The pestilence of all living organisms, these freeloaders have become masters of replication, subterfuge and manipulation. They take many forms and gain access to our interiors in a myriad of ways. They can be microscopic, seemingly figments of our imagination. Or, unimaginably long, large, visible to the naked eye, and horrifying if not revolting to witness.
Worms, nematodes, flukes, leeches, amoebae, protozoa; any and all compete for our nourishment and frequently bring their own host of microbial invaders to further torment us with their venom. A simple barefoot stroll and they can enter via the soles of our feet. An accidental gulp of river water and a new microcosm is born. Perhaps you missed a tiny spot of vigorous cleansing of your organic vegetables once or twice. You might eat out on occasion and not think about foods you are consuming being prepared with inadequate hygiene. Even the server may unwittingly contaminate your plate. Then there are the pesky insects and their special cargo. Did you kill that mosquito, tick, spider before or after the bite? Probably after it injected its’ load. We are real estate to them, and hostile takeover is the agenda.
What?! You really thought this sort of thing was restricted to 3rd world countries and squalid conditions? Well yes that helps a lot, but no, they are everywhere among us. A strong immune system may resist infestation, but repeated exposure and general poor health reduce resistance. Let me remind you mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, spiders, etc. are all well known vectors. Foods, natural bodies of water, soil, as well as our beloved children, pets, friends and relatives can and do carry them to us. Then there’s the adaptation from isolation wherein foreign environments present surprise elements to an immune system that’s suddenly exposed to stimuli it’s never before encountered. That can be a rather tricky time for the immune system to get up to speed with a plethora of newly invading signals.
Historically when considering parasites, our minds usually go to the sight of malnourished and emaciated bodies. Bloated bellies, vacant expressions and listlessness are often the signs of severely weakened individuals consumed by parasites. However, quite the opposite appearance can present itself as well. In my experience most digestive problems of one kind or another can be indicative of parasititis. Also behavior issues, moodiness, itchiness, food allergies, headaches, fatigue, body aches and skin conditions frequently accompany or are expressions of parasititis.
If you suspect parasites, the sooner it is addressed and resolved the better. Don’t wait until they get out of control or gain the opportunity to wreck havoc on your body.