your muscles, brain and other organs. The cysts in the brain frequently causes epilepsy.
The Beef Tapeworm may grow within your intestines to more than 6 meters long. The Fish Tapeworm is the longest human tapeworm, reaching up to lengths of 15 - 18 meters. Its presence may lead to severe malnutrition and profound anaemia because it depletes Vitamin B12.
Vibrant health, therefore, must begin with a two-pronged approach:
- a. sweep the body clean of disease-causing wastes and toxins
- b. eliminate all nutrient-draining parasites