In our modern era, with so much advanced technology and medicines at our disposal, the idea of contracting parasites seems to be outdated. For generations before us, however, it was quite common for parents to give their children herbs known for parasite eradication to protect their digestive health. Microorganisms are present in virtually all people; but when the balance of pathogenic organisms overrides the beneficial organisms, health issues can arise.
Types of Parasites
Parasites appear in several different forms including: worms (nematodes), one-celled organisms such as amoebas, and flukes, which frequently invade organs such as the liver. Parasites sponge off a host organism (stealing its nutrients, blood, and energy) as long as they inhabit the body. Parasites can be transmitted through unclean water from any source, through undercooked meats, and from contact with animal or human feces. Parasites exist all around us, in the soil and water, in foods and other organic matter, and (especially for people with pets) parasites occupy the home as well.
Symptoms of Parasitic Infection
A healthy balance of microorganisms in the body is normal. However, when an infection occurs that the body cannot fend off, or that tips the body’s natural balance negatively, symptoms of illness occur. Then, a regimen of parasite cleansing may become necessary. Parasite symptoms are numerous and vary for different people.
Symptoms of parasitic infection include:
- Abdominal cramping
- Visible eggs or larvae in stool (rare but possible)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chronic constipation
- Bloody stools
- Swollen abdomen for no explainable reason
- Excessive fatigue
Bear in mind these symptoms may also point to other health issues so it’s best to receive a diagnosis from a qualified health professional.
Parasite Cleansing Methods
Everyone can benefit from an occasional parasite cleansing even if you have doubts you need it. Harsh chemical parasite cleansers (such as prescription drugs) can damage the intestinal tract and may present adverse side effects. Many effective herbal remedies that are safe for you but hostile to parasites are readily available as a natural alternative.
Quality parasite cleansing products discourage parasites from populating the intestinal tract by creating an internal environment that is unwelcoming to them. Some parasite-resistant herbs include the hull of black walnuts, wormwood, cloves, curry powder, ginger, and garlic. These ingredients act as natural parasitic repellents and are used in many countries of the world as effective remedies for these infestations.
It is beneficial to try a colon cleanser for discouraging unfriendly organism populations from settling in the intestinal tract. As these organisms expire, they release toxins into your body that can overload the liver with flu-like symptoms that make you feel miserable. A colon cleanse will help ensure the toxins are quickly removed from the colon rather than just remaining so they can do more harm. The longer these toxins reside in the body, the more likely they will be reabsorbed into the bloodstream, thus creating a perpetually recycled abundance of toxins traveling through the body’s systems.
Complementing organism cleansing with a colon cleanse is a wise strategy for a two-staged plan of attack because this will help remove all stages of the invaders i.e. remnants will not be left in the intestinal tract to later grow and reproduce.
Healing the intestines is an important last step in any cleansing system. Many invaders can actually burrow into the walls of the intestine and thereby damage sensitive tissues. This can create a situation known as leaky gut syndrome wherein toxins leak into the bloodstream from the polluted digestive system.
The way to heal after a thorough cleansing is to eat easily digestible foods for at least a week and slowly build back up to regular foods. Keeping the bowels regular is important for digestive maintenance so toxin-laden waste doesn’t remain in the colon for long. Drinking plenty of purified water will also reduce the chances of re-infection by keeping waste moving efficiently through the bowel tract.
If you live with others, it’s wise for everyone in the household to conduct a body flush at the same time. This is so you don’t inadvertently infect each other again after completing the initial cleansing program.