If you suffer from any of these symptoms, such as persistent acne, unexplained rashes, allergies, recurring vaginal or bladder infections, strange muscle aches, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches, ADHD, arthritis, mood swings, respiratory infections, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, thyroid imbalance, auto-immune disorders, Type 1 diabetes, or digestive disorders such as IBS or constipation, you may have parasites, living in your intestines. What might all of these ailments have in common?
The answer is: By having taken antibiotics, your beneficial intestinal flora, have been killed off, along with the bacteria, which the antibiotics were targeting.
Beneficial intestinal flora can also be greatly reduced by:
antibiotics (this is the main culprit.)
prolonged medications or drugs (including the contraceptive pill.)
toxins in pesticides (found on all non-organic food)
toxic residues in tap water (everyone should use a water filter as there are 2,000 chemicals in tap water.)
Anyone can get parasites. It is estimated that half the population is living with some kind of parasite in their gut. You can get it from any pig products, meat, raw seafood (sushi), and even lettuce (from manure fertilizer used to grow lettuce). It can be ingested by drinking unclean water in certain foreign countries.
If you have some of the symptoms listed above, you may well be playing host to some parasites.
How can parasites cause so many problems?
Intestinal flora’s function is to break down food, into substances which can be assimilated, meaning, used by the body, for hundreds of processes.
Parasites further disturb your intestinal flora, by creating an inflammatory condition in your intestinal tract.
So if you have no or low flora, you are not assimilating much from the food you eat. For example, you could eat ten oranges, and hardly absorb any vitamin C.
So what happens when your body absorbs almost no nutrients? Well, it cannot perform a wide variety of healing and detoxifying functions, hence the acne, bladder infections, and muscle aches begin.
Low flora causes an overgrowth of candida
When flora are low in number, candida becomes high in number. The overgrowth of the candida fungus, becomes so thick inside certain parts of the intestines, that it literally blocks the absorption of nutrients, much like a wall would.
The candida fungus ‘eats’ into the wall of the intestine, much as a wood fungus eats into the wood. The result is that waste matter and harmful proteins, which belong in the intestine, leak through the intestine wall, allowing toxins to discharge into the bloodstream. This can create a wide variety of sickly symptoms, from allergies to auto-immune disorders.
In extreme cases, the parasite can bore its way through one of these holes in the intestine, and take up residence in other organs. This can lead to extreme ‘auto-immune diseases’.
Being prescribed anti-parasite drugs, is one of the worst directions to pursue, because these drugs create the same conditions which the antibiotics created, in the first place.
Medical tests, to determine if you have parasites, are extremely unreliable, as your stools have to be tested, and the sample which is tested, may not necessarily contain parasitic content, on the day of the test.
How do I re-populate my body with friendly intestinal flora?
Its easy, they say – just take the supplement called Probiotics, which is supposed to replenish intestinal flora.
In fact, a growing number of Doctors, when prescribing antibiotics, recommend that you take Probiotics, such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus, at the same time.
But sadly, many Doctors are unaware of the effect that repeated antibiotics have on the body. So with each course of antibiotics taken, your chances of a repeated bladder or vaginal infection, increase.
Its not that easy – a change of diet is needed
Parasites survive by eating sugar. Hence you will see that the diet does not allow sugar in any form, or foods which readily convert to sugar.
The following are all forms of sugar, once converted:
Fruit converts to fructose.
Dairy converts to lactose.
Refined carbohydrates convert to glucose.
What are the best herbal anti-parasitics?
Look for a herbal parasite supplement in capsules, that contain powders of:
black walnut hull
pau d’arco bark
In addition, the supplement can be boosted, by also containing some or all of these:
What food can I eat on a parasite cleanse?
It is important to starve the parasite, via the diet, and to increase your intestinal flora, via probiotics, like Acidophilus.
The Anti Parasite Diet
CARBOHYDRATES AND GRAINS
NO: refined flour products (pizza, bread, pasta, etc)
refined grains (for example, white rice)
corn (converts rapidly to sugar)
NO GRAINS CONTAINING GLUTEN ( gluten causes a glue-like hold on the candida, which you are trying to loosen up): wheat / spelt / kamut / farro / barley / rye / triticale.
ALLOWED: GLUTEN-FREE GRAINS: Wholegrain brown rice / quinoa / whole oats / whole millet / amaranth / buckwheat (which is not a wheat) /whole barley (called hulled barley or hulless barley / wild rice / teff / sorghum.
100% stoneground pasta made from any of the above 100% whole grains (except wheat or corn.)
Brown rice cakes.
There are some breads and pastries you can make, using baking powder (not yeast), stoneground flours (see allowed grains, below), eggs, butter, unsweetened soymilk, allowed oils, and stevia for sweetening.
NO: potatoes of any type including yams and sweet potatoes. Also: carrots, beets, parsnips, peas, beets, tomatoes, or juices of these (starch-to-sugar conversion is too high.)
ALLOWED: All other vegetables, cooked or raw (canned vegetables usually contain some kind of sweetening, so avoid these.)
NO: fruit or fruit juice.
NO: sprouts made from seeds, as these can contain molds.
ALLOWED: All seeds (sunflower, sesame, etc).
NO: shellfish (shrimp, etc.) / meats that are: processed / lunch meats / deli / organ / bacon / red meat (releases ammonia, which feeds Candida.) / breaded fish or meat / any meat that is not organic / any fish that is not wild-caught.
ALLOWED: grass-fed organic meat / free range organic chicken / non-gmo tofu / wild-caught fish, including canned fish without added sweetening.
Eat meat, chicken or fish, three times a week maximum, but if possible, avoid red meat completely.
Non-gmo soy ‘meat substitutes’, with no starch or sweeteners, can be eaten daily.
NO: milk, yogurt, buttermilk, yellow cheese of any kind, cream, or any products containing these (mayonnaise, canned soups, prepared sauces, etc.)
ALLOWED: eggs, butter, unsweetened non-gmo soymilk or almond milk, non-gmo soy cheese containing no sweeteners or starches, unaged goat cheese, ghee.
NO: peanuts, cashews, pistachios, (mold grows on these nuts), or butters and milks made from these.
ALLOWED: all other nuts, unsweetened nut milks, for example, almond milk.
BEANS AND LEGUMES
NO: beans, peas, sweetened canned beans, sprouts made from beans or legumes.
ALLOWED: lentils, non-gmo soy beans.
NO: sweeteners of any kind, including honey, molasses, rice syrup, barley syrup, artificial sweeteners, syrups of any kind including high fructose corn syrup, or foods containing these (sauces, soups, cookies, sodas, etc.)
ALLOWED: stevia and xylitol.
NO: sauce or salad dressing containing any of the forbidden foods, for example, ketchup and tomato paste.
ALLOWED: Get creative with homemade salad dressings made of: lemon juice, stevia, olive oil, herbs, and spices.
Delicious sauces can be made by blending: lentils, nut milks, vegetables, nuts, oils, tofu, seeds, herbs, and spices.
NO: oils made from corn, peanuts, gmo, soy, canola.
ALLOWED: oils made from olives and coconut are especially beneficial, but you can also have any seed oils or allowable nut oils, preferably cold pressed or expeller pressed.
HERBS AND SPICES
NO: herbs and spices with added sweeteners, flours or yeast extracts.
ALLOWED: herbs and spices.
ALLOWED: sorry, no alcohol for three weeks.
NO: pickled foods, soy sauce, vinegar, kombucha, foods containing yeast.
ALLOWED: vegetables not pickled in vinegar, for example, certain: olives or sauerkrauts are pickled in salt or lactic acid. Apple cider vinegar is good for you.
COFFEE AND TEA
NO: coffee (mold grows on the coffee beans, and coffee makes your blood sugar levels spike.)
Avoid any food or drink containing preservatives.
Essential Oils kill off Parasites
In addition to your three week diet, and Probiotics, apply the following Essential Oils :
Blend the above drops into 8 oz of Pumpkin Seed Carrier Oil. Shake a few times. This Anti-parasite Formula can now be applied to your entire abdomen and back , twice a day.
These Essential Oils are what is known as ‘vermifuge’, which means that they damage and excrete intestinal parasites or worms. The Essential Oils penetrate the pores of the skin, and, once in the bloodstream, they eliminate the parasites.
What should I eat, after the three week parasite cleanse is complete?
Essentially, you can return to your normal diet, but you probably will find that you naturally make healthier choices. Ideally, you want to prevent the candida from overgrowing ever again, so try to avoid:
-antibiotics, unless absolutely necessary.
-prolonged medications or drugs, unless really needed.
-toxins in pesticides, which are found on all non-organic food.
-toxic residues in tap water – everyone should use a water filter.
-sugar and refined wheat products, especially in combination, such as pancakes, waffles, and doughnuts.
Being free of parasites, can often cause you to no longer be ‘allergic; to certain foods. So introduce suspected foods one at a time, to test your reaction to them.
Enjoy the improved and radiantly healthy version of yourself, as being free of candida overgrowth, and parasites, will give you your life back.
Article written by Janice Rosenthal
Owner gardenofessences.com and gardenofessences on etsy