Stomach Parasites Symptoms [and how to get rid of them]

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Are Stomach Parasites Causing Your Fatigue?

You might wonder why I’m including an article on stomach parasites symptoms in a website about chronic fatigue syndrome.

The reason is that after carrying out a lot of testing, including comprehensive stool testing, it was discovered that I had a stomach parasite. This parasite contributed greatly to my particular version of chronic fatigue syndrome.

I think it is very important that you carry out testing to discover if stomach parasites could be contributing to your chronic fatigue.

There are some stomach parasite symptoms to watch out for and I’ll go into this further in the following information.

Normally, there are thousands of tiny organisms and bacteria living in your gut. Most of them are harmless and are responsible for contributing to the balance and general health of your digestive system.

Sometimes, however, you may experience a range of gut-specific symptoms such as:

  • Unexplained constipation
  • Bloating and gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Brain fog
  • Aches and pains
  • General fatigue

All of these symptoms can be traced to a parasitic infection.


Types Of Intestinal Parasites In Humans


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Parasites are living forms that feed on a host to gain nourishment and protection.

They can cause poor nutrient absorption, leading to weakness and weight loss or weight gain.




If you’re infected with a gut parasite, you can also develop a whole range of symptoms such as skin irritations and unexplained rashes, hives and eczema, aches and pains in your muscles and joints, general fatigue, depression and feelings of apathy.


1. Helminths


Stomach parasites symptoms

The first type of gut parasites are known as helminths – parasitic worms that live in the small bowel and attach themselves to the wall of the intestine.

They are multi cellular organisms, visible to the naked eye, and are usually caught if you drink contaminated water or by treading on contaminated soil in countries with humid climate and poor sanitation.

The roundworms, or nematodes, have long and thin unsegmented bodies, while the tapeworms have long flat ribbon-like bodies and numerous segments.

Flukes tend to resemble leaves in their appearance and unlike the other two types of helminths, don’t have any body cavities.

Unlike other pathogens such as viruses or bacteria, or protozoa – organisms living in your gut – helminths don’t proliferate within their host.

The worms can grow and mature, but once they produce offspring, it’s usually voided from the host to infect new people. Most helminth infections are well tolerated, especially if you have a strong immune system. However, some helminths can cause more serious damage. The larvae and the adult roundworms can move within tissues and cause obstruction, inflammation, anemia and even organ malfunction.

Adult flukes can cause fibrosis in the organs or hypertension when their eggs become lodged inside the vessels.

While most helminth infections are manageable, it’s crucial to treat them effectively to prevent complications. For common helminths like threadworm, roundworm, and hookworm, an accessible and family-friendly option is Combantrin Chocolate Squares.

This over-the-counter medication is designed to be easy to administer, making it a suitable choice for both adults and children. The chocolate squares format allows for a hassle-free intake, especially for younger family members who might be finicky about taking medication. It’s important to follow the dosage instructions on the package to ensure safety and efficacy. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice and to confirm that this treatment is appropriate for your specific situation.

2. Protozoa

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Unlike helminths, protozoa are tiny single-celled organisms that live in your intestine. Some of them seem rather harmless, and others can be beneficial to your gut health.

In some cases, however, protozoan parasites can cause a variety of digestive symptoms, fatigue and exhaustion.

Normally, protozoan organisms permeate the environment. They form cysts – a resting stage during which they are resistant to any temperature extremes or chemicals.

Infection with protozoan parasites occurs when you can ingest a cyst from your environment, though your immune system will normally keep the protozoa under control.


3. Tapeworm

stomach parasites symptoms

The tapeworm is one of the most common gut parasites. You can catch one if you drink water contaminated with tapeworm eggs or larvae, or eat raw or under cooked meat.

Tapeworm eggs are passed with the feces and can survive for days to months in most environments; from there, they find their way into cattle and pigs.

Once you ingest the larvae or eggs, they develop into adult tapeworms in your intestines and attach themselves to the gut wall, where they can live for years.

With time, the adult tapeworm produce proglottids, which mature and detach from the tapeworm, migrate to the anus and are passed in the stool to infect other hosts.

Normally, the tapeworm resembles a large white ribbon that can grow up to 50 feet and if left untreated, can reside in your intestines for up to 30 years.

Symptoms of tapeworm infection include digestive problems such as nausea, lack of appetite, abdominal pain and weight loss, as well as unexplained lumps and bumps, severe allergic reactions, recurring bacterial infections and, in some cases, neurological problems such as seizures.


4. Giardia

The Giardia intestinalis is a protozoan parasite which can infect your bowels and cause giardiasis. Infected individuals can pass it in their stools and if you consume water, food or drinks contaminated by the infected feces, you can catch giardia.

In some cases, you can develop giardiasis after direct contact with someone, for instance if the infected person had the parasite on their hands after they went to the toilet.

Unlike tapeworms, giardia don’t have a larvae stage. Giardia cysts develop and as few as 10 can result in infection. When the cysts are ingested, the low pH of the stomach breaks them open and the activated flagella enters the small intestine.

Once inside, the giardia starts reproducing asexually and in some cases, may form further cysts in the small intestines.

In most cases, infection with giardia is asymptomatic, but if you have a weakened immune system, it can cause either chronic or acute diarrhea.

Symptoms normally start 1-2 weeks following initial contact, and can include abdominal pain, bloating, dehydration, flatulence. The diarrhea can last around a week with the acute form of giardiasis, or 2-6 weeks if you suffer from the chronic form.


5. Blastocystis Hominis

The blastocystis hominis is another type of protozoa and is usually found in the stools of people with diarrhea as well as of healthy people without any digestive symptoms.

Little is known about this parasite, but experts suggest that certain forms might be more linked to an infection than others.

This is the parasite I had and which was contributing to some of my chronic fatigue symptoms. And until I managed to get rid of this parasite I was unable to get completely well.

The blastocystis hominis has four distinct life stages – vacuolar, granular, ameboid and a cystic stage, which is arguably the most infectious one. You can catch blastocystis hominis by drinking contaminated water or through direct contact with an infected person (oral-fecal transmission).

The symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, bloating and flatulence, as well as loss of appetite and weight loss, fatigue and hives.


Natural Treatment For Intestinal Parasites

There are many natural herbs that can kill off parasites in the gut including berberine, oregano oil and grapefruit seed oil. Tinctures including wormwood, black walnut and olive leaf are also effective. This study shows the efficacy of using herbs to control intestinal parasites. 

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Foods which have anti parasitic effects include coconut, garlic and pumpkin seeds and can be included in your diet easily.

Shredded coconut and pumpkin seeds can be included in healthy gluten free breakfast cereals and smoothies. Coconut oil can also be included in your healthy smoothies and used for sauteing vegetables.

Cooking with garlic is easy too, you can add it to roast veggies, stews and soups.

Adjustments to your diet are also crucial in eliminating parasites for an effective parasite cleanse. To starve them you need to remove the food they grow on, namely sugar in all forms including fruit, grains and gluten.



My 4 Step Intestinal Parasite Cleanse

Step 1.

The regime I followed to rid myself of the blastocystis hominis started with a water fast for 3 days ensuring my gut was empty, followed by a session of colonic irrigation.

Step 2.

Then I hit the parasite pretty aggressively with berberine, oregano oil and grapefruit seed oil cycled for 3 days each. This was to ensure the parasite didn’t become resistant to any of the herbs. Read about the highly effective oregano oil I used and why it’s important to use this type here.

Step 3.

My diet was also very pure consisting mainly of meat, fish and vegetables. As blasto feeds on sugar, my diet was completely free of fruit, dairy, gluten, grains and sugar. It sounds boring, but I simply visualized starving and killing off the parasite that was giving me so much trouble and it became easier to adjust to the restricted diet.

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I stayed on the diet and herbs for approximately 4 months to make sure the parasite (in all its growth stages) was eliminated. During this time I also had a few more colonic irrigation sessions to keep flushing my digestive tract.

Step 4.

Once I had killed off the parasite with the herbs, I concentrated on re populating my gut with probiotics as the herbs kill off the good bacteria along with the parasite.

It is very important to include a good probiotic supplement and probiotic foods in your diet after you have finished taking the anti parasitic herbs. Continuing with a healthy diet is also critical to ensure you are encouraging healthy gut flora.

Some good probiotic foods include plain unsweetened yoghurt made with live cultures , kefir, kimchi, fermented vegetables, and kombucha tea.

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Blastocystis is a very resistant parasite and it took several months to finally get rid of it. However, the change in my overall health was amazing. I slowly started to feel more energetic and could finally start exercising again once it was eliminated.  Until I rid myself of this parasite I had been unable to exercise for more than two years.

Along with all the supplements I was taking to help with other chronic fatigue syndrome issues, I finally recovered completely. In my case I have no doubt that this parasite along with gut dysbiosis was a major contributing factor to my ongoing lengthy journey with chronic fatigue syndrome.


How do humans pick up parasitic worms? 

Humans can pick up parasitic worms through various means:

  • Ingesting contaminated food or water containing worm eggs or larvae.
  • Direct contact with soil, feces, or infected animals.
  • Transmitting through insect bites, such as mosquitoes or fleas, which can carry certain types of parasitic worms.
  • Consuming undercooked or raw meat containing worm larvae.

What are the symptoms of a parasitic worm infection? 

Symptoms can vary depending on the type of worm and the affected area, but common symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Anal itching or rash
  • Fever
  • Visible worms in stool or vomit (in severe cases)

How do different types of parasitic worms cause various symptoms?

  • Roundworms: They often infect the intestines, causing symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, and malnutrition due to nutrient absorption issues.
  • Tapeworms: Depending on the species, tapeworms can cause abdominal discomfort, weight loss, nausea, and vitamin deficiencies. In severe cases, cysticercosis can occur if larvae migrate to other tissues, affecting the brain and causing neurological symptoms.
  • Flukes: Flukes can infect various organs, including the liver, lungs, and intestines, leading to symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, cough, and liver damage.

How are parasitic worm infections diagnosed? 

Diagnosis often involves a combination of:

  • Stool tests to identify worm eggs or larvae.
  • Blood tests to detect antibodies or antigens produced by the body in response to the infection.
  • Imaging tests, such as ultrasound or MRI, to detect cysts or other abnormalities caused by certain types of worms.

How are parasitic worm infections treated? 

Treatment typically involves antiparasitic medications prescribed by a healthcare professional. The choice of medication depends on the type of worm infection. In some cases, multiple doses or a combination of medications may be necessary. Additionally, supportive care may be provided to manage symptoms and complications.

How can parasitic worm infections be prevented?

  • Practice good hygiene, including regular handwashing with soap and water.
  • Avoid consuming contaminated food or water, and ensure proper cooking of meat and thorough washing of fruits and vegetables.
  • Wear protective clothing and use insect repellent to prevent insect bites.
  • Treat pets for parasites regularly and avoid direct contact with animal feces.
  • Educate yourself about the risks of parasitic infections when traveling to regions where they are prevalent and take appropriate precautions.

Putting It All Together

If you think you have stomach parasite symptoms, carry out comprehensive stool testing with your naturopath to find out if you have some form of intestinal infection. Follow the diet guidelines given by your health professional to starve the particular parasite infection you have.

Selecting a few anti-parasite herbs and cycling their use ensures the parasite does not become resistant to the herbs. Once the infection is under control and the parasite eliminated you should follow up with probiotics to make sure your gut is re-populated with good bacteria.

When you need a quick fix for the entire family, you can opt for a product like REESE’S PINWORM Medicine Liquid. It’s a guaranteed way to knock out those annoying parasites, and it’s safe for children too. 

Please feel free to ask any questions or leave comments below.


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  1. I found this post very interesting because I started a low carb lifestyle 3 years ago. I drink a diet of meats, fish, cheese, and veggies. I don’t eat any processed food or added sugar. And in doing so, I have lost 60 pounds. But the amazing thing is I have incredible energy. I never get tired in the afternoon and I don’t fall asleep at night while watching tv.

    I also take lots of vitamins and put 3 drops of Oregano oil under my tongue daily.

    So it sounds like while working on being healthy I was also perhaps killing or preventing stomach parasites. Now I will for sure continue with being healthy.

  2. Yet another very interesting, yet very surprising article on health issues – just the thought of stomach parasites makes you shudder slightly! 

    So how long did it take your doctors to diagnose this parasite that was leading to your chronic fatigue? Was it a last ditch resort to locate the cause?

    Also, how common is this sort of parasite with people who have chronic fatigue symptoms?

    • Hi Chris thanks for your comments. It was only after carrying out comprehensive testing of my gut that the pesky parasite was found. I’m not certain how common parasite infections are for chronic fatigue sufferers. However I think generally gut issues can be implicated in sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome. 

  3. These websites truly bring my interest to the forefront since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  Believe me very quickly you start looking very closely at your health.  I sometimes wonder if it was some sort of parasite that was giving me some bad stomach aches on my path to getting healthier because as I moved on the pains went away.  Just a thought.  What do you think?

    • Hi Dale I’m glad that your diabetes has resulted in you looking at your overall health. Sometime we need a bit of a wake up call. If you think you may have a gut parasite carrying out comprehensive gut testing will let you know. 

  4. This was really informative and shows we need to be really careful about our health. There are bacterias inside our bodies which are both good and bad for our health. The stomach parasite I know I am familiar with is just Tapeworm and I had no idea how it actually got into our bodies.

    Coming across this post is really helpful as it has shown me ways to be able to avoid and tackle stomach parasites. At least I am familiar with garlic but what I am not too sure of is if I should eat the garlic raw or cook it with my food because I just feel that if I cook it the heat might kill some of the active enzymes in it. 

    • Hi and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes tapeworm is one of the stomach parasites most people are familiar with. Unfortunately there are a few others that can cause issues. You can eat raw garlic or use a garlic supplement, which is generally a more pleasant, less stinky way to take it. 

  5. This is the first time I am learning that stomach bacteria can actually cause chronic fatigue syndrome. I easily get fatigued and experience low energy levels for most of the day. I haven’t been diagnosed with any condition yet, so I am making a lot of research online. Finding your article seems like a blessing to me. It is interesting to know that certain natural foods like shredded coconuts and pumpkin seeds can help with these parasites. I have a coconut tree at the back of my yard and rarely paid attention to it. I guess I would have to eat more of the flesh to see how it helps. The water inside has been helpful to me when I feel fatigued in the afternoon.I think trying out the oregano oil softgel will bring additional benefits in addition to these natural food products. 

    • Hi and thanks for leaving a comment. Stomach parasites can cause a lot of health issues. I hope you can resolve some of your issues soon. 

  6. Thanks for this information on parasites. I did not know they could cause such amount of problems to your health. I will be asking my doctor to check for these nasty creatures at my next check up. Thinking about these creatures living in my stomach makes me feel bad. I hope they do not find any there but I have had some of the symptoms you mention.

  7. Well this is discerning, those symptoms could be misdiagnosed easily.  I think these tests should be provided with a reg. check up.  

    I have no experience in this area and I hope never to.

    The whole thought of this is disturbing to me and has made me rethink some of the symptoms I have.

    • Hi thanks for your comment. I know…… the thought of having a stomach parasite is pretty disturbing. The parasite I had that made me so ill was a microscopic one. Somehow the thought of that I could cope with, not so sure how well I’d cope with one of the visible ones. 

  8. Parasitic related chronic fatigue is rather a rare occurrence. Many times parasites are connected to various illnesses and sickness syndrome. I experience the chronic syndromes of E.coli . I am happy I meet a good and insightful topic. As a well researched topic I appreciate the accuracy of the information provided. Thanks for this Wonderful topic.

  9. I’m pretty sure you can get tapeworms from eating fleas too. People don’t outright eat fleas, but if you eat dirt you may inadvertently eat some. Dirt isn’t normal to eat either but some pregnant women crave it and children will eat anything they shouldn’t. 

    Thanks for this breakdown of different intestinal parasites. It can be confusing knowing the difference. We almost bought the wrong dewormer for our cats because we didn’t understand the difference the other day. parasite problems seem to be quite a bit more complex in people than animals though.

    • Hi there and thanks for stopping by. You are correct, from what I’ve read that pets can get tapeworm from eating fleas. It seems it is possible, though rare, that humans can get tapeworm this way too. Thanks for mentioning this. 

  10. Hi, it is great information about the chronic fatigue and the remedies are super easy to follow and the information you shared gives a great knowledge about the health and good life style, I need definitely need to add this into my daily diet plan and it ii way more healthy, Thank you for such a great information. 

  11. You have presented the source problem that can be a contributing factor in chronic fatigue that I was not aware of. That stomach parasites can have such a debilitating effect over the discomfort in the area to affect your whole body was alarming to me.

    I wonder how many misdiagnoses occur on a regular basis when people try to get treatment for their chronic fatigue, and this is something that most definitely will be added to my resource folder (your post as well as the associated links). This is a case study using yourself that shows there are solutions available. 

    The regimen that you went through to rid yourself of the Blastocystis was very rigorous and took some determination for sure on your part. It is heartening to know that at the end of the 4 month period, you had rid yourself of that parasite and were able to repopulate your digestive tract with the good bacteria.

    The exact process that you have used is, I would imagine, one that has been used with others suffering from the same malady, or was this an entirely new procedure, based on your experience and knowledge? In either case, I would say this is worthy of publishing in other venues in addition to your website, as it sure will be helpful to a lot of people. 

    Thanks so much for sharing and I am glad to read that you are feeling a lot better after ridding yourself of these debilitating stomach parasites.


    • Hi and thanks for leaving a comment. I was tested for parasites years before this particular comprehensive test and it did not show any parasites. This highlights the importance of carrying out the right type of comprehensive stool testing. I’m sure many people suffer from parasites and don’t get the right diagnosis. The protocol I followed was on the advice of my naturopath who specializes in treating chronic fatigue syndrome and had been used successfully before. Yes you are right it was rigorous and took some determination to follow. However, when your health is bad and you are no longer leading a ‘normal’ life it makes any protocol easier to follow. 

      • Hey Ann! Can you please share the name of the comprehensive stool test or link or something like that?

        Also, who was your naturopath that helped you? Does he/she finds blasto often in CFS? Thank you

  12. Most people at one point in their life experienced being infected with parasites. My daughter suffered from amoebiasis before. Luckily it was traced earlyn so she was not admitted to a hospital but underwent long medication. Probiotic supplement like lacto bacilli shirota strain  is always in her diet too to make her stomach stronger. Good to know that there are natural remedies such as essential oils to get rid of parasites. I am an EO enthusiast as well but I haven’t tried it for git parasites. How many drops of EO do you take everyday? Did you just mix it with water or dilute it with Virgin coconut oil? I’m glad it gave you great results. I might as well do the same Intestinal parasite cleansing using EOs for sure. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi and thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately, gut parasites are difficult to avoid as they can be picked up so easily. The oregano oil I used is not the drops but an enteric coated capsule. The reason is you need the oil to reach your gut where it can go to work and be most effective and not be destroyed by stomach acid before it reaches your gut. 

  13. You know, I do have a struggle with aches sometimes.  Unexplained aches and pains, and I wonder if maybe these parasites might be the culprit.  I eat really well, but sometimes I just get these symptoms.  I take a variety of supplements.  I’m about to add Oregano Oil, Berberine and Grape Seed OIl to my routine.  I have heard so many good things about Oregano Oil anyway, so now I have a reason to try it.  Thanks so much!

    • Hi and thanks for visiting. I just noted you mentioned you would add grape seed oil, but it’s grapefruit seed oil you need for parasites. 

      • I think I have tapeworms in my stomach and my symptoms are loss of appetite , diarrhea , fatigue , headache , weight loss.
        How should I treat myself ? What type of food i should need to take now please say

  14. What an excellent article that educates me more on stomach parasites symptoms, I’ve once suffered from tapeworm parasite, I had to deworm myself.The tapeworm is one of the most common gut parasites. You can catch one if you drink water contaminated with tapeworm eggs or larvae, or eat raw or undercooked meat, I strongly agree, because during that time, I lose appetite and it took me sometimes to recover with drugs, I gained a lot from your review to be careful about food intakes and water for healthy living. Thanks for helping people to know more about stomach parasites symptoms.

  15. The topic like this Chronic fatigue syndrome is encouraging me to be really stay more careful about my health status. It is interesting to know that you were able to completely eliminate and kill off the parasite and could get rid of it by following the healthiest procedures.Also glad to see that you felt like having more energy and were able to start doing exercise again as usual. From now on,whenever I feel some sort of fatigue or other symptoms that you have explained on your informative article, I will definitely keep right measure to prevent the viciousness of this illness.

    Thank You for this helpful post

  16. Hi thanks for this very interesting article. I would never of related chronic fatigue with a stomach parasite. The amount of different stomach parasites that can be found is a little bit concerning but the 4 step Intestinal Parasite Cleanse is of some comfort and if I ever find myself with a stomach parasite I will be sure to try it out.

  17. This is an eye opener for me. I never before related all those symptoms listed, to gut health. There are so many ways that we can get stomach parasites. Should we be doing periodic fasting or flushing to get rid of them ? 

    Do you think that might be the reason for my stomach pains every now and then ? It is usually eased by a cup of tea or a few crackers but I am wondering if it could be related to this condition you have described. 

    I love coconuts and I cook with garlic all the time. I am glad to see that there is a way I can ease and treat the condition. Thanks for this information.

  18. Hello there thanks for this awesome article it would really be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me I have always had the issue of stomach parasite especially tape worms and round worms no matter how I try they and always come back no until I used 

  19. This article is very informative for me, I will share it with my friends. I always try to have a healthy lifestyle but it seems that in our body we can have different bacterias which can bring us this feeling of fatigue. I’m honestly scared to go to the doctor and to do my analysis but I try as much as I can to prevent. I didn’t knew that Oregano oil can help us to eliminate the intestinal parasites. I use it ones in Greece on my vacation because it is their  traditional specialty. 

    The fact that oregano has 42x more antioxidant activity than apples, it makes me to go right now and buy this product. 

    Best wishes and keep in touch. 

    • Thanks for stopping by. I found oregano oil very helpful in getting rid of the stomach parasite I had. I also keep it in my natural medicine cabinet as it is also antimicrobial, antifungal as well. Useful for so many things. 

  20. Thank you for sharing your experiences with parasites and also how you rid yourself of them. You have a lot of good information here. Being an herbalist, I am ecstatic to see another who uses herbs to aide in cleansing and healing!

    Personally I find colonic irrigation to be a little harsh on the body. Unless absolutely necessary, I would consider other options such as cascara sagrata and/or upper enemas before those types of procedures but irrigation can be helpful in some situations. In recent years I have been making use of a monthly 3-day juice cleanse and a yearly herbal parasite cleanse to protect from blockages and parasites. Do you also use preventative cleanses? Thanks again!

    • Hi and thanks for stopping by, good to hear of someone else who uses the powerful healing of herbs. I agree, colonic irrigation seems harsh, but under the advice of my naturopath I did it as I had a very persistent parasitic infection and was advised to make sure my colon was as clear as possible before starting the herbal antiparasitic herbs. 

      I do take my herbs for short periods during the year to make sure any parasites are kept to a minimum level.

  21. About 6 years ago I had some bad symptoms that lasted weeks and went to the hospital. (Symptoms were fogginess, extremely tired, headaches and runny nose, stomach issues so bad I could not sleep properly)The doctor prescribed some medication which did not help. After some research online I suspected I had some kind of parasite. I tried eating raw garlic but just could not tolerate it. Then I tried raw carrot. I used a peeler to shred the carrot and ate this on an empty stomach in the morning and at night. After just the first day I had a very noticeable improvement. I did this for a week. All symptoms dissappeared.

    Last year I had brain fog, constant headaches, runny nose for 2 weeks. I though it was my allergies but after the second week it occurred to me that I may have a parasite again. Same thing, I ate carrot and the symptoms disappeared.

    I did some investigation and found some indication that the carrot juice paralyzes parasites, so they cannot stay latched on intestinal walls. I posted this info on a website once and a supposed doctor responded that it was correct.
    If you are having issues it is worth a try as it is cheap, safe and easy to do. I would suggest eating the shredded carrot on an empty stomach for best effect. If it is having some effect I have found that you will feel better within 2 days.

  22. Very helpful article. I can see I’m a bit late to the table here judging from the dates of the replies, but wanted to ask where do you recommend getting a parasitic testing done? I was diagnosed with CFS/ME 2 years ago but this story resonates with me and I want to get a test as I’m so bored of feeling constantly tired. I see Genova do one but if you have other recommendations, I’d be grateful to know of them. Thanks.

  23. Hello there, your article is pretty right on point.

    I discovered last year to have Parasites in my stomach and have strong skin irritation in my cheeks and unexplained rashes on it.

    Now I’m a vegetarian and don’t eat any meat or fish whereas you suggest to eat them. I would like to keep my regime and not switching on meat. but you eliminate also grains, I wonder now, what would you suggest?

    Thanks a lot,


  24. One of the best articles on the subject! Simple and very informative! Thank you so much for sharing, Ann! Could you possibly share the dosages you took for oregano, grapefruit seed, and berberine?

    Have you made any other interventions to dysbiosis other than killing the parasites and supplementing with probiotics and fermented foods? Can you say that Blastocystis was the main pathogen causing CFS symptoms? And how long till you had the first improvements? Thanks

  25. If you have worms, your GP will prescribe medicine to kill them. You take this for 1 to 3 days. The people you live with may also need to be treated. Go back to your GP if your symptoms don t get better in 2 weeks or you keep passing live worms in your poo.

  26. We were in Brisbane Australa for a few years and ourchild started school during that time. We came from Canada and while in Brisbane my son and I caught parasites – all sorts I think. How do I know for sure? I could FEEL them crawling out and I saw a couple in the stool. I was bloated, looked like I broke out in hives, and had worse thank highschool level pimple breakouts… my son and I were also very cranky and on edge a lot. I saw a regular dr who sent me to take stoolsamples – I made sure that the stools had lots of the weird stringing bits, results said I had nothing. I feel like they don’t take parasites seriously in Australia – just accept it as common normal life especially amongst school aged children as they are always contaminating each other and parents just give the chocolate worm meds. Our international friends studying medicine warned us about the prolific parasites and how they are always dealing with them in their families (we didn’t take it that seriously initially). We know people that struggles for weeks with constipation etc bc of parasites. I think that it would be worth achedemic study to actually look for parasitic infection in children before assuming they are on the autism spectrum. And people in the country wit chronic fatigue and mystery joint swelling and agony.

    Your article is solid and I hope lots of people see it and know there are ways to eliminate parasites other than the choc meds.

    Question though: we have to go back to Australia for a bit and we are nervous about catching parasites again. Is there anything we can do to safeguard against it?

  27. Thank you for this informative article. I recently was tested for parasites and also came back positive for blasto. Mine unfortunately ended up coming back 7 months later. Are you still blasto free? And if so, what have you continued as a maintenance program?

  28. ….before accepting any diagnosis on one’s health….

    Detox (from unhealthy food & drinks),
    Herbal Remedies
    Probiotics…(preferably from food sources)

    If symptoms don’t improve……..then see a doctor…

    In extensive research….parasites often get overlooked and misdiagnosed.

    Love and Healing 💚

  29. Hello. I know most of us have parasites after studying nutrition for many years.
    I do try to eat well I have done keto and AIP diet years ago, however, since having a traumatic event in my life and suffering grief, I’ve noticed a lot of my symptoms again, and/or worsening.
    I visit my daughter who has two kids, a husband, three dogs and two cats living in her house. They are on and off always sick. I have made them aware of parasites, but my daughter says she doesn’t have the money to do the parasite cleanse. I have done parasite cleanses, but only a week or so at a time. I know I need to do the whole 21 days but my concern is when I go to my daughters house wouldn’t I re-infect myself? I would have to live on the parasite cleanse, so I can see my family. Any suggestions? Thank you and blessings.

  30. Hey

    I can eat and eat and eat without getting this feeling of full in my stomach.
    And I have some serious brain fog issues.

    My nails are always broken and my hair has gotten very thin.

    Is that normal besides my stomach is hurting?


  31. Hi

    I can eat and eat and eat without getting this feeling of full in my stomach.
    And I have some serious brain fog issues.

    My nails are always broken and my hair has gotten very thin.

    Is that normal besides my stomach is hurting?


  32. I have got terrible diarrhea I can’t go anywhere where there’s no toilet near me and very bloated and abdomen pain. My Dr told me I have blisters in my colon so what do I do about it to get it better?

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