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Bentonite as a Pinworm Treatment


Most of the human population is infected with some sort of parasite and most of these cases exhibit no symptoms or signs of the infestation. There are several herbal remedies used to treat parasitic infestations within the body and often bentonite clay has been a useful component of many detoxification programs that help eliminate many of these parasites, such as pinworms.

  1. About Pinworms

    • Pinworms are the most common parasitic type of infection suffered by humans. They are identified as being yellow white worms less than half an inch long and large enough to see with the naked eye. Pinworms inhabit the lower intestines and symptoms usually include anal itching and irritation in some cases, due to inflammation caused from the female laying her eggs around the outside of the anus. Pinworms are most common in children ages five to ten years old. Infected children will exhibit itching around the anus, mostly at night because of the activity cycle of the pinworms. Pinworms are transferable only to and from humans by means of touching items that either have pinworm eggs on them, such as bedding and clothes or by handling items previously touched by those whom are infected with pinworms and carry pinworm eggs embedded under their fingernails. These eggs are then unknowingly ingested by the new host, hatch and grow into mature adults, beginning the cycle again. There are no known pinworm prevention treatments and infections of this type usually go away on their own.

    About Bentonite Clay

    • Bentonite clay is a popular ingredient in colon cleansing products and is available in liquid and powder form at most local herb and health food stores. Bentonite is weathered volcanic ash that has been known for centuries to assist in relieving lower intestinal and bowel irritants by cleaning the lining of the colon. As it passes through the body, bentonite clay remains undigested and its negatively charged minerals attract positively charged toxins and pesticides. As the bentonite helps clear the bowels, it increases the productivity of the bowel movements and therefore helps flush parasites and toxins from the systems.

    Using Bentonite Clay

    • Bentonite is available in a premixed formula ready for human consumption via capsules or liquid forms that should be taken an hour before meals or once in the morning and once in the evening. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions before taking any medications. It is recommended to keep the percentage of your bentonite intake to less than or equal to 25% of your total diet because Bentonite remedies have been shown to limit the absorption of necessary vitamins and nutrients.

    Considerations

    • These statements are not meant to diagnose or treat any symptoms and as always, you should consult a qualified doctor or physician before attempting to treat or diagnose any symptoms and disorders. Always let your doctor know of any prescriptions you are taking before beginning a treatment regime of bentonite clay. Bentonite medications may also interfere with other nutritional supplements and should be taken with plenty of water to avoid constipation. Pregnant women should avoid using bentonite. Use extreme caution when attempting any herbal treatments; follow manufacturer labels correctly to prevent accidental overdose and increased bodily damage or dysfunction.



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Parasite Removal

Clay Uses - Parasite Removal - Yes, You Do Have Worms!
 

The vast majority of Americans in today's society have parasites.  I'm talking about hookworms, pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and countless other nasty creatures.  Theresa Schumacher, co-author of Cleansing the Body and the Colon for a Happier and Healthier Youestimates there are "about 300 different types of parasites thriving in America today."  In recent medical studies, it has been estimated that 85% of the North American adult population has at least one form of parasite living in their bodies.  Some authorities feel that this figure may be as high as 95%. 

Dr. Peter Wina, Chief of the Patho-Biology in the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, states,

"We have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the U.S.  It is just not being addressed."

Dr. Frank Nova, Chief of the Laboratory for Parasitic Diseases of the National Institute of Health, says:

"In terms of numbers there are more parasitic infections acquired in this country than in Africa."

Here are some pictures of just a few of the parasites that are thriving within us:


Hookworm
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Amoeba Parasite
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Dwarf Tapeworm
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Intestinal Fluke
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Roundworm
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Pinworm
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Whipworm
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Fish Tapeworm
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This is something we must take very seriously.  The combination of environmental toxins, an unhealthy diet and parasites poses a grave danger to humans.  “In fact, parasites have killed more humans than all the wars in history,” reported National Geographic in its award-winning documentary, The Body Snatchers.

The immediate question that comes to mind when people are informed of this situation is: How can a parasite possibly live in my body and I don't even know it is there?  The answer to this is simple.  The purpose of a parasite is to not make itself known.  A smart parasite lives without being detected because if it is detected, of course, something is going to be done to eradicate it.  If you think parasites are stupid, think again.  They are highly intelligent organisms.  Not intelligent in the same way humans are, but they are intelligent in their ability to survive and reproduce, which is of course, the purpose of any organism on this planet.

Dr. Ross Andersen, N.D. puts it this way:

"Other prominent physicians agree with me; that in human history, the parasite challenge is likely the most unrecognized of all endemic problems. Because they cannot be seen and rarely present immediate symptoms, they remain invisible as a cause or contributing factor to what can be a serious disorder."

We don't know why every generation prior to modern times made de-worming a regular part of their lives, but our generation chooses to ignore this basic practice.  It is recognized that people in third world countries have parasites.  It is also recognized that most of the animals we eat, and pets who live in our homes have an innumerable number of parasites and worms, but for whatever reason we seem to dismiss the notion that we as a modern society might also have foreign entities living within us as well.  For whatever reason the medical profession chooses to try to down-play this fact, but the public is rapidly becoming more and more aware of this knowledge.

Parasites live everywhere and are commonly transmitted to humans in diverse ways, such as insect bites, walking barefoot, human contact, animal contact, drinking water, eating under-cooked meats and fish, and numerous other ways.  Government inspectors do not inspect most of the animals that go through the slaughterhouse.  What about salads, or even raw fruits and vegetables?  Eating raw foods always increases the risk of parasites.  According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), illnesses linked with fruits and vegetables are on the rise.  One reason could be the increased demand for fresh produce.  We now import 30 billion tons of food a year.  Some of the produce comes from developing nations where sanitation facilities are less advanced or they commonly practice the use of human feces as fertilizer (night soil).  The further products travel, the more likely they will pick up illness-causing microbes.  It also increases the chance of being contaminated by infected food handlers.  Food handlers have been in the news lately because of their role in the spread of parasites.  Some people who prepare food, as well as the general population do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom.  When you consider that many of the parasites are spread by fecal-oral contact, this lack of personal hygiene may be one of the greatest factors in the spread of parasites.  Consider everything that you touch that is handled by others; money, shopping carts, door handles, menus, salt shakers, and everything else -- the possibilities for contamination are enormous.

Why are So Many of Us Infested with Parasites?

The problem lies within our digestive system.  Theresa Schumacher's book lists several types of parasites and a variety of ways in which they are caught.  As for parasites in food, Schumacher notes the parasite incubation period is 36 hours.  She says once we have eaten a meal we should be able to eliminate the waste from that food within 16 to 24 hours.  But, she notes, "it is startling to learn that the average elimination time in America today is 96 hours."

If waste is not eliminated within 24 hours, it begins a toxic buildup that provides a breeding ground for parasitic infection.  She writes that a clogged intestine with putrid fecal matter and plenty of sugar provides the ideal environment for parasites to thrive.  It is now common knowledge that the average American adult has between 10-20 pounds of putrefying waste matter lodged in their intestines. 

This waste material is home to, in the words of National Geographic, "a sinister world of monstrous creatures that feed on living flesh: parasites.”  Discover magazine published a feature article in its August 2000 issue:

“Every living thing has at least one parasite that lives inside or on it, and many, including humans, have far more.  Scientists are only just beginning to discover exactly how powerful these hidden inhabitants can be, but their research is pointing to a remarkable possibility: Parasites may rule the world.  The notion that tiny creatures we've largely taken for granted are such a dominant force is immensely disturbing.  We are collections of cells that work together, kept harmonized by chemical signals. If an organism can control those signals — an organism like a parasite — then it can control us. And therein lies the peculiar and precise horror of parasites.”

 

Infestations may be severe or mild and can be life threatening, especially for children.  A common side affect is the POOR absorption of critical nutrients for growth potentially leading to anemia, growth problems, and a weakened immune function creating susceptibility for disease.  According to numerous books, parasites are commonly found in people with AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, candidiasis, and many other disorders.  Symptoms may include abdominal pains, diarrhea, anemia, cardiac insufficiency, nausea, perianal & perineal pruritis, dysentery, amebic hepatitis, weight loss, intestinal toxemia, colic and cirrhosis.

 

Removing Parasites with Clay

The book, Cleansing the Body and the Colon for a Happier and Healthier You, by Teresa Schumacher and Toni Schumacher Lund, states a clogged-up colon and its parasitic infection is often the undiagnosed root of many physical problems. But, Schumacher writes, the medical profession "does not even agree with the notion of filthy and impacted colons contributing to much American ill health. This may be because there are no patented drugs for quick relief of impacted colons. The only way to cleanse intestines is with natural ingredients, and via a persistent personal hygiene program."

In his book, The Clay Cure, Ran Knishinsky writes:

"While many herbs and homeopathic remedies are suggested for this condition, I believe clay offers one of the finest treatments for all types of parasites.  First, its use will stimulate the gall bladder to increase the flow of bile according to Raymond Dextreit, a French naturopath.   He writes that no parasite can live too long under any bilious condition.

Second, considerable research has shed light on the connection between clay eating and parasites.  TheAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition mention this in a recent article:  "Geophagy can be a source of nutrients.  Its primary way of enhancing nutritional status appears to be, however, to counter dietary toxins and, secondarily, the effects of gastrointestinal parasites" (Johns and Duquette 1991).  Further, numerous citations in a host of other journals collaborate this fact: throughout the globe, people eat clay in response to parasites.

Third, worms are themselves clay-eaters and are attracted to clay.  As a result, when the clay is eliminated from the body, so are the worms.   But the process isn't quick; for every worm eliminated several eggs are usually left behind.  However, the eggs hatch, the new worms are also immediately attracted to the clay, and in time, the entire problem should be disposed of."

Knishinsky recommends ingesting clay daily.  To do this, you can either eat hydrated clay or drink liquefied clay. Generally, it is suggested that one to two tablespoons of hydrated clay daily is the proper amount for an adult.  For those who prefer to take their clay in liquid form, we recommend one to two ounces daily.  In all three cases, it is recommended to take the clay on an empty stomach for best results.  And if you're taking any medication, it is recommended to wait 1-3 hours before ingesting clay, but please check with your physician, as medications vary in time release and content.

 

Parasite Menace in Humans and Animals

 

The Parasite Menace in Humans and Animals
 

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that over sixty million people in the United States are likely infected with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite associated with raw meat and contact with cat feces.1New research shows that parasites not only control the behavior of their hosts, they can change entire ecosystems to suit their needs. "Hookworms sink their teeth into the intestinal walls of more than a billion people every day to drink their fill of blood." According to the World Health Organization, 3.5 billion people suffer from some type of parasitic infection. Your intestines provide the perfect breeding ground for parasites, who enjoy making their homes nestled within impacted waste as well as in the linings of colon walls. Living inside our intestines, these microorganisms gain the upper hand by virtue of their sheer numbers – both in kind and in population. They thrive because of the unique ways in which they have adapted their life cycles in order to ensure the perpetuation of their species within their unsuspecting hosts: us.Not all of these people live in third world countries; many in the developed world have any number of parasitic infections, some of which are so highly contagious that extremely casual contact with something that has been handled by an infected person can infect another person. Symptoms may vary depending on the type and amount of infestation. The worms may go undetected for years with no apparent symptoms, or they may be seen in the stool. 

Cindy Engel Ph.D. - "Infection by pathogenic parasites may be a symptom of ill health, rather than the simple or single cause. We are all surrounded by zillions of bacteria, fungi, worms, insects and predators out looking for an easy meal. Each host species carries many parasites specialised in attacking that species alone, and many more that can be shared with others. There are more species of parasite than there are host species. Parasitism is the norm for life on this planet, not the exception. Nonetheless, a healthy animal host usually resists severe infection. It is the already debilitated animal, or the one living in an exceptionally infectious environment, that succumbs. "...when defences are insufficient to the task, the parasite population becomes uncontrollable, and the plant or animal gets sick and may die. In death, the rot really sets in, as other species take advantage of the now undefended nutrients."  Engels is the author of Wild Health


Almost everyone has parasites. It's simply a fact of life. Even Dr. Oz, the now famous Oprah Winfrey guest says...ninety percent of humans will have a problem with parasites in their lifetime. Parasites are not just something that other people get – a malady reserved for citizens of developing countries. Everywhere we go, during just about everything we do, North Americans are vulnerable to parasitic infestation.Pinworms, tapeworms, and roundworms are parasites existing in the intestinal tract. The three most common types of worms found in the body are: the thread or seat worms (Oxyurix vermicularis), the roundworm (Ascares lumbricoides--lumbrici), and the tapeworm (Taeince-taenia solium, Bothriocephalus latus). There are other less-common worm types that enter the body, such as hookworms (Ancylostoma duodenal, Nectar Americanus) and those of unclean pork (Trichinella spiralis), which thrive upon various conditions of filth and degeneration.  The intestinal roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides infection in humans follows the ingestion of Ascaris eggs that have contaminated foods or soil. In the small intestine the larvae are liberated and migrate through the intestinal wall, reaching the lungs, where they may produce a host sensitization that results in lung inflammation and fluid retention. About 10 days later, the larvae pass from the respiratory passages into the digestive tract and mature into egg-producing worms, which grow to some 15 to 40 cm (6 to 16 inches) in length, in the small intestine. Serious, even fatal, Native Americans knew that humans are plagued by parasites. Other native peoples, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, also knew that humans, like animals, have parasitescomplications of ascariasis result from the infiltration of the larvae into sensitive tissues, such as the brain, and from the migration of the adult worms into various body structures where they produce abcesses and toxic manifestations. Ascariasis exists worldwide and is believed to affect some 660 million persons.

Adult worms live in the lumen of the small intestine. A female may produce up to 240,000 eggs per day, which are passed with the feces . Fertile eggs embryonate and become infective after 18 days to several weeks , depending on the environmental conditions (optimum: moist, warm, shaded soil). After infective eggs are swallowed , the larvae hatch , invade the intestinal mucosa, and are carried via the portal, then systemic circulation to the lungs . The larvae mature further in the lungs (10 to 14 days), penetrate the alveolar walls, ascend the bronchial tree to the throat, and are swallowed . Upon reaching the small intestine, they develop into adult worms . Between 2 and 3 months are required from ingestion of the infective eggs to oviposition by the adult female. Adult worms can live 1 to 2 years

    Round worms 
"I was experiencing tightness in my chest, discomfort in my lungs and constant coughing. I was told by doctors that I had chronic bronchitis. I'm not a smoker, yet I would cough every morning like an 80 years old smoker. After drinking Dr. Miller's tea for a about 2 months all my symptoms cleared up. On the 3rd day of drinking the tea, I had expelled round worms just like the ones on the photo. The colon is where health and disease start!" Alex Kennedy  

It's Not a Tumor - Doctors Find Worm In Woman's Brain Instead - Doctors in Arizona thought a Phoenix-area woman had a possible brain tumor, but it turned out there was something else penetrating her brain – a worm. 

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Dr. Hulda Clark - " I have seen that eczema is due to roundworms. Seizures are caused by a single roundworm , Ascarts, getting into the brain. Schizophrenia and depression are caused by parasites in the brain. Asthma is caused by Ascaris in the lungs. Diabetes is caused by the pancreatic fluke of cattle, Eurytrema. Migraines are caused by the threadworm, Strongyloides. Acme rosacea is caused by a Leishmania. Much human heart disease is caused by dog heartworm, Dirofilaria. And the list goes on and on."
ANIMALS: Natural prevention and treatments of worms, parasites and liver condition in animals

The Role of the Immune System in Controlling Parasites in Humans and Animals 
Parasite infestations may be severe or mild and can be life threatening, especially for children. A common side affect is the POOR absorption of critical nutrients for growth potentially leading to anemia, growth problems, and a weakened immune function creating susceptibility for disease. According to numerous books, parasites are commonly found in people with AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, candidiasis, and many other disorders. Symptoms may include abdominal pains, diarrhea, anemia, cardiac insufficiency, nausea, perianal and perineal pruritis, dysentery, amebic hepatitis, weight loss, intestinal toxemia, colic and cirrhosis.

Linda Page, N.D. Ph.D. writes that our immune system is our bodyguard. It works both pro-actively and protectively to shield you from anything in your world that threatens your life and limb. Our immune system is ever-vigilant, constantly searching for proteins, called antigens, that don't belong in our body. It can deal with a wide range of pathogens - viruses, funguses, bacteria and parasites. It can even recognize potential antigens, such as drugs, pollens, insect venoms and chemicals in foods, and malignant cells and foreign tissue, such as transplanted organs or transfused blood. learn how to improve the immune system naturally

    When I was a child I was in poor health and my weak immune system could not protect me against all sorts of infections and parasites. I had tapeworms. Now, in perfect health and with a strong immune system, I don't have to worry about parasites of infections anymore. The same is true for my German Shepherd dog, Shasta. Her heatlhy immune system protects her against all types of parasites.  I believe that a strong immune system can protect people or animals from any type of parasites. Read what Dr. Brown and Dr. Pollak say about our animal's health and immune system. Shirley
Many parasites colonize the absorptive surface of your dog or cat’s small intestine, causing problems with nutrient absorption. Parasites also use the nutrition intended for your pet. Some parasitic infections cause an inflammatory response in the intestine which can result in increased permeability and susceptibility to other diseases.  Routine deworming of your pet (most monthly flea preventives also contain a dewormer) can cause disruption of the normal bacterial environment. Parasites are always attracted to the weakest of the species. The likelihood your pet will develop a parasitic infection is directly related to how healthy he or she is. When an animal is weak (from excessive drug use, poor diet or genetic factors), parasites are more likely to gain a foothold. If you’re deworming your pet on a regular basis (for example, monthly), there’s a good chance the dewormer is not even effectively treating the parasites your pet hasNatural prevention and treatments of worms, parasites and liver condition in animals

Clay is an excellent vermifuge, attracting and binding internal parasites and packaging them for disposal. Knishinsky’s research suggests that the regular intake of liquid clay (typically one to three tablespoons daily, in divided doses) can produce other benefits including parasite removal from the intestines, allergy and hay fever relief, and elimination of anemia and acne. For example, clay helps anemia because it contains both types of dietary iron (ferrous and ferric) in an easily assimilated form; it reduces discomfort from allergies by quickly neutralizing allergens that would otherwise produce allergic reactions; and it reduces heartburn and indigestion by absorbing excess stomach acids.

Dr. Cohen - "In addition to the role it plays as a potent detoxifier, Calcium Montmorillonite Clay has also been used extensively in the treatment of pain, open wounds, colitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, intestinal problems, acne, anemia, and a variety of other health issues. Clay not only cures minor problems, such as diarrhea and constipation through local application; it acts on all the organs—on the whole organism.  Everything unhealthy, that emits negative radiations is irresistibly attracted to clay and becomes subject to immediate elimination." 

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