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How To Identify & Get Rid of Parasites Naturally

You don’t have to visit an exotic location to develop a parasitic infection. Every year, millions of Americans become hosts to different parasites from contaminated salad bars, their pets and raw or undercooked protein. Many don’t even realize they’re infected!

Luckily, most infections are treatable! You can get rid of these unwanted guests with the right supplements and support plan. Let’s uncover common causes and symptoms, our preferred tests, and how we help you get back to balanced after a parasitic infection.

The Many Causes of Parasitic Infections

identify parasites: pets are one common cause of parasitic infections

It’s easier than you might think to come in contact with a parasite. You may encounter parasites if you:

  • Travel abroad
  • Handle or eat raw meat and fish (Sushi lovers, take note! Wasabi is a natural antiparasitic.)
  • Walk on or touch soil that has feces in it
  • Swim in a body of water
  • Let a pet lick your face
  • Eat unwashed produce
  • Have poor hand hygiene, especially after using the bathroom

Parasitic infections are also more common if you have a weakened or compromised immune system since your body can’t easily fight the infection. See our doctors’ recommendations for foods to boost immunity.

It’s common for kids to contract parasitic infections at school, on the playground and from playing with animals. This is why it’s important to reinforce good handwashing techniques at a young age.

Symptoms Of Parasites In The Body

Many people infected with parasites don’t realize they have them until symptoms are noticeable, including kids. Common symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea or dysentery (loose stools with blood and mucus)
  • Constipation
  • Gas or bloating
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • Fatigue or brain fog
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Unexplained rash or itching
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Depression or low mood

These symptoms can be disguised as effects of stress, poor sleep, or food sensitivities when in reality, it’s a parasite living in your gut or colon.

Read on to see how we help you identify parasites and treat parasitic infections.

Identify Parasites: Stool Tests Tell All!

If you or your kids experience persistent symptoms or they get worse, it’s time to seek help. We start by identifying the parasite with several tests based on your symptoms:

  • Stool test: Fecal samples are collected and checked if you have diarrhea, watery stools, cramps, gas, or other stomach issues.
  • Blood test: Some parasitic infections can be suspected with a functional blood chemistry test, but not all. While there is no blood test that can look for all infections, we often use our clinical experience to know when and how to cleanse.

Once we know if a parasite is suspected, it’s time to cleanse and heal.

How to Naturally Kill Parasites in Your Body

There are many conventional medicines that rid the body of parasites, but we suggest tried-and-true natural methods first. Plants and herbs like raw garlic, clove, oregano, rosemary, cayenne, ginger, and grapefruit seed have been used for centuries to flush parasites out thanks to their anti-microbial properties. Fresh plants and herbs are great but concentrated oils and supplements may be more efficient.

Do an herbal parasite detox cleanse! Join us for our next Full Moon Parasite Cleanse. Learn more about parasites and their connection to the moon cycles.

Next, we work to repair any damage the parasite has done to your gut. A strong gut biome will also protect against future infections or minimize symptoms. As you recover from a parasitic infection, it’s best to avoid sugar and complex carbohydrates, add anti-microbial foods into your diet, and get proper hydration and sleep.

Parasitic infections can be serious when left untreated. If you think you may have a parasite, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. We’ll help you become parasite-free with The Infinity Way™️ and create a custom support plan to get you back to balanced!

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