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The Forces of Good vs. Evil

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The Forces of Good vs. Evil Tapeworms Probiotics Parasites Filariae Lactobacillus
Rhamnosus Saccharomyces
Boulardii Enterococcus faecalis WHAT: Flat segmented worms that live in the intestines of animals

animals can become infected when grazing in pastures/drinking contaminated water
eating undercooked meat from infected animals
tapeworm eggs are passed with bowel movements

FUN FACT: Besides from sitting inside the intestines of dogs, cats,
and humans, they also live inside sharks. Studies have shown that these tapeworms had 278~455 times higher levels of the toxic
metals and lead inside their little bodies than the sharks did.

abdominal pain
hunger or loss of appetite
weight loss
vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Rare cases
blocking the intestine
damage the liver, eyes, heart, and brain Onchocerca Volvulus WHAT: A roundworm that causes onchocerciasis (a.k.a. river blindness)
World’s second leading infectious cause of blindness

HOW: Roundworms are transmitted through repeated bites by blackflies

River Blindness:
blindness/vision impairment
skin disease (nodules under the skin; itching)

Adults can live up to 15 years, spreading throughout the body
When they die, they cause...
intense itching
a strong immune system response that can destroy nearby tissue (such as the eye which causes the blindness) WHAT: Filariae are roundworms

HOW: Transmitted by mosquitoes, and cause Lymphatic Filariasis (a tropical disease)

The male and female worms together form “nests” in the human lymphatic system, and occupy lymphatic system, including the lymph nodes.

Lymphatic Filariasis:
profoundly disfiguring disease
usually acquired in childhood
visible manifestations occur later in life

Can also lead to:
temporary/permanent disability
genital disease
lymphatic damage
kidney damage WHAT:
can survive in harsh conditions like the acid and bile of the stomach/intestine
natural preservative in yogurt
associated with cavities and tooth decay
most widely studied probiotic

FUN FACT: May used to reduce anxiety. In one stuy, mice that were fed L. rhamnosus had less anxiety and had different levels of a brain-chemical sensor and stress hormone.

Used to:
prevent rotavirus diarrhea
reduce the risk of respiratory tract infection in children
assist digestion in the intestinal tract
assist the immune system to combat pathogens
reduce the inflammatory response to dairy products in lactose-intolerant people who consume milk
decrease expression of allergy reactions in milk-hypersensitive subjects and increases antibody responses to harmful bacteria WHAT:
a tropical strain of yeast
extracted from lychee
maintains and restores the natural flora in the large and small intestine
controls/reduces the symptoms of many different kinds of diarrhea WHAT:
prevents the colonization of pathogenic bacteria
by: competing with the pathogens for binding sites and nutrients

makes the immune system better and more efficient
induces the production of low levels of antibodies

Treats :
infectious diarrhea
irritable bowel syndrome
tooth decay
vaginal infections

Dairy industry
help in the development of the flavor of the cheese
used as cheese starter cultures
preventing the spoilage of dairy products

Acne treatment
inhibits the growth of a bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes General Info General Info Relevance to Gulp "Parasites bore all over the place...some are equipped with a boring tooth, like a drill bit installed on the top of the head" (173). Works Cited Allday, Erin. "100 Trillion Good Bacteria Call Human Body Home." SFGate. Hearst Communications Inc.,
5 July 2012. Web. 29 May 2013.

DeVault, Norma. "Good Types of Bacteria." LIVESTRONG.COM. Demand Media Inc, 13 June 2010. Web.
28 May 2013.

DiPardo, Robert. "List of Good Bacteria." Healthy Eating. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 28 May 2013.

"Healthy Living: Human Parasites." Http://blog.iridologyathealthyliving.com. Healthy Living
Newsletters, 11 Jan. 2010. Web. 30 May 2013.

Jordan, Jo, MD, and Jesse Hanley, MD. "The Truth about Human Parasites." Puristat.com. Puristat
Digestive Wellness Center, n.d. Web. 30 May 2013.

Kaplan, Matt. "Healthy Horrors: The Benefits of Parasites | Science in School." Healthy Horrors: The
Benefits of Parasites. N.p., 3 Aug. 2011. Web. 30 May 2013.

Pulugurtha, Shamala. "Beneficial Uses of Enterococcus Faecalis." LIVESTRONG.COM. Demand Media
Inc, 14 Sept. 2010. Web. 29 May 2013.

Roach, Mary. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013. Print.

Shier, David, Jackie Butler, and Ricki Lewis. Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology. Boston, MA: McGraw-
Hill Higher Education, 2004. Print.

Stein, Rob. "Finally, A Map Of All The Microbes On Your Body." NPR. NPR, 13 June 2012. Web. 30 May

Trimarchi, Maria. "5 Rare Parasites Found in the Human Body." Discovery Health. Discovery
Communications, LLC, n.d. Web. 28 May 2013.

"What Is Acidophilus?" WiseGEEK. Conjecture Corporation, n.d. Web. 29 May 2013. FUN FACT: The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies parasites as among the six most dangerous diseases that infect humans. Parasites outrank cancer as the number one global killer.

90% of humans will have a problem with parasites in their lifetime

often mobile
eat the host’s cells directly or drain the nutrients directly from the host’s tissues
secrete their fecal wastes throughout the host’s body
reproduce by depositing thousands of eggs, or by cell division

Most happen in warm climates (Southeast Asia or other tropic or sub-tropic parts of the world)

Easy to contract from food, water, animals, humans, and the air FUN FACT: The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually — human. The rest are from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms--up to five pounds of the tiny single-celled organisms.
Together, all of the bacteria in the body would be the size of a large liver.

Each of our bodies has its own unique microbiome

We give them a place to live, and they help keep us alive.

degrade toxic substances in the digestive tract
help regulate cholesterol and triglyceride uptake
make/extract vitamins
help digest our food
teaches our immune systems how to recognize dangerous invaders
produces helpful anti-inflammatory compounds
creates chemicals that fight off other bugs that could make us sick Foods with Probiotics Images Cited Cheese and the Slow Carb Diet. Digital image. 4-HBtalk. N.p., 7 June 2011. Web.
4 June 2013.

Dark Chocolate. Digital image. Hsd3.org. Hamilton High School, 2011. Web. 4
June 2013.

Dunn, Mary. Colorful Probiotics. Digital image. DFW Child. Lauren Publicaitons,
n.d. Web. 3 June 2013.

Female Black Fly Taking a Blood Meal. Digital image. Medical Entomology at
Purdue. Purdue University, n.d. Web. 3 June 2013.

Fruit inf yogurt. Digital image. East Bay Natural Medicine. East Bay Natural
Medicine., 20 Feb. 2012. Web. 4 June 2013.

Islamic Parasites - Oil Ticks, Welfare Leeches, Hookworms and Brood Parasites.
Digital image. Info on Islam. N.p., 26 Jan. 2010. Web. 3 June 2013.

Lychee. Digital image. Juiceology. Juiceology, 17 May 2012. Web. 4 June 2013.

Lymphatic Filariasis. Digital image. CDC.gov. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, 1 Feb. 2012. Web. 3 June 2013.

Sala-Bozano, Maria. Betty the Parasite. Digital image. University of Salford
Manchester. University of Salford, n.d. Web. 3 June 2013.

Staphylococcus Epidermidis Bacteria (green). Digital image. NBCNews.com.
NBCNews.com, 22 Aug. 2012. Web. 4 June 2013. Milk Miso Yogurt Dark Chocolate Lychee Used to treat:
digestion problems
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBD)
bacterial overgrowth in short bowel syndrome
lactose intolerance
urinary tract infections (UTIs)
vaginal yeast infections
high cholesterol levels
fever blisters
canker sores
teen-age acne Cheese
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