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7 Tips For An Effective Parasite Cleanse

It’s an ugly fact that most of us have parasites of some kind crawling through our body because of day-to-day habits such as eating and drinking poorly sanitized water, contact with animals, foreign travel, insects, sexual intercourse and poor hygiene.

Symptoms of Parasites

These guys vary in size from tiny organisms that can only be seen by a microscope to tapeworms several feet long. They live by feeding on our nutrients and cause symptoms including stomach pain, gas, indigestion, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, bad breath, feeling constantly hungry, itching around the anus, difficulty sleeping, weight loss, frequent headaches, fever, nausea, fatigue and weakness.

How to Remove Parasites Naturally

Young woman holding her stomach in pain lying on a bed.

Parasitic infection isn’t a modern ailment. Tapeworm eggs found in Egyptian mummies date back as much as 4,000 years and according to National Geographic,

“Parasites have killed more people than all the wars in the history of humankind.”

The good news is that there are natural treatments that kill parasites and remove the toxins they create.

Here are some tips for an effective cleanse:

1. Garlic

A versatile food with many medicinal benefits, garlic is one of the top ways to kill parasites. Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties make it a popular remedy. Raw garlic has sulfur-containing amino acids that are powerful in helping destroy the nasty invaders. Any effective parasite cleanse should include garlic and there are various ways you can take it. Try mincing 1-2 cloves in a glass of water and drink before meals or eat 3 cloves on an empty stomach every day for a week. If raw garlic is not to your taste, you can boil 2 crushed garlic cloves in half a cup of milk and drink it on an empty stomach for a week. Alternatively, take 2 garlic capsules with each meal for 10 days.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Well known for killing yeast and improving skin condition, apple cider vinegar is very nourishing to the body. Like garlic, it’s an easy and effective remedy for waging war against parasites. If you can get over the awful taste, you will reap the benefits. High in B vitamins, it helps the body’s pH neutralise and improves digestion to create an environment that is non-attractive for parasites. Hold your nose and try 1 teaspoon up to 3 times a day about 30 minutes before each meal. If you can bear it, increase the dosage to a tablespoon. It will help keep the stomach clear of parasites and kill off any larvae you might have eaten.

3. Coconut

Coconut is a strong anti-parasitic agent. Both the fruit and oil can be used to treat intestinal worms. Eat 1 tablespoon of crushed coconut with your breakfast, and then after 3 hours drink a glass of warm milk mixed with 2 tablespoons of castor oil. Repeat this every day until the symptoms go away. However, castor oil is not recommended if you have gastrointestinal disease or the patient is aged under 5. Some people prefer to take coconut oil, which is anti-fungal and detoxifies your system. Use the extra-virgin type, which contains lauric acid, a natural saturated fat, which kills parasites after being converted by the body. Eat 4 to 6 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil daily. Mix it with smoothies, put it in your food or your tea to flush out internal parasites.

4. Probiotics

Parasites wipe out helpful gut bacteria. Taking probiotics will help replenish the good bacteria and kill the bad. Eating foods that are rich in probiotics, such as yogurt, kefir, miso and sauerkraut or taking probiotic supplements can help restore the natural balance of bacteria in your digestive system and keep it in good working order. It’s believed they have immune-boosting powers to ward off parasite invasions and keep you healthy.

5. Black Walnut Hulls, Wormwood and Cloves

From the black walnut tree, black walnut hulls have been used as a natural remedy for centuries. Native Americans, who used herbs from Mother Earth medicine cabinet long before there were drug stores and chemists, used the hulls as anti-parasite, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal treatments. The laxative effect of the green hulls has the ability to flush out and kill many different types of adult parasites by enriching the blood with oxygen. It is a potent remedy, however those who are pregnant or sick should not use it. Some people use a combination of black walnut hulls with wormwood and cloves. Wormwood is a bitter herb that can kill adult worms, but is not recommended for children due to its toxic nature. Cloves kill eggs that may linger in the intestinal tract and can help prevent future infestation. Try 500 mg of wormwood and black walnut hulls and put a teaspoon of powdered clove in a cup of hot water each day for 2 weeks.

6. Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is a natural pesticide that doesn’t harm humans or animals. It is mined from fossilised shells formed by tiny diatoms, a type of algae that are millions of years old. It kills insects, worms and parasites by dehydrating them. Naturally high in silica, which is good for skin, hair and nail growth, it also improves digestion. It’s a well-known anti-parasitic medication that can be used by adults and children. If you choose to take it, be sure to drink lots of fluids because it will dehydrate you and make sure you buy the food grade type because industrial diatomaceous earth is chemically treated and is not safe to digest. Also read the instructions carefully on dosage.

7. Dietary Adjustments

While on a parasite cleanse, it’s important to look after your body by taking regular exercise, getting plenty of sleep and having a good diet. Eating sugar and grains will slow the cleanse, so cut them out. Sugar and anything that turns into sugar feeds parasites and makes their removal uncomfortable.

Consider cutting out dairy food, refined foods, animal and fish products for a couple of weeks to recharge your batteries. Eat cleansing foods that keep your bowels moving. Raw fruits and vegetables with plenty of fibre will give your energy levels a boost and help clean your body faster. Try whipping up some healthy juices from raw veggies such as carrots, spinach, celery or cucumber. The antioxidants will clean the blood cells and zap parasites and toxins.

Worm Dr. is 100% natural and an incredibly powerful remedy I used to reverse my digestive problems and clear out worms. It comes with my highest recommendation and utilizes agrimony, chamomilla, licorice, marshmallow, cina and wormwood to maintain digestive and immune health.

The Healing Process

The treatments are helping, so why don’t you feel 100% better?

That’s because as parasites die, they release toxins through their excrement and rotting bodies. Urgh! I know, hardly bears thinking about.

Unfortunately, you may feel sicker than you did before the cleanse, but the good news is it’s a sign that the cleanse is working and it will only be temporary while you flush out all the yucky stuff. This is called Herxheimer Reaction after the German dermatologist who discovered it. One way to help remove parasites is through sweat glands, so get some exercise or take a sauna. It’s important not to give up; stick to your cleanse if you want to see positive results.

Here are 10 signs you have a parasites and how to get rid of them.

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David Aston

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  • Hi I’m not going to lie I have lost a hundred pounds my teeth and lose I have insomnia and I have sore throat and cough and I have a fever all the time I pray that it is a simple fix I have little black things that excrete from my body all over things in my body waste not right please help

  • Very great detailed advice and information. I would also recommend for anyone to try gaia herbs “black walnut wormood” tincture which includes clove, ginger, pomegranite, and few other helpful herbs.

    Felt a headache the first few days of taking it which is normal due to parasite die-off. I feel the toughest part is to let go of the sugar and grains which is essential but worth it even just for 1-2weeks.