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Unlike the beneficial microorganisms of probiotics, parasites are microorganisms that live off nutrients in your body and usually compromise your health. Parasite infections can cause numerous and varied symptoms, including diarrhea, constipation, abdominal bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, inflammatory fever, suppressed appetite, skin conditions, behavioral changes, anal itching, weight loss, rectal bleeding, and bowel disease, including colitis and Crohn’s disease.

If you have these symptoms and suspect that the cause may be related to internal parasites, see your natural cures provider, who can order a digestive stool analysis with parasitology test. With the results, you can pinpoint exactly which parasite you have so that your treatment can be tailored specifically to that parasite.

The key to getting rid of parasites is to starve them out (they eat whatever you eat) while simultaneously nurturing the good bacteria in your digestive tract so they can wage an effective fight against the bad guys. Eliminate sugar, high‐fructose corn syrup, heavily processed foods (especially refined carbohydrates), and trans fatty acids. Consume a low carbohydrate diet and take the following supplements:

Supplement Dosage
Monolaurin 200 mg twice daily
L‐lysine 150 mg twice daily
Bee propolis 100 mg twice daily
Cinnamon bark extract 100 mg twice daily
Grapefruit seed extract 100 mg twice daily
Grapeseed extract 100 mg twice daily
Olive leaf extract 50 mg twice daily
Oil of oregano 500 mg up to four times daily
Ginger Drink several cups of ginger tea daily or take 500 mg in capsule form two to three times daily
Black walnut 250 mg three times daily or 30 drops of a black walnut tincture
Probiotics (Saccharomyces boulardii and a multistrain of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium) 250 mg Saccharomyces boulardii twice daily; 5 billion CFU multistrain two to three times daily

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Dr. Scott J. Banks has been in clinical practice for more than 30 years. In 2013, Banks joined an elite group Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioners. He is uniquely trained in the Functional Medicine model to identify and treat the root causes of illness, disease, and chronic disorders.

Joe Kraynak has authored and co-authored numerous books.

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