What Is Worms

Worms are parasites and intruders in the human body.  Parasites are organisms that feed off other organisms, for example, they can live inside the body or on the skin and feed off the host.  They enter the body via food or water ingestion and can be transmitted from the environment to the skin.  Many of these Worms are harmful to humans, often resulting in some form of sickness.  The waste from Worms can also poison the body and cause dizziness, unclear thoughts, or poor digestion. Common Worms include Roundworms, Tapeworms, Heart Worms, Pinworms, and Hookworms or Threadworms.  

Signs Of Worms

Depending on the type of worm and how many there are in your system, symptoms may be non-existent, minor, or severe if the infection is heavy.  Sometimes the only sign of Worms (in the case of Tapeworms) will be that they are present in your stools. People may experience symptoms, like the following, after Worms or eggs enter the system at different times. 

  • Constipation 
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Joint and muscle aches 
  • Anemia
  • Cravings for junk food 
  • Distaste for vegetables 
  • Allergies 
  • Skin conditions (irritation, itching near eyes/nose/ears/anus, rashes, hives, or eczema) 
  • Tumors
  • Sleep disorders 
  • Anxiety
  • Teeth grinding
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Headaches 
  • Runny nose 
  • Acne
  • Fever
  • Yeast/Candida infections (especially if they reoccur)
  • Immune System Dysfunctions 
  • Anal Itching
What Causes Worms

Worms can enter the body in different ways, so here is a list of common Worms and their causes. 

  • Roundworms are common in pets, but can also live in the stomachs and intestines of humans.  These worms often live in the soil and can enter the body if you touch them and then touch your mouth without washing your hands.  The most common disease associated with roundworms is Ascariasis.  Remember to wash your hands after you touch pets or their feces, or if you touch dirt.  If you are on a raw-food diet, it is possible to get Roundworms, but remember to wash your produce to minimize this risk. 


  • Heart Worms are extremely rare in humans.  If it occurs, it has been documented that a single worm will live in the lungs, as opposed to the heart.  They cannot be passed from animal to animal (or human to human), rather, they must be spread through mosquitos. 


  • Often living in the lower intestinal tract, Tapeworms usually enter the body via undercooked beef, pork, or fish. Those with Tapeworm infections may not experience symptoms.  The best way to avoid getting tapeworms is to wash your hands after meat preparation or consumption. 


  • A Pinworm infection is one of the most common human intestinal worm infections.  They are highly contagious and can live inside the lungs and intestinal tract.  Poor hygiene is the primary cause for pinworm infections, but one can contract the infection by coming in contact with another infected person.  At night, Pinworms come out and lay eggs around the anus and upon hatching, the worms crawl back inside the anus.  If scratching occurs during sleep, Pinworms are small enough to get lodged under the fingernails and can spread to whatever the person touches.  That means that if someone touches a contaminated person and then touches his/her mouth, the Pinworms will enter the body.  Pinworms are even light enough to become airborne, which means people can inhale them. 


  • Hookworms, commonly found in drinking water, can affect humans and enter via the feet because they are tiny. They lodge themselves in the intestinal walls and feed off human blood.  Because they consume blood to live, a persistent infection can lead to Anemia.


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Natural Remedies
  • While it is an all natural pesticide, diatomaceous earth is one of the best anti-parasitic remedies.  When you buy diatomaceous earth, it is important to buy food grade as the industrial grade is chemically treated and used in swimming pool filters.  It kills insects, parasites, or Worms by dehydrating them.  If you mix one tablespoon of diatomaceous earth with water and drink it for seven days straight, it should effectively kill the living parasites in your body.  The amount of the diatomaceous earth needs to be altered if using it for children.  For example, a 4-foot tall child should take 2 teaspoons, while a 2-foot tall child should only take 1 teaspoon.  While using diatomaceous earth is it important to stay hydrated, as the the earth naturally dehydrates the body. 

  • If you aren’t going to use diatomaceous earth, using a combination of woodworm, black walnut hulls, and cloves is another way to efficiently cleanse the body of Worms.  Add thyme and burdock to this regimen and you should be able to effectively flush out the parasites.  If finding these items proves difficult, you can use the Worm Out formula, which is a natural parasite cleanser that contains all of them.  You can also participate in our Parasite and Worm Cleanse to rid the Worms from your system. 

  • You may consider participating in a liver cleanse or detox.  If the liver isn’t functioning optimally, the bile flow will be reduced.  When the liver is cleansed, be it with a cleanse, dandelion root tea, beets, or other alternatives, bile flow will be improved and thusly attack living parasites.  And Worms hate bile!

  • An amazing and potent anti-parasitic is oil of oregano.  Mixing 2-3 drops with a little lemon in an 8oz glass of water (suggested to consume 3-4 times a day) has been known to help kill parasites.  You can also take probiotic supplements or eat probiotic foods like tempeh, miso, kombucha, or kimchi.  Probiotics can effectively combat intestinal parasites, especially the Hookworm parasite. 

  • It’s a good idea to refrain from eating meat, pork, poultry, fish, seafood, and shellfish because they can contain parasitic eggs and cysts.  Additionally, get rid of food allergens, as Worms and parasites thrive on them. Continued consumption of soy, wheat, eggs, and dairy can lead to parasites having a long-term home that is your body.  It’s also a good idea to consume raw garlic and onions as they provide the body with sulfur, which contains amino acids that are anti-parasitic.  If you don’t want to eat them raw, you can juice them with leafy greens and lemons. 

Things you should eat
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Dark Leafy Greens (spinach, kale, & chard)
  • Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds
  • Coconut
  • Pomegranates
  • Papaya
  • Horseradish
  • Thyme
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Bitter Melon
  • Green Onions
  • Pineapple
  • Almonds
  • Aloe Vera
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Fennel Seeds
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