Creepy Crawlers

Forget the vampires! What about those creepy crawling things that could be lurking inside? Ranging from barely visible to easily seen by the naked eye, parasites could be sucking your energy out of you. Sound scary? Protozoa are microscopic one cell organisms that can cause inflammation of the small intestines and interfere with the absorption of nutrients. Intestinal worms such as pin worms, round worms, hookworms and tapeworms reside in the bowels dining on the contents or sucking the blood from the intestinal walls.

Parasites weaken the digestive system leading to weight gain, lowered immune system, fatigue, anemia, pale skin, tiredness due to reduced absorption of minerals and vitamins gas and bloating and constipation.

Water sources contaminated with human or animal feces, improperly cooked meats, insect bites such as flies and mosquitoes, and poor sanitation are some ways you can become infected. Just another reason to wash your hands! Always cook meats thoroughly and wash all fruits and vegetables. You should ask your doctor if parasites could be part of a health problem if experiencing any of these symptoms. Pin worms are the most common worm infection in the United States, affecting about 40 million people according to the Center for Disease Control. Stool or blood tests can confirm the presence of these freeloaders.

Anti-parasitic drugs can be prescribed by your doctor and there are several good natural parasitic cleanse formulas to use periodically to keep parasites in check. Be sure to stay hydrated and eat lots of fiber when doing any kind of cleanse. Green black walnut hulls, wormwood, and cloves can be found as a liquid tincture formula to naturally keep parasites in check. Foods with anti-parasitic properties include garlic, onions, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, raw cabbage, pumpkin seeds, and fresh pineapple.

Try to consume these foods for multiple benefits. Coconut oil is high in caprylic acid, is also effective in fighting off all types of parasites, bacteria and viruses. Adding one teaspoon a day is a good start. You can use coconut oil as a replacement for butter in cooking, baking or as a spread.

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