Intestinal Parasites – Colon Hitchhikers Destroying Your Digestive Health
The intestinal parasite is nonpartisan, nondiscriminatory, and provides an equal opportunity infection.
According to Dr. Bernard Jensen, best-selling author of “Foods That Heal,” parasites are the number one health enemy in the world. In fact they outrank cancer as mankind's deadliest enemy world-wide.
But, how do you know if you have a stomach parasite?
Symptoms of parasitic infection mimic those of the stomach flu. Usually abdominal cramping or pain is followed by diarrhea. But other symptoms can also include:
- loss of appetite
- and more generalized aches and pains
Poor colon health can lead to an invasion by a parasite, followed by a nasty infection. This can manifest as constipation, diarrhea, or poor skin health.
Intestinal parasites wear many faces. They run the gamut from roundworms and flukes, pinworms (also called seat worms or thread worms) and 15 foot tapeworms, which are all visible with the naked eye, to protozoa, which are only visible under a microscope. Pinworms are the most common parasite and infect nearly 40 million Americans.
Trichinella, hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and flukes are yet more visible parasites that can cause an infection. The resulting diarrhea infections are highly contagious and can spread from person-to-person via dirty hands, contaminated food or water, and even some pets. In fact, just walking outside barefoot can be an open invitation to the intestinal parasite.
Microscopic parasites, while unseen, can cause serious problems. Protozoa spread quickly and can travel to the joints and brain tissue. Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium, are both waterborne parasites and are highly prevalent in mountain streams. Symptoms of illness can last for several months.
Parasites are often the hidden cause of low energy and weight imbalances. Because the intestinal or stomach parasite steals the vital nutrients from our bodies that we ourselves need for a healthy and productive life, we experience illness, gain weight and become lethargic.
Children are most susceptible. Personal hygiene is the number one key to preventing a parasitic infection. Parasites are highly contagious and spread from person to person via dirty hands. You never know when you'll come in contact with a contaminated surface (e.g., changing tables, public facility restrooms, diaper pail, toys, etc.). Because small children typically have very questionable hygiene habits, they tend to get infected first. And share the parasite with family and friends. This is especially true in areas where small children congregate in schools, day care, public swimming pools, etc.
But there is good news…there are natural remedies for a parasite infection.
- Black walnut hulls have parasite killing properties. They also contain antibacterial and antifungal properties, and can work as a parasite cleanser and detoxifier.
- Wormwood powder is great for chronic diarrhea and helps to expel worms from the intestines.
- Pumpkin seed is anti-parasitic and can expel pinworms and other intestinal parasites.
- False unicorn root has been used by Native American people for years, and is a terrific parasite cleanser.
Other wonderful natural remedies include cloves, Paul d' Arco bark, myrrh gum, hyssop leaf, turmeric root, fenugreek seed powder, prickly ash bark powder, yellow dock powder, gentian root and garlic bulb powder. These all have properties that work to eliminate the intestinal or stomach parasite.
Odds are, you may have at least one unknown and unwanted guest residing in your stomach right now, stealing your well-being and your good health.
A premium, quality parasite cleanser like Ultimate Digestive Health would contain just such ingredients. Ingredients that would target the dangerous intestinal worms and their eggs, and to help expel them.
Because many of these infectious parasites are not visible to the naked eye, you'll never know when you're hosting a party of these unwanted guests.