When many people think of parasites, tapeworms are the first thing that come to mind. But, as with other parasites, people often make the mistake of thinking that there's no way tapeworms could affect them. In this article, we'll poke some holes in that line of thinking and show you how to get rid of tapeworms naturally with a parasite cleanse.
What Are Tapeworms?
Tapeworms are a type of flat worm stomach parasite that reside in the intestines of humans and animals they infect. There are several different types of tapeworms, but the one you'll find most commonly in the United States is called pork tapeworm. (1)
This type of tapeworm attaches its head to your intestinal wall and leeches nutrients from your body. The worm then lays eggs that leave your body through your stool.
Alarmingly, an adult tapeworms can grow to more than 80 feet long and live inside you for as long as 30 years if you don't make an effort to do a natural parasite cleanse. (2)
As if having an 80-foot worm inside you wasn't disgusting enough, tapeworms also cause some alarming symptoms, such as:
- Intense abdominal pain
- Loss of nutrients
- Reduced appetite
If you really don't do anything about the tapeworms inside you, they may eventually cause organ and tissue damage, leading to more severe symptoms such as lumps, allergic reactions and neurological damage.
This is all because of tapeworms' parasitic nature; by virtue of being a parasite, they leach vital energy from you while enriching themselves.
How Do You Get Tapeworms?
Raw fish, in its various forms, is becoming increasingly popular as a delicacy. According to food safety experts (3), this is leading to a rise in tapeworm infections.
This topic received a lot of attention when a Californian patient (yes, California in the United States – parasites are not just a third-world occurrence!) arrived at a hospital with a 1.7-meter tapeworm that had come out of him.
The patient, who had been complaining of abdominal pain for a while, had a bout of bloody diarrhea one day. While on the toilet, he alarmingly noticed something that looked intestinal hanging out of him. As the object continued to come out of him, he feared the worst, thinking his intestines were falling out.
But when the object was fully out of his body, it began moving.
Doctors eventually deduced that the tapeworm entered the patient's body by way of his daily sushi intake.
When you eat uncooked fish (and other types of meat, although most people are sane enough to not eat raw beef or chicken), you run the risk of ingesting tapeworm larvae that has embedded itself into the meat. (4)
You can also contract tapeworms if you eat food that someone who has the larvae inside them prepared. This most often happens when the preparer does not wash their hands thoroughly after using the bathroom.
Unfortunately, when you combine the American public's general love for sushi with the same group's general lack of intestinal care, you end up with a situation where tapeworms are much more common than many of us would like to think.
And while stories like the one out of California might seem like freak accidents, David Avocado Wolfe has heard similar stories from many people who have followed his detox protocol.
Stomach parasites don't always reveal themselves; sometimes you don't know what you have until you go looking for it via a parasite cleanse!
But don't worry. There's good news in all of this.
How To Get Rid Of Tapeworms Naturally
When you start looking into how to get rid of tapeworms, you'll be relieved to discover that it's not a difficult process.
Getting rid of tapeworms is actually fairly easy. While this article will be focusing on getting rid of tapeworms in humans, be sure to check out our parasites in dogs article to learn more about unwanted guests in animals.
Further, this article will focus on tapeworms specifically. Check out our how to get rid of parasites article for information about ridding yourself of other creepy crawlies.
Ok, now onto how to get rid of tapeworms.
First things first. If you suspect you have a tapeworm, please contact a medical professional to determine appropriate next steps.
Some types of tapeworms, including one found in Ontario (5), can be fatal. While these cases are rarer than other types of tapeworm infections, you're better safe than sorry. This is especially true if you are around foxes or coyotes – dead or alive – on a regular basis, as that is where these deadly types of tapeworms come from.
Once you've spoken to a medical professional and they've determined that you have a non-life-threatening tapeworm infection, it's worth looking into some natural treatment options.
Here are some natural ingredients that people commonly use to treat tapeworm infections.
As the name would suggest, wormwood is a good de-worming agent. De-worming agents are a group of drugs, or herb in this case, that get rid of parasites in humans and animals one way or another.
Research shows that wormwood can clear out parasites faster and with fewer side effects than popular forms of drug treatments. (6)
Proponents of wormwood believe that it works by increasing bile and digestive acids that get rid of parasites. (7)
Also Read: Colon Hydrotherapy – Is It Good For You?
Those who practice traditional medicine have been relying on black walnut for thousands of years as an anti-parasitic agent. (8)
One of the mechanisms that contributes to this is black walnut's laxative properties. Black walnut will expel parasites from your body, including tapeworm, pinworm, ringworm and more.
Further, black walnut contains a chemical called juglone. (9)
Juglone is an antifungal, antimicrobial and antifungal agent that can further assist you in cleansing yourself of parasites.
Clove is another example of a herb that traditional medicine has relied on for thousands of years to get rid of stomach parasites. Research shows that clove can dissolve the eggs that parasites like tapeworms leave behind. (10)
This is because cloves contain eugenol, which is one of the most powerful germicides found in any herb. (11)
How To Get Rid Of Tapeworms Naturally? Combine All The Above Ingredients!
If you want to know how to get rid of tapeworms, look no further than David Avocado Wolfe's Remove Unwanted Guests (RUG) Parasite Cleanse Protocol.
RUG contains all of the above ingredients (and more), which work wonderfully together to help you get rid of parasites like tapeworms for good.
As mentioned earlier, many people using this product have reached out to David to share the combination of shock, horror and relief they felt when they saw what came out of them as a result.
For optimal results, you'll want to use RUG for a three-month period. This will ensure you get rid of not only the parasites but their eggs too!
What Happens In Severe Cases?
In severe cases, a doctor may recommend that you have an expert go in and surgically remove the tapeworm. This is especially true if the tapeworm has made its way to your brain. Yes, that is terrifyingly a thing that can happen. (12)
In other cases, a doctor might recommend that you use a strong anti-parasitic drug like biltricide.
Drugs like this can cause some acute side effects, however, including:
Now that you know how to get rid of tapeworms naturally, you may wish to speak with your doctor about whether or not some of those methods are suitable for you.
Prevention Is Always Better
Once you've nailed down how to get rid of tapeworms and no longer have them inside of you, you'll want to keep things that way.
Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can follow to achieve this.
First, pay special attention to your personal hygiene, especially if you travel to a developing country with poor sanitation or handle livestock. Wash your hands and bathe frequently, particularly before you eat, if that applies to you.
Of course, you'll also want to cut sushi (or other raw meats) out of your diet completely. If that's too much to ask, at least be extra careful about where you buy your sushi from.
It is possible for places with high standards to prepare the sushi in a way that they would notice any parasite larvae inside them. Oversight can still happen, though, so you're best of just sticking to cooked meats.
Also consider doing a colon cleanse regularly as part of your anti-tapeworm routine.
While tapeworms can be really gross and creepy, when it comes to the topic of how to get rid of tapeworms, you can rest assured in knowing that it's not a difficult process.
It may be a little weird seeing a worm come out of you, but it's an incredible relief as well!