The common misconception that parasites are a problem only in third world countries is, to be frank, outdated, archaic, and downright damaging. All veterinarians realize that animals here in the U.S. are infested with parasites until treated, and scientists know that our soil and surface water contain parasites, too. So doesn’t it make sense that we humans are affected as well?
How Do We Ingest Parasites?
The most common way we become infected with parasites is by eating or drinking them. Failing to properly wash the produce we consume is one way (fortunately, there are simple ways to mitigate that damage such as Dr. Parcells’ Food Cleansing Bath). Eating undercooked meats and fish may mean you get an unwelcome serving of tapeworms or their eggs, often present in these foods. Certain parasites like Cryptosporidium and Giardia can resist chemical and filtration processes in our municipal water supplies. A good water filtration system is a great place to start and should be first on your list of healthy things you can do for you and your family.
Walking barefoot outdoors, digging in the dirt with your hands while gardening, etc., while beneficial to the body, can also be an unintentional welcome mat for roundworms to penetrate the skin. Be sure to wash thoroughly after these activities. Insects such as mosquitoes and ticks are well known to carry a slew of parasitic organisms, including Lyme. Allowing your beloved dog or cat to lick you is not the best practice, as they can transmit the parasites they host… to you.
Once these parasites have made themselves at home in your body by invading organs, tissues, and even the brain, they munch on cells, steal nutrients, and (yes) produce toxic waste, crippling your body’s immune defenses and causing untold suffering when left untreated.
Signs and Symptoms of Parasitic Infections
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admits that millions of Americans are affected by parasitic infections and that while the early signs may go unnoticed, these infections can cause serious illnesses, including seizures, blindness, heart failure, and death. The CDC currently lists five particular targeted infections as priorities for public health action. These include Chagas disease which affects as estimated 300,000 Americans and can cause heart failure and death; neurocysticercosis, the single most common infectious cause of seizures; toxocariasis, a parasitic infection of cats and dogs; toxoplasmosis, the leading cause of foodborne illness and death with an estimated 60 million Americans chronically infected; and trichomoniasis, a parasitic infection that can increase the risk of abnormal fetal development and pregnancy concerns.
Commonly reported signs and symptoms of parasitic infections include stomach pain or tenderness, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, cramping, and constipation. Left untreated, increasingly debilitating symptoms may include nervous, sensory, or skin disorders, allergies, muscle pain or weakness, headaches, fever, insomnia, night sweats, immune deficiencies, and — as I learned — a deadly connection to cancer.
The Cancer Connection
If you’ve read my book, you know that it was Ann Louise Gittleman, at one of her lectures I attended, who pointed out the fact that I might have parasites. She said I “had that parasitic look.” You can imagine how that made me feel! It wasn’t long before, at her suggestion, I hightailed it to New York City to be tested by world-renowned Columbian parasitologist, Dr. Hermann Bueno, and what he said stopped me in my tracks (Chapter 6, “Guess What Came to Dinner?” I Used to Have Cancer).
Dr. Bueno conducted the necessary tests and then gave me the news. “You’re loaded with entamoeba histolytica,” he said, “a one-celled organism, the kind of thing you pick up in Mexico and many other foreign countries. It can really make you sick. You also have giardia lamblia, another one-celled organism, which is a parasite you can get from drinking water from lakes and streams, often in mountainous areas. It can really cause havoc. You also have ascaris lumbricoides, round worms.”
Then he told me something that I’ve never forgotten.
“I’m not surprised at these results,” he said. “I have never seen a case of cancer or AIDS in my whole career that didn’t have a parasitic involvement.” He felt it was one of the major underlying causes of disease that too often was overlooked.
Those words have turned out to be frighteningly true.
In a press release by the CDC, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted they “have discovered cancer cells originating in a common tapeworm may take root in people with weakened immune systems, causing cancer-like tumors.” The report raised concern that “other similar cases, if they occur, may be misdiagnosed as human cancer.”
An article published in Science Daily (Parasitic Worms Cause Cancer – And Could Help Cure It, March 25, 2019) states that billions of people worldwide are infected with tropical worms, and worms also cause the majority of cases of some cancers in these countries.”
Does this explain why antiparasitic products like Fenbendazole show amazing results in many who have tried it? Check out these interviews with cancer survivor Joe Tippens. He survived Stage 4 Lung Cancer after receiving a tip about this common veterinary medication used to treat a variety of parasites (roundworms, hookworms, lungworm, whipworm, and certain types of tapeworms) in animals. And while Joe doesn’t necessarily agree that it was the parasites at the root of his cancer, it does make you wonder.
Joe explains in the following video interviews why he believes he was able to kick cancer to the curb and the reasons he believes Fenbendazole played an important role, including the activation of p53 and its abillty to block sugar from cancer cells. I’ve interviewed him twice since to follow up on his progress. He has quite the story… one that has been shared around the world.
Testing for Parasites Is Simple
If you’re wondering if you need a parasite test… the answer is yes, you probably you do. With parasites being common worldwide and a proven factor in cancer, why wouldn’t you get tested to see what unwelcome invasive organisms you may be harboring without even knowing?
A stool test is the most common form of determining if you are harboring these unwanted invaders. Ask your healthcare practitioner to prescribe a test, or you will also find that the test is easily obtained by mail and without a doctor’s prescription. You can find these tests online at places like Labcorp, Genova Diagnostics, and parasites.org.
Kicking Parasites to the Curb and Regaining Your Health
As you might imagine, just getting rid of those unwanted, ill-begotten, potentially deadly parasites is the first step in freeing your body from a toxic overload and regaining your health. Keeping them out of your body is an ongoing, but not impossible task.
Start with a tried-and-true method of parasitic cleansing. You’ll find helpful information at places like parasites.org, or feel free to check out Ann Louise Gittleman’s website. She even has a Parasite Quiz to help you determine if you have a parasite problem.
The last word? If you are fighting cancer, or even if you’re not… you can’t go wrong in maintaining a healthy adherence to parasite cleansing and treatment.
Always consult your healthcare practitioner to determine the right treatment for you.