Here’s One More Reason Why I Won’t Eat A Raw Food Diet!!
A 20-year-old man, who lives in New Delhi, went to the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting for a day, according to the report, published Saturday (Nov. 21, 2020) in The New England Journal of Medicine.1 The man had previously been healthy with no known medical conditions.
Tests showed that he had high levels of white blood cells, which can indicate an infection. He also had elevated levels of hemoglobin, a protein in the blood that carries oxygen. This latter result can indicate a number of conditions, from dehydration to leukemia.
Doctors performed an ultrasound of the inferior vena cava, a large vein in the abdomen, to check fluid levels in his blood vessels. But during this process, they observed a “tubular … structure that moved with a curling motion” inside his stomach.
NOTE THE OLD DOCTOR’S SAYING: If you hear the sound of hooves, think “Horse”, not “Zebra”. Why the hell are they asking to penetrate his vena cava, when they could just take a blood draw and ask for a stool or saliva sample? Parasitic competition for food, leading to anemia, is still the “horse”.
Nightmare ultrasound reveals parasitic worms squirming around inside man’s stomach
Anyway, not even a half-literate medical student could miss this diagnosis. You can see it moving on the ultrasound! It’s a wriggling worm, not a “tubular structure moving with a circular motion”! I wonder if the doctors were really so inexperienced as to not actually recognize what they were seeing?
[see remark below about the use of ultrasound]
Doctors then asked the man for a stool sample and found that his stool contained eggs from the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides, a very widespread type of intestinal parasite.
Now, Stay Level With Me Here:
This guy did NOT swallow a ton of 10-inch worms. He swallowed invisible eggs, probably a couple of weeks before. The worms had hatched and were on the way up to his mouth and OUT, which is why they made him retch!
Puke Alert: I wrote in my anti-parasite book that one of the horrors of treating live parasites is that they try to bail out backwards, up to the mouth. It is not rare to have worms, or parts of half dead worms still wriggling, come into the back of the mouth or even—God forbid—coming down the nostrils, when treatment has been administered.
Another bunch of Ascaris, taken from a woman’s bile duct!2
A. lumbricoides is one of the most common human parasitic worms worldwide and can grow up to as much as 14 inches. An estimated 800 million to 1.2 billion people have A. lumbricoides in their intestinal tracts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If correct, that’s 15% of the population!
Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, described Ascaris as “one of the most common agents of human disease in the world.”
The CDC, which almost nobody believes any more, claims Ascaris is “relatively rare” in the United States. That’s misleading. It’s terrifyingly common in the USA, in fact. It is only “relatively” rare when you compare it to some of the world’s worst hit-spots, such as India. Not the same thing as “rare”, at all.
True, Ascaris is most often found in tropical and subtropical areas with poor sanitation systems and lack of access to hygiene supplies. People become infected with the worm when they ingest eggs from the parasite, and this can happen when people eat fruits or vegetables that have been grown in contaminated soil.
Soil can become contaminated if human feces are used as fertilizer or if infected people defecate outside. People can also become infected if their hands become contaminated with this soil and they don’t wash their hands.
The best treatment is always DON’T GET INFECTED in the first place.
Ascaris can be treated with a number of antiparasitic drugs. In this case, the man received a drug called albendazole, and he was released from the hospital after one day. At a follow-up visit two weeks later, the man said he felt well and had passed worms in his stool.
Ways to prevent Ascaris infection include washing your hands with soap and water before handling food; washing, peeling or cooking raw vegetables before eating them; and, as the CDC says, avoid contact with foods from soil that may be contaminated with human feces.
Yeah, right. Well this is the bit you Americans are not going to enjoy: MOST of your fruit and veggies are grown in shit-infected soil. Large amounts of produce consumed in the USA comes from Mexico, Central America and China (for China, read Walmart and Albertson’s). Even farmer’s markets sell fruits and veggies from over the border in Mexico.
Food grown in remote and less hygienic territories can be flown in, within hours of picking. All the creepy-crawlies that were present on the food where it was grown are still alive and still capable of making you and your family sick by the time you buy them “fresh”.
In my parasite-busting book The Parasites Handbook, I described in detail the problem of the infamous Cyclospora cayetanensis outbreaks which take place regularly.
For example, in one instance a large number of anesthesiologists were knocked out over three counties in California; they had all been to a symposium where Cyclospora-contaminated raspberries from Guatemala were served for the lunch. The infestation made them so severely ill, most could not work, and for several days there was a crisis of no anesthetists. Think what a problem that would be!
This is the FDA’s description of the Cyclospora infection: “It is caused by the Cyclospora parasite, which causes a variety of debilitating symptoms, including diarrhea, loss of appetite, substantial weight loss, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, low-grade fever and fatigue.”
Other outbreaks have occurred in Illinois and Texas. Salad mixes may also be to blame; not just fruits. In spring, in Central American countries, the rains often overload the drains. Sewage may escape and flood the local countryside, including food crop fields. Then too, farm workers may be forced to defecate in the open fields, because no proper facilities are provided for pickers…
I don’t think I need to paint the whole picture for you here. I’ll just join you in a quick YUCK!
The CDC goes on “Cyclospora infection can be successfully treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy.” Well, that may have been true once. But in this day and age it is stupid to go on believing antibiotics will pull us out of any crisis. THE GOLDEN AGE OF ANTIBIOTICS IS OVER! Better by far to know what you are up against and take proper precautions…
Get my book The Parasites Handbook; it will never go out of fashion!
[PLEASE: look at my writings on the very great dangers of ultrasound and get Jeanice Barcelo’s book on the same theme.]
To your good health,
Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby
1. Chaurasia & Bhoi, NEJM, 2020
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