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Above, Dr. Josh Axe shares his tips for getting parasites out of your body.
Intestinal parasite (stomach worms) are possible in an off-grid situation. You might be surprised to learn that you could have them right now!
Parasites live on or in a host. They're prevalent in goats and your cattle, as well as dogs. There are many kinds of parasites:
cyrptosporidiosis ~ Bleach does not kill cyrptosporidiosis
giardia ~ It's incredibly common in day care centers and nursing homes.
pinworms ~ itching around the anus is a telltale sign, particularly if you're itching at night when they are most active.
Roundworms (toxocara) ~
tapeworms (cyticercosis) ~
toxoplasmi gondii (cat poop parasite)
More kinds of parasites... Other kinds of parasites live on skin and hair such as head lice, body lice (crabs), bed bugs, chiggers, fleas, ticks, ringworm or scabies.
Stomach and gut worms. Threadworm, hookworm are parasites in the intestines.
Skin mites. Scabies are a parasite.
Lice. Hair and body lice (head lice and crab lice) are a kind of parasite.
Giardia (protozoa). Giardia is a parasitic infection.
End the Intestinal parasite party with a parasite cleanse! You may not realize you have a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Getting rid of parasites is not fun, but you can start to live a healthier life when you do a parasite cleanse. Parasites contribute to leaky gut, food sensitivities and other gastrointestinal issues. Parasites can be a root cause of Hashimoto's and other autoimmune conditions.
Removing intestinal worms and parasites from the human colon is a surgical procedure if they are massively invasive.
Did you know that a virus is a single-celled parasite?
Norovirus. Contaminated water is one source of this non- bacterial gastroenteritis, as is infection by food handling or person-to-person transmission.
Rotavirus. Rotavirus is a big problem in third world countries and could be a huge problem in the United States after society collapse. The source is contaminated waste that clings to plants.
Parasitic Microrganisms (the Rickettsia). The Rickettsia are parasites intermediate between bacteria and viruses.
Happy endings... Let the early bird get the worm (and not you). You can be free of internal parasites when the stuff hits the fan.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." ~ Hippocrates
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Do you have a parasite? The video above will help you understand more about intestinal parasites.
#9: Oregano Oil. Another well known anti-parasitic is Oregano Oil. Parasites generally come from an imbalanced gut flora and they can take over if you have a weakened immune system. Oregano essential oil can help with the nasty problem of parasites and it also antibacterial effects.
#10: Foods that get rid of parasites. Parasites cause diarrhea, which is the massive loss of fluids and nutrients. While most people recover by remaining hydrated, there are foods and herbs you take to help eradicate them from your body. Some foods are natural anti-parasitics! Did you know baking soda can kill some kinds of parasites?
You can eat the following foods to help get rid of parasites:
apple cider vinegar
Garlic (raw) ~ take two cloves of garlic every day
Parasite Remedies Intestinal parasites and natural remedies for preppers
How to deal with intestinal parasites. It may seem like a creepy science-fiction movie, but tiny monsters, little zombies, stomach worms ~ they might be inside you right now. Parasites attach to your gut and can linger for years before you know there's a problem.
Parasites could be inside your intestinal tract if you've ever...
eaten pork, sushi, undercooked meat or unwashed fruits and vegetables;
scooped cat poop;
had a mosquito bite;
travelled to an under-developed country;
involved with a childcare facility or nursing home; or
How Preppers Deal with Parasites Parasites (stomach worms) are plausible in an off-grid situation when sanitation conditions aren't ideal. A parasitic infection such as giardia or cyrptosporidiosis, is something you can avoid. Parasites are also problematic in that they can cause digestive disorders, fatigue and even food cravings.
Parasites start microscopic, but can grow quite large.* People develop parasitic infections, but the symptoms often go unnoticed or are misdiagnosed. Even if you're asymptomatic, you can pass along the parasites. Symptoms might include fatigue, irritable bowel, syndrome, yellow stool, bloating, cramps. Parasites can lead to serious health problems, too, including blindness, heart failure, seizures, and even death.
How preppers deal with parasites Here are the prepper parasite remedies and prevention methods...
#1: Filtering Water. Giardia intestinalis is a common parasite that's found in drinking water, which is one of the major reasons to filter water that does not come from a municipal water source. It comes when fecal matter of an infected animal or person gets into the water. The parasites live in the intestine and then pass through the feces to another person or animal. It's disgusting to think that millions of Giardia parasites could pass in a single bowel movement!
Access to clean water is vital and if you fall short of that you may get a parasite. Thats why a proper water filter is essential to prepping. A water filter that removes a minimum of 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites is LifeStraw, pictured top right. Lifestraw is a water straw, but the brand also has gravity fed water purification systems.
Another superior water purification system is the Big Berkey which removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury.
#2: Clean food handling. Prevention is always the best remedy! Clean food handling is incredibly important to removing the threat of intestinal worms. Food certainly will be one of the top ways to get a parasite in a long-term emergency when access to clean water is not always possible. In addition to ensuring you have clean water and cleaning hands:
Learn how to field dress! When hunting and not properly field dressing you can quickly get parasites in your meat.
Clean cutting boards properly. Keep meat cutting boards separate from cutting board you use for plant-based foods. You'll want to bleach your cutting boards after use in an off- grid situation, particularly after cutting meat. It might surprise you to know that bleach only lasts six months, so you can store Steramine. The small bottle, right, contains enough cleaning power to make 150 gallons of solution.
Cook foods properly. Eating uncooked or under-cooked food is also a problem in that could contain Giardia organisms. Be discerning in how you prepare your meat.
#3: Activated Charcoal. One way preppers deal with the problem of parasites is with activated charcoal. The primary use of activated charcoal is as an anti-parasitic. Activated charcoal was a medicine of ancient Egyptians and of Native Americans, and much of this is because it is an anti-parasitic. Think of activated charcoal as a body guard to escort parasites out of your body. It works like a magnet to attract heavy metals and toxins, along with parasites. They bind to the activated charcoal.
NOTE: Activated charcoal's high adsorbency may reduce the effectiveness of certain medications, so be sure to consult with your physician before use. The adsorbency of activated charcoal means that it has the ability to extract certain substances from gases, liquids, or solids by causing them to adhere to its surface, which would have an affect on other medications.
#4: Bromelain. Bromelain is a protein extract derived from the stems of pineapples and also sometimes papaya ~ it's a well known method of getting rid of parasites. It's a protein in bromelain that breaks down tapeworms and other intestinal parasites who would otherwise live your body’s digestive juices just fine without such intervention. Bromelain is a powerful weapon against parasties because it helps your gastric juices do the job intended: digest the contents of your stomach.
Bromelain is ideal for digestive health, but bromelain also keeps the blood flowing. The enzymes help your digestive system break down and absorb proteins from the foods you eat, so you'll get more out of all the food you digest. Bromelain is a powerhouse that helps relieve diarrhea and heart burn too.
It's a funny and long name ~ Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex ~ but this powerful extract derived from the hulls of green black walnuts, has been used for centuries as an herbal tonic to promote healthy microbial activity.
Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex is a bizarre addition to the list of survival medicines. This powerful
Fresh green black walnut wormwood complex comes highly recommended by The Patriot Nurse because it treats parasites.
#7: Lavender essential oil. Another anti-parasitic essential oil to treat parasitic infections. While inducing sleep is a popular use of lavender essential oil, there's so much more lavender can do. Lavender essential oil has a history of treating burns, dealing insect bites, and also for healing parasitic infections.
#8: Lugols (Iodine Solution). Iodine is necessary for the thyroid gland to work properly. Did you know all the blood in your body passes through it every 17 minutes? If your iodine intake from food and water is low, then your gland gets deprived of this much needed element.
The iodine used in J.Crow's Lugol's solution is derived from mined crystals, not from shellfish. Taken internally*, iodine destroys vicious stomach bacteria, (especially salmonella), against gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn. Doomed are harmful bacteria and parasite eggs! Lugols also provides amazing relief and a calming, soothing, peaceful state to anxiety and a manic stage. Helps improve thyroid function as well. Add two drops to your coffee and see!