Tapeworm infestation: Much more people affected than previously thought

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Autor:Jan Wellermann Jan Wellermann (Medical journalist)
Last updated:01.09.2021
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A tapeworm under the microscope. What looks like eyes are the suction cups with which tapeworms attach themselves to the intestinal wall. (Photo by Teresa Zgoda)

Dear reader,

For years it was assumed in medicine that, especially in Western countries, only a few people are infested with tapeworms.

Experts in parasitology such as Professor Klaus Brehm from the University of Würzburg now know: This is a serious mistake. [1]

 

«"A tapeworm in humans is not uncommon."»
- Prof. Brehm in the science journal "Nature"

 

The number of infected people worldwide is estimated by experts at hundreds of millions. [2] Through immigration, long-distance travel, increased factory farming and a change in In terms of food culture, more and more people in German-speaking countries are also affected. [3]

 

In this article you will get:

✅ A free online test , with which you can comfortably check from home whether you yourself could be affected

✅ Well-founded scientific information about tapeworms, which you will not find anywhere else in this free form on the Internet

✅ New natural and effective treatment options for tapeworm infestation

 

 

Which tapeworms affect people and how they get infected

 

There are ten different types of tapeworm that can live in humans. [4] The following are particularly important:

 

Fish tapeworm

✅ Most common tapeworm in western countries (estimate: 100,000 become infected year after year)
✅ Often transmitted through sushi and smoked salmon
✅ Largest parasite that can also affect humans (up to 20 meters in length)
[5]

The wide distribution of the fish tapeworm is no coincidence. Watch the video below to see how fish is prepared in sushi kitchens. Visible tapeworms are removed by the cook and the rest is processed. Otherwise a sushi restaurant could not work economically. Because, according to insiders, many fish are infected with parasites. The problem is that the tapeworm larvae are still in the fish and are eaten. And that’s perfectly legal. Check out the video now:

 

In 2018, Stiftung Warentest tested smoked salmon and found various parasites in it. Among other things, the fish tapeworm. In this case, too, there is no law that makes the sale of such a fish a criminal offense. To date, the worrying problem has not changed at all. Even the Focus reported on the scandal:

 

If the salmon lies in the display for too long, the worms can even hatch and become visible. Hard to believe? Watch this video:

 

By the way, fish tapeworms are among the oldest inhabitants of this planet. They have lived for at least 270 million years on earth. Your survival and spread strategy is working fine. This is shown by the fact that they have hardly changed or had to develop further during this time. Even the renowned science magazine Scinexx reported:

 

Pork tapeworm

✅ Quite widespread in Europe (estimate: 50,000 new infections per year)
✅ Pigs serve as intermediate hosts
✅ Transmission through finned pork (especially ground meat)
✅ Will be 2 – 7 meters long
[6]

Unfortunately, the hygienic conditions in agriculture are not improving. Parasitic diseases are the agenda. For economic reasons, the meat must be used anyway. That is why a former pig farmer from Oldenburg has already given a fire speech in public:

The video went viral on social media networks. But nothing has changed in the conditions until today.

When the pigs are routinely dissected, it is not uncommon to find whole intestines full of tapeworms:

 

The scenes from the following video are the episode. Everyday life in German large kitchens and butchers. Visible parasites are removed and the meat is then processed. Check out this video if you have good nerve:

 

Dog tapeworm

✅ Occurs relatively frequently in Europe (experts estimate: up to 30,000 new infections per year)
✅ Smallest tapeworm in humans (only 3 – 6 mm long)
✅ Transmission: Contact with the excrement of dogs and cats. Consumption of finned sheep, goat, beef, horse, rabbit or pork.
[7]

If you are a dog or cat owner, check out the video below. In just 2 minutes it is explained why almost all pets are infested with parasites:

 

Less important for humans are:

 

Beef tapeworm

✅ Relatively rare in Europe (estimate: maximum 5,000 cases per year)
✅ 1.5% of all cattle in Germany are infected
✅ Cattle are intermediate hosts, the ultimate host is (exclusively) humans
✅ Can be up to 12 meters long
✅ Infection occurs through finned beef (often “bloody” steaks or minced meat / tartare)
[8]

 

Fox tapeworm

✅ Occurs relatively rarely (experts estimate: 3000 people become infected each year)
✅ Is transmitted from foxes to fruits and vegetables
✅ Infection from raw herbs, mushrooms, berries, salads, field vegetables and windfalls
[9]

 

 

The tapeworm in humans

The infection

After the tapeworm eggs (Finns) have been ingested orally, they enter the intestine. [10] There the eggs are stored in the so-called biofilm. [11] In this you live protected until the worms hatch. [12]

In the case of larger tapeworms (beef tapeworm, fish tapeworm …), only one worm prevails, which grows quickly due to high consumption of the food consumed by humans. [13]

 

This is how the tapeworm lives in humans

Tapeworms mostly live in the small intestine of humans, directly under the stomach gate. There they fill the intestinal lumen completely.

With their fangs and suction cups they attach to the intestinal wall.

 

Any food that gets from the stomach into the intestines passes through the tapeworm. The parasite removes a variety of nutrients from the food pulp. What remains is a micronutrient-poor mass. [14]

The human intestine is a paradise for the worm. He receives permanent food to maintain his metabolism, to produce eggs and to grow.

 

This is how the tapeworm affects itself

The parasite prefers high-fat and high-sugar foods. He can use this for optimal growth. He manipulates the body to prefer such food. Food cravings can be the result. [15]

In addition, the nutrient deficiency inevitably induced by tapeworms leads to increased hunger. [16]

 

Tapeworms cause this damage in the body

By reducing essential vital substances such as vitamin B12, iron or magnesium it can Mangelsymptomen and a lack of oxygen in the body. According to a study from 1985, a single tapeworm can remove up to 87% of all nutrients from the pulp. [17]

Since the metabolic products of the tapeworm are toxic and aggressive on the intestinal wall, the so-called Leaky Gut-Syndrom to be triggered. [18] This describes a permeable intestine, which is associated with health problems. [19]

 

 

Symptoms of tapeworm infestation

Most tapeworms only cause unspecific symptoms. [20] That means the complaints can also be related to various other diseases accompanied. Accordingly, the symptoms are often not assigned to the tapeworm infestation. However, if you have some of the following complaints, you should use our online tapeworm test to clarify perform. Then an infestation is very likely.

Chronic fatigue, despite getting enough sleep
➡️ The withdrawal of vitamin B12, iron and magnesium results in a lack of oxygen in the body. This leads to a lack of ATP formation (ATP are the energy units in the body). The organism therefore has less energy available and people become tired.

Problems gaining or losing weight
➡️ Many people who have not dealt sufficiently with the subject think that tapeworm infestation inevitably leads to underweight. This is by no means the case. The opposite can be triggered by the loss of micronutrients. People become more hungry and therefore tend to gain weight. Tapeworms, which consume more macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates), actually often lead to underweight, or it is difficult for the person concerned to gain weight.

Food cravings
➡️ The induced lack of nutrients increases hunger. In addition, tapeworms can manipulate humans into cravings for sugary and fatty foods.

Depressed mood
➡️ Tapeworms can cause mood swings, depression, and other psychological changes. This happens on the one hand through the toxic secretions of the worm and on the other hand because tapeworms can remove important enzymes that are necessary for serotonin production from the intestine.

Feeling of inner cold, cold hands and feet
➡️ Many people harboring a tapeworm experience a feeling of coldness or freeze easily. The cause is iron deficiency.

Regular abdominal pain
➡️ If the tapeworm is already very large, it can cause stomach pain from time to time. Often after eating, when digesting food, or in the evening, when moving.

Digestive Problems
➡️ Since the parasites reduce digestive enzymes in the intestine, digestion can be permanently disturbed. Difficult defecation and possibly constipation and/or thin stool can result.

Flat stomach (possibly also evening flatulence)
➡️ The tapeworm produces toxic gases as part of its metabolism. These can bloat the stomach and possibly lead to gas.

Concentration problems
➡️ The worm’s poisonous metabolic products pass from the intestine into the portal vein system and from there to the brain, among other things. There “brain fog”, memory problems and a lack of concentration can be caused.

muscle cramps
➡️ A parasite-induced deficiency in magnesium (and possibly potassium) can cause muscles to cramp. This often happens in the evening when the tapeworm is most active.

Insomnia
➡️ Since tapeworms are mainly active in the evening and at night, they disturb the rest of the body. Many of those affected find it difficult to fall asleep, are restless and/or nervous, sleep through poorly and/or wake up unrestrained in the morning (“as if exhausted”).

Bad skin
➡️ There are two different reasons for the deterioration of the skin quality in the event of tapeworm infestation: Through the intoxication, the body tries to excrete toxins through the skin, which can lead to purulent pimples. Phagocytizing enzymes in the intestine can also cause hormonal changes. Changes in the hormonal balance often change the appearance of the skin for a while.

Pallor
➡️ The loss of micronutrients, especially iron, is responsible for pale skin.

Regular nausea
➡️ Nausea and possibly vomiting may occur if the tapeworm releases a particularly large amount of toxins. In addition, the worm weakens the local immune system of the intestine. Gastrointestinal infections can develop, which can also trigger nausea.

Feel the worm
➡️ Many people affected (mostly women) tell us that they can literally feel the worm. Either in the stomach or in the back area. Now and then it is reported that the worm feels like it snakes around the spine. Some women describe it as feeling like a child’s stomach moves.
➡️ We will now show you an experience report. Petra tells how she felt a huge worm inside and was finally able to remove it from the intestine using natural means:

 

 

Diagnose

Diagnosis at the doctor

Diagnosing tapeworms is very difficult for the doctor. First of all, there must be a suspicion. Non-specialized medical professionals are only seldom trained to assign the unspecific symptom complex to a tapeworm infestation.

Tapeworms in the brain or heart can easily be visualized using MRI. But it is precisely in the small intestine, where most tapeworms are located, that diagnosis is difficult. The small intestine can neither be examined with an intestinal nor with a gastroscopy.

The diagnosis via a stool examination is also extremely inaccurate. Why this is so (and why tapeworms are rarely correctly diagnosed), our association member, the biologist Kira Tau, explains in this video:

 

The online tapeworm test

You can now perform our free online test in the comfort of your own home. Simply answer the following questions. Here we go:

 

1 I am underweight and / or have problems gaining weight. I can eat what I want and still stay slim

testJ
Yes
testN
No

2 I suffer from uncontrollable food cravings

testJ
Yes
testN
No

3 I have eaten smoked salmon every now and then in the past

testJ
Yes
testN
No

4 I suffer from mood swings

testJ
Yes
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No

5 I suffer from a bloated stomach

testJ
Yes
testN
No

6 I often feel cold, even when others aren't freezing at all

testJ
Yes
testN
No

7 I have trouble staying asleep

testJ
Yes
testN
No

8 I liked to eat tartare, ground meat, raw / semi-raw minced meat or "bloody" steaks

testJ
Yes
testN
No

9 I have diarrhea more often

testJ
Yes
testN
No

10 I am overweight and / or have problems losing weight. No matter what I try, I don't really get slim

testJ
Yes
testN
No

11 I have a dog or a cat

testJ
Yes
testN
No

12 I suffer from stomach ache every now and then

testJ
Yes
testN
No

13 I feel stressed almost all the time. Even if objectively that would not be necessary at all.

testJ
Yes
testN
No

14 I often wake up unrested in the morning

testJ
Yes
testN
No

15 I drink tap water or have had it for a while

testJ
Yes
testN
No

16 I often feel drained and tired

testJ
Yes
testN
No

17 I am constipated

testJ
Yes
testN
No

18 I like to eat traditional sushi or have eaten it every now and then

testJ
Yes
testN
No

19 I am depressed or have even been diagnosed with depression

testJ
Yes
testN
No

20 I suffer from blemished skin (at times)

testJ
Yes
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No

21 I have actively engaged in unprotected anal sex practices before

testJ
Yes
testN
No

22 I am having trouble falling asleep

testJ
Yes
testN
No

23 I suffer from gas, especially in the evening

testJ
Yes
testN
No

24 I often have trouble concentrating

testJ
Yes
testN
No

25 I suffer from muscle cramps (e.g. in the foot or in the calf) - especially in the evening

testJ
Yes
testN
No

26 I would rate myself as pale or others would think I am pale

testJ
Yes
testN
No

27 I feel sick now and then - for no apparent cause

testJ
Yes
testN
No

28 I feel a worm in my stomach or back. It may feel like child movements.

testJ
Yes
testN
No

29 Sometimes I cannot think clearly

testJ
Yes
testN
No

30 I have problems with memory - I can remember things more badly than before

testJ
Yes
testN
No

Your details will now be evaluated. This can take 10 to 15 minutes.

We will inform you by email as soon as your test result is available.

Enter your email address here:

 

Treat tapeworm infestation

Treatment with medication

So far there is no therapy that works reliably against both tapeworms in humans and their larvae. Drugs against tapeworms can only remove adult animals from the body, not but their descendants. [21] These live in biofilm of the intestine and cannot from any drug on the market be killed.

In addition:

❌ Every intake can weaken the specific body defense against parasites, so that these can then spread easier and faster in the body. Also other parasites will The door and gate open. [22]

Serious side effects such as seizures, hepatitis and fatal skin conditions can occur. [23]

❌ The use of tapeworm medication was not a single case known to us consistently successful.

You can find out more about this in our article on “Medicines against parasites”. Click on this field:

 

Natural therapy

Due to the lack of effectiveness and many side effects, we recommend the natural treatment of tapeworm infestation based on many years of practical experience.

The means of choice is a so-called “holistic and systemic parasite cure”. This is capable of tapeworms as well as the biofilm, including tapeworm eggs and larvae in the intestine.

You can find out exactly how such a parasite cure works and what to look out for in our parasite cure guide.

Now click on the following tile:

 

Attention!

We are repeatedly asked whether tapeworms cannot simply be starved out. This is not possible. The tapeworm is able to reduce its metabolism to “zero”. If you try to kill a tapeworm with fasting, then the person always dies faster than the worm. [24]

 

 

Success reports of a tapeworm treatment with a parasite cure

We keep getting feedback that a holistic and systemic parasite cure has been used with great success in a tapeworm infestation.

Check out this video in which a young woman got rid of her tapeworm with the help of a parasite cure:

 

Peggy (43) also eliminated a huge tapeworm 1.3 meters in length with the help of a holistic parasite cure:

You can write your report hier lesen.

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24. Vortrag Alex Green, Neudietendorf, März 2019

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