What are intestinal parasites?
A human intestinal parasite spends part of its life cycle in the human intestines. Digestive parasites can live anywhere from the small intestine, to our bile ducts, and down to our colon.
The types of intestinal parasites range from a 6 foot intestinal worm, to tiny flukes (5 millimeters) down to microscopic protozoa.
Who is at risk for an intestinal parasite infection?
Because of improved sanitation and living conditions in the USA, parasites infections are rarer than ever. Back in the 1910’s, parasite infections affected 40-50% of Americans. Someone who grew up with modern sanitation and who is healthy, young and strong will rarely get a parasite infection.
But, 3 modern parasite infection risk factors are weak immunity, digestive problems and travel to places with poor sanitation.
People with weak immune systems
Animals have been fighting parasites since sea invertebrates evolved 665 million years ago. Humans have a large number of tools to prevent infection and defeat parasites.
But, when people have weakened immunity, parasite infections are more likely to happen. Things like poor sleep, poor diet, too much stress, antibiotics, medications or immune diseases (an obvious one is AIDS) can all increase our chances of being infected by intestinal parasites.
People digest problems
People Who Travel to Countries with poor sanitation.
What are intestinal parasite infection symptoms?
What types of parasites can infect your intestines?
How do you diagnose/test for intestinal parasite infections?
stool test (low quality)
stool test (higest quality)
How do you treat parasite infections
Understand Original Causes of Infection
Support Body’s Detoxification Pathways
Parasite Cleanse / Kill Parasites
What is a parasite cleanse
What diseases are associated with intestinal parasite infections
Human Parasites Are At War With Us
Compared to the 19th century, rates of intestinal parasite infection have been massively decreased by modern hygiene and modern medicine. By the 1960’s, American doctors declared parasites a 3rd world problem.
But parasites are still attacking humans every day – and in every country. Parasites prey on the weakest and most susceptible of us. Those of us with low immunity or digestive problems are much more likely to get parasite infections.
We must no longer live in ignorance of the threat that parasites pose to modern humans. We must search for parasites in ourselves, and destroy them whenever they are found. And just as important, we must increase our intestinal health and our immunity to resist parasites.