Taking Charge of Your Health

Eric Bakker, the naturopath, from New Zealand,
where it’s wintertime and we are cold. And you’re all hot there in the Northern hemisphere. Let’s talk about parasites, one of my favorite
topics. Not the best thing to talk about at parties,
though, I discovered. Especially as the evening goes on. It’s not really good. But anyway, I’m not at a party. We’re talking to you now. And let’s talk about parasites. Dientamoeba fragilis Blastocystis hominis,
what are their differences? Well, let’s look at Blastocystis, for example. It’s very common. In fact, now with air travel being so cheap,
it’s probably one of the most common parasites really, in the Western world today. Up to 23% of people in the USA have got Blasto. So, why the hominis part? Well, in several years ago, probably about
25, 30 years ago, it was discovered really, that this particular protozoan, a single-celled
eukaryote cell, a parasitic cell, which likes to feed off organic matter, this particular
one was found a lot in humans, so they called it hominis, because they thought it was a
human parasite. But the hominis, unfortunately, Blastocystis
hominis, they’ve also discovered a similar type of a Blasto in the intestines since then,
of snakes, amphibians, rats, gorillas … all sorts of creatures also can have Blasto. And in fact, there’s 12 or 14 RNA variances. So, there are many different types of strains
of Blastocystis. And this is what makes it challenging really,
to try and kill it. But I can tell you guys now, from the research
I’ve conducted and working with patients for so long with Blasto, Blasto does become a
big problem in some people. But in other people, they can’t really work
out why it’s not causing a problem, because it doesn’t seem to cause a disease. If you want to get technical, there was a
guy called Koch, K-O-C-H, who first postulated the theory years ago that bugs could become
a real problem if they infected somebody, like a parasite for example, or bacteria,
if it got into somebody and actually caused a disease. That’s called Koch’s Postulate. But with Blasto, that theory doesn’t really
work out, because some people who get Blasto don’t get sick at all. Other people who get Blasto mildly get very,
very sick. What they also discovered, it affects people
most who are immunocompromised. In fact, I think I read in a report when I
looked at 11 of the world’s best infectious specialists conducted many different trials
and studies and wrote extensively, wrote extensive research papers on Blasto, all regarding immunocompromised
people. So, if you’ve got a bad immune system, it’s
not a good idea, for example, to travel widely, and especially to handle pets and animals. You need to be much more careful with hand
washing, which is the main transmission of Blastocystis. It’s the oral fecal route. So, you need to really be careful with hand
washing. If you’re not immunocompromised and have got
a good immune system, Blasto will not affect you anywhere near as bad than if you’ve got
it. There is a high chance you may have Blasto,
for example, if you’ve got irritable bowel syndrome and you can’t shake it. This is one of the main reasons I like people
to have stool testing, is to look for the diamond among the coal, if you know what I’m
talking about. The coal and the diamond, okay? You’ve got to look through a lot of coal before
you find the diamond, right? And sometimes you got to go through a lot
of doctors and do a lot of tests before you find what’s wrong with in there. And sometimes a stool test, you’ll actually
find the diamond, okay, the Blasto. Only in your case it’s not a diamond, it’s
more something you don’t really want to own. But you know what I’m saying? I mean, you’ll actually locate what you’ve
got and what and where it is. Dientamoeba fragilis, note the word fragilis
on the end, fragile. Doesn’t often last long outside of the body. Dies very quickly. It’s the crybaby, it’s the crybaby, okay? I find Dientamoeba much easier to get rid
of than Blasto. It’s also linked with irritable bowel syndrome. It’s not nowhere near as common or as prevalent. Tends to be more prevalent in the more affluent
communities, people with more money, for some reason. And also infects younger people more than
all age groups. Particularly people under about seven or eight
tend to be more prone to Dientamoeba than older people. But I have seen it in adults. I find nearly every time when I treat a person
with both, the Dientamoeba will disappear within four to six weeks, but the Blasto stays
behind. The more experienced guy, he’ll stay there. So, what do you do? Well, stool testing is going to really show
you what you’ve got. How do these guys compare? Well, they’re very similar to each other. Blasto tends to be a little bit more endemic
and cosmopolitan, meaning it tends to be around more. It’s harder to shift. Dientamoeba is a very similar organism. It’s much easier to eradicate. That’s in my professional experience, anyway. Don’t fear them both. There’s an easy solution, okay? Learn to live with it, and improve your health
and gut in general, and you’ll often find that as time goes by, you won’t really experience
so much of the discomfort that you had in the earlier years when you have Dientamoeba
or Blasto. But check out my other videos. And be sure to download my free report. In the description box below, there’s a nice
shopping list there, which could really help you if you’ve got parasites. Hey, thanks for tuning in. I always appreciate the viewers. Thank you.

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