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Intestinal Parasite Cleanse

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 18, 2011 at 9:37 AM

I want to do a cleanse but i'm not sure if i should use Wormwood, Olive Leaf Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract or a blend of some sort.

Has anyone ever used any natural antibiotics to get rid of parasites?

I'd love to hear about personal experience and recommendations !

Thanks!

Bfddc0ab925c8ea0e0c2e87198514907

on March 05, 2013
at 11:30 AM

What sort of parasite do you think you have?

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on February 28, 2011
at 09:58 PM

Terrance, I'm certainly going to regret responding at this late date, but you yourself implied spread of worms via feces when you talked about dog butt dragging. Dogs with worms (real worms) drag butt because the worms make their butts itch. Dogs also lick their butts frequently, particularly when their butts itch. Butt licking picks up feces and worms and then the dogs licking a hand/mouth/whatever can pass on worms. And the worms are generally in all those nice feces bits. So yes, a person can pick up worms from their dog in that manner. What you are not getting - ringworms are not worms

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

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on February 19, 2011
at 05:54 PM

I have heard from a number of vets about dogs dragging their butts, Dana. The answer has been UNANIMOUS - WORMS and get the dog de-wormed, regularly!

F9a0b72f38860d7601afd5a45bb53394

(3618)

on February 19, 2011
at 04:08 AM

Dogs drag their butts on grass because their anal glands need expressing. Cats do the same thing for the same reason (and on floors, and on carpets...). If your dog or cat does that on a regular basis, you are probably not feeding them right. Pinworm causes anal itching in children, but the pinworm's entire life cycle occurs in humans and can occur in any area of the world and to people of any ethnic group or social standing. It has nothing to do with animal exposure. I'm not aware of any other worm that would cause anal itching in animals, though I'm not a vet and you should ask one.

F9a0b72f38860d7601afd5a45bb53394

(3618)

on February 19, 2011
at 04:04 AM

Freezing meat to 0 degrees F will inactivate microbes. It will also destroy most parasites, though trichna is chancy. Some types of meat are known to harbor trichna and others don't. You want to cook pork all the way through, or bear if you ever get the chance to eat it, but with beef you're good to go if it's been frozen to at least 0.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on February 19, 2011
at 12:59 AM

I have checked my facts, Karen. And I am very familiar with fungi and parasites. "It is not passed through feces." Please tell me where I said that. I did NOT say how they are passed "through feces". Time to read my comment and respond to what I wrote, rather than to stuff you make up, Karen.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

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on February 18, 2011
at 11:40 PM

Ring worm is indeed a fungus, and a skin infection. It is not passed through feces. You may be thinking of hookworm, or some other parasite, but not ringworm. Time to check your facts.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on February 18, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Fungus or parasite, dogs pass ring worm to humans, and they can cause all kinds of intestinal problems.

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on February 18, 2011
at 07:07 PM

Or cutting back on carbs plus some fasting or alternate day fasting.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on February 18, 2011
at 06:25 PM

FYI - "Ringworm" is a fungus.

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(3259)

on February 18, 2011
at 06:05 PM

Ha! You may need help, depending on what level you've reached in yoga...

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on February 18, 2011
at 05:28 PM

Yikes! Nothing itchy on these parts... I get an upset stomach from time to time but that could be caused by many things. Now let's see where i put my flashlight... ;)

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(3259)

on February 18, 2011
at 04:56 PM

Yes! *GRAPHIC CONTENT ALERT* Some stomach upset and (eventually) an INCREDIBLY itchy butt. Tiny white eggs in stool, visible small worms upon flashlight inspection. Very easy to clear from system, not so from household items and clothing.

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(3259)

on February 18, 2011
at 04:52 PM

Yikes. My osteo mentioned the smurf dose, but I'm well below that and only on a three-week run. Thanks for the tip, though.

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on February 18, 2011
at 04:28 PM

@Riveted No I don't have kids. Do your kids have any symptoms?

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on February 18, 2011
at 04:17 PM

Argyria is real, but it requires large doses over a long period of time. However, it is permanent so... keep checking your skin against a Pantone color chart or something. ;)

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on February 18, 2011
at 04:08 PM

I have. It was my intro into the whole wide Paleo world. Do you go zero or low starch?

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(3259)

on February 18, 2011
at 04:02 PM

Flavio..."tiny white things" make me instantly think "pinworm". Do you have kids, teach them, or are around people who do? We (and almost everyone we know) have been battling them for months with our kids. Just a thought.

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on February 18, 2011
at 03:11 PM

@Brad What i want is to get rid of parasites, not clean my bowels. I appreciate your link but that's a whole different topic :)

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on February 18, 2011
at 03:05 PM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/colon-cleanse-scam/

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on February 18, 2011
at 03:02 PM

Riveted, have you heard of Ebringer and the London AS diet? I tried it for Crohn's and it seems to have worked.

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on February 18, 2011
at 01:33 PM

Also, i keep seeing tiny white things on my stools.

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on February 18, 2011
at 01:31 PM

I have a pet, but i want to do it more as a preventive... can't hurt, i guess

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on February 18, 2011
at 01:23 PM

what makes you think you have "parasites"?

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Ac1e55cf06c2180f4008ff01953d10dd

on February 18, 2011
at 02:04 PM

Flavio, doctors in tropical countries such as India or Brazil know a lot more about parasites than those in Europe or the USA because there are a lot more parasitosis in poorer countries. After travelling to a rural part of Brazil I once had parasite infection but my New York doctor did not know much about it. This being said if I had a serious suspicion that I have contracted a parasite infection I would try a regular, proven specific medicine, but before that I would look for a specialist since different parasites may require different drugs. In any case the cleansing is often quite fast!

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(3259)

on February 18, 2011
at 01:52 PM

Still early days in my self-experimentation, but I've just started a 2-3 week trial of colloidal silver, as prescribed by my osteopath. I'm not taking it as an anti-parasitic, although I'm sure (if it works) it will take care of any nasties I have living inside. I have ankylosing spondylitis, and antibiotics have been known to help in some cases.

Word of warning: if you Google it, you'll find all manner of freaky pictures of people with blue skin and testimonials that say it made them grow a third arm (not really). If you're interested, speak with a naturopath or someone who's actually works with it.

Effects have been neutral in week one, and I haven't turned into a Smurf yet, so here's hoping.

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(3259)

on February 18, 2011
at 04:08 PM

I have. It was my intro into the whole wide Paleo world. Do you go zero or low starch?

4145b36f1488224964edac6258b75aff

(7821)

on February 18, 2011
at 03:02 PM

Riveted, have you heard of Ebringer and the London AS diet? I tried it for Crohn's and it seems to have worked.

Medium avatar

(3259)

on February 18, 2011
at 04:52 PM

Yikes. My osteo mentioned the smurf dose, but I'm well below that and only on a three-week run. Thanks for the tip, though.

0bcefaa82dc94f93ce705f86e235f335

(1591)

on February 18, 2011
at 04:17 PM

Argyria is real, but it requires large doses over a long period of time. However, it is permanent so... keep checking your skin against a Pantone color chart or something. ;)

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on February 18, 2011
at 01:25 PM

I heard that anybody that has been around animals or had them as pets...has parasites.

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on March 11, 2013
at 02:15 PM

It is a false sense of safety to assume that parasites are more common in poor countries. Parasites are everywhere no matter where you live. Parasites even infect other parasites. If you own a pet, if you eat at all-not just meats, you are probably infected with parasites. In fact, parasites have killed more people than all the wars humans have fought. We come in contact with parasites in foods, soil, pets etc According to the Center for Disease Control, 800 million to over 1 billion people are infected with one form of parasites or another at any given time. Parasite infections are responsible for some nagging medical problems that are often misdiagnosed because a lot of doctors have no experience with treating parasite infection. This is why we ALL, AND our pets need periodic intestinal parasite cleanse But there are natural intestinal parasite cleanse

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B3f9c52a75acfaa8415ee6cb8cde83a3

on March 05, 2013
at 11:14 AM

Hi, Pumpkin plant seeds and vegetables blended with soymilk can battle parasite attack. The pumpkin plant seeds may be consumed alone. Or you may try raw beans. Other meals said to help consist of beets, green beans, pomegranates, and blueberry. A mix of pawpaw plant seeds with sweetie has been discovered to be efficient. Consume a lot of water to help bowel movements. Foods that are complete of fiber can also help.Colon cleanse diet also helps to get rid from the problem of intestinal parasites. Thanks

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on February 18, 2011
at 06:44 PM

Wouldn't most parasites naturally pass through your system on their own in some number of weeks? Seems like simply cutting back on carbs, which we all do anyway, would make a big difference toward starving them out.

Additionally, I thought the main symptom was recurring diarrhea.

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(9647)

on February 18, 2011
at 07:07 PM

Or cutting back on carbs plus some fasting or alternate day fasting.

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1c244f8cf09c8e37e475ae93cdfa2dcb

on February 18, 2011
at 05:17 PM

I am doing it right now. I am in my second week of a colon cleanse and then I start the parasite killing on Sunday, with 3 different kinds of products. I can check back with you and tell you what I learn from it but so far there has been no real change since it's only cleansing that I am doing. I am supposed to give up white bread, refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. I have for the most part but I have cheated here and there but not much. I have been told that you get parasites from meat that hasn't been cooked thoroughly, soil and pets and animals. The parasite can live under a fingernail for quite some time and then you can get it in your food and eat it.

F9a0b72f38860d7601afd5a45bb53394

(3618)

on February 19, 2011
at 04:04 AM

Freezing meat to 0 degrees F will inactivate microbes. It will also destroy most parasites, though trichna is chancy. Some types of meat are known to harbor trichna and others don't. You want to cook pork all the way through, or bear if you ever get the chance to eat it, but with beef you're good to go if it's been frozen to at least 0.

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1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on February 18, 2011
at 06:19 PM

Most dogs have worms, especially if they are not regularity de-wormed by a vet. If you ever see a dog dragging its butt on grass, you have seen a dog with ring worms (which make the dog's but REALLY itchy).

If a dog with worms licks your hand or face (any bare skin), it passes worms to you. A few licks may not pass you many worms, but several licks will give yo worms.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on February 19, 2011
at 12:59 AM

I have checked my facts, Karen. And I am very familiar with fungi and parasites. "It is not passed through feces." Please tell me where I said that. I did NOT say how they are passed "through feces". Time to read my comment and respond to what I wrote, rather than to stuff you make up, Karen.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on February 18, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Fungus or parasite, dogs pass ring worm to humans, and they can cause all kinds of intestinal problems.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

(970)

on February 18, 2011
at 06:25 PM

FYI - "Ringworm" is a fungus.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on February 18, 2011
at 11:40 PM

Ring worm is indeed a fungus, and a skin infection. It is not passed through feces. You may be thinking of hookworm, or some other parasite, but not ringworm. Time to check your facts.

F9a0b72f38860d7601afd5a45bb53394

(3618)

on February 19, 2011
at 04:08 AM

Dogs drag their butts on grass because their anal glands need expressing. Cats do the same thing for the same reason (and on floors, and on carpets...). If your dog or cat does that on a regular basis, you are probably not feeding them right. Pinworm causes anal itching in children, but the pinworm's entire life cycle occurs in humans and can occur in any area of the world and to people of any ethnic group or social standing. It has nothing to do with animal exposure. I'm not aware of any other worm that would cause anal itching in animals, though I'm not a vet and you should ask one.

1f96ce108240f19345c05704c7709dad

(1061)

on February 19, 2011
at 05:54 PM

I have heard from a number of vets about dogs dragging their butts, Dana. The answer has been UNANIMOUS - WORMS and get the dog de-wormed, regularly!

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on February 28, 2011
at 09:58 PM

Terrance, I'm certainly going to regret responding at this late date, but you yourself implied spread of worms via feces when you talked about dog butt dragging. Dogs with worms (real worms) drag butt because the worms make their butts itch. Dogs also lick their butts frequently, particularly when their butts itch. Butt licking picks up feces and worms and then the dogs licking a hand/mouth/whatever can pass on worms. And the worms are generally in all those nice feces bits. So yes, a person can pick up worms from their dog in that manner. What you are not getting - ringworms are not worms

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