Just for a second, imagine having parasites in your body. That’s quite an awful thought, right? It’s what nightmares are made of – and yet, it might not be as far from the truth as you think.
According to Dr. Oz, “1 out of 3 Americans is infected with an intestinal parasite at any given time.” That’s a lot of people!
And it doesn’t matter whether you travel to exotic countries or not; you can get parasites from undercooked meats, dirty fruits and vegetables, or even from walking barefoot and doing gardening. So, unfortunately, being a vegetarian or vegan does not protect you from a parasitic infection. Anybody can get it.
How do you know if you have a parasite? If one in every three Americans has one… that one could be YOU, right?
I’ll give you a short list of some common symptoms:
1) Abdominal pain, cramping
2) Unexplained, sudden weight loss or gain
3) Feelings of fatigue, depression, apathy
4) Unexplained diarrhea, gas, constipation, etc.
5) Skin irritations, eczema, etc.
6) Vitamin deficiencies despite healthy diet
Do any of these problems sound familiar? If so, it may be time for a parasite cleanse! Yay, what fun!
Since I always focus on natural remedies, I won’t go into any synthetic chemical-laden solutions to the parasite problem. Instead, I want to highlight some effective treatments that are quite inexpensive and natural.
Here we go:
1) Herbs. There are a variety of herbs that work great against parasites, such as wormwood, black walnut, and cloves. It’s best to use a blend of several herbs in order to kill the different stages of parasites (eggs, larvae, adult worms).
2) Pineapple and Papaya. They contain the enzymes bromelain and papain, which digest protein, helping your body rid itself of parasites.
3) Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Mostly consisting of silica, DE does not only make your hair and skin look great, but it also helps eliminate intestinal worms and parasites.
4) Raw Pumpkin Seeds. They are nutritious, taste good, and also kill parasites!
5) Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar (with the “mother”). It helps restore your pH balance and eliminates parasites.
6) Raw Garlic. Another parasite killer! (Also good for keeping vampires at bay)
Whether you think you have parasites or not, it makes sense to do a parasite cleanse twice a year, especially if you feel like your health is not as good as it should be. But be aware: if you do have some kind of parasitic infection, you may go through some uncomfortable detox symptoms. However, you will feel like a new person once the critters have been completely eliminated from your body.
– Parasites: Could They Be Making You Sick?
– 10 Signs You May Have A Parasite
– Say Goodbye to Parasites
– Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Health Benefits for Humans
– The Anti-Parasite Diet: Foods That Make Parasites Run for Cover