Parasites

Toxoplasmosis Increases Rage, Impulse, and Mental Health Issues

Toxoplasmosis Increases Rage, Impulse, and Mental Health Issues

When will mainstream medicine admit that Toxoplasma gondii chronic infections cause many different mental disorders? For how long do we continue to treat these infections with anti-depressants and anti-psychotic medication? I hope that, one day we will treat and reduce these mental health issues with medications that

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Do You Have an Autoimmune Disease or an Infection?

Do You Have an Autoimmune Disease or an Infection?

I apologize for the very short post, but I want people to see this chart and realize the significance of it. Microbiology is my passion. I believe that most chronic diseases and so-called “autoimmune” disorders are infections. I have already blogged that H. pylori is the cause

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Schizophrenia Might Be Caused By Toxoplasma gondii

Schizophrenia Might Be Caused By Toxoplasma gondii

Schizophrenia might be caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. I wrote about Toxoplasma gondii years ago in Fix Your Gut. “Piperidine is used in both the treatment of parasites and worms in animals and the treatment of schizophrenia, in humans. Researchers propose that schizophrenia may result from

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Organisms Inside You – Part 3: Entamoeba histolytica

Organisms Inside You - Part 3: Entamoeba histolytica

Entamoeba histolytica is an opportunistic protozoan. Infection of the parasite occurs from ingestion of contaminated food and water. The parasite usually remains in the colon and cecum but can cause invasive infections in immunocompromised individuals. Histolytica can spread to the liver, brain, and lungs through the bloodstream

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Organisms Inside You Part 2: Cryptosporidium

Organisms Inside You Part 2: Cryptosporidium

There are some parasites that spread in more ways then ingestion of contaminated food and water. If you swim on a regular basis, you might have contracted Cryptosporidium, even if you swim in chlorinated pools. Cryptosporidium is a genus of apicomplexan protozoans that causes the disease cryptosporidiosis.

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Organisms Inside You – Part 1: Blastocystis hominis

Organisms Inside You - Part 1: Blastocystis hominis

Blastocystis is a genus of single-celled protozoan, which its colonization in most cases is asymptomatic. The intestinal colonization of hominis is somewhat common because of the low host specificity of the protozoan. 1  Colonization rates differ between developed (10%) and less developed (50%) countries, and it seems

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