Parasites harm the body by consuming its nutrients, destroying tissues and cells, and expelling toxic waste. Parasites can be contracted through pets, unwashed produce, insect bites, raw meat, walking barefoot, sexual contact, and drinking contaminated water. Even though the immune system tries to destroy these parasites, they are often able to survive and colonize in the body.

Parasites most commonly colonize in the colon. Because the associated symptoms are vague, parasitic infections frequently go undiagnosed. Common symptoms include diahrrea, weight-loss, fatigue, abdominal pain, food allergies, fever, vitamin deficiency, headache, and anxiety.

If you suspect you may have parasites, avoid eating dairy, sugar, and fat, which feed parasites.

Beneficial Foods

Coconut (Mature) Destroys intestinal parasites.
Garlic Wards off internal parasites and repels mosquitoes when eaten raw and crushed.
Papaya Eat a spoonful of papaya seeds once a day on an empty stomach while traveling to prevent parasites. To remove parasites, eat for one week, then wait a week, then repeat. Blend into smoothies or chew well.
Pumpkin Seeds Especially effective against roundworms and tapeworms. Eat a handful of the seeds raw twice per day on an empty stomach for one week, then take a week off, then eat for another week.

Beneficial Nutrients

Fiber A high fiber diet can help clear existing parasitic infections in the colon.
Sulfur MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) has been shown to have anti-parasitic properties against giardia.
Tin Has been used in some countries to treat intestinal parasites.