When somebody mentions parasites, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A small child in another country bathing in a dirty river or an unfortunate traveler who went fishing in a contaminated lake? You’d only be half right. It is estimated that over 50% of Americans are infected by some type of parasite. Whether you live out in farm country or in a high rise apartment in a big city, you’re still vulnerable. Parasites can be picked up through contaminated meat, your pets, tap water, walking barefoot in your garden or sexual contact with an infected partner.
Could your health problems be symptoms of parasites? Compare your symptoms to the ones below.
· Chronic diarrhea/and or alternating with constipation
· Multiple food allergies
· Changes in appetite
· Sudden weight loss
· Brain fog
· Muscle pain
· Sore intestines
· Gurgling intestines
· Anal itching
· Yeast infections
· Itching on the soles of the feet
· Fowl-smelling gas
· Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
· Palpitations (indicates hookworms)
· Coughing bloody sputum (in some cases)
The following are the most effective natural remedies for getting rid of parasites:
· Black Walnut Hulls
· Caprylic Acid
· Grape Seed Extract
· Pau D’Arco
· Male Fern
· Cranberry Powder
· Pumpkin Seeds
The three most important methods are the first three, black walnut hulls, wormwood and cloves.
Black walnut hulls oxygenate the blood, which helps kill parasites, and acts as a laxative to help expel the worms from the body. Wormwood anesthetizes the worm, which helps loosen its grip on the intestines so that it can pass from the system. Cloves are antibacterial, antiparasite and antifungal and are most effective when fresh.
It is important to alternate these natural remedies every three days and continue on this regimen for a month or more so your system can fully rid itself of the offending intruders. For example: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday take black walnut hulls. The next three days take wormwood, the next three cloves, etc. The purpose of alternating remedies is parasites “get used to” what you’re taking and adapt because they’re built to survive and they won’t want to leave their warm cozy environment.
In addition to the three main herbal remedies in your anti-parasite arsenal, start cooking with fresh garlic and oregano every night. Buy and eat fresh pumpkin seeds. Avoid sugar and alcohol during your treatment as this feeds the worms.
Note: If you do not see any parasites eliminated in your stool but notice a marked improvement of symptoms, you could have protozoa, which are invisible to the naked eye. Continue the treatment if it’s working for you.
The parasites are gone. Now what?
Now it’s time to help your body heal. Introduce a good probiotic to your diet (shelf stable or one that requires refrigeration) to help rebuild healthy intestinal flora. Use turmeric, a natural spice, for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to strengthen the intestinal walls. Use a bulk fiber (such as psyllium whole husks) to flush wastes and toxins left from the die-off of parasites. Milk thistle is a natural herb that is good for healing and rebuilding the liver and drinking pure aloe vera juice will soothe and heal the irritated digestive tract.
Note: You may experience “die off” or flu like symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, diarrhea, chills, fever, body aches and excess mucus in the nose and chest as your body releases toxins. This is temporary and part of the healing process. Start off slowly, with the lowest dose of the remedy/remedies to see how your body will respond. Be sure to research and note possible side effects of each remedy before trying it. If you have a serious medical condition, consult your healthcare provider before embarking on a parasite cleanse.