It may sound surreal, but parasites are very much real. Around 85% of Americans are living with some kind of parasite in their bodies – completely unaware of their situation. The reason behind this is that many of them experience symptoms that they attribute to another cause; no one really thinks about checking for a parasitic infection. On the rare occurrence that someone does, then the lack of availability of accurate and comprehensive tests for parasites make their task much more difficult. Meanwhile, the parasites keep on living the best days of their lives preying on their hosts.
Before we get into details about these natural remedies, we’ll give you an overview of how to recognize symptoms and causes of parasitic infection first.
Causes of Parasitic Infection
The reason why many people think that getting a parasitic infection is very unrealistic is that they believe they’d notice if they consumed a worm. After all, it’s not something you can easily miss. However, parasitic infections rarely occur after consuming a fully-grown parasite; it usually happens after consuming its eggs, which are microscopic. They can be very easily missed as they’re consumed among contaminated food and drinks.
Contaminated food and drinks are the leading cause of parasitic infections, but that’s not the only way to get an infection. You can get infected by eating undercooked or raw meat and fish, swimming in contaminated lakes or pools, or from a contaminated surface that’s been touched by an infected person (like using a public restroom). Those suffering from a weak immune system are even more susceptible to getting a parasitic infection.
Symptoms of A Parasitic Infection
Many parasites remain asymptomatic after infecting their hosts, meaning that you won’t notice any significant symptoms. But the effects of these uninvited hosts can be noticed through a range of symptoms, from mild to severe. The mildest symptoms can manifest themselves in fatigue, exhaustion, and an increased appetite for eating without gaining any weight. Severe symptoms are very rare, but can be deadly. As for the most common symptoms of parasitic infection, include the following:
- Issues with digestion
- Headache and/or migraine
- Skin rashes
- Muscle weakness and/or wasting
- Joint pain and/or swelling
- Susceptibility to other bacterial or viral infection due to weakened immunity
- Trouble in breathing
- Rectal itching
- Difficulty sleeping
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Food or chemical sensitivity
6 Natural Parasitic Cleansing Solutions
The idea of having a parasite living off your body is scary, but you don’t have to freak out just yet. As the health experts at MicrobeFormulas.com explain, a parasitic infection can be both fought off and prevented using natural remedies. These remedies have an advantage over synthetic medication, as they don’t impose any of the severe side effects that come with using drugs. They’re also quite potent in killing the parasite and restoring the body back to its healthy and powerful state that protects you against any future parasitic attacks.
In order to reap the benefits of natural cleansing solutions, you should follow these 6 steps:
1. Controlling the Surrounding Environment
The first step in combating parasitic infection is by preventing it altogether. But in the case of having already caught the infection, you want to limit its spread, which gets us back to controlling the environment you live in. You’ll do that by maintaining good hygiene; always wash your hands after petting animals, coming into contact with soil, or using public restrooms. Make sure to cook your raw meat and chicken thoroughly, take your pets for regular checkups, and soak your raw vegetables and fruits in salted water for 10 mins before eating them.
2. Internal Cleansing
Next comes the phase where you flush out all the toxins out of your body. The main idea behind this step is to get your bowels moving to remove the toxins and dead bodies of the parasites living in your gut. The best way to do that is by eating vegetables and fruits rich in fibers, but using laxative herbs such as dandelion root and cascara bark can also work.
3. Starve the Parasite
As they live inside your body, the parasites keep feeding off the nutrients you consume. Some foods are especially more beneficial to them than others, so your main goal should be to weaken them by cutting off their nutritional supply. Here are the most nutritious foods that parasites live off, and these are the kinds of food you should stop eating until you’re done with the cleansing process:
- Processed Carbs
- Coffee & Alcohol
4. Killing the Parasites
Now it’s time to get rid of these freeloaders for good. You’ll do that by eating natural herbs and products that are known to kill and weaken parasites, such as the following:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Black walnut
- Grapefruit seed extract
- Papaya seeds
- Coconut oil
5. Strengthening the Inner Environment
As you continue the process of weakening, starving, and killing the parasites, you need to attend to your own body and replenish everything those parasites have consumed while living there. Specifically speaking, you need to strengthen your gut microbiome and restore the healthy bacteria living in your gut to their former healthy state. This is where consuming probiotic-rich food (such as yogurt) and probiotic supplements will come into play.
6. Maintaining Your Plan
The impact of a parasitic infection, even after it’s gone, can take years to fix and restore your body back into a healthy state. That’s why maintaining a healthy diet is crucial to get your body back on track. It’s also a good idea to follow a parasitic cleanse once a year to stay safe.
Parasitic infections can be a scary thought, but thanks to natural remedies, we can keep our bodies healthy and parasite-free. A slight change in diet can go a long way in curing a parasitic infection, even protecting against it altogether. In addition to keeping a close eye on our diet, taking preventive measures in controlling our surrounding environment and strengthening our immune and digestive systems will help us in staying strong, healthy, and parasite-free.