Parasites are organisms that feed on other creatures—and if you have them, you're that other creature. If you're diagnosed with a parasite, chances are you got it from consuming contaminated water or food, through sexual contact, or from an insect bite (like a tick or mosquito). How a parasite affects your body depends on what kind you have, but symptoms may include diarrhea and other GI distress, weakness, feeling unwell, unexplained weight loss, and skin rashes. To complicate matters, many of these symptoms overlap with those you might already be experiencing if you're living with a health condition, have the flu, or simply ate something that disagrees with you. Parasitic infections are actually pretty common, especially for those who live in or travel to the developing world, where contaminated food or water is an issue. Blood-sucking parasites, which transmit diseases like malaria and Lyme, are a huge problem almost everywhere. Most parasites can be diagnosed with a simple stool or blood test. The standard treatment is medication, often antibiotics, although there are many parasite cleanse home remedies and natural products on the market (like those that contain berberine, black walnut, clove, or wormwood) that claim to clear your body of parasites. We say “claim” because these products do not undergo rigorous testing. Mimosa is also an antihelmintic, which means it may be helpful against parasites because it paralyzes and kills the little buggers! (Lousy optics, but a positive outcome for some!) While one study found that probiotics can inhibit or even kill pathogens, most have not been evaluated by standard scientific methods. If you suspect you have a parasite, a practitioner experienced with parasite cleansing and detoxing can confirm your diagnosis, then help you navigate the options to find the right treatment. Meanwhile, if you're dealing with nausea or vomiting, make sure you drink plenty of fluids so as not to become dehydrated. The bottom line: you don’t want your body to play host to these critters, as they can cause long-term health issues. But, here’s something cool: there’s some controversial research on parasites showing that certain kinds can actually calm the immune system and might someday be part of a treatment regimen for inflammatory conditions like celiac disease and allergies. Kind of exciting for the autoimmune community, right? Stay tuned!
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Day 5... thank gawd, halfway through!! Still getting rid of so much. Detoxing like crazy! Face breaking out, belly like I have aliens living inside me from the parasites and candida freaking out from being killed off. Thankful to have the opportunity to do this🙏🏻
SO. MANY. PARASITES. Guys, this is no joke! I’m literally infested. I had no idea! Like TONS literal aliens living inside me! I’ve taken multiple gut tests and stool samples...nothing showed this. I’m so thankful to be dealing with this! Now I know the root of my gut issues!!
I just passed my first parasite after doing a coffee enema. I was shocked as I’m not on a parasite cleanse (I will now start one!). All I did was have coconut milk and pumpkin seeds (two super anti parasitic foods) and do a coffee enema with binders (two days after a colonic)1. So wild! who else has had the beautiful experience of seeing a parasite?🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️😬🙌🏻😋
99.9% sure I have parasite cysts as evidenced by some pretty weird looking things in my 💩 🙈Any diet/supplement recs? Tried gi synergy in the past.
I don’t let go of my pride and ask for help; but at this point, I’m not sure what else to do.I’ve tried several treatments that have helped me get thrrough and found temporary relief, but the holdup is I don’t have the means to keep anything up and have never had the means to afford an all out protocol such as desbio or nutrimedix or any of the others for Lyme, babesia, mold, coinfections, parasites.
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Books about Parasites
How to Get Your Life Back From Chronic Lyme, Morgellons and Other Skin Parasites: Unraveling the Connection Between Chronic Lyme and Morgellons Disease
Morgellons and other itchy skin parasites can literally destroy your life. They are a life changing event; and doctors know nothing about them. By the time you discover you are infected, they have totally invaded your surroundings--home, clothing, furniture, auto, office, and so on. And what's worse, many of the foods you consume (many oils, carbs, many fruits, and some veggies) actually feed them inside you. Revealed in this book is a special diet (King Diet) that feeds you and starves the parasites plus the a,b,c's of how to effectively disinfect your surroundings using inexpensive products, special products to thoroughly clean your skin, and the nutrients that enable you to get your life back and be free of skin discomfort.
Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
For centuries, parasites have lived in nightmares, horror stories, and the darkest shadows of science. In Parasite Rex, Carl Zimmer takes readers on a fantastic voyage into the secret universe of these extraordinary life-forms—which are not only among the most highly evolved on Earth, but make up the majority of life’s diversity. Traveling from the steamy jungles of Costa Rica to the parasite-riddled war zone of southern Sudan, Zimmer introduces an array of amazing creatures that invade their hosts, prey on them from within, and control their behavior. He also vividly describes parasites that can change DNA, rewire the brain, make men more distrustful and women more outgoing, and turn hosts into the living dead. This comprehensive, gracefully written book brings parasites out into the open and uncovers what they can teach us all about the most fundamental survival tactics in the universe—the laws of Parasite Rex.
This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society
Parasites can live only inside another animal and, as Kathleen McAuliffe reveals, these tiny organisms have many evolutionary motives for manipulating the behavior of their hosts. With astonishing precision, parasites can coax rats to approach cats, spiders to transform the patterns of their webs, and fish to draw the attention of birds that then swoop down to feast on them. We humans are hardly immune to their influence. Organisms we pick up from our own pets are strongly suspected of changing our personality traits and contributing to recklessness and impulsivity—even suicide. Germs that cause colds and the flu may alter our behavior even before symptoms become apparent. Parasites influence our species on the cultural level, too. Drawing on a huge body of research, McAuliffe argues that our dread of contamination is an evolved defense against parasites. The horror and revulsion we are programmed to feel when we come in contact with people who appear diseased or dirty helped pave the way for civilization, but may also be the basis for major divisions in societies that persist to this day. This Is Your Brain on Parasites is both a journey into cutting-edge science and a revelatory examination of what it means to be human.
Podcasts about Parasites
Cellular Healing TV: How to Tell if You Have Candida or Parasites
During this week's show, Meredith and I dig into the root causes of candida and parasites and protocols to address them naturally.
Learn True Health: Resolving Gut Issues, Depression, Fatigue, and Anxiety with Functional Medicine, IBS, Obesity, Chronic Fatigue, Parasites, Candida, SIBO, Evan Brand
A lot of people suffer from gut issues. But most of them mistake the symptoms of gut issues for some other disease, so they end up not addressing the cause. Evan Brand is a fellow podcaster who has gone down that road, so I’m excited that he’s sharing his insights on how to solve gut issues. Growing Up Years Evan Brand is a survivor of several health conditions. Growing up, he had to deal with things like parasite infections, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), H pylori, candida overgrowth, adrenal fatigue and many other health conditions. He also battled with depression, anxiety, fatigue and IBS for so many years. Initially, he consulted with conventional doctors, but nobody gave him a long-term solution. This led him to research and go the alternative medicine route. Dangers of EMF During Evan Brand’s research, he found that electromagnetic fields or EMF are a factor in causing leaky gut. He believes that if EMF can affect hormones, it can also affect the gut area. Evan Brand shares that in one of his past episodes, he had GE’s former senior scientist Dr. Richard Hansler on the show. Dr. Richard Hansler thoroughly explained that the modern light bulb is harmful because it negatively affects our melatonin production. Hence, we end up having a hard time to sleep. Because of that, Dr. Richard Hansler founded Lighting Lighting Innovations Institute. He also co-founded Low Blue Lights, which sells advanced lighting products. Dangers Of 5G Evan Brand also shares that another past guest, Dr. Jack Kruse was instrumental in influencing him to move out of the city to try to get away from cellphone towers. Dr. Jack Kruse is a known neurosurgeon in the industry. “They say 5G is a nightmare. Just because of the small cells. The 5G is the new generation of cell phone technology so that we can transmit and have a million people download YouTube videos all in a second from their smartphones,” Evan Brand explains. He adds, “There’s going to be these small cells the size of a watermelon. A giant router that transmits cellular data but they’re going to be on every three to four houses. So your risk of wireless pollution is going to go up so much.” Optimized Life Dr. Jack Kruse is also the CEO of Optimized Life. Optimized Life is a health and wellness company aiming to help people avoid the healthcare burdens we usually encounter as we grow older. Dr. Jack Kruse currently in practices in the Gulf South. “We just saw the first study tested on rats last March 22, that proved cellphone tower radiation can cause cancer,” said Evan Brand. “The Ramazzini Institute Study: Animal Study On Bas… Dr. Kruse told me this six years ago, and now it is finally coming out that it is true.” I also heard of so many studies coming out detailing the dangers of 5G. The findings state that 5G causes dangerous health conditions like migraines and brain tumors. “The rollout of these technologies is going to happen at a much slower rate if you are in a rural area. Because the population is low and there is less need for a million 5G towers out here,” Evan Brand explained. “EMF is the new smoking. You can’t see it or smoke it, but it’s there.” Evan Brand says plans are already in place to erect those towers in Austin, Texas, Seattle, Washington, Miami, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles either this year or next year. Unfortunately, we can’t stop those plans so Evan Brand advises the need to be aware of protecting our health in the best way we can. Dealing With Candida Candida is a pathogenic yeast that can cause gut issues and symptoms like joint pains, fatigue, and gas. Evan Brand was able to talk with Nutritionist Ann Louise Gittleman, whose interview about candida will be featured at the upcoming Candida Summit this July. “I had many different species of bacterial infection and dealt with candida overgrowth. My gut was a mess,” said Evan Brand. “I also had bad acne. It wasn’t a deficiency of pharmaceuticals. Plus, they are giving away antibiotics now like candy for acne. To think antibiotics cause DNA damage and other issues.” Parasite Issues Evan Brand recalls that when he was in college, he always needed to check where the nearest bathroom was. After several consultations with the doctor, he found out that he was dealing with a couple of parasites—giardia and cryptosporidium. Giardia is a parasite that is commonly known to cause diarrhea called giardiasis. It is regarded as a water-borne parasite. Cryptosporidium is also a water-borne parasite that causes cryptosporidiosis. It affects the small intestine and can affect the respiratory tract. “Even if you do get a referral to a gastroenterologist, they are using a type of testing that is 20 years old. You’re going to get a false negative; then doctors send you to a psychiatrist. But through functional testing, you can find it,” said Evan Brand. Evan Brand did functional testing, and it showed all the gut bugs. So with some help from his friends and colleagues, he created an herbal protocol. Six weeks later, Evan Brand was no longer rapidly losing weight, and his depression and anxiety disappeared. A lot of people either shrug off depression and anxiety, or they fail to recognize it. You’d be surprised how it is linked to a lot of other health conditions. Like my past guestJohann Hari explained, depression and anxiety can be very destabilizing. Link Between Diet And Gut Evan Brand shares that he had his first panic attack when he had gut bugs. Initially, he thought he had a heart attack. Apparently, the bugs were releasing several endotoxins into the bloodstream, so Evan Brand had to work on his liver through a nutrient-dense diet. But Evan Brand was quick to clarify that just because you’ve fixed your diet, doesn’t mean the parasites will disappear. He advises that it is still best to get tested to get an accurate assessment of your health condition. “Gut issues are the biggest puzzle piece. Nutrition is a big piece, but I did all the diets. I pulled out gluten, dairy, grain. But you’re not going to eradicate gut bugs just by going on a gluten-free diet,” said Evan Brand. He adds, “Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt said, if you don’t address the gut issues or these infections, viruses, parasites or EMF, dieting alone can’t solve the problem.” Aura Roots Aura Roots uses organic herbs for their products. Evan Brand says that they have a modest line of herbal antibiotics and herbal anti-parasitic, but they can also do custom formulations. Evan Brand says one of the products that he uses a lot is called Microbiome Support 1, 2 and 3. I believe Evan Brand’s product line can give a lot of health benefits just like my past guest, Catharine Arnston who is the founder of ENERGYbits. I am satisfied with her chlorella product because just like Aura Roots, it is made organically grown and non-GMO. SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) Evan Brand cites a 2013 study where they found out the use of proton-pump inhibitors is a factor for bacterial and fungal overgrowth. It is also linked to gastrointestinal symptoms. Proton-pump inhibitors are drugs that supposedly reduce stomach acid production. “CDC is now admitting that we have a massive antibiotic resistant problem. We also have an anti-fungal resistant problem. That is why Diflucan doesn’t work,” said Evan Brand. “CDC has a special program called emerging infections program. They can’t keep up because bacteria and fungi are changing and modifying.” Evan Brand, therefore, advises people to increase their vitamin C dosage to be able to poop twice a day and make sure our lymphatic system is working fine. We have to shift our focus on adrenal, gallbladder and detox support. Heavy Metals Toxicity Evan Brand says he saw heavy metal symptoms when he was working on improving his gut health. Initially, he noticed things did get a little crazy like pent-up anxiety. But once the gut work was done, Evan Brand eventually found this new sense of calm. I have heard the benefits of taking carbon supplements, but just like me, Evan Brand also goes to the sauna regularly to sweat out the heavy metal toxins from the body. The duration in the sauna is different for everyone, but according to my past guest Connie Zack, the owner of Sunlighten Sauna, it is best to listen to your body. As for Evan Brand, he usually stays in the sauna for 20 minutes at 125 degrees. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt says that we usually sweat…during the first five minutes in the sauna. But if you are like Evan Brand who doesn’t sweat out quickly, you may try exercising first or taking an Epson salt bath or elevating your legs while lying down. You may also want to take an adrenal core test to figure out why it takes time for you to sweat. Evan Brand says he still has to figure out how he can sweat easily so basically, being in tip-top shape entails constant learning and research. “Don’t give up. We got a lot that we’re up against. I understand how people want to shut down. Wherever you are at in your journey, there is something you can do,” said Evan Brand. Bio Evan Brand is an Author, Podcast Host and a Louisville, Kentucky-based Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Nutritional Therapist. He is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own IBS and depression issues. Evan Brand uses at-home lab testing and customized supplement programs to find and fix the cause of a wide range of health symptoms. His Evan Brand Podcast has over 6 million downloads and counting. Evan Brand is the author of Stress Solutions, REM Rehab and The Everything Guide to Nootropics. He offers free 15-minute functional medicine phone consultations at his site EvanBrand.com. Get Connected with Evan Brand!
Learn True Health: Regain Optimal Health in The Face of Mystery Symptoms and Chronic Illness, Lyme Disease, Mold, EBV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Parasitic Infections and Heavy Metal Toxicity
So many people have Lyme disease. But because the symptoms are not initially apparent, it takes time, and a lot of testing before it gets diagnosed. My guest Scott Forsgren is no stranger to this disease, and he’ll tell us how he survived Lyme disease in this episode. Scott Forsgren is a health coach, podcaster, and health advocate who took years to recover from Lyme disease. He says Lyme disease can be a complex and challenging condition for people. And the more broadly that we cast the net, the more potential we have to optimize health and wellness. Early Signs Scott Forsgren shares that his journey started 22 years ago when he had a tick bite in Northern California in 1996. But he didn’t think anything of it at the time because Lyme disease wasn’t something anyone talked about back then. There was very little information available. “So, I did find for several months, around April 1997, that I had the flu on steroids. It was a tremendous sickness over several days. Those symptoms continued for several more months. And I wasn’t sure if I’d even survive that experience,” recalls Scott Forsgren. Every system of Scott Forsgren’s body was affected. He had vision problems, fevers, joint pain, muscle pain, lots of gastrointestinal problems, cognitive issues regarding brain fog, and memory loss. There were also episodes of numbness and tingling, tapping sensation in his left foot, tremors, internal vibration, muscle twitches. A lot of these conditions can also lead to anxiety and depression and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Finding A Cure From 1997 to 2005, Scott Forsgren saw about 45 different practitioners. The majority suggested that it was all psychological and that he should work with a psychologist or psychiatrist. Scott Forsgren did get a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. He even had a doctor who suggested multiple sclerosis. “I did work with a fantastic medical doctor in Arizona. There were a few years was good. Then in 2004 all of the symptoms came back,” said Scott Forsgren. “I do think Lyme is a worldwide problem. When someone has Lyme, there’s more than just Lyme disease that we need to look at to maximize the potential for our recovery.” Starting Over Scott Forsgren went over to the American College for the Advancement of Medicine and looked for a new functional medicine doctor. He wanted someone that was Holistic and who would look broadly at all the potential issues. He was then referred to an acupuncturist who worked in an outlet mall that was doing computer-based energetic testing. Scott Forsgren recalls that the acupuncturist advised him to have a doctor to test him for borrelia or spirochaete. Furthermore, Scott Forsgren was also encouraged to see if there were some food that might be stressing his body. Turning Into A Believer Scott Forsgren was a skeptic, but when he got himself tested, everything the acupuncturist said was right. That piqued his interest in this realm of energy testing. Over the years, acupuncture became his number one tool to guide my journey back to wellness. “So, one of the important things is to keep an open mind. A lot of things that I would not have been open to 20 years ago when this whole journey started are the things that I ultimately now have found to be the most beneficial,” said Scott Forsgren. After Scott Forsgren got officially diagnosed with Lyme disease, he also started learning from Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt has a system of energetic testing that Scott Forsgren learned over the years as well as utilized and benefited from. He also did work with Dr. Klinghardt as a patient. And according to Scott Forsgren, that was the best decision he ever made overall in his health journey. Autonomic Response Testing Autonomic Response Testing (APT) is a system of muscle testing. But Scott Forsgren says there is no perfect system. He says we use these systems to uncover information and get us closer to the truth. It’s also a way to understand the things that are stressing the body that may need some support. Scott Forsgren believes some of us have less than optimal detoxification capacity to even end up with the condition that is related to Lyme disease and many others. But they may not manifest symptoms at all. “I do think that one’s detoxification capacity plays a significant role concerning symptoms that we develop. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt either suspects or believes that probably everyone has been exposed to some Lyme related organisms at some point during their lifetime,” Scott Forsgren said. He adds,” I think genes do not tell the entire story, but I think epigenetics does. It influences our genetic expression. We change how our genes express through stress management, nutrition, detoxification and joy in our life.” Scott Forsgren also reveals that most people who are dealing with Lyme disease very type A+ personalities and perfectionists. So, he thinks there are aspects of certain characters that are always in that sympathetic dominant mode. Key Things To Regain Balance First is removing the impact of negative emotions, thought patterns, emotional traumas, and conflicts. Scott Forsgren also advises looking at your environment. Do mold or biotoxin exposures surround you daily? Because that’s one of the critical causes of harmful exposures. Scott Forsgren also advises to look at nutrition and gut health as well as explore detoxification. He says we need to create an environment that is supportive of our healing. “Look for parasites and other microbial overgrowths whether it’s Lyme, co-infections or fungal issues like yeast. Viruses can play a big role as well,” said Scott Forsgren. “Also explore dental contributors like amalgam fillings, root canals or cavities. Rewire the limbic system which is part of the brain that includes the hypothalamus.” Limbic System The limbic system is called the feeling and reacting brain. Scott Forsgren says it is involved in determining our level of safety regarding the things that we might encounter, smell, see, hear and taste. Scott Forsgren explains that you can think of it as the alarm center and anxiety switch. It influences the functioning of our immune system, hormonal system, endocrine system, autonomic nervous system. Ultimately, it is involved in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and digesting. Any of these things can trigger a limbic system impairment. “If someone doesn’t resonate with having had emotional trauma or conflict that set the stage for their condition, it creates a trauma which we need to process in some way,” said Scott Forsgren. Using Saunas Saunas are good, but Scott Forsgren says some people may not entirely be ready for it. We can mobilize some toxins internally as well. So we have to make sure the routes of elimination are open. “When you use a sauna, you do sweat things out, but at the same time, you can mobilize some toxins internally. A sauna is a good tool, but you need to listen to your body and not force something that maybe they’re not quite ready for,” said Scott Forsgren. “Detoxification is a life-long focus. I do it every day.” He adds, “When we’re recovering from a chronic condition like Lyme disease or mold exposure, detoxification is critical. Microbes like candida and parasites may be present in the body because the body is utilizing them or allowing them to be there to concentrate heavy metals, to help us detoxify. So not all of these organisms are necessarily bad or that we need to get rid of.” Testing For Molds If someone is not recovering from chronic Lyme disease despite doing all the right things, Scott Forsgren advises that they have to explore the mold piece. He urges everyone who is suffering from Lyme disease, making sure that your environment is safe from a mold perspective and an EMF perspective. Because bottom line, you want to create a sanctuary for recovery. “About 25% of the population has a genetic predisposition to illness from water-damaged buildings. And similar to Lyme disease, there is no perfect test for molds, so it’s critical for people to explore,” said Scott Forsgren. Starting with your home, Scott Forsgren says any place where you spend time on a regular basis should be suspect until you explored it. And then if an issue is identified, you may be able to do some remedies like moving to a new environment. Putting in some good air filtration device in the environment is also very helpful. It’s not a solution to a problem, but it’s something that can fix the situation while you are addressing the core issue. ISEAI International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI) is an organization that has come together reasonably recently with doctors that deal with biotoxin illnesses. Some environmental professionals are part of this organization as well. According to Scott Forsgren, the organization is an excellent resource if you dive deeper into learning the cause of illnesses. The ISEAI website states that it is a nonprofit professional medical society whose aim is to raise awareness of the environmental causes of inflammatory illnesses. They also support the recovery of people affected by these illnesses using an integration of clinical practice, education, and research. Better Health Guy Website The website started in 2005 before Scott Forsgren had the Lyme disease diagnosis. Three months after the site launched, Lyme disease became the focus of the site. “The most interesting area for people to check out is the podcast where I interview experts as well as articles he has written over the years. Part of what’s on the blog are notes from different conferences that I have attended over the past ten plus years,” said Scott Forsgren. LymeLight Foundation Another organization that Scott Forsgren wanted to highlight was the LymeLight Foundation. The LymeLight Foundation is an organization that provides treatment grants to children and young adults 25 and under for Lyme disease treatments. “I think it’s critical for people to maintain hope. There are so many things that have improved in our understanding of Lyme disease and chronic conditions over the last several years,” said Scott Forsgren. He adds, “Lyme disease is a messenger for many of us. And the process of going through it is life changing. While it is the biggest challenge that many will ever face, something beautiful often happens as a result of the experience.” Bio Scott Forsgren, FDN-P is a health coach, blogger, podcaster, health writer, and advocate. He is the editor and founder of BetterHealthGuy.com, where he shares his 21-year journey through the world of Lyme disease, mold illness, and the myriad of factors that chronic illness often entails. Scott Forsgren’s podcast “BetterHealthGuy Blogcast” interviews many of the leaders in the field and is available on his website, BetterHealthGuy.com, and on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. He has been interviewed on numerous podcasts and has lectured on his recovery from chronic illness as an invited speaker of the Klinghardt Academy, at AutismOne, and on three Chronic Lyme Disease Summits. Scott Forsgren has written for the Townsend Letter and other publications. He is the co-founder of The Forum for Integrative Medicine which hosts an annual conference bringing together some of the top integrative practitioners to share practical tools for treating complex, chronic illness. He serves on the Board of Directors of LymeLight Foundation which provides treatment grants to children and young adults recovering from Lyme disease. Today, Scott Forsgren is grateful for his current state of health and all that he has learned on this life-changing journey. Get Connected With Scott Forsgren!
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Microbiology (High Yield Parasites: Giardia) | Study Smarter Series Mini-Episode
Learn something you can take with you on test day. Leave with a higher score. This week we are punching out tons of high yield microbiology content. Be sure to update your podcast daily to keep up with the new episodes as they roll out. Each episode of our Study Smarter Series is aimed at providing you high-yield facts that are almost certain to show up on an exam like the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1.
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The Detox, Lyme and Health podcast was created for those struggling with chronic health conditions who are looking for both the upstream source of their symptoms and natural, sometimes unconventional, ways to regain vibrant health. Dr. Jay Davidson focuses on tackling health issues at the root cause, with specific emphasis on drainage, parasites, Lyme, co-infections, mold, heavy metals toxins, latent infections, pathogens, and more
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Evan Brand - Parasites, H. Pylori & Candida
Evan Brand is an author, podcast host, and a board-certified holistic nutritionist, certified functional medicine practitioner, and nutritional therapist. He is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own IBS and depression issues. Evan is the author of Stress Solutions*, REM Rehab, and The Everything Guide to Nootropics*. In this episode, we discuss: Evan recently experienced heart palpitations Cavitation surgery Why optimal gut health is important GI-MAP testing H. pylori infections You can contract parasites anywhere All diseases in the future will be known as autoimmune diseases Completing the puzzle of health Pets are risk factors for parasites and worms Parasite symptoms Mental health issues can start in the gut Why cleaning up your food, products, & water is essential Work with a practitioner to get proper testing done Autoimmune diseases affect 1 in 5 people How to avoid toxins Working with a biological or holistic dentist Addressing the gut as a whole Treating yeast, bacteria, parasites, & fungus Tests everyone should get done The negative impact of EMFs Stop the negative self-talk Love yourself Benefits of EFT (emotional freedom technique)v The importance of talking about mental health issues Storing emotions can affect the way you feel Show sponsors: Sproos Thrive Market Four Sigmatic Related links: Evan Brand's website Follow Evan Brand on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter The Evan Brand Show (podcast) Evan Brand – Stress Solutions (book)* Evan Brand - The Everything Guide To Nootropics (b… Listen to Evan Brand previously on TUHP (episode #… Evan Brand Interview featuring Marni & Jesse (podc… Candida Summit (hosted by Evan Brand) Dr. Stuart Nunnally – Marble Falls, Texas DNA Connexions Dysbiosis GI-MAP Testing H. pylori Berkey water filter* Giardia infection Leaky Gut Syndrome Whipworm infections Berkey shower filter* Dr. John Sarnos (books)* International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicolog… Dr. Stephen Wasserman - Biological Dentist, Toront… Orange Guard - All Natural Insect Killer Organic Acids Test GPL-TOX Test ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Questionnaire EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Listen to Nick Ortner previously on TUHP (episode … Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to follow our show on Spotify. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook group (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Our favourite social media platform is Instagram. Follow our adventures. 5. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!
FX Medicine: Identifying and Treating Parasites with Alessandra Edwards
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FX Medicine: Parasites: Friend And Foe
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Myers Detox: Toxic Metals and Parasites with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt talks to us about the need to detox the body and how parasites and candida can begin to surface when you detox metals. He also gives tips on what to do about this phenomena! Are toxic metals causing your fatigue and health issues?
Myers Detox: How To Get Rid of Parasites with Dr. Ed Group
Dr. Edward Group of Global Healing Center joins me on the podcast this week. He spoke to me about parasites and how we can get rid of them. So many people are infected with parasites and don't realize it! So many of my clients have unexplained GI issues, so I know how important to address this potential problem. Parasites can really drain your adrenals, cause night waking, and lead to a whole slew of health conditions. Parasites are rarely very often overlooked at your physician's office. But they must be addressed and cleansed on a regular basis. Dr. Group teaches us how to get rid of parasites and prevent them!
Learn True Health: The Toxicity Epidemic, Immune Function, Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Epstein–Barr Virus, Mold, Heavy Metals, Parasites, with Dr. Jay Davidson
Parasites live in different areas of our body. Even the healthiest person is prone to getting parasites. In fact, Lyme disease and heavy metal toxicity are correlated to parasites. Much as we can’t completely get rid of parasites, my guest, Dr. Jay Davidson will teach us how to do a parasite cleanse and why it is essential to do so. Sick Wife Dr. Jay Davidson shares that it was his wife who was sick with Lyme disease at the age of 7. She was given medication since she had many other health issues until she was 18 years old. They met in college when they both went to chiropractic school. Dr. Jay Davidson’s wife was still struggling with Lyme disease until their daughter was born while he had massive parasite issues. Medications didn’t do much, so they both sought out natural alternatives. “Lyme disease has several strains. It is a bacteria and loves to drill into tissues and joints. Because it does not necessarily flow into the bloodstream, it is often undetected,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. He adds,”Lyme disease has an interesting defense mechanism. Upon taking antibiotics, it can change forms. When it develops into a cyst, it becomes resistant to the antibiotic. It also has an autoimmune effect.” Causes of Lyme Disease Medical literature lists the cause of Lyme disease is commonly from infected black-legged ticks. The same ticks can also transmit diseases to animals. According to Dr. Jay Davidson, because the ticks are so small, the bites are hardly noticeable. The insect’s saliva has an anesthetic-like substance. That is why one would initially not feel the bite. Curing Lyme Disease Symptoms of Lyme can be anything from flu, aches, and fatigue. Severe symptoms include chronic pain, nerve system problems, and even Bell’s palsy. Other symptoms include inflammation of the eyes and liver. However, Lyme disease can be cured when it is detected early. Dr. Jay Davidson says the key to finding a solution for Lyme disease is understanding how it works and how it affects our body. “You don’t have to manage it. It is just because you’re not peeling down the layers. We are given an immune system that is amazing. All we have to do is to identify all factors,” Dr. Jay Davidson said. He adds, “Our immune system can get over Lyme. Often, it is triggered by emotional stress and mold exposure. Essentially, Lyme is a clinical diagnosis and not a lab test diagnosis.” Parasites And Its Effects Dr. Jay Davidson believes that parasites are such an epidemic. It is because there is not much effort to teach people about parasites. That is why he advises his patients to do a long parasite-type cleanse to empty out the stuff that’s in us. Then remember to do a cleanse once every six months for maintenance. Dr. Jay Davidson further explains that bugs love trauma. And when there’s trauma, the immune system gets suppressed. Hence, there’s a chance that bugs can flourish. Health conditions like pelvic pain, ovarian pain, bladder pain, pain during intercourse and labor pain are just some of the examples where bugs can be prevalent. This is because the immune system diminishes in those areas of surgery. Apparently, bugs go there because it is an easier environment to take over. “Anything you are doing to kill parasites, you’re going to do two things—kill the parasites and release heavy metals,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. “So it is also important to have some binders. It is so simple to do but effective.” Heavy Metals Toxicity According to Dr. Jay Davidson, heavy metals toxicity is the direct impact of the parasite. Symptoms include anything from headaches to fatigue. We can get infected through our environment, food and even the water that we drink. The most common heavy metals are lead, mercury, aluminum, arsenic, and cadmium. One way of reducing the risk of having heavy metals toxicity is by changing our dietary habits. “If you have heavy metals toxicity, your body is more likely to keep those parasites around. Parasites absorb heavy metals. Mold spores can live inside parasites. If parasites are around, we would never be able to detox heavy metals,” explains Dr. Jay Davidson. BioActive Carbon Supplements The body is pretty much water and carbon. That comprises approximately 96% of molecules in the body. Dr. Jay Davidson adds that when you have carbons to donate, those are building blocks for the cells. So to help get rid of toxins in the body, Dr. Jay Davidson offers two kinds of supplements—BioActive Carbon 1 and BioActive Carbon Plus. Both are available on his website. BioActive Carbon 1 is a supplement for heavy metals and environmental toxins. It is not from activated charcoal and instead, comes from multiple sources of humic acid and fulvic acid. BioActive Carbon Plus, on the other hand, is a systemic biotin binder. This means it can support binding biotoxins like mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are usually associated with ammonia from bacteria, mold, parasites, fungi, yeasts, and viruses. “It binds toxins very well. So if there is an excess of toxicity in the body, it could potentially cause irritation, and you can feel agitated or anxious,” Dr. Jay Davidson said. “Vast symptoms can occur when you start detox too fast. Start with half a capsule twice a day for one week or two. But usually, one capsule twice a day is the recommended dosage.” Formula 1 This supplement is a support for anti-parasite. It contains a combination of three herbs that contain organic neem, organic vidanga, and organic clove. Dr. Jay Davidson suggests that it is advisable to do periodic cleansing every six months. He assures that his supplements are safe because they do not use fillers or additives. It is also GMO-free, gluten-free. “Periodic cleansing keeps the numbers down. The goal isn’t to kill every single bacteria, parasite, and virus in our body because our body is vastly made up of these things,” said Dr. Jay Davidson. Bio Dr. Jay Davidson D.C., PSc.D. completed his undergraduate studies at University Wisconsin La Crosse Majoring in Biology with biomedical concentration and chemistry minor. He received his doctorate of chiropractic degree at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota. Dr. Jay Davidson focuses on functional, natural medicine. He is a husband and a father. He is also a popular speaker and a two-time #1 international best-selling author. He was the host of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #1 and Chronic Lyme Disease Summit #2. He was also the host of the Parasite Summit and a co-host of The Detox Project, which had over 50,000 participants. Dr. Jay Davidson is admired for his ability to bridge the gap between the scientific health community and the layperson. His holistic approach encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. He works with his clients to formulate a simple, straightforward plan for restoring health. This has gained him tremendous respect among the Lyme community and his colleagues. Dr. Jay Davidson is an ambitious researcher and clinician in the health world. He and his team of well-trained doctors work with clients virtually around the world!
The Life Stylist Podcast: Winning The War on Parasites, Heavy Metals, and Lyme Disease with Aaron Bigelow & Dr. Deborah Drake
The human body is a petri dish of tiny organisms, some harmful, some critical to health. However, when the bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses get out of balance, it causes a cascade of related dysfunction. When there are too many- or too many of the wrong kind, your nervous system becomes locked into fight or flight mode, and your autonomic nervous system can’t calm down enough to restore balance. To maintain health, become disease free, or fight existing illness, we must find a way to eradicate the harmful organisms safely. Getting rid of them can be a steep, an uphill battle when it comes to things like the intracellular co-infections causing Lyme Disease, which are devious enough to hide in your brain, beyond your blood-brain barrier to protect themselves from traditional medicines, or heavy metals like mercury, which can get ionized and then cling to organs throughout your body. So in this episode, we're talking to two modern healing experts on the front line of the war against parasites, heavy metals, and Lyme disease: Dr. Deborah Drake and previous guest Aaron Bigelow, co-founder of Health Evolution Tech, the self-funded tech startup that developed the AmpCoil device. Anyone who’s heard the show before probably knows that the AmpCoil is one of my most valued biohacking tools (and the one that my friends keep coming over to borrow). By fusing ancient wisdom with cutting edge technology, this PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic fields) device penetrates every cell in your body with beneficial frequencies to clean, restore, rejuvenate, and regenerate your body at the quantum level. Because when we get down to this level, frequencies can shift your core cellular vibration back into balance or neutralize anything that is foreign to the human body to rebuild your sacred temple layer by layer – which is critical when it comes to detoxifying your body from the toxins in our increasingly hazardous environment, and you just can’t get the same effects from a cleanse. Do you or someone you know suffer from a chronic disease or chronic pain? Have you tried everything out there to treat it and come up with nothing? Want to join the movement shifting the medical paradigm from disease care to self-care? Then you need to listen to this episode and learn how vibrations can clean up your body and help it heal itself. Topics Discussed In This Episode: Music and medicine, together at least How vibrating with the divine symphony that every cell in your body creates can restore, rejuvenate, and regenerate Why healing Lyme requires penetrating your brain cells How the AmpCoil builds on Nikola Tesla’s ground-breaking and underappreciated work on energy, frequency, and vibration The mind-boggling number of bugs in your body, outnumbering your cells 10 to 1 How you can have the best meditation of your life Using your voice and biofeedback to pinpoint what your body needs How the moon affects parasites, which can then affect your physical and mental health How you can use specific vibrations to eradicate almost any parasites or heavy metals from your body The fascinating way that nature has been shaped to create plans that serve as medicine for almost any disease How vaccines can damage your body, even as an adult Dealing with mercury, lead, arsenic, and other toxins that build up in your body to cause physical and mental distress Shifting the paradigm from disease care to self-care Wellness for Humanity, the nonprofit that brings this amazing technology to the masses to eradicate Lyme and other autoimmune diseases More about this episode. Watch it on YouTube THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ALTERRA PURE. This show is all about optimizing your lifestyle, and part of that is optimizing your sleep environment. I’m super stoked about the new bedding company Alterra Pure. Insane high quality, truly organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO cotton sheets and bedding. A lot of stuff in the market is actually pretty fake. I’ve done a lot of research into it. Alterra Pure is legit, I’m using them on my bed, they are insanely high quality. What’s also great about this company is that they support the environment, social sustainability and are absolutely transparent. 15% OFF when you use coupon code LIFESTYLIST at checkout. AND... FOUR SIGMATIC. Melt away stress, boost immunity, relax & sleep deeper, improve productivity, increase brain power, get stimulation without jitters. Sound like all the good stuff you want? Welcome to the medicinal fungi kingdom with Four Sigmatic's highest quality mushroom & herbs in little packets of magical power that you can add to your coffee or warm drink. Now featuring a slew of brand new super chronic, super food & herbal blends! Check out the green coffee bean extract, the brain stack, the sleep stack, the matcha tea with Lion’s Mane, and the new coffee + mushroom infused mixes!
Food Heals: How To Do A Parasites Cleanse with Megan Brophy
Megan is a former burger slinger who now is a vegan health coach. She is passionate about health, wellness and healing our bodies naturally. Megan never looked or felt unhealthy. In fact, she looked like the epidome of health even though she lived on burgers and junk food. When she had a chance encounter with vegan activist and NBA star John Salley, he encouraged her to go vegan and change her lifestyle. This is when Megan discovered the awful truth- she had parasites inside of her after a life of poor food choices. Together John guided Megan through a long and intense detoxification process so she could reclaim her health! This is one of the craziest stories we have ever told on the podcast so buckle up (if you’re driving) and get ready for this amazing tale. And, on this episode we have guest co-host, Eco-vegan gal Whitney Lauritsen. Mashable named her one of the Top 75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter, and she was included in NBC New York’s list of Top 10 Eco Hotties on Twitter.
The Model Health Show: How To Change Your Taste Buds, Find Fresher and Kill Parasites
You're going to be shocked when you find out what some food manufacturers are doing with your food. How do we know our food is actually safe, and who can we trust? We're going to dive into these topics today, as well as many other powerhouse tips and strategies to be as healthy as possible. A big part of success in long-term health is actually having a deep desire for healthy foods. Some people crave broccoli, while others crave donuts... What makes the difference in what foods you're driven to eat? You're about to find out today. We're also going to go into seven specific tips to change your taste buds. You're going to learn how to establish a healthy palate and actually desire more life-giving foods. So, whether you're a "seasoned" health veteran, or totally new to the game, you're about to discover lots of amazing things to help you spice things up. In this episode you'll discover: How parents can unknowingly create poor eating habits for children. My 25-year salad story (this is my ultimate confession). How my college education encouraged me to make my clients fail in their health. What food really is and what it has to do with your genetics. The real difference between fitness and health. Where to find the freshest produce. What happens when produce sits on the shelf for just a few days. How some meat manufacturers trick you into thinking their meat is fresh (scary!) The 7 tips to change your taste buds and crave more healthy food. What exercise has to do with your food choices. The #1 nutrition practice to change the "intelligence" of your body and palate. What your blood sugar has to do with food cravings. How sleep deprivation impacts your food choices. Why prebiotics and probiotics are important in managing your cravings. What you need to know about parasites and how they impact your diet.
ReWild Yourself: Parasites! Who’s Inhabiting Your Gut? - Evan Brand
Our bodies are a walking ecosystem that we share with trillions of microbes. While the majority of these microbes are native and beneficial, you might be surprised to learn that many of us are harboring parasites that can be the root cause of symptoms like chronic fatigue, brain fog, depression and more. Evan Brand is here to share the truth about parasites, how to test for them and how we can restore the ecology of our human animal. Evan is an Author, Podcast Host and a Louisville, Kentucky-based Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Nutritional Therapist. He is passionate about healing the chronic fatigue, obesity, and depression epidemics after solving his own IBS and depression issues. He uses at-home lab testing and customized supplement programs to find and fix the root cause of a wide range of health symptoms. In this interview, Evan and I discuss how to take a conscientious approach to many of the obstacles to robust health we face in our modern times. Our conversation leads us down many pathways — from glyphosate exposure to parasites to caffeine and stress response to mitigating the effects of EMF. Get out your notebooks for this one, folks, as Evan shares countless resources with us for our own personal investigation! EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Show Introduction: Hunt + gather updates: Harvesting rosehips, making berry powder, apple cider season, upcoming bear season and acorn battered fried squirrel Q&A: How much food does Daniel actually hunt and gather + what foods does he purchase? Introducing Evan Brand What Evan’s been up to lately Hunting, Sandhill cranes and invasive species On glyphosate What led Evan to his work The truth about parasites and why you should care Likelihood of glyphosate exposure The science behind the benefits of nature immersion Caffeine, social media and anxiety Strategies for mitigating the effects of EMF Evan’s general prescription for his clients Evan’s prognosis for the future of the human species
SciShow Tangents: Parasites with Sally LePage
This week, we’re joined by evolutionary biologist and science communicator Dr. Sally LePage to talk all about parasites! How did we deal with them before modern medicine? Are there any parasites bigger than their hosts? And is parasite-ception a thing!?
This Won't Hurt A Bit: Parasites
Warning: This month’s episode might be our most disgusting yet! It’s about the wild world of helminths. What’s a helminth, you ask? A parasitic worm! And it’s looking for one thing: to use your body as an all-you-can-eat restaurant. Special guest Dr. Kenny Bahn joins us to recount his nightmare patient story. And special guest host Josh Kurz joins the crew for some laughter, some tears, and some tips on how to weaponize your parasitic enemies. You’ll never look at sushi the same way again!