Parasites are those nasty things that only other people get infected with, right? Wrong – parasites are all around us and within us too. They are very common so it makes sense on a blog about Natural Detox to discuss the topic.
Still we’d be shocked and embarrassed if we found out that we had parasites and needed a parasite cleanse. We expect to de-worm our pet dogs every so often but we somehow fail to recognise that we are vulnerable too.
Since we are all vulnerable let’s just take a look at the details and then move on to a 3 Step Treatment.
What Exactly is a Parasite?
Parasites are organisms that live on us or in us entirely for their own benefit. Viruses and bacteria are parasites that we are used to hearing about and provoke no particular emotional response but fleas, tapeworms and flukes are another matter entirely.
How Did I get Parasites?
Some like pinworms, also called threadworms, you can get just by touching someone who has pinworms already. Others you can get from pets. And we can get them from food too, especially meat.None of this means that people who have worm are dirty or unhealthy.
How do I get rid of them?
The obvious answer is to reach for taint-helminthic herbs. Having parasites is an ancient problem and many herbs are known for their traditional use against parasites.
Whether or not you reach for the anti-parasite herbs immediately is a moot point and can only be decided with professional guidance but unless you have an emergency I’d advise a 3 step approach.
Why 3 Steps to a Parasite Cleanse?
It is the same basic reasoning described in my Detox book. I mention parasites briefly in there but they really are a special issue and rather separate from Detox. But the same logic holds, so here goes…..
This takes a few days to a few weeks depending on how fast you want to clean your diet up. For intestinal worms getting your diet right is a major step to eliminating the parasites.
I’d recommend a vegetarian diet for a while and I’d include a liberal amount of garlic, pumpkin seeds and cayenne pepper.
Other obvious foods would include real yogurt –live yogurt with no fruit in it and other fermented foods such as sauerkraut too. This helps to create an environment in your body that is very kind to your stomach and guts and unfriendly to the parasites.
Before launching into killing the parasites we need to prepare the gut at least a little. Either take a well-designed formula for healing and strengthening the gut such as Permatrol or a personal treatment protocol from your health professional.
Now you are ready or as ready as you ever will be! The purpose of the first 2 steps is partially to protect you from the side effects of dealing with the parasites because if the treatment kills the worms or eggs then you will have dead and dying parasites in your body until they are expelled in your faeces or dealt with by your immune system.
These dead critters in your system may produce symptoms of fever as your body works to protect itself.
Why is this Method the Best Parasite Cleanse?
So let’s imagine you read that the way to be rid of parasites is to take a traditional herb like Wormwood. Taking that without going through the 2 previous steps of cleaning up and optimizing your diet and healing your gut exposes you to extra toxins and risk for no good reason.
That, in a nutshell is why this 3 Step Process is the best parasite cleanse!
Other Cleaning Techniques you can use
Before we get down to herbals let’s just remind you of a couple of solid cleansing techniques – enemas and minerals baths.
Each of these is a complete blog post on its own and I have described both in my book. My advice for enemas is to do 2 brief enemas with pure water and follow up with one in which you use liquid chlorophyll in the enema liquid or any mild and suitable herbal tea.
For the mineral bath popping a cupful of Epsom salts in your bath water is a super simple and effective cleanser. Half a cup of sodium bicarb is an optional extra.
So now we turn to “the big guns” the anti-helminthic herbs. Please note carefully that you cannot use these herbs during pregnancy!
As may be expected you have a decision to take. You can either go herb shopping and buy a whole slew of herbs such as Wormwood, Black walnut, Tansy and Quassia amongst others.
My advice has always been to go for a well-designed formula with a decent track record from a reliable source.
If you have a good herbal supplier near you then by all means see what they have to offer. This anti-parasite product is a good example of what to look for.
It is a Dr.Christopher product and that name carries a lot of weight amongst herbalists
The ingredients are Black Walnut Leaf, Fennel Seed, Senna Leaf, Tansy Herb, Tame Sage Leaf, Wormwood Herb, Malefern & Wild Sage Leaf. It is available on the Dr. Christopher website and at a lower price on Amazon
Other possible products are the Now Foods Black Walnut Wormwood Complex and the Parasites & Worms Remedy by Grandma’s Herbs.
Good luck to you and do check back and let me know how you get on with your remedies!
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