“Don’t let your reflection on the whole sweep of life crush you. Don’t fill your mind with all the bad things that might still happen. Stay focused on the present situation and ask yourself why it’s so unbearable and can’t be survived.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 8.36
When you look back at some of the most impressive, even scary, things that you’ve done or endured, how were they possible? How were you able to see past the danger or the poor odds? As Marcus described, you were too busy with the details to let the whole sweep of the situation crush you. In fact, you probably didn’t even think about it at the time.
A character in Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Lullaby says, “The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up.” Sometimes grasping the big picture is important, and the Stoics have helped us with that before. A lot of times, though, it’s counterproductive and overwhelming to be thinking of everything that lies ahead. So by focusing exclusively on the present, we’re able to avoid or remove those intimidating or negative thoughts from our frame of view.
A man walking a tightrope tries not to think about how high up he is. An undefeated team tries not to think about their perfect winning streak. Like us, they’re better off putting one foot in front of the other and considering everything else to be extraneous.
Parasites are generally acquired from consuming contaminated food or water, but people with imbalanced gut flora, leaky gut syndrome or a weakened immune system may be more susceptible.
A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Yes, not pleasant. Worse, parasites can cause disease in humans. Some parasitic diseases are easily treated and some are not.
So let’s discuss how to kill off parasites. Now, I would estimate about 50 percent or more Americans carry parasites, and you may wonder where somebody get a parasite besides. One is pork, if you’ve ever eaten pork. Pork can carry parasites and worms, so if you eat pork consistently, there’s a chance that you have a parasite.
Also, as mentioned above, if you’ve ever been to another country like China, India, Africa, Mexico, even trips to places like Cancun, if you drank the water or if you eat some of their food, there’s a great chance that you could have picked up a parasite. Specifically, if you came back and had dysentery or some problem with your stomach afterwards — such as something the CDC calls persistent travelers’ diarrhea — it’s very likely that you have a parasite.
The Parasite Cleanse
If any of the above is true, then you need to do a parasite cleanse. You’ve got to get rid of the parasites, so I want to give you some practical tips about what you need to do in terms of diet and supplements to actually kill off the worms and parasites in your system.
1. Parasite Cleanse Supplements, Blue text are The direct link’s to my Approved Supplements
When you are supplementing to kill parasites, there are natural anti-parasite compounds you want to use. For example, there’s a product from Nature’s sunshine. It’s called Artemisia Combination which is a parasite cleanse supplement. It has things it in like Elecampane Root, Mugwort, Clove, Garlic, Ginger, Spearmint, Turmeric, Olive Leaf and Wormwood…
When you are supplementing to kill parasites, there are natural anti-parasite compounds you want to use. Now, to create your own parasite cleanse concoction, there are certain supplements for killing off parasites and that you can get in tincture form. These include black walnut, wormwood, olive leaf and garlic. Oftentimes, you can find a parasite cleanse with these ingredients at your local health food store, or get them individually.
If not, here are the top supplements for a your very own parasite cleanse:
#2 Wormwood (200milligrams 3x daily)
It’s known for its anti-parasitic properties.
#4 Grapefruit seed extract (take as directed)
Has anti-parasitic effects.
I recommend you do about two weeks of a parasite cleanse, taking these supplements, then take a week off and jump back on for two more weeks. That protocol is as important as taking the supplements.
2. The Anti-Parasite Diet
Now what’s even more important is your diet. In order to kill parasites in your system and kill off the bad bacteria and the fungus that these parasites live off of, you’ve got to get rid of bad bacteria. To do that, you must go on a diet that is free of all sugar and all grains — pretty close to a Paleo diet.
When you’re going to do a parasite cleanse, I even recommend that you limit your fruit intake or eat no fruit whatsoever. So rather than a berry smoothie, you just drink a coconut smoothie with coconut milk, chia seeds and protein powder; for lunch, do a big salad; and for dinner, prepare organic meat and double the vegetables, staying completely away from any form of grains or sugar, including fruit.
Now another thing I want to talk about is pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are the No. 1 food that kills off parasites. So one of the things I’ve personally done if I’m doing a parasite cleanse, I’ll take pumpkin seeds and eat one cup a day — half a cup, I may throw in a smoothie in the morning and another half a cup in the afternoon, or you can make pumpkin seed butter, throwing this into something like a Vitamix blender along with pumpkin seed oil that they carry that at most health food stores. So pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil, and I’ll eat this throughout the day as well in order to kill off parasites.
Here are some other top anti-parasite foods:
- Garlic and onions – Both of these immune-boosting vegetables have anti-parasitic effects.
- Herbs – Certain herbs, like oregano and ginger, can have antibacterial and antiparasitic effects.
- Papaya juice – This potent juice can have anti-parasitic effects.
- Organic Coconut oil – Coconut oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
- Probiotic rich foods – Consuming high probiotic foods like kefir, sauerkraut and yogurt can keep parasites in check and improve the health of the gut.
And here are the foods you want to avoid:
- Sugar – Feeds parasites and lowers immune functioning.
- Processed foods – Foods that are highly processed do not support immune health.
- Alcohol – Does not allow for proper immune system functioning.
- Wheat – Many grains, especially those containing gluten, can break down into sugar quickly and cause intestinal inflammation.
- Pork – Can be highly contaminated with parasites.
3. Do a few colonics
I also recommend doing a few colonics, probably two to three colon cleanses, once a week for three weeks while doing your two-to-four week parasite cleanse.
If you take the supplements, get rid of the sugar from your diet, take the pumpkin seeds, and follow that protocol and do so strictly for a one-month period of time, then you should be able to cleanse yourself of parasites.