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Monthly Archives: February 2013
Parasites are organisms that derive nourishment and protection from other living organisms known as hosts. They may be transmitted from animals to humans, from humans to humans, or from humans to animals. Several parasites have emerged as significant causes of foodborne and waterborne illness. These organisms live and reproduce within the tissues and organs of infected human and animal hosts, and are often excreted in feces.
Parasites can live within the intestines for years without causing any symptoms. When they do, symptoms include the following:
Nausea or vomiting
Gas or bloating
Dysentery (loose stools containing blood and mucus)
Rash or itching around the rectum or vulva
Stomach pain or tenderness
Passing a worm in your stool
Is there a remedy?
Eat an abundance of raw foods considered “anti-parasitic,” such as cabbage and onions, garlic, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, almonds, figs, blackberries, papaya, pomegranate, ginger, hot peppers, radishes, coconut oil, and cloves. Implement fasting as well, as an overall body cleanse.
It’s also recommended to exclude honey and dried fruit from your diet when treating for parasites.
On a raw diet you have a better chance of keeping a clean, alkaline bloodstream and a healthier intestinal terrain to discourage parasites from sticking around. The name of the game: If you want to get rid of and stay rid of parasites, become a poor host!
- Apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon per 8 ounces of pure water to help alkaline your body
- Fresh ginger root- boiled into a tea or included in your food, like in a stir fry
- Fresh garlic, a natural microbe fighter
- Oil of oregano, which is anti microbial
- Turmeric, which is highly anti inflammatory
- Coconut, coconut, coconut! Another great use for coconut is soothing an upset stomach as it helps maintain intestinal flora
- A probiotic supplement, one not sourced from dairy or soy and not containing yeasts
- Add papaya and pineapple in moderation, to provide bromelain, an enzyme which aids in digestion
- Focus on copious leafy greens, and possibly a bit less fruit, temporarily, as many bacteria tend to feed on sugar.
In addition, if your stomach is feeling particularly sore, you may want to focus on steaming your veggies for a few days simply to make them easier to digest.
I have a powerful raw food blender that I put a combination of kale, ginger, raw cocoa powder, pineapple, spirulina, chlorella, apple,pure water and some stevia to sweeten the taste. Most times it turns out tasting like ginger ale and of course it’s all raw and I have the fiber of the whole foods.
I sprinkle nutritional yeast on or in most of the foods that I prepare for myself at home (soups, sauces, steamed veggies, salads, etc.). Is there such a thing as too much nutritional yeast in one’s diet, or is it pretty much harmless?
Moderate amounts of Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula nutritional yeast not only taste good but can add many valuable nutrients to our diet, such as folic acid; B-complex vitamins, including vitamin B12; and several important minerals and amino acids. However, large amounts of nutritional yeast used on a daily basis is not wise. A healthful vegan diet requires the inclusion of a variety of wholesome foods. Reliance on one particular item, no matter how beneficial, can establish a nutritional imbalance. The same is true of nutritional supplements — too much of a good thing isn’t good. Nutritional yeast is both a food and a nutritional supplement.
Nutritional yeast is high in purines. Large quantities of purines in the diet create an abundance of uric acid, which has been associated with several ailments, including gout. Furthermore, overreliance on a single food in the diet may eventually cause a sensitivity or possibly even an allergy to that food.
The recommended daily amount of nutritional yeast is approximately 2 tablespoons of large flakes, 1 1/2 tablespoons of miniflakes, or 1 heaping tablespoon of powder. Occasionally having larger servings than this should not pose a problem, but on a regular basis it would be smart to stay closer to these guidelines.