Intestinal parasites, such as protozoans (amoeba, giardia, trichomonas) or helminths (roundworms, pinworms, hookworms, tapeworms), can be picked up while visiting foreign or unfamiliar locations and/or from eating undercooked meat. They may cause unexplained diarrhea, abdominal distress, indigestion, gas, or bloating. Other symptoms can include irritable intestinal tract, recently developed food allergies or environmental illness, frequent colds or flu, ravenous appetite, anal itching at night, weight loss or inability to gain weight, changeable bowel movements, and feelings of rectal fullness or pressure.
A combination of four supplements is very effective at removing parasites from the intestinal tract: (1) an herbal antihelmintic formula to kill parasites, (2) a probiotic such as L. acidophilus to replenish the lactic bacteria that displace parasites, (3) a digestive enzyme supplement containing betaine hydrochloride and bile, both of which factors kill parasites, and (4) an herbal laxative to relieve any constipation that may be present. If parasites have reached the bloodstream (i.e., become systemic) then a fifth supplement will be required: (5) Oregano oil, 2 drops under the tongue 2-3 times daily, between meals. For best results continue this program for eight weeks.