What Type of Parasites Do You Have?
“Parasites have killed more people than all the wars in the history of humankind” National Geographic
Intestinal parasites are abnormal and unwanted inhabitants of the gastrointestinal system that have the potential to cause damage to their host. They consume nutrients from the foods we are eating and they puncture holes in the intestinal membrane. Humans can play host to more than a hundred different types of parasites. Follow these strategies to protect your body from the damage done by parasites.
Parasites can range from microscopic amoeba to 10 foot long tapeworms. These parasites and their eggs can enter the circulation and travel to various organs such as the liver where they can cause abscesses and cirrhosis (1, 2). They can also migrate to the lungs causing pneumonia and into the joints, brain, muscles, esophagus and skin where they cause hyper inflammatory processes (3).
Chronic parasitic infections are linked with intestinal permeability and leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, irregular bowel movements, malabsorption, gastritis, acid reflux, skin disorders, joint pain, seasonal and food allergies and decreased immunity (4, 5, 6).
How Do You Get Parasites?
Parasites can come into the body through exposure to contaminated food and water, day care centers, pets, mosquitoes and fleas and sexual transmission. Many individuals who are doing a lot of international flying will encounter regions of contaminated food and water. Pork and scavenger fish and shellfish happen to be especially rich in heat tolerant parasites. It is estimated that 85% of the world’s population is infested with parasites (7).
According to United Nations data: “Overall, about 1.5 billion people have roundworms, making it the third most common human infection in the world. Whipworm infects 1 billion people… More than 1.3 billion people carry hookworm in their gut, and 265 million people are infected with schistosomes (8).”
Two Main Classifications of Parasites:
There are two main classifications of intestinal parasites that can create significant problems. These include protozoa and helminths. Protozoa are single celled organisms that have two stages: the trophozoite stage where they are metabolically active and invasive. They also have a stage where they are inactive called the cyst stage.
Helminths are large, multicellular worms that are typically big enough to see with the human eye in their adult stage. Nematodes (roundworms), cestodes (tapeworms), and trematodes (flatworms and schistosomes) are among the most common helminths that inhabit the human gut. These are typically unable to reproduce in the human gut.
Types of Protozoa:
The most common intestinal protozoans are Giardia intestinalis, Entamoeba histolytica, Cyclospora Cayetanenensis, Cryptosporidium spp and Blastocystis hominis. The disorders these parasites cause are called giardiasis, amoebiasis, cyclosporiasis, cryptosporidiosis and blastocystitis respectively.
The major symptoms associated with these are diarrhea, constipation, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, dehydration, weakness, low energy and joint pain. If uncontrolled, these infestations can be fatal. You can test to see if you have high levels of these parasites or elevated yeast and/or bacterial overgrowth with my preferred stool analysis the GI MAP here
Anti-Parasitic Nutrition Plan:
Parasites love sugar and everything that turns into sugar. So the best way to starve the parasites is through using healthy fasting and cleansing strategies while eliminating as much sugar and grains as possible from the diet.
Several herbs and foods act as very strong anti-parasitic agents. Extra virgin coconut oil is loaded with medium chain triglycerides that enhance the immune system in its battle against pathogens. Raw garlic and onions provide sulfur containing amino acids that are anti-parasitic (9). Eat six tablespoons of raw, extra virgin coconut oil, one whole clove of garlic and one large red onion daily to help parasite proof your body.
Unique Herbs and Fermented Beverages:
Dried oregano and especially essential oil of oregano are extremely volatile and anti-parasitic (10). Use two to three drops of oregano oil in water with fresh squeezed lemon and drink this three times a day. Clove works just as well so you could also substitute or use clove oil with oregano oil. Ginger, wormwood, black walnut are also commonly used in anti-parasitic strategies (11).
Fasting with vegetable or bone broth and loads of garlic and onions is a great anti-parasitic strategy. Fermented beverages such as coconut kefir and apple cider vinegar provide organic acids that have anti-parasitic properties (12). These are powerful tools to help destroy parasites. These contain key enzymes that help to create an environment that is non-conducive for parasitic development.
Cleansing and the Anti-Parasitic Lifestyle:
I like to use a three to 21 day low calorie, liquid diet that is rich in organic broth, fermented beverages, water and fresh squeezed lemon. Probiotic and antimicrobial herbal supplements are highly recommended to help destroy parasites and re-inoculate the gut.
After the cleansing period, it is especially important to utilize high quality fermented foods and fibrous prebiotic vegetables in order to reinoculate the gut. This includes kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles and coconut milk yogurt.
These foods are rich sources of L-glutamine, an amino acid that helps rebuild the gut (13). These fermented foods also contain very powerful strains of good bacteria, organic acids and enzymes that act to keep parasites out of the body.
Intermittent Fasting and Super Hydration:
A regular life cycle that inhibits parasitic development includes doing regular intermittent fasting for periods of 16–24 hours every day. It is important to drink lots of clean water to push out feces and not allow it to become a breeding ground for parasitic organisms.
I recommend drinking a half gallon of water between waking and 12pm. Adding in antimicrobials such as oregano, clove or lemon oil, apple cider vinegar or fresh squeezed lemon is especially helpful. You can also do herbal tea blends such as Pau D’Arco and dandelion in order to kill off more parasites, support the liver, kidneys and colon and sweep the dead carcasses out of the system.
Anti-Parasitic Meal Plan:
Consuming meals between 12pm–7pm each day with the first meal (lunchtime) being a high quality protein shake with lots of coconut fats, berries, high quality protein powder and an additional scoop of collagen protein to strengthen the gut lining.
During the afternoon snacking on some fermented foods like sauerkraut, coconut water kefir for hydration or having a bowl of coconut yogurt with berries is a great idea. Dinner should be healthy meat in the form of grass-fed animal products, steamed or sauteed veggies covered in melted grass-fed butter or ghee and herbs.
Adding in a side salad with olives or avocado is a fantastic idea. Be sure to get lots of good healthy fats (coconut products, grass-fed butter/ghee, olives/olive oil, avocado) in order to provide high quality fat-soluble nutrients and to stabilize blood sugar.
The nutrition plan should focus on fermented foods and drinks, good fat sources, anti-oxidants and clean proteins. Consuming antimicrobial herbs such as garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, turmeric, ginger, and rosemary throughout the day is highly recommended.
Anti-Parasitic Supplement Protocol:
The supplemental protocols I use to help the body destroy the parasites, detoxify the endotoxic debris from their carcasses and rebuild the gut and mucosal membrane are the following:
1) Para 1 and Para 2: These supplements contain a blend of powerful plant-based anti-parasitic herbs that have been clinically studied to eliminate some of the most challenging worms, ameobas and protozoans. You can find Para 1 here and Para 2 here.
2) BioToxin Binder: This product contains a special form of carbon that has a greater binding ability to grab up microbes and their endotoxic debris. It also contains wild-crafted yucca root and fulvic acid. It’s formulated specifically to support binding biotoxins like mold, ammonia, microbes and aldehyde systemically. You can find that here.
It is ideal to use these products around the full moon, in what we call the full moon protocol.
Choose The Length of the Protocol: You can do it for 3, 5 or 7 days. The length of the challenge is based on your individual tolerance. If you are a highly sensitive individual, you may just want to begin with a 3-day protocol and see how you do with that.
When To Begin: If you are doing the 3 day, start one day before the full moon and end one day after. If you are doing the 5-day, start 2 days before the full moon and end 2 days after. If you are doing the 7-day challenge, start 3 days before the full moon and end 3 days after.
The presence of an infection can cause a lot of damage to the mucosal barrier, intestinal lining, and overall digestive function. This is why when fighting a parasite, you want to make sure you are following up with a gut healing protocol.
The goal is to eliminate pathogens and build your gut health to prevent them from returning, otherwise you can end up with more problems down the road. Gut Repair is a blend of nutrients designed to heal and seal the gut membrane and replenish the mucosal membrane. This is especially important due to the damage the parasites inflict and how they scar up the intestinal membrane.
This is a blend of nutrients designed to heal and seal the gut membrane and replenish the mucosal membrane. This is especially important due to the damage the parasites inflict and how they scar up the intestinal membrane.
Parasites release a number of different toxins into the blood stream that burden the bodies elimination channels. This is even worse as the organisms are dying off.
In order for the body to adapt to the toxic onslaught the body must carry the compounds through a process of deactivation where they are transformed into a non-volatile form and then elimination where they are carried out through the body.
The deactivation process takes place in the cells, the liver and the kidneys primarily and the toxins are then eliminated through respiration, perspiration, urination and defecation.
Liver Support combines a high dosage of milk thistle (500 mg per serving), plus 600 mg of the key glutathione boosting agent N-Acetyl Cysteine and 500 mg of full spectrum Reishi mushroom. It also contains the renowned lymphatic system herb, burdock (250 mg) as well as key adaptogens Cordyceps (500 mg) and Schisandra (250 mg).
The mushroom extracts and herbal ingredients in this product are designed to protect liver cells against oxidative damage which may affect the function of the liver. The ingredients also actively contribute to detoxification processes in the liver by supplying nutrients that may enhance the biochemical reactions involved in neutralizing harmful substances. You can find this product here
Stomach Acid Support
Hydrochloric acid is necessary for creating an acidic environment in the stomach to digest protein and ionize minerals. This also helps to stimulate bile release from the gallbladder to effectively metabolize fat in the small intestine. Without these key functions working optimally we become at risk for anemia, thyroid problems, osteoporosis and auto-immunity.
Low stomach acid in a very common problem especially in older individuals or those who have suffered from various infections like H Pylori or parasites and those who have been on antibiotics and other medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
Low stomach acid sets the stage for damage to the delicate lining of the digestive tract and the formation of leaky gut syndrome and parasitic overgrowth. Super Digest HCL is the recommended product to supply you with extra betaine HCL to enhance stomach acid production.
Digestive Enzymes are extremely key for breaking down carbohydrates, protein and fatty acids and prepare them for proper digestion and assimilation in the body. Individuals with parasite overgrowth are often unable to produce sufficient quantities of digestive enzymes and are unable to effectively digest the food they are eating.
Improper digestion causes significantly more stress and inflammation in the gut lining that ultimately leads to the degradation of the mucosal membranes and the complications of leaky gut syndrome.
When the mucosal membrane is damaged it is then unable to secrete the appropriate enzymes and we end up with a vicious cycle that causes more gut inflammation. The Super Digest HCL provides digestive enzymes as well as betaine HCL and ox bile for optimal digestion.
We put all these key products together into our Parasite Support Pack that you can get for a discounted price as opposed to purchasing all of these products separately.
Hi Dr Jockers,
Thank you for this article.I have a question.
Years back I used to take worm medication.How does it affect our body.is there any side effects can occur in the body because of the worm medication?
Great article! Thanks! The 2 most common drugs for worms seem to be Albendazole (albenza) and Mebendazole (vermox). Albendazole and mebendazole are in the same chemical family, albendazole is newer. My husband and I took Albendazole
(We’ve got it from “NOWORM247” 👍 , just search in Google for this code to find reliable source, I don’t remember the link) and it certainly works! No sides. Yuck! We knew we had them, but we were even blowing them out of our noses, eeeuuu, so gross! Is it worth it? YES, yes it is, especially if you consider the thoroughly disgusting alternative. This medication is very hard to get and very expensive. But after waiting a long time We’ve got it from internet (way cheaper…). I was able to get rid of the parasites and able to eat more freely 😀.
Thank you Laura! Blessings!
Next time just get fenbendazole called panacur C, it’s the animal equivalent but same thing & is only $9. Not only does it get rid of parasites, but is curing stage 4 €ancer as well! Look up Joe Tippen story. Many more have followed his lead & are also cured. But hurry, I’m sure our good ‘ole gov. fda will come up w/some excuse to take it off the market, just like they did w/mebendazole after the John Hopkins study showed it cured 100% of brain €ancer, before the study could be published, the $6 per pack med was taken off the market & is now produced by one Pharma co. & costs $480 prescription only! God forbid we start curing ourselves for under $10! The med industry is killing us & the majority of drs. have no clue what’s going on! There’s a video called “video proof: €ancer is caused by parasites.” Thank you Dr. Jockers for this article.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks JB! Do you have any info on dosage or how long you would take panacur C for parasites in humans?
I am not exactly sure how it affects the body but it can’t be good. Usually anti-microbials effect our normal microflora in an unfavorable manner. You should certantly be on the anti-inflammatory diet and take anti-inflammatory and gut enhancing supplements.
An excellent article. Would you think taking large amounts of garlic or oregano effect the intestinal flora in a negative way over the long term. Would you recommend a person cycle taking garlic and oregano. I look forward to your response.
All the best
Unless the individual has issues metabolizing sulfur, I think taking garlic and oregano regularly is very helpful for the flora. It is important to reduce our microbial load on a regular basis.
Thanks for your response it is much appreciated.
All the best
Hello, I was diagnosed with IBS several years ago and have had many health issues since is there a definite way to find out whether or not I have a parasite?
Poop in a bowl and spread it on a white sheet with a butter knife. Get a good magnifying glass and some crystal meth and watch for any sign of life. The parasites don’t live long outside of the butthole, so the process should be repeated with every bowel movement. Happy hunting, Christie!
Thanks for sharing Dr. Heaney!
Is this for real? What is the crystal meth for??
Great Question! Is the Crystal Meth for detection?
Would Methyl Blue perform a similar function?
No, It’s for your sanity :,D
Dear Dr JOCKERS,,
You are truly a star,, everything you write is so clear to the point and so well explain,, so happy i get your news letters,, all the best ,thank you so much for an excellent true service,,,
Thank you so much Vishva!
Does Young Living’s Para Free kill parasites? I’ve been taking 3 capsules twice a day for about a week and a half now. I hate to think of those things living inside me. Thank you!
Yes Brenda, it should be working for you!
Thanks for your article v intefesting and helpful i have been struggling to break my parasite worm cycle i am passing lots oc dead worms that are coming out like strands of thick threads .My sides hurt and my testicle hurt sins cleansing the parasites useing black walnut wormwood cloves and essential oils eucalyptus and citrus.Any further help i would really apreciate as i miss playing with my children and v depressed over this worm cyle never ending im flushing every day dead worms out just no end….Many thanks Neil Taylor.
Neil: You just need to end the cycle now. Use some real medication and kill them. Then rejuvenate your body with every good thing there is to put in it. I’ve just been through something similar. Ask your doctor to prescribe Albendazole, 200mg twice a day for three days. Repeat in 14 to 21 days. If the medication is not covered by insurance look into pharmacies south of the border. My insurance paid $2500 for the two rounds of medication. The same medication from south of the border is $20. All I can say is it works and I have never felt better in my life,
How/where do you get it south of the border?
Sorry to hear about this Neil, be sure to follow the strategies in the article. If you would want to set up a consult with Dr Jockers you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great article. Lots of free lifestyle and nutrition suggestions.
I would like to go to the next level and have questions about the Parasite Support Pack:
– How many weeks do you recommend someone take the Parasite Pack supplements?
– Are any of the recommended dosages sequential, meaning do you take Para Elim first, and then Gut Repair, then Daily Detox, etc.?
– Are there instructions that come with the Pack?
Thanks for all your great info and products.
I would recommend following the Parasite support pack for one full month. You take Para Elim with meals, Daily Detox and Gut repair away from meals. All the recommended doses can be found here: https://store.drjockers.com/products/parasite-support-pack?variant=5796701249
Dr. Jockers I think this is why my daughter is vomiting everyday. The gastroenterologist just gives her omeprazole and says she has acid reflux but he can’t explain the constant constipation and abdominal pain even though she’s had every kind of scan. I think Miami doctors are just witholding information from patients for fear of misdiagnosis or to keep us going to them.
Bingo! Just watched a video by Dr Lee Meritt on parasites. They seem to be the medical big secret. They keep you sick and coming back for medicine without treating the real problem.
Dear dr. Jockers my name’s Greg I have flukes in my eyes that I have seen come out of a cyst small white worms small red worms larger worms in my intestines that I can actually feel moving around and biting me internally these things may have been in with me for a few years now I know there’s another type of worm in my eye that I can see in the white part that’s coiled around. I begged Dr’s, nurses, and ER staff to check the cysts in my eyes at UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL in Denver , CO., for the past 2+years. No one did , now they’re everywhere and I mean , everywhere
Wow Gregory I’m sorry to hear about this! I can’t tell exactly what you’re dealing with here but you could get in touch through email@example.com for some functional lab work that may be able to pick up what is going on!
Gregory did you get help
I am going through the same thing
What I would like to know if if anyone can help identify ( or make a educated guess) at what type of parasite this is? I’ve tried several cleanes, herbs, pyrantel, fenbecdazole etc for 17 days and it seems like it necer ends. I have a very basic, clear photo that I would love feedback on . –
Hey Anna, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure this out!
Hi dr jockers
I currently am battling chronic gram negative intracellular c trachomatis for last 6 years now antibiotic resistant due to set backs, I am abit depressed symptoms can range from cfs inflammation gut issues etc and brain fog,
I have looked at remedies th1 th2 etc, I have read th1 battles these infections what would you recommend natural treatment
This is a tough one Craig. You could use a combination of antimicrobial herbs and immune boosting compounds such as these:
You may also try hyperbaric oxygen therapy. You can get in touch with someone at this email: email@example.com
Wow thanks for reply dr jockers going to try this out, do I think supporting th1 immunity is the best way to combat this with these herbs, and does this side of immunity help chronic fatigue
Hello Dr. Jockeys
I struggle with severe eczema on my hands. Could it be a parasite problem?
Yes absolutely it can be! Here is a helpful article for you: https://drjockers.com/eczema/
Hi I have been dealing with intestinal issues for 3 yrs now every test known to man 68 plus meds and scans surgery and still have the same issues I believe it is a parasite no one seems to be able to help
I had eaten some salas with a black and grey an white substance in it looked like a oyster skin texture slim and since then I’ve been sick
Sorry to hear this Sherry! We are praying for you!
Hi Dr Jockers,
I have been very sick for two years and recently I was diagnosed with blastocystis hominis. I am a complete mess. I am 37 years old and I feel like I am dying. I developed severe anxiety and panic disorder overnight. I have major brain fog, severe body aches, bladder problems, dry flaky skin and scalp, chest pain and chest tightness. I am mostly constipated with tummy pain. I can’t eat sugar or dairy and most cereals and breads. I hardly sleep. Restless legs. I have taken a 10 day antibiotic septra, and paragone herbal products. I got my results and again after 2 months herbs and strict diet i still have blasto. I am tired all the time. I don’t know what to do and the doctors want me to keep taking antibiotics and I am scared to take antibiotics because that is what started this whole mess, after a round of antibiotics I developed all my sypmtoms. I need help…
Mandy sounds like lyme and co-infections I would take a look at that..
do the parasite cleanses help with parasites in the eyes, ears,nose? or is this just for gut issues? help appreciated if there is any advice on eye/nose/ear problem unidentified but feels like worms! thanks
Yes they definitely can. I would recommend following the protocol at the bottom of this article.
I was on a juice fast/feast for almost 3 weeks and one day i messed up ate 2 many solid foods and heavy foods like breads, nuts, seeds, dips and crackers i got carried away. Next few days have been hell, severe stomach diarrhea and stomach cramps, headache, feverish symptoms, it felt like everything i drank would fly through me and my body wasn’t absorbing anything and both liquid and solid would pass through the anus then the next day the diarrhea seemed to have calmed down after multiple trips and with some herbal teas and activated charcoal, oregano oil, ginger, and a few other teas then i decided to eat some bananas and prunes in the afternoon but it wasn’t doing it for me so i made some veggie soup with herbs n spices and notice more headache and stomach cramps all night until the severe diarrhea came back the following night middle of the night now and the stomach growling has been unlike anything i ever heard. I’m scared i messed up my ability to digest food, so far im staying on teas and liquids because i am worried to try anything else. I would like to know what i can do from here. My plan is to water fast or dry fast after i get better then slowly introduce fresh fruit like mango or a light juice more varieties day by day. Would this be wise or what would you recommend? i think i got some food poisoning or a really bad bug i believe activated charcoal helped too who knows :/ no vomiting so far though. I believe ginger helped as well and i think my body is not doing with with juices or sugars too so i am trying to only do water and teas for now if you have any tips or experience with this please feel free to chime in thanks. I never had problems before and haven’t been sick for years just thought id try a cleanse :/ I am scared to fall asleep cause i leak quite often everything is coming our through the backdoor and little urine.
Does grapefruit seed extract get rid of parasites?
This may help Kristy: https://drjockers.com/12-herbs-kill-parasites-naturally/
I have ropeworm and am multi infested with others. Do you have lab tests? Do you do online consults? Can you prescribe meds for parasites, as I don’t tolerate herbs. Thank you.
Hey Anita, the GI MAP is a good one: https://drjockers.com/gi-map-stool-analysis/
I have a team of coaches that would be happy to help you out but we do not prescribe medications.
The gi map dosen’t show hookworms or tapeworms
Hey Theresa, yes they do now test for hookworms, tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms, etc. It was added to the test in 2019.
Have had a itchy anus since start of june. Always thought it might have just be irritated skin so i was using vaseline and it seemed to help for a few days but it came back. Went on a semi cleanse, garlic, tumeric, cloves and ginger, have been eating less sugar and carbs and been drinking smoothies every morn for a few days. Have never seen a pinworm around my ass but i have started to see large white specs in my stool (only twice) never really investigated it though. This is all affecting my everydayhealth and freaking me out!! Do i just have some corn or something in my stool or are these nasty pinworms?
Hey Rob, I would recommend testing to find out what you are dealing with: https://drjockers.com/bio-health-gi-pathogen/
Oregano oil is a huge benefit I’ve found with my clients who’ve come to me for advice. It’s true that so many people have parasites and many doctors don’t immediately consider symptoms of anything to possibly just that.
With that, it’s best to continually have a diet which is in sense anti-parasitic. That way you keep them away, and on top of that, you keep yourself healthy.
I seen these strange onion looking objects along with high amount of seeds that I have not eaten in my poop… Also chunks of hard yellow things. I’m confused how can I be digesting stuff I haven’t consumed??
Yes it sounds like poor digestive function. Here is a helpful article: https://drjockers.com/best-strategies-improve-digestion/
This article is helpful. I have pinworms and I’m now on my forth month of having them. I can’t seem to break the cycle. I have done a few cleanses and Reese’s pinworm medicine. I had horrible bloat for a very long time, extremely tired and have been very emotional. I’m extremely over having them. In the past two weeks I have slowly started to fast and I have hardly ate any carbs or sugar. What should I take next? Or should I go to the doctor? My bloat feels much better but not perfect and I have finally dropped ten pounds. Which makes it a little bit more comfortable. I really just want to be done with all of this.
So sorry to hear about all of these challenges! I would recommend working with a functional health coach. Here is a helpful article: https://drjockers.com/functional-nutrition-tips-to-find-a-great-health-coach/
I’d like to identify the parasite I see when I take frozen castor oil capsules. It’s about 2 inches long, with a head like a poisonous snake, and is pale yellow. I found a YouTube video where a man said he had them, I don’t recall what he did to get rid of them, but he described them as looking like giant sperm. I suspect they are common yet I can’t seem to find any matching pictures of them. Any ideas as to what they are or where to look for answers? Just searching for human parasites didn’t help, but did give me nightmares. Just FYI, don’t ever do a search on spiders either.
That may be a hook work Darcy! They are fairly common. Glad you found a way to get them out.
Is coconut/mct ok if you suspect nafld?
Yes it should be just fine!
Is there a natural remedy to treat g pulchrum. I know this is a really rare thing in humans but appears to be the most likely cause of movement, discharge and ulcers in my mouth after a trip to China. Doctors are really struggling to deal with this and it has been good ng on for over a year.
Yes I would follow the Parasite support pack here: https://store.drjockers.com/products/parasite-support-pack
motherand I since oct had issues five drs didnt give any responds hospital, urgent care either went lady friend works health store recomended take panacur c 1/4 teas. since then now like white dot comes out legs arm now face then some come out like worms had one on mom came straight out back ear 1/2 long straight as arrow painful had in ear now on face little white dots some come outworm 1/8 to 1/16 or so and on mouth look blister and twhen you push on them like ting worm very painful used dmso take swelling out. Also ive had fiber like come outside big toe side thumb and finger today look like a onion skin out top dont feel them. My mom getting so tired 88 yr went thru massive itching used lysol spray finally got some relief and etc
Hi Deborah, I am sorry to hear about you and your mom. Praying for continued healing!
Can this Parasites information can
help with horsehair work
Hey Anna, Yes, this protocol will help!
Correction horsehair worm.
AWESOME article Dr. Jockers! Love all the information especially where you mention the parasites pork and seafood have. The Bible states that these animals were not meant for human consumption, although they do have important purposes on earth. Definitely going to do (another) parasite cleanse with the products you are selling here. (Btw, turpentine works too! I passed a very large parasite the very next day after taking it. The same with taking a whole bulb of garlic before bed.) Thanks again!
The gi map dosen’t show hookworms or tapeworms
Yes actually it does test for these now Theresa!
What about mimosa pudica?
Absolutely Jonathan! Mimosa pudica is a powerful herb to target parasites. I detail the benefits of it in this article: https://drjockers.com/mimosa-pudica-parasites/
I have had strange symptoms for almost a year now. Last summer I could feel something moving around in my stomach at night and there was loud sounds that kept me awake. I decided to take raw garlic at night and in the morning mixed with water. Oh wow, did strange parts and pieces come out. I started to feel so much better. Now I have a migrating pulse. There are many of them. I could see it in my foot once, several twitches in different places. When I felt it in my chest I thought it was just my heart beat but I could feel it with my hand and it wasn’t in rythym with my pulse. At night I feel it the most mostly in feet and legs. I had a pain in my toe and then saw a raised bump/nodule, very tender and painful to the touch. It eventually went away but I noticed a small, 2-3 mm dark line in it under my skin. I have also seen this same thing by my heel and one under my fingernail bed close to the surface (morning after the pulsing was in my finger during the night). This nodule also showed up in my armpit, and was painful to touch. It was not at the surface but just below attached to muscle or something. I was going to check on it next day but then it wasn’t there anymore. When they move to my head I have gotten a painful headache. I have many more weird things but I don’t want to write you a novel. It is very frustrating and last time I mentioned just the moving throb that is visible with observation, doctors just passed right over it with “your getting older and that happens.” That was years ago and now it is more numerous. So I do not think they take anything seriously unless you have the flu.
I would like to try this diet but I have a few questions. Will this diet work for parasites outside your intestines, which is what is afflicting me (though I think it started in my intestines? Next, what cycle should you use for this diet? One week on one week off for 6 months? Should this be your diet forever? I would like to know the time table. Lastly, can you use any combinations of herbs/oils/supplements?
Also, would seeing a Naturopath doctor in my area be helpful?
This is something I need to stop now. I am 37 and would like to try to have more children but do not want to yet without having this problem solved first.
Thank you so much for your time and I appreciate any help.
Hey Julia, I am sorry to hear that you have been living with this and feel that the doctors are not listening to your concerns. The strategies in this article will help remove parasites from within your system but I recommend that you work closely with a functional health practitioner whom will customize a specific plan for you! This article can help: https://drjockers.com/functional-nutrition-tips-to-find-a-great-health-coach/
Thank you so much! Any help is so appreciated!
Wow!! I’ve been dealing with the feeling that being Eaton alive that I was in a faze of pre dying or dead and the creatures won’t wait. what misery and hell on earth. Ready to give up. So lost..tired.
Franklyn, I am so sorry that you have been feeling this way. I would recommend that you seek the advisement of a health practitioner that will get to the root cause and customize a plan for you! This article can help: https://drjockers.com/functional-nutrition-tips-to-find-a-great-health-coach/
Its painful to read these stories. So many people have parasites its unbelievable! If we go to doctor and you mention parasites they look at you as dirty person! Tgey think u make this up cuz no one in usa have them apparently lol . i was at doctors in 3 different countries . usa abd Europe. And no one seems to help. Garlic helps me the most pkus pumpkin seeds on empty stomach. Lots of green smoothies plus probiotics and no sugar. But still they cant be hone forever. Im in my mid 30s abd very attractive and tbh my last 2 partners started to complain abt getting same symptoms after sating me! I think they spread through saliva! Sad…
I’m sorry to hear Meghan. Yes, garlic and pumpkin seeds are great anti-parasitics!
Wow! It’s been 11 years since I had my first symptoms of itching. First, my forehead and scalp, then it progressed to my eyes, ears, nose and private parts. I have gone to multiple doctors and they look at me like I’m crazy. One doctor didn’t believe me and I said I can feel one in my nose now and he gave me a wooden q-tip and then looked at the specimen under a microscope and said yes, I can see it…I asked to see it too! Yep, it was worm-looking. However, the doctor couldn’t get the specimen in the right venue to send to the lab for analysis. He then washed his hands and forwarded me onto another “better more experienced” doctor who put a camera up my nose and said nope I don’t see anything. No duh! You need a microscope doctor! He sent me to another supposedly even better doctor who did exactly the same thing! And sent me on my merry way! I have just lived with the feelings until this last summer (during covid lockdown) I bought a kid’s microscope. I don’t know what I’m looking at but definitely see stringy worm-like mixed in with my nose membranes, earwax and crystal stuff from eyes… I told my current doctor and she was the first doctor that listened to me and didn’t make me feel like it was all in my head and/or feel crazy. I mentioned my microscope to her and she said to bring in an example if I find something. I did find something she didn’t know what it was and had already referred me to another doctor who she said thinks outside the box. She said to show him… So this new doctor squeezed me in between patients. I brought my microscope and slides but he didn’t have time to view the slides as they squeezed me in to his schedule for just a few mins…When I go back and I plan on getting a better microscope and slides before I go in.
Thanks for sharing!
I have had all these symptoms for the past 6 months. I have been tested 4 or 5 times for parasites the tests always come back negative. I know I have some type of parasite and I’m ready to give up . It’s like I’m at a dead end the doctors make me feel like I’m crazy or on something I don’t know what to do please help me!!!
Hello Lori, you may not have gotten a thorough functional medicine digestive health lab. Here is a helpful article on this: https://drjockers.com/parasite-infections/
Thank you for your feedback unfortunately I am having even more symptoms of an intestinal parasite but test negative for a parasite perhaps I’m seeing the wrong kind of doctor?? What could I use to treat parasites that is a reasonable price?? Also what gets rid of parasites in your home?? Anxiously waiting for your feedback!
PS I have a fear these things are going to kill me!!!
Sorry to hear that! We go over some of that info in this article here: https://drjockers.com/parasite-infections/
Dr Jockers, I need help. I don’t know what I’m dealing with but I’ve done 2 parasite cleanses & 3 rounds of deworming medicine from a nurse practitioner – NP. Mind you he only gave it to me to shut me up. He says you don’t have parasites. This is the response I’ve gotten from 3 different clinics. One responded by saying ewww that’s gross then telling me it is my imagination.
I’ve been battling this since May. The one cycle of meds & cleanse slowed them down for awhile but they came back. Stool is filled with something that has a kind of split on one end & long stingy on the other end 8n a variety of sizes they cluster up on the stool with dead ones still attached as well. They are everywhere. They are coming out of my body in various places I just want it to stop but I can’t get anyone to listen to me or help me. Even my husband thinks I’m obsessed & a little whacky but he has them too he just refuses to acknowledge them. I know some of what 8m seeing are the fluke things…at least I’m pretty sure.
There is something in this house that is creating a cycle but I can’t figure out what it is or how to stop it. It all started with bites in my legs back in may after a surgery on my ankle. The sores have not healed & continue to have tiny little worms come out of them!!
Please help I’m at the end of my sanity.
Sorry to hear this A.R. Please contact our functional medicine practitioner Chris and apply for his health coaching plan as he will help you. Here is his info: https://drjockers.com/long-distance-coaching-chris/
I was diagnoised with Hashimoto my T3 & T4 are in normal range but my antibodies were over 300. (Should be around 9, I believe.) My PCP told me to go on a gluten free, dairy free, grain free diet and limit my sugar intake.(no cane sugar) I did exactly that and in about a month I lost 9 lbs. & I passed what I believe was a rope worm. Gastro Dr. said nope my blood work is fine and feces was negative. I am so constipated, I usually have a BM every other day. I took Metamucil until it quit working, now Im using enemas to go. I have passed flukes and all kinds of dead parasites, but cant pass them on my own. The diet my PCP put me on started the die off so I started eating garlic, cayenne pepper, papaya, pumpkin seeds, coconut on my own from reading about parasites and what they eat on. Im not sure what to do next. I bought a 15 day parasite herbal formula which has wormwood, black walnut hull, cloves,& other herbs & a 40 billion MPC probiotic with 5 different strains and a intestinal movement herbal formula too. Im afraid to take any of it. I cant get a Doctor to help me! Ive took 3 specimens in, actual dead parasites and they said they have my DNA and negative for parasites. I live on a fixed income, have medical insurance and no one will help me. I had inflammation, joint pain, lack of energy, constipation, vitamin Bs deficient, but now my gut hurts, constant headache, I cant poop without a enema and Im afraid to take the stuff Ive bought because I have no Dr. backing me. I had a bowel blockage 5 yrs ago, was in the hospital 5 days & the same gastro doctor couldnt tell me why that happened back then either. But he insists I dont have parasites, looked once at the pictures I have, then refused to look at them any more. I went to the Gastro Dr first about the ropeworm then to my primary care doctor. I just have to go from doctor to doctor begging to get medical help in our great USA? Over parasites from our mass production of our food. Im 58 yrs old, I have worked all my life, paid health Insurance and barely ever used it, Im mad, hurt, embarrassed and Im getting sicker. What a system we got going here.
So sorry to hear this! Praying for you and your health journey!
It’s been a while, hope you see this.
Have a similar story. Didn’t know it, but I have liver flukes and rope worms. The rope worms got massive and were filling up my intestines. (3 years infected) I didn’t know it b/c I was having regular bowel movements. I just knew something was wrong b/c I had insomnia, headaches, joint pain, runny nose, weight loss (then gain – they are heavy). I was emaciated as they were stealing my nutrients. An online doctor suggested I look at parasites as the because because my eosinophils were elevated.
Took wormwood, clove, black walnut tincture (NOW brand) 15 minutes before a meal. Worms started coming out. Had no idea at the time just how many and how large they were still inside.
Bottom line, this is what I’ve learned and seems to be working for me to get them out of me. Considering the pet dewormer or human stuff if I can’t get them killed of and gone soon.
First thing in the morning activated charcoal. (traps the parasites/toxins in the small intestine)
Then juice of 1/2 lemon in warm water – gets the digestion going/bile flowing. This alone purges many parasites in my liver/ducts.
It’s my understanding that Apple Cider Vinegar in warm water has a similar effect (always dilute), so I’ve started alternating with that during the day.
Then my morning coffee with psyllium added (to trap the parasites).
Then either a liver flush or a garlic/epsom salt high enema (was doing liver flushes multiple times a day and garlic enemas once a week). Realized later that I was impacted with rope worms in the large intestine, so started doing the garlic enemas in the morning before breakfast and after the lemon juice bowel movement.
The garlic/epsom salt enema is very purgative. At first I could only hold it for 5 minutes. Work up to 15 minutes on each side. It was able to reach higher than the liver flushes and get the worms in the transverse colon. It chipped away at them daily.
This produced numerous very large worms 6″-4ft! (I was stunned by the 4ft one!)
Black walnut, wormwood and cloves 15 minutes prior to meal.
A liquid diet for about 3 weeks. For me: 2T. Whole psylium husks- very important. coconut milk, pea protein powder, kefir, coconut oil and chia seeds.
It’s very strategic. The charcoal traps them in the small intestine, the psyllium traps them in the large colon. The lemon juice flushes them from the bile ducts. Then the flush forces them out en mass.
After about 3 weeks, my colon was unhappy, so I cut back on the flushes and added small meals with fresh vegetables (washed really well) and discovered that fresh pineapple 30 minutes prior to a meal not only helps to build back the flora in the colon, but the digestive enzymes also blast the parasites out. (now have 4 bowel movements per day without flushes – full of parasites.)
Hope this helps. Got these ideas from other folks suffering and combined tips I’d heard from others. It sounds like you need to build up your flora. You could also consider doing a probiotic enema after each flush to help rebuild that flora.