10 signs of a parasite infection
1. You have unexplained constipation, diarrhoea, gas, or other symptoms of IBS 2. You travelled internationally and remember getting diarrhoea while abroad 3. You have a history of food poisoning and your digestion has not been the same since 4. You have trouble falling asleep, or you wake up multiple times during the night or sweat a lot in your sleep 5. You get skin irritations or unexplained rashes, hives, rosacea or eczema 6. You grind your teeth in your sleep 7. You have pain or aching in your muscles or joints 8. You experience fatigue, exhaustion, depression, or frequent feelings of apathy 9. You have strong cravings for sugar and refined carbs (bread, pasta etc) 10. You've been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia Trouble sleeping, skin irritations, mood changes, and muscle pain can all be caused by the toxins that parasites release into the bloodstream. These toxins often cause anxiety, which can manifest itself in different ways. For instance, waking up in the middle of the night or grinding your teeth in your sleep are signs that your body is experiencing anxiety while you rest. When these toxins interact with your neurotransmitters or blood cells, they can cause mood swings or skin irritation. Detecting parasites can be tricky with conventional tests as they can often be hidden or dead by the time they reach the lab. In my practice, I use a comprehensive stool test which is much more sensitive than the conventional stool test because it uses Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology to amplify the DNA of the parasite if there is one. This means that the parasite can actually be dead or in its dormant phase and it will be detected on this test. If people can’t afford testing then I use a provocation test with powerful herbs to gauge if an immune reaction occurs which can indicate the presence of parasites, however it won’t tell us the species. Parasites require different a treatment protocol to yeast and bacteria but successful resolution is possible with powerful medicinal herbs.