Monday, November 30, 2009

2 Raw for the Average Listener


Peace & welcome to the first installment of the “2 Raw for the Average Listener” mixtape series. For this particular session, I’ve decided to include some familiar gems to get things started. In future editions you can expect to journey much deeper into the crates.

There’s nothing that can compare to that feeling you get when you discover something new and beautiful. I hope to be able to provide that feeling to some listeners and bring a smile to the face of others who are already familiar.

This series will differ slightly from the traditional mixtape in that it won’t be filled with shout-outs or scratching. The project is not a display of my capabilities, but rather a tribute to the musical pioneers and innovators of the past (and occasionally the present).

Please enjoy this collection of songs & pass it onto others. Music is art. Art is love. Later.


Tracklist

1 The Meters – Same Old Thing
2 Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
3 Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes – Devika (Goddess)
4 Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 - Cinnamon and Clove
5 Gary Burton - Las Vegas Tango
6 The Silhouettes - Fonky first
7 Yusef Lateef – Russell and Eliot
8 The Soul Messengers – Savior in the East
9 Gino Vannelli – Gettin’ High
10 Cymande - Listen

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Soy Africano





The National Museum of Mexican Art has a wonderful exhibit that I'm so excited to see and I'm encouraging everyone else to see as well. This exhibit shines light on the little know history of Africans in Mexico. Though we all know that Africans traveled the world long before traveling as enslaved Africans, this exhibit starts with Africans coming in chains. Still, an exhibit to explore and learn from.

Exhibit Phases 

The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present, tells the little known story of Afro-descendants in Mexico during the past 500 years, including the story of Yanga, an enslaved African who escaped to found the first free town in the Americas near Veracruz, Mexico in 1610...

Who Are We Now? Roots, Resistance, and Recognition

Roots >>> illustrates three of the oldest historical connections between Mexicans and African Americans in the U.S., beginning with the domestic slave trade...

Resistance>>> describes the ways in which the two groups have influenced each other's efforts to resist oppression and assimilation...

Recognition>>> focuses on the two groups' recognition of their shared history, the recognition of distinct notions of race in the US and Mexico...

This exhibited is being displayed around the world. Let us take time for the African Diaspora

Mas Aqui

Eska — Inside Out (Live) >>>

This song is a sight up for sure. It will also be featured on the next "WholeFoods Mixtape". Bless and enjoy. Check out Eska Here
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Eska — Inside Out (Live) by DJ Underdog

Two Saddle Shoes and One Chukka: Opening Ceremony




Bless.. Hope the Sun is Shining even if it isn't...I remember going to Buster Brown or one of those stores growing up and seeing all of the varieties of saddle shoes that were available...There was every color way that you could think of and I remember being so thankful for not having to wear them until I truly wanted to, much later. Opening Ceremony has always had a reputation for creating a balance between nostalgia and style. If you find yourself in NYC or LA, its worth a look. Its a stylist and collector's playground, whether you buy anything or not. (with really good sales, by the way) They pride themselves on showcasing the best in progressive fashion globally, while fine tuning the classic items that we have all grown to love, thus the saddle shoe and the chukka boot..so bust out your argyles and get to stepping...LOL....Enjoy....Check them out...www.openingceremonyus.com.... Bless...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Timmion Records>>>

Little Ann " Deep Shadows" rare Detroit soul from the vaults of Dave Hamilton. (LP only release limited edition)

buy it now from timmion webshop->

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Sunday Feast

Peace everybody. Here is a baked tofu kabob recipe to enjoy when the time & budget allows…


Ingredients:

Broccoli
mushrooms
Red onion
Tofu (extra firm)
Brown rice
Skewer sticks

Marinade Ingredients:

1 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos
1/3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
3-4 teaspoons honey
2 chopped garlic cloves
2 tablespoons green tea leaves (2 tea bags)
1 quarter lemon squeezed

*Omit the honey for a vegan-friendly marinade.


Preparation:

Press the tofu so that it will absorb the marinade
Cube the tofu
Marinate tofu for 10 minutes
Chop the broccoli & onion to desired size
Marinate vegetables for 10 minutes
Put marinated ingredients on the skewer sticks and place in oven pan
Drizzle marinade over top
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
Serve with rice
Optional: Pour remaining marinade over rice to taste
Feast!

Damu the Fudgemunk Performs “Prosper” Live>>>

Damu The Fudgemunk performs “Prosper” for a Brooklyn BBQ crowd using an Akai MPC2000.

Check out Damu’s Kilawatt V1 EP, which includes the vocal version of “Prosper” featuring Raw Poetic of Panacea. Grab the vinyl or download a copy.


Just Listen

icanread: (by sweetxblasphemy)

“Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin”>>>

Over 225 photos, several of which are posted here, were shot by designer / photographer Jason Fulford for the book “Eat Me: The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin”, published by Alfred A Knopf. All these people must be just really neat because I can’t get over how simultaniously grossed out this picture of a cheeseburger below makes me. Great lighting, that’s what it must be.

The book these are for is one of the top 100 books of 2008 according to critics on the Amazon booksales site. The photos you see here are recently released for the photographers portfolio, here for you outside the book for the first time.



BASIL BASIL BASIL BASIL BASIL BASIL BASIL BASIL>>>>

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Basil-Essential-Oil
Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum

Mental Clarity & Relaxing

* Soothes insect bites, headaches, migraines, & deep muscle pain
* Good for the skin and respiratory tract
* Balances menstrual cycle.

*Precautions: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Basil is most widely known for creating mental clarity; increasing memory, soothing mental stress and relieving mental fatigue. It is also used to stimulate hair growth and condition the hair.

Basil can be used in baths, hair washes, mouth washes, room diffusers, salt scrubs, and massage oils to soothe tired and sore muscles.

Artikcar by Ben Wilson>>>

Artikcar by Ben Wilson

Artikcar by Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson's ArtikCar inspired by wooden toy car.
"ARTIKCAR is inspired by a child’s wooden toy car. The Pedal Powered vehicle is made from steel tubing, it steers by leaning and uses an innovative technology to illuminate the car. If you’re near by please come and see the parades: Illuminated Art Car Parade, Manchester City Centre, Thursday 26th November, cars on display from 3pm, parade from 6.30pm (Cathedral Gardens). "



Via trendsnow

Cymande

Was very happy to find this record while digging this weekend. Favorite song off the LP is "One More." Good for a mellow sunday afternoon. Enjoy...

Clue to Mystery of How Biological Clock Operates on 24-Hour Cycle>>>

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How does our biological system know that it is supposed to operate on a 24-hour cycle? Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that a tiny molecule holds the clue to the mystery.

Human as well as most living organisms on earth possess circadian a (24-hour) life rhythm. This rhythm is generated from an internal clock that is located in the brain and regulates many bodily functions, including the sleep-wake cycle and eating.

Although the evidence for their existence is obvious and they have been studied for more than 150 years, only recently the mechanisms that generate these rhythms have begun to be unraveled.

A researcher of the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University, Dr. Sebastian Kadener, and one of his students, Uri Weissbein, are among a collaborative group of researchers that have now found that tiny molecules known as miRNAs are central constituents of the circadian clock. Their discovery holds wide-ranging implications for future therapeutic treatment to deal with sleep deprivation and other common disorders connected with the daily life cycle.

The sleep-wake cycle, the most characterized manifestation of the circadian clock, is generated thanks to specialized neurons found both in humans and fruitflies. (The mechanism governing the circadian clock in fruitflies is almost identical to the one mammals -- and humans -- have.)

These neurons have the striking capability of counting time very accurately via a complex process of gene activation and repression that result in a tightly controlled process that takes exactly 24 hours.

The new research by Dr. Kadener and his colleagues, published in an article in the journal Genes and Development (and that was highlighted in Nature Review Neuroscience), has shown that a new mode of regulation has a pivotal importance for the ability of our internal clock to accurately count those 24 hours each day. Specifically, they have shown that the very tiny miRNA molecules are necessary for the circadian rhythms to function.

MiRNAs have recently been discovered and have been shown to be involved in different processes in animals. By the use of new state-of-the-art techniques (most of them developed in the present study) the authors demonstrate that one specific miRNA (called bantam) recognizes and regulates the translation of the gene clock.

This constitutes the first example of a defined miRNA-gene regulation in the central clock. Perhaps even more importantly, the researchers were among the first to prove that there is a clear role of miRNA regulation in the brain in general and behavior in particular.

In addition to Kadener and Weissman, others participating in the research were Prof. Michael Rosbash, Dr. Jerome Menet, Dr. Pipat Nawathean, Prof. Sacha Nelson and Dr. Ken Sugino from Brandeis University in the US and Prof. Phil Zamore, Dr. Michael Horwich and Dr. Vasia Vagin from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The Ashtavakra Gita>>>



The Aqua Tower by Studio Gang Architects>>

Studio Gang Architects have sent us some photos of the recently completed Aqua Tower in Chicago

Full description after the photos….

Photography by Steve Hall at Hedrich Blessing

The Aqua Tower by Studio Gang Architects

Totaling over 1.9 million sf, Aqua Tower is an 82-story mixed-use high-rise that includes a hotel, apartments, condominiums, parking and offices. Unlike a tower in an open field, new towers in urban environments must negotiate small view corridors between existing buildings. In response to this, the Aqua Tower is designed to capture particular views that would otherwise be unattainable. Among the building’s notable features is the green roof terrace atop its plinth—which at 80,000 sf is one of Chicago’s largest—that contains an outdoor pool, running track, gardens, fire pits and yoga terrace.

A series of contours defined by outdoor terraces extends away from the face of the tower structure to provide views between neighboring buildings. These outdoor terraces, cantilevered up to twelve feet, differ in shape from floor to floor. The terraces inflect based on criteria such as the view, solar shading and size and type of dwelling. When viewed together, these unique terraces make the building appear to undulate, presenting a highly sculptural appearance that is rooted in function. Aqua creates a strong identity through its architecture and has become a landmark addition to the Chicago skyline.

Early and close collaboration between architect and builder, as well as the use of contemporary digital tools, allowed the variation in the shape of the floor slabs to be achieved without increasing the building’s construction timetable. The result is a high-rise tower particular to its site that allows residents to inhabit the facade of the building and the city at the same time.

“Aqua Tower was shaped by an organic, site-specific design process. Rather than starting out with the goal of creating an icon, we let the climate and views shape the building, weaving it into its surroundings and treating the building and its environment as interconnected not separate. Even though it may appear to be formally expressive, it is equal parts data and imagination.” – Jeanne Gang, Design Principal Architect

Visit the Studio Gang Architects website – here.

The Price of Glamour >> High Heel Health Risks

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Face it. Feet aren't meant to be propped in stilettos. Heels over two inches affect the natural way you walk. A heel higher than three inches puts seven times the pressure on the ball of your foot and can harm the bones.

Yet, according to a study by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 39 percent of women wear high heels every day. And within this group, nearly three out of four reported having a shoe-related foot problem.

The price of glamour
It's true that stylish high heels can make you look taller, flatter your legs and give you a chic appearance. But they also are notorious for harming women's feet.

  • Blisters, corns or calluses can develop when high heels throw weight into the ball of your foot.
  • Lower back pain can result when your spine bends backwards to compensate the forward push of your body when you walk in heels.
  • Pain in the ball of your foot, a condition called metatarsalgia, can stem from high heels.
  • Ankle sprains are more likely because your foot position in heels and the often-narrow heel width can make ankles unstable.
  • Achilles tendonitis is a risk. Frequent wearing of heels shortens and tightens calf muscles. This can lead to painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon at the back of your heel.
  • Benign tumors of nerves, called neuromas, can grow between toes. Symptoms may include sharp pain and tingling or numbness of the toes.
  • "Pump bump," or Hagland's deformity, has been linked to women who often wear high heels. This painful bump on the back of the heel bone occurs when the bone rubs against the shoe or a narrow, pointed shoe makes toes curl up.

Wearing heels all the time can even make wearing flats impossible if your foot becomes used to the position of heels. This can lead to more serious problems, like bone spurs or Achilles tendon tears.

Quote of the Day


"You can play a shoestring if you're sincere."

John Coltrane

Why haven't I seen a Cashew in its Shell.....


I am always so happy and thankful to witness oddities in nature, whether its a finding or gifted to me somehow. They are one in the same, our findings are often our most precious treasures....One of my sis got an opportunity to harvest cashews in Nicaragua a while back and happened to have a bag of them in their shells. Its one of my favorites, to see how things truly occur in nature. The way they exist to us is so far from how they live in South America or the Caribbean, their root. How we can eat an Almond, Walnut, Pecan, or Brazil nut directly from its shell, is far from possible with cashews. They are actually seeds that grow inside of a shell that grows on a fruit. In South America, the fruit is eaten and the seed (cashew) is thrown away. How abundant, one fruit, that two cultures utilize and know in different ways, but that's everywhere outside of the U.S. isn't it? ( us ignorant americans) Nature is really yielding in that way though. Its not like a fruit I have ever seen, kind of like a red or yellow pepper with a hard worm-like shell on top of it. They don't really go together but, the best things, kind of don't. We definitely pay more for the exotic, but in this case, its due to the harvesting process. The process can be very intense, involved, and uncomfortable for handlers. In its raw state, cashews contain urushiol, a chemical found in poison ivy and oak. Consuming and handling completely raw cashews can result in symptoms reminiscent of poison ivy and oak. They must go through a steaming process which makes them safe for consumption. I had an Aha moment as to why cashews are always kind of wrinkled. Who would of thought that it was good old fashioned steam. So, none of us have ever really had a raw cashew, its kind of nature's law. I give thanks to and for the folks who are masters of this ancient craft of harvesting and cultivating. Without them, there would be a lot of sick folks out there with no information, I don't know which one is really worse. More important, its about sharing the knowledge and spreading the wealth of those things that are naturally occurring all around us... Be Gratuitous.....Bless....

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Just Some Wurds...A Song...A Pic and a Prayer


Bless all of your ways today. We have so many reasons as to why we do many of the things that we do from day to day. It may be out of honor, obligation, or circumstance. Its just good to do things off of a feeling sometimes...we become so entangled in our dailys, that we require a nudge every so often to remind us of the little things that are the magic in life...Like a Song...a Word..a Pic..and a Prayer...Delight in all of your Days...Satta Amasagana Natalie Cole.....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sacrifice

Eid al-Adha Around the World 







An Idea Who's Time Has Come>>> DJ UNDERDOG AFRICA PLAYS ON 5 x LunchBox Theory

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Track 01-Bill T Jones
Track 02-T'o ba fe lo we omi l'o ma'lo
Track 03-Tony Allen
Track 04-Sade-Tell Me
Track 05-Ofege
Track 06-Bola Johnson
Track 07-Tunji
Track 08-Fred Fisher
Track 09-Joseph Jackson
Track 10-Oyelana & The Benders
Track 11-Olotunji
Track 12-Luisito Quintero
Track 13- Wasiu Ayinde Barrister
Track 14-Osunlade
Track 15-Nina
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Party Info Below


We have moved!! With all the love and support from everyone we have expanded and moved to BOSSA LOUNGE, 2463 18th St NW, in the heart of Adams Morgan.

DJ Underdog will spinning AfroBeat, AfroSoul, AfroFunk!
We also have the pleasure of collaborating with DC’s own Afrobeat band, Funk Ark!

We will be sweating it out all night UPSTAIRS at Bossa. 2 Levels of music all night long.

$5 for two bands, and a dope DJ all night long

See you Friday November, 27!!


If you have downloaded the series this year, thank you. If not, see below:


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soul contradict complete whole hole black laugh imagine peace love wack truth honestly fly race time order human obey follow world wrong write right les-(yes) faith-(k(no)ow) escape pretend gansta power law break rules dictate close/clothes name still stagnant game play safe live forever die young fame people never believe anything
nothing be perfect fast life slow progression move away far 144,000 dollar car insane think infinite boundary box beat beat box box beat boundary infinite think insane car dollar 144,000 far away move progression slow life fast perfect be nothing anything believe never people (fame) young die forever live safe play game stagnant still name clothes dictate rules break law power gangsta pretend escape no faith yes lies right (right?) wrong world follow obey human order time race fly honestly truth wack peace imagine

T'o ba fe se'be omi l'o ma'lo!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HERB of the Week>>>Nettle?

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Here is some of the well-known curative properties of nettle.

  1. It is used as diuretic
  2. It is used to treat anemia since nettle leaves contain high amount of iron content. It also helps to formation and coagulation of blood cells.
  3. It is used in the treatment of arthrites and rheumatism
  4. It protects respiratory and urinary problems
  5. It decreases the risk of eczema and other skin disorders. Additionally, it is used in asthma treatment.
  6. It is used in the treatment of benign prostate
  7. It is used in the treatment of sinusitis and rhinitis
  8. It protects hair loss (Alopecia)

Nettle is said to be extremely beneficial for the kidneys, being useful in expelling gravel from the bladder and dissolving kidney stones. It is a powerful blood purifier that drives out toxins and metabolic wastes by stimulating the kidneys to excrete more water. Nettle tea is said to clean out the entire intestinal tract while activating the body's natural defense mechanisms.

The nettle tea will also kill and expel intestinal worms. It is helpful in the treatment of dysentery, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and inflammation of the kidneys. It is also useful in the treatment of asthma since it helps expel phlegm from the lungs.

In the book, "The Family Herbal," authors Barbara and Peter Theiss recommend nettle tea as a long-term stimulation therapy for allergies, for people with poor complexions and as an additional discharging therapy in connection with all types of rheumatism and gout.

Nettle is also used to increase fertility in both men and women. Due to its high calcium content, nettle tea is specific for easing leg cramps and other muscles spasms, and also diminishes pain during and after birth.



Soldier of Love! February>>>SADE>>>

SADE-SOLDIER-OF-LOVE

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Downward Dog - the right way


Almost everyone who has ever done yoga loves downward-facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). There aren't very many poses that feel better. It's one of the most basic poses -- and consequently it's also one of the easiest to get wrong. Many people do this position incorrectly without even knowing it. Here are some good explanations of the right way to do it, restated from Yoga Journal. I've put the steps/considerations that I was missing before in bold and at the bottom I've added some more that they didn't mention. Perhaps this will help someone else get the most out of their daily practice . . .

Starting position: Come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulders. Spread your palms, index fingers parallel or slightly turned out, and turn your toes under.

The lift: Exhale and lift your knees away from the floor. At first keep the knees slightly bent and the heels lifted away from the floor. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis. Against this resistance, lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling, and from your inner ankles draw the inner legs up into the groins.

Then with an exhalation, push your top thighs back and stretch your heels onto or down toward the floor. Straighten your knees but be sure not to lock them. Firm the outer thighs and roll the upper thighs inward slightly. Narrow the front of the pelvis.

Firm the outer arms and press the bases of the index fingers actively into the floor. From these two points lift along your inner arms from the wrists to the tops of the shoulders. Firm your shoulder blades against your back, then widen them and draw them toward the tailbone. Keep the head between the upper arms; don't let it hang.

Hold this position for 1 to 3 minutes.

Additional Considerations:

1: Make sure that you put your entire hand down onto the floor as opposed to just your fingers, the outside of your hand, thumb-bone, etc. Being mindful of this will prevent wrist-strain and improper weight distribution.

2: Take care to ensure that your weight is distributed equally between your hands and your feet.

**Also, for visual learners, here's a video that does a good job of explaining the pose properly:


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Abbey Lincoln::::Throw It Away>>>

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By the way, this is how it should be done. Be original and stop frontin:

THE BATTLE WITHIN: VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, OR PESCETARIAN.....



So I have decided to begome a pescetarian in January of '09. No applause because I have not been as successful as I should have been with my dietary restrictions. When I first made the decision, it was for a few reasons; digestive problems and ever since I saw a recording of animal cruelty within slaughter houses for the market, I never felt comfortable eating it. So I set out to eat only fish and I bragged about how I "don't eat meat" but still wore (and still have) leather boots, bags, eat eggs (baby chickens), etc. I remember sitting at lunch with my best friend Shannon and her asking me, "well if you don't eat meat because of how animals are treated, why are you wearing them?" I replied, "I know, don't tell me before I feel forced to give away all of my stuff" and laughed:(! I realized at that moment that I really didn't know WHY I decided to make my choice anymore.

Then the summer came.....awwwwww lord, BBQ's and I'm the only person asking for veggie burgers!? (of course they looked at me as though I was crazy) To make a long story short, I slipped a few times over the summer. Now, I choose not to label myself but to make decisions that are best for my personal goals for my body and health.

I haven't had meat in a while but I loooovvvveeee cheese and I am used to having substance so I eat fish. Today I decided to look up why I shouldn't eat dairy and I was curious to know how it was affecting my body. After reading some of the things I have found, I think it's best for me to start indulging in what natural things the creator has blessed us with! I am sure everyone on this blog knows what dairy does to your body, how it's not able to be broken down and it rots in your intestins, etc. but what I didn't know is the effects of parasites that meat and fish included have on your body....one being the damaging affects it can have on the brain and health affects. It can cause Blood sugar imbalances, bloating, sugar cravings, fatigue, insomnia, weight gain or loss, teeth grinding or TMJ, diarrhea, itching, irritability, malnutrition, anemia, and immune deficiency amongst many others.

The issue is that with some of these parasites, mainly those created by pork (tateworms), is that the eggs from these animals (including fish) once swallowed can latch on to the intestine wall. Once that is done and the eggs hatch, the enzymes (researches are not sure specifically how) can go into the blood stream and enter the blood to brain barrier and cause a disease called neurocysticercosis. This disease allows the parasite to feed amongst your brain cells to cause brain cell damage, headaches, nausea, dizziness, altered mental states, and SEIZURES!!!! Over 50 million people die around the world, mainly in 3rd world countries from this disease. The issue is that many people, including americans, have parasites and won't feel the affects of their symptoms until years later.

Here are a list of parasites and what illness they may cause:

Giardia lamblia are protozoan parasites that infect humans via consumption of contaminated food and water. It’s commonly found in untreated water supplies, and is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in travelers, but people sometimes pick them up while swimming in ponds and lakes. Giardia is responsible for the condition known as giardiasis that causes diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, abdominal cramping, weight loss, greasy stools, and dehydration.

Toxoplasma gondii is another protozoan organism commonly found in the colon. Cats and kittens often carry it, and it can be transmitted to humans who handle of cats – especially their feces. You can also be infected with them by breathing in their eggs. Toxoplasma is responsible for the disease toxoplasmosis, which causes chills, fever, headaches and fatigue. If a pregnant woman contracts toxoplasmosis, it can lead to miscarriage, or birth defects such as blindness and mental retardation.

Roundworms are are the most common intestinal parasite in the world, affecting over one billion people. They’re also one of the largest parasites, and can grow to up to 30 inches in length. Humans can contract a roundworm infection by eating improperly cooked meat, or by handling dogs or cats infested with roundworms. Symptoms include loss of appetite, allergic reactions, coughing, abdominal pain, edema, sleep disorders, and weight loss.

Hookworms are able to penetrate the human skin, and often enter the body through the feet when people walk barefoot through contaminated areas. They can be all over the world, in warm, moist tropical areas, and can live in the intestines for up to fifteen years. A hookworm infection may cause symptoms such as itchy skin, blisters, nausea, dizziness, anorexia, and weight loss.

Trichinella parasites, caused by the consumption of raw or undercooked pork, can can mimic the symptoms of up to fifty different diseases. Possible symptoms of infection include muscle soreness, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, edema of the lips and face, difficulty breathing, difficulty speaking, enlarged lymph glands, and extreme dehydration.

Tapeworms are the largest colon parasites that are known to infect humans. There are different types of tapeworms that infect different animals – there are beef tapeworms, pork tapeworms, fish tapeworms, and dog tapeworms. They can grow to several feet in length and live in the intestines for up to 25 years. Symptoms of a tapeworm infection are diarrhea, abdominal cramping, nausea, and change of appetite.

Flukes, or Trematodas, are small flatworms that can penetrate the human skin when an individual is swimming or bathing in contaminated water. Flukes can travel throughout the body and settle in the liver, lungs or intestines. Symptoms of a fluke infection include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and swelling.

Hope this was alarming to you as it was to me!

Bonjay>>?

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The Toronto duo of Bonjay