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Kill Parasites with Home Remedies


Human parasites are nasty little organisms that live off their hosts, (namely us), robbing us of many of the essential nutrients we consume, and giving nothing in return. They are clever little devils, adapting themselves to live and prosper at our expense in various different areas of our bodies. The vast majority of human parasites make their homes in our intestines and intestinal tracts.

The invasion of the selfish body burglars

According to some estimates, approximately 50% of the American population is plagued by parasites that proliferate in the gut. But you don’t have to sit back and surrender to these selfish body burglars; you can get rid of them naturally without disrupting your holistic health lifestyle. 

How come parasites invade our bodies in the first place?

Parasites have evolved through life’s magical ability to adapt so that it can proper in the most unlikely places and circumstances. They are rather like cuckoos that lay their eggs in the nests of other species of birds. When the cuckoo chick hatches, its first priority is to push any other eggs or chicks out of the nest so they become the sole occupant. They then proceed to make the parent birds’ lives hell by constantly demanding to be fed, growing to a size 3 to 4 times greater than that of their enforced parents, with appetites to match.


Unlike cuckoos, parasites rely on our natural body functions to invade our bodies, by hiding in the air we inhale, and the food and water that we consume. In the underdeveloped countries of the 3rd world, the most common medium for parasites is the local drinking water. Another common factor is poor and inadequate sanitation.

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In the developed countries, the most common way that parasites hitch a lift is through poor personal hygiene; and here in the US in particular, parasites hide in pork products and shellfish that are fished from contaminated waters.

The most common types of parasites

The types of human parasites that exist are almost too numerous to mention. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Amoeba
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia
  • Neospora
  • Sarcocytis
  • Toxoplasmosis

The Helminth Worm group of parasites

There is a specific group of parasites that come under the category of Helminth Worms. These include:

  • Hookworms
  • Pinworms
  • Roundworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Threadworms

These types of worms are often expelled in stools. However, if you spot them, it doesn’t mean that you’ve got rid of them – that’s far too easy. There are usually plenty more where they came from; hiding away in your gut and intestinal tract.

Some of the symptoms that could indicate you have parasites


Don’t worry; if you do have a parasitic infection you’re not alone; as we said earlier, about 50% of Americans are infected. Some of the tell-tale symptoms to keep an eye open for include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Pain in the joints
  • Rash 

Your immune system needs help

Your body’s immune system will try to deal with parasites once it identifies their presence. The problem is however, that these parasites are so strong, (they’re not willing to give up their rich pickings quite so easily), and they proliferate at such a rate of knots, that your poor old immune system can’t cope. It needs a helping hand

Modify your diet

Parasites love sugar. They crave it, and the more sugar you include in your diet, the bigger and stronger your parasitic infection will become. You need to starve them of sugar entirely, so cut it out of your diet. The other thing that parasites can thrive on is grains. These too need to be eliminated from your diet; at least until you’ve got rid of your parasitic infestation.  

There are several types of foods and herbs etc that have powerful anti parasitic capabilities. These include:

  • Coconut oil (extra virgin), which contain medium length triglycerides to support your immune system.
  • Garlic and onions (raw), which contain sulfur made up of amino acids that have strong, anti-parasitic characteristics.

If you’re concerned that you do have parasites, a combination of these foods and products can help to rid you of them. You should aim to eat 6 tablespoons of uncooked extra virgin coconut oil, one clove of garlic, and one onion per day.

  • Oregano is another herb that is adept at getting rid of parasites. Put 2 to 3 drops of oregano oil into some natural mineral water, add a squeeze of fresh lemon and drink three times per day.
  • Cloves are a spice that also have the power to kill off parasites. You can substitute clove oil for the oregano oil in the medicine recipe above.

Other foodstuffs that are often used to kill off parasites include:

  • Black walnut
  • Ginger
  • Wormwood

Fermented drinks are another good remedy to help rid you of parasites. The drinks you can try include:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Coconut kefir
  • Fermented ginger
  • Fermented whey (from cows fed on grass)
  • Kombucha

A special low calorie, sugar free, liquid based diet that includes these types of fermented beverages is recommended over a course of between 3 to 21 days, depending on the strength of the infestation. It’s also a good idea to eat plenty of probiotics to help to strengthen the balance of good bacteria in your gut.

Keeping healthy once you’re parasite free

Once you’ve got rid of your parasitic infection, you need to make sure you include plenty of fermented raw dairy products and veggies in your diet; things like:

  • Amasai
  • Cheese
  • Kimchi
  • Sauerkraut

These all contain boatloads of the amino acid L-glutamine, and other substances which all help to strengthen your gut and protect against further infection.

Share and share alike?  – NO WAY!

Why share your body with anything or anyone other than you? If you do have a parasitic infection that is disturbing your holistic health lifestyle, using the holistically healthy remedies we’ve outlined above will help to get you back on the rails again headed toward Holistic Health Central. See you there!


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Michelle Toole is the founder and head editor of Healthy Holistic Living. Learn all about her life's inspiration and journey to health and wellness.
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