Parasitic infestations are an epidemic in the United States, with most sources estimating that a massive 85% of Americans have parasites. Because of this, we recommend a parasite cleanse every six months, care in choosing restaurants, and washing after exposure to animals.
Unfortunately, most doctors are not trained in the treatment of parasites. It is only when parasites are visually seen that American doctors will suspect them, which requires an especially terrible case. There are many symptoms of parasite infestation which people experience in daily life, believing that these issues are completely normal. While sickness has become somewhat normal in the modern lifestyle, it does not need to be. The amount of damage that can be caused by parasites is virtually limitless, because many types of them are small enough to travel anywhere in the body through the blood stream. Parasites obtain sustenance by robbing the body of nutrients. They are the root cause of lupus, with all other issues being secondary to the parasitic infection. Therefore, lupus cannot be cured without a thorough parasite cleanse. Lupus is officially reported to be just another “incurable disease” and an “autoimmune disorder” by the establishment. Most parasites can be avoided by thoroughly cooking foods and by never drinking unfiltered water.
Identifying Common Parasites
- Round worms: Living in the stomach and intestines, these worms enter through undercooked and contaminated food. Remember that manure used in organic farming may be contaminated with worms. Therefore, this parasite is one reason to avoid raw produce diets. Always wash your hands after having contact with pets; especially if there has been any contact with their feces.
- Heart worms: It is extremely rare for heart worms to occur in humans. In the few cases that were reported, they usually occurred as a single worm in the lungs, rather than the heart. They cannot be spread from one animal (or human) to another, but must be spread through mosquitoes.
- Tape worms: Enter the body through undercooked beef, fish or pork. They live in the lower intestinal tract. Use gloves and wash thoroughly after preparing meat for consumption to prevent them.
- Pin worms: Living inside the intestinal tract and lungs, these small white worms come out at night to lay eggs around the anus. The eggs hatch, and then the young worms reenter through the anus. If the person scratches during his sleep, the eggs get under the fingernails, spreading to wherever the person touches. It is believed that they are small and lightweight enough to become airborne, leading people to inhale them. This is how they are purported to arrive inside the lungs.
- Hook worms and thread worms: These can be found in contaminated drinking water, or they can enter directly through the feet. They are tiny in size, and can enter through the soles of bare feet; even without open wounds. Always wear shoes when walking outside. These worms are unique because they have a lifespan of several years, and the eggs can incubate for up to 10 years.
Symptoms of Parasite Infection
- Repeated diarrhea or constipation
- Chronic, unexplained nausea, often accompanied by vomiting
- Fatigue and weakness
- Intestinal cramping
- Unexplained dizziness
- Foul-smelling gas
- Multiple food allergies
- Loss of appetite
- Itching around the anus, especially at night
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty maintaining a healthy weight (over or underweight)
- Itching on the soles of the feet, often accompanied by a rash
- Coughing blood (severe cases)
- Palpitations (hook worms)
- Facial swelling around the eyes (round worms)
- Wheezing and coughing, followed by vomiting, stomach pain and bloating (suggesting round worms or thread worms)
- Itching or tingling sensations on the scalp
At Hygiea Health, we use herbal remedies based upon rainforest herbs. They have been used successfully for millennia. A special diet will be prescribed to starve the parasites of their preferred food, weakening them, and making it easier to kill and eliminate them.
Each category of parasite has its own remedies. Our analysis will determine the class or classes of parasites you have and prescribe the appropriate remedies. Once the parasites have been eliminated, an herbal program to heal and rejuvenate tissues will be recommended.
As parasites die, they release toxins through their excrement and from rotting. The most common parasites, the worm type, attempt to escape by burrowing deeper into the intestines, which can cause sharp cramps. Even when dead, the body is still burdened with the task of flushing them out. This whole process can initially make the person feel sicker than before he/she began cleansing, but this is only temporary, and it is a sign that the cleanse is working. It is known as a Hexheimer reaction when people become sicker as a result of the toxins that are released by dying parasites. If the reaction is too strong, we will slow down the cleansing and allow your body to catch up on eliminating the parasites and their by-products. While fatigue and grogginess are to be expected, normal life may be continued, and diarrhea should not occur. After the parasite cleanse, you should feel better, have more energy, and experience sickness less often.
- Wear shoes outside and remove them before walking inside the home
- Avoid stagnant contaminated water and wear protective gloves and clothing if that is not possible
- Boil or purify drinking water
- De-worm domestic animals and pets
- Do not allow animals to lick your face or sleep on the bed (OK, I fail on this one but I do a parasite cleanse twice yearly)
- Cook meat and fish well
- Pickling or smoking will not kill fluke cysts in fish or shellfish
- Wash fruit and vegetables well. See Cleansing food section under Healthy Living
Take the Parasite Questionnaire under our on-line forms section.
This is not a diagnostic test.
If you suspect you have parasites, please contact a healthcare professional. We can help. Call 818-788-8242