Parasites And Worms

Parasites And Worms
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You may be shocked to know that parasites can remain in your body for 10,
20, and even 30 years. This has been extensively documented in medical
literature. In one study in 1979, they reported on 600 British former POW’s
from W.W.II. Thirty years after the war, 15% were still found to be
infected with a parasitic infestation (Strongyloides) they had contracted
during the war.

This means you may have eaten meat 10 years ago which was a little
undercooked -and still be contaminated with the tapeworms from that meat.
Parasites can be your "partners for life."

One excellent medical paper on worms is called, This Wormy World. It was
written by Dr. Norman R. Stoll and was published in the February 1947 copy
of The Journal of Parasitology. Dr. Stoll writes that worms are
"unremittingly corrosive." I like that phrase. It places the right label on
the problems. Dr. Stoll also says, "Think of the great parasitic role the
lives of worms play in men." Obviously, this is a role most Americans are
unaware of. Many doctors haven’t been trained to look for parasites — so
they don’t find them. Worms and parasites can cause just about any health
problem there is."

Dr Hulda R. Clark, in her book entitled, "A Cure For All Cancers," boldly
states that in her studies, it was shown that ALL cancers are caused by a
single parasite, and that by getting rid of this parasite, the cancer is
stopped at once, and the tissues return to normal.

One health expert was asked what the main cause of blood sugar and diabetes
problems were, and she said. "Worms, worms, worms."

As mentioned before, even though medical doctors do not believe parasites
are a problem in America, there is still a lot of excellent material in the
medical literature. A parasite is any organism that lives in or on another
organism, at the expense of that other organism. A host is any animal that
harbors a parasite. One of the most penetrating comments I have read about
parasites appeared in a medical book entitled, Animals Parasitic in Man, by
Geoffrey Lapage. This was originally published in 1957 by Dover
Publications. Mr. Lapage has spent a lifetime studying parasites in man. On
page 22, Mr. Lapage says,

"There is no part of man’s body, nor, indeed, any part of the bodies of
hosts of parasitic animals in general, which is not visited by some kind of
parasitic animal at some time or other during their life histories."

What he is saying is that parasites can occur anywhere in your body. No
organ is immune. Your blood, your muscles, your heart, your lungs, your
brain, they are ALL possible sites for parasitic infestation.

TAPEWORMS: If The Head Is Not Expelled,
The Whole Worm Will Grow Back!

Another excellent book to read on worms is Medical Parasitology by Markell
and Voge. This was published in 1986 by W.B. Saunders. Chapter 7 is about
tapeworms, or cestodes.

The adult tapeworm lives in the small intestine where it attaches itself to
the mucus wall. The head is called a scolex. On page 177, it says, "Therapy
has been successful only when the whole worm has been expelled." In other
words, if the tiny scolex – the head – is still in the body, the entire
worm will grow back. There is one type of fish tapeworm that used to be
prevalent in the Great Lakes region. In some people, this may produce a
condition closely resembling pernicious anemia. This is because the worm
absorbs vitamin B 12 from the body.

"Tapeworms Are Among The Oldest Parasites Of The Human Race!"
Thomas J. Brooks, Jr. MD.

Another great reference book on worms is called The Essentials of Medical
Parasitology by Thomas J. Brooks, Jr. MD. This was published many years ago
and is now out of print. Chapter 11 of this book contains a comprehensive
section on tapeworms. On page 168, it says, "Tapeworms are among the oldest
parasites of the human race. Indeed, some species have become so well
adapted to life in the human intestine, that the host (man) may be entirely
asymptomatic." This means you may have a tapeworm and not appear to have
any symptoms. You wouldn’t even know it was there.

There are five basic types of tapeworms that occur in man: The beef
tapeworm (Taenia saginata), the pork tapeworm (T. solium), the dwarf
tapeworm (H. nana), the dog tapeworm (E. granulosus), and the fish tapeworm
(D. latum).

The beef tapeworm occurs in people who often eat raw or rare beef. The beef
tapeworm is the second largest tapeworm. It averages from 13 to 39 feet in
length! Even longer tapeworms have been found in the small intestine of
man. In some people, the beef tapeworm can cause abdominal pains, weakness,
loss of weight, nausea, dizziness and other symptoms. According to Geoffrey
Lapage, "poisonous substances produced by the worm can produce convulsions
and fits." If the head of this tapeworm digs in too far into the intestinal
wall, these injuries can be infected with bacteria and lead to ulceration
of the intestinal wall.

Ordinary Freezing Of Raw Beef Does Not Kill The Tapeworm Larvae, Except For
Prolonged Periods.

The larva of the beef tapeworm often reside in the striated muscle of the
cow. The larva develop into a bladder worm. The worm becomes protected by a
calcified shell. When raw or undercooked beef is eaten by man, this bladder
worm turns inside out and attaches to the mucous membrane. In about three
months, it develops into an adult worm.

In the pork tapeworm, there are hooks in the head and suckers on the body
which attach to the intestinal wall. It absorbs food through the entire
length of its body. Dr. Brooks says, "Metabolic wastes are absorbed by the
host, producing toxic mani- festations…and intestinal obstruction
sometimes results from balling-up of the worm." Dr. Brooks repeats the same
thing other researchers have said, "If the scolex (head) remains in the
gut, it will soon grow another worm."

Pork tapeworm: The pork tapeworm is much less frequent because pork is
generally well-cooked. But you never know. It is interesting that the pork
tapeworm can remain in the body for 25 years or more. This is stated on
page 176 of Dr. Brooks’ book.

When The Larva Of The Pork Tapeworm Enters The Brain, It Can Cause Seizures
And Epilepsy.

Imagine if you ingest just one tiny larva from one under-cooked piece of
pork? Suppose you eat a pork sausage which is not fully cooked? This is
very possible today. Can one truly trust the sleepy morning cooks in the
thousands of fast-food drive-throughs across America?

Dr. Brooks shows a picture on page 179 of the brain of a 40 year-old man
who died from myocardial failure. For several years previously, this man
had suffered from "seizures." In the brain picture, you see cysts of the
pork tapeworm!

Another problem that the pork tapeworm can cause is epilepsy. Dr. Brooks
says, "Neuralgic disorders appear when the central nervous system is
invaded. Symptoms depend on the number and location of the larva in the
brain. One of the most frequent manifestations is epileptiform seizure,
sometimes referred to as verminous epilepsy."

The Fish Tapeworm Can Produce More Than 1,000,000 Eggs A Day In Humans!

The fish tapeworm is the largest of the human tapeworms. A fully developed
worm may reach the length of 33 feet or more. There can be 3,000 to 4,000
segments in one worm. The main body of the worm – the proglottids – are
virtually filled with male and female reproductive organs. This worm
produces an incredible number of eggs, often more than 1,000,000 a day! The
adult fish tapeworm may live in man for 20 years or more. Humans acquire
the fish tapeworm by eating raw or uncooked fish which contain the larva.
This means sushi (raw fish) eaters: BEWARE! According to Dr. Brooks, the
fish tapeworms usually produce no visible symptoms. But many times the worm
will be so large, that it will cause a colon blockage. "Anemia is not
uncommon, owing to interference with vitamin B-12."

The dwarf tapeworm is also found in man. It is only 1-1/2 inches long.
According to Geoffrey Lapage, the dwarf tapeworm is the most common
tapeworm in the southern United States.

There is also a type of dog tapeworm that can be passed to humans. You can
get the eggs of this worm on your fingers from the dog’s hair or when the
dog licks your face or hands.

The Eggs Of Pinworms Are Disseminated By Air Currents

According to Geoffrey Lapage, the roundworm probably always has been one of
the most common parasites of man. There are many different types of
roundworms that can inhabit the human body.

One type is the common pinworms (Enterobiasis Vermicularis). These are also
called seatworms or threadworms. This is the most prevalent worm parasite
of man in North America. These are ivory or pearly-white in color. A single
female may deposit 15,000 or more eggs, which are infective immediately or
within a few hours. The crawling of the worm on the skin of the perianal
area often produces intense itching. The person scratches his bottom and
contaminates his hands with the eggs. Thus the cycle continues. This is why
they are often called seatworms. They often attach themselves to the soiled
linen in this region. According to Dr. Brooks, the worms deposit their eggs
mostly at night, contaminating pajamas and bed linen. The eggs are readily
transported through the air, and it is not uncommon to find them in every
room of the house. In other words, the eggs of the pinworm are disseminated
by air currents. Infection occurs by wearing clothes or sleeping in the bed
of an infected person. You can also get the pinworm by handling pets.

If the principal food handler is infected, (i.e. the housewife, cook, or
maid), it is the rule to find most other members of the family infected.

Pinworms are often found within the appendix and have been associated with
acute and chronic inflammation. Heavy infestations of pinworms can cause
insomnia, nausea, mental depression, and anorexia. Complications are much
more common in women than in men. This stems from the fact that the female
worm, after depositing her eggs, loses her way while trying to return to
the colon. Pinworms have been found in the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes.

The Whipworm Makes A Soup Out Of Colon Tissue–Then Sucks It Up!

Whipworms, another type of roundworm that can be present in humans, eat the
tissue in your colon. Most of these worms live in the cecum but heavy
infestation can be found throughout the entire colon. These worms are
shaped like a whip. The top two thirds is thin, the bottom third is
thicker. The whipworm feeds itself by thrusting its thin end into the colon
wall, and then injects a digestive fluid which converts this colon tissue
into liquid which the worm sucks up. They make a soup of the tissue, in
effect. This point was covered on page 256 of Animals Parasitic in Man.

Roundworms Can Cause Anorexia.

The roundworm, (Ascaris Lumbricoides), looks like a common earth worm. The
female worm may be as thick as a lead pencil, and both sexes are
creamy-white in color. Some of the largest roundworms are 6 to 12 inches
long. The mature female roundworm can produce an estimated 200,000 eggs
daily. Dr. Norman R. Stoll, a former worm expert at the Rockefeller
Institute for Medical Research estimated at the time of his research, that
the roundworm had infected about 644 million people in the world. Since
this estimate was done in the 1940’s, can you imagine what that figure
would be today? According to Markell and Voge in Medical Parasitology, "the
amount of roundworms in a single individual may reach staggering levels."
They estimate an infected person may have hundreds, and even thousands or
more round- worms.

If Too Many Roundworm Larvae Get In The Lung, They Can Cause Shortness Of
Breath.

When the eggs are swallowed, they settle down in the in- intestine and grow
to adulthood. But before they reach the intestine, they first travel
through the stomach, the blood, the lymphatic sys- tem, the liver, the
heart and the lungs. Quite a trip, one might say. At one stage, the larvae
rest in the lungs. If the larvae are numerous- enough, a person may have
shortness of breath and other lung inflammations. Researchers Davies and
Goldsmid found in 1978 that roundworms can cause intestinal obstructions.
This happens when the roundworms ball-up in one large mass, like a
roadblock on a highway.

Dr. Brooks states in Essentials of Medical Parasitology, that a heavy
infestation of roundworms can cause intestinal irritation, anorexia, weight
loss, diarrhea and constipation. This is the first research I have read
saying that worms can cause anorexia. I’m sure many people don’t know this.
Dr. Brooks also says that the roundworm may leave the small intestine and
force its way into the appendix, possibly causing appendicitis. He says the
roundworm may even reach the liver and cause "extensive hepatic injury."
When the roundworm penetrates the bile duct, it may block it up and cause
jaundice. Dr. Brooks also believes that nutritional deficiencies are seen
in heavy roundworm infections.

One Unknown Side Effect Of Drugs Is That They Can Drive A Parasite From One
Organ To Another.

Many people are taking different types of medications, and no one is
concerned how they will affect the parasites in the body. Here is something
fascinating found in Essentials of Medical Parasitology. Parasitologists
would classify the roundworm as an erratic parasite. This means they wander
out of their normal environment in the body when they encounter adverse
conditions. As Dr. Brooks explains, "A typical example is the finding of
the Ascaris in the bile duct or liver. These worms do not commonly leave
the intestinal tract unless the patient takes a drug that is toxic but not
lethal to them, or unless there happens to be a gastro- intestinal disorder
that alters the normal digestive process." This shows a potential danger of
drugs that I’m sure hardly any doctors are aware of. Imagine if a person
takes a drug to eliminate one problem an this drug indirectly drives a
parasite from its natural resting place into another organ — such as the
liver. Then the person later comes down with severe liver problems, and no
one will ever know what caused the problem in the first place. I’m sure
there must be dozens of similar examples which could apply to other organs
as well.

Hookworms Inject An Anti-Coagulant Into The Blood To Insure It Will Get A
Good Supply.

Until recent times, the hookworm used to be one of the most prevalent
parasites of man. Until many years ago, it was prevalent in the southern
United States. The hookworm grips on to the intestinal wall of humans with
its teeth. Because the hookworms suck blood, they are often colored red. No
one can ever say a hookworm is stupid. It has an innate intelligence like
all creatures in nature. It often penetrates the wall of the small
intestine until it reaches a small blood vessel. Once it finds this vessel,
it will inject an anti-coagulant into the blood to prevent the blood from
clotting. In this way, the hookworm is insured of a good supply of blood.
The hookworm uses the hemoglobin in the blood to get oxygen to breathe.

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