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Worms


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Roundworms (ascarids, hookworms, pinworms, and threadworms) and tapeworms are the most well-known types of worms. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some tapeworms can be up to 30 feet long. Some worms will be expelled in one's stool, while others may cause health problems.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Ascarids come through food that has not been cooked or handled properly, or from the soil.
  • Hookworms and threadworms can get into your body by your feet or in the water you consume.
  • If one person in a family has worms, the other family members should be treated in case of infection.
  • Include a lot of iron and protein in your diet.
  • Personal hygiene, poor sanitation, and unacceptable food handling all may contribute to parasitic infection.
  • Pinworms are spread by fingers touching affected areas and then touching something or someone else.
  • Prescription medications are used to help with worms. Anal itching can be alleviated by creams and ointments.
  • Some sushi can be contaminated with a clear worm called an anisakis. A good sushi chef will catch this before it is served.
  • Tapeworms come from beef, fish, or pork that has not been cooked properly. Fleas or lice that are accidentally swallowed may also bring about tapeworms.


Advice
  • A good three-day treatment is as follows: Each day bathe in warm water mixed with Epsom salts (1/2 cup salt per gallon of water). Placing zinc oxide at the anal opening before getting into the bath will enhance the effects of this treatment.
  • Be sure you are getting enough liquids.
  • Bitter melon helps get rid of pinworms and boosts the immune system. For seven to ten days, consume one to two melons per day.
  • Consider high colonics, or colonic irrigation. Ask your doctor if this is a good treatment option for you. It is usually used for severe cases. If this is not an option, perform a colon cleanse.
  • Consume only steam-distilled or filtered water.
  • Disinfect anything that touches raw pork, fish, or meat.
  • If you develop tapeworms, eat only raw pineapple for three days. Tapeworms are killed by the bromelain in pineapples.
  • Keep your shoes on in dirty places.
  • Keep yourself clean. Refrain from scratching the anus. Wash your hands often with soap that kills bacteria. Pay special attention to your fingernails, especially underneath them.
  • On an empty stomach, take pumpkin seeds, figs/fig juice, and sesame seeds three times daily.
  • Only eat meat that has been fully cooked and has not been exposed to room temperature for too long.
  • Papaya juice is recommended.
  • Pet cats and dogs should be examined immediately when you get them. It is also a good idea to get them checked twice a year - fall and spring.
  • Raw vegetables and whole grains provide needed fiber.
  • Refrain from eating sugar, fruits other than figs and pineapples, refined carbohydrates, and pork.
  • Towels, bed linens, and underwear should be changed and washed in hot water and chlorine every day.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Acidophilus
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Rebuilds regular intestinal flora.
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Beta-carotene
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Performs as an anti-infective.
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Essential fatty acids
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Guards the gastrointestinal tract.
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Garlic
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Contains antiparasitic properties.
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Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: To keep stability of all nutrients.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: To keep anemia from happening with parasitic infestation.
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Vitamin B12
Importance: Moderate
Comments: To keep anemia from happening with parasitic infestation.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Guards the body from infection and boosts the immune function.
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Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with a healthy immune system and wound healing.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Aloe vera
Type: Internal
Purposes: Drink aloe vera juice. Fights inflammation.
Dosage: Follow directions on label 2 times a day.
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Black Walnut
Type: Internal
Purposes: Extract kills different types of worms.
Dosage: On an empty stomach 3 times daily.
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Butternut Bark
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cleans out the colon and bowels.

Fennel
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cleans out the colon and bowels.
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Flaxseed
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cleans out the colon and bowels.
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Licorice
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cleans out the colon and bowels.
Cautions: Using licorice on a daily basis for more than a week can boost blood pressure. Those with high blood pressure should not take it.
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Senna Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: Cleans out the colon and bowels.
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Calendula
Type: External
Purposes: Ointment eases anal itching and irritation.
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Witch Hazel
Type: External
Purposes: Eases anal itching and irritation.
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Cascara Sagrada
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Chamomile
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Chaparral
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Ficus
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Gentian Root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.

Mugwort
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.

Mullein
Type: Internal
Purposes: Mullein oil helps get rid of worms.
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Parsley
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Pau d'arco
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Rhubarb
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Slippery Elm
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Thyme
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Valerian Root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
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Wormwood
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps get rid of worms.
Cautions: Pregnant women should not use wormwood. Because of its addicting nature, wormwood should only be used for short periods of time.

Cayenne (capsicum)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Fortifies immune system. Kills various worms.
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Garlic
Type: Internal
Purposes: Fortifies immune system. Kills various worms.
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Turmeric (Curcumin)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Fortifies immune system. Kills various worms.
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Grapefruit seed extract
Type: Internal
Purposes: Kills parasites. Also gets rid of parasites and bacteria on the outside of vegetables.
Dosage: For vegetable wash, combine 10 drops of extract with 2 quarts of water).
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Pinkroot
Type: Internal
Purposes: Kills roundworms.

Pumpkin Extract
Type: Internal
Purposes: Provides zinc. Eliminates worms.
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