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Are Intestinal Parasites Making you Sick?

Updated on December 30, 2014

Intestinal Parasites

Many people people today are walking around with intestinal parasites and don't know it! Once they are ingested, they will try to make your body it's home for a long time, unless your discover they are there and get treatment.

You may just think you have a stomach ache or a little nausea, but in fact you may be harboring a parasite. They can steal vital nutrition the body needs to function properly. and infect every part of the human body. They often lodge in the intestines or colon, causing digestive disturbances such as cramps, diarrhea, allergies and more.

Treat to the Human Population

The World Health Organization, estimates that 25% of the world's population is infected. Fifty-five million children in North America are known to have worms. They can be transferred from tick, fleas, and swimming or playing in a lake, stream or pond.

Parasites and worms thrive in animals and transfer to humans through under or uncooked food. For more understating, I suggest you read, the books, "Guess Who Came to Dinner," and "Everyone Has Parasites." This article will discuss, symptoms of parasitic infection and how they are contracted.


Whenever you hear the word "parasite", it conjures up pictures of something that is attached to your pet, like a tick or flea, or a vision of some poor, third world child with a bloated tummy. The truth of the matter is, humans are also subject to contracting worms.

Many are walking around today who do not realize, they have been infected by these disgusting opportunists. There are over 1,000 types of worms that can infect humans, yet, there are less than 50 tests that can detect them.

Don't think you could have a parasite? Have you ever been out of the country, swam in a pond, have a pet? We love our pets so much we dress them up, we let them sleep in our beds and we even kiss them. Then you can become infected, by handling their feces, or coming in contact with their saliva. Common symptoms that could indicate you have been infected, are many times over looked. It is important to have the facts that can help you determine if you need to seek treatment.


It is possible that at any time, you or I could be a host to these little intruders. These creatures can remain in our body for many years before the damage they have caused manifests. There are symptoms that may alert you that there is a problems, such as:

  • bloody stools
  • gas
  • bloating
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • weight loss
  • skin problems
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • stomach cramping
  • universal allergies
  • weight loss

Many of these conditions could be the result of other factors. Things to consider along with these symptoms are, have you been out of the country, have you been swimming in a lake of pond, have you eating raw fish, do you love rare meat, and do you have pets a live outside the home.

When traveling outside the country where water purification systems may be inferior you are subject to contracting a worm or. Have you ever heard of Montezuma's revenge? It is also called, "Traveler's Diarrhea" contracted from drinking water in foreign nations.

If you think you may have a parasite check with your doctor, but many American doctors, tend not to believe you might have a parasite. Also check with a homeopathic or holistic physician.

Parasite Cleanse

Parasite Cleansing

It is a good idea to do a parasite cleanse, if you have several of the symptoms and have, been out of the country, have pets or swim in ponds and lake. There are many cleansing on the marked, so do your research.

Dr. Nutra, ParaGone, and Dr. Hula Clark's Cleansing programs, are a good place to start. Don't expect the doctor to believe that you have worms or parasite and give you a prescription. My doctor thought my symptoms was related to something else.


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      Rachel L Alba 18 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Pamela, I used to work with a guy that had that problem. He used to have a lot of stomach problems and was also very thin and was getting thinner. He went through a lot of tests before the doctor told him he had a parasite in his stomach. It was a long time ago and I don't remember how or if he got rid of it. But, he's still alive so I guess he's better. Thanks for the information.

      Blessings to you.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 21 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      You can get a parasite cleanse at any health food store. You may have also developed a food allergy. Take not of what you are eating and when the symptoms flare up.

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      Motherbynature 21 months ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I'm having these symptoms plus hives that don't respond to benadryl. Been tested negative for everything. Doctor doesn't think it's parasites. I have a strong feeling it is because it happened after a day of sushi for lunch and dinner. Where can i get a cleanse?

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Abby, thanks! It is a good idea to do a cleanse at least one time a year.

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      Abby Lysach 5 years ago from Singapore

      this article is very informative. I like it.

      thanks for sharing :-)

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Scary, huh C-Bless? Thanks for stopping by.

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      C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

      Great information. I wasn't aware that swimming in a pond could open the door to these opportunists. Thank you for providing such useful info.

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Nell that is so sad. I had a friend who went to India, she came back with open soars all over her body. I now know these were parasites. Doctors are not trained in natural medicine. Novices, know more than doctors about it.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, sadly I had a young friend who went to India with her work company, somehow, not sure exactly where, she picked up a lethal bug from the water, either swimming or even in the shower, she was 27 years old, and it claimed her life, I believe doctors should start taking this more seriously, thanks nell

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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks granny! I am doing a para cleanse right now.

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      Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great info and thanks for the heads up when going out of the country.


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      Pamela Lipscomb 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I have heard of the site and Hulda Clarke. It has amazing information and products as well. Thank aguasilver for stopping by!

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      John Harper 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      98% of people have parasites, which is why we get sick!

      'Hulda Clarke' wrote extensively on parasitic problems, and how to deal with them.

      Some nice old (ex) hippies called 'Blessed Herbs'have great herbal remedies for ridding yourself of parasites.

      'Curezone' have many of her articles on them

      Google any of the above names and get the info you may need!

      Unfortunately they do not work on bankers and politicians!

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      Psalmist4M 5 years ago from the Shelter of His Wings

      Interesting and somewhat frightening for us with pet and have traveled outsidethestates lately.

      Thanks for the head-up.

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