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Health Effects of Harmful Organisms from Global Healing Blog

Harmful organisms are abundant in the environment, and your colon provides the ideal environment to host these dangerous organisms. There are so many varieties of bacteria and worms and viruses that it’s impossible to avoid all of them. Still, you can take measures to reduce your risks. From basic hygiene to lifestyle changes, simple practices can help protect yourself and your family.

Intestinal Invaders

Even in our industrialized culture, we’re not rid of intestinal invaders that infect and infest the intestinal tract. These infestations are harmful and cause a great deal of damage. Once they dig in, they attach themselves to the lining and siphon off valuable nutrients while excreting waste and harmful toxins. Many of these invaders are silently present. If you think that you can’t become infected because you live in a clean, civilized, industrial country, or because you don’t feel anything, consider this: it’s estimated many people are infected with these organisms and don’t even know it. Do you experience any of the following symptoms?

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Chronically weakened immune Ssystem
  • Colon cancer
  • Constipation
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Joint inflammation
  • Muscle tightness and discomfort
  • Nervousness
  • Sleeping issues
  • Teeth grinding
  • Weight loss

Intestinal invaders can mimic many illnesses and are a threat to the intestinal tract when they move in. They sustain themselves by leeching nutrients from your body, and they excrete harmful toxic waste materials. The list of harmful invaders we’ll reviewed in the full article  are Giardia, Toxoplasma, Cyclospora, Tapeworms, Roundworms/Pinworms, Hookworms, Trichinella, Intestinal fluke, Liver fluke, Candida, E-Coli, Clostridium, and Salmonella.

What Bacteria & Viruses Are Toxic to My Colon?

Billions of bacteria inhabit a baby’s colon shortly after it is born. They help to digest nutrients and convert starches into useful fatty acids and other energy. These are called good bacteria. They also keep harmful bacteria in check. Some harmful bacteria like Escherichia coli (E.coli) and Clostridia putrefy meat inside the large intestine. People at risk are those who consume large quantities of meat along with considerably less fiber than they should get to process this meat out of their bodies. This increases the risk of colon cancer.

What Happens When E. coli Infests the Colon?

Most strains of the E. coli bacteria are rather harmless. There are E. coli strains, however, which are extremely harmful. Some of the things they can cause are kidney failure and Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome in children. This bacterial infestation can result from ingesting undercooked ground beef and drinking contaminated water. The waste that this organism excretes is toxic to humans. It inflames the intestinal tract, which damages the bowel lining. Symptoms of the E. coli infestation include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting.

How Does Clostridium Infect My Colon?

Clostridium difficile is increasing in occurrences as a result of the increase in the use of antimicrobial medications and residence in hospitals. This organism, referred to as C. difficile, causes of millions of cases of diarrhea and colon inflammation annually. The antibiotics that people take affect the flora that the body requires along with the bad stuff it’s supposed to get rid of.

A decrease in beneficial flora means less guarding against C. difficile. C. difficile can be contracted from fecal matter or contaminated surfaces since it can live independently of a host for up to 70 days. In hospitals, it is found on bedding and toilets. With severe infection from C. difficile, you will often see ailments such as septicemia, renal failure, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and anemia. Foul-smelling or bloody stools and abdominal cramps are possible as well.

What Happens When Salmonella Infects My Colon?

Humans are infected by salmonella bacteria when then ingest food and water contaminated with feces. This means that you can get it from public eateries, not just at home from using less-than-healthy preparation practices of meat and eggs.

Foods That May Contain Salmonella

  • Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Fish, shrimp, & frog legs
  • Non-pasteurized milk & dairy
  • Anything containing raw egg
  • Peanut butter
  • Raw or undercooked meats and poultry
  • Sauces and salad dressing
  • Uncooked cookie dough
  • Hollandaise sauce with raw egg

This type of bacteria can cause typhoid fever and intestinal infections. Symptoms from infestation manifest from 6 to 48 hours after ingestion. According to the Center for Disease Control, it is one of the leading causes of gastroenteritis in the nation. Indications that you have this can include a headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting.

Diarrhea from salmonella poisoning can be severe enough to cause extreme dehydration requiring hospitalization along with inflammation of the intestinal wall. Even more serious issues are possible but that is usually seen only in small children, elderly and people with weakened immune systems. The bacteria can penetrate the intestinal wall and enter the bloodstream. It can travel along to other organs and cause damage.

Intestinal Toxins from Viruses

Intestinal diseases may also result from viral infections. Viral gastroenteritis is characterized by watery diarrhea and is very common around the world. It is easily transmitted by sharing contaminated bottles, food, drinks, and eating utensils or by eating contaminated food. Unsanitary behavior is a major cause of food contamination.

Wash your hands before and after handling food! Also, food contaminated with untreated sewage, and contaminated public drinking water can expose humans to viruses that cause this very unpleasant and potentially life-threatening intestinal disorder.

How Do I Avoid These Harmful Organisms?

The harmful organisms listed above are living organisms. They survive by draining vital nutrients from your body, and they give back toxic waste that puts your health at risk. These invaders can live in your body for as long as you are alive.

A strong, healthy immune system is your first line of defense to repel many of the would-be invaders. There are measures that you can take to reduce your exposure to these harmful invaders.

  • Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Remove waxy coatings, these are cosmetic preservatives. Remove nicked, discolored, mushy or recessed areas. Buy organic foods as much as possible.
  • Cook meats, poultry, and fish at proper temperatures. Check for worms just under the skin before cooking. Wash hands and clean work surfaces thoroughly after handling each item.
  • Avoid wooden cutting boards when preparing or cutting raw meats to decrease the chance that harmful organisms will remain alive in the wood. Wash your cutting boards in the dishwasher. Here is a list of remedies for getting rid of germs and bacteria in your kitchen.
  • Be sure your water comes from a reliably clean source. Drink only purified water from a multi-filtered source. Ideally distilled or purified water is best supplemented with raw apple cider vinegar for extra nutrients.
  • Wash your hands frequently throughout the day. Warm water and natural tea tree soap can remove most microscopic organisms.
  • Keep your surroundings clean and free of dust particles to discourage dust mites. Use a damp sponge or HEPA vacuum cleaner to regularly remove dust from surfaces and flooring.
  • Wear shoes to protect yourself from the organisms that can penetrate human skin. Keep your feet covered even on the beach and playground, as these areas are often rife with a plethora of bacteria and viral fungi.
  • Know where you’re swimming and never swallow the water while you swim — no matter what body of water it is.
  • Taking a high-quality probiotic supplement on a regular basis will help to populate your digestive system with beneficial flora.
  • Perform two to three Harmful Organism Cleanses a year to assist in removing harmful invaders. It will take at least six weeks (the life cycle of most harmful organisms discussed) to complete a thorough cleanse.
  • Determine to eat a balanced diet to regulate your colon pH.
  • Regular colon cleansing with a high-quality oxygen colon cleanser. Performing three consecutive liver cleanses can also help detoxify your body.

This article was shared with permission from Global Healing Click here to read the original article.