Photo: Candace V. Cooley "Strongylus mucosa," a heretofore unidentified worm in nose mucus.
There are two main ways to get a worm infection via the mouth that you need to know about in order to prevent:
A. Fecal-oral transmission (eggs and cysts) via food and water
Worms that would inhabit your intestines lay from many hundreds up to thousands of eggs per day. These creatures gain entry to our bodies, for instance, when we put unwashed hands into the mouth, eat contaminated food (salad, fruit, vegetables) or drink contaminated tap water. However, if we manage to prevent the eggs and larvae from getting into our systems, we will limit the health problems and damage that parasites can cause.
B. Larvae and cercariae in fish and meat
Another path of infection is by consuming fish or meat that is either raw or insufficiently cooked. There are parasites that form cercariae in the flesh of animals so that they can eventually be consumed by the next best carnivore. As soon as they reach the insides of the host, they begin to grow and produce eggs that exit via the feces (return to point A).
We can interrupt the life cycle of parasites if we only eat meat and fish well done. As for the eggs that stick to fruit and vegetables, peeling and/or cooking vegetables will remove or kill parasite eggs.
In the list below I have included a suggestion for cleaning salad, fruit and vegetables you intend to eat raw, which is attributed to Dr. Hulda Clark. Although she propagated the method of soaking produce in an iodine solution to kill eggs and cercariae, you cannot be sure that all types and stages of parasites have been eliminated. Peeling (plus soaking) and cooking food are universally recognized methods to prevent infection not only from worms but also from other infective agents, such as protozoa, bacteria and viruses.
*SAFE WATER is boiled water. Bottled water is usually safe to drink without boiling. The upside of your precautionary measures: You will not only be protected from all types of food-borne, soil-transmitted parasites but also from bacteria and viruses that might enter your body via the mouth.
Click here for more information about water purification.
If you would like to know more about everyday parasites, click here.
Supplements such as algae, psyllium and linseed are natural products and can be riddled with worm eggs. Seeds, spices, herbs, teas, etc. - anything that is grown in soil and/or watered - can be a source of worm eggs and should be heat- or MMS-treated before ingesting.
Last but not least: There are filarial infections occurring more frequently in animals and in man involving mosquitos as vectors, possibly due to international travel, flooding and climate change. Heartworm and "skinworm" (Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens) in dogs are also diseases possible in man (zoonoses). These are just two more reasons to protect yourself, also in Germany, from mosquito bites.
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