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New research shows that parasites not only control the behavior of their hosts, they can change entire ecosystems to suit their needs.

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"Hookworms sink their teeth into the intestinal walls of more than a billion people every day to drink their fill of blood."


Hulda Clark's book The Cure for All Cancers sold millions of copies. She, like many others before her, was convinced that parasites are a critical factor in the development as well as treatment of cancer.

When living in India, I read something in Tibetan medicine about miniature copper colored forms of life that normal eyes cannot see that are pathologically linked to cancer. Writing almost at the same time in Europe instead of the Himalayas, Hildegard of Bingen, described her violet salve and said that the "vermes" will lick the salve and die. The word "vermes" has been translated "viruses," but a viral link to cancer remains a subject of debate, and one professional translator I know feels that "vermes" could also be translated "lice," not perhaps what we think of when we say parasite, but nevertheless something small and aggravating. The Tibetans and Hildegard possessed a remarkable clairvoyance and were able to witness internal operations of the body that scientists have yet to discover.

Some years ago, I was loaned a darkfield microscope by someone who drew the blood and allowed me to watch what was happening to the blood for weeks on end. I became so fascinated by parasitology that I read over 3000 pages in medical textbooks. The gist of what I learned is that parasite infections are rampant, affecting about 3.5 billion people on the planet.

There are countless different types of parasites and the dangers and symptoms are different from one parasite to another. Some of these live for 30 years, and as I explained to one person, "a parasite is something that has first dibs on your dinner." The pictures in the parasitology books are as shocking as watching the Godfather, but one cannot close one's eyes in the hopes that the truth will somehow disappear.

What the textbooks do not discuss is any direct linkage between cancer and parasite infection. This idea is unique to certain schools of thought. What I might propose is avoiding overgeneralizations and attempting instead to look at what a parasite infection might do. To make the context of this suggestion clear, I might say that while mercury poisoning may undermine health and make it harder to defend against certain pathogenic organisms, it may or may not "cause" cancer. Likewise, parasites live in very curious relationships to their hosts that may or may not exacerbate the risk of cancer.

Hulda Clark put most of her emphasis on one particular type of parasite, a fluke. It is nasty, but merely one of 3000 possibilities. Some parasites can enter the body through extremely casual contact, as minor as handling a pencil touched by an infected person. Some parasites are ingested and depend on the right set of circumstances to survive.

Parasites adapt almost miraculously to their hosts and are therefore apt to thrive on the nutrition that is best for the host. I have spent considerable time with herbalists, veterinarians, and doctors discussing the various behaviors of parasites. I think it's worth discussing what would make for a realistic protocol.

First, one needs to eliminate the parasites. Pharmaceutical medicine uses such dangerous drugs for this that textbooks often have statements to the effect that unless the parasite infection is life-threatening, the cure may be worse than the disease. This is not true of herbal treatments, but some of the treatments are more radical than others.

My personal preference is to take something anti-parasitic at the time of the full moon. Most of the parasites that respond to the treatment will die in the first few hours. Some may decay within the body and some may be flushed out. If they die in the body, they will be decomposed by bacterial action. This means that there will be symptoms of infection while the decay is occurring. Eventually, the white blood cells eat the bacteria and dissolve the fibrin that the bacteria were unable to digest. I have observed this in the microscope when working in Germany and observing the mechanism of action of various parasite protocols.

Not all parasites may die during the first assault. Moreover, because parasites lay eggs, tens of thousands of them, there is almost always a need to repeat the cycle of treatment. Moreover, some parasites may have perforated organs so there is a need to regenerate damaged tissues and heal from the infection, which could have been present for decades.

Parasites also tear up membrane linings in the intestines, they suck blood, they deposit excrement in the body that puts off an ammonia gas, and so on and so forth. I believe it is important to use rejuvenative tonic herbs once completing the parasite protocol. I usually suggest that people think of devoting a year and a half to liver regeneration; but many people also need heart, lung, kidney, colon, or brain herbs.

Photograph taken in Germany of parasite consuming erythrocytes.

It is extremely difficult to find proper supervision for this kind of program. Medical doctors tend on the whole to ignore the possibility that parasites are the cause of the complaints for which people consult them. Laboratories seldom run proper tests on the specimens submitted to them for examination. Patients end up taking matters into their own hands and are therefore also put in situations in which they have to interpret for themselves what their own needs are. I know, I lived in Asia for many years and was medically evacuated once and seriously ill on other occasions as well.

My own sense is, if in doubt, start one of the regimes to see if it seems to shift anything in a positive direction. If it does, work on the premise that what you are doing is helpful . . . and keep going. If you can find someone to supervise this work, great, but I think you are going to be frustrated if you look in the normal places. Try a doctor from a Third World country to see if he or she is more sympathetic to your questions and need for answers.

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