Friday, August 10, 2012

Parasites. The root of ALL evil?

Bold statement, eh?  I know, I know...I've been gone for months at a time and now I come back and throw this at you.  I've spent these months researching and experimenting and I am here to tell you that yes, I believe the subject heading is one area to consider.  Perhaps one of the biggest ones, especially, if you are dealing with chronic anything.

So how did I come to this conclusion?  My children were a mixed bag of fluctuating concerns and the confirmation that their yeast and bacteria seemed to be under control, but so many other things were not, had me looking for more.  But then again, I am ALWAYS looking for more.  =)  There were two things, specifically, that really sent me on the hunt for what I was missing.  Grayson's PANDAS flare was getting worse rather than better and Gavin's mood swings, anger and violence appeared to be untouched.  Why parasites though?  I mean, I have treated for them bi-annually with Humaworm and heck, we even all used Alinia for over a month for Gavin's Dientamoeba Fragilis, right?  How could it STILL be parasites?

Let me just put it out there in black and white.  If you have a compromised immune system in any way, shape or form, you DO have a parasite issue.  I promise you!

Parasites are masters at survival, their SOLE purpose in life is to survive, that's it!  They complete their life cycle by changing the neurology of their hosts just enough to ensure survival, but usually they are also smart enough to not kill it, usually.  If they can adapt to their environment, which they can (give them access to a child with a faulty immune system due to heavy metal toxicity and reduced gut flora), they root themselves deeply in your system and continue their life cycle by making you crave the foods that feed them, creating the itchies where it counts for spreading eggs under the nails, they can even force you to be attracted to certain people and yes, this is documented!  In fact, MUCH of what I have found out about parasites is widely known by certain professionals, but don't ask why treatments aren't effective.  I don't even want to go there.  You are free to dig deeper, if you wish.  I'm satisfied with dealing with the details I can control from my own home base....treatment!

A few doctors to research, who have made waves in the medical community by successfully treating illnesses that result from parasitic infections, are:  Dr. Klinghardt, Dr. Simon Yu and Dr. Fry.  These men are pioneers in this field.  Dr. Klinghardt focuses on Lyme Disease, PANDAS and Autism, Dr. Yu has recovered people from major diseases like cancer, CFS and pancreatitis among others and Dr. Fry is a researcher who has even discovered a new malaria-like parasite that is responsible for diseases like MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis and perhaps Autism, among others.  Google any of these doctors and you will get more information than you know what to do with!!  Literally!  It can be overwhelming, because there are really so many directions you can go with treatment, but the one constant I am seeing here is that a periodic cleanse here and there just doesn't cut it for someone who is chronically infected.  Treatment NEEDS to be from 6 months to a year, STRAIGHT!  Seems harsh, but parasites are much smarter than we give them credit for, in fact, they may even be smarter than us.  They have certainly been around longer.

This blurb is from an article written by Dr. Simon Yu:
"In this modern age, do you think parasite problems are limited to third world countries and don’t exist in the United States, Canada or Europe? Think again! Who does the cooking and cleaning of dishes at restaurants? Food from all over the world comes with no strict regulations for pesticides, herbicides and potential parasite eggs embedded in the food.

I have seen patients from Germany, Canada, Australia and most of the United States. People from all over have parasite problems. I’ve written numerous articles on parasites and parasite related unusual medical symptoms. Some of the conditions responding to parasite medications include allergies, eczema, asthma, migraine headache, nightmare, bedwetting, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthralgia, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, seizure, mental illness and even cancer.
The idea of de-worming everybody seems a de-lovely concept and does not seem appealing but it is not a far out concept even in the United States. Americans are suffering from a silent epidemic of parasite related medical conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends massive de-worming of populations especially in schools whenever over 20 percent of the population is suspected of parasite infestation."

Dr. Simon Yu has written a fascinating book called Accidental Cure.

From Dr. Klinghardt...I love this info, because I have always been intrigued by what drives us, what creates our "personality".  I've come to this conclusion myself recently, and Dr. Klinghardt has just confirmed it for me!
  • We are all a composite of many personalities. Our consciousness is a composite of 90% microbes and 10% us. Our thinking, feeling, creativity, and expression are 90% from the microbes within us. Patients often think, crave, and behave as if they are the parasite. Our thinking is shaded by the microbes thinking through us. The food choices, behavioral choices, and who we like is the thinking of the microbes within us expressing themselves.
  • Patients will reject all treatments that affect the issue that requires treating. Patients will not guide themselves to health when the microbes have taken over.
  • Parasites induce changes in our system to make us a comfortable host.
  • Mimosa pudica (Sensitive plant) powder is an Ayurvedic herb that is 30 times stronger than the best medical drug. Start with 1/2 teaspoon twice a day two days a week and work up to 1 teaspoon daily for 3 months.
  • The endothelium is the largest organ in the body and is “bug heaven”.

Since Mimosa Pudica is so hard to find, here is a link for you to purchase it.  I have nothing to do with this company, I am just passing this on, because the search for a reputable product was very hard and I would like to make it easier on you!

An incredible overview of a conference called "A Deep Look Beyond Lyme" includes data from each of these famous doctors!  I HIGHLY recommend taking the time to read this one.  Lyme is not the only focus here.  Dr. Klninghardt even mentions PANDAS.

This is an interview with Dr. Fry about the parasite he discovered, it is phenomenal information about a marlia-like protozoa called Protomyxoa, which is Greek for “slime forming protozoan”.  In this interview he also discusses the diseases it's heavily linked to, biofilm, the herxheimer effect, how it is transmitted (tick bite is one of the vectors, and to think we aren't testing for this infection when we tell people they are clear of Lyme Disease), etc.  Remember, we can only find things we are effectively testing for. Dr. Fry also has a lab where various testing can be ordered.

The oxymoron between biomedicine and parasites
Here is where it gets interesting.  So we think we are doing the right thing by our kids, supplementing their nutritional deficiencies with hoards of vitamins and such.  But did we ever stop to think about WHY those deficiencies are there to begin with?  Ok so yes, heavy metals play a role and limited diets too, but why are ALL kids on the spectrum low in B vitamins, particularly B12 and why are ALL kids on the spectrum deficient in minerals like zinc and magnesium and why oh why is their benefitial gut flora so depeleted....the common denominator I have uncovered is that parasites THRIVE on this stuff.  Yup, every time you put another supplement down your child's throat, consider the possibility that you are FEEDING a parasite, possibly even big fat and very happy worms.  A thought you can't fathom....well you better get ready, because when you pick yourself back up off the floor after witnessing one of these fellas coming from your own child (or yourself), you have some major accepting to do, lol.  Use that fear to drive you forward.  So, if we are feeding these fookers with our children's cravings, the supplements we use and we certainly aren't using anything strong enough to kill them, what are you left with in the end, continued nutritional deficiencies in your kids (because they don't get much of the nutrients) and a fat case of parasites, resulting in symptoms you can't seem to gain control of.  Geez, it's a wonder we can't seem to get past chronic cases of pathogenic overgrowth!!

Oh, and one last note on yet another common thread here is that it has been documented that the Ascaris worm can and DOES cause gluten-intolerance.  Things that make you go hmmmmm.

BIG connection here.  In fact, I wouldn't be surprised, if it was ultimately determined that the helminth is at the root of every chronic case.  So let's explore why doesn't PANDAS go away.  Well, the immune system is definitely definitely THE root of this problem, but because of the immune system, the parasites are a massive problem.  The helminth is a worm, not microscopic, a visible worm that can be visibly seen when you are successful at evacuating them.  A helminth houses (provides shelter) for the smaller guys like bacteria (strep), yeast and viruses.  Biofilm protects all of these guys from your immune system.  You can't kill off a bacteria that has a nice comfy home in your body.  When a worm dies, it releases all of the house guests inside and initiates a flare.  Worms don't die easily unless they have reached their life expectancy and that can be years for many of them, about 2-6 years on average, or you do something to kill them off, hence the die off.  One of the big players is the Ascaris Lumbricoides.  Through my extensive network of connections, I have personally seen what other autistic, ADHD, and PANDAS kids harbor and this is just one of the more common ones!  Symptoms that have been historically documented by professionals as being associated with this particular parasite are: asthma, eczema, bronchitis, rashes, dilated pupils, hyperactivity among others that effect the GI tract, as well.  The Ascaris releases amphetamines, hence the hyperactivity and dilated eyes, and perhaps very much related to the ADHD symptoms we are seeing so frequently.

How can you learn what infections you may be harboring...well, like Lyme, it's VERY hard to successfully test for parasites. Just because you have tested and either found none or perhaps a few, that does not mean it's accurate.  Find yourself a GOOD infectious disease doctor who knows about parasites, or you can go see one of the doctors listed above.  Surprisingly, the most accurate form of testing to date, appears to be energy testing!!  And of course, visual identification under a microscope, but remember, this will ONLY be effective if you are passing the parasites/eggs in your stool.  90% of parasites remain OUTSIDE of the GI tract most of the time, only returning during full and/or new moon phases to procreate.  If you are going to experiment with treatment options, this is the time to do it.  The first 15 days after a full moon is when a portion of the parasites will generally be in the GI tract.

Our personal story
When we finally bit the bullet and went strong on the parasites with multiple methods of treatment at once, we began to unveil the children under these infections.  Hindsight is a beautiful thing, but unfortunately it also means we can't piece together our current story until we navigate past the event.  We have always seen glimmers of what it could be like to have our children without all their "extras", but we have never had that for any length of time, some dark veil has always stolen those moments from us.  When PANDAS hit our house hard this past year, I was thrown for an incredible loop.  We were doing EVERYTHING right, we never strayed, we never cheated on diets, never slipped on our chosen treatments, yet we had these crazy inconsistencies that fit no rhyme or reason.  And Gavin, poor Gavin...he was living in an inconsistent world of pain and confusion.  He wasn't "classic" in any way, he didn't fit autism or PANDAS, but he wasn't right, he was a loose canon!  He did however fit every symptom in the book for Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD). I often felt like, if we weren't doing biomed with him practically from birth, he would have been much worse off.  But we still weren't getting to the root of the problem by treating him like a mirror image of Grayson.  Something was different.  I wasn't satisfied with the recommended, "maybe it's just his personality".  No, I was not willing to accept that a person could be born "normal" and be SO angry.  Something was wrong.

When I pondered our successes from the past, it seems as though treatments that overlapped with parasites have given us that glimmer of hope, just long enough to steal it away again.  Why?  Because parasites are masters at survival!!  And our treatments were never long or strong enough.  The icing on the cake was when I read that Dr. Klinghardt considers the helminth to be at the root of PANDAS.  Low and behold....we found our new angle!

What I am excited to tell you, confirms Dr. Klinghardt's statement about PANDAS and helminth parasites, Grayson's PANDAS symptoms have responded slow and steady to treatment and now that the symptoms are mainly under control (with only 3 months of treatment so far) we have witnessed a direct correlation between his PANDAS symptoms (tics, OCD and rages) and the passing of worms.  He has an instant increase in symptoms as his body is trying to filter out the toxins from killing off worms.  I have photos of these guys too, there is no denying what they are!!  One picture was taken in a glass jar with alcohol in it and you can see the entire intestinal tract of the worm.  It was 8 inches long.  If you think that's bad, consider the fact that we also got one that was 21 inches long from our 36 inch tall child!

We've seen glimmers of a reduction in oxalate issues.  This is HUGE for us, because prior to treatment, Gavin was increasingly dumping oxalates in enormous amounts through his urine.  Tablespoons of crystals at a time.  It had grown to become a weekly event.  He was having regular potty accidents, his urine was cloudy and thick with crystals.  It immediately came to a screeching halt!!  And how has Gavin been doing?  After going through a world of hurt with initial die off....I am AMAZED, truly and incredibly AMAZED by him.  I am falling deeply in love, all over again, with my baby boy.  I didn't even realize how the violence had driven an imaginary wedge between he and I, until it was gone.  The exhaustion of parenting such an explosive child is crippling.  Now, he is even more sweet, humorous and charming than I could have ever imagined!!  We've replaced the violence with hugs, kisses and frequent unprompted "I love you"s, we have replaced screaming confusion with sharp-as-a-tack cognitive function, we have replaced tantrums and meltdowns with rational cooperation....and there has been weight gain.  He was failure to thrive for so long, 27-30 pounds for years, literally.  He had lost the weight he gained with the camel milk when we stopped using it.  He has already gained 3 pounds back since reducing the parasite burden.  Grayson has done the same.  And if you are wondering whether I am lucky enough to share this infection with them, yes I do.  Parasites are incredibly contagious among family members and it's likely that I have had parasites all through my pregnancies, passing them on to my poor innocent children in utero.  There are too many connections I have learned in hindsight to list here.  It would take an entire book (hmmmm, there's that book idea again), but let me just say that I had NO idea these things were related.  So never say never!!

If you are doing everything possible and just feel like you aren't seeing the progress you think you should be seeing, I would encourage you to dig deeper, much deeper.  Parasites may be why.

UPDATE - if you are connecting with this blog entry from years ago, please also see my newer blog where I also address this topic, from a different perspective and with years more experience.


Rosa said...

Thank your for sharing your story. It is very helpful to me.

Casey said...

Thanks for this! We are all in the middle of our first round of Humaworm since MY Metametrix showed pinworms and another unidentified parasite. Yuck. Do you have any tips for stronger removal if the Humaworm doesn't do the trick?

jojo said...

thank you *so much* for posting this. my kids have been suffering from pandas and we are grasping at straws b/c we're trying everything and they're just not getting better. we have just started treating parasites w/biocidin and botanafuge right now...may i ask what heavy hitters you've been using?

Angela Thornton said...

Great post! I was just thinking about you guys the other day and how this process was going! I would like to hear about the die off - if you dare, lol! Feel free to message me if you will. I'd love to know what you've experienced, good and bad, through this process! Great read!

Jessica said...

You could go after some meds from a doctor. Just be sure to get enough to get control over the parasites. Some doctors like to run periodic liver/kidney panels to watch the organs while using the meds.

Heavy-hitters have to be a personal choice, what works or one might not work for another, but like I mentioned to Casey, you could consider some meds. I usually don't go for meds, but in the case of parasites, I've learned that there may NEED to be some on board mixed with products like diatomaceous earth, Quinton water, Neem, etc.

Die off....ahhh the lovely topic of die-off. Yes, there has been die-off, some periods rougher than others. When you kill off worms, you release their toxins AND the yeast, bacteria and viruses into the system. Supporting the liver is important, because die-off is an indication that the toxins are more than the body is able to handle. We've tailored their protocol based on their cues so we wouldn't stress the system too much. We added things in layers, managing each part of the protocol one product at a time.

Allie said...

Brand new reader here. Where do you begin? I've finally wrapped my head around researching parasites and treatment options for my kids. I'm almost ready to be totally grossed out by what I learn and see, and I'm starting with myself. Where do I start?? Thanks! Allie

Jessica said...

the best place to start for any health program is with diet. You should identify foods that are allergenic or sensitivities for you (if you haven't already, of course) and with that I would at minimum, remove gluten, casein and soy which are all very inflammatory in nature. Avoid refined sugars (and for parasite control, ALL sugars) food dyes, which are excitotoxins, preservatives, etc.

Once you have your diet cleaned up, you could reassess your health status and start looking at options to address parasites, like Diatomaceous Earth, Quinton or BiOcean water, meds, herbs, etc. Be sure to add anything new in one at a time so you know what you are benefiting from, or conversely reacting to. Read up on the Herxheimer effect/die-off so you are prepared for it. It's a fine balance between accepting die-off and managing your ability to handle toxins. You don't want to push too hard. Your liver is an important piece of that picture. If the liver is stressed and can't filter our your pathogens, you just re-toxcify yourself, fo rlack of a better word, lol.

Carly said...

Hi Jessica,

Great post. My name is Carly and I'm a journalist working on a piece about parasites for a national women's magazine in Canada. I'd love to speak to you about your experience with parasites--it sounds like you have a lot of knowledge on this topic and it would be great to get your perspective. If you are free to have a 10-15 minute chat about this, it would be great and we could probably also include a link to your blog. You can write me at carlyweeks at

Thanks and hope to speak to you soon!


Anonymous said...

Jessica do you think parasite control would help a child who has chronic virus infections....I'm guessing the parasites could be allowing viruses to reactivate in the body?? Thank you for any thoughts you might have on this.

Jessica said...

Hi Angelique,
What I am learning now, shifts the whole viral paradigm! I have learned that viral and even many bacterial titers are the result of parasitic toxins. We also know that bacteria, yeast and viruses live in and on the worm, giving them a nice comfy home, so I think it would be safe to say that once we remove the top of the food chain (worms) we make this less of an uphill battle for ourselves. If we keep trying to kill something that just chronically reproduces, because it has a shelter (worms and biofilm), we will never get to the root of the problem. We are chasing our tails here. When a worm dies, the microbes residing in that worm are released into the bloodstream. I am seeing the cause and effect of this phenomenon now. As we see the worms expelled, the symptoms pick up tremendously, then taper off until the next passing. Many times, the symptoms are viral and can include viral blistery rashes, headaches and runny noses.

Remember, I am no doctor, I don't even play one on tv =), I am just passing along information I have uncovered in my own queries. I hope it helps.

Julie Matthews said...

Thanks Jessica for this insightful article. "mimosa" sounds good right about now. A little biomed humor. BTW, Are you going to share the parasite photos? I'm too curious!

Jessica said...

Glad to see you are a fan of the blog and are reading (blush). =) Pictures....ahhh the pictures. Not sure, I could scare people off with those things, but if you want to see any privately, I have no shame in show and tell!! E-mail me Julie, you'll get an eye-full! That mimosa might need to be handy.

Andi Durkin said...

Thanks so much for sharing--yuck!! What herbs did you use? Did you use only one thing at a time w/no overlaps? If you could do it again, in which order would you introduce what? Thanks so much!

Jessica said...

My kids aren't tolerating the herbs much lately (salicylate sensitivity which I am learning is due to the parasites, so it should resolve with treatment) so we are using a few generic anti-parasitic RXs (Vermox and Pyrantel) on rotation around the full moon with a bunch of natural stuff like Quinton Water, Diatomaceous Earth, homeopathic Helmin, soil-based organisms, castor oil and we do enemas to flush whatever we kill and to keep the toxins moving out. The protocol we are using has these things used on particular days and times. We also use binders when necessary. We added each step of the protocol in one at a time to make sure we didn't have any reactions. Neem and Rompe Piedras are recommended, but we don't tolerate them, so not using them. Some people use Mimosa Pudica which we will try using where the Neem is normally used. Please remember, I am certainly not qualified to make these recommendations for you so I am not suggesting you use all of this, we are using it under the guidance of a professional, but you can certainly begin to research what might be beneficial in your situation.

Andi Durkin said...

Thanks Jessica,
So what type of doctor are you using? Like a "DAN" doc?
You mentioned the book Accidental Cure. What other books/websites would you recommend I read so I can form a plan?
I really appreciate you taking the time to answer these questions. My son is just not growing and grinds his teeth and shows plenty more signs of parasites. And now my eye is twitching (creepy!!!) so I'd like to try this.

Jessica said...

Stress depletes potassium, so maybe that is all your eye twitch is. =) Do you eat bananas or drink coconut water. Either could help, if it's potassium.

I haven't found any other books on parasites so far, I am sure there are many, I just haven't read them to recommend them. I do a lot of online research and have a lot of contacts via my networking.

Yes, our doctor is a DAN! doctor, he is very open to others' protocols. I know Dr. Simon Yu is still in practice in St. Louis. I know many who are going to him, but he is not an autism doctor nor is he cheap. He is an option though.

Anonymous said...

I am seriously overwhelmed but delighted to understand more. I have no dought most if not all our children is suffering from this underlining parasite. I can't stand what is happening to all our children. All these things added to our foods we eat then to be lucky enough to pass on to our children. Saddens me terribly!

Anonymous said...


My son has come a long way with biomedical approach but after reading your blog, I know we are going to try camel's milk and that we need to get rid of parasites. I don't know how to do that and we drive all the way from Texas to Florida to see our specialist so you know we will do what it takes to help our kid, may end up selling our house. Who do you go to for this parasite stuff and can you email me pictures of the parasites that have "made their exit." How do I go about finding someone other than the Dr. Fry, Dr. Yu, and Dr. Klinghardt?
Thanks for sharing all of this info!

Jessica said...

Hi Lindsey,
I wish I could tell you how to find doctors as successful as Klinghardt and Yu, but I am not hearing much success outside of their realm. I know people who see both Klinghardt and Yu, but don't know anyone who has been in direct contact with Dr. Fry. I'm not sure if he is a practicing doctor or just working on the research side of things.

One other method of parasite treatment that has been successful for some is homeopathy. You could research that angle. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

PattyLA said...

Is Rompe Piedras the same as Stone Breaker? We have been using mimmosa after reading this blog post back in August and clearly touching a nerve but not winning the war so far. I'm wondering about adding that to our protocol.

Jessica said...

PattyLA, Yes, Rompe Piedras is a stone breaker, like Chanca Piedras. This is helpful when oxalates are the result of killing off parasites. We have had significant oxalate issues, but my younger son is very salicylate sensitive too, so we have not been able to use the RP with him, or any stone breaker, since they are herbal. I do know many who use it as part of their protocol though. You could give it a try. =)

Anonymous said...


I'm just starting on a journey to treat PANDAS, but have been dealing with a whole host of other things for years...SPD? Anxiety? Retained infant reflexes. You name it. Or maybe it was all pandas. We've turned up a host of old infections (roseola?) that my child, now 8, supposedly had and got over by 18 months...Creepy.

I'm fascinated with the anti parasite protocol for PANDAS. Do you think you could "not pass go" (the biofilm protocol) and go straight to an all out parasite attack? I'm concerned a biofilm protocol would be impossible to implement on a child who is at school all day.

I'm on the East coast. You mentioned using a Dan doc and a parasite protocol. Do you have any recc's or links to doctors who do this?

Happy New Year. Your blog is very informative. Also, latest post mentions stopping the camel milk but doesn't say why... Does that clash with the anti parasite protocol?

Carrie said...

Thanks for your experience. I am taking Mimosa Pudica as well as a few herbs that are meant to break down biofilm, which encases the critters so they are protected. I just started on it, along with other anti-parasitic herbs. In November I found out that garlic enemas were EXTREMELY effective for me. I could only really handle one because the die off was so intense that I couldn't even bear another. But very effective!!! Thanks again for your insight!

Jessica said...

I would be very careful about just gunning down parasites blindly without balancing out the body (immune system) a bit. You could try using homeopathy to encourage self-healing and energy. I also don't think that attacking a microbe without addressing biofilm will be very successful. It would be like trying to break through a brick wall with a toothbrush. Biofilm is a polysaccharides matrix that protects microbes from our immune system. It is also why antibiotics don't always work 100%. Biofilm is more of an issue in chronic cases like lyme disease and PANDAS. Once you break through the biofilm, you will expose the body to these microbes, turning it "on" to the defense of their existence. Previously, it is as though the immune system doesn't even know they exist. You want to be prepared for strengthening the immune system so they can fight off the intruders successfully. You also want to support the organs that will likely bear the brunt of the immune invasion, like the liver, gallbladder and kidneys.

If I were to do it all over again, I would probably start with a good homeopath that knows how to support the organs while clearing the toxins and addressing specific needs. Since you are on the East Coast, maybe you could see Mary Coyle in New York City. She uses a form of homeopathy called Homotoxicology. It clears autotoxins from the body while strengthening the immune system and organs. She also has a round in treatment that specifically addresses microbes and parasites. She has a method that encourages a layered removal of the things causing issues. It's like peeling back an onion. You don't want to remove deep seated toxins until you address the outer layers first. She uses an EAV machine (acupunture meridian assessment, which is highly accurate and even used by military doctors) which specifically pinpoints everything that needs addressing. She uses this same machine to target the remedies for treatment based on the person's response to them. It's a very individualized approach to healing the whole body. I haven't written an entry about our experiences yet, because I just haven't had the time yet, but it's on my list of things to do. =) You can find Mary Coyle online, The Real Child Center. Oh, and you don't have to go see her physically for treatment, you can send in DNA from hair and saliva from long distance treatment! I wish you the best of luck in your quest to heal your child's PANDAS. We are seeing incredible progress with homeopathy!

Jessica said...

I should also add that by just going after the parasites won't be enough, because the immune system is at the root of "why" the parasites are a problem in the first place. All the good doctors who are successful at treating parasites also focus on the immune system. Without doing so will result in a return of the "gut bugs".

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your response. We have been going to a MD/homeopath since my child was a few months old. I'm not sure if she uses the same approach, but she doses with multiple remedies (not classical homeopathy). I'll investigate.

We also heard about Peta Cohen as well. She does a biofilm protocol, apparently. I don't know if she addresses other issues, though. The EAV sounds like the same tool as Yu?

It's hard to know where to begin with Pandas/MTHFR etc. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this has been added to our "package", but we've been dealing with a whole host of things before this. With this new Pandas/MTHFR/parasite(?) issue, it's hard to know what to tackle in what order.

Thank you very much for your help. All the best --

timna said...

Hi - I've been reading your blog on and off for a while now. I've noticed some changes in the parasite article. Thanks for updating. Was the link to Mimosa Pudica a different one? Is the current link the best source? We've been doing gaps for over a year and a half and just got some high yeast and bacteria labs back. thinking our gutpro died??? my 5 year old is pretty sick... I want to treat for parasites. tia!

Jessica said...

The link for the mimosa pudica is still the same. This is the only supplier I know of, other than trying to get it through compounding pharmacies. I used to have a compounding pharmacy source, but they stopped selling it recently.


Anonymous said...


I wanted to comment on your blog. Thanks for the info. I have been diagnosed with chronic lyme and other infections. I have come to the same conclusion that parasites are the root, but we need to boost our immune system. I use Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field, Infrared Sauna, Colonics, (I heard enemas were good also), swallow raw garlic in AM and juice. I have not been able to find a good doctor that has a parasite protocol in CA. I see one now that has me pulsed on child doses which I don't think is aggresive enough. Why aren't they treating the rest of my family? Just like a hand full of doctors say that the whole family should be treated. Please let me know if you know of any good doctor that treat parasites in CA? I know of a DAN! doctor in the bay area but I called them and they don't treat for parasites at all.

By the way Dr. Fry does treat. He starts treating when a child is about 8. I called and talked to them a few months ago.
M in CA

Jessica said...

Hi M in Ca,
It seems that most doctors have their own beliefs about parasites. I unfortunately don't know of anyone in CA, perhaps another reader could comment?

Anonymous said...

You are 100% certifiably SPOT ON. Please get your hands on a copy of the book Healing The Symptoms Known as Autism. The author, Kerri Rivera, covers this all in so much depth. Diet, parasites, yeast, bacteria, viruses, fungus. This is amazing to read outside that community, kudos to you.

Anonymous said...

I absolutly believe this. I used to be sick all the time from seasonal allergies that then would become full blown sick all the time. Plus acid reflux and weight gain after college. All to find out after doing a parasite cleanse called RIDSET everything went back to normal. Back to high school weight. I now eat anything I want and it doesnt stick to my neck or belly anymore. My allergies.. GONE! Thats right GONE! I cant believe it.. I suffered for sooo many years. Energy level was very low now I feel like a new person! I recommend this to everyone! Its real and you should absolutly try it as the benefits out weigh greatly!

Michelle Mason Rocks said...

This is an outstanding blog post. I wrote a blog on parasites as well, "How to kill parasites", but I gotta say, your research about the links between parasites and food intolerances is something I dropped the ball on, and you hit a home run. GREAT work.