Today’s topic is food borne parasites and illness, and a few ways they can manifest in the human body.

When it comes to a bacteria called E. Coli, most everybody thinks they understand what it is all about.

When you start delving into other, fancier bacterial names, it becomes a different type of issue. Some of the things that really need to be addressed, in particular, are food borne parasitic infections. For some reason, we do not think too much about parasites in this country, but the place where it is most common is in fish.

If you ask a typical person where they would most likely get a parasite from, the answer would probably be pork. You have to cook it until it is a little white, otherwise you can end up with Trichinella. However, we do not see that too much anymore. This is mostly because farmers do not feed their pigs pig scraps anymore–that is how it happens. Trichinella is also common in bear, but we do not eat too much bear in this country.

In fish, parasitic infection is a very, very real problem. I eat a lot of raw fish. A lot of people do, but there is a certain risk involved, and the main risk is parasitic infection from whip worm, hook worm, or tapeworm. There are a lot of worms that can be gotten by consuming raw fish products. Periodically, if you are a regular consumer of these types of things, it is not a bad idea to de-worm yourself the same way that you would a dog or a horse.

You do not necessarily have to do it with fancy medications; there are natural ways to make the human body an unhappy place for these parasites to exist. For example, Berberine works great for this, as does Oregano Oil.

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