Worms

Worms are parasites that invade the intestinal tract and other parts of the body. They are highly contagious.

Symptoms
Warm symptoms vary according to type. In general, worms may be associated with overall fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Often there are intestinal symptoms, digestive symptoms such as gas and burping, fatigue, joint pains, lowered resistance, and even mood changes and depression.

Pinworms are characterized by itching around the anus, but sometimes there are no symptoms at all. Other symptoms can include abdominal pain, joint pain, insomnia, convulsions, and many other widely varying signs.

The whipworm can cause mild to severe abdominal pain and diarrhea, along with weight loss, anemia, appendicitis, and rectal prolapse in women and children.

Tapeworms can cause mild to severe abdominal symptoms, such as cramping, and abdominal obstruction. Other symptoms can include fever, coughing, wheezing, and, if the worms enter the lungs, there may also be severe lung problems. Adult tapeworms can also create problems in the appendix, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas.

Hookworms usually do not present symptoms. When they do, the most common symptoms are a rash at the site where they invaded the body, pulmonary problems, may severe stomach pains, and/or anemia.

Types
There are many types of worms. The most common forms are tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, pinworms, whipworms, and flukeworms.

Causes
Warm infection can occur as a result of digestive enzyme deficiencies, nutrient deficiencies, poor hygiene, improper elimination of human waste, walking barefoot on contaminated soil, and avoid eating improperly cooked meat.

Self-Care Tips

Aromatherapy
Useful essential oils include bergamot, chamomile, camphor, lavender, Melissa, peppermint, tea tree, and thyme.

Diet
Throughout each day, chew small amounts of a mixture of pumpkinseeds, papaya seeds, papaya pulp, and unsweetened organic yogurt. Also drink filtered water with two garlic capsules. Fig juice is also helpful for killing roundworms.

Before each meal, add pepsin and glycerine to hot water and drink immediately. Upon arising and at bedtime, add one clove of peeled garlic followed by a glass of hot tea with lemon. Tapeworms can also be dealt with by fasting on raw pineapple for three days (the bromelain in pineapple kills the tapeworms).

Avoid all processed and refined foods, sugars, soda, alcohol, unhealthy fats, and milk and dairy products. Avoid meats and fish unless you can be sure they are not contaminated.

Flower Essences
Rescue Remedy for accompanying stress. Crab Apple and Olive for exhaustion.

Herbs
Make an infusion of fresh pumpkinseeds, one ounce of crushed seeds to a pint of boiling water. Drink a cup three times a day for six days a week for three weeks. Eat one ounce of pumpkinseeds a day as well. Peppermint, senna, and wormwood tea are also very helpful.

Nutritional Supplementation
Recommended nutrients include garlic capsules, vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin C, zinc, acidophilus, and deglycerrhized licorice (two to three times daily on empty stomach). Aloe vera juice or gel can also be helpful.

Caution

If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional.

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