Human Parasites - Natural Food Treatment and Prevention
Many health issues that arise today can be attributed to the presence of parasites. Humans in America are infected by these invaders more often than you might think. According to recent estimates over eighty percent of americans have parasites. In most cases individuals attribute symptoms such as fatigue, allergic reactions, food sensitivity and digestive problems to stress and the aging process.
Parasites range in size from single celled organism to tape worms several feet long. They can enter the body through the mouth, nose or can be absorbed through the skin. Parasites live in the intestinal tract of the body and compete for nourishment. They are damaging to the body in several ways. They produce toxic waste that can overload the body’s immune system causing pain, inflammation, damage to tissues and immune system exhaustion. Common symptoms experienced by parasitic infections are diarrhea and stomach cramps. They destroy cells faster than the body can reproduce them which leads to anemia and ulceration. Common symptoms that may occur include gas, disturbed sleep, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, allergies, skin conditions, anemia and chronic fatigue.
The parasite epidemic which began late in the twentieth century has been due to a number of factors which may or may not be related. These factors include mosquitos, pets, contaminated soil,
increase in international travel, contaminated water, contaminated fruits and vegetables, rise in use of day care centers, increase of immigrants and refugees, overuse of antibiotics and drugs which suppress the immune system and consumption of raw or undercooked pork or beef containing tapeworms. Parasites thrive in an internal environment which is caused by an imbalance between good and bad bacteria. Processed simple carbohydrate, high sugar foods, antibiotics, steroids and immune suppressants destroy good bacteria and provide the ideal environment for the growth and multiplication of parasites. A lack of healthy bacteria in the body leads to candida, which is why candida and parasites are often seen together.
There are several ways you can keep parasites out of your body. First make sure you are regular (At least one bowel movement per day). If this is a problem you should eliminate an unhealthy diet and eat only raw, natural foods which should solve the problem. If not, you many need to consider an effective detox program. Proper preparation and handling of food is vital. Fish dishes such as sushi and sashimi should be prepared by a trained chef. Make sure meat is always well cooked. Always wash your hands right before meals and after going to the restroom. Toddlers need to be kept away from kittens and puppies which are not dewormed regularly. Children should be kept away from dirt or sand, in which animals are allowed to roam.
A healthy diet is important prevention against parasitic infection. The first step in ridding the body of parasites is a high fiber diet because it cleanses the gastrointestinal tract. Eat a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables to increase enzyme and hydrochloric acid levels in the body because they threaten the existence of parasites in the body. If necessary use digestive enzyme and hydrochloric acid supplements. Anti-parasitic foods include sage, onions, thyme and garlic. High zinc foods such as pumpkin seeds help to eliminate worms. Use natural sea salt instead of table salt because of its ability to cleanse body tissues. Vitamin A is the most effective nutrient for prevention of parasitic infiltration. Foods high in vitamin A are sweet potatoes, yams, carrots, squash and greens. Add to your diet expeller pressed flax seed oil because it increases the bioavailability of Vitamin A in the body.
Another way to prevent parasites is to drink purified water. Avoid drinking water from streams, lakes, brooks, ponds and reservoirs. It’s a good idea to use a natural parasite cleanser one to two times a year. Effective cleanser use ingredients such as pumpkin seed, cranberry juice, garlic, grapefruit seed extract, slippery elm, marshmallow root and orange peel. Look for a antimicrobial cleansing kit at your local health store formulated to deal with parasites. To restore damage done to the body by parasites use L-glutamine to heal damaged intestines. Probiotics will help restore the balance of good to bad bacteria in the intestinal tract.