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Parasites: what you don’t know can hurt you

By Sari Huhtala

  Coping with a bout of diarrhea for a week is a challenging experience, let alone 10 years, but that’s just what Lauretta Leblanc endured before getting to the root cause of her symptom. After a decade of diarrhea, still no medical doctors or specialists had answers for her. That was when she turned to natural medicine.

  The diarrhea symptom began surfacing in 1995 on an occasional basis, then progressively worsened month to month and year to year, Leblanc says.

  “I had diarrhea most of the time – between meals, if I drank something, if we were traveling I had to stop, and this went on for about 10 years,” Leblanc recalls.

  She hadn’t been overly concerned, she says. Afterall, the medical specialist she had seen on occasion hadn’t found any presence of disease and wasn’t overly concerned because she was not losing weight and there was no pain present. The only symptom, really, was diarrhea. Although, reflecting back, she says she knows she was much more fatigued back then, but rationalized that perhaps it was due to her job at the time and hadn’t really connected the fatigue to illness of any sort.

 “I was starting to get black circles under my eyes, likely from dehydrating,” but again, she hadn’t given it much consideration at the time.

  “I was already a healthy eater, and then I just made some small changes like switching from whole wheat to whole grain products” to see if dietary changes would make a difference.

But her plight worsened over time to the point where she didn’t even want to leave her house.

  “Whatever I ate just went right through me,” Leblanc says. “At the end I was really sick and I became really worried. One day I remember I went to the bathroom 11 times. Halfway through a meal I’d have to run to the bathroom. When I started vomiting I remember looking at my husband and saying “What’s wrong with me?””

  And yet, conventional medicine had no answers for her.

  That’s when she opted to have live blood analysis performed. And that is when she realized that her body had been a host to a parasite for 10 years that had been progressively growing inside of her.

  “I was diagnosed with a parasite,” Leblanc says. “(The practitioner) showed me the live blood sample and I could see a long parasite.”

  The practitioner informed her that in the long run, without treatment of the parasites, damage to her system would have been extensive enough that she would have required a colostomy bag.

  One often thinks of the possibility of getting parasites when out of the country, but Leblanc says she had never left the province. She was told it had likely come from a vegetable or a salad she had eaten.

  Her course of treatment involved drinking ParaZap parasite cleansing tea, B complex vitamins, Vital Greens and enzymes and making dietary changes like eliminating milk from her diet and reducing red meat consumption.

  Within one month her health improved dramatically and her follow-up live blood analysis showed no presence of parasites.

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