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ENDOPARASITES: ARE YOU A GOOD HOST?

BILOGICAL PARASITES

How do people become hosts to parasites? There are many ways. Parasites are similar to house guests that overstay their invitation, or seemingly just show up and don’t want to leave? Well, there are many scenarios. Here is one:

Living in a home where there is consistent emotional stress combined with exposure to environmental toxins is not strengthening to any immune system. This is a situation that I can attest to. I grew up in a family where there was a birth of a child, my brother, who had Down Syndrome. My brother lived to be two years of age. Our parents stayed together during his life and after his death, but their marriage was greatly damaged. It was damaged by their not getting counseling, the issues they showed up with to their marriage, and strongly by the shame of that era around Down Syndrome. Also, the interpretation that people seem to garner from a religious standpoint. The self flagellating idea that a child with Down Syndrome, or any life altering illness, is a punishment from God. Something to be ashamed of. What did we do “wrong”? With time and education some of this superstition masquerading as spirituality has been chipped away at. Sadly, within this and many other situations, it is still present and painfully damaging.

ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

Along with the stress of the shame, the remorse and guilt my parents felt, we also lived in a house that had  toxic black mold. Back in the 60’s I don’t think exposure to mold was understood or spoken about as it is today. For years much of the mold was hidden and passed through the ventilation system of the house. A metaphor for the unspoken emotional ills. The mold plus the directly unspoken sadness around my brother, and so much more, added up to a stressful equation for emotional and physical health.

Although I have good memories of my childhood there was much between my parents that went unspoken. It did not go unnoticed by me as a child. I think most children have emotional radar that they do not have the skills to fully understand. Children can often feel that everything, in the negative sense, is about them and that they are at fault. The emotional situation in my home, combined with daily life challenges was not empowering. It made us all more vulnerable to the mold. It made daily life covertly, and not so covertly, stressful. With these factors comes acting out, by children and adults. Wide emotional swings such as crying, bickering, brooding combined with constant exposure to any environmental toxin weakens the immune system even more deeply. I would imagine that dead silence and deep depression would be equally as destructive.

There are people that grow up exposed to serious environmental contaminants and it does not damage their Immune Systems. However, if there is the type of consistent emotional stress, similar to what I just described, an angry divorce, drug or alcohol abuse, physical abuse, etcetera without being addressed by some counseling the door to a weakened immune system is wide open. People in these situations often bury their feelings in addictive behaviors. Over eating, shopping, tv watching, gambling, sex, alcohol and drug use, exercise, cleaning, perfectionism. I think any activity done in excess to avoid emotions will in some way come back and bite.

ENDOPARASITES 

The emotional component of ongoing stress combined with exposure to environmental toxins weakens the immune system. Gone unaddressed these factors can lay out the welcome mat for Biological Parasites / Endoparasites. The combination of these factors, needed for deep healing to occur, are best not overlooked.

Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD is a doctor who understands the world of Traditional Medicine. She is brave enough to actively speak out about her views on this subject . Dr. Daniels effectively practices her own unique form of Holistic Medicine. She is able to do this because she understands the healing ability of the human body. She lives that truth and helps her patients, if they are willing. understand that if given the right tools the human body is capable of  healing and overcoming some daunting obstacles.

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PARASITES: HAVE A MERRIER- LESS COMBATIVE CHRISTMAS, HANUKAH AND NEW YEARS CELEBRATION

SOUND TOO EASY?  MAYBE WITH THE RIGHT INTENTIONS IT COULD BE…

If you have or have not taken note, there are favorite spices and scents that are associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Allspice and Pine are just a few. These are often used in potpourri, baking, cooking and beverages. I did a bit of research after reading the ingredients in an herbal concoction I am taking, and found that these and many other spices have properties that have a disarming effect on parasites. One notable aspect is that they reduce combative behavior. Why? Well, when people have health problems their Immune Systems are weak ant that means they are more vulnerable to all types of infections, bacteria, allergies. This all adds up to our energy being drained, poor health, also know as  having Parasites. Feeling crappy can lead to being more combative. It can also lead to someone being a victim to that kind of behavior. Depending on where you look there is specific information that mentions some of these spices, and how they help nullify the effects of Parasites.

PORK, CLOVES AND THOSE BUGGERS

One well known example of  the use of an Anti Parasitic spice is inserting Cloves into a ham before baking. Of course, most people put brown sugar and pineapple all over the ham, too. Not sure if that helps to nix the effects of the Cloves anti parasitic properties. They might since sugar is something that feeds these  problems. Also,  Pork is pretty well know for its association to trichinosis. Marinating and seasoning pork with herbs, and cooking it well is something that is important to do. Cloves are a well known spice to use on Pork, but I have a feeling most people do not know the reason they are using it.

MAYBE IF  LESS COMBATIVE PEOPLE ARE LESS EASILY TRIGGERED,  THE ONES THAT MORE EASILY GO OFF THE RAILS WON’T HAVE ANYONE TO SPAR WITH? WE ALL PLAY OUR PART IN THESE HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHERS.

If you are expecting family or friends over this holiday, or anytime, these “holiday”  spices smell great and  can have a positive effect on those that  are around them. Hopefully the most combative of your guests have a good sense of smell, but if not adding them to cider or some other beverage is another way to dose people. Dose in the most positive sense of course. Quite unfortunately, some of the people who could be helped by these spices truly dislike them. The upside is that the rest of the guests will be less apt to take the bait when the more combative guests / family / friends try to incite something. Talking about politics, or other heated issues is something that can really start an emotional wildfire.

About six months ago, I started using clove and cinnamon essential oils in the cleaning solutions I make. Very easy. Just reverse osmosis water, organic type soap [7th Generation] is one brand – and the oils. I enjoy the scents so much that it makes the cleaning much more enjoyable. I find these scents very uplifting,

There are other spices that are helpful. Looking at the ones that are used in countries where the climate is more extreme and the populations are high can lead to some personal and cultural insights. It can help us understand why people have traditionally seasoned their foods the way they do. India is one example. Unfortunately, life is more complicated today. There are so many other industrial strength environmental – exogeneous factors and influences. Nonetheless, the knowledge of what these spices and herbs do is invaluable. The world is getting smaller,  and this understanding  of other cultures and their use of spices and herbs is needed more than ever.

Happy Research and Holidays!

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DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOR & POOR HEALTH AUTO IMMUNE ILLNESS

IS HOW WE SEE THE WORLD AROUND US A REFLECTION OF OUR OWN BIO TERRAIN?

My observation is that people who have an internal environment that is a welcoming home to pathogens – parasitic infections often view the world, their world, as a unsafe and threatening place. These people have weak immune systems and are often highly reactive. They very often want to impose their will on others in order to feel in control. Many do this so they can feel safe and protected. This feeling of being unsafe has become a vocal part of a large segment of those living in some democratic populations today. I am not going to speak for the rest of the world. Are these people who want to control everything the greater part of most social democracies today?  I don’t know, but sometimes it feels that way. These  people seem combative and fearful. They get a whole lot of media coverage. They are loud. They justify the argument for medications, and many of them probably are medicated. Considering their behavior, it is frightening to imagine how they would be without their meds.

DRUG FREE? NOT SO FAST…

What I have personally experienced in my own healing process has lead me to realize that a good percentage of people with a 9-5 schedule need Western Medical Protocol. Western Medicine, can help to suppress symptoms, at least for awhile. This enables people to hold it all together, to maintain the status quo. It is often damn hard to ride out feeling unwell when taking a Holistic Approach to healing.This is especially true if a person has a volatile health situation at hand. I have gained more compassion for people and their decisions, if they are their own decisions, to medicate their symptoms in order to function, and move on. All children, some informed and elderly have these decisions made for them, as do many others. At the present time an overly medicated society, and what it means for the future of the  world, is being played out in the worldwide daily news cycle. It is not pretty.

FEELING ATTACKED AND UNSAFE

Please consider this:  Poor health and serious illness is, or eventually becomes, a by- product of a weak immune system. Having an organ, such as a Gallbladder,  removed helps to open the door for a weakened response to pathogens. I use Gallbladder removal as an example because it is a very common surgery today. A subject onto itself. Anyway, with continued exposure to environmental and other toxins [the list is endless], a person is very apt to project their physical condition onto the outer world. Why? If a person does not feel safe in their own body it is hard to feel safe in the world. Not feeling safe has become  a way of thinking and being. For many, feeling unsafe composes the fabric of daily life. This is greatly due to the degradation of the environmental health of our planet.

WAR HAS SO MANY MEANINGS

Exposure to toxic substances is definitively displayed in the behavior of a growing number of  people who are directly exposed the repercussion of war. Chemical warfare and the use of depleted uranium [and many other chemical / toxic substances] has greatly contributed to the very disturbing behavior that we see among those that are barraged daily with these poisons. In our own country, the US Military are prime examples of this phenomenon. A growing number of military men and women unwittingly fall prey to depressed, anti social, suicidal and other violent behavior. At worst, their behavior is similar to that they are trained to defend against. Our military men and women, and their families deserve so much better. We all do.

A BOTTOM LINE HYPOTHESIS

The more inflamed and infected with slow burning, or not so slow burning pathogens a person is, the more they are apt to respond to the world in a defensive way. Defensiveness is a  response that is due to  and a reflection of of an unhealthy physical condition. Knee jerk defensiveness is the world I see being projected back to me in the present world news cycle. What makes some people feel safe, such as more armaments, more military, the idea of building walls and not bridges, does not make me feel more safe.

As a person who does feels unsafe at times, I know this is. at the root, a reflection of my inner terrain. From what I understand, the Mayan Civilization elders are said to believe that there are no safe places, there are only safe people. I am not sure exactly what that means, but it is something to ponder.

There are a number of ways to help heal in a world that is constantly being bombarded with contaminants in our air, water and earth. These are toxic substances, most of which we can not see. Presently, I am finding help from Dr. Jennifer Daniels, MD. There are a number of other protocols, that I know of and have been helped by. I have written about some of them in past blog posts. If you have the time, go back and look at what I have written. Hopefully, there may be some information there that may be of help to you.

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