Intestinal parasites are not all that uncommon among humans. In fact, most of us are likely to be carrying them right now unknowingly. The two most common types of parasites are known as, helminthes and protozoa. Helminthes cannot multiple in the body whereas protozoa do have the ability as they only are comprised of one cell. Their capability of multiplying can lead to serious infection. A few of the more common examples of the parasite types are shown below: Helminthes: pinworm, roundworm, tapeworm Protozoa: cryptosporidium, giardia Parasites are not just limited to the intestines. They can spread around the body through the blood stream until they find a space to grow and mature. When parasites have found a suitable space to live, they feed off the host’s cells in the area and eventually do the same in another area of the body.
For many of us holiday time brings about some of the worst eating habits of the year causing damage to the metabolism. With holiday parties and desserts galore it’s just so difficult to resist the urge to indulge no matter how hard we try. So, how can you keep yourself balanced this season? The answer is by making colonics a regular part of your health routine. Contrary to what many believe, starting a cleanse before the holidays is much more effective than waiting until after the damage has already been done. Any type of cleanse should not be thought of as a restrictive short-term period, but rather as a lifestyle. Cleansing is an effective way to get you through the season without consuming an excess amount of toxins and wrecking havoc on your eating habits.
On Monday October 26, the World Health Organization revealed that the consumption of processed meat is linked to Colon Cancer. Although this finding is not entirely new, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has now placed processed meat in the Group 1 list as carcinogenic. This new Group 1 classification is due to sufficient research results on colorectal cancer. Other sources on the Group 1 list include diesel fumes, asbestos and tobacco, which means processed meat consumption can be equally as likely to cause cancer as smoking. Processed meat can be defined as meat preserved by smoking, curing, salting, addition of chemical preservatives or other processes to enhance flavour and preservation.