One of the most undiagnosed health problems in the world is the infection of the intestines by a parasite. These infections are so common that experts believe that at least 85% of North Americans are harboring parasites in their bodies. Parasites are the most toxic health issues that can be present in the human body and they are the most basic cause for a suppressed immune system. Most doctors are uneducated in parasitology and don’t recognize even the most blatant symptoms of parasitic infection, so here is some information regarding symptoms and treatments of intestinal parasites in humans.
What are Parasites?
Humans never live alone. We rely on other organisms to keep us alive and other organisms rely on us to keep them alive. We like to take probiotics because these bacteria are beneficial to many bodily processes like detoxification, vitamin production, food digestion, etc. However, there are organisms that have evolved to take advantage of human evolution for their own survival.
These organisms are called parasites: anything that lives off of another living being that steals nutrients and gives nothing in return to its host.
We live in symbiosis with probiotics, we both benefit from each other’s survival and there is no problem with this. But parasites have evolved over millions of years to infect animals and go undetected while they live inside of you, steal your nutrients, reproduce and basically party in your intestines like a college frat house all day.
The damage that they do to your body is immense and you must make every effort to prevent infection and kill the existing ones in your body.
Types of Intestinal Parasites in Humans
There are many types of parasitic infection. Usually, people think of tapeworms when this topic is brought up, but they also think that this condition is very rare.
And while thinking a physical worm inside of you is scary, what about all of the microscopic organisms that are infecting you as well?
These parasites are small animals that can live inside the body. You can swallow their eggs from many food sources like unwashed fruit, undercooked meat, and vegetables. The worms then hatch inside of your intestines and live there. (1)
When the worms live in your intestines, they defecate after they eat your food. This will cause your intestines to absorb the fecal matter into your bloodstream, causing sickness.
These parasites will eat your food before you have the chance the digest it – causing malnourishment. Sometimes, the worms can find their way into the stomach, bloodstream or liver and severely damage these organs.
Types of infectious worms include:
Intestinal worms are actually much more common than you think and can live inside of you for a lifetime, causing many health problems. (2)
If you drink contaminated water, you risk infection with Giardia. These protozoa live in your intestines and immediately start reproducing. This infection will cause digestive symptoms like diarrhea, gas, greasy stools, abdominal cramping and nausea.
The most important symptom to note of Giardia is severe dehydration.
In our colon, we contain a beneficial yeast called Candida albicans that helps digest the rest of our food and shapes our poop. However, when the diet is too high in sugar and refined grains, this yeast overgrows into our large intestine and becomes a parasite.
The large intestine is not where Candida had evolved symbiotically with humans. This yeast seeks more sugar when not contained and starts poking holes in the intestinal wall so that it can leech sugar and nutrients from our bloodstream. This can cause a multitude of problems and forms the basis of the well-known condition of “leaky gut syndrome.”
Candida is well talked about but it is often misunderstood as something we need to get rid of. Actually, we need to modify our diet to contain it in our colon. Refined grains and sugars cause this yeast to overgrow and do damage to our intestines. (3)
If the yeast overgrowth is bad enough, it will spread through your intestinal wall into your bloodstream so that it can reproduce and travel in hopes to reach an organ that has more sugar. The yeast can reach your heart, liver and brain.
When yeast overgrows in your large intestine, it will start to produce alcohol as a byproduct of fermentation of sugar. This may produce symptoms like lethargy and confusion as if you were slightly drunk. (4)
This is about as much as we know about Candida yeast so everything else that you read should be taken skeptically.
The yeast infection can be treated with coconut oil, a sugar-free diet and healthy nutrition to support your immune system that is supposed to keep it in check. (5)
Symptoms of Intestinal Parasites in Humans
Infections by parasites have been linked to numerous health issues that can’t be defined by a few conditions. They may do anything to you because they are stealing your nutrients and you are absorbing their fecal matter into your bloodstream.
Some basic indications of a parasitic infection include:
- Allergies to food and pollen
- Chronic digestive problems like gas, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, leaky gut, and yeast infection.
- Fatigue and weakness
- Skin problems like dry skin, acne, rashes and sores
- Mood problems like anxiety, mood swings, nervousness, depression, confusion, restfulness, etc.
- Sleep problems like insomnia, teeth grinding, bed-wetting and nightmares.
- Weight and appetite issues like weight gain, loss of appetite OR insatiable hunger.
- Muscle and joint problems like pain, cramping, numbness, etc.
- Blood sugar problems
- Sexual and reproductive problems like impotence, erectile dysfunction, PMS, urinary tract infections, fibroids, menstrual irregularities, prostate problems, etc.
- Excessive saliva, sight degeneration, bad breath, and other illnesses are also symptoms.
- Rectal itching
- Dark circles under eyes
- Many more symptoms are possible.
These symptoms are all either from the physical damage that the parasite does to your body or the result of a nutritional deficiency caused by the parasite consuming most of a specific nutrient that you consume.
Many people in the first world have mineral deficiencies like magnesium, calcium, silica, and sulfur that may be consumed by the parasites before you digest them.
Causes of Intestinal Parasites in Humans
There are many ways that you can contract parasites. They are usually swallowed with undercooked meat like sushi, beef and pork. If you drink water from lakes, ponds or creeks, they may also easily be infected. Unwashed or contaminated fruits and vegetables can also contain parasites.
It’s very easy to transmit a parasite. They can be absorbed through the skin by hand-touching or interacting with an animal or pet. Whether or not your lifestyle allows them to live inside you is the real concern. (6)
Your diet can promote parasitic infections and make them much worse. Diets high in sugar are the biggest victims. Sugar allows for easy access to cellular energy for parasites and lets them quickly reproduce and heal from damage.
If you want to get rid of parasites, you’ll need to try a sugar-free diet, or at least a reduced-sugar diet with minimal fruit.
Salt also provides nutrients and electrolytes to parasites infecting your intestines. You’ll need to try to eliminate salt and sodium from your diet if you suspect that there is a parasitic infection in your intestines. (7)
Artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, drugs, alcohol and anti-inflammatories also promote parasitic infections. They weaken your immune system which has evolved to rapidly get rid of these infections before they start.
How to Get Rid of Parasites in Humans
The key to getting rid of parasites in humans is making a hostile environment for them in your body, rather than one that promotes their life.
What you need to do is follow a strict diet that eliminates all things that make the problem worse. That means eliminate sugar, grains, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, artificial additives, drugs and salt for as long as you feel necessary. Many experts recommend a doing this for about a month, but following this strict diet may be enough for a few weeks if you don’t mess up.
Try to incorporate supplements and foods that kill parasites like:
- Raw garlic
- Coconut oil
- Pumpkin seeds
- Probiotics and fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, kombucha, vegetables, etc
- Apple cider vinegar
- Aloe vera
- Black walnut
- Oil of oregano
- Grapeseed extract
- Spices like cayenne, black pepper and cinnamon
- Diatomaceous earth
- Digestive Enzymes
- Papaya Leaf and Bromelain
Of course, a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables is needed by your body as well.
Parasites are deterred by bitter and spicy foods. The majority of this list incorporates foods that are one of these.
Some supplements like diatomaceous earth have small crystals that physically slice the intestinal worms up and kill them. Others like MSM and glutamine are essential nutrients that assist your immune system in killing infections.
There are many other supplements and foods that you can use with this information as a foundation.
My Personal Fight With Parasitic Infection
When I was a teenager, I did not even passively consider that humans commonly had parasites. I did not think about that as a factor to my health or something contributing to my allergies. I was suffering from debilitating symptoms of allergies that hindered the production of my fast-paced life.
My schedule was filled with school and two jobs that required my attention, energy, motivation and focus. It was hard dealing with this while I had so many exhausting symptoms like allergies, skin problems, sleep issues, anxiety and depression. I wanted to feel better so that I could be productive with my daily energy.
I did some research and determined that candida yeast overgrowth and parasitic infection was very common in the United States. Since my diet consisted of a lot of sugar, grains, and sushi, I thought that it was very possible that I had an undetectable infection.
So I took action…
I changed my lifestyle following the protocol to kill anything in my digestive system for two months by:
- Consuming supplements like apple cider vinegar, diatomaceous earth, MSM, bitter and spicy foods.
- Eliminating drugs and alcohol that could suppress my immune system during the cleansing process.
- Avoiding salt and sodium that provides electrolytes to parasites.
- Avoiding sugar(especially refined sugar, but also fruit) that feeds pathogenic yeast and worms.
- Rehydrating the cells of my body with natural nutrients from clean water and raw vegetables.
- Taking a parasite cleanser called ParaGONE by Renewlife that incorporates many herbs and spices that effectively kill all parasites. I highly recommend this product to anybody that thinks that they may have a parasite.
Parasite Cleanse for Intestinal Parasites in Humans
This parasite cleanser was very effective for my symptoms of allergies. After following a cleansing diet and taking these as a supplement for 2 months, my skin cleared up amazingly and my allergy symptoms diminished to maybe a sneeze or two each day.
A product like this is a very effective tool against parasites and will naturally eliminate the problem along with your symptoms quickly and effectively for a long time. Many of my most prominent and small symptoms have diminished from allergies to dark circles.
I would recommend that everybody take this product and follow an anti-parasite diet if they haven’t already during their lifetime.
That’s not an exaggeration because I did not think that I had a parasitic infection at first and now my health has changed dramatically and I feel amazing.
I am always here for you, so if you have a question or something to add about intestinal parasites in humans, please leave me a comment!
Talk to you soon,