Parasites! Where do they come from?

The human body is amazing & we have defenses to fend off parasite invaders. One MVP is our stomach acid which stops invaders in their track with the high acidic environment. When our defenses are down, our chances of our parasite load becoming too elevated increases. Not to mention, parasites are excellent at hiding from our immune system.     

Common sources:

  • Not washing your hands
  • Infected pets or humans
  • Contaminated water we drink or swim in
  • Undercooked meat (especially fish and pork) or raw meat (sushi)
  • Fruits & vegetables that have not been washed properly
  • Traveling abroad – especially non-developed countries (take extra precautions)
  • Through soil, fleas, ticks

Top Signs/Symptoms of an elevated parasite load:

  • Itchy anus
  • Digestive issues (diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain)
  • Fatigue/Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Appetite/Satiety Changes
  • Allergies/Food Sensitivities
  • Strong Cravings for Sugar & Processed Food
  • Anxiety
  • Teeth grinding
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Depression
  • Brain fog
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Rashes or skin problems
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Leaky gut
  • Trouble sleeping

^ these symptoms usually worsen around the full moon when parasites become more active ^

My preferred method to test for parasite load:

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