How Do You Prevent Them?
Unclean drinking water is one of the most common ways to get parasites. Even some so called "sanitised water" can contain parasites. If you live in a hot country, or are visiting one, always be particularly careful about the source of water you drink.
The only way parasites or worms can infect you is if they get into your body some how. So you need to think about how this is possible.
Firstly, the most common way is through the mouth, as they are often found in water or badly prepared food or poor sources of food.
There are other accidental ways an infection can be picked up and often a mistake is made by touching your dirty hands near your mouth or eyes.
If you stroke an infected animal, such as a pet, or at a farm, it is possible to get infected. What can happen is that parasitic eggs can pass from their fur to our hands, nose or mouth.
Some people quite happily let their pets lick their faces or their children's faces. This isn't really a good idea because you never really know if your pet has an infection, even if just a mild one. Is it worth it?
Very occasionally, parasites and worms can be airborne and they can be breathed in. This can occur in very dry conditions, or in moist environments. When cleaning out old sheds, attics, cellars or pet areas, consider wearing a simple face mask.
One thing to be realised is that family members can quite easily cross infect each other, because they are living so closely together for extended periods of time.
Here are some sensible measures you may consider taking to ensure you minimise the chances of getting infected or to ensure no re-infection following a parasite cleanse:
- Always washing hands after stroking an animal.
- Taking off outdoor shoes by the front door.
- Showering or cleaning regularly.
- Cooking meat thoroughly and ensuring that it is rinsed.
- Ensuring the best possible sources of meat.
- Reduce eating raw beef, pork or fish - IN FACT - stop eating animal products - period!
- Wash all fruit, salads and vegetables before use and rinse all meats before preparation.
- Drink water that has been properly filtered.
- Regularly de-worm your pets or animals. Give them their own bedding! Try not to allow pets to sleep on pillows, sheets or towels.
- Eat plenty of friendly probiotics as they help to eliminate unfriendly bacteria in the intestine.
- Wash your hands when you come home from work.
- Carry a hand disinfectant with you to use during the day.
- When disposing of pet waste, make sure you wear gloves and or a mask, do not inhale close to it.
- Minimise mould-build up at home & try to keep your home bug-free!
Natural food supplements such as Cloves, Black Walnut and Wormwood may help to reduce or remove parasitic infection. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or currently taking any prescribed medication, please check with your professional health practitioner before starting on any course of natural supplements.
There are many foods that act as parasite 'repellents', in addition to those mentioned above. See - How To Get Rid of Them
Adapted from Source:
- Shirley Emmons BSc. (Hons) - Independent Natural and Alternative Health Researcher
- Photo Credit: WikiHow