Let’s get this out of the way to start—most of us have parasites. It is just part of the human experience. In fact, I’d argue everyone has parasites because we should all have bacteria on board in the form of our healthy gut flora. Parasites don’t always have to be harmful, but a good many of them are.
Are you feeling a little itchy yet thinking about it? Many people do feel uncomfortable when talking about these unwanted hitchhikers in our bodies.
Like I said, parasites are common and some are even good. However, what we will consider here are the ones that aren’t helpful. If you haven’t done a parasite cleanse in the last 6 months, you probably have parasites. You can take our parasite quiz here to see the likelihood you have parasites on board.
One who eats at another’s table.
What Is a Parasite?
A parasite is any organism that lives in or on another organism. This other organism is the parasite’s host. Parasites benefit by gaining protection and deriving nutrients at their host’s expense. Parasites offer no benefit to the host, in general; in humans, parasites are often harmful to the body and cause a myriad of diseases and conditions.
Parasites can live both on and inside of humans. The parasites that live on us include things like ticks, fleas, lice, and bedbugs. When a parasite lives outside the human body, it is called an ectoparasite. The parasites that live inside us are called endoparasites and include things like tapeworms, protozoa, amoeba, flukes, and round worms.
Parasites can live on our skin, inside our organs, within our blood, in our muscles, in our mucus membranes, in our noses, and even in our eyes.
Though parasites are yucky and can be very detrimental to our health at times, keep in mind parasites, like all creatures on earth, do have a purpose in the larger scheme of things; however, that doesn’t mean you need to take your infestation laying down.
Common Indicators / Symptoms of Parasites
- Lowered Immune System
- Constant Illnesses
- Recurring Vaginal Yeast Infections
- Toe Fungus / Athlete’s Foot
- Gas and Bloating
- Chemical or Food Sensitivities
- Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis
- Recurring Bladder Infections
- Polycystic Conditions in Female Reproductive System
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Mental Fuzziness / Brain Fog
- Anxiety and Depression
- Muscle and Joint Pains
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Difficulty Waking Up
- Diarrhea and Constipation
- Sensitivity to Strong Smells
- Sugar or Starchy Food Cravings
- Intestinal Cramping
- History of Antibiotic Use
- History of Steroid Use (including inhalants and asthma medications)
- History of Contraceptive Use
- History of Smoking
- Drinking Fluoridated Water
- Owning Pets
- World Travels
- Chewing During Sleep
- Drooling During Sleep
- Immune Dysfunctions
- Itching (rectal, skin, head, ears, nose, etc)
- Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Conditions that can indicate parasites
- Multiple Sclerosis
- ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
- Arthritis (Osteo)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lyme Disease
- Kidney Stones
- Vitamin Deficiencies
- Chronic Fatigue
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- All Digestive Problems
- Lower Abdominal Pain
- Sleep Disturbances
- Crohn’s Disease
- Nervous Conditions
- Skin Conditions
Ok, let’s take a deep breath because that’s a lot of ickiness there. There are things we can do, thankfully.
- Coconut oil
- Raw pumpkin seeds
- Fermented foods (kefir, kombucha, yogurt, coconut water, etc)
- Avoids: sugars, processed foods, pork, alcohol, wheat
- Folic Acid B9
- Energy Work
- Lymphatic Drain
- Sound Therapy
- Color Therapy
- Colonics can help to flush out parasites, but be sure you are doing a protocol along with it to kill and expel them.
- Essential oils: Clove, Cinnamon, Oregano
- Cell salts: Nat Phos, Nat Mur
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Note: Everything here is for information only. This is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Seek a qualified medical professional.