Parasites and gut health

How do we get parasites in our gut? Most of us have parasites. We get them from eating fresh salads, raw vegetables, fresh fruit, eating out at restaurants, biting nails, walking barefoot, drinking tap water, swimming in lakes or rivers, pets, not washing hands after using the loo, not cooking well your hamburgers, eating non organic pigs, etc!

Parasites will sap your energy and drain your immune system. Worms are usually the parasites living in our intestinal tract. They take your vitamins, amino acids and create a more acidic environment within your body. Parasites may lead to irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue and even lactose intolerance.

They have the ability to change hormones in the brain and cause personality disorders, such as schizophrenia, epilepsy and other diseases of the mind such as depression, nervousness, forgetfulness, restlessness, anxiety, slow reflexes. In addition, parasites could disturb your sleep. Insomnia, teeth grinding during sleep, bed wetting, drooling while sleep, disturbed sleep with multiple awakenings. This is why it is essential for good health to clean parasites once a year at least.


Symptoms and intestinal complications caused by parasites include: repeated diarrhoea, chronic constipation, gas and bloating, digestive problems, excessive early bowel movements (very explosive bowel movements very soon after eating), abdominal pain, mucus in the stool, leaky gut, chronic, unexplained nausea, often accompanied by vomiting, intestinal cramping, haemorrhoids, dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus), urinary tract infections, rash or itching around the rectum, burning in the stomach, foul-smelling gas. Some parasite induced disorders in the skin are: dry skin, hair loss, itchy ears, nose, eyes, soles of the feet, hives, allergic reactions to food, chronic ear or sinus infections, crawling sensation under the skin, weeping eczema, cutaneous ulcers, papular lesions, sores, facial swelling around the eyes (roundworms) and wheezing and coughing.


Naturally cleansing parasites methods will require herbs and well washed (with clean water) green vegetables. Green juices help to get rid of parasites and toxins. Their high vitamin content strengthen your immune system which controls further parasite infestation. Cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, celery, green peppers, leafy greens, lemons, ginger have wonderful compounds to weaken parasites. Garlic and onions are natural anti-parasitic. They both contain allicin which is well known for killing parasites. When using garlic to kill parasites, it is best to eat it before meals. Pumpkin seeds (25oz for adults) along with plenty of fluids help to get rid of parasites. Pomegranate juice, apple cider vinegar, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves, pineapple, citrus fruits, and probiotic yogurt make your intestines inhospitable to parasites.

Cook with herbs! Thyme contains thymol, a compound that prevents the growth of many parasites. Other natural remedies include anise, olive leaf, oregano, propolis.

Finally, remember to increase the fibre content of your diet. It will remove further any unwanted resident! Psyllium husks and triphala do a good job as supplements.