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Dopamine & Parasites

Dopamine is our pleasure & reward neurotransmitter.  It provides us with those feelings of enjoyment and exhilaration. It also slows down the intestines.  

Parasites tend to raise dopamine levels. That rise in dopamine tends to calm the immune system so that the parasites are less likely to be perceived as a threat, allowing them to infiltrate the cells and travel undetected, which includes crossing the blood-brain barrier where they're likely safe from the immune system.

This rise in dopamine also delays stomach emptying.  By slowing the gut, that means parasites are less likely to get pushed out through stool.  Parasites also need dopamine to reproduce.  

Although dopamine is needed to be healthy, too much can cause serious issues.  Symptoms of excess dopamine include anxiety, aggression, agitation, depression, constipation, hyperactivity, increased stress, insomnia and even bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  

If any of this sounds like you, let's chat to see if parasite cleansing may make sense. 

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