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How to get rid of parasites naturally

by | Aug 16, 2017 | Digestion

The problem with treating parasites

 

Parasites are very annoying. They’re defined as “an organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense” and that’s exactly what they do. At your expense, they are living, thriving and replicating and you are paying the price! Well enough is enough. It’s time to kick those parasites out and reclaim your gut and your energy!

 

Your GP will recommend treating parasites with antibiotics and while that may work for a few people, it won’t work for most because the life cycle of parasites means you have to work very hard to killing them off at all stages of their life cycle. That just can’t be done by taking a couple of rounds of antibiotics. They are hardened creatures, used to surviving attacks from strong immune systems, antibiotics, antimicrobials, the good bacteria in your gut and dietary attacks when you go on the elimination diet for a a week or so to kill it off. It’s used to these attacks and what you need to give yourself the best chance of getting rid of them for good is to have a planned, sustained attack from three sides! That’s what this guide is for.

 

How do you know if you have parasites?

 

Many people start off with the sentence “I’ve never been well since…” and whenever I hear that, it’s an automatic red flag that this is more than likely a parasite situation. I don’t like to judge a book by it’s cover but soooo many times this sentence ends with “… this great trip I went on to {enter exotic location} and I got traveller’s diarrhoea but I went to hospital/GP/got over it and thought I was fine, but it feels like it just keeps coming back. And I say to the patient “Hmm… yep I know exactly what’s happening here!”

 

If you’ve found yourself with a gut infection it’s probably worms or protozoa like Giardia. You might have got it overseas or after eating contaminated food. Some common sources of contamination and possible infection are:

  • Rice is a major problem as it cools from the outside in, leaving the perfect environment for bugs to multiple
  • Food left out of temperature controlled environments
  • Unhygienic food handling practices
  • Unclean water – use bottled water where necessary (even for teeth brushing)
  • Ice in drinks

 

There are some signs and symptoms of parasitic infection that you might be noticing:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramping
  • Bloating, particularly after eating
  • Fatigue
  • Foul smelling stools
  • Diarrhoea/loose bowel motions
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Reduction in appetite
  • Itching around anus
  • Low grade fever

If you’ve still got these symptoms and thought your parasite was gone then think again my friend. It could very well be there, lurking around in the deepest parts of your gut waiting for you to get run down, a bit (or a lot) stressed and ready to rear its ugly head and start causing you problems all over again.

 

What you need is a planned attack on them. Firstly, starve them! Make them weak by cutting off their energy supply: sugar. Then, when they’re weak and hungry, you hit them hard with some strong anti-microbial supplements and then probiotics to really drive them out of your gut. Buy my guide: Get rid of parasites now! here and get all the information you need to plan and execute your own DIY parasite attack!

 

Getting rid of parasites naturally

Below, I’ve outlined the steps I use with patients to help them get rid of parasites for good. It involves a three phase attack. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard, there’ll be cravings, poor sleep, fatigue and changes in bowel movement but let’s face it, you’ve been going through that already anyway! What’s a bit more if it leads you towards the light at the end of the tunnel right?

(For a more detailed version of these steps, see my Get rid of parasites now! guide)

 

PART ONE – DIET CHANGES TO MAKE THE PARASITES WEAK AND HUNGRY

  • An elimination diet that’s low on sugar is the way to go. It starves parasites of the nutrients they need to survive and thrive.
  • Garlic is a potent antimicrobial and can be used in the diet regularly – if you’re not following the low FODMAP diet.
  • Black tea and ginger tea can be helpful in settling nausea caused by parasites.
  • Coconut oil is antimicrobial and

 

PART TWO – SUPPLEMENTS AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO MAKE IT MORE UNCOMFORTABLE FOR THE PARASITES

  • Rest is vital whilst using a low sugar elimination diet as it limits many of the usual carbohydrates in your diet.
  • Drink plenty of fresh, filtered water and herbal teas can be useful and cleansing. Try chamomile, peppermint, nettle, dandelion leaf or root, ginger and lemongrass.
  • If worms are present, wash all clothes, bed coverings and all other soft furnishing thoroughly with hot water and add a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil.
  • Supplements: use Herbs of Gold ParaStrike as a strong antimicrobial parasite killing machine to deliver the knock out blows when the parasites are weak and hungry. This needs to be repeated three times to make sure you get the entire life cycle of the suckers covered. Directions are on the label but also come with guide as well.

 

PART THREE – Rebalance and replenish the good bacteria (probiotics)

  • Rebalance your good bacteria in your gut. Replenishing the good bugs after annihilating the parasites helps to take up space in your intestines so there’s nowhere for them to attach on and live.
  • Probiotics are also helpful in actually killing off some parasites and gut infections as well!
  • Eat probiotic and prebiotic foods that help with gut flora balance including – yoghurt (Jalna and Vaalia are good brands for probiotic yoghurt), bananas, chicory and asparagus. Learn more about probiotics and prebiotics for gut health here.

 

 

It can seem a bit daunting at first when you find out you have parasites and need to do all this weird stuff to get rid of them. But really, all you’re doing is killing them actively with targeted antimicrobials and then cutting off their food supply and then finally making sure your gut is strong and full of good bacteria to avoid the problem happening again.

 

Remember, you deserve a healthy gut! I’m here to help with my Get rid of parasites now! guide.

Kate x