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Parasites ‘r’ Us

Parasites ‘r’ Us
Ella Tan
  • On April 14, 2015



For sure, we all harbour parasites in our bodies and under our skin. Like me, you’re probably going eeew, but it’s impossible to be completely parasite-free especially when we live in the tropics where warmth and humidity create ideal breeding conditions. We’re not only talking about tapeworms and suchlike, but minute organisms living inside us, even in the brain. Is this how one turns into a zombie, hmmm?

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Seriously though, what are  parasites? A parasite is any organism that feeds off another organism. The latter is known as the host. They feed on your red blood cells, and even food among other things. They can cause anemia and the inability to gain weight. They can get access into your body through skin, mouth or even simply through bad hygiene.


Without tests and samples, it’s impossible to detect the presence of parasites. Deworming might help to clear intestinal worms, but if you are bothered by even innocuous symptoms like these which can’t be attributed to other causes, you might want to be tested for parasites:

  • Trouble falling asleep and waking up multiple times a night
  • Inability to gain weight or weight loss
  • Diarrhea, nausea
  • Appetite change
  • Fatigue, exhaustion and depression


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Parasites may be tiny but the damage they cause can be very severe. The best way to keep parasites out of your system is by getting them to leave on their own. Detoxifying your body and having a balanced  diet can do this i.e. cut back on sugar and processed foods. Other parasite cleansing methods include herbal formulas and antibiotics but it might be less toxic to try organic cider vinegar, olive leaf extract, colloidal silver or even switch to alkaline water. However, no two bodies are alike, so always consult your physician before starting any form of treatment.

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