What do you know about parasites? What has your doctor told you about parasite symptoms? Not a lot, I’m guessing. 

There is a common misconception that parasites are only in developing countries. The truth is that parasites and parasitic infections are extremely common in developed countries like the US. In fact, the CDC has been working to educate American’s on the most common parasitic infections that impact millions of American’s every year. 

Parasites can be the root cause of your digestive issues [1] as well as autoimmune disease [2]. They can be contracted decades ago causing a slow degradation of your energy levels, progression of poor eyesight  [3] and increased depression [4].

Now, when you think of parasites, your mind may wander to that video you saw in high school biology class of the worm pulled from a man’s intestines. But there are so many more. 

I was speaking with Dr. Andrew Kidder of CellCore the other day about their foundational protocol and specifically about the parasite phase. He described what clients have noticed as their body gets rid of parasites and it’s not completely intestinal. People may notice a small bump just under the eye, and then the bump moves to another spot the next day. How about sneezing out a parasite? Yes, that can happen as well.

I had a root canal tooth removed a couple of years ago. In the necrotic tissue surrounding the dead tooth, there was a parasite egg. The point is that parasites aren’t just relegated to the intestines. They can cause damage to other parts of the body, increase inflammation and impair immune function. 

I also keep up to date on what’s happening at Swiss Mountain Clinic, where I went for an amazing liver cleanse experience. In September of 2019, SMC had their first symposium on parasites. The parasites they were highlighting during that symposium could be found in the blood. Parasite symptoms can be wide ranging and significant.

“Parasites are no longer a shadow issue, but have a central cause in the development of diseases. The diagnosis of parasites is difficult, laboratory results are often negative although the patient suffers from multiple, sometimes inexplicable symptoms. Parasites use their own sophisticated survival strategy, with pronounced adaptability, especially in the human organism. Detecting and treating parasites can often be the key to recovery.” Swiss Mountain Clinic

Parasites are absolutely worth looking at if you have any chronic illness. So what are the most common parasite symptoms?  

Common Parasite Symptoms

Parasite symptoms can be very specific for a particular type of parasite, or very vague making it easy for them to be mistakenly attributed to other dis-ease states. 

It’s important to note that even though these are the most common, parasite infections can affect nearly any part of the body creating a variety of symptoms. This is one of the reasons why pinpointing a parasite infection can be difficult. 

  • Abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting
  • Allergies [5]
  • Anemia 
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Bed-wetting (kids)
  • Bloating, gassiness and constipation
  • Eye inflammation 
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Food sensitivities
  • Gallbladder and bile duct disease
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis 
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia or sleep problems
  • Itching around your anus
  • Leaky gut [6]
  • Low energy, chronic fatigue
  • Muscle and joint pain 
  • Nutritional deficiencies 
  • Skin rashes, hives or sores [7]
  • Teeth grinding[8]
  • Weight loss with or without increase appetite

Parasites tend to be more active at night and around the full moon, causing parasite symptoms to worsen during those times. However, parasite symptoms can be ongoing and severe as well.

It’s important to note that parasites can harbor other viruses, mold spores and bacteria as well making getting to the root of your symptoms more complicated. 

Testing for Parasites

Testing for parasites is difficult as results are often negative even if you do have parasites. The types of testing are also limited to mostly stool, blood and antibody testing. There is no comprehensive parasite test available. 

Using symptoms as a guide can help you identify if you could benefit from treatments.

Treatment Options for Parasites

Common treatments for parasites tend to be antibiotics and anti-parasitic drugs. 

Parasites thrive in an environment filled with heavy metals, toxins, molds and viruses. So to simply treat parasites, would be missing the bigger treatment picture. Eliminating heavy metals, toxins, molds and upregulating the immune system to eradicate viruses is also extremely important. 

I’m often asked what protocols or supplements I use in my practice. Right now, I’m loving the Foundational and Comprehensive Protocols by CellCore. Each of these addresses drainage, detoxification, parasite eradication and immune support needed to help the body heal. That said, repeating the second step or phase which includes the parasite cleanse (depending on which protocol you use) is important. You should see an obvious difference before moving onto the next step or phase. If you’d like to order from CellCore, use this code to place your order 4BZNwQh6. For additional guidance, you can apply to become a health coaching client by booking a free chat with me

Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to cure, treat or diagnose disease. 

 

[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28224033/

[2]  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26230132/

[3] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27720858/

[4] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32111922/

[5] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cea.13055

[6] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11755426/

[7] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26648083/

[8]  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22013457/

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