Most people have no idea that parasites reside in their bodies. These microscopic life forms live off of the resources in our tissues, organs, and digestive systems. They cause a host of symptoms, including cramps, headaches, and fatigue. You don't have to travel to the tropics to pick up parasites. They originate right here in Waukesha—in the foods we eat, the liquids we drink, and the air we breathe. Parasite cleanse programs can help rid the body of these noxious pests, increasing health and vitality. Parasite cleansing is available at Serenity Health Center in Waukesha, WI.
What Is a Parasite Cleanse?
Parasite cleanses are dietary supplements that work to detoxify the human body of parasitic infections. These cleansing programs cure harmful parasitic infestations without the need for prescription medications. After taking the appropriate round of supplements, clients feel more energetic, focused, and positive.
What Are Parasites?
Parasites are tiny creatures that infest the bodies of other living beings. They live by consuming the biological resources in the host's body. In extreme cases, parasites make the host weak and sick. The worst types of parasites can kill the host. Thankfully, there are few killer parasites in modern America, but the invaders we do have cause illness, fatigue, and disease.
Parasitic infections occur when the invaders grow and reproduce. When this occurs, they can damage organs and other body systems, causing serious illness. Common human parasitic infections found in the United States include the following:
Parasitic Infection Symptoms
Most parasites travel into the human body through contaminated liquids or foods. Symptoms depend on the type of parasite and what body systems are infested. Some common parasitic infection symptoms include the following:
- Upset stomach
- Stomach cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive dehydration
- Unexplained weight loss
- Excessive gas
- Severe or persistent diarrhea
- Flu-like symptoms
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Aches and pains
- Persistent Itching
Diagnosis of Parasitic Infections
Most parasitic infections are diagnosed through a stool sample. Often, several samples must be taken at different times for a correct diagnosis. In some cases, certain mild parasitic infections may go away on their own. This is most often the case in people who have strong immune systems and eat a balanced diet.
Parasite Cleanse Treatment
Most natural health practitioners understand that a large percentage of the U.S. population unknowingly carries parasites. Regular parasite cleanses wash away these tiny invaders and keep our bodies functioning at healthy and optimal levels.
Many herbal supplements work as home remedies for general, regular detoxification. Some of the most effective detoxification herbs include the following:
- Black walnut
- Clove oil
- Curled mint
- Grapefruit seed extract
- Oregano oil
- Oregon grape
Natural Medicines That Cleanse Specific Body Systems
To cleanse specific bodily systems of parasites, naturally-based, plant-derived medicines provide the most effective approach because they target certain areas, cleaning out unhealthy objects. Your natural health practitioner can recommend remedies for various systems, including the intestines, liver, and specific areas of the digestive tract. In addition, natural health practitioners can provide homeopathic therapies that drive specific types of parasites from your body.
During your consultation, your natural health practitioner will recommend herbs that help with detoxification without interacting with any medications you are taking. Most herbs are gentle and have no serious side effects. Your naturopath can advise which supplements are easiest on the body. Most herbal detox programs last for two weeks on, two weeks off until the problem is cleared up, but some programs last up to a month at a time.
Parasitic Cleanse Diet
Following a carefully prescribed diet is an important facet of a parasite cleanse. During the cleanse, the diet should be balanced and include unprocessed, high-nutrient foods without refined sugars.
High fiber intake is extremely important. Fiber encourages regular bowel movements, which are an important part of the cleansing process. High nutrient intake helps support immunity, another key part of the cleanse. Immunity also helps prevent recurring infections, as does the inclusion of probiotics in the cleanse diet.
Natural health practitioners also recommend their clients limit gluten, wheat, dairy, and alcohol. These foods become food for the parasites once inside the body, which can make getting rid of the invaders that much harder. Also, it's important to avoid foods that cause you digestive issues, as they may weaken the immune system. In addition, a diet balanced between moderate intake of protein, fat, and carbs provides the best results for most people.
Garlic, honey, pumpkin seeds, and papaya seeds all help fight parasites, so efforts should be made to include them in an anti-parasite diet.
How to Prevent Parasitic Infection When Traveling Abroad
When we travel to other regions of the globe, we encounter parasites our bodies have no exposure to. Our immunity to them may be nonexistent, so picking up a parasite is a frequent occurrence with foreign travel. When abroad, use these following techniques to avoid coming home with an unwelcome guest:
- Avoid water that isn't purified or bottled
- Decline ice
- Don't eat fruit you can't peel
- Never swim or bathe in fresh water
- Pass up foods prepared by street vendors
Signs You Picked Up a Parasite While Abroad
If you travel to the far corners of the globe, to places such as China, India, and Africa, it's possible to bring a parasite home despite your best efforts. Even trips to well-established resort communities, such as Cancun, Mexico, come with parasite risk, particularly if you drink non-bottled water. While non-bottled water is fairly easy to avoid, you have to eat, and even well-prepared foods can contain parasites.
In typical cases, parasite victims will return from their trips, experiencing stomach pains and dysentery. According to the CDC, persistent travelers' diarrhea is a positive sign for parasitic infection. If you return from an overseas trip and find your intestines hurting and need to use the bathroom too frequently, make sure to get tested for a parasitic infection. Once diagnosed, your naturopath can prescribe the herbs and diet that will repel the invaders.
Before the Cleanse
Prior to starting the cleanse, start a high-fiber diet and ensure you have regular bowel movements. If you are constipated, postpone the cleanse, eat plenty of fiber and wait until bowel movements become consistent. With intestinal parasite cases, high-fiber diets are especially important. The fiber helps force intestinal parasites out of the body.
Natural Cures for Parasite Infections Provide Non-Drug Relief
Parasites can do more than wreck a vacation to a foreign country. They can infest vital bodily systems, lingering for years, and damaging health. Many parasites can also be contracted right here in Wisconsin. Many of these parasites cause recurrent diarrhea, upset stomachs, low energy, headaches, and other symptoms that make us feel drained. The problem is the parasites are sucking away our biological resources, leaving us weakened and vulnerable to disease.
Parasite cleanses rid the body of these pests, so we can feel our best. Combined with a high-fiber, high nutrition diet devoid of sugars and excessive alcohol, these natural treatments provide the best means of ridding the body of uninvited guests permanently. To learn more about how natural medicine can ride you of parasite problems, call Serenity Health Care Center, located in Waukesha, WI.