Toxoplasma — The Most Successful Parasite in the world….do you know it ?

Toxoplasma

Toxoplasma is the most successful parasite in the world. Multiple scientists calls it a “Global Threat” due to its detrimental effects on our health. It’s being associated with cancer, diabetes, bipolar, schizophrenia, dementia, host-control etc. It has infected +15% of the global population. In US and Europe it is even more prevalent with significant variance from country to country. The older you are the higher the probability for being infected - so it's worth investing 15 minutes in getting to know it. Below you will find a compressed version of most of the information on Tg.

Tg’s “conoid” nano-construct

Toxoplasma overview.

The below are facts. Any information below is either well established biology, or is from peer-reviewed scientific reports and articles. Anecdotal and meta-physical evidence is abundant too, but limited in this article to the natural remedies and ontology sections . Please use the links for further documentation. Links are updated and added as new information surfaces.

Do NOT take it all at face value, please do your own research to build you own informed opinion.

Having researched the subject, it is my opinion that Toxoplasma is a serious health issue that warrants immediate action.

Toxoplasma gondii is the most successful parasite we know of. It has infected a large number of species from humans to livestock, fowl, birds, whales, seals and otters

  • A large number of articles and videos has warned about the detrimental effects on human
  • It is the most researched parasite (being a “model protozoan”) and more than 10.000 peer reviewed articles has been published on the subject of Tg
  • Is called a “Global Threat” in several scientific reports
  • A leading scientist, Prof. Jaroslav Flegr estimates that it kills more people than malaria
  • Is being related to a number of severe illnesses (mental and physical)
  • Can influence its hosts behavior, especially wrt. amygdala and the paleomammalian brain (limbic system). Suspected to influence global and cellular physiology of the CNS.
  • It has developed its functionality and modus operandi for at least 10 million years, and other parasitic fungus-species even managed “host-control” some 40 million years ago. It has developed in parallel with the development of the CNS and the brain
  • It can reprogram the DNA-translation of the host cell
  • Creates a huge boost in T-cells when it enters a body and confuses the immune system — which is suspected to trigger autoimmune conditions (such as diabetes I)
  • Traverses the blod-brain-barrier in a very sophisticated way
  • Creates cysts (bradyzoites) in muscle tissue (for instance the heart) and in the brain
  • Has a preference for the area around Amygdala (fear, emotion, reward) and dentate gyrus (seat of curiosity). Suspected to alter risk taking in humans.
  • Is able to influence the synthesis of Dopamine (and Serotonin and Testosterone) and increase Glutamate. It also disturbs the synthesis of norepinephrine
  • Is not “dormant” but affects brain chemistry throughout chronic infection, and wears down the immune system. Alters synaptic protein composition in the brain.
  • The “latent” infection is damaging the individual, so it has to be removed or at least be kept from growing
  • Can be removed using a — surprisingly large — array of suggested remedies and methods (see below).
  • Hosts can be immunized and prophylactic action can reduce its effects
  • 99% of us have never heard about it. UN/FAO/WHO/CDC et al. are all calling for action since years ago, yet no national programs against Tg infection exists.…..Why?

Tg’s possible behaviouristic symptoms as described in scientific literature includes; reduction in novelty seeking (reduced Curiosity), proneness to dogma, aggressiveness, conformity, conscientiousness, jealousy, trust in authority, amplified anxieties/fear, driven by emotion more than fact and prone to buy into fear-based narratives (and -isms).

In august 2018 this peer-reviewed article concluded that:

“Although latent, chronic infection with Toxoplasma gondii in immunocompetent or seropositive humans was generally considered relatively benign, the systematic review of the available literature revealed that latent, chronic infection could be a risk factor for a wide spectrum of several neurological and psychiatric manifestations, including altered cognition and behavior as a possible consequence. “
Tg cysts in a brain

What is being said about Toxoplasma among scientists and institutions?

Unit for Gastrointestinal Infections, Robert Koch Institute Germany (2016):

“High numbers of seroconversions during pregnancies pose substantial risks for unborn children. Efforts to raise awareness of toxoplasmosis in public health programs targeting to T. gondii transmission control are therefore strongly advocated.”

Flegr et al. (2016):

“Results of the present cohort study, along with the previous data from many case-control studies or ecological studies suggest that latent toxoplasmosis represents a large and so far underrated public health problem.”

WHO Europe (2016):

“Toxoplasmosis: greater awareness needed (..) More awareness is needed in Europe about the risk factors for infection of Toxoplasma gondii, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).”

Kugler et al. (2016):

“Systemic toxoplasma infection triggers a long-term defect in the generation and function of naive T lymphocytes”

(.. ) leads to an immunocompromised state that both promotes chronic toxoplasma infection and leads to decreased resistance to challenge with an unrelated pathogen.”

WHO (2015):

“The disease burden due to most foodborne parasites is highly focal and results in significant morbidity and mortality among vulnerable populations.”

Sinai et al. (2015):

”…the study has significant implications on the understanding of chronic toxoplasmosis in the brain, a condition suggested to contribute to a range of neurological diseases including schizophrenia in humans” “These findings directly challenge the prevailing notion of bradyzoites as dormant nonreplicative entities in chronic toxoplasmosis and have implications on our understanding of this enigmatic and clinically important life cycle stage. This fundamentally alters our understanding of chronic toxoplasmosis,”

Flegr et al. (2014):

“Toxoplasmosis — A Global Threat. Correlation of Latent Toxoplasmosis with Specific Disease Burden..”

Center for Disease Control, CDC, USA (2014):

“Parasitic infections affect millions around the world causing seizures,blindness, infertility, heart failure, and even death (..) While parasitic infections can sometimes affect millions of people, they often cause few symptoms and go unnoticed (..) More than 60 million people (in US) are chronically infected with Toxoplasma gondii (..) The CDC experts noted that most parasitic infections can be prevented and many are treatable. But they most often go undiagnosed and untreated because people don’t know they are at risk or infected, and many doctors, unfamiliar with these infections, fail to diagnose or treat them properly

United Nations/FAO (2014):

“Despite their huge social costs and global impacts, information is generally lacking regarding just where these parasites come from, how they live in the human body, and — most importantly — how they make people sick (..) But considering the problems they cause, these parasites do not get the attention they deserve. We hope that by releasing a top 10 ranking we can increase awareness among policy makers, the media and the general public about this major public health issue.

Prime Minister of Iceland (2014):

“PM Fears Behavior-Changing Microbe in Imported Meat”

Gary Smith et al. (2014)

Up to 1/5 of all schizophrenia related to Tg.

“By finding out how important a factor T. gondii infection is, this work might inform our attitude to researching the subject. Instead of ridiculing the idea of a connection between T. gondii and schizophrenia because it seems so extraordinary, we can sit down and consider the evidence. Perhaps then we might be persuaded to look for more ways to reduce the number of people infected with toxoplasma.”

Flegr et al (2014)

The existence of a strong correlation between the prevalence of toxoplasmosis and health of population (..) suggests that ‘asymptomatic’ latent toxoplasmosis could have a large impact on public health.

WHO (2013):

“Our estimates of the incidence and burden of CT point to a very large global burden of toxoplasmosis. (..) There are also increasing reports of neurological, psychiatric or psychomotor disorders related to “latent” toxoplasmosis, and of a higher frequency of road traffic accidents among seropositive individuals (..) the global burden of disease attributable to toxoplasmosis is considerably greater than suggested by our CT data.”.

Professor Jaroslav Flegr: (2012)

“‘When you add up all the different ways it can harm us,’ says Flegr, ‘Toxoplasma might even kill as many people as malaria, or at least a million people a year (..)There is strong psychological resistance to the possibility that human behavior can be influenced by some stupid parasite,

Furtado et al. (2011)

“Toxoplasmosis; A Global Threat”

Wiki (2009):

Overall, Toxoplasmosis can have extremely detrimental effects on anyone who contracts the disease.”

Disease with Tg as recognized causal factor:

  • Toxoplasmosis in immunocompromised hosts (unfortunately chronic Tg wears down the immune defence)
  • Congenital Toxoplasmosis (rare but severe)
  • Influenza-like symptoms at time of infection, due to boost in T-cells

Disease with Tg as suggested causal factor (full, in part or accentuating/amplifying)

Suggested influence on behavior/psyche

Suggested influence on the collective

  • Massive reduction in “novelty seeking” on a societal level
  • Amplification of fear-based agendas/collective fear inducing events
  • Causal disturbances
Infection of astrocytes in a brain

It is not a “cat-parasite”, it is a parasite

There are much evidence pointing towards that cats are not the ultimate host and that this is not a cat-parasite but a parasite that can infect virtually any living organism. The constant referral to a cat-parasite is unfair to cats and is counterproductive to the conversation.

Overview of known/suggested solutions/remedies/methods (work in progress)

The conventional narrative on Tg and the factual narrative are not synchronous. For instance it is conventional wisdom that the main culprits are “cats, meat and vegetables”….however that seems to be incorrect. Tg is a parasite that transmits in a number of ways — food, mother/child, aerosol, sexually, saliva, water, human to human, animal to human etc. It is being found in places where there are no felines and is abundant in marine animals.

There is very low/almost no risk in eating pork, beef and vegetables when managed properly. Also it is questionable if felines are the ultimate host for Tg’s reproduction.

Bottom line is that it is not fully understood how Toxoplasma has become the world’s most successful parasite, that can be found in Beluga whales in the Arctic to seals and birds in Antarktis and in humans in every country, every race, every culture — from aboriginals in Australia to inuit in Greenland and brazilian amazon indians.

Once you have been infected you will have developed immunity — so you can only get infected by Tg once.

Tg has no real defense but stealth. Therefore it is sensitive to a large number of treatments. How these are administered, mixed and used are subject to individual assessment.

Cure Advise No. 1 — See It, Get to Know It. Become Aware.

Be conscious of its existence and get to know the facts. Stay curious and inquisitive. Do not feed it with fear or frenzied emotional displays. Calm and discipline your emotions. Use your intelligence and ability to contemplation, inquiry and discernment. Embrace your universal right to a consciousness that is yours. Your free will is beyond anything else and no one/nothing but You are in control. It is a choice.

Tg is the best news since it was discovered that bacteria is the culprit in infections. If we solve the Tg problem we can reduce the disease burden.

There are three generic defense strategies; Avoidance, Resistance and Tolerance….and the way forward is obviously a mix of these.

Below is a — constantly developing — overview of known/suggested solutions/remedies/methods;

Officially endorsed medication:

  1. Pyrimethamine, a generic drug that can be produced at a very low cost. Often administered together with penicillin (sulfadiazine) and folic acid
  2. Spiramycin, Clarithromycin, Azithromycin, Atovaquone/Clindamycin also finds usage
  3. Various antipsychotic medication (!)

Suggested alternatives (use own discernment, read the information in the links. No advice given in this article):

  1. Natural antibiotic tonic (turmeric, garlic, pepper etc)
  2. Marijuana/cannabis oil
  3. DMT
  4. Syrian Rue
  5. Chinese herbs (Torilis, Zingiber, Sophora, Astragalus,Scutellaria)
  6. Turmeric (Curcumin)
  7. Artemisinin and derivatives
  8. Black Pepper (piperidine)
  9. Oil of oregano
  10. Garlic
  11. Ginger
  12. Ficus Religiosa
  13. Myhrr/Mirazid
  14. Black Seed
  15. Boiss oli
  16. Brahmi (Bacopa)
  17. Black walnut
  18. Sodium chlorite
  19. Monatomic gold
  20. Tobacco (especially due to elevation of CO in the bloodstream)

Statistical analysis shows that those with Tg infection are less prone to smoke tobacco and marijuana.

Frequency, EMF and electrical currents:

  1. Low frequency (ELF-EMF)
  2. “Zapper” & Rife (many different types, all same principles)
  3. Different scalar initiatives also seem promising, Frequencies mentioned (Hz); 434, 842, 395, 464.04, 1453.53, 19665.89, 979.11, 852, 4340, 8520 hz

Other methods or vaccines under development

  1. Gene protein kinase A (PKA)
  2. Homeopatic biotherapy
  3. Phage therapy
  4. Nano-gold/laser treatment
  5. Actin protein disruption
  6. New drug JPC-2056
  7. Norharmane, harmane and harmine
  8. Nitric oxide and Vitamin D3
  9. Melatonin and anandamide (immunization)
  10. DNA immunization
  11. Use of Eimeria as a live vector
  12. Nasal vaccine with nanoparticles
  13. Enzymes ( thioredoxins)…that also could be relevant to Malaria
  14. Novel arctigenin derivatives
Recommended book that also describes Toxo

What is Tg in an evolutionary context?

To understand and decode the workings of Toxoplasma gondii, we must look into its ontology; Parasitism.

Classified in biology in the triune; {Predator, Symbiote, Parasite} — thus being an evolutionary quality. Parasitism works from molecular level (virus) and up. This triune lies in the natural fabric of physicality, biology and psyche, and its manifestation within species is observable in all of the many life forms we know of. These qualities also lies at the foundation of how we organize society. In this light parasitism is a strategy. This is why science refers to intelligence in parasitism.

This triune reflects three fundamental strategies of evolution: Individualism, Collectivism and Parasitism.

Parasitism is essential for life. Life emerged as a consequence of parasitism at the molecular level, and intracellular parasitism created evolutive events that allowed species to diversify. (Parasitism, Araujo et al.)

It is not only a set of biological rules. Parasitism is also a part of our psychic fabric, and as such an archetype — that according to Jung et al. has agency. It has a place in our consciousness and its basic pattern is printed into the collective subconscious — and here lies the root cause to the hardship in getting this on the public agenda as an important health issue. Parasitism prefer the shadows, the less the host is aware the better. Parasitism is expert in stealth and distortion. To avoid discovery.

The U-set {Individual, Group, Parasite} is in a constant interactive process and never in perfect equilibrium, however as the central dynamic is equilibrium, corrections must happen.

The overall raison d’etre for Parasitism seems to be to challenge status quo, to probe and test the hosts defenses:

“The parasite is an exciter. Far from transforming a system, changing its nature, its form, its elements, its relations and its pathways the parasite makes it change states differentially. It inclines it. It makes the equilibrium of the energetic distribution fluctuate. It dopes it. It irritates it. It inflames it. Often this inclination has no effect. But it can produce gigantic ones by chain reactions or reproduction.” (Michel Serres, The Parasite)

Parasitism takes advantage of the blind sides and the weak defenses. It is a constant challenge and has a very important role in keeping the societal immune-system (i.e the political- and institutional system) on its toes and in perpetual development.

It is easy to see the natural algorithms behind the triune elements, where Individualism favors aggregation, Collectivism favors replication and Parasitism favors intrusion and/or attachment.

Anyone observing society, humans, nature and our various modes of interaction will easily be able to see and distinct these qualities, but less so in terms of Parasitism that rather remains unseen — and that is why the scientific facts presented here (or contemplation hereof) will be novel to most people.

How can I access if I have Toxoplasma gondii?:

A way to self-assess if you are affected by Toxoplasma — is to measure your ability to deal with the subject itself;

If you reject or condemn it without further investigation and experience medium to strong resentment to the idea of a brain-parasite, if your consciousness seeks to induces abrupt change in subject when Tg is discussed, or if you find it very difficult/fear-provoking to contemplate …..then you are more likely to have Tg….but you probably won't have read this long into the article anyway.

Your doctor can test you, the testing procedure is a simple blood sample and -analysis. In USA and most of Europe the infection-rate lies in the range of 20–25%. Age reflects probability of infection as a rule of thumb (i.e 20 y/o=20% probability, 50 y/o=50% probability).

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I’m not a scientist — so this is a layman's perspective. Please do your own research and do not take my words face value. I discovered all the above because my son has bipolar and my daughter diabetes I. It was my research in these serious conditions that introduced me to Toxo.

I believe that Toxoplasma is the most significant issue that humanity has faced, but also an opportunity to remove a huge burden of suffering, while expanding our understanding of nature's wonders.

For years I have been fighting for getting it on the institutional- and political agenda in Denmark. The resistance I have met over those 5 years is staggering - but telling. Work in progress. May we become operational soon to start solving the problem. For the sake of our children. Stay Curious.