On a Slow Boat from China (Fiction word count: 100)
On a slow boat leaving China, Nam-Su told me “workers” in Chinese factories added parasite cysts to exported food and it went undetected.
“After people ate, they’d have different reactions. We don’t want people sick right away – it could be traced. Also, we can’t kill people because governments would investigate. The goal is to slowly load enemy intestines, and sinuses, with various pathogens to stress immune system. Because healthcare systems are mostly symptom orientated – people will get drugs for symptoms and eventually be diagnosed with organ breakdown or autoimmune disease.”
I sat speechless, wishing the boat would go faster.
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First, the “slow boat from China” part was a play on the phrase “Slow Boat to China” from the old song by Frank Loesser HERE. That song has a romantic take and they want a slow ride all the way “to” china – and here in my fiction, I have a creepy bunk mate – talking late at night – and I want the boat to go faster…. “from” China….
Second, two days ago I read a news story (here) about how Communist North Korean workers are employed at seafood factories in China. I guess these workers send 70% of their income back to North Korea – and the article focussed on how this income source is funding North Korean war efforts. They argued that indirectly Americans are helping to pay for the war supplies in NC. Good point.
However, my pet peeve is that we are ignorant to trusting overseas manufacturing – especially when it comes to food. The article merely talks about where these workers send their money – completely forgetting that enemy people are handling food we will ingest. And sure there are safety regulations followed, but it is possible to contaminate the food at different stages – just sayin’ –
Further, when we (meaning the consumer that sees a two-inch parasite in their frozen fish or the inspectors that catch it) well when we discover that food is contaminated – we tend to only look at it overtly. We only look for parasites that we can see – ignoring that tainted food – seafood and other types – can have small cysts added – and here is an article on salmon parasites: A Parasite Found in Asian Salmon Is Now Also America’s Problem
I think we accidentally ignore the idea that pathogens could be delivered to us via food (or meds prepared abroad). And then later, perhaps years later, that exposure could wreak havoc on the individual’s immune system (from a strained GI tract and sinus cavity nests).
Many claim that when ingesting parasitic-laden food “most infected humans remain asymptomatic — some may feel slight abdominal discomfort or nausea — though there are rare cases in which the infection can turn serious.” In my humble opinion, unless people have really good stomach acid and plenty of enzymes pumping (and most folks do NOT these days – esp. the many with candidiasis throughout their gut – Check out “My Ra Diary” – here). well you can have certain microbes run through your system for years before you feel sick from them.
And then when you do show major symptoms, the doctors here tend to “rarely” consider parasitic infection. It has to do with their training.
And I firmly believe this overlooking of parasites is wrong. Parasite infection is disregarded as a third world country problem when it is very well everywhere – especially as we share global foods.
Everyone has “some” parasites inside their gut – it is human to have them and in light amounts has some health benefits – but when the parasite load becomes too heavy – the body then suffers – it can be gradual and it can be shown with thyroid problems (especially flat worms wreak havoc on the thyroid function), could lead to weight loss or gain, hair loss, not feeling well (like with fibro) and a myriad of other conditions and co-infections.
I humbly believe that many illnesses that are misdiagnosed as “auto-immune” actually have a parasitic connection.
Further, many people have fungal infections that stay systemic, let out mycotoxins, and lead to malabsorption. And because so many Americans eat a high sugar diet (even tho they do not even realize they eat a lot of sugar – it is so the norm and would never seem high – but it is – and it is daily – and each time it slowly pulls from immune function – just sayin’) and many folks continue to feed any pathogens (and these pathogens also send out enzyme inhibitors…. and maybe make biofilm to survive….).
So I suggest to not eat food that is handled by potential enemies.
Just makes sense.
This is all for educational purposes and I strongly suggest that everyone considers cleansing the gut at least once a year.
If a person is sick – they might need to do an 18 month on and off cleanse and then supplement to rebuild their bio-terrain. And if nothing else start to take enzymes with your meals – and with heavy meals maybe take some Betaine (I like a brand that has BetaineHCL/Pepsin/Gentian Bitters- and I keep it in my purse) because this could help break down food and destroy any small microbes or parasite cysts – while also helping you get more from your food.