Toxins - How they can affect you


There are many different types of parasites and the most pervasive can cause diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, wind, loss of appetite and nausea. There are countless ways of picking up a parasitic infection – for example they can be present in contaminated water and food, animals and animal faeces. Tested are: lamblia, amoebas, toxoplasmosis, malaria, roundworm etc.

Heavy Metals

There are many heavy metals. Tested are: lead, cadmium, nickel, mercury, chromium, arsenic, aluminium, iron, platinum, copper and many more.  These can contaminate the body via airborne pollutants such as petrol fumes and other routes such as mercury fillings, orthodontic braces, tattoos, piercings, canned food and drinks, some fish, lead and copper water pipes and smoking etc. (To link to websites with more information, search for 'heavy metal intoxication in humans')

Some of the symptoms intoxication by heavy metals can exacerbate, are, sinus problems, migraine headaches, skin complaints including itchy skin with no rash, flaky skin, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, itchy ears, sore and itchy eyes, mouth ulcers and fatigue etc.


Yeast can build up in the gut when dysbiosis occurs, i.e., a lack of friendly gut bacteria usually as a result of use of antibiotics, the contraceptive pill, HRT, anti-inflammatory/steroid medications, long term prescriptive medications and stress. Yeast can ferment in the gut causing bloating, wind, belching, gurgling, fatigue, constipation and/or diarrhoea etc. It can also exacerbate skin conditions such as eczema.

Fungus and Candida Albicans

There are several fungi and molds tested. Overgrowth can be due to an imbalance of intestinal flora, and also the molds from compost heaps, mouldy fruit, crops and bread etc. Any number of symptoms can manifest, from dry, itchy flaky skin, dandruff, thrush, athletes’ foot, coated tongue to digestive, respiratory, sinus problems and fatigue etc. The difference between yeast, candida, fungi and molds is that they are treated most successfully when treated independently.


There are many types of bacteria, that can cause infections and acute illness in the entire body and are generally treated, when necessary, with antibiotics, but sometimes bacteria are persistent and don't fully respond to mainstream treatment and sometimes re-infection occurs. Tested are streptococcus, peptostreptococcus, pneumococcus, staphylococcus, salmonella, legionella etc.

Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)

This is a bacterium found in the digestive system that only recently was found to cause ulcers. It can also produce symptoms such as acid reflux, heartburn, digestive pain or discomfort, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and can cause chronic constipation or diarrhoea. It is very common, can affect adults and children, and the vast majority with H. Pylori in the digestive system may never suffer symptoms but may pass the bacteria to others.


There are many different types of viruses tested that can affect the body in various ways, e.g., persistent and recurrent colds, flu, respiratory and eye infections. Extreme fatigue can follow, for example, glandular fever, viral hepatitis or dengue fever. As with bacteria, viruses can stay in the body for months or even years. 

Geopathic Stress and Electromagnetic Stress

Some of the signs that could indicate that you may be suffering from the effects of GS and/or ES can be: insomnia or restless sleep, grinding of teeth, sleep talking, sleepwalking, nightmares, buzzing ears, headaches, palpitations, exhaustion, short fuse, hyperactivity in children, children bedwetting, babies crying continuously at night, tingling in the arms or legs or slow recovery from illness.
Excellent sites providing information on GS and ES are: and

Note:   The Vegatest Expert is capable of identifying even the slightest trace of a toxin in the body, so small can it can be undetected by mainstream tests.  However,  traces of toxins lingering in organs of the body can produce persistent, unexplained and long-term symptoms.

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