How to Get Rid of Intestinal Parasites
Revised from 2015
Many of you who frequent this website already know that I was extremely ill just over 14 years ago. My symptoms of MS were textbook. I could barely walk, was dangerously thin (98 pounds), and experienced electric shock-like sensations in my limbs and torso. Needless to say…it was awful! (see Crossroad in Life – A Journey Back To Health!)
I was told that my only option was to take pharmaceutical drugs and prepare to live my life bound to a wheelchair. It scared me to think about what my future held.
Unwilling to accept this fate, I decided to be my own guinea pig. I began by researching many different holistic treatments that offered hope for my condition and then began to put together a plan of action. First on my holistic menu of options was a total body detox. This included clearing out any intestinal parasites, as well as any that might be present in my liver and heart.
At first I, like many of you, couldn’t believe that it was possible to have parasites living in my body in the first place! After all, I live in the United States! And if you Google “intestinal parasites”, you will find that websites such as WebMD state that parasites in the United States are rare. While other sites such as curezone, offer thousands of anecdotal stories of people who completely disagree!
Yeah, I know…” anecdotal” is hardly “evidence-based”. Yet, as far as I am concerned, anecdotal stories are far more accurate, especially since people are sicker today than ever before! Furthermore, you can now add my story to the “anecdotal” list!
When I decided to cure myself naturally, I was not prepared for the amount of research I was going to be faced with. But, I was scared and wanted treatments, remedies, and therapies that at least had a track record of helping others. As I learned more and more, I found that these “holistic” treatments were actually more physiologically sound than the current medical options offered for health conditions and disease!
As it turns out, the more acidic your body pH, the more fertile your system becomes for the exponential growth of parasites. Additionally, the acidity results in a reduction of good intestinal flora and a depletion of nutrients. All of this leads to a weakened immune system, which can then reach a point of disease.
How does your body become acidic?
And this stress can be the result of many things, including:
- Constant worry
- A need to be in constant control
- Being too hard on yourself
- Issues surrounding money
- Emotional conflicts with family and loved ones
- Living your life to someone else’s expectations!
I’m sure you can come up with a few more solid reasons for chronic stress! So what do many of us do to counteract all this stress? Well, we drink too much, smoke, eat too much, and take pharmaceuticals for depression and/or anxiety that is brought on by all of this stress. And all of these factors contribute to nutritional deficiencies and an acidic body pH!
I was no exception! My body had become so nutritionally depleted that I couldn’t even absorb the nutrition that I so desperately needed.
And the proof was in the parasite cleanse when literally hundreds of parasites were eliminated! Hands down, not a pleasant experience. But in the end (no pun intended), this was the beginning of my journey back to health!
So what did I do to eliminate the parasites? I used a product that is found in most vitamin stores and grocery stores such as Whole Foods. I used ParaGONE by Renew Life. Now could there be better formulas out there? Maybe. But this is the one I used, and found to be 100% effective!
Oddly enough, as I was detoxing, I developed a craving for a variety of seeds and spices! Sure it could have been because I was deficient in minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are found in many seeds. However, I knew that at this point I was deficient in everything! So I continued on my research quest and found something that hit the nail on the head a bit more accurately!
Seeds, Spices, and Oil kill parasites!
- Pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds are known to kill and/or “stun” parasites.
- Papaya seeds (in combination with honey) kill/remove parasites.
- Garlic and onions are high in amino acids which contains sulfur; thus the strong odor. Sulfur is deadly to parasites.
- Grapeseed oil and coconut oil are both known for their anti-parasitic properties.
- Cayenne Pepper and Turmeric are both anti-parasitic AND anti-inflammatory and can help heal damage to your gut caused by parasites.
This blew me away!
So I made a gourmet snack with my new seed appetite!
I bought raw pumpkin and papaya seeds and covered them with grapeseed oil. I sprinkled them with garlic, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and turmeric, and baked them for about 10 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
You should be aware, however, that when detoxing you may experience something that is known as a Healing Reaction/Crisis. This means that you may have gastrointestinal discomfort, headache, chills, nausea, fever, aches and/or pains. Don’t worry though, this typically doesn’t last for more than a few days and these symptoms are mild. These symptoms simply mean that you are experiencing “die-off”–the parasites are dying (and that’s a good thing!)
It is important that you drink a lot of water to help flush out your system (Yes, this means flushing out the parasites!) You may actually see these parasites in your stool. I know this sounds scary, but it truly isn’t. Better in your stool than in your gut, right?
The die-off symptoms are far less when going the route of eating seeds and spices, as opposed to taking products such as ParaGONE. However, if you choose to take a more aggressive treatment like ParaGONE, keep in mind that it is best to SLOWLY start the detox. And if your die-off symptoms become a bit too much….slow down the process.
One more thing…
Parasites secrete ammonia in small amounts when alive, and then more as they die off. When this happens, there may be an increase in the symptoms of the healing crisis. Though drinking a lot of water helps, supplementing with the amino acid L-Ornithine can be vital.
“L-ornithine acts like sponge or magnet. Because of its affinity to ammonia (due to its involvement during the Krebs cycle), l- ornithine helps the body remove the ammonia. This can significantly reduce the effects of the healing crisis.” (see L-Ornithine’s Unique Function With Detoxing Parasites)
Remember, healing takes time…so be kind to your body!