After my recent photo and instagram story talking about my client’s parasite, I wanted to share with you what I embed into my daily life to keep a healthy gut. When our gut is in poor health, we can be harbouring parasites, fungi, yeasts, candida, bacteria and much more. As many of you know, one of the methods I used to resolve my acne was to cleanse myself of parasites (and I’m not the only one who found success this way!)

Intestinal parasites are notoriously difficult to diagnose because of the many different symptoms that can arise from a parasitic infection. For instance, gas, an itchy anus, bloating, fatigue, diarrhea, cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, mucous or blood in stools, and low immunity are just a few symptoms that can arise from an encounter with one of the many varieties. Parasites can also affect your mood and contribute to depression or anxiety.

Try incorporating these foods into your daily lives to help the health of your gut and thus your body! ­čÖé

My cinnamon and clove tea

I’ve shared this on my story and feed recently, because I’m very much addicted to the warming, soothing taste of Christmas in every cup. What makes cloves so amazing is that they contain a powerful germicidal agent called eugenol, which contains caryophyllene; a powerful antimicrobial agent. Not only are cloves effective at killing microscopic parasites, larvae and eggs, but also various strains of bacterias, viruses and fungi like candida.

Then we have cinnamon, which scientific reports showed has potent neuroprotective, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective and gastroprotective effects due to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You can see why this comforting tea offers amazing health benefits and makes it into my top 3.

How to make;

1/2 pot whole cloves, like this one here

2 sticks of cinnamon like these

Don’t worry, you’ll get multiple uses out of these ingredients.

Add these to a cafeteire like this, and add hot water and pump 4 times. Leave to brew for 5 minutes and then pour.

I re-fill the cafeteire until the flavour is lost which is usually in excess of 10 times, over the course of a week.

Garlic

One of my favourite foods in the world, it’s just perfect at adding flavour and excitement to every meal. Not only that, but it’s considered nature’s antibiotic, with some claiming it’s 100 times more powerful and gets to work faster than medical antibiotics.

Much of its health benefits come from the sulfur compounds; alliin, allicin, diallyl sulfide and ajoene. It’s important to consume garlic in its raw form as it’s through the process of chewing, crushing and dicing that these compounds are released. According to Chinese Medicine it also helps bring heat to the body which aids stomach acid, in a similar way to ginger. This is important as many people with parasites and poor digestive health have low stomach acid.

I aim to consume at least 2-3 cloves daily. If I fail to achieve this in my meals I dice a clove up and put onto a spoon, which I take with water like a supplement. If you do this before bed, you should notice an improvement in your sleep. Many people have restless sleep and wake up multiple times in the night when they have parasites, as this is when they become most active.

Papaya

I must admit, this wasn’t a fruit I ate before becoming aware of its anti-parasitic properties. But now I know, there’s no stopping me! The parasite repelling properties come from its peppery black seeds which contain anti-helminthic and anti-amoebic properties, both of which tackle parasites and worms. They are also rich in proteolytic enzymes which aid digestive health and help your gut break down heavy protein meals when eaten 30 minutes before.

I personally prefer to blend these into my smoothies along with the seeds to reap their benefits, mainly because the peppery taste of the seeds can take getting used to.

These three methods are a great way to start improving the health of your gut and body. Let me know how you get on!

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Jade, X