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Parasites and Worms

I have some homegrown pomegranate fruits and researched to see how I could use them.

I found the following article on parasites and worms – and pomegranates help!  I have not decided what herbal cleanse I will be using.

But the pomegranate (and apple and mango) smoothie was delicious!


PARASITES AND WORMS by Katherine Fletcher

I know we don’t like to think about it, but we all have parasites and worms. Many of us don’t realize how much harm to the body these little critters can cause. Parasites and worms are also one of the major causes of stress and illness in the body.

Where Do We Get Parasite?

Parasites come from our food, water, pets, gardens and other sources. They are found world wide. Poor sanitation doesn’t help but we still can acquire worms through every day activities. Walking barefoot in the garden, contact with pets, meats, certain fruits and veggies (depending on the soil). Our water supply can also be infected, also swimming in lakes and oceans. Most parasites and worms are microscopic so we don’t visually see them. Worms can release as many as 200,000 eggs per day. Think about that for a minute.

Once they get in our body they can settle into our organs, sap our nutrition. The intestinal tract is the most common area for worms and parasites to settle. Parasites reproduce around the full moon so this is when we feel the effect the most. Our bodies may actually play host to over 100 different types of parasites.

Types of Parasites / Worms


It is estimated that 25% of the world’s population has roundworms. They get infections from consuming worm eggs found on fruits and veggies in contaminated soil.

Some of the symptoms of roundworms are intestinal gas, weight gain around full moon, digestive problems, fatigue, anemia, teeth grinding and blood sugar imbalances. Tapeworms

There are lots of different types of tapeworms and they can grow to be very large in the body. The usually source of tapeworms is pork, beef and also our pets. When they get in our intestines, the absorb all of our nutrients and the give off dangerous waste.

Some of the symptoms of tapeworms are thyroid and intestinal imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, jaundice, bloating, gas and a possible fluid build up during the full moon.


These are very small parasites that attach themselves to our organs. Some of these organs include the lungs, heart, intestines, brain, bladder, liver and blood vessels which can cause inflammation and damage. The eggs are tiny with protruding spines that cause damage as they move through the body. The main source of flukes is raw or under cooked fish or crab, infected veggies like water chestnuts or drinking and wading through infected water.

Single Cell parasites

These are also called Protozoans and these microscopic critters cause more harm than any other kind of parasite. Our immune systems usually naturally take care of these parasites, but if your body and immune system is weak, you have a better chance of having them. They are very resistant to dryness, chemicals and temperature which are everywhere in our society. Protozoans are found in the intestines, muscle tissue, digestive tract and lungs. They release toxins and tissue destroying enzymes. Infections caused by Protozoans are associated with arthritis, asthma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, M.S., ovarian cysts, dermatitis, muscle diseases and more.


Herbal cleanses are great for getting rid of worms and parasites. I also recommend limiting or eliminating the amount of pork from your diet. This seems to be a huge source from our foods. Herbal cleanses should be started a week before the full moon, since parasites reproduce at the full moon. It is important to stay on a 4 to 5 week cleanse to ensure you get the next full moon to get rid of the remaining eggs. Some suggestions:

– eating raw pumpkin seeds to keep parasites away

– Garlic, thyme, cayenne also help with parasites.

– Milk Thistle and cloves are also great for parasites and restoring the digestive tract.

– Avoid sugar and alcohol and potato chips which parasites love and thrive on.

* pomegranates, cranberry juice, apple cider vinegar are good foods to control parasites




August 31, 2009 - Posted by | DIY Health

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