If you’re like me, then you probably get the heebie-jeebies every time you hear someone talking about parasites. After all, nobody wants to imagine worm-like creatures that are actually living inside of them and have the capability of surviving for several decades while growing several feet in length. Yuck! Check out these tips for dealing with parasites. Learn how to heal yourself. Of course, you must always check with your doctor to be safe, when in doubt, call your physician. In case you missed this post, How To Clean Your House And Stay Healthy
Dealing with Parasites
Unfortunately, parasites are even more common than you might think. Get this. Of the world’s entire 7.6 billion people, over half of us are infected with some type of parasite. That’s over 3.5 billion people! What’s even more startling, is that most people don’t even realize they have them. With these disturbing odds, chances are very likely you may be one of those people.
Parasites are nasty organisms that are, for the most part, microscopic, but oftentimes quite visible to the naked eye. You can become infected by them in a number of different ways. They are completely dependent on their “host” for their own survival.
While they don’t typically kill the host, they are capable of spreading diseases and causing a number of undesirable symptoms amongst humans. If you are dealing with a number of the following symptoms, there’s a chance that you may have parasites. Here’s more on how to deal with them while you are cleansing and healing your body.
Symptoms of Parasites
There are many different types of parasites out there that can find their way inside of people, and they all bring different symptoms that you need to watch out for. They may develop similar conditions to what you would experience with food poisoning, pneumonia, or a hormone deficiency.
- Parasites can cause brain fog, headaches, fatigue, weakness, aches and pains, sleeping problems, skin bumps, rashes, allergies, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, and fever.
- You may even notice an increase in appetite or weight loss, sometimes both. As gross as it may sound, it’s possible to pass worms that are visible in your stool. People that deal with these issues for years can develop anger, depression, and other neurological issues.
For many people, parasites can go undetected because those individuals don’t experience any symptoms for a long time, and if they do, it’s long after they’ve been infected. Many people don’t know this, but parasites can be transmitted from one person to another.
Most parasites that find their way inside of us tend to navigate towards and latch on to our inner intestines. Because of that, many people choose to cleanse their intestines by detoxing.
If this is something that you’re interested in, you should start out by getting on a high fiber diet, along with taking supplements that provide aid in helping clear out the parasites. A few of these supplements include flaxseeds, psyllium, and beetroot.
Foods You Should Avoid/Add to Your Diet
Stomach acids play a key role in fighting off parasites in our bodies, and one way of making sure that they are working properly is by having the right kind of diet. During this time period, it’s best if you stay away from foods with refined sugar, refined grains, greasy foods, processed foods, coffee, raw meats, and alcohol. (This will prove a challenge for some of us.)
Experts and doctors say that you should add foods with higher traces of beta-carotene, such as sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots. These help to add Vitamin A to your system, providing your body with the resistance it needs to fight off certain parasites.
Other foods that you should consider eating include ones rich in vitamins C and B. Probiotic foods such as yogurt and kefir, are also helpful in providing important bacteria for your gut. Eating more garlic may also have some benefit.
Natural Remedies (Dealing with Parasites)
Parasites can be treated in a number of different ways. Certain practitioners will recommend adding natural remedies to your diet, though others will say that there isn’t enough clinical proof to back these claims. Here’s a look at several natural remedies that very well may help heal your body from parasites.
Pumpkin seeds are chocked full of fatty acids, amino acids, and certain compounds such as berberine, palatine, and cucurbitine. With that said, pumpkin seeds contain anti-parasitic properties.
A number of years ago there was testing done on over 60 children who had intestinal parasites. Some were given honey, or a mixture of papaya seeds and honey, or an elixir of papaya seeds alone. After 7 days, those who had been given the extraction of papaya seeds showed greater results, where most of these childrens’ stool was cleared of parasites.
There have been a number of different studies that have shown that berberine extracted from barberries appeared to protect the body against tapeworm infection. Berberine can also be found in herbs such as coptis and goldenseal.
The herb known as “wormwood” contains a compound called sesquiterpene lactones, which is believed to help weaken the membrane of a parasite. Wormwood may also help kill off certain intestinal parasites such as helminth, or Heterobranchus longifilis.
Other Herbs, Spices, and Plants
There are dozens of other herbs and spices that are thought to help cleanse your gut of parasites. Along with garlic, eating more ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory agents in them that could prove useful. Plants such as olive leaf, oregano oil, clove, black walnut, grapefruit seed extract, and neem, may be natural medicines that help kill parasites in your body.
If you believe that you may have a parasite, it’s imperative that you get in to see your physician so that they can get you quickly diagnosed. If left untreated, parasites can cause your condition to worsen, or you may even experience more severe complications later on down the road.
After you’ve been treated for parasites, don’t think that you are out of the clear forever. Parasites can still return at any time, so switching to a healthier diet and taking parasite cleansing supplements can keep not only your gut healthier, but improve your overall health as well. May God Bless this world, Linda.
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