Where do Parasites In Humans Come From?

August 26, 2011

Parasites In Humans From Ticks

Ticks Are A Source Of Parasites

Parasites in humans are surprisingly common. An estimated 50% of US tap water was contaminated with parasites only 15 years ago, Giardia infection rates are rising yearly, and it’s estimated as many as 50 million American children contract parasites annually (which spread easily in schools and daycares). In the eastern sections of the US, there’s Babesiosis from ticks in the north and hookworms (which enter through the feet) are more common in the south.

If you still think that you’re unaffected, think again: parasites are one of the most undiagnosed health problems in developed nations! Parasite symptoms can be mild, and may resemble other diseases. But they can cause a weakened immune system (having evolved to suppress it for their own survival-make sure you’re supporting your immune system!), gastrointestinal aches, and more seriously, infect the brain and cause neurological symptoms (including a change in behavior).


Parasites In Humans Come From Meat

You’ve probably already considered that meat can be a source of e. coli and other (often antibiotic resistant) bacteria. This is due to ranching/packaging processes that result in animal fecal contamination of the meat. Usually, cooking the meat (even searing it to eat it rare) eliminates this problem (unless there’s extra surface area due to meat glue).

But did you know meat can be infected with parasites the same way it gets infected with bacteria? And eating it a well seared rare isn’t going to make it safe! Pork and beef are both common sources of parasites (tapeworms or roundworms), possibly more so in developed countries where more aggressive versions of the parasites have formed.

Pretty much everyone gets food poisoning from time to time, and it’s equally as likely that you’ve contracted a parasite…so watch for the symptoms!

Parasites in Humans From Fish And Water

Water can easily be contaminated with fecal matter from either humans or animals, and besides that carries a number of parasites. Using tap water on contact lenses (parasites can get to the brain through the eyes), or having an already weakened immune system are a couple of the more common ways a parasite can be contracted from tap water.

Both sushi and undercooked fresh water fish can be sources of parasites. While you can protect yourself somewhat by making sure what you eat is fresh and from a good, clean source, that’s not gaurentee!

Strengthen Your Immune System To Fight Parasites In Humans:

MesoSilver is a colloidal supplement that helps boost the immune system.

ParaClnz & DTx is part of our professional strength line of mineral supplements that’s aids the body in parasite detox.

What sorts of parasites would you like to know more about, or which areas would you like to know about?

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Emma Spera August 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Margaret,

It sounds like you’re doing a great job using colloidal silver and mineral oil to fight the mites on your dog, but to get rid of them for good you need to fight them in the home too (unfortunately dogs can bring them into the house!).

Use hot water to clean all your cloth surfaces, if it won’t ruin your furniture. You have to keep up a thorough program to keep mites from reinfecting you and your dog, so you’ll have to keep this up at least once a week, maybe more, until they’ve been gone for a while (mites lay eggs, so keep cleaning to make sure they don’t come back. Depending on species and how hot/humid where you live is, it can take up to two months for this to happen, so to be cautious I would say keep cleaning everything with hot water for an extra 2 months).

How: Wash what you can on hot in the washing machine, and rent (or buy) a steamer to clean drapes, furniture, and carpet. Make sure to clean your dog bed, too! Keep this up a couple of times a week until the mites have been gone for a while, and it should take care of the problem. For pests in general, a plastic allergy cover for your box spring can help prevent infestation.

If you need more help getting rid of the mites on you or your dog, you can try suffocating them with petroleom jelly. Some mites do live in hair follicles, but other mites can burrow into skin and be very hard to get rid of. If you continue treatment and clean all you fabric surfaces regularly and the problem still persists, see a vet. The vet can tell you what kind of mites they are (offering more specific help) and maybe save your dogs life!

I really hope this helps! Please keep me updated-I’d love to know that you and your dog are ok!
Best,
Emma

Margaret Silvia August 30, 2011 at 7:54 am

Hi,
I have a dog with generalized demodex mites, which I have on your silver 3 times a day, for secondary bacterial infection. I think I’ve had some on my face too. I’ve read online that the mite lives in the hair follicle, and silver needs something that will absorb the silver into that follicle, like coconut oil to reach the mite, so as to kill it. I tried this in a spray bottle, but well I’ve had this mite problem for about 2 months now. Can you give me any help in what to do for this problem. I’ve had new patches come about and hair that’s grown back. I’ve been given her lot’s of natural foods. She is a pup just a year old, that has just had her first menses, and which I think is the reason for this plague. Thanks for your time!

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