Human Parasites

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HYPOCHONDRIACS BEWARE - would you believe the nastiest creatures in the known universe live inside our bodies? Finding a home and producing offspring in our internal spaces, parasites drink our blood, eat our cells, and infest our muscles. Not much can be said in their favor, except that they are truly fascinating. Fearsome Fauna is a wickedly amusing and startlingly informative look into the secret world of these parasites. From their lowly beginnings ("Life for a young hookworm begins in a pile of dung and for most of them it goes downhill from there") to their physical appearance ("In a contest for first prize ugly, tapeworms at any stage of their development would win hands down, if they had hands") and sexual practices ("many internal parasites are hermaphroditic; probably a good choice considering the difficulty of finding a mate in the bewildering darkness of our interior") author Roger Knutson tells you everything you always wanted to know about parasites but were too digusted or terrified to ask.

Perhaps the greatest biological success story of all time (there are more kinds of parasites than insects), parasites have found homes in the vast majority of people on earth and have learned to live in their environment without destroying it. For readers who would like to meet these hard-working creatures>or learn how to avoid them>Fearsome Fauna is the perfect introduction. Click here to order Fearsome Fauna

Parasites-the word typically conjures images of impoverished living conditions, foreign travel or questionable eating establishments. But the presence of parasites is much more common than most people think. Contaminated water supplies, poor hygiene, and ignorance, coupled with the presence of various commonly found parasites puts infection rates among North Americans as high as 85 percent, according to some experts. In "The Parasite Menace," Dr. Skye Weintraub educates the reader about parasites-how to prevent infection, detect their presence, and rid the body by using diet and nutrition, herbal therapies, and other natural practices. Dr. Weintraub also examines proper hygiene practices, water filters, proper food handling, building the immune system, and other ways to decrease the risk of infection. Click here to order The Parasite Menace

Reference Book and Comprehensive guide for the identification and diagnosis of human parasites. Color illustrations. Hardcover - 410 pages 4th edition (January 15, 1997) - Univ. of California, Los Angeles. Amer Society of Clinical; ISBN: 0891893997. Click here to order Atlas of Human Parasitology

Recommended Sites

The Parasitology Images List Click here for images of human parasites.

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