Parasites in humans are not only disgusting but are becoming quite a health concern. Because of the unhealthy lifestyles that most people live, a majority of people have internal parasites that affect them on a daily basis and aren’t even aware of it. Although, there are multiple ways you still could have received parasites, even if you focus on eating a balanced, healthy diet. You just take a lesser chance when eating healthy, while keeping your immune system strong to fight off the nasty invaders. Parasites are a cause of disease, sometimes cancer, and other issues, like obesity and a lack of energy. If they are not dealt with properly, they can become a big threat. So let’s get to understand a bit more about them.
Parasites are attracted to humans and can be ingested or taken into your body in many different ways. First of all, we will take a look at how people contract parasites during their everyday routine.
Here are just a few ways that the average person exposes themselves to these creepy crawlies:
Many types of parasites are airborne and can be ingested through your ears, nose, and mouth.
Drinking water is known to carry parasites.
The food you eat can carry parasites, whether it be beef, pork, chicken, fish, or fruits and veggies.
Pets are a prime cause for parasites in humans.
Flying insects like the fly and mosquito are capable of infecting a person.
Walking through high grass, water puddles or swimming in ponds or lakes can subject you to a parasitic infection. One example is the tick, that burrows into your skin, in search of blood.
Parasites in humans are not only disgusting, they are extremely damaging to your natural health and can normally be taken care of with herbal remedies. These creatures survive by feeding off of your body, eventually until there is nothing left. Now, we will take a look at some of the minor and more major things that are caused by parasites.
Parasites often create toxins and allergic reactions in your body.
They can cause obesity or anorexia like symptoms.
They destroy your cells quicker than they can be replenished.
They aggravate your bodies internal tissues.
They consume a portion of the nutrients your body receives, causing malnutrition.
They can obstruct your organs and force them to work harder.
They often deplete the power of your immune system.
Many of the listed above changes that can occur from a parasitic infection, often lead to disease and sometimes death.
After you review the list of just some of the things that could happen to you if you became exposed to parasites, now we will overlook how you can avoid them in the first place. Having a high level of personal hygiene is recommended but does not always do the trick. Here are some extra pointers to keep those grimy trespassers from infecting you.
Don’t let your hands come into contact with your eyes, nose, and mouth. This is the main way parasites spread.
Wash and sanitize your hands often. Use high temperature water and scrub every part of your hand with soap thoroughly, even under your fingernails.
Install quality air filters in your home and replace them often.
Wash off all meats and then cook well.
Cleanse your organic fruits and vegetables before consuming. I suggest with well water, distilled, or reverse osmosis treated water (To avoid sodium fluoride and other chemicals in our water).
Clean your floors and furniture on a regular basis, as well as dusting household objects (Wearing a mask is recommended).
Clean any house pets often and thorough.
Pick up and discard any “presents” from your pet as soon as possible.
Eat a proper diet with tons of fruits and vegetables to boost your immune system.
Drink previously recommended water. I suggest well water, distilled, or reverse osmosis treated water.
If you take the precautions listed above, then you have just cut out a high percentage of contact with parasites. Even then, avoiding parasites isn’t always possible and if you do ever get infected, no need to worry. There are multiple, cheap natural herbal remedies that you can use to rid your body of them and halt the damage they are doing. My next article will feature a popular, effective way of dealing with parasites, if you think you may be infected.