Parasites, What are they?
Parasites! eww! I actually detest the word parasites because they are only good at taking the best from you and leaving you with nothing making you feel horrible. Now, Parasites are organisms that live on a host (another living species/organism) deriving all their necessary nutrients and life support at the expense of the other organism without contributing their own quota to support the one who supplies all their needs. That is very selfish of them because the other organism does all the hard work but in the end it looks like they wasted time and effort and things are not fine with them, they feel very uncomfortable and that is as a result of the damage of their microbiome due to the parasites.
Have you ever stopped to think that parasites could be present in your gut microbiome? Yes they could. These parasites Dientamoeba fragilis and Blastocystis hominis appear to be found in our gut microbiome and even though they might happen not harmful to us at first, but with time it poses threat to us by destroying the gut microbiome which is the combined genetic materials of microorganisms living in that particular environment (gut) that helps us to break down food to release energy, produce vitamins to our bodies and also heal and protect us from diseases. Dientamoeba fragilis (D.fragilis) and Blastocystis hominis (Blastocystis) are two common microscopic parasites found throughout the world that can negatively impact many aspects of health in both children and adults.
Blastocystis - comprises several species, living in the gastrointestinal tracts of species such as humans, farm animals, birds, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and cockroaches Blastocystis usually exhibits low host specificity, and many different species of Blastocystis can infect humans and by current convention, any of these species would be identified as Blastocystis hominis. Blastocystis is one of the most common human parasites in the world and has a global distribution. It is the most common parasitic infection in the United States.
Dientamoeba fragilis - this is actually a single-celled parasite that can be found in the gastrointestinal tract of some humans, pigs and gorillas. It causes gastrointestinal upset in some people, but others are quite fortunate not to get stomach upset. It is an important cause of travellers diarrhoea, chronic diarrhoea, fatigue and in children, failure to thrive for they tend to get frequent panic attacks in most cases.
B. hominis and D. fragilis are often transmitted through Fecal-oral transmission as discovered by recent studies which shows that transmission involves only the cyst form of the parasite, animal-to-human transmission is possible, then animals such as pigs and dogs could in fact be acting as a large reservoir capable of human infection.
The Impact of B. hominis and D. fragilis on our Gut Microbiome And Our Health
Am not sure there is an employee with a family to carter for, who works his ass off expecting to be paid in return by the end of the month after a lot of hard work, but he doesn’t get his pay after the first 3 - 6 months and will still continue that job. Speaking of which, can the presence of a parasite in or around us yield something positive (good)? Hell no! Something unpleasant can never give out something nice, you can’t chew a bitter leaf expecting to taste the exact taste of carrot even if you are suffering from a mental stigma you can still tell the difference. What can a parasite offer you if not discomfort and torment? It’s just like you are trying so hard on a good diet to get a specific result of your time, energy, money and effort on yourself and things keep going from bad to worse, it’s really devastating. The moment you start feeling frequent stomach disorders, fatigue and your stool contains the food particles you’ve taken in previously, then ring the alarm. You might want to ask why? That is because the gut microbiome is leaky or torn apart as a result of parasites attached therein, i.e if they are been utterly disturbed from performing their normal assignment (tasks) in our body which is supplying nutrients to the various parts of the body to enable proper metabolism, breaking down food particles, flushing germs and diseases from our system as a result because the body cannot perform these functions without the microbiome inside us, we tend to lack behind and miss all the good stuffs and are exposed to diseases as a result of low immune system so we easily hug every disease passing by in air, food, water, etc The human gut harbors diverse microbes that play a fundamental role in the well-being of their host. Every impact associated with parasites in our gut microbiome is negative and it deteriorates our health.
Symptoms That Come From Having Parasites.
These parasites B. hominis and D. fragilis found in the gut exhibit similar symptoms if peradventure an individual is having them in his/her gut, some of the symptoms include diarrhoea, cravings and sensitivities to sweet/starchy foods, thickly coated tongue,nausea, abdominal pain, rashes, feeling unwell, cramps, discomfort, flatulence and undigested food particles in the stool. Other less frequently reported symptoms include fever, constipation, vomiting, eosinophilia, anorexia, fatigue and non-specific gastrointestinal effects.
Natural Medicine For Parasite Treatment To Be Considered
From my years of research and experience as well as via feedback from other natural health practitioners working in this particular area of the gut microbiome parasitic treatment, the treatment process is often long and complex, and actually covers a number of areas as determined by the patient’s severity and duration of symptoms, his/ her current state of health, stress levels and their nutritional status. It’s essential to stage and plan the treatment over time and not to panic and attack the parasites straight away out of anger or frustration because of the damages they have inflicted on your system with ‘heavy weapons’ such as multiple antibiotics, strong antimicrobial herbs and other harsh purges. These aggressive strategies will simply not work in most cases. To make major inroads, patients require patience, perseverance and education on how the body works to expel the parasites, combined with the help provided by specific remedies. It’s only natural, most patients want the parasites out as soon as possible regardless of their immune system strength and their bodies’ readiness for the long and often tricky fight. More often than not there is also a significant stress component to deal with as patients find having been diagnosed with parasites unnerving, uncomfortable and physically and mentally draining.
My parasite treatment protocol is personalised for each person and it typically includes the following stages:
- I recommend a specific diet or a ketogenic diet and also there is a need for specific herbs that can really help to repair the leaky gut microbiome from the parasitic infection.
- You can also try using Parasitic Cleanse. With its improved formula to help you gradually remove the parasites and supply your gut with essential microbes for normal body functioning and to make you whole again.
You must not get angry with yourself for having parasites in your gut, just know that it was quite an unfortunate incidence and you have to handle the body with care. Aside taking care of the parasites there is adequate need to take care of our gut for you have to rebuild what was destroyed by the parasite, and what proper way can we rebuild our gut microbiome? It’s not by letting it heal by itself because you probably have no idea how much damage has been inflicted on the gut microbiome, it is by introducing diverse range of bacteria in our gut. By now you must have been wondering, how do you expect me to introduce more bacteria into my gut or system after what I just recovered from or how is this even possible and why? I’ll tell you why, for instance Bifidobacterium and quite a number of bacteria species are important for leaky gut, immune regulation and they also play a major role in body balance and reduction of allergies. To tell the truth where there is diverse wide range of bacteria in the gut, the body system tend to advance more in strength, fighting diseases, high immunity, high resistance and utility for better health flourishing more than those with few bacteria in their gut. So there is a need to have more bacteria in the gut, now I will also tell you how you can do that. Have you heard about the application of cultures in our meal plans? Excellent! you can add cultures to your meal plan by making use of Kefir or yogurt there are Vegan-friendly of Kefir or yoghurt. Delicious bubbling kefir and creamy yoghurt are achieved through a one-step fermentation process, where the culture is added to either coconut water or coconut cream and is left on a bench top to work its magic. Whatever choices you desire you need not to be afraid for they are excellent for people who can’t tolerate sugar, but still want to incorporate these nutrient-rich foods into their diets. These cultures play a vital role in our holistic well being and some of its functions are:
- Can assist in rebuilding our microbiome after antibiotic use and diarrhoea, combating candida and crowding out viruses, weight management and obesity, and regulating histamine and inflammation.
- Are very fantastic for allergies, eczema and psoriasis, establishing the gut wall and protecting against leaky gut.
You can start your own little adventure if you love to try out something new. Fix your health and put your gut right in place by supplying it with advance diverse range of bacteria and you will be thankful you did.