Its not the kind of subject people discuss around the dinner table, however it parasites are a common problem and its estimated that over 70% of the adult population in North America has some form of parasite infection.
Parasites can enter your body through a variety of means. They can be carried in the meat, fish or even sometimes vegetables that we eat, others are spread by pets, mosquitoes or even contaminated water. People living in cities or built up areas are also exposed to parasites carried through dust or air particles.
People that have an efficient immune system are able to destroy parasites before they cause any problems and don't need to do a parasite cleanse. However people who have a weakened immune system (due to ill health, poor diet, pollution or stress) are not able to fight off these creatures and these parasites end up living, breeding, eating and excreting inside the intestines and colon. Once they become established they become difficult to remove as they steal the nutrients from the food you eat and excrete toxic waste inside your colon. This creates a toxic environment in which can thrive and reproduce.
If you are suffering from any kind of digestive problems (bloating, constipation or diarrhea), have a lack of energy, have been putting on weight, suffer from skin problems, crave sugary foods or are generally feeling off color you may have a parasite problem.
Fortunately there are a number of natural ways to perform a parasite cleanse, these tend to be very effective and are generally inexpensive. Firstly increase the amount of dietary fiber in your diet. Soluble fiber helps the body absorb essential vitamins and minerals and insoluble fiber absorbs toxic waste and removes it from the body. Fresh fruit and vegetables are a rich source of fiber, however you can also take a natural fiber supplement containing Psyillium husks. This fiber will help to restore the colon to its natural balance as well as expelling parasites.
As part of a parasite cleanse you should also take a selection of herbs that have been specifically chosen to destroy these creatures, remove them from your system and also restore the health of your digestive system. If your parasite cleanse is missing any of these elements the problem will return again in the future.
Rather than looking for individual herbs, look for a parasite cleanse that contains a mixture of specifically selected herbs that have been blended together in a way that makes them more effective than when used on their own.
Be aware that there are a number of very strong and powerful products on the market that might help in the short term but also cause further, long-term problems to an already weakened digestive system. Look for a cleanse that gently, yet effectively cures the problem and ensures you will stay parasite free and return to normal health.
Whilst you are doing a cleanse it is important to eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fresh vegetables and fruits (no sugary food or refined carbohydrates) and drink at least 2 liters of clean drinking water everyday to flush your system. It is normal to feel detox effects such a s a dull headache or skin breakout when doing a cleanse, this is natural and a sign your body is expelling toxins.
Very soon your symptoms improve and eventually disappear along with the parasites that were living inside you!