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Today's Topic:
A 21st Century Answer To An Age-Old Problem

 

This week, Dr. Roy Brabham talks about the importance of cleansing and freeing the body of parasites, and how that relates to our overall health and wellbeing.

"Like it or not," Dr. Brabham states, " we must be aware of the health threat that parasites pose to us and be prepared to do something about it. "

Here's Dr. Brabham's report.........

A 21st Century Answer To An Age-Old Problem

THE NUMBERS

Worldwide, it is estimated that over 4 billion people are infested with intestinal parasites, and that 450 million are ill because of them.

Parasitic infestation is not just a problem in underdeveloped areas. Trends in international travel and immigration, along with importation of produce and other products from around the world, are increasingly bringing this problem to the Western world.

It is estimated that 85% of Americans have some type of intestinal parasite.

One of the most common North American parasites, giardia lamblia, is thought to infect nearly half of the US water supply. And it is not affected by chlorine.

Parasitic infestation is notoriously hard to detect. Standard testing yields a high level of false negative results.

IT'S A WORMY WORLD

Ingesting food and water (it's certainly hard to live without them!), often introduces an unwelcome and fairly disgusting invader into our bodies; parasites. While most Americans probably would not list parasites (like intestinal worms and liver flukes) among the health issues that most concern them, there are some 140 different parasites that can infect the human body.

What exactly is a parasite? The scientific definition is "a plant or animal organism that lives in or on, and takes its' nourishment from another organism, which it often injures." Intestinal parasites range from microscopic, single-celled protozoans to yard-long tapeworms.

Parasites in their larval stage are consumed in uncooked or under-cooked meat and seafood or on unwashed fresh fruits and vegetables. Because these are some of the primary vectors for parasites, food handlers are often inadvertently responsible for the rising number of infestations in the U.S. today.    Many food handlers are recent immigrants from countries where parasitic infestation rates are significantly higher than in the U.S.

Transmission of parasites is also increased among kids in daycare centers and schools, where they come in contact with many more infected children.

An additional problem is keeping pets with us in living quarters. Dogs can transmit 65 known parasites to humans, while cats carry about 40 that affect people. Pinworm is the most common helminthic (or 'worm') infection in the U.S. It is the most commonly transmitted person-to-person, especially through the handling of contaminated clothes and bed linens.

Parasites can live almost anywhere in the body, from skin tissue to the brain. They can do tremendous damage without being the obvious cause, because they are often hard to detect. Those that live in the intestines can cause digestive problems like flatulence, constipation or diarrhea.

They can cause malnutrition by leeching nutrients from the body, resulting in fatigue, apathy, depression, poor memory and impaired concentration. In addition, they can inflame, irritate and perforate the intestinal lining, causing "leaky gut" and food disorders. In such cases, undigested food particles can enter the blood stream and create another set of challenges to the liver, kidneys and immune system.

Parasites also may settle in joints and muscles, form cysts, and create inflammations. The resulting pain is most often attributed to arthritis. Parasites can form granulomas in the liver, kidneys, brain and other organs. They produce toxic metabolic wastes that can attack the central nervous system, often resulting in restlessness, anxiety and depression

Parasites in any form create an enormous load on the immune system. Their presence stimulates a continuous immune response, exhausting reserves and diverting resources away from other activities such as cancer surveillance and resistance to other types of infection. With an estimated 85 percent of Americans having some type of intestinal parasite, it is not a problem that can be ignored.

THE SOLUTION

How can we protect ourselves from the impact of daily exposure to human parasites? Proper handling and preparation of foods, along with frequent hand washing help. Promoting optimum functioning of the immune system is essential. This is facilitated by consuming anti-oxidants in foods and supplements, encouraging the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria, and reducing stress.

There is now an effective, natural supplement that creates a hostile environment for parasites and helps the body rid itself of them - Detoxal 21. This 21st Century approach to an age-old problem combines traditional herbal parasite remedies with modern-day natural antimicrobials.

KEEPING THE BAD GUYS AT BAY

Like it or not, we must be aware of the health threat that parasites pose to us and be prepared to do something about it. Detoxal 21 is that something.

It is an effective vermifuge and vermicide that also has components to eliminate protozoan parasites and yeasts from the intestinal tract and other parts of the body. 

Detoxal 21 can be utilized as part of a regular program of cleansing and detoxification to keep the whole body functioning at an optimum level and reduce the likelihood for the functional breakdowns that we know as diseases.

If you're interested in finding out more about Detoxal 21, you can find it at this website, http://www.bluestarnaturals.com

Dr. Roy Brabham is a medical doctor associated with Blue Star Naturals.

Until next time,

Sue Ellen

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