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Parasites 101

Yep- I’m going there! Talking about something nobody likes to think about but that affects most people… Parasites! More common and prevalent than anybody wants to admit and often the root cause behind gut issues, autoimmunity, and why so many with complex chronic illnesses cannot make any headway.

Parasites or no respecter of whether or not you live in a developed country or not. It is estimated that more than 12% of Americans carry toxoplasma Gondi – A microscopic parasite individuals can contract from there friendly felines. But felines are the only ones that can infect humans.

Other methods include walking on contaminated soil, touching surfaces tainted with parasites, sitting on a public toilet seat, drinking contaminated water, etc.

More and more I see the effects of the toxic environment that we live in producing toxic bodies— which is exactly what parasites need in order to thrive. They are drawn towards toxicity and can proliferate in it further weakening its host.

Testing with blood and stool tests can be complicated and often inaccurate due insufficient training, rapid DNA and distraction, lack of time by the testers, improper storage but most of all… parasites aren’t being expelled in the first place.

Why would they! They’re happy and they’re not going anywhere until the inner terrain is addressed. For a better testing option I prefer bioresonance testing (which I use virtually with all clients in my practice through samples) which utilizes electromagnetic frequencies generated by the body to detect a presence of parasites. Want to learn more about bioenergetic testing? You can do so here

What are common ways you can get parasites?

  • Drinking contaminated water

  • Pets kissing you on the face

  • Consuming undercooked pork or raw sushi

  • Handling livestock or farm animals Consuming contaminated fruits or vegetables

  • Contact with soil contaminated with feces

  • Touching contaminated surfaces

  • Public restrooms

  • Contact with individuals who harbor parasites

Did you know parasite cleansing used to be considered a normal routine way to care for the body? Now it's become a taboo topic not many want to hear about. Parasites weaken their hosts defenses and overall health. They are more common in individuals with chronic complex illness as parasites are drawn to toxic environments. The more toxic our terrain the greater likelihood of harboring parasites.

They can often be the root cause behind symptoms like irritable bowel, food sensitivities, stagnant liver and gallbladder often accompanied by pain, and autoimmunity, teeth grinding, insomnia, pcos, endometriosis, gas, nutrient deficiencies, rashes, dark circles under eyes, nausea, night sweats, anxiety, and much more. Known to manipulate the immune system by altering their form (Changing the proteins on surface or into a protective cyst form) to go undetected by the immune system. Parasites are known to harbor other pathogens, such as mycotoxins, Lyme bacteria, heavy metals and viruses. In fact they can hold up to 6-8x their weight in these things. This is one of the reasons why it's so important to have open drainage pathways established before beginning parasites cleansing. I show my clients how to do this!

Addressing parasites can be a huge game changer for many with chronic health issues and digestive concerns because it eliminates them and allows the body to become rebalanced again. By the time my clients are done working with me they have improved digestion, more energy, mental clarity, stamina, and less fatigue and pain.

Remember though that it is essential when doing so that you address the order of operations including first of all—foundations and drainage! I work on this first before diving into parasites with all my clients.


Stefanie is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Bioenergetic Practitioner & Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in whole body detoxification, improving digestion, fatigue, autoimmunity, overcoming chronic illness, functional nutrition, Lyme Disease & mold illness and more.

She is available for one-on-one appointments to support you throughout your entire healing journey.

If you are interested in working with Stefanie reach out to learn more about how partnering with me can help you along your healing journey.

Want to learn more about my services and how I can help you? You can browse my website to learn more!

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