A parasite by definition is an organism, which to some degree, injures its host.
Injury to the host may be brought about in a wide variety of ways. The most widespread type of injury is that brought about by interference with the vital processes of the host (you and me) through the action of secretions, excretions or other products of the parasites.
Parasites producing such effects may be in the tissues or organs, in the blood stream or the gastrointestinal tract.
Prior to the modern generations, mothers would worm their children monthly at least In our culture there is a belief that because of the higher levels of hygiene that internal parasites are an unlikely problem for us. Nothing is further from the truth! We can pick them up from drinking water or eating undercooked meat or fish, walking barefoot , patting or kissing animals and of course from other humans.
Consider everything you touch that has been handled by others: money, door handles, menus, salt shakers, fruit and vegetables – the possibilities for contamination are endless. There need not be obvious symptoms as parasites are programmed for survival and are highly adaptable organisms that are skilled at remaining undetected. Because of the detrimental effects on the body there is much research being done on the possible links between parasites, autoimmune diseases and cancer.
Filtering all drinking water is a good start to preventing parasites.
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