Flukes, or flatworms, have a complex life cycle with many stages. Although sheep, cattle, pigs and humans can be “natural” hosts to the adult stage, the other stages are meant to develop outdoors and in secondary hosts. When fluke stages other than the adult are able to develop in us, I call it fluke disease.
Or, when an adult that “normally belongs” to another species is able to develop in us, I also call that fluke disease. Or even with adult flukes in their “normal” host, when they move from the organ that they “normally” colonize to other organs in the body I call this fluke disease, too.
Four fluke varieties engaged in this extra territorial pursuit are the intestinal fluke, sheep liver fluke, pancreatic fluke, and human liver fluke.
As you can see from their names, scientists have studied them well, and know exactly which animals are the “normal” hosts, and which organ in that animal is the adult fluke’s “normal” home. Fluke disease is when any of these is “wrong.”
Flukes don’t have eyes to see with or legs to walk with, so how can they find and travel to the organ they want in the middle of your body? Scientists do not know for sure. However it’s concluded from many scientific studies that the liver fluke, Fasciola, for example, has no trouble seeking out and colonizing the liver.
Here are some examples of what can happen when flukes go “wrong:”
• Adult flukes (any of the four mentioned) in the uterine wall causes cramping and bleeding when it is not menTHE strual period time. If an adult crosses the wall to the inside and then manages to get out through the fallopian tubes to the abdominal cavity it takes some endometrium with it— causing endometriosis.
• If adults develop in the kidneys, it can cause lupus or Hodgkin’s disease.
• If adults complete their cycle in the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis result.
• If the intestinal fluke (Fasciolopsis buskii) becomes adult in the liver it causes cancers of many (hundreds) kinds.
• If the pancreatic fluke completes its cycle in the pancreas it leads to diabetes. This is not an example of flukes straying into the wrong organs, but of having its stages reproducing where they never could before.
• If flukes develop in the thymus, immunity is lowered. If it happens to be the intestinal fluke, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is released there. In turn, HIV invades other tissues, like penis and vagina.
• These four flukes can also invade the muscles, causing dystrophies.
Considering the size of these flukes (adults are easily visible), it is not surprising that they can quickly lay waste a human’s organs. Yet a human is big and makes a valiant effort to kill the stages, block access to tissues and otherwise battle them.
But only the human’s intelligence can be counted on to defeat them. The intelligent approach is to discover what enables these mighty monsters to do their reproducing in our bodies instead of the pond with its snail/minnow secondary hosts.
Flukes and Solvents
The explanation I have found for two of these flukes is the presence of solvents in our bodies. The presence of isopropyl alcohol is associated in 100% of cancer cases (over 500 cases) with reproduction of the intestinal fluke stages in a variety of organs causing cancers in these organs.
The presence of benzene is associated in 100% of HIV cases (over 100 cases) with reproduction of intestinal fluke stages in the thymus.
The presence of wood alcohol is associated in 100% of diabetes cases (over 50 cases) with reproduction of pancreatic fluke stages in the pancreas.
The presence of xylene and toluene is associated in 100% of Alzheimer cases (over 10 cases) with the reproduction of intestinal fluke stages in the brain.
Much more work needs to be done to examine the relationship between fluke reproduction, the solvent and the chosen organ. But it seems probable that the solvent allows it all to happen. And our intelligence, to save us, must find a solution.
Stopping use of these solvents seems to me to be the most urgent advice. Finding which foods and products are polluted with them is the first step. It is imperative that you test everything you use or eat for solvent pollution. The Syncrometer makes that an easy task. Ideally, we should all pool our results, adding to the
body of knowledge I have begun.
In my observations, when the big sources of solvents are stopped, the body’s levels go back to zero. In other words, the minute amounts that we inhale here and there do not accumulate to the point of serious damage. We have to eat, drink or absorb them on a daily basis to injure us! So where can they come from?
The sources of benzene and propyl alcohol that I found are given in special lists (page 354 and 335). The sources of wood alcohol are not as well known, but include commercial beverages, cold cereals, artificial sweetener, vitamins, and drugs. Other solvents are even less studied. But a pattern is emerging: foods and products that require sterilization of bottles and machinery to fill these bottles are polluted with propyl alcohol or wood alcohol. Foods and products containing flavorings or oils are polluted with benzene. Let the buyer (you) be wary! Test your own products if possible. If not, do not purchase them.
There are many other flukes and many other diseases. Are there other fluke/solvent/disease trios? Has fluke disease been going on for a long time or is it a recent phenomenon? Certainly cancer is 100 years old, so is the use of propyl alcohol. Diabetes is quite old as an illness, too, and so is its associated solvent, wood alcohol. But HIV, AIDS and Alzheimer’s are recent diseases. Should we conclude that benzene, xylene and toluene were
used much less in the past?
Fluke diseases could be eradicated with some simple actions: monitoring of solvents in foods, feeds and products. Hopefully, this will begin. It is in the interest of the consumer to have her or his own independent way of monitoring too. Chemical ways can be devised, besides the electronic way presented in this book. Imagine a small test strip like a flat toothpick which turns color when in contact with propyl alcohol. Keep a
pack in your pocket and never be unknowingly dosed again…all in tomorrow’s world.
Flukes Not Alone
There are other families of parasites. The roundworms and tapeworms are gaining ground too. Are they associated with
solvents? Or with yet undiscovered factors? Are they changing their life cycles to take advantage of our lowered immunity? These are important questions. But you are armed with excellent technology. The answers will be found.
And along with answers there will surely develop a new industry. An industry that not only proclaims purity for its products but provides the proof to your satisfaction.