Do parasites need to be treated with urgent medical attention?

by Nicola
(Ontario, Canada)

Do parasites need to be treated with urgent medical attention? Or can a good diet rid them?

I have recently been feeling a little under the weather.

I have had abdominal pain in my lower region which I thought may have been connected to my uterus, with occasional cramping which feels like menstrual cramps - excessive cramping when I have to go to the bathroom.

I have had water retention, bloating and back pain and after having a larger sugar intake than normal, extreme passing gas.

I wake in the middle of the night and cannot get back to sleep. And I visit the wash room frequently during the day. I also suffer with chronic yeast infections which my doctor diagnosed as a result of birth control.

We found out yesterday that our new kitten of a month may have parasites and is being treated for it. Is it possible I've caught one from her? I'm usually very hygienic, but unfortunately I let her get close to my face for affection.

If I had a parasite, do I need to go see the doctor or am I able to change my diet to wash it out?

Does this sound like a parasite? or should I be wondering in another direction?


Hi Nicola,

Do parasites need to be treated with urgent medical attention? Not usually. Most parasites can be dealt with using natural supplements and a change in diet.

I doubt that a change in diet alone will get rid of parasites and/or chronic yeast infections. But, the proper diet will make the process of eliminating parasites so much easier and help your body to become healthier and your immune system stronger.

I can't diagnose you, of course. Your symptoms do sound like they could be from parasites. The fact that you have already been diagnosed with chronic yeast infections makes the likelihood even greater.

Yeast infections (also called
Candida) are due to fungal overgrowth - which is actually a parasite. :) So, whether you have picked up an additional parasite from your kitten or not, you could have the symptoms you described from a severe yeast infection.

You are likely to greatly benefit from a proper digestive cleanse and some good probiotics.

Probably the reason you noticed that your symptoms increased when you increased your sugar intake is because sugar feeds parasites. ;)

By cutting out your sugars for a few weeks and trying to follow an anti-candida diet you will no doubt begin feeling better quite soon.

But, unless you get rid of the parasites using supplements and get the yeast overgrowth under control by boosting the good bacteria in your body, you will probably continue to have trouble.

Give yourself a 3 month cleanse using Herbal Fiberblend and take Florafood at least twice per day for a month.

I would even consider adding the Garden Trio whole food supplement powders for at least a month to give your immune system a real boost.

All of those suggestions are based on the assumption that your symptoms ARE the result of some form of parasitic infection (yeast or otherwise). The good thing is that each of the supplements are beneficial for your digestive health regardless of the underlying cause of your symptoms.

However, if you suspect that you have some other health condition, you may want to visit a doctor again. I don't want to discourage you from seeking medical attention if your symptoms persist or grow worse.

As I said, do parasites need to be treated with urgent medical attention? Parasites DO need to be dealt with, because they aren't going to go away on their own. But in the majority of cases, parasites can be eliminated safely and effectively at home with natural supplements and a healthy diet.

To your good health!

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