Para Elim is a clinically formulated, advanced dietary supplement that is specially designed to provide a unique blend of anti-microbial herbal compounds and other cofactors in a proprietary enzyme base.
This is my go to product for individuals with yeast overgrowth and parasites such as amoeba and worms. The enzyme base also enhances digestion and takes stress of the stomach and intestines as they heal.
Introducing Para Elim
Your gut is your largest organ and is the key to good health. The human microbiome project has shown that there are ten times more microbial cells in the body than cells in the body. The project found that protein-coding genes in our intestinal terrain are 360 times more abundant than human genes in the body. This means that the genetic makeup of the microbiome has a greater influence on an individual’s health than the intracellular genetics of the individual.
Good health begins with the health of your gut. If your gut is damaged or you have an abundance of pathogenic microorganisms it is impossible to be healthy. The gut must be addressed daily in order for one to live a lifestyle that builds health. Imbalances in the intestinal terrain may lead to or contribute to the propagation of yeast overgrowth, parasites, and harmful bacterial growth.
Problems Associated with Parasites and Bacterial Overgrowth:
The Internal Intestinal EcoSystem:
Intestinal pathogens are abnormal and unwanted inhabitants of the gastrointestinal system that have the potential to cause damage to their host. They consume nutrients from the foods we are eating and they puncture holes in the intestinal membrane. Humans can play host to several hundred different types of parasites, pathogenic bacteria and yeast. (1)
This internal ecosystem is dependent upon certain beneficial species being widespread and in control. These symbiotic microbes are progenic in that they support life. These organisms provide a protective barrier that guards the intestinal wall against pathogenic bacteria, parasites, fungi, viruses and environmental toxins. These organisms also create anti-microbial substances that destroy pathogenic organisms. They are very powerful, natural antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals.(2)
The Power of Anti-Microbial Herbs:
Various different forms of herbs have anti-microbial factors that reduce pathogenic bacteria, yeast and parasites. These herbs can be used to reduce the microbial load and be an important part of reestablishing a healthy microbial balance. These herbs are most effective:
Black Walnut Extract:
Numerous studies have found juglone, a cytotoxic compound found in walnuts, and most predominately in black walnuts, to have powerful anti-microbial, anti-parasitic properties. This is a key parasite killing agent and it also acts as a mild laxative that helps expel the waste products of dead bacteria and parasites. (3)
Also known as Artemisia annua, sweet wormwood is one of the bitterest herbs on the planet and this bitterness works to drive out worms and parasites. This is also a potent anti-malarial agent and can kill the most deadly malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum (4). It works to break down iron bridges in the pathogenic organism, causing massive oxidative stress and death of the parasite.
Garlic is one of nature’s most powerful immune boosting secrets. Garlic contains over 100 biologically active components including alliin, allicin, alliinase and unique sulfur compounds. Researchers have found garlic to be more powerful at destroying pathogenic bacteria than the popular anti-biotics penicillin and tetracycline. (5)
Oregano is an extraordinarily powerful natural anti-biotic. Oregano has been found in a recent study to be significantly better than all of the 18 currently used anti-biotics in the treatment of MRSA staph infections. The strong phenol anti-oxidants destroy pathogenic bacteria, viruses and yeasts.(6)
Pumpkin seed extract is a rich source of zinc and B vitamins and helps to reduce parasite formation. The vermifugal properties have been demonstrated in studies to be extremely effective at reducing gastrointestinal nematode (round worm) levels (7).
Goldenseal contains the chemical berberine, which has strong anti-microbial effects against bacteria, parasites and yeast. For example, it can prevent the bacteria E. coli from binding to urinary tract walls. Berberine also has properties that can lower blood pressure and improve irregular heartbeats.(8)
This is another powerful anti-microbial that is effective at regulating healthy gut microflora and preventing urinary tract infections. The active compound in this is arbutin which is primarily responsible for the antimicrobial activity. Bearberry also contains therapeutic compounds such as ursolic acid and quercetin. (9)
Grapefruit Seed Extract:
Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) has very high amounts of disease-fighting, free-radical eliminating antioxidants and phytonutrients called bioflavonoids. One of these powerful bioflavanoids (plant antioxidants) include the chemical component hesperidin, a well-known natural immune-system stimulator and booster. These bioflavonoids are extremely powerful anti-microbials as well.
Another recent study from The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that grapefruit-seed extract was effective in killing over "800 bacterial and viral strains, 100 strains of fungus, and a large number of single and multi-celled parasites." (10) No other naturally-occuring anti-microbial can come close to these results.
Also called Chenapodium ambrosides. These seeds contain a compound called ascaridoles, which is highly toxic to fungus (11). Wormseed has been shown to reduce skin infecting fungus and fungal spores on food (12, 13). It has also been shown to be very effective against gastrointestinal worms (14).
These seeds contain a strong antimicrobial and anti-oxidant effect against a wide variety of microorganisms (15). These seeds have a similar nutritional makeup as cacao and are a natural source of caffeine so they are stimulating and speed up metabolism and fat burning properties. They also contain cardiac stimulants such as theophylline and theobromine and polyphonal anti-oxidants catechin and epicatechin (ECGC also found in cacao and green tea).
This herb has been used for centuries to treat anxiety, hypertension and insomnia. It has mild sedative qualities that improve mood and relaxation. This herb contains plant alkaloids, phenols, glycoside flavonoids and cyanogenic compounds that have been shown to have profound antimicrobial effects against pathogenic microorganisms (16).
This popular essential oil has great anti-microbial, anti-fungal, sedative, antidepressant and carminative effects in the body (17). Research has shown it is effective against anti-biotic resistant staph infections (18). Other research has shown that it is highly effective against yeast overgrowth (19).
Enzymes are extremely key for breaking down carbohydrates, protein and fatty acids and prepare them for proper digestion and assimilation in the body. Individuals with digestive challenges are often unable to produce sufficient quantities of digestive enzymes and are unable to effectively digest the food they are eating.
Bromelain and Papain are proteolytic enzymes found most commonly in pineapples (bromelain) and papaya (papain). These both have anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and anti-parasitic activity.
Improper digestion causes significantly more stress and inflammation in the gut lining and provide a breeding ground for parasites, yeast and bad bacterial strains. This makes these organisms stronger and more resilient to the anti-microbial herbal compounds.
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- Herb Wisdom - Goldenseal
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