Parasites as a New Emerging Global Threat: Paradigm Shift in Environmental Medicine (Updated)

by | Jul 21, 2023 | Parasites/Fungi, Therapies | 0 comments

Parasites are a dominant life force, evolving and adapting via evolution. We, humans, are not at the top of the food chain, as parasites get their nourishment from us. If we ignore these facts and do not respect the powerful role of parasites as a dark anti-life force, we are endangering ourselves. In contrast, the COVID Pandemic is just a blip in medical history. We have a false sense of security that parasites are not our problem in the United States. Think again. I have warned about this in my books and articles over the years, seeking different ways to explain it. Here is an update of my previous article, Parasites as a New Emerging Global Environmental Threat.

Is it possible that parasites are still a hidden, dominant medical problem and a global environmental threat in this modern age? Parasites can travel first class on Boeing 777 or Airbus A380 jumbo airplanes or private jets and spread around the world, rich or poor. A few years ago, I gave similar lectures on parasites at the American Academy of Environmental Medicine in New Mexico, and at Medicine Week in Baden-Baden, Germany. My lectures focused on parasites as a new emerging global environmental threat that both mainstream medicine and environmental medicine physicians have overlooked.

Global statistics on parasites indicate a worldwide total of 4.46 billion people infected by parasites, with millions from malaria and other parasites, see chart below. Parasites are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality on a global scale, greater than viral, bacterial or fungal infections. These statistics are from Foundations of Parasitology by Roberts & Janovy, drawn from World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures. Most common parasite problems are caused by Ascaris, Hookworms, Whipworms, Filarial worms, Flukes, Malaria, and Entamoeba histolytica.

Media sensationalism and statistics can be misleading. The Ebola virus epidemic in Africa stole headlines, capturing imaginations and fear in the public. The recent COVID-19 pandemic created global fear, lockdowns, and mandatory vaccinations, inviting unwanted conspiracy theories. Every day before the pandemic, millions of people were dying from parasites, but also from malnutrition, anemia or compromised immune systems from parasite infestations and undiagnosed chronic illness.

Why are parasite problems overlooked? There is no reliable way to detect parasites, especially when they are outside of the GI tract. We assume parasites are only in Third World countries and overlook the scale of global warming and migration. We are exposed through changes in our diet, and by climate change spreading ticks, mosquitoes and other vectors. We engage in worldwide travel and vacations.

I recently saw a patient from East coast who was in good health until she took a vacation in Jamaica. She thought she had some benign insect bite and several weeks later developed vague upper abdominal pain and later, shoulder and arm pain. She ended up seeing about ten different specialists and the final diagnosis was Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, with a special operation recommended. Her problem was most likely from an unrecognized parasite problem, as her symptoms, which also included tooth grinding (bruxism) and trigeminal nerve inflammation, responded to parasite medications.

I often use a military analogy to explain this from a US Army military operation point of view, as I was a Medical Officer in the US Army Reserve Corp for decades, retiring as a full Colonel. Parasites are an asymmetric threat, engaged in unconventional warfare with mankind. Unconventional warfare must be met with unconventional counter-solutions based on Energy Medicine, using acupuncture meridian assessment to track and monitor pathogens during treatment, and neutralize them.

One of the main emphases of the lecture is that many parasite problems may manifest outside of the GI tract, i.e. as asthma or bronchiectasis in the lung, brain fog or migraine headache, anemia, cyst, tumor, allergies or suppression of the allergies, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, behavioral or vision problems, etc. Another is to think of parasites and parasitic infectious relationships: parasites have their own parasites, and can also have associated concurrent co-infections with viruses, bacteria and fungi.

A global medical literature review by Florian H. Pilsczek of the University of Calgary, Canada found many cases of parasites mimicking malignancy: Spinal cord tumors by Angiostrongylus, lung cancer by Strongyloides stercoralis and Paragonimus westermani, Brain tumor by Schistosoma, Colon tumor by Fasciola hepatica, and Duodenum adenomacarcinoma by Strongyloides stercoralis.

A review by Vassilis Samaras et al, Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), “Chronic bacterial and parasitic infections and cancer: a review,” showed the connection between chronic bacterial and parasitic infections and cancer: Salmonella Typhi with carcinoma of gallbladder and pancreas, Chlamydia with carcinoma of lung, ovary and lymphoma, Schistosoma with bladder, cervical, colorectal and liver cancer, Liver flukes with cholangiocarcinoma and chronic osteomyelitis with myeloma, fibrosarcoma and angiosarcoma. In my experience, the most common source of osteomyelitis comes from hidden dental/jaw infections.

As a physician, one of the hardest parts of treating parasites is that there are no definite tests available. I have addressed previously in my writings the shortcomings of stool testing, and how I started using parasite medication while I was in Bolivia as US Army Reserve Corps medical officer.

Veterinarians are familiar with parasite problems for animals and they routinely prescribe parasite medications. Medical professionals are afraid to treat unless they can identify and name the type of parasites. They do not initiate routine parasite medications even when they highly suspect that patient might be suffering from parasite infestations for the fear of disapproval by medical colleagues or disciplining by medical boards for practicing outside of the prevailing standard of care.

Regular deworming and routine dental care have extended the lifespan of average horses from less than 20 years to about 40 years, according to professional horse breeders (this information is from a patient who is a professional horse breeder). Can you imagine doubling the human lifespan by routine deworming and good dental care? Anti-aging medical doctors may need to learn how to use parasite medications if they are serious about prevention, healing and longevity medicine.

The most common medications I use include Ivermectin, Pyrantel pamoate, Albendazole, Mebendazole, Tinidazole, Alinia, Praziquantel and Levamisole (which is no longer available, I now use Niclosamide).

Acupuncture meridian assessment (AMA) is a new biometric assessment system based on ancient knowledge. It measures conductance and resistance at the acupuncture meridian points and maps out a new way of pattern recognition for detecting and treating parasites, and other overlooked threats such as hidden dental, parasite, and fungal infections. Parasites are new emerging global environmental threats. If we ignore the insidious danger of parasites, we are screwed on a global scale. For more information, investigate my first book, Accidental Cure, and read the chapter on parasite medication guidelines in my second book, AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine. For training on AMA to detect parasites, fungal and dental problems, see for my upcoming AMA training.

Dr. Simon Yu, MD is a Board Certified Internist. He practices Internal Medicine with an emphasis on Integrative Medicine to use the best each has to offer. For more articles and information about integrative medicine, patient success stories, and Dr. Yu’s latest book, AcciDental Blow Up in Medicine: Battle Plan for Your Life, visit his website at or call Prevention and Healing, Inc., 314-432-7802. You can also attend a free monthly presentation and discussion on Integrative Medicine at his office on the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm. Call to verify the date. Seating is limited, arrive early. Dr. Yu teaches Acupuncture Meridian Assessment (AMA) seminars to physicians, dentists, and prescribing health professionals in April and June of each year, with an advanced training for AMA graduates in August.