Human intestinal helminths are described in this paper. They can be over a meter
long, with an irregular cylindrical shape, resembling a rope. These anaerobic intestinal
“rope” parasites differ significantly from other well-known intestinal parasites. Rope
parasites can leave human body with enemas, and are often mistaken for intestinal
lining, feces, or decayed remains of other parasites. Rope parasites can attach to
intestinal walls with suction bubbles, which later develop into suction heads. Walls of
the rope parasites consist of scale-like cells forming multiple branched channels along
the parasite’s length. Rope parasites can move by jet propulsion, passing gas bubbles
through these channels. Currently known antihelminthic methods include special
enemas. Most humans are likely hosting these helminths.
More than one billion humans are infected with intestinal parasites.
Over 15% of all cancers in humans are parasites-related. It is also estimated that every fourth human is infected with intestinal parasites. Parasitic worms fall under one of the four categories: roundworms (nematodes), tapeworms (cestodes), flukes (trematodes), and monogeneans.
This communication describes human anaerobic intestinal parasites that have not
been previously mentioned in the literature. In humans they can cause multiple
symptoms, including weight gain or loss, food allergies, common colds, coughing, back
pain, rashes, headaches, indigestion, hair loss, etc. Discovered anaerobic intestinal
parasites differ significantly from the well-known and studied intestinal parasites.
Unlike others, these parasites do not have muscles, nervous system, or distinct
reproductive organs, etc., and dry out quickly when exposed to air. The main reason
these parasites have not been previously discovered by the researchers, is because they
rarely come out as whole fully developed adult species. They also look like human
excrements (Fig. 1(a)), and don’t move outside the human body in air. These parasites
are often mistaken for decaying remains of other parasites, feces, or lining of the
intestines, as their colour varies from white to brown, to dark grey.
Thus, the adult stage of these parasites is named “rope” parasites. Rope parasites can leave human body with special enemas,5-8 which is how they have been discovered.
Adult rope parasites have an un-segmented irregular cylindrical shape. Parasites’
tegument is slimy and tacky. Once washed with water from feces, rope parasites
produce a very strong distinct scent.
When water was injected into the channel, it travelled along the length of the parasite, observed under the optical microscope, without carrying any surrounding cells. There was also some particles motion in the channels, observed under the optical microscope. Unlike nematodes, which have the main body cavity, rope parasites have a branching network of channels along their length (Fig. 2(a). Thus, unlike other nematodes, they have no single apparent digestive tube. Similar to some nematodes, rope parasites attach to the internal wall of the intestine using suction cups positioned at the head (Fig. 1(c)), or
even along their body (Fig. 1(a)). At the same time, these parasites don’t have a cuticle,
like nematodes, but a tegument, like cestodes. This tegument is slimy and gel-like in
Rope parasites are most likely hermaphroditic, as no reproductive organs were found by either microscopic or macroscopic observations. They have no
intermediate host and no apparent larval stages.
Fig. 2(c) shows almost perfect spherical objects, 35-40 µm in diameter found
inside the channels. Larger magnification image of this feature is shown in Fig. 2(d).
Such spheres were observed inside the two parasites from two hosts subjected to
microscopic examination. While at this point it’s not clear what these spherical objects
inside the channels are, it is quite possible that they are simply gas bubbles. Fig. 2(e)
shows slime originating from the early stages of the rope parasite development. Notice
blunt droplet ends, which later develop into attachment suction cups. Fig. 2(f) shows
rope parasite placed in water. Originally they were laying down on the bottom of the
glass jar. But later, rope parasites developed much larger gas bubbles, attempting to
reach water surface, defying gravity. This behaviour points to their motion and
attachment mechanisms. It is quite possible that parasites combined smaller bubbles in
Rope parasites can also emit gas and move by jet propulsion. This process is manifested in humans by flatulence andstomach bloating during or after enemas. Rope parasites utilize osmotic feeding, as food
remains were observed inside them, determining their colour, as in Fig. 1(a) for
example. In the intestines adult parasites expand, while twisting like a corkscrew, or a
mop, capturing fecal content and extracting nutrients, which produces dry twisted feces.
By doing this, rope parasites can completely block the lumen of the intestine. Feeding
and excretory functions are conducted through their whole body surface. Two possible
reproductive routes through gemmation and slime produced by the rope parasites can be named.
Enema, colon flush to kill these rope parasites
The intestinal cleansing process can be accomplished through the use of one or more of the following natural substances: rice bran ﬁber, alfalfa leaves, butternut root bark, fennel seed, licorice root, Irish moss, anise seed, peppermint leaves, cranberry, psyllium seed husk ﬁber, ﬂaxseed ﬁber, apple or citrus pectin, and buckthorn bark. These substances act like a broom and sweep debris out of the digestive tract.
(Do note that this cleanse would not be appropriate for the more exotic blood- and tissue-invasive parasites, which cause malaria, trichomoniasis, toxoplasmosis, schistosomiasis, ﬁlariasis, elephantiasis, and leishmaniasis.)
Without equal, psyllium seed husk ﬁber, ﬂaxseed ﬁber, and bran ﬁber are gentle and effective bulking agents in the removal of accumulated wastes. Their extremely high water-absorbing capacity lubricates old fecal matter dried on the colon wall for a softer, more normal evacuation. And their tremendous swelling capacity lets them absorb toxins and waste materials stored in the body. Bulking agents must be taken with adequate amounts of water, so be sure to check the directions on the product label.