Although we do not like to talk about it, even those of us who live in the modern west are susceptible to many types of intestinal parasites. Even with strict sanitary measures taken, these pesky little creatures can still get to us via water that has not been properly treated, or through food such as undercooked meat. You can even pick one of these little microscopic buggers up through your nose, or the heel of your foot.
Here are the most common types of intestinal parasites:
Once they make their way through your exterior defenses, intestinal parasites then make their way to your intestinal tract where they thrive and multiply be stealing the nutrients from your meals before it can make it to your blood stream. They will give you awful breath, diarrhea and dark eye circles. Some worms, such as the tapeworm will cause you to constantly crave food, yet leave you feeling weak and anemic even after you gorge yourself. Some may also make you constipated and irritate your rectum to the point that you want to drag your bottom across the floor like your dog does on occasion.
Most common types of symptoms
- Dark eye circles
- Foul breath (not just stinky)
- Constant cravings
- Constipation (in some cases)
- Pain in the Calves
- Weakened legs
- Unexplained Weight loss
What you can do to combat intestinal parasites
While the obvious thing to do is to make sure your water is clean and your meat is cooked properly, if you do happen to be unlucky enough to suffer from a case of pinworms or find out you have 300 foot long tapeworm growing in your guts there are some steps that you can take to help naturally eliminate this threat from your body. First thing you should consider, is eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and cut down on the stuff that helps contributes to the growth of these parasites including butter, cream, refined oils and, above all else, meat.
Garlic is also a good way to kill off of these unwanted hosts. In fact, the ancient Chinese, Greeks as well as the Romans all used garlic to help combat intestinal parasites. Garlic’s sulfuric compounds help expel these wormy intestinal leeches. The best way to get these guys through garlic is to take two to three fresh cloves in the morning, being sure to chew them really good. Raw garlic is garlic in its most potent form and crushing it releases the potent allicin compounds that are capable of killing off the parasites. Another remedy is to place a clove in each of your shoes and walk around in them, letting the garlic oil seep through the skin and absorb into your bloodstream.