Parasitic infections are much more common than you think! In fact, it is estimated that up to one third of people around the world will suffer from some form of infection caused by parasites during their lifetime. This is not just common in underdeveloped countries, but also in urban areas. Parasites can be contracted in different ways — through contaminated food, undercooked meats, water, unclean fruits or vegetables, and even through the soles of your feet!
Once someone has been infected, it can be easily passed along through touch, sharing food, or even shared contact of common surfaces such as door knobs, faucets, etc.
There are many different kinds of parasites, some as small as a single cell and others visible to the human eye. Because they come in different forms, they can cause a variety of harmful effects on your health. Some feed off the nutrients that you consume in your food, some lay eggs in your body causing irritation or even insomnia, while others feed off your red blood cells causing anaemia.
Symptoms of parasitic infections range from digestive problems, trouble sleeping, skin irritations, unexplained body aches, fatigue, not feeling satisfied after meals, to being diagnosed with iron-deficiency anaemia.
It is important to maintain a healthy gut through natural methods such as diet or supplements in order to prevent or decrease your risk of suffering from a parasitic infection.
Allow us to introduce you to some super-foods that help to eliminate and prevent parasites the natural way!
Garlic is one of the best foods for preventing parasitic infections in the body. Garlic contains allicin, which has shown to get rid of parasites in both test tubes and animal studies. In addition to parasites, it is also useful for killing harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts and mould that can cause serious health problems in the body. It has broad spectrum antibiotic properties, and is very helpful as a dietary component. Garlic can be taken in its raw form, or for added convenience, taken in a capsule form such as with NewLife™’s Garlic & Parsley Oil.
A healthy bacterial environment is essential for preventing parasitic infections in the digestive system. This is where “friendly bacteria” are particularly effective! Probiotics help to encourage better bowel movement and immunity to fight the incubation of parasites. Each sachet of NewLife™’s Immuflora® contains 10 billion cells of Bifidobacterium longum, 1 billion cells of Lactobacillus acidophilus, and 200mg of Fructo-Oligosaccharides, which acts as food to support the reproduction of these friendly bacteria in the digestive system.
Another way to get rid of parasites is to simply flush them away naturally with foods rich in fibre. One of the most effective means is through the regular consumption of psyllium husk. Derived from the seeds of Plantago ovago, the soluble fibre helps to remove toxins from the colon and is especially useful in cleaning out pockets in the colon wall. It helps to cleanse the bowels and encourage the elimination of parasites through the faeces. Maintaining a healthy colon is essential to overall health and also for preventing potential harmful parasitic or bacterial infections. NewLife™’s Herbal Klenz Powder is not only rich in psyllium husk but also contains other detoxifying herbs to enhance the health of the digestive tract.
Used for centuries as a natural solution to many ailments, castor oil is an excellent, natural way to clean your colon and remove parasites. Take 1 tablespoon of castor oil followed by some warm water or juice. Castor oil when consumed can act as a laxative to eliminate parasites. It is highly recommended by many natural practitioners.
NewLife™’s Pure Castor Oil is of British Pharmacopoeia quality. It is cold pressed, cold processed and not solvent extracted. It is 100 % pure and contains no artificial ingredients.
Other foods that are helpful in preventing or eliminating parasites in the body include coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, papaya, green onions, carrot or cranberry juice and more. While it is important to include these foods in your diet, it is also important to stay away from foods that encourage infections such as sugars and refined carbohydrates.
It’s time to bid goodbye to pesky parasites and say hello to a healthier you!