This is the first video of the series “Doctors Blunders” and today’s theme is quite unpleasant: Parasites!
“Ninety percent of humans will have a problem with parasites in their lifetime.” – Dr. Oz
A study out of The University of Maryland states, “Parasites can live within the intestines for years without causing any symptoms.” This is why many of us have parasites without even knowing it.
The protozoan parasite affects 3.7 million people in the United States. However, only about 30 percent of people will actually develop symptoms.
These statistics could already give you an idea that when Doc suggested “parasites go away by themselves” he/she was not on the right track!
What are some of the signs you might have unwanted guests?
- Changes in the appearance or frequency of bowel movements, especially if you have excessive diarrhea or loose stools for two weeks.
- Chronic exhaustion not resolved by a week of restful sleep.
- Unexplained and sudden weight loss of at least 10 pounds over two months.
- Itching around the anus for at least two weeks, especially if there is no rash.
- Cramping and abdominal pain.
Those are just some of the most evident symptoms, but here is a list of other conditions that could be caused by parasites: Constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, joint and muscle aches, allergies, sugar cravings, skin conditions, itching at nose, ears, eyes, rashes, hives, eczema, acne, headaches, chronic fatigue, trouble sleeping, yeast and candida infection.
So what to do about those nasty buggers? Watch my video here for my nutritional approach to resolving parasites!
More education about parasites!
Below is a transcript of the video!
Doctor’s Blunders – Parasites
[00:00:09] Hi, I’m Vivica, Keto Nutritionist and Hormone Specialist. So, this is our first little doctor’s blunders video. This case is about parasites. So, one of my clients went to a doctor after experiencing some major gastro intestinal distress symptoms that were going on for several years.
[00:00:34] Some of the symptoms were extreme constipation and extreme bloating and general like a feeling of not being well, fatigue and headaches and a number of other symptoms like itchiness and rashes. Another thing, she was traveling. She had been traveling to South America, India and many other third world countries.
[00:01:00] So, when she went to a doctor, she asked about should they check for parasites maybe and the doctor was like oh no, we don’t need to check for parasites. Anyways, if you had parasites, they will go away by themselves. To me, that was like the famous moment where I wanted to bang my head against the wall [laughs].
[00:01:24] Parasites do not go away by themselves by the way. So, let me give you here a little bit of an idea. About 85 percent of Americans will experience parasites at some point in their lives and about 90 percent of human beings will also experience a parasite in general in the world. Here is the study of the University of Maryland and I’m going to quote. “Parasites can live within the intestines for years without causing any symptoms.” Many of us can have parasites and never realize that.
[00:02:02] There are many different types of parasites and the ways that we pick them up is through contaminated waters, sometimes through our pets, sometimes through factory farm weeds that are not properly handled and then, they are not properly cooked. So, it’s very easy actually even in our westernized world, our modern clean world in the United States to pick up a parasite.
[00:02:29] What are some of the symptoms of parasites? Bloating, diarrhea, gastro-intestinal distress but also some more subtle symptoms that are for a longer time when you have been infected with parasite and some of those are gas and bloating, IBS [00:02:47], joint and muscle aches, allergies, sugar cravings, skin conditions like eczema or acne, and joint itching, chronic fatigue, trouble sleeping, and yeast and candida infections.
[00:03:05] So, I have seen this in my clinical practice with several people and one of the first things I say to a patient who has come to me with this kind of symptoms and a kind of background history of travels into other parts of the world. Not necessarily the world. Like it could just be from the United States. Like the first thing I would tell them is that we need to test for parasites. And the tests that are available these days are really extensive and very accurate so with almost extreme accuracy, we can find out if you have an infection, an active parasitic infection in your body.
[00:03:49] So, what do we do when we find out that you have a parasite infection? Well, in my practice, I use herbs, anti-parasitic herbs because they do not have the side effects and contrary indications that normal medication will have. They are perfectly safe to use and I do combine them. We do Keto Paleo lifestyle because one of the things that parasites really feed on… Guess what? Is sugar and grains and certain meats especially like pork meat. I have included some very interesting links below this video so that you can educate yourself further.
[00:04:30] Also, if you think that you might have parasites or you have extreme gastro-intestinal symptoms and you will like to know more about it, please reach out to me and I can help you with some proper testing. We could do some lab testing or any other ways that I can support you to understand what is your case.
[00:04:55] But do not let your doctor send you home and call you crazy and telling you parasites should have gone away by themselves or that your gastro-intestinal issues are not normal or they’re not even diet related because that’s the kind of stuff that they will tell you at the emergency room, dismissed without even an explanation and that’s what happened to that client of mine.
[00:05:53] So again, this is Vivica from the Nourished Caveman and The Healing Foods Method. If you like this information and you want to hear more about health and sustainable living within the Keto Paleo lifestyle, please subscribe to my channel, follow my blog; the nourished caveman. I am on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest so you can find me everywhere and I’ll be sharing good more of these stories, the doctor’s blunders. There is a ton more so look out for the next video. [00:05:58]