Parasites infect everybody. We have all heard about parasites, but what not everyone understands is that we are all victims to them. Parasites are also not well understood; however, we do know that parasites cause disease and therefore a Parasite Cleanse is essential in order to eliminate the parasites, and encourage an at-ease state, as opposed to a dis-ease state in the body.
There is some debate about how many of us have parasites, but the argument is whether 80% of us do or whether it is 100%. We also know that parasites love to live in diseased states, so they can really get set up nicely if a disease state is not combated. This is why cleansing and parasite cleansing should be done together. What is more, parasites create a diseased state so that they can enjoy their living conditions more.
There is a large variety of parasites. They can be as small as a single cell, organisms such as yeasts, molds or fungus, and even as complex as a 50-foot tape worm. These parasitic worms live in our bodies and cause disease. Some say that as much as 2 pounds of parasites might be living in one's body at a time.
Like most living things, they need to eat to survive. They eat what we eat, feasting on our glucose, fat, and proteins. They live off the cells in our bodies, robbing us of vitality. One of their favorite and most readily available sources of food is our blood.
List of Common Parasite Types
There are thousands of types of parasites, maybe even tens of thousands. The Wikipedia page has over 50 listed.
- Intestinal Parasites
- Skin Parasites
- Body Parasites
- Brain Parasites
- Colon Parasites
- Stomach Parasites
- Blood Parasites
Parasites eliminate. They poop all over your insides. This is toxic for our bodies, so is it any wonder we get sick? These parasites are stealing our nutrients and dumping waste in our environment. As I write this, I wonder if the Earth has a test for parasites. Hopefully we will find a way to live well in our host environment so that we aren't exterminated by some function of the Earth, or by the greater body/mind that our Earth resides in.
WOW… Sorry about that. That actually makes sense to me :) But I digress… What we now need for our own parasite problems is a cleanse that will rid our bodies of these parasitic worms. First, we need a test to find out if we have parasites, then we will find a killer parasite cleanse to rid ourselves of these menaces.
List of Intestinal Parasites
Really, there are too many parasites to list, but here is another resource if you're interested. The point is that there are lots, and we need to get 'em out and keep 'em out.
Parasites first have to be ingested into our bodies in one manner or another. We ingest parasites in the form of eggs that float in the air we breathe, through the food we eat, in the water we drink, or from touching our mouths and noses after coming into contact with a carrier — very often the people (or pets) we love to touch (pet) and play with. Others still can access your body through your skin. I have even heard of one that will swim up your urine stream if you urinate in the waters of the Amazon River. If you ever go there, and are in a river: Don't pee. And get out of the river, there are anacondas there too.
Once our bodies are in a state toxemia, then the parasites seize the opportunity to carve out a home for themselves in a welcoming environment.
- Through food and water intake.
- Through a transmitting agent, such as a mosquito.
- Through sexual conduct.
- Via the nose and skin.
15 ways to tell you need a Parasite Cleanse
The damage parasites cause is great. They destroy cells faster than cells can be regenerated. They produce toxic substances and allergic reactions as well as irritate and invade body tissue, including the skin and intestinal lining. Parasites put pressure on body organs and cause organ obstructions as well as depressing the immune system function while activating immune system response. All of this results in malabsorption of nutrients.
Parasites' harmful effects are numerous. A great deal of our current ailments might be associated with parasites. The following symptoms are typical of parasite infection. If you have these symptoms you might want to consider a parasite cleanse.
- Gas and Bloating
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Joint and Muscle Aches
- Skin Conditions
- Sleep Disorders
- Teeth Grinding
- Chronic Fatigue
- Immune Dysfunction
- Curvy Finger Nails
Itchy Nose or Itchy Rectum. This is actually a sneak attack to stay alive. They want you to itch your bum, and then itch your nose, helping the eggs migrate from your bum to you nose. Fun stuff to talk about. This sucks for chronic nose pickers. Guess it's like they say — only break one law at a time. You should only ever scratch your nose or scratch your bum, but never both!
Psychiatric conditions are also linked to parasites, including:
The toxic waste of these parasites infects our blood. Try to remember that all substances are drugs in our bodies — everything can cause a reaction, potentially causing or worsening chemical reactions, or what we feel as emotional states.
Diagnosing Parasites with a Simple Parasite Test
First, a word about who needs to test for parasites: everyone.
Some estimates state that up to 95 per cent of the world's population host some sort of parasite. Some go so far as to say that every living soul is infected with parasites.
Parasites can make a nasty mess by making their nests in our colons. This causes problems because typical imaging test like x-rays, CT scans and MRI can reveal what looks like tumors.
Parasites can often be seen in our stool samples after colonics or colemas (which flush the colon with water and herbs). Breaking up "normal looking" waste can reveal long white strings, which of course are worm parasites.
But first you need to do some math! You know, the old parasite math test.
In a healthy state, the food we eat takes 20 or so hours to pass through our bodies. And since these nasty little eggs take around 27 hours to hatch (for some anyway) how are we going to test for the variations of possibly tens of thousands of parasites?
So we need to find out what is called our "Transit Time," or the time it typically takes our food to move through our bodies from the time of consumption to time of excretion.
Testing for parasites with sesame seeds
Eat something that passes with note, like carrots, or corn, but for good measure chase it with an indigestible seed. After having your marker meal, eat 2 Tablespoons of sesame seeds. Drink them down with water. Now watch the clock. When you first see sesame seeds, mark it down. Each time you see sesame seeds mark it down. When you are done seeing sesame seeds mark that down as well. Your transit time will be from the time you ate the food with the seeds, and half the time between the last movement in which they were visible, and the first one they were not. If the total time is more than 27 hours, you may have a parasite. That sounds like the beginning of a joke. You clean your fingernails with a stick and you might have a parasite —or you might just be a redneck (no offense to rednecks)!
- Biopsies: needed to find cysts in the liver, lungs or brain.
- Stool Sample: Ova and parasites (O&P) test of the stool. The test is often falsely negative so three stool samples from three different days (at least two days apart) should be tested. Hemoccult test may reveal blood in the stool.
- Urine Sample
- Blood Test: Blood tests often reveal elevated eosinophils and IgE antibodies and lowered ferritin, hemoglobin or red cells
- Skin Sample
- CT Scan: are needed to find cysts in the liver, lungs or brain.
Parasite Treatment: The Parasite Cleanse
- Herbal Parasite Cleansers
- Parasite Cleansing Products
- Advanced Parasite Cleansing
- Diet Choices: These are some dietary recommendations often suggested to support the intestinal parasite cleansing process: Temporarily avoid coffee, refined sugar, alcohol, and refined foods.
- Drugs: metronidazole, quinacrine, tinidazole, furazolidone, mebendazole (Vermox®), thiabendazole (Mintezol®), metronidazole (Flagyl®), and praziquantel (Biltricide®)
- Fringe Products: The Zapper
Herbal Parasite Cleansing
Each brand of Herbal Parasite Cleanse is a little different, but most contain Cloves, Black Walnut, and Wormwood. A good idea is to alternate various brands/combos to get the broadest spectrum of coverage. The parasites might also become immune to the toxins if the same dosage of the same herbs is consistently delivered (just like I became immune to rattle snakes by letting myself get bitten a little at a time over the course of time ;).
- Black walnut
- Wormwood: The herb wormwood (Artemesia annua) has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy for Wormseed
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Grapefruit seed extract
Parasite Cleansing Products
There are many products available, and like any other product spectrum, some are better than others. The best ones will include the above ingredients at a minimum.
- Colonix® by DrNatura®
- Paratrex (formerly Parabuster)
Advanced Parasite Cleansing
To kill a variety of parasites across their incubation period and our food transit time, Tom says 30-, 50- and 90-day cleanses are needed.
50 Day Parasite Cleanse: Take a herbal parasite cleanse formula for 10 days, then stop for 10 days. Then take a different herbal parasite cleanse with a different formula for another 10 days. You will do 3 ten-day cycles of taking the herbal parasite cleanse. This process gets the parents, babies and any leftover waste they leave behind as they are dying.
Parasites are just like us. OK, only really for effect: they do like good food, and we can kill them by starving and/or poisoning them.
Just like our bodies have reactions to toxins and poisons, so do the parasites. Certain herbs will kill us too, don't be fooled. Likewise certain herbs are toxic to the parasites. Starving them and poisoning them sounds like a pretty good tag team approach.
The Master Cleanse starves parasites, which on its own is likely a great parasite killer. But combined with herbal teas we have a powerful Double Whammy Parasite Cleanse: The Master Cleanse and a Herbal Parasite Cleanse.
Tom recommends this process for starving the parasites. He also recommends a 50-day cycle.
Diet for Parasite Cleansing: Eat anti-parasitic foods.
Try eating more raw food in general (well washed, of course). Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromelain. A diet rich in pineapple can help to clear certain parasites such as tapeworms. Papaya seeds contain enzymes that help to digest protein. They can be chewed, but watch out: they are as hot as mustard seeds. Carrots, sweet potatoes and squash are some foods that are rich in beta carotene, a precursor for vitamin A. Vitamin A is thought to increase resistance to penetration by larvae. Vitamin C and zinc also support the immune system. Tumeric and cloves are other spices that can help fight parasites.
Once we have gone through the hassle of killing these little bastards, we want to keep them out. This begins with a healthy diet, washing our hands regularly and watching our movements. We should be having regular movements. By eating well we will have regular movements with a transit time of less than 24 hours. By having regular bowel movements with transit times of less than 24 hours we will not allow any parasites that we do ingest to settle and hatch. They will be passed before they get the chance. Later, suckers!
It is reasonable to EXPECT to become infected by parasites, but you can take precautions. Regardless of the level of precautions, you take you should use a Parasite Cleanser once a year or so.
The following is a great list of ideas to help prevent re-infection from the Diagnose-Me website:
- Wash your hands before eating and after going to the bathroom, changing diapers, or handling pets.
- Wash all fruits and vegetables before eating them.
- Do not use water from septic tanks or other potentially contaminated sources for watering vegetables.
- Keep your fingernails short and clean.
- Do not walk barefoot.
- Have regular parasite checkups (especially if you travel frequently).
- Parasite cleanse with continuous professional guidance and support.
- Clean the genital area before having sex.
- Periodically consume curry meals.
- Cook all meat, chicken and fish well.
- Don't use a microwave to cook meat, chicken or fish.
- Wash your hands, counters and utensils with hot soapy water after cutting or handling raw meat, chicken or fish.
- Wear gloves when changing the cat box.
- De-worm pets periodically.
- Avoid swallowing river, stream or lake water when swimming in them.
- Eat high-fiber foods.
- Eat pumpkin seeds, calmyrna figs, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice and pomegranate.
- Avoid eating water chestnuts and watercress.
- Avoid refined sugars.
- Eat cultured food and/or take probiotics.
- Eat Garlic, lots and often.