Parasites are organisms that live inside humans or animals, receiving nourishment and protection from their host. There are over a thousand species that can inhabit humans, ranging in size from microscopic single-celled organisms to large worms. Parasites living inside the body feed off our cells, the food we eat, and the supplements we take.
Once hatched in the gut, they can migrate anywhere in the body and compromise organ or even central nervous system function. Parasites can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms mimic bacterial or viral infections, and many people experience little or no symptoms for years.
Common Symptoms of Parasites
- Brain fog
- Chronic Fatigue
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Digestive complaints (gas, bloating, cramps)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Joint pain
- Muscle cramps
- Pain in the navel
- Post-nasal drip
- Ravenous appetite (or loss of appetite)
- Rectal itching
- Skin Problems
- Sleep Disturbances
- Sugar craving
Who is Most at Risk?
Persons most at risk for parasites are those with weakened immune systems, AIDS/HIV patients, organ transplant patients, chemotherapy patients, infants, travelers and hikers/campers who drink water from untreated sources. Other common sources of parasites include contaminated soil, fruits and vegetables, raw or rare meat, pets, mosquitoes, contact with feces, and other people who have parasites.
Although many external factors contribute to parasites, the biggest factor is internal: a bacterial imbalance in the digestive tract. Once the ideal ratio of 80% beneficial or neutral bacteria to 20% harmful bacteria is disrupted, the resulting imbalance...plus nutritional deficiency appears to contribute to parasites. Diet affects the body's internal environment, which plays a role in determining whether parasites pass through or infest the body.
Exposure to parasites is unavoidable. The best offense is a good defense, so adding probiotics to your daily supplement regimen is wise to ensure that mucosal immunity is not impaired. Eating a healthy diet of alkalizing foods and limiting or avoiding refined carbs (their favorite diet) is also helpful. Wash hands, cutting boards, and other utensils thoroughly with hot, soapy water after handling raw meats, handling animals, changing diapers, using the toilet, after cleaning a litter box, and before eating.
Other important preventive measures:
- Cook all meats thoroughly to 160 degrees, especially pork or wild game.
- Drink bottled or filtered water. Do not swallow water while swimming.
- Wash, peel, or cook raw fruits and vegetables before eating.
- Do not use untreated manure to fertilize fruits and vegetables.
- Clean colon (daily fiber) and efficient digestion (enzymes and probiotics).
- Maintain a strong and balanced immune system
Parasite Treatment Strategy
Those who are infested with parasites should start with a good cleansing program, digestive enzymes
to reduce undigested waste in the colon and support front line immunity, periodic colonics, and herbal fiber cleanses such as MagnifiCleanse
There are many time tested herbal medicines that are effective at safely destroying parasites - garlic, goldenseal, barberry, Oregon grape, black walnut hulls, wormwood, quassia, cloves, orange peel, grapefruit seed extract, rosemary, thyme, oregano, or marshmallow to name a few.
When taking even natural antiparasitics, it is important to fortify your detoxification systems with a good liver support formula such as Liver CS Plus
. Animals that do not survive deworming treatments typically perish from acute liver and/or kidney toxicity caused by the dieoff of pathogens.
is a blend of herbs & natural compounds that help maintain the balance of intestinal flora and cleanse parasites that enter the body by ingestion, inhalation, or the skin. Formulated to be taken in harmony with your normal daily activity, Parabolish
is a natural cleanse for parasites that supports bowel health.