What is a parasite?

It is an opportunistic organism that survives off the host. Very often their affect on the body goes unnoticed. Internal parasites, such as worms, take the nutrition from our food intended for us. This leaves us wide open to other illnesses. If you are feeling generally run down or have any of the symptoms below, this is the time to consider anti parasitical treatment. Some doctors estimate that over 90% of people suffer from parasite infestation.

These parasites can be in the form tapeworm – usually from eating animal flesh, hook worm – from soil or sand so wash even organically grown produce, pin worm – from not washing your hands and touching almost anything, flukes and a host of other lesser known parasites which are estimated to number over 400!.

How do you know you have them?

Signs of parasites can be diarrhoea, hunger pains (gnawing feeling), appetite that is too healthy or no appetite, weight loss or weight gain, here I suggest that if you have any weight problem that you get rid of any parasites while you alter your diet and lifestyle) anaemia, B12 deficiency, rectal itching especially at night, tooth grinding, nose picking, bloating and gas (even after you have changed your diet and are properly combining), nausea, fever, rash, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, joint and muscle pain, bad breath, fluid retention (this will also affect your weight as well), allergies and food sensitivities, sugar cravings mental confusion, fatigue or tiredness), foul smelling stools,  heartburn, headaches, bed wetting, nervousness, sleep disturbances, nail ridges and weird growth

All this indicates that your Immune and endocrine system is being affected and who knows the long-term effects parasites have on the body?

How can parasites harm you?

They can

A list of common parasite symptoms:

In some people, intestinal worms do not cause any symptoms, or the symptoms may come and go. If you have some of these symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that you are infected. These symptoms may also indicate other diseases. Common signs and complaints include coughing, cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea. Some parasites also cause low red blood cell count (anemia), and some travel from the lungs to the intestine, or from the intestine to the lungs and other parts of the body including the brain. Many other conditions can result in these symptoms, so laboratory tests are necessary to determine their cause.

In children, irritability and restlessness are commonly reported by parents.

What can you do to get rid of them?

There is a variety of medication available from pharmacies, but they do not get rid of all parasites such as flukes and usually have some side effects. The safest approach is with a combination of herbs. The best herbs are those such as American wormseed, Black walnut hulls, Boldo leaves, Butternut bark, clove, cramp bark, garlic, grapefruit seed, Kamala, Male Fern Root, Neem, Peppermint, Pumpkin seed, Sweet Annie (from the Artemisia family now found to protect against malaria), Thyme and White Oak bark, these are all found in Aim’s Para 90. I do however suggest taking Aim’s Herbal Fibre Blend (1 heaped tsp twice daily for a month at least) as this will help clear the digestive tract of old faecal matter and some of the herbs in HFB will also rid you of some parasites, thus making it quicker and easier when you take Para 90. You will know the product is working if you feel a ‘pokey’ feeling in your abdomen, or your skin itches or feels ‘crawly’. Headaches, excess mucous, nausea and extreme tiredness are other symptoms. You may also experience more frequent bowel movements, looser stools and increased urination. Some people even feel pain in the liver area.

I also suggest taking a probiotic such as Florafood during after taking Para 90 to recolonise the intestinal bacteria.  Some people also feel they benefit more by continuing to take Herbal Fibre blend with the Para 90. All will benefit from taking 30 – 50ml of Forever’s Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe Berry Nectar or Aloe 2 Go as Aloe Vera from the Barbadensis plant is known for its prebiotic action as is Fit & Fibre or the ability to feed friendly bacteria and anti parasitic potential.

Pregnant and breast feeding women should avoid Para 90 as the parasites can emerge in some strange places, also some people experience severe stomach cramps as the parasites dislodge.  However pregnant women can drink Fit & Fibre  or Forever’s Aloe Vera Gel daily or take Aim’s Herbal Fibreblend throughout the pregnancy and safely take a probiotic. People with colon problems should consult a doctor. It is safe to use from the age of 3 upwards and our grandchildren take it regularly from that age and sometimes earlier (if they are able to swallow a capsule). You should aim to cleanse yourself of parasites at least once a year if vegetarian and twice a year if you eat animal flesh including fish.

You can buy Para 90, Florafood and Herbal Fibreblend from the Aim company directly, either contact one of the Natural Health consultants on our website or from

Try to include some of the following foods on a regular basis, they help control parasite infestations, raw carrots, beetroot, pomegranate, fresh and dried figs, parsley, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds or tahini.

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