by Sarah Roberts, Naturopath
Do you suffer from poor digestion, gas, insomnia and a “dullness” or general lack of energy? If so, you’ll be glad to know that a parasite cleansing may be able to cure these problems while doing wonders for your overall health. As many as half of the human population have parasites in their bodies, according to recent research.
You can get parasites in a variety of ways, but especially through the food or water you consume. The most common reason most of us have intestinal parasites is because of an unhealthy digestive system.
When our bowels are clogged and we can’t eliminate bodily wastes, this buildup of plaque provides a good environment for parasites to flourish. Once parasites get inside your body, they will stay there, living off the foods and nutrients you consume. To eliminate them, you should use special cleansing herbs which are part of an internal cleansing program.
Parasites don’t just eat the foods you eat. When parasites are finished eating, they release harmful toxins into your body. These toxins can be responsible for many of the health problems you may be experiencing.
For example, many people who suffer from intestinal parasites experience insomnia, ulcers, colitis and dizziness. They also can have bad breath, poor digestion, facial and body acne as well as unpleasant body odor.
Of course, parasites may not be the only reason we have health problems, but since over 50% of the human population has some kind of parasite in their body, it’s a good idea to begin a parasite cleansing regimen. This type of detox cleanse utilizes all-natural ingredients to rid the intestines and colon of unwanted parasites.
Parasites are essentially scavenger organisms in the human body that lead to the development of serious health ailments, including cancer. Intestinal parasites are opportunistic invaders that take advantage when a person’s intestinal ecosystem is unhealthy or the immune system is weakened.
Your immune system is the first line of defense against invading bacteria, viruses and parasites. That means that in order to stay healthy, it’s vital to keep your immune system functioning properly.
When a person’s diet consists mainly of sugars, processed and junk foods, toxins and excessive carbohydrates, parasites can thrive in the intestinal tract, liver, pancreas and brain. The real danger of intestinal parasites is when they become toxic.
Toxic intestinal parasites occur when waste materials are expelled into the host’s body, or when parasite eggs hatch and these eggs grow and spread throughout the body.
A parasite cleansing usually takes from one to two days to possibly a week, during which time powerful anti-parasitic ingredients, such as black walnut hull and clover seed, dislodge and destroy unwanted parasites which are then eliminated from the body through bowel movements.
A natural parasite cleansing program removes not only worm-type parasites but also harmful bacteria that builds up in the intestines. The overall benefits of a herbal parasite cleansing include better nutrient absorption, which will give you increased energy, as well as improved functioning of your immune system.
There are a wide variety of bowel cleanse products available on the internet and at natural food stores. Products with names like ParaGONE, Bowtrol, Colon Shield, Dual Action Cleanse, Colonix and Perfect Cleanse often appear in top parasite cleanse product rankings.
There are a number of factors to consider when buying colon cleansing products. These include effectiveness, ease of use and a money-back guarantee. Try reading colon cleanse reviews online to find out what other people are saying about the various products available on the market.
Although rare, cleansing reactions like discomfort, diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, fatigue or dizziness do occur. Most cleansing reactions are mild and usually pass quickly.
Reactions to a parasite detoxification are your body’s way of telling you it is removing toxic waste. This is known as the Jarisch-Herxeimer Reaction.
Before you move on to the deeper phases of detox cleansing, wait until your body no longer has cleansing reactions. Be sure you have at least two days of feeling good before moving to a more advanced phase of parasite or detox cleansing. If it’s your first time doing a detox cleanse, consult with an experienced holistic health practitioner before proceeding.
In summary, a parasite cleansing can help to rid your body of toxins and improve your digestion. When combined with fasting for weight loss, it’s a great way to rejuvenate your body and your health. Why not give it a try today?
(published March 18, 2010)