By Nancy Smorch, Foodie Bitch
I can’t even remember how I came upon this Podcast today, but I’m so grateful I did. You have to check out Sean Croxton’s podcasts on iTunes. He’s got an incredible line up of interview and topics ranging from an interview with Dr. Amy Myers: Toxic Mold Exposure, to Marie Forleo: Make Money Change the World, to Adrenal Webinar Q&A with Reed Davis.
The one I gravitated toward and just had to listen to today was Podcast #57 with Paul Chek: Healing Fungal and Parasite Infections. It was awesome! I took copious notes and am really intrigued to dive into this subject further.
Sometimes Podcasts or webinars give a lot of general information, but make you buy a particular program or DVD set or workshop to get “the good stuff.” But with Paul Chek, yes, he does have a DVD set they promote on the Podcast, but they give plenty of great, free information, to get you well on your way to learning about and implementing strategies to deal with fungal and parasitic situations in yourself or those you know.
First, parasites can be worms, fungus, bacteria, or viruses. There are good parasites and there are bad parasites. We need certain parasites in order to function effectively – these are symbiotic parasites. With a parasite infection, someone has a population of parasites that have reached the point where they are now regulating the environment they are in. So if they are in your intestinal tract, they are regulating the pH or the rate of peristalsis using chemical messengers and so on. When your body cannot kill down the number of parasites to the level to which is favorable for the body to have them, you now have an infection. The problem with parasites and fungi is that they have weapons that can seriously interfere with the operation of the autonomic nervous system and the immune system. So it’s like you are taken over by a host whose objective is to eat you (Paul’s words).
I could get quite lengthy here about what I learned, but I suppose I will just list the top 3 concepts I took away from this Podcast, and if these intrigue you as well, you can check out the rest of the Podcast.
- Stress is one of the biggest issues in having fungal and parasitic infections. So, once again, how you perceive stress and process it in your life will have an impact on whether or not you are susceptible to parasites.
- Healing yourself from parasites takes quite a bit of commitment and motivation. To find the motivation, ask yourself or someone else, “What is it that you can’t do right now because of the way they re feeling?” Or, “What is it that they love enough to make changes for?” It’s most likely not just a general statement that you don’t have enough energy, but that your lack of energy is preventing you from being fully present with and playing with your kids, or having enough energy at the end of the day to ride your horses or take your dog for a walk in nature. Once you find out what this is for you or someone you are working with, then you have found what creates enough pain to make you or them want to stick with what is needed to clear up the infection.
- Key anti-parasitic tools: bentonite clay, diatomaceous earth, Oreganol p73, cayenne pepper mixed with honey, frozen cod liver oil capsules, turmeric, garlic, and ginger.
Testing for parasites isn’t always effective, so he recommends that if you have symptoms (lack of energy, brain fog, elevated cortisol, adrenal stress, can’t get going in the morning, skin problems, athletes foot, nail fungus, yeast infection…), then start an anti-parasitic protocol and lifestyle like he lays out in his book and the DVD’s.
I know I sound really geeky here, but this stuff fascinates me! We’re all creatures living on this planet, and when we create harmony and balance in our own lives, it effects so much more beyond ourselves because we are all connected in so many ways. Let things get out of balance, and the signs and signals are everywhere.
Are we willing to acknowledge them and make changes, or are we going to give in? I know which one I choose. How about you?