Dr. Leo Galland, a medical doctor ranked in the top 1% of US Internists says US News and World Report, specializes in Intestinal Permeability. He says every person who suffers from fibromyalgia or gut imbalances also has parasites and worms that are making them ill. 

Dr. Franklin Mosha, Professor of Parasitology and Medical Entomology at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, studies tropical parasitology. In a Duke University course entitled Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases he said elephantiasis was attributed to parasitic infection from the adult filariae. Filariasis was transmitted by the mosquito and Onchocerca spp. was transmitted by the blackflies. He adds that mosquitoes and others are responsible for spreading Wucheria banbancrofti, Brugia malayi, Onchocerca volvulvus, Loa loa, Mansonella spp. and Dracunculus medinensis.

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The process is simple for the filarial parasite. The microfilaria passes through the gut wall of the Dipteran vector to the thorax where it goes through metamorphosis and the first stage larvae begins. This stage is called the sausage stage because the larvae looks like a small sausage. It then moults to the second stage larvae and the third stage larvae, which is considered the infective stage. Then the biting stage causes the larvae to bite and pass through the bite into the host, human or animal. Over the next year the larvae goes through two molting stages before it enters adulthood. 



Depending on the species they settle in the lymphatics, connective tissues or internal cavities of the body. The male, which is half the size of the female, will mate. Dr. Mosha says the eggs will develop in the uterus then enter the bloodstream as microfilaria. 

Chris Meletis, ND, says worms disrupt the digestive tract. Thunderous flatulence reflects the body is not breaking down carbohydrates. Silent but very odoriferous flatulence reflects the body isn’t breaking down protein. 

Galland says bloating, pain, nausea, intestinal issues are connected to parasites, which refer to protozoa or worms. When these things are present in the intestines they create irritation with cytokines which trigger inflammation. Inflammation is the root cause of illness. 

Guiradia is the perfect example. It is a one-celled organism that leads to chronic fatigue, immune issues, food allergies. It is a pathogen that lives in the small intestine.

Amoebas live in the large intestine.

Blastocystis hominus causes the same issues as amoebas or guiradia. 

When eradicated from these parasites chronic fatigue disappears. 



“Protazic infections are global. They are not tropical infections,” says Galland. 

The difficulty with parasites and worms is everyone has them, no one think they have them and tests are unreliable for depicting them. 

Burburine, artemesia, grapefruit seed extract assist in removal of parasites.

When one person in the family is showing signs of worms or parasitic infection it is important to treat everyone in family as not everyone shows symptoms. Often times people are carriers and do not show signs.

Bifidobacteria has been found absent in certain deep bush tribal communities. WebMD says, “Bifidobacteria belong to a group of bacteria called lactic acid bacteria. Lactic acid bacteria are found in fermented foods like yogurt and cheese. Bifidobacteria are used in treatment as so-called “probiotics,” the opposite of antibiotics. They are considered ‘friendly’ bacteria and are taken to grow and multiply in areas of the body where they normally would occur.”

Dr. Galland says, “My theory is bifido bacteria became prominent in human guts with agriculture. They’re fed by the kinds of carbohydrates and fibers found in cereal grains and legumes. Bifido bacteria has peptidase enzymes that break down the peptides that are the triggers for celiac disease. The epidemic of celiac disease we are seeing over the years may be due to the disappearance of bifido bacteria from our guts.”

The same is true for autistic children, they are remarkably absent in bifidobacteria.



One of the best proactive practices that helps to eradicate worms and parasites is to eliminate all processed foods, follow a nutrient dense diet made at home and implement a solid schedule of probiotic foods. Brenda Watson, The Skinny Diet, says probiotic foods need to be taken continually throughout the course of life. Mice fed probiotic foods thrived but when the probiotic foods were decreased or left out of the food, within three weeks, their microbiome returned to the state of dysbiosis is had before starting the probiotic foods. 


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