Firstly, about eosinophils and intestinal parasites.
These little fellows are one type of granulocyte white blood cell, named for the staining qualities of their granules.
They are part of a very commonly ordered blood test, the FBC or full blood count. This includes your red and white cells.
A slight increase in eosinophil count comes up quite frequently, and may be from allergy or parasites. This is usually disregarded, so you may need to ask specifically about it.
Think of being pregnant for 20 years. It's sometimes a bit like that. Taenia saginata, the beef tapeworm, and Diphyllobothrium latum the broad fish tapeworm, can live in us for many years - off our plate!
The broad fish tapeworm can eat so much vitamin B12 that we can become deficient!
Abdominal pain is listed as a symptom of some parasites.
Giardia lamblia can cause this, but mainly one thinks of it when someone has diarhoea persisting for weeks and is fatigued noticeably.
Pin worms can sometimes cause appendicitis.
Blastocystis hominis is considered possibly the cause of diarhoea, cramps, nausea,fever,vomiting and abdominal pain if it's found and these symptoms persist for at least three months.
It is generally accepted to be the most prevalent parasite in humans. It is highly polymorphic, with many forms and sizes, making recognition under the microscope difficult. PCR techniques¹ are the go nowadays.
Cryptosporidium parvum is mainly pathogenic in immunocompromised people and children. It causes nausea, fever, abdominal cramps, anorexia and frothy bowel movements.
Cyclospora cayetanensis causes nausea, fever, abdominal cramps and watery diarrhoea.
Dientamoeba fragilis causes intermittent diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, anorexia, maoaise, fatigue and low weight gain in children.
Entamoeba histolytica causes abdominal pain, diarrhoea (even dysentery,) and liver infestation.
Giardia lamblia causes acute and often prolongued diarrhoea, and can be associated with later IBS and CFS².
Most intestinal parasites cause upset tummies.
Gastric acid is your second line of defense against some parasites, after hygiene and food choices.
Helicobactor pylori infection, zinc deficiency and GERD medications may interfere with this protective mechanism.
I have quite limited experience in this area, so this list of potential treatments is just that, hopefully to give you ideas.
Alliin - a sulfoxide that is a natural constituent of fresh garlic, a derivative of the amino acid cysteine.
Proteolytic enzymes - bromelaine, papain and pancreatic.
Oleuropein - a compound in olive leaf.
Probiotic bacteria - such as Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Colloidal silver with fresh aloe vera juice, which binds it and keeps it in the intestine rather than being absorbed into the blodstream.
Anacardic acid - sounds interesting, kills MRSA golden Staphylococcus, helps radiotherapy kill cancer cells and apparently helps expel parasites.
Lapachol - from Pau D'Arco
Nutrient supplements - zinc, folic acid, vitamin A
Basil, bayberry, black cumin, black walnut, blue vervain, cat's claw, chamomile, elecampane, euphorbia, feverfew, gentian, goldenseal, neem, nettle, noni, oregano, wormwood.
Coconut, or pumpkin seed oil
Grapefruit seed extract.
There will be prescription medications for each parasite as well.
Some years ago, I read a book called "The Cure for all Cancers." I didn't finish it, as it was padded out with lots of case histories, and many of these didn't have even a biopsy to prove the diagnosis.
I wasn't impressed.
Much more recently, a naturopath told me they thought there was something in it, and this reminded me of my mentor's opinion that parasites are more common than generally realized.
He came to this conclusion from observations of people's chemistry disorders, something to do with ammonia production.
I then read Hulda Clark's book "The cure for all diseases" and about how she came to develop this work. The science sounded plausible, so I'm now teetering over the fence towards her ideas.
If you google "destroying viruses with high frequency currents," you will find some stuff on this.
Humaworm is a good resource as well as supplier, at... https://humaworm.com/welcome.html
My headline at the top of this page is probably inaccurate (re the frequency of infestation in the "developed world."
1. Stensvold R et al Journal of Parasitology 2006 92(5) pp 1081 to 1087
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Polymerase chain reaction tests look for genetic DNA of the parasites.