The American Parasite is a 2013 30-minute video advertisement from Keybiotics about Candida, a genus of yeasts. The video became widely shared on the Internet. The Candida nickname of “American parasite” does not appear to have been used before the video.
Wikipedia: Candida (fungus)
Candida is a genus of yeasts and is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide. Many species are harmless commensals or endosymbionts of hosts including humans; however, when mucosal barriers are disrupted or the immune system is compromised they can invade and cause disease. Candida albicans is the most commonly isolated species, and can cause infections (candidiasis or thrush) in humans and other animals. In winemaking, some species of Candida can potentially spoil wines.
Many species are found in gut flora, including C. albicans in mammalian hosts, whereas others live as endosymbionts in insect hosts.
Systemic infections of the bloodstream and major organs (candidemia or invasive candidiasis), particularly in immunocompromised patients, affect over 90,000 people a year in the U.S.
The American Parasite: A video worth watching!! - This video is from keybiotics.http://keybiotics.com/video_toon8 .... http://ow.ly/2C6IQm
5:25 PM - 13 Dec 2013
The American Parasite: Candida http://keybiotics.com/video_toon15c.php …
11:10 AM - 2 Jan 2014
Truth in Advertising
250M AMERICANS INFECTED – THE AMERICAN PARASITE
January 3rd, 2014
Here’s a new batch of web ads warning you about something called “the American Parasite.”
What are these ads all about? And what is the American Parasite?
Candida is “the American Parasite,” according to Whole Body Research, and its products can protect you from this horrible danger you didn’t know about until just now. These web ads link to a long, long video explaining the dangers of candida, the American diet, sugary foods, artificial sweeteners, Donald Rumsfeld, large sodas, Dr. Oz, and so on.
What’s candida? According to the National Institutes of Health,
Candida is the scientific name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives almost everywhere, including in your body. Usually, your immune system keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can multiply and cause an infection.