Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Automotive Silicone Adhesive for Worms
- Baking Soda, Borax
- Black Walnut
- Black Walnut, Artemesia, Cloves
- Blastosis Hominis
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Changes, Colloidal Silver
- Dr. Hulda Clark's Formula for Pinworms
- General Feedback
- Giardia Remedies
- Hydatid Tapeworm
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- MSM, Raw Garlic
- Multiple Remedies
- Olive Leaf Extract
- Oregano Oil
- Papaya Seeds
- Parasite Testing
- Rat Lung Worm Disease (Eosiniphilic Meningitis)
- Raw Garlic
- Remedies Needed
- Roundworm Infection
- Schistosomiasis Treatment
- Tape Worm Remedies
- Tapeworm Remedies
- Ted's Remedies
- Toxoplasmosis Gondii
- Wormwood, Black Walnut, Cloves
05/03/2013: Darryl from New Orleans: "Can I break it into pieces ands swallow like a ..."
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Rat Lung Worm Disease (Eosiniphilic Meningitis)
05/13/2011: Leila from Hilo, Hi: "There's not ailment category for this disease yet, but please create one. Many suffer from this horrible parasite that eats your brain and spine in Hawaii and other tropical areas. 40-60 Grams of vitamin C every 3 days is slowly curing me. Some are curd after one treatment, others need it for a year. Holistic doctors usually offer it, sometimes even your doctor will do it if you ask."Replies
05/13/2011: Leila from Hilo, Hi replies: "Sorry, forgot to mention that I also take as high a dose of vitamin C orally as I can to keep away meningitis symptoms. Keeping cold also helps as well as absolutely avoiding sugar, bread, white flour, white rice, and chocolate or coffee. Basically anything inflammatory. I've found vitamin c encased in fatty acids that you absorb in your mouth as opposed to digestive tract is much easier for me. Regular citric acid and other powders give me diarhea no matter what the dosage. Ideally you need 6-10 grams at least a day. I hope to this helps fellow sufferers of this horrific parasite! <3"
10/29/2011: Leila from Hilo, Hi replies: "I would like to follow up that I am now 100% cured from this because of my intravenous vitamin C treatments! Thank you so much to Eileen, my naturopathic nurse and Dr. Jackie Hahn in Hilo, Hi. Good luck to any fellow sufferers, I hope you find this in time.
Symptoms of Rat Lung Worm Disease are a lot like migranes or shingles. If you're unsure, ask your doctor to check for parasites in your meninges. If he won't, a vitamin C IV never hurt anyone. Thanks."
[YEA] 04/10/2012: Jean Marie from Essexville, Michigan: "It seems often when I eat raw garlic or onion I get a stomachache. Then when I get a stomachache like that I will do a water enema and I always pass worms. It seems raw garlic and raw onion are great for killing parasites."Replies
05/03/2013: Darryl from New Orleans replies: "Can I break it into pieces ands swallow like a tablet?"
05/04/2013: Kelly from Cambridge, Ma replies: "Absolutely! I chop it into small pieces, let the pieces sit for about 10 min's, then put the pieces on a spoon and wash them down with a few good chugs of water."
[YEA] 11/11/2008: Grant from San Diego, California: "Raw Garlic helped with intestinal parasites
1 large clove of garlic chewed slowly (and painfully) one time in the morning with nothing else in my stomach.
While in Peru I got diarrhea and had chills and a fever. I called the local emergency clinic and a doctor came to see me the next morning. They analyzed a stool sample and found that I had giardia. I was prescribed tinidazol for the giardia and ciprofloxacine for whatever else might be giving me the fever. I took the medication religiously. A few days later upon returning home, my fever was gone, but the diarrhea remained. I went to see my doctor and they took another stool sample. However, since things were so bad, I decided to see what I could do about it in the mean time. Hence the garlic bomb. From the moment I took that first garlic bomb my digestive system has behaved very well, i.e no rush trips to the bathroom. Since it was so effective, I decided to take the raw garlic in the morning and evening until things were entirely back to normal. At this point (3 days later) I am about at 90% normal. 2 days ago I started a detox cleanse kit from trader joes. It consists of fiber pills, degestive pills and a liver pill. Today I am thinking of adding goldenseal to the mix."
11/11/2008: Grant from San Diego, California replies: "This is a method for taking raw garlic ... the garlic spring roll bomb.
Crush 1 clove of garlic onto a small piece of a softened thai spring roll sheet. Roll it up into a small garlic burrito - then down the hatch. It goes down real smooth without getting any garlic on the inside of your mouth."
01/14/2009: Jonny from Milwaukee, WI replies: "I'm sorry but ONE clove of garlic isn't going to do anything whatsoever. I've eaten garlic plenty of times in the past and I still have my tapeworm."
09/13/2010: Txex2000 from Sf, Ca replies: "What works for one person may not work for another... I have a very sensitive system and 1 clove of garlic sent my whole body into a major purge. It's definitely working! But to your point, there are many types of parasites and likely several methods are needed to remove them entirely. Thanks to everyone for your valuable input."
[NAY] 11/10/2010: Vasilisa from New York, Ny replies: "I've been suffering from Giardiasis for almost 1. 5 years. I got it in Sarasota, Florida when I was swimming in the swimming pool of my husband's parents. Oh My God! I've visited 10 doctors in 4 states (Fl, RI, MA, NY) and they couldn't find anything. I've gone through 2 endoscopies, almost 30 stool samples, blood tests, Ultra sound and CAT scan of my abdominal area. I am Russian and I had to fly to my mother country to get help from Russian doctors. Sorry for that but American doctors are money diggers. In Russia my blood was tested and antibodies showed that I had Giardia. I had terrible symptoms:red spots (allergic reactions) on my face, brown pigment spots, painful gallbladder, pain under my belly button, irritated bowel syndrome, yeast, hair loss, fragile nails, numb tongue (Iron deficiency), cracked lips (vitamin B deficiency), malabsorption, bloating, chronicle fatigue, depression, aggressiveness etc. The doctor-infectionist prescribed many different antibiotics (Metronidazole, Albendazole, Tinidazole, Nifuroxazide ) along with herbs to stimulate my gallbladder, pancreas and clean my liver. They helped for a while but they killed all my intestinal flora. Now I drink tea with Birch leaves (russian remedy for parasites) 3 times a day, eat only organic food, take 1 tbs of Flax seed oil a day, drink aloe Vera juice, eat raw garlic 3 cloves a day, mix Spirulina with organic goat yogurt, eat Coconut oil 3 times a day, take probiotics, get shots of Vitamin B complex and Vitamin B12 once a week, eat beef because I have anemia. I don't eat sugar, bread, canned food. Did garlic help me? Nooooo. Am I cured? Not yet:-((( I am struggling for my health cursing Florida and my husband's parents who mocked me everyday because I didn't swim in their swimming pool. Then I decided to shut them up and you know the result. C-- Pharmacy in the USA sells only crap. I bought Selenium there. God, it was mixed with yeast. I have to be very careful what I buy in the USA. It takes time for me to find clean organic products without starch, GMO, yeast, gluten, sugar. It drives my husband crazy but I want to L-I-V-E and be healthy again. After reading some posts I am going to buy MSM. Thank you."
11/10/2010: Vasilisa from New York, Ny replies: "It makes me laugh that I am a human being (Homo Sapiens) can't do anything with one tiny cell protozoa Giardia. I just wanted to give advice to those who suffer from parasites.
1. Wash your hands ALWAYS!!!
2. Clean your apartment or house with bleach. Do laundry every week and wash the sheets in hot water.
3. Get rid of pets. I love pets but my health is very precious to me.
4. Eat and cook at home.
5. Eat organic food, especially vegetables and fruits, different cereals like brown rice, buckwheat, corn (polenta), barley etc to get essential minerals.
6. Don't eat junkie food from fast food, don't buy frozen food. Parasites like it.
7. Avoid alcohol, sugar, canned food. Don't drink black/green tea, coffee, energy drinks (any stimulators). Avoid milk!!!! If you need calcium, please drink Yogurt without sugar or Kefir.
8. DON'T TAKE MULTIVITAMINS while you are killing them. As a russian doctor said to me that I would feed them and my treatment wouln't be effective.
9. Take probiotics to restore intestine flora.
10. Be persistent with doctors. You have to convince them that you are not just crazy. After 1.5 years of struggling I was able to find an infectionist in NYC and convince her that I had Giardia. She prescribed me Flagyl. It was a little bit late because the parasites had damaged me a lot.
11. Be prepared that it will take a long time to get rid of them because they don't want to leave the host's body with plenty of vitamins and food.
12. Watch the movie "Food incorporation". It will reveal the truth."
11/10/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi Vasilia,
Regarding your Giardiasis, there is an herb that has some activity against it it's called sarcosephalus but I don't know where you can get it. You are supposed to drink the tea from the leaves of this herb. It's also called African peach or guinea peach. Good luck."
11/11/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi Vasilia,
If you cannot get sarcosephalus leaves, try to find a vet who can give you the vaccine GiardiaVax. The reason why the vaccine against Girdia is available for animals and not for human is because the pharmaceutical industry is not interested in ending the problem once for all. A vaccine against Girdia for human means for them less sales of Flagyl, Nitazoxanide, and other medicines as well. Good luck."
11/11/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi again,
From the little research I did about Giardia is that is difficult to treat without a proper diet and the appropriate gun. You mention that a person with Giardia should avoid tea. I think that the green tea is very good against parasites. It has a lot of Tannin which will denature them, as Ted explained in another post. You can try Sweet annie and vidanga ( Ayurveda antiparasite) if the sarcosephalus leaves are not available for you. You can also take caprylic acid which is a very good antiparasite and will give you energy. So you don't crave a lot because caprylic acid can provide energy for you and the bug cannot use it ( It's amazing!! Is it?)
If the above doest work than try a combo of :
Ornidazol, Quinacrine, Paromomcyn for 2 weeks ( doctor think that 4 days is enough but that is far from the truth. You have to continue killing them until there are just few cysts that the immune system can handle them). Or Flagel, Furazolidone, Bacitracin Zinc ( I'm trying to avoid cross resistance as much as possible). If you start feeling better, don't let the temptation of starch overcome you and switch the treatment from defense into attack ( Taking immune booster such AHCC, Iodide, L-arginine and L-glutamine to build the tight junctions in the gut). Good luck."
11/15/2010: Vasilisa from New York, Ny replies: "Hi! Did you suffer from Giardiasis? I curse that day when we moved to FL. As russian doctors explained to me I have to avoid tea. I drink tea - a mixture of herbs to stimulate my gallbladder. I even tried a russian remedy for giardiasis "Birch Tar". One russian homeopath doctor recommended to mix 10 drops of tar with milk and drink it twice a day for 10 days, then rest for 10 days and repeat this procedure 3 times. Parasites like milk and when they eat milk they eat TAR also. I've tried it only once. It was so nasty that I stopped. I need to start it again.
Since I've got Giardiasis in the USA, I think I have to try american remedies because russian ones don't work. I've taken Ornidazole also - no effect. All chemical pills help me for 10 days. When I stop taking them, I get the same symptoms in 10 days. 10 days is their cycle. I've read many forums in my language and doctors say it is not possible to get rid of Giardiasis. I'll die eventually. I have vitamin B and Iron deficiencies. It's terrible. I hardly have energy to go to a grocery shop to buy food. I can't work... Only spirulina saves my life a little bit. I am so angry at american doctors. They could have helped me in the beginning. Only after 1.5 years one american doctor agreed with me and prescribed Flagyl. I doubt that it will help me because I've already taken Metronidazole. A russian doctor told me that Giradiasis demages a human being's body about 90% opening doors to other diseases, viruses etc.
It is just beginning of hell.... After reading some posts on this site I take Organic Coconut oil 3 times a day and I take MSM also. It's been 2 weeks and I don't see any improvements. I am going to buy Golden-seal and Black Walnut hull. If somebody had experience with Giradiasis, please share it with me. I'll appreciate it very much. P. S. Personal THANK YOU to Tommy from North York, On, Canada. I don't give up!"
11/15/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi Vasilisa,
It's my pleasure if I can help you. That what earth clinic is here for. I mentioned to you that one week or 10 days treatment won't work. You are dealing with a protozoa that has cyst resistant to the anti parasite. You have to continue the treatment for at least 4 weeks. Milk is not good. It feeds the parasite but I never know about tar with milk. You have also to take more than one anti parasite. When you take one at once, you give it a chance to become resistant and we don't want to get to that situation. I think that you might have more than one parasite. If you can afford a comprehensive DNA stool test from Methamerix that will be the best for you. Blastocystis hominis is the worst parasite and it modulates the immune system to the point that we start having no B cells producing the IgA.
In the mean time, try Vidanga ( Ayurvedic herb) and Bai Tou Weng Tang ( Pulsatilla Decoction)from a Chinese herbalist. Also try sweet annie tea with that. For your energy you need to take Caprylic acid. This acid taken by the athletic because it delivers more energy than glucose and it kills the parasites and fungus also. Avoid grains. In your other post you mentioned that grains can be taking but that is not good. Grains are rich in Starch which is a polymer of glucose and more glucose means more colonies of the protozoa. You can also take colloidal silver. For the best results, you have to take these herbs together( Vidanga, Sweet annie, Bai Tou Weng Tang). Don't take capsules. You have to make a tea or a decoction of these herbs. If nothing works than use the treatment I described before for AT LEAST 4 WEEKS. Could you tell me the treatments you took before? and for how long? Did you take Bactrim?
You can contact me at my email : email@example.com
PS: Don't take hydrogen peroxide because Giardia has catalase and it resists it more than human cells."
02/08/2013: Laura from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "Hi Vasilisa, I hope you are doing well. I wanted to share with you with a recipe I read in russian health magazine The Healthy Way of Life (available in NY), #10 from Oct 2012. On p. 85 one woman shares her success curing Giardia with horseradish. She grated 1 tsp. of horseradish, mixed it with either sour cream or vegetable oil and took it in a morning and at bedtime (1 tsp each time) for 5 days. The only contraindication she mentioned was kidney problems. Hope this helps. God Bless!"
07/11/2012: Clarissa from Hopkins, Mn: "I need a doctor or scientist to diagnose some sort of smaller parasite thats infected me everywhere. It has made me internally bleed, dropped by neutrophils. Disrupted my psuedo sweat response. I tried to get rid of them and cut the sugar out and they reacted very badly- I got very sick and had ketones in my urine. I had a hiatal nissan surgery cuz they thought it would make me better but I still stayed sick. I have all the medical documentation of the blood work n results. I am in some trouble cuz of this and am losing hope. Please if you know of anyone who would be willing to look for a possible zoonosis or new lake parasite it would be greatly appreciated."Replies
07/11/2012: Steve from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Several things come to mind, food grade diatomaceous will kill parasites, olive leaf extract, coconut oil, and something called a zapper will kill parasites quickly. You can find them on ebay, I use a zapper z4ex. There are many herbal anti-parasitic combination formulas available at your local healthfood store as well."
07/12/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Clarissa, incorporate liberal amounts of figs and pineapple in the diet. Any herbal parasite formula will help; "Humaworm" is recommended by many folks as it is a broad spectrum treatment. Try OTC "Pryrantel Pamoate" from local pharmacy. Iodine deficiency can cause an overgrowth of parasites; tons of info on Iodine supplementation here on Earth Clinic. Hot baths w/ added Povidone Iodine once weekly will help (i also drink a dose of Potassium Iodine during bath for best results (Iodine loading)."
07/12/2012: Pahlee from Phila, Pa. replies: "What is diatomaceous? and how do you use it."
EC: Hi Pahlee, that would be 'diatomaceous earth'. Lots of instructions and remedies on our diatomaceous earth page!
07/12/2012: Pahlee from Phila, Pa. replies: "Is there a recipe for olive leaf extract, coconut oil and zapper, which is best to use for this parasite?"
07/12/2012: Steve from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Most people take 1-2 Tbsp/day of diatomaceous earth in a glass of water or juice for parasites. It's a very economical way to get rid of them. The zapper has some expenditure up front but you can use them for many years after purchased, not just for parasites but all types of infections colds, flu etc. You will get lots of info on google. I like the z4ex but there are many others to choose from. Olive leaf can get a little more expensive if used regularly for parasites, it takes about six 250mg caps/day to get rid of parasites. Eastpark is my personal favorite. Coconut oil is one of the more expensive ways to get rid of parasites but it will work. If you are just starting from ground zero and on a budget maybe just try the DE for a month as see how it goes. Many people get rid of them with DE alone."
07/13/2012: Beccalec from Melbourne, Fl, Usa replies: "We also put DE in our dogs food. It helps with fleas, ticks and other internal parasites."
07/13/2012: Reader Of Ec from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Diatomatious earth will work however it will be well over 90 days before it will eliminate parasites in the stomach, large and small intestines. DTE will shred the adult parasites however less so the eggs, intermediate stages, viruses and bacteria within the parasite all at once. It will not make it into the walls of the gut to reach parasites residing there.
DTE will take too much time if you are in a sickly condition. What you need is a good doctor and a diagnosis and proper medication. From researching this field in the last 3 years, I find people in the US and Europe have difficulty with doctors regarding parasites as most tend to believe parasites are not as common or at the root of many illnesses as they actually are UNLESS the condition is visibly obvious.
Follow the Dr Hulda Clark parasite cleanses. It will take 21 days with Black Walnut, Fresh ground cloves and wormwood capsules.
If your doctor prescribes ant parasitic meds, get good quality clove buds, grind them yourself and take a table spoon 3 times a day. Clove kills parasite eggs, conventional meds do not. Olive leaf does not kill most parasites though it will help kill the bacteria and viruses released by dead parasites."
04/18/2012: Pattymint from Austin, Tx: "Hello, I have been having some intestinal issues since last September. Here are my symptoms: My stomach often makes growling and moaning noises, there is alot of crawling and itching around my anus. I feel like it is some parasite because whenever I shake my body, I feel crawling up my butt followed by immediate growling in my gut. Most nights I can't sleep because of the crawling sensation and I sometimes feel crawling on my scalp and under the soles of my feet. Also, sometimes I have excessive burping.
I have been to the doctor several times and taken one stool test. They don't know what is wrong. They just look at me as if I have made up the entire thing. I have taken mebendazole and albendazole to treat for pinworms. I have taken Reese's and Pin X and eaten tons of yoghurt, papayas, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds, diatomaceous earth, AC V, vegetables and eaten tons of garlic. I even did a colonic but these things won't go away!
Currently, I am taking a combo of wormwood, black walnut and cloves in tincture form. I have been taking this for 8 weeks and my symptoms have been slightly reduced. Please tell me what kinds of parasites this sounds like. My boyfriend also got infected and we are both miserable! We live in separate apts. But do frequent laundering of sheets etc in hot water and practice frequent handwashing until it has become an obsession. Please help us!
Also, a couple times, I have seen stringy things that look like bean sprouts in my stool but the stool test was negative.
Thanks for keeping this site going!"Replies
04/19/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Pattymint, you may also try Zapping and supplementing L-Cysteine as recommended by Hulda Clark. And also consider whole body detox as any heavy metal or environmental toxin will allow unstoppable reproduction of parasites by way of enzyme induction and immune dysfunction. Remove harmful household chemicals as well as body products; no isopropyl alcohol."
04/19/2012: Pattymint from Austin, Tx replies: "Thanks Timh! I will look into those alternatives."
04/23/2012: Pattymint from Austin, Tx replies: "Could Ted please respond to this thread? Do you have any theories about what kind of parasite I have and how to get rid of it? Thank you!"
04/16/2012: Jamie from Rayong, Thailand: "Hey there, First I noticed that Ted is from Bangkok.. Does he have an office there? I live a couple hours away, but I was wondering if he knows anywhere I can get tests done to see what parasite(s) I'm dealing with. I've had giardia before and from what I remember I'm experiencing similar symptons: nausea, no-appetite, pain in the upper central abdomen, diarrhea, lethargy..
I had coconut water only and water for 24 hours and took diatomaceous earth, a liver support supplement, and an intestinal drawing supplement. In the evening, I had a minor appetite and took some bites of pumpkin with coconut milk and then I was almost puking 1.5 hrs later.. I've also been doing enemas with colloidal silver and fulvic acid and minerals.
Looking for some advice!
Thank you, jamie"
10/11/2011: Smoky from Central, Pa: "I hope someone can help me end a 3 year ordeal! I've been losing hair for 3 years and there isn't too much of it left now. I can feel the squiggles on my scalp and finally got the microscope out and I can clearly see the snake like critters coming out of my hairs. They actually move the hair around on the slide as I'm looking at them. Can someone please tell me what the heck I have and how to get rid of them? My hair is shredded and it looks like they are eating it. I have tried ACV with baking soda, EVCO, borax, special shampoos, you name it. Last night I put full strength ACV on my hair and it does calm things down. I do think whatever this may be is all over me, all the way to my toes. I can feel squiggles all day long. Any help would be awesome. Thanks everyone!"Replies
10/11/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Smoky, garlic is excellent for getting rid of parasites. You need to cut it up in small pieces and eat it raw. It is used for animals all the time to purge them of parasites.
Also iodine will help as well taken internally. At least 50mg-100 mg per day. Iodine also needs companion nutrients, magnesium, selenium (brazil nuts), vitamin c
Research both garlic and iodine.
Chlorella and spirulina also would help detox your body."
10/12/2011: Debbie from San Diego, California replies: "Hello, You probably have lice. My son had lice this summer and I got it too. They are very tiny, until they mature, and can be very itchy. Unfortunately they are very difficult to get rid of because they lay eggs. You must treat and re-treat within a 7 to 10 day time frame. The best way to get rid of them is with drug store shampoo (or you can smother them with olive oil by saturating the hair and sleeping with a cap overnight). You should treat them, re-treat them and re-treat again to be sure they're gone. Wash all sheets and towels in hot water and vacuum too. ACV will get the nits loose from your head and make them easier to comb out of the hair with the special metal comb you need to purchase at the pharmacy.
Once you use the shampoo, rinse your hair with the ACV. Let the ACV sit on you hair for about 3 minutes before rinsing it out. Use a spray on conditioner to comb out your hair. Then use a white bowl and rinse the comb frequently. This is how you will see if they're really gone. The shampoos are drying and you may lose some hair because of the harshness of the shampoo but, it will kill the lice. The olive oil works well but is messy and a pain to sleep in. Good Luck!"
10/15/2011: Nnc from Atlanta replies: "Your symptoms sound familiar. Research Morgellon's Disease."
10/16/2011: Smoky from Central, Pa replies: "Hello again! I have continued to do my own investigating and have found some answers. First of all, I took a sample of water from a house I lived at just a year ago and immediately saw the critters on the slide. I was so grossed out to see how many there were and they were alive and moving! I had always had a gut feeling the water there was not good, but I never looked at it or had it tested. So, I went out and bought some cat flea shampoo and when I got a shower I mixed it 50/50 with Suave coconut shampoo. I had already tried 2 different lice shampoos and they simply had no affect on the critters. After using this my scalp finally was at rest! My hair stopped moving! The affect was immediate! I was able to comb out my hair much easier as it had been horribly tangled no matter how much conditioner I put on it. I was so amazed!
I will be working on this condition for a long time I am sure as I can still feel squiggles in my toes, under my fingernails, in my eyes, and various parts of my body. I now am realizing all of my symptoms are probably tied to this orgainism. I have had scalp pain, itching, feeling of crawling on my head and forehead, pimples on my forehead and neck, eye pain, ear pain and ringing, deep ridges on my fingernails, and occasional rashes on my stomach and legs. I know that flea shampoo is not a natural way to go but I have tried so many different remedies that I couldn't do any more. I plan on doing a whole body detox once I feel I've gotten the upper hand on the whole situation. I am taking baths with 2 cups of ACV on occasion and they are just amazing. It make the whole body feel good and I sleep really well afterward. Coconut oil in the eyes is helping a lot, too. Thanks for your input guys, I'm glad there are people out there who care enough to do so! (Still researching Morgellons)"
10/16/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Smoky, the below link is an excellent article by Dr. Jarvis on Folk Medicine in Vermont.
From the article: "My object was to rout these cattle grubs by means of the apple cider vinegar and iodine combination; this would demonstrate, to me at least, what the combination would do in the way of making the body as a host unsuitable soil for the development and continuing existence of microorganisms, viruses, insects, and other parasites."
He had great success.... Please read the article.
Are you drinking ACV as well as putting it in your bath? If you do start taking ACV and iodine internally I would love to hear your results. If you add the iodine to your water, it will also kill most of the parasites in the water.
10/24/2011: Donna from Hatfield, Pa - Pennsylvania, Usa replies: "Dear Smoky, You described exactly what I am dealing with! Where is Central Pa? Is it near Hatfield Pa? I live in the suburbs outside of Phila. Pa. Anyway, I too see bright silver hairlike worms or snakes (not sure what to call them! ) squiggling aroundcoming out of my hair! It just started over the weekend. I only took a closer look at my head because I felt a crawling sensation all over my head. I looked with a magnifying glass and saw exactly what you desribed!! Also, noticed a small white looking egg (larvae)at the root of strand, and a teeny tiny little curl at the end of strand, similar to a tiny like worm. I have been fighting parasites for over 5 years but this is sending me completely over the edge! Does anybody know what this "thing/parasite is called? I am in desperate search of answers! I will try the flea shampoo, thank you for that info. I am wondering if this is enviromentally related since it is unheard of and we both live in Pa.? PLEASE help before my family commits me or I commit myself!!"
12/24/2011: Misty from Chilton, Tx replies: "Head Lice- I am by no means a health professional, but I am a mother of 3 and I have very long hair myself, FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and passing the advice down to every mother at my children's school- LICE MD is the BEST for lice that I have found, of course- followed with ACV! Lice MD is NON TOXIC, however it kills the lice and the eggs by a smothering effect, and it is VERY oily, so the eggs slide right off, I don't know if you ever had lice as a kid, but the nasty smelly stuff my mom put on my hair never worked, and then the endless PAINFUL combing ripped all of what hair I had left out (because she would cut it off to my shoulders)
Anyways, you can also leave this on as long as you like (at least 10 min) but you could even sleep in it if you want, and use it every day if you please to make sure they are all dead... It's NON TOXIC and has no smell, it's kind of a pain in the butt getting the oil out, that was until I was given the gift of knowledge about ACV and BS! Regardless, the Lice MD is not bad on your hair at all, oily is not pretty, but it is a good treatment, and IT WORKS AFTER! USE!!! I can remember having to do my hair over and over and over again as a child, and having to wait 10 days in between, not with this- you will only need to do one treatment, but I of course did 2 just to be sure! Lol, but you can use it daily if you want! Then of course be sure to treat bedding, furniture, brushes, etc... Oh ya, there is also a Lice MD hair gel that you can use as a maintenance type thing daily to prevent head lice :) Just thought I would share with you, I LOVE THIS SITE! I am very new to being "GREEN" and "ORGANIC" and staying away from "MODERN DOCS AND THEIR CRAP" However, since I have started taking baby steps, I find that a whole new world is being shown to me, one that actually makes sense! Anyways, I'm rambling, But Thanks to all of you! LOTS OF GREAT INFO ON HERE!!"
12/24/2011: Misty from Chilton, Tx replies: "you know, Sorry to keep adding, but after re-reading the post from you and "Donna" , something just clicked, I too have been losing hair, and feeling like my scalp was going crazy, but I researched and figured it was just an iodine deficiency and possible vitamin d, so I started taking supplements as well as going "noo poo" with the BS and ACV (just started 4 days ago) anyways, when I read Donna's post about the root and the strand of the hair, It just clicked that my hair looks the same way, and it seems that I trim it, and it never fails, I get the little white weird looking ends of the hair strands again, I even thought it was my chi iron, but I quit using it for a while and they are back... Also, I always feel like I have something in my eye, it is getting worse and worse, I keep switching mascara, but thats not helping... You had mentioned that you both live in the same area and that just got my brain thinking I guess, because... Recently, I let my aunt come and stay with me and she always picked at her eye lashes, when I asked her why.... She said that she kept getting these almost impossible to see little thin hairs in there and she would have to rub and pick so much to find them that she would irritate her eye horribly! Crazy enough, I honestly never put the two together.
Another thing that probably has nothing to do with it is the fact that she has really dark circles under her eyes and has for awhile now, as well as I can remeber about 5-7 yrs ago, she use to have the most beautiful, thick, blonde hair and now it is straw like, brittle, thin, and gray (she is 38! ) There is a point to this... My hair has always been really, really thick, and my complexion has always been pretty good, and well maintained, My hair is now falling out, getting thin, brittle, and almost fried looking, dark circles under my eyes, little "hairs" in my eyes all the time, (I keep emergency eye wash in my purse! ) and I have these lil bumps coming up on my face, almost like a heat rash... The one thing that is helping my face is Tea Tree anticeptic face wash.... I recently started the ACV and iodine routine, and I have noticed that my face gets really flushed right about the time I take the ACV, it does subside, but for about and hour it is pretty red... I wonder if this is the ACV pushing the little critters out, in a detox way? Just a thought....hmmmm???"
01/13/2012: Teriinttown from Tacoma, Wa replies: "A remedy for head insects that is fun and really works is to use henna on your hair. It makes your hair amazingly gorgeous and kills whatever doesn't belong there. Use only the real stuff that can be found at HennaforHair.com."
02/05/2012: Bman from Jax, Fl replies: "Any updates?
Listen everything you're discribing sounds like Morgellons disease; and I happened to be convinced that it's parasiting, but it's not proven to be in a clinical enviroment.
I am not a doctor, but have researched it.
If you say you see these same parasites in your water samples, it's important you call your local disease center and get these samples examined immediately. If in fact you could have Morgellons, and you have the parasite linked to the water supply it could be a huge break through."
02/05/2012: Cameron from Brisbane, Qld, Australia replies: "It sounds just like Morgellons, please go to this link for more info, there is no other place with more info. Please be aware that doctors with diagnose you with a mental disorder no matter what you tell them.
03/10/2012: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "The eye condition sounds like blepharitis. Research it."
10/10/2011: Daisy from Davis, Oklahoma, United States: "I have read all of your comments on the ways to get rid of pinworms. I am planning on using the ones that are just food grade, not herbs. I was wondering if anyone has anything on how much is safe for kids and pregnant ladies. My daughter came down with them about 8 months ago and we have used blackwalnut. It seems to work for awhile and then come back. I have been cleaning and trying to keep them clean. We thought we had killed them and now they are coming back. I just found out that I am pregnant, what can I do to get rid of them and keep them from hurting the unborn?"Replies
10/11/2011: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Daisy, If I am not mistaken, Dr. Balch recommends a 3 day pinneaple diet to rid pinworms, as an alternative to prescription meds."
03/10/2012: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "I knew it! Pineapple! This must be the missing link for vitiligo too. Some theorize it is caused by roundworms or pinworms. HA!"
06/24/2011: Ana-australia from Perth,w.a, Australia: "What is that little insect looks like a dandruff, small white and black flakes or a eggs lice or a sand like but living on my head, skin, in all body and go inside of the skin and cause rash like scabies, they are everywhere, they worse at night and I have a 4 months baby that having a rash on her body, we can see this tiny white bugs, crawling in their skin, they living in my head and my feet, at times, are bright deep red from being stung, my hair falling off a lots too, and my finger get dry with a skin coming out.
I've got exterminator, put bombs, spray but they still bite us everywhere. I'm applying a combination of oils overnights on us. She was on hospital with allergic reaction, but when I tell the doc about it that I thing is a dog. Cat or chicken mite they think that I'm crazy, delusional. Please I don't know what to do anymore? They look like a grain of sand and they bite sting like a mosquito but they stay underneath of the skin. The doctors don't what scraping my skin to know what it is!
06/24/2011: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan replies: "Hi have you tried Teds mite cure it is in the pets section but may work really well for people, and others have used it on themselves. Also check out food grade diatomaceous earth. It can be sprinkled around the house and injested. I must however be food grade! The other is used for pool filters and toxic."
06/25/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Ana, it sounds quite like your friend has what is called "Morgellons".
Here from the Colloidal Silver Page on Earthclinic they cured it.
"Hi, I have a friend who had a bad case of Morgellons, her arms & legs were covered in bloody looking sores & she told me that weird threads came out of these sores, she had been to her doctor who didn't have a clue as to what to do for her. I got interested in colloidal silver after I became allergic to antibiotics and wondered what on Earth I was going to do the next time I got seriously ill. I got sick and it was going into my chest , I was coughing all the time & had a very sore throat, I was frightend, but I went to the health food store & bought a little bottle of silver and took it and vitamin c about every hour, just a dropper of silver and 1000mg of vitamin c, in just two days it was gone, before I would be sick for weeks. Later I learned about how to make it myself with an inexpensive machine and now I can stop everything before it gets me very ill. I brought some to my friend and she began to put it on the sores & drink it internally in a few weeks they were healing up and now it is all gone, she just has white scars wherethe sores were. This stuff will kill over 650 different pathogens including virus's whereas antibiotics kill only bacteria and only about 30 strains. I have been taking it for over five years with no ill effects and my friend with the morgellons has been taking it for 3 years with no side affects except to get rid of the disease."
It won't hurt to try the Colloidal Silver.. It may stop them. If it works let us know :)"
06/25/2011: Catherine from Wellington, New Zealand replies: "I don't really know for sure what this terrible mite is, but possibly "morgellans". I've always suspected it is a form of avian tick but that is guesswork. Check the net for info on this one. Hope you find an answer soon."
01/06/2012: Bb from Ponce, Pr replies: "Ana from Perth, today I read your comment and I think that maybe what you rfer is a mite name Cheyletiella, that is also named walking dandruff and can live in the skin of dogs and cats... Maybe you can look for information of this mites and if it are the reason of your symptoms..."
06/13/2011: Johnson from Warrensburg, Mo, Usa: "Hi, I got sick in October (about 8 months ago) I think that I got some sort of food poisioning because my mother also got sick. We started with just runny diarrhea and then mucus and just kept going down hill from there. She got better after about 5 weeks and I did not. I then went to my doctor who put me on cypro (an antibotic) and from there I got even worse. I started having diarrhea all the time 4-6 times a day and then just kept getting worse and then the bleeding started.
I went to a GI and he told me after my colonoscopy that I had ulcerative colitis. They did a c diff test and said it was negative. I actually had 2 done. He told me I would have to be on a steriod for 2 months and then the drug asacol for the rest of my life. I did not want to do that so I decided to take the steriod which did help and I went to see a natural doctor. He told me that I had a parasite infection. He gave me something to kill the parasite and almost instantly it worked!
Then just this last month I got sick again, my natural doctor is scratching his head on how to kill this parasite in my intestines if that is what it really is? He has tried several things and it really has not helped like it did the first round. What could this be? Do you think I have a parasite or just bad bacteria and no good bacteria? I have tried several probiotics as well and that has not helped either??? It is now June and I am back on the steriod and now that isn't helping either. The diarrrhea, cramping and blood is increasing. Do you have any suggestions on what to do? I am young and have to little kids I want to get better so I can take care of them. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much!"Replies
06/14/2011: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "For killing the internal bugs I believe taking Neem Tree capsules would do the job. I would use the bark, but the dried leaves are good also, you can get them at a health food store or online, I would start with 3 times a day for a week, then increase to 2 capsules 3 times a day for one month. Drink a lot of water all day, at least 2 quarts a day. Merryanne in Central FL"
03/10/2012: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "I read that cayenne pepper stops bleeding (research it). So I put about 1/2 tsp. in a glass of water and I drank it. I don't think I'm bleeding anymore."
06/05/2011: Susu from Dubai, Sarjha: "please helppppppp me I am 28weeks pregnant I have a worm what I have to do... Already I tried the tomatoes & carrots but still I can see the worm with my toilet pls. advice me how many Garlic I have to take in a day, for how many days & there is any side effect???.
Please can u answer me as soon as possible. Am so worried for my baby"Replies
06/05/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I have no idea what worm you are talking about but when my brother was a child he had a tape warm and although I am younger than he is I remember all too well my mother giving him coconut milk to drink and one day a very long worm came out. My mother stretched it in the bath and it went from one end to the other, amazing....... But it worked!"
06/05/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Susu, garlic is very healthy. You can add it to your sauces (add it raw after you have cooked the sauce). Cooked garlic is not as good for you."
09/22/2011: Tal from Kelowna, Bc replies: "If you are pregnant and have worms it is recommended to NOT take garlic, especially not raw garlic as it can cause miscarriage and abortion. This is very true.
What you can do - is in the morning mix up a raw papaya, seeds and all in a blender with some mint, bananas and a little bit of milk. Do this everyday until your symptoms subside. Good luck."
01/03/2011: Elusia from Waltham, Ma: "Hi,
I tried to contact Ted through your website and through his email at the beginning of November, but I never heard back from him. I've had no luck treating parasites (pinworms) with herbs or medication, and I feel that perhaps I would benefit from making my body more alkaline. I don't know how to do this, though, and I would so appreciate it if Ted could answer my questions. Could you contact him and ask him to get back to me? Here are my questions:
1. Since herbs and medication have not helped, nor has a strict no-sugar diet, what is the very best method for making the intestinal tract inhospitable to parasites?
2. How long do you recommend staying on this protocol?
3. Would aloe vera help? Should I be juicing? Avoiding sugars of any kind, including fruit? Eating a raw diet? Please help. I'm desperate to stop the itching so I can sleep again. And so I can have get pregnant in the best health possible."
01/04/2011: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "When one of my children were little, I gave him raw green cabbage and green lettuce and it killed the worms. This is exactly how I did it: I gave him the cabbage and lettuce for 3 days straight - a type of fast I would say. During the fast I gave him Fletcher's Castoria - a whole bottle each day - 1/4 tsp every half hour. Sometimes I juiced the veggies to make it easier for him to keep eating them - with a little salt."
01/04/2011: Elusia from Waltham, Ma replies: "Hi Ted,
I contacted you in early November, but I never heard anything back, so you must be very busy. I'm struggling to treat a parasite infection, probably pinworms, that is keeping me up at night from the itching and terrorizing my mind. I've tried taking medication and herbs, but neither has helped. I believe that I need to create a more alkaline environment in my body in order for the worms to disappear - is this correct? I'm starting to drink the lemon/baking soda remedy every day, but I'm wondering if there's anything else I should be doing, aside from avoiding excessive meat and eliminating sugar. I want to get pregnant as soon as possible with my first child - I'm already 36 so I don't have much time - but I feel that I must clear up this issue before I do so. Can you give me any suggestions? I would so appreciate it.
Thanks so much."
01/05/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Elusia:
There are plenty of over the counter medicine such as Vermox and Reese's Pinworm Medicine. Obviously I won't use them until I have tried all the natural options. If you want a natural approach, I might try black hull walnut tincture. Perhaps I might try bentonite clay, but too much can lead to constipation. The safest I think is Milk of Magnesia, without the aluminum added of course, that is taken like a laxative. The Milk of magnesia is actually roughly an 8% magnesium hydroxide solution, and tends to reduce intestinal irritations along the way and the dose is taken as a laxative for a couple of day, until the problem goes away.
My two rules, and this applies to cancer also, that needs to be avoided that messes the liver and other problems are actually 1) Sugar and Carbs (especially wheat) and 2) vegetable oils used in cooking. The one supplements that seem to reduce irritation and help sleep is B3 niacinamde, usually 500 mg taken at night. It has an effect of reducing irritation and helping sleep. It helps to avoid wheat products, milk and artificial sugar as these product too tend to irritate the system. What the milk of magnesia does to these pinworms is they dehydrate them, and reduce irritations, but I don't believe in taking milk of magnesia for an extended period of time exceeding one week. The dosage will be as per instructions to cause a diarrhea and this should also flush out the pinworms, while the milk of magnesia itself dehydrates them.
p.s. yes been extremely busy. Mostly stage 4 cancer patients."
08/27/2011: Lotusborn from Pahoa, Hi, Usa replies: "Reply to Elusia from Waltham: I tried EVERYTHING for parasites, even drank horrible water with Oregano essential oil, over the counter drugs, Hulda Clarks's "Clarkia" which helped in the beginnings very well. But not any more.
Now I found Papaya seeds blended with bananas (2 small ones and 1 cup of seeds). It tastes like eating a pepper cream. But I was so tortured I didn't mind. The relief was instant as it " became quiet in there" that was the feeling I had and I am still so relieved. Trying it doesn't hurt."
[QUESTION] 11/29/2010: Cheryl from Schwenksville, Pa.: "I am at my wits end!!! I was bitten internally "down there" a few weeks ago, and now have since had this feeling of what feels like "worms" slowly crawling around "down there" at different times. Part of me doesnt want to believe that a mite can invade a person's body internally, since what I've been told about mites is, they are air breathers, so I'm having a hard time believing that something crawled up inside me from "down there", bit me inside, and started laying eggs inside me. But that's what it feels like. I did not notice this biting inside me until the first few bites happened, and then that's when I noticed the "crawling, wormlike sensations on the inside of me.
I don't know if anyone else has had this happen to them or not, and I wanted to know if it's possible for mites to actually live inside someone. I'm scared!!! I don't want these things invading other organs inside me and making me deathly ill. Please don't tell me this is my imagination---I know it's not. I am prepared to take ivermectin for horses (diluted for me of course) just to kill what is living inside me!!! I want these things gone!!! I want them out of my body!!! I have gone to the E. R. twice for an internal exam with the scope, and they can't find them. But they didn't do any skin scrapings though to rule out mites. I need a mtitcide or something to kill them inside me and none of the drs that I have gone to believe that they re inside me.
Help!!! What do I do to get rid of them? I also would like to mention that I have lyme disease as well---could there be a link to the two? Please help me figure this out. Thank You,
Cheryl. My email is-----chevycars60(at)yahoo(dot)com."
[YEA] 02/13/2011: Pamela from Leicester, N.c. replies: "VIirgin coconut will expell internal parasites. Start out taking a tbls per day work up to three a day. Go on the virgin coconut oil website an do some reading. It has a lot of health benefits! ~:>)"
08/27/2011: Lotusborn from Pahoa, Hi, Usa replies: "Hi Cheryl, I just had some similar problems: I have a LONG and painful history with worms, some of them simple pinworms. Some of them unknown for me and some also biting the inside of me. I DID take horsemedicine, over the counter drugs (all useless!!! ), ALL the natural stuff, of which "Clarkia" worked for a long time, but not any more.
Finally, tonight I ate blended Papaya seeds (1 cup of seeds blended with 2 small bananas) which is of peppery taste, but who cares when one feels tortured from the inside and attacked from the inside. I have had a rash around my butt and vagina and it hurt so much from all the stuff I tried as well. Anyway, google it and you will see, they did a try in Africa and over 75% people were cured using this method. You don't need expensive tests if this works."
11/07/2010: A from Christchurch, New Zealand: "I have had a long term problem with parasites and a digestion problem (gluten intolerant) my back and hips tend to go out of alignment really easily. I have taken the herbs like black walnut and wormwood and they haven't been effective. I get strange wriggling sensations throughout my body, my back and in my joints. I also have chronic fatigue. I figure that I either have malabsorbtion issues in my gut causing the symptoms or there are some really big parasites that have been there long term and won't leave.
I am only 46 and at times because of my back and joints going out of alignment easily I am feeling disabled and in a lot of pain at times. I have been sick since I had my daughter and when she was born they found parasites then. Until then I had never taken worm tablets. I have tried melbendazole but it doesn't do much good. I have found them in the toilet at times. Can ted or someone reccommend something that I can use to get rid of them. I have tried diatomaceous earth but I can't manage it because it is so constipating. I have fasted for three days on pineapples. I have eaten heaps of pumpkin seeds. So could Ted reccomend something to help me get well. I also get anaemia, dark under eye circles and a bloated stomach. I get joint pain too and sometimes an itchy bum. Anyway I'd rally appreciate some help here because I have struggled with this problem for over 15 years. Thanks"Replies
12/30/2010: Jw from Waikato, New Zealand replies: "Hi, your story sounds similar to mine - gluten intolerant, back issues, digestive issues..... Awhile back I tried a low-carb diet, back pain disappeared, digestive pain disappeared... Returned to eating more carbs, problems returned. I recently had stool analysis done & they found blastocystis hominis, which thrives on me eating grains.... Recently came across a book which makes a connection between digestive issues, back pain & starch "IBS Low-Starch Diet" by Carol Sinclair (a NZer btw). My life-long struggle with constipation ended when I gave up dairy. Am about to try diatomaceous earth for the b. Hominis, hoping it won't 'block' me up :o) HTH JW"
12/30/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi Jw,
Blastocystis. Hominis is one of the most stubburn protozoal infections. Jackie the lady whp built badbugs.org took her almost 10 years to get rid of this bug. The only thing that seems to work is a pharmaceutical combo of 3 antibiotics ( Nitazoxanide, Secnidazole and furazolidone for 2 weeks).
There is a good website that might help you called :
And also badbugs.org the web site of Jackie from Australia."
10/10/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada: "Hello everybody, I just wonder if there is a sound remedy against blastocystis hominis and entamoeba hartmanni other than the cocktail of antibiotics that they give: Nitazoxanide, Furazolidone and Secnidazole. This is the only remedy that works against Blastocystis hominis. Any suggest natural remedy is welcome. Thanks a lot."Replies
10/17/2010: Mitch from Ottawa, On, Canada replies: "Check out the parasite cleanse by Dr. Hulda Clark on Curezone.com. I know many people who swear by it."
[YEA] 11/29/2010: Shawn from San Jose, Ca replies: "Hi Tommy, a little known pest miracle is food grade Diatomaceous Earth you can buy it online, it's a natural supplement. My father has delt with parasites for years and has tried every remedy in the book and then some!! We are so excited for him, he started taking DE about 2 weeks ago and this is the first time he has had relief! DE flour is also excellent for your hair, skin, nails, bones, energy level, etc. It couldn't hurt, not to mention, it's cheap!!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/29/2010: Indianapolis from Indianapolis, In replies: "I TRIED DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR PARASITES AND IT MADE MY FEET SWELL."
[YEA] 01/09/2011: Dd from Austin, Texas, Usa replies: "My system was wrecked (nasty rashes, severe joint pain, brain fog, etc. ) by a couple of parasites (tapeworms and blastocysts hominis). I tried all the tinctures (wormwood, black walnut, etc. ) and noticed very slight improvement. The parasites will develop an imunity to any of the tinctures if taken longer than 4 days. High doses of vitamin C (6-9 grams/day or as much as your system can stand without getting the runs) worked well.
The best weapon I found was food grade hydrogen peroxide (see H2O2 cures for the treatment) taken orally. Worked my way up to 30 drops 3 times a day. This, along with starving the little boogers (no grains, sugar, corn, etc) has me back bordering on optimal health. I continue to watch what I eat and use the H2O2 for maintenance. Best of luck. You can defeat the little suckers!"
08/27/2011: Lotusborn from Pahoa, Hi, Usa replies: "Papaya seeds blended with bananas or something else. It worked for me when NOTHING helped anymore and my nights were sleepless. It is cheap, easily available at least here in Hawaii and no side effects."