Friday, December 21, 2012

Monsters Inside Me - TV Series Review

Monsters Inside Me is definitely a title for a TV Series that gets my attention. It’s not that I like knowing that microscopic monsters can enter our bodies or be ingested and grow inside our bodies. It’s more that I have a need to know about these things in order to protect myself better. Since I need to know rather than want to know, I make it a point to watch this show on a regular basis. I actually look forward to the new seasons because I want to keep up to date with the latest episodes.

The shows are very well put together; complete with a short history or summary of how a person has come in contact with their nemesis, whether it is a parasite, an amoeba, other type protozoa or insect that is causing the problem. The narrator for the show is usually well informed and there is normally a medical explanation for what is happening in the body once a person has become a host for whatever monster has invaded them. The medical graphics are informative and detailed in a way that an average person can understand what is happening in an infected body.
Many of the cases I’ve seen so far began outside the United States when a person had traveled or gone on vacation to a tropical or exotic place. Some shows focus on the southern regions of the United States, as well. Invariably, a tourist is bitten by an insect, or a microscopic entity, or some unseen thing enters their body somehow. They can enter through the nose, the mouth or even at the site of a hair follicle. Once inside a host the entity goes through a gestation period. Some gestation periods are long and can take years to cause a problem. Some never cause a problem because the body’s immune system is healthy and can fight off their attack. Other entities have a very short gestation period and can cause major problems in just a few weeks or even a few days. Sometimes they quickly kill their human host.

Some of the invading monsters have no preference for where they will reside once inside a hosts’ body. The show has broadcast parasites that bury themselves inside the liver, the lungs, and the intestines and even inside the brain. Many people who do not die are never healthy again, dependent on doctors and treatment for the rest of their lives.

While some of these cases are difficult to believe and difficult to watch, I find it worth watching. Watching this show can help us to avoid an invasion of a monster that can kill us. If knowledge is power, then I believe empowering myself with this kind of information can help me take care of myself in a world that is filled with threatening environmental problems. I recommend the show to anyone who travels, loves tropical areas, lives in tropical areas and those who just want to be informed about how to stay healthy and parasite free.

This TV show was founded in 1982 and still aspires to the original mission statement established by founder John Hendricks. “To satisfy curiosity and make a difference in people's lives by providing the highest quality content, services and products that entertain, engage and enlighten."

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