So it turns out we’re all coming into contact with parasites all of the time. Yes, even in the United States. While there are many cases of contracting parasites from a major food poisoning, or international travel, what is more common is just our day to day living. We are all constantly coming into contact with parasites. If you interact with dogs, if you’ve eaten pork, if you’ve used a public restroom, grocery cart, etc. you’re in contact. Some can be transferred via sneeze or through walking barefoot. What I’m saying is that they are everywhere and you are in contact.
However, we hope that we are healthy enough that they don’t become an issue. A healthy gut, strong stomach acid, etc. determines how well these parasites will thrive after we’ve come into contact with them. They do not thrive when are healthy and cleansing often. I learned that many other cultures regularly cleanse for parasites, including the Amish! I also learned that back in the day (not exactly sure which day LOL), we used to cleanse all of our animals and ourselves for parasites seasonally. I imaging this practice started to die off as less and less of us were farming and working in the land and with animals.
Here a long host of symptoms that parasites can cause…
Constipation, Diarrhea, Gas and Bloating, Painful Menstruation, IBS, Joint/Muscle Aches, Anemia, Cravings (especially sugar), Allergies, Skin Conditions like eczema, Sleep Disorders, Teeth Grinding, Chronic Fatigue, Brain Fog, Headaches, Acne, Weight Issues (Gain or Loss), Anxiety, Depression, and much more!
So if you have any of the above you may want to consider following along my journey and starting your own research! However, one thing I will touch on soon is that it is very rare to have parasites without some sort of other gut infection.
Also, if you’d like to read more about parasites, Organic Olivia has a 2-part parasite blog post that is EXCELLENTLY written and super informative! See below to read it!