The vast majority of Americans in
today's society have parasites. I'm talking about
hookworms, pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and countless other
nasty creatures. Theresa Schumacher, co-author of
the Body and the Colon for a Happier and Healthier You,
estimates there are "about 300 different types of parasites
thriving in America today."
In recent medical studies, it has been estimated that 85% of the
North American adult population has at least one form of
parasite living in their bodies. Some authorities feel that this
figure may be as high as 95%.
Dr. Peter Wina, Chief of the Patho-Biology in the Walter Reed
Army Institute of Research, states,
"We have a tremendous parasite
problem right here in the U.S. It is just not being
Dr. Frank Nova, Chief of the Laboratory for Parasitic Diseases
of the National Institute of Health, says:
of numbers there are more parasitic infections acquired in this
country than in Africa."
Here are some pictures of just a few of the parasites that are
thriving within us:
This is something we must take very seriously.
The combination of environmental toxins, an unhealthy
diet and parasites
poses a grave danger to humans. “In fact, parasites have
killed more humans than all the wars in history,” reported
National Geographic in its award-winning documentary,
The Body Snatchers.
question that comes to mind when people are informed of this
situation is: How can a parasite possibly live in my body and I
don't even know it is there? The answer to this is simple. The
purpose of a parasite is to not make itself known. A smart
parasite lives without being detected because if it is detected,
of course, something is going to be done to eradicate it. If you
think parasites are stupid, think again. They are highly
intelligent organisms. Not intelligent in the same way humans
are, but they are intelligent in their ability to survive and
reproduce, which is of course, the purpose of any organism on
Dr. Ross Andersen, N.D. puts it this way:
prominent physicians agree with me; that in human history, the
parasite challenge is likely the most unrecognized of all
endemic problems. Because they cannot be seen and rarely present
immediate symptoms, they remain invisible as a cause or
contributing factor to what can be a serious disorder."
We don't know
why every generation prior to modern times made de-worming a
regular part of their lives, but our generation chooses to
ignore this basic practice. It is recognized that people in
third world countries have parasites. It is also recognized that
most of the animals we eat, and pets who live in our homes have
an innumerable number of parasites and worms, but for whatever
reason we seem to dismiss the notion that we as a modern society
might also have foreign entities living within us as well. For
whatever reason the medical profession chooses to try to
down-play this fact, but the public is rapidly becoming more and
more aware of this knowledge.
everywhere and are commonly transmitted to humans in diverse
ways, such as insect bites, walking barefoot, human contact,
animal contact, drinking water, eating under-cooked meats and
fish, and numerous other ways. Government inspectors do not
inspect most of the animals that go through the slaughterhouse.
What about salads, or even raw fruits and vegetables? Eating raw
foods always increases the risk of parasites. According to the
Center of Disease Control (CDC), illnesses linked with fruits
and vegetables are on the rise. One reason could be the
increased demand for fresh produce. We now import 30 billion
tons of food a year. Some of the produce comes from developing
nations where sanitation facilities are less advanced or they
commonly practice the use of human feces as fertilizer (night
soil). The further products travel, the more likely they will
pick up illness-causing microbes. It also increases the chance
of being contaminated by infected food handlers. Food handlers
have been in the news lately because of their role in the spread
of parasites. Some people who prepare food, as well as the
general population do not wash their hands after going to the
bathroom. When you consider that many of the parasites are
spread by fecal-oral contact, this lack of personal hygiene may
be one of the greatest factors in the spread of parasites.
Consider everything that you touch that is handled by others;
money, shopping carts, door handles, menus, salt shakers, and
everything else -- the possibilities for contamination are
Why are So
Many of Us Infested with Parasites?
lies within our digestive system.
book lists several types of parasites and a variety of ways in
which they are caught. As for parasites in food, Schumacher
notes the parasite incubation period is 36 hours. She says once
we have eaten a meal we should be able to eliminate the waste
from that food within 16 to 24 hours. But, she notes, "it is
startling to learn that the average elimination time in America
today is 96 hours."
If waste is
not eliminated within 24 hours, it begins a toxic buildup that
provides a breeding ground for parasitic infection. She writes
that a clogged intestine with putrid fecal matter and plenty of
sugar provides the ideal environment for parasites to thrive.
It is now common knowledge that the average American adult has
between 10-20 pounds of putrefying waste matter lodged in their
waste material is home to, in the
words of National Geographic,
"a sinister world of monstrous creatures that feed on living
flesh: parasites.” Discover magazine published a
article in its August 2000 issue:
living thing has at least one parasite that lives inside or on
it, and many, including humans, have far more. Scientists are
only just beginning to discover exactly how powerful these
hidden inhabitants can be, but their research is pointing to a
remarkable possibility: Parasites may rule the world. The
notion that tiny creatures we've largely taken for granted are
such a dominant force is immensely disturbing. We are
collections of cells that work together, kept harmonized by
chemical signals. If an organism can control those signals — an
organism like a parasite — then it can control us. And therein
lies the peculiar and precise horror of parasites.”
Infestations may be severe or mild and can be life
threatening, especially for children. A common side affect is
the POOR absorption of critical nutrients for growth
potentially leading to anemia, growth problems, and a
weakened immune function creating susceptibility for disease. According to numerous books, parasites are commonly found in
people with AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, candidiasis, and
many other disorders. Symptoms may include abdominal pains,
diarrhea, anemia, cardiac insufficiency, nausea, perianal &
perineal pruritis, dysentery, amebic hepatitis, weight loss,
intestinal toxemia, colic and cirrhosis.
Parasites with Clay
Cleansing the Body and the Colon for a Happier and Healthier
You, by Teresa Schumacher and Toni Schumacher Lund, states a
clogged-up colon and its parasitic infection is often the
undiagnosed root of many physical problems. But, Schumacher
writes, the medical profession "does not even agree with the
notion of filthy and impacted colons contributing to much
American ill health. This may be because there are no patented
drugs for quick relief of impacted colons. The only way to
cleanse intestines is with natural ingredients, and via a
persistent personal hygiene program."
In his book, The Clay Cure,
Ran Knishinsky writes:
"While many herbs and homeopathic remedies are suggested for
this condition, I believe clay offers one of the finest
treatments for all types of parasites. First, its use will
stimulate the gall bladder to increase the flow of bile
according to Raymond Dextreit, a French naturopath.
He writes that no parasite can live too long under any bilious
Second, considerable research has shed light on the
connection between clay eating and parasites. The
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition mention this in a
recent article: "Geophagy can be a source of nutrients.
Its primary way of enhancing nutritional status appears to be,
however, to counter dietary toxins and, secondarily, the effects
of gastrointestinal parasites" (Johns and Duquette 1991).
Further, numerous citations in a host of other journals
collaborate this fact: throughout the globe, people eat clay in
response to parasites.
Third, worms are themselves clay-eaters and are attracted to
clay. As a result, when the clay is eliminated from the
body, so are the worms. But the process isn't
quick; for every worm eliminated several eggs are usually left
behind. However, the eggs hatch, the new worms are also
immediately attracted to the clay, and in time, the entire
problem should be disposed of."
recommends ingesting clay daily.
To do this, you
can either eat hydrated clay or drink liquefied clay.
Generally, it is
suggested that one to two tablespoons of hydrated clay daily is
the proper amount for an adult. For those who prefer to
take their clay in liquid form, we recommend one to two ounces daily.
In all three cases, it is recommended to take the clay on an
empty stomach for best results.
And if you're taking any medication, it is recommended to wait
1-3 hours before ingesting clay, but please check with your
physician, as medications vary in time release and content.