Continuing our discussion about what REALLY works to get rid of parasites and intestinal worms, we're up to Number 5:
5) Work on boosting your immune system - check out the following articles for some easy pointers on how to do this:
The Naturopathic View
In her book called the Natural Recovery Plan, Naturopath Alison Adams sets out a list of things that seriously affect the immune system. Top of the list is emotional and physical trauma, together with ongoing exposure to toxic metals including the mercury that's commonly used in mercury amalgam fillings. Adams' list then continues on to viruses and bacteria, before ending with candida, and then parasites.
What Adams is effectively saying is that our immune system gets compromised by stress, trauma, difficult relationships and mercury poisoning from those horrible grey fillings (which is a whole different post for another time) - and then over time, our immune system becomes so weakened that it's a matter of time before candida and parasites move in and take over.
Adams' claims are certainly well-researched, and backed up with some significant scientific evidence. But even so, there are still a couple of additional factors that could be hugely affecting the functioning of our immune system.
The Scientific Researcher's View
In his book 'The Body Electric', medical researcher Robert O. Becker tells us the following:
"Evidence to date suggests that our electropollution is presenting us…with a double challenge: weaker immune systems and stronger diseases.
"We shouldn't be surprised at an onslaught of 'new' ailments, beginning about 1950 and accelerating toward the future. In several cases, new maladies have recently been described as coming from pathogens that previously weren't capable of inducing disease. Among the newcomers are:
You can learn more about the body's electromagnetism in these articles:
But the stratospheric rise in wifi, internet, mobile phones, FM radio stations, TV broadcasting and microwaves, amongst other things, are definitely impacting the body's immune system and overall strength and health.
The good news is that by working across all three levels of mind, body and soul, you CAN boost your immune system, you CAN start to get your energy back, and you CAN make candida and parasites a thing of the past.
Connecting to God boosts your immune system
The last, but most important, area affecting your immune system, and your ability to deal with things like parasites effectively, is your connection to God. Remember, God makes all this stuff happen in the first place, so priority Number One has to be to take it all back to God, and get Him involved in solving the problem.
Modern medicine likes to pretend it's got 'basic' issues like worm infestation sorted out, but the truth is that many people have been using drugs, unsuccessfully, for years to try to overcome a parasite infestation (as this article, and the comments that follow it, clearly shows).
One of the reasons that perhaps they've had limited success is because all health problems, even things like nits and pinworms, have spiritual and emotional roots. The more you take a holistic, God-based approach to boosting your immune system and eliminating parasites, including taking a frank look at, and dealing with any stressful 'parasitic' relationships you may have, and any 'parasitic' beliefs, or habits you may unwittingly be accommodating, the more progress you'll make with permanently resolving the problem at its root.
Parasites, aka intestinal worms are not something that just happens to small kids and dogs. To quote naturopath Alice Adams: "Parasites…are the single biggest cause of death and illness in the world, and half the population of the world carries at least one parasite - and a quarter of those have an acute infection."
In case anyone thinks Adams is exaggerating, in his book on the stomach called 'The Second Brain', author Michael Gershom, MD, tells the tale of how his grandmother fell prey to a massive infestation of tapeworms, as a result of her bad habit of taste-testing her raw gefilte fish mixture before she cooked it. The tapeworms caused pernicious anaemia and eventually obstructed her gut, leading to surgery and a downward turn in health, that eventually killed her.
Even if they're not regularly making gefilte fish from scratch, a majority of adults in the Western world may be unwittingly hosting parasites, and experiencing a whole slew of symptoms and side affects as a result, ranging from adrenal exhaustion, to diarrhoea and even mood swings, chronic fatigue and hormonal imbalances.
The western medical approach is to throw some heavy duty pharmaceuticals at the parasites - and sometimes, that might even work. But as the comments on this article shows, the drugs often don't work, and even when they do kill off the egg-laying adults, they often leave the thousands of eggs untouched, ready to hatch-out and repeat the cycle of infestation.
There are over 100 different types of human parasites
Also, bear in mind that with more than 100 different types of human parasite to chose from, and only a third of them hanging out in the stomach, not every drug is going to work with every type of internal invader.
The first thing to understand about parasites, as with every other illness we have, is that God made it happen. In the previous post, we looked at some possible spiritual and emotional reasons why, but the key thing to remember is that just as God caused the problem, He can also solve it.
So now, what can you do body-wise to tackle the problem of parasites without resorting to drugs?
The following things, combined with the necessary spiritual and emotional work, could help you to start to get a grip on the problem:
1) Take Grapefruit Seed Extract regularly twice a day - I've used this brand from www.iherb.com and it avoids all the issues about taking GSE that's adulterated with other substances.
2) Follow a sugar-free diet for a month - parasites thrive in the same internal conditions that Candida does (more on this in a moment). Any diet that works against Candida will also work against parasites and intestinal worms.
The Candida Diet website has a lot of good stuff on it - but beware going to extremes. If you're combining a sugar-free diet with the Grapefruit Seed Extract, a month is often all you need to clean up the problem.
3) Drink a lot of water with lemon juice - it alkalises your body's PH balance, and helps to cleanse your detox organs, like your liver, and help them to deal with getting rid of parasites, and their waste products, more effectively.
4) Try regular lymphatic massage techniques - you can pay someone to do it, but there's plenty of things you can do yourself to get your lymph moving. (More on this in a future post, BH).
TBC in the next post....