Cleansing the Body of Parasites


The Human Body is host to over 130 different types of parasites. Infections can range from mild, hardly noticeable to serious. You may ask, what really is a parasite?

It is a simple celled animal that lives on or in another organism or body of another species from which it gets sustenance and protection without benefiting the host and usually doing harm. Experts estimate about 50 million Americans, plus, are infected with worms and or protozoans; all are types of parasites. Up to 50% of the United States water supply is contaminated with a parasite called Giardia Lamblia, a protozoan. Giardia is not killed by chlorination and causes over 2 million cases of infection every year as reported by the CDC.

You may say “Are you crazy; how can I have a parasite?, I keep clean, I am healthy”…but that would not stop the possibility of picking up a parasite. Where do parasites come from?  Many people have pets, they love them, kiss them and sleep with them. Perhaps you eat raw or smoked fish, we do love our Sushi.  Yes, you can get parasites from dogs, cats, horses, water, gardens, toilets, contaminated food handlers at restaurants or grocery stores, etc. In many countries it’s a part of common daily life!

I am sure you take your dog or cat for its checkup and shots, cattleman,  kennels and horse farms all have annual programs for deworming and parasite blood tests. In some countries children are checked yearly for infections. Here in the USA this threat of parasites is almost totally ignored. Our allopathic testing methods are antiquated and other problems generally are just treated by trying to resolve the symptoms, only! At one time, only very strong chemicals were able to kill  parasites but it also poisoned you, even if you lived through it!

Now, natural medicine has solutions. We have herbs that parasites hate, but are safe for humans. Parasites are not designed to kill you, but they steal your nutrition and cause organ malfunction causing many symptoms of disease. Many everyday symptoms like chronic fatigue, headaches, constipation, gas, bloating, premature aging and anemia could mean a parasite infection. Nationwide research by the CDC reveals that over the last 25 years one in six people have had one or more parasites.

One recommendation to cure parasites is the Apple Diet. This is an easy one week plan that can help get you started and is also a way to detoxify your body.

Be prepared for a cleansing period during the first four days of the week. Here are some tips to start. Eat as many organic apples and apple juice as you want to fill you up and drink plenty of water to help your body wash away toxins and parasites. On the third and fourth day, start taking garlic capsules (since parasites hate them). Then, drink some Papaya juice or eat the fruit. Also, drink several cups of Senna herbal tea and/or peppermint herbal tea. To keep moving the parasites out of the system, eat Pumpkin seeds with one tablespoon of olive oil or castor oil.

Follow through to finish the last 3 days of that week by eating a lot of garlic and onions with a whole grain like rice, quinoa and a daily green salad. Remember to drink a lot of water! It is important to your organs to flush out all the parasites and their toxins, if not expelled you will feel sick, achy and feverish! Remember to avoid all dairy, junk foods and especially sweets which feed those parasites.

A few other herbs or teas that are optional are cayenne in capsules, fennel or basil tea, oregano oil extract or capsules, olive leaf or milk thistle extract can also help to detoxify the liver. Other more popular remedies for parasite cleansing are black walnut hulls, wormwood and cloves. This helps the liver to release the buildup of toxins from parasites and other chemicals.  All of the toxins come from all your other organs have to go through your liver first before being evacuated from the intestines.

If you feel you still have not released all toxins or are feeling bloated, I recommend aloe leaf or a Homeopathic Ipecac. To relax bowels, drink slippery elm tea and take magnesium to flush it out! Grapefruit Seed is also good but it is very strong, you only need a little!

After you get rid of all these toxins I recommend you boost your immune system with vitamin B complex, Echinacea extract, a good probiotic and a Mushroom Immune complex to re-establish your intestinal health. Add foods back to your diet slowly and keep a healthy eating plan.

You won’t believe how good you will feel when all these infections are out of your system, like a new person!


Healthy Healing by Linda Page

Cindy Burrows
Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist

Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.

Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.

Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.

Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.

She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.

Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.
Cindy has an adventurous streak.
She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.