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How to Get Rid of Parasites in the Body Naturally

August 18, 2019

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here. Today I want to talk
to you about how to kill off parasites. Now I would estimate that about 50% or more Americans
carry parasites and you may wonder where does somebody get a parasite. One is pork. If you’ve
ever eaten pork, pork carries parasites and worms. So if you eat pork consistently, there’s
a great chance that you have a parasite. Also, if you’ve ever been to another country,
places like China, India, Africa, Mexico, even trips to places like Cancun, if you drank
the water or if you ate some of their food. There’s a great chance that you could have
picked up a parasite specifically if you came back and had dysentery or some problem with
your stool afterward. It’s very, very likely that you have a parasite. So most of us need to do a parasite cleanse.
You got to kill off. You got to get rid of the parasite so I want to give you guys some
practical tips of what you need to do in terms of diet and in terms of supplements to actually
kill off worms and parasites in your system. The number one thing I want to talk about
here first is supplements. When you are supplementing to kill parasites there are actually antiparasite
compounds. I want to show you a few things here. This is from my buddy Dr. Gez Agolli
in Atlanta and this is called Paracomplete. It’s a parasite cleanse and it has things
like Thyme leaf, something called Berberine Sulfate is a natural. It’s something actually
. . . sometimes you can find these in coconut. They can kill off parasites. Oregano, grapefruit
seed extract, Uva Ursi, so there are certain herbs that you can kill off parasites. Now the top three for killing off parasites,
though, you can get in a tincture form. You’ll see this here, it’s black walnut, wormwood,
olive leaf, and garlic. And so again, olive leaf, garlic, black walnut, and wormwood all
kill off parasites. And often times you can find that a parasite
cleanse at your local health food store. And so what I recommend you do is about two weeks
of a parasite cleanse taking these supplements. Then take a week off and jump back on for
two more weeks and now that’s important is taking the supplements. Now what’s even more important is your diet.
You can’t just take the supplements and not follow this diet I’m recommending. In order
to kill parasites in your system and kill off the bad bacteria and the fungus that these
parasites live off of because parasites, like anything, they have to have a certain environment
to survive. So you’ve got to get rid of bad bacteria there. So you’ve got to go on a diet
that’s free of all sugar and all grains. And when you’re doing a parasite cleanse,
I even recommend that you limit, your fruit intake or do no fruit whatsoever, so for breakfast
doing rather than a berry smoothie, you just do a coconut smoothie with coconut, chia seeds
and protein powder. For lunch, do a big salad. For dinner, do meat and double vegetables,
but stay completely away from any form of sugar, including fruit. And now another thing I want to talk about
is pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds of all foods, they’ve been shown to be the number one food
that kills off parasites. And so one of the things I’ve personally done is I’ll take,
if I’m doing a parasite cleanse, I’ll take pumpkin seeds, and I’ll eat one cup a day.
Half a cup I may throw in a smoothie in the morning and another half a cup in the afternoon
or you can make pumpkin seed nut butter or seed butter I guess and you’ll throw this
into something like a vitamin mix or blender with pumpkin seed oil. They carry that in most health food stores.
So pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, and I’ll eat this throughout the day as well in order
to kill off parasites. This is important so remember that diet of no sugar, no fruit,
just basically a diet of just meat, vegetables, and nuts and seeds, and pumpkin seeds are
the best. Also, I recommend doing a few colonics, probably
two to three colonics, one a week for three weeks, while doing your two to four-week parasite
cleanse. If you take the supplements, you get rid of the sugar out of your diet, take
the pumpkin seeds, and follow that protocol, and do it strictly, you can’t cheat, here
and there. Follow that really, really closely for that one-month period of time, you should
be able to cleanse yourself of parasites. And parasites can cause fatigue. They can
cause problems like bloating, other digestive problems, and they can cause a load of different
problems out there. And again, probably over 50% of people have a parasite and if you eat
pork or have a lot in the past or have recently traveled overseas, you may want to do a parasite
cleanse. All right. Hey, thanks for watching another
episode of Maximize Your Health. This is Dr. Axe saying have a great week.


  • Reply Peter Piper September 1, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    If black walnut hulls REALLY kill parasites, why don't they kill the parasites in the following video?

  • Reply Mansion Worlds September 6, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Thyme is pronounced 'time' dingus.

  • Reply Quenton Langman September 7, 2018 at 9:38 am

    I have started drinking Browns gas pumped into water. And it flushed out some parasite. I thought I had got rid of.

  • Reply Smily blessings September 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    What are the parasites you cough up?

  • Reply Kara Cole September 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I wonder if I have them because I have had acne/ rashes since I was 13. Also abnormal periods, ovarian cysts, and a horrible memory. I’m only 24, y’all! ?

    But can I stay on my meds for acne while I am taking these supplements/ cleanses? Or will it neutralize the medications and defeat the purpose?

  • Reply Siminthesky September 24, 2018 at 11:16 am

    They are only reciding at my anckles cuffs and shoulders hurt..they do not go even after long grapefruitjuice detoxes

  • Reply Earmuff Hugger September 27, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    They make good pets.

  • Reply Julia Kuria September 28, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    So ignorant

  • Reply TheHumbuckerboy September 29, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Would eating raw garlic on it's own be effective ?

  • Reply Theresa Geiger September 29, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Looking to humaworm

  • Reply Theresa Geiger September 29, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    All these diets don't eat this don't eat that it's craziness just want to get well

  • Reply Chingo Bingo October 3, 2018 at 9:59 am

    let me tell u wat works to get parasites out, the big ones. Start fasting for 3 days. Do a salt water flush for 2 days or untill the liquid thats coming out of u is clear. 3rd day stand over a bucket of milk with sugar or w/e type of sweets(i used milk and maple syrup) and then within an hour a tape worm came out of me. Grab it by the head, ripped it off then pulled out the other….10-15 feet out of me. Then i started puking a bunch of garbage that i never seen before. My friends dad sat over a bucket of milk without fasting and still got a tapeworm out but it didnt work for me…….

  • Reply Neil Williams October 3, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Will this be harmful to pets?
    Awesome video. Thanks a lot.

  • Reply Fish Mommy 18 October 3, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    I got parasites over eating at a Burger king restaurant. Those burgers are NOT well done and the cooking perhaps is unsanitary too.? My Friend got parasites from McDonald's. This is unhealthy food that has bacteria in it while it's being served up to the public.

  • Reply Jojo Jo October 5, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Doesn't the parasite die when you FULLY COOK the pork/meats to well done???

  • Reply Jojo Jo October 6, 2018 at 12:01 am


  • Reply zero deaths October 6, 2018 at 12:31 am

    What about biltricide?

  • Reply Blezie Nelson Gotolanas October 6, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    if you are rich you have lots of parasites

  • Reply Maureen Urbanski October 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Josh, you appear to have rosacea. ?

  • Reply Castillo J. October 9, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Yeah it's called medicine go to your doctor

  • Reply Kim B October 19, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I eat garlic twice a week, eat brown and regular sugar of about six tablespoons every day in a homemade chocolate with no fat in it but a little 1% low fat organic milkand I take Parasitin by Vaxa and the parasites are coming out and are definitely dead. I also drink homemade lemonade almost all day long by the half to full glassful, 3/4 cup Stevie powder, 3/4 cup lemon juice and 8 cups water. As the worms are dying, dying off, the typical flu-like symptoms come on but I have continued with the cleanse. On the second month, going on six weeks with only two to go and I have not felt this good since I was a child. Got IBS? Cleanse! Got tired? Cleanse! Got thin hair and nails? Cleanse! Got unexplained, medically, symptoms? CLEANSE!!

  • Reply Wanna Wander October 29, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Thank you Dr?

  • Reply Natural Nature October 30, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Why would you advise meat when trying to kill off parasites? Meat is loaded with them! I would cut the meat out.

  • Reply Elli B November 1, 2018 at 9:42 am

    or just take papaya seeds

  • Reply LATL ARCHIVED November 1, 2018 at 10:55 am

    passion, information, caring……Thank You

  • Reply Ms. G November 9, 2018 at 9:41 am

    This so ignorant. You can get parasites in the US okay?

  • Reply Robert Thompson November 12, 2018 at 1:47 am


  • Reply B G November 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Flint doesn't have clean water. Can't imagine the parasites those living there have.

  • Reply WeSpeak November 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    just got back from China

  • Reply Scott Linkemer November 19, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Dr. Axe what is the name of the tincture with wormwood, black walnut, olive leaf and garlic?

  • Reply sally olsson November 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I have parasites I picked up in Thailand. I know it yet nobody can diagnose. I have been itching for 3 months. I am fine one moment then It just flares up. It was getting worse so I took dmso and diamatious earth and I do one part bleach to ten parts water and iI rub my skin all over every day and leave it on. So far it has helped but it is not gone yet. Where can I get you tinctures with the wormwood and black walnut.

  • Reply G G November 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Diatomaceous earth are the best of killing them

  • Reply Joey November 25, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    i love you!!!! hahahahaha…kidding but not kidding this is an oldie but a goodie!!!

  • Reply kumi sumi November 27, 2018 at 3:30 am

    I don't think just going to other countries we will get parasites, let me tell you. Parasites are everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

  • Reply L Laman November 27, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    MORE than 50% I've been screaming Vermox aka mebendazole sold over the counter same as Mexico and Canada called Dignity don't waste your money going to USA doctors asking for Vermox aka mebendazole your not getting it !

  • Reply 01MIDWAY November 29, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Is it just me or umm….what's the rash on this guy's face?

  • Reply Rebecca 23 November 29, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Why not mention hygiene? This is the main way that parasites are spread. Eggs can live in towels and bedding for weeks! Wash your hands regularly people and do a big spring clean whilst doing a parasite cleanse otherwise you will end up reinfected!

  • Reply UNDER GRACE December 7, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Meat is parasites

  • Reply Rajveer Bhoday December 9, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    can i have avacados?

  • Reply John Phillips December 14, 2018 at 12:03 am

    How about Ivermectin?You can get it at any feed store.

  • Reply Monfared Tina December 17, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    omggggg !!! DR AXE I saw a maggot in my bone broth im even not sure if is a worm it didnt move I also think I ate it I thing I will die omgggggggg im so scare

  • Reply Joe Ruiz December 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    How do you eat pumpkin seeds swallow the whole seed or you break them open? ?

  • Reply dixi1951 December 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    What are colonics ?

  • Reply Helena Lawton December 22, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Would a 14 day fast kill off parasites? no? Where you only drink ginger and lemon water.

  • Reply Heather Lynn December 29, 2018 at 9:09 am

    They are in my spine and head! HELP!!!!!!!!! I scattered them by overdoing the cleanse. This is a result of Narcissistic abuse.. Para 1 is pulling them out of my guts How do I get them out of my spine and head?????

  • Reply Moirraine Campbell December 29, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Thyme, the "h" is silent 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay Madzivanzira December 30, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Africa, believe it or not is not a country. Lol! The continent is home to 57 countries. Greetings from Zimbabwe in Africa.

  • Reply Jazzie Love January 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Does this treatment works with someone that has H. Pylori?
    Can I take any vitamins during the treatment?

  • Reply generalistic_me January 9, 2019 at 3:55 am

    will these work for animal too?

  • Reply Cathy Fonseca January 12, 2019 at 3:24 am

    I am learning so much from you…thank you!

  • Reply Christopher Marth January 17, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Is fish ok to eat things like salmon? And should we limit fruit or no fruit at all?

  • Reply beeboo January 19, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Dr Oz I highly respect you, but I feel you should suggest both meat and vegetables OR hard vegetables such as a variety of beans and soft vegetables.

  • Reply Stafford NATION January 19, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Dr josh there seems to be a siri going around that 100% gum spirits turpentine from Pine oil mixed with castor oil is the cleanse that kills the parasites. What is your expert opinion on it? Specifically turpentine?

  • Reply Deon King Foster January 22, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Can we eat Spelt bread, can we have butter?

  • Reply United-YA'OH We STAND January 30, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Can you do a video, 10 signs you have parasites/worms, mucus, candida, joint pain, hypo-,overactive and underactive thyroid? And natural foods you can take. Like organic raw coconut, coconut butter, ground flax, pumpkin seeds, organic wild oregano, thyme, seaweed, chaga tea, organic wild sardines, garlic, cloves, ginger tea, and cilantro, parsley, and bone broth? One big video would help alot of people. I use it all.
    1 second ago

  • Reply ontheroadtoZ January 30, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    I’m just curious to know will you see visibly see the parasites exit the body, because that’s what I’m looking

  • Reply mellen February 4, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Why stop after 2 weeks. What happens if you continue cleanse without stopping?

  • Reply Shanice baker February 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Great video ?

  • Reply golden dragon February 13, 2019 at 3:57 am

    humans themselves are the biggest parasites…we live in a feeding frenzy….people making money off others sickness and problems….is it any wonder in a world controlled by evil and darkness mass murderers and serial killers exist? there needs to be more of a kill off

  • Reply Rashmi Sinha February 13, 2019 at 6:28 am

    It's very difficult with 8year old daughter especially keeping her away with grains

  • Reply Xanthia Gonzales February 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

    I now know I’ve had parasites for almost 6 years. I was in denial until a few nights ago. Every year I pick up new symptoms. Teeth grinding, fatigue, hungry all the time, gut rot every week (IBS), a gut I cant get rid of, this year now Ive been breaking out in hives. Never had any of these issues before. Im getting Parafree tomorrow. Along with probiotics. The health store lady told me no fruits no processed sugars red meat or pork when I do start the cleanse.

  • Reply Jesse Gentry February 20, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Dr. Axe, you're the best. Thanks for such an easy cleanse, it's way too easy. What about taking wormwood, how much, how often, how long?

  • Reply mellen February 20, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Why come off cleanse for a week in between?

  • Reply Angel Ivy March 1, 2019 at 4:07 am

    I Love Dr Axe!!!?? Thank you!

  • Reply Quinoa Boy March 8, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Fruits and grauns no but meat? Parasites thrive on meat and dead foods

  • Reply Sojourner Shrink March 11, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Yessssss. You Rock, Dr Axe

  • Reply Cool Lynn March 25, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Dr. Axe, what about the 3 month cycle of eggs or zygotes or whatever? Thanks!

  • Reply Glenn Powell March 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you very much Dr . Axe for your valuable advice. If I don't do colonics, can an enema also be helpful. What would be the best enema to do during a parasite cleanse. I have never done a coffee one. I am sorry that you recommend to anyone to eat meat. It is a very cruel thing to inflict on our brothers and sisters the animals. I have not eaten any meat fish eggs or chicken in 44 years and I am 64 now.

  • Reply Laurel April 6, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Pineapple kills tapeworms. Eat it every day; the bromelain in it does the trick.

  • Reply Alex Reed April 8, 2019 at 1:32 am

    lol i drank creek water

  • Reply Shantorey Wilkins April 8, 2019 at 9:20 pm


  • Reply J Barnes April 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    @Dr.JoshAxe Can you make diet recommendation for someone with a vegan diet. I am struggling trying to eat only vegetables. Also, I’m confused . Shouldn’t I also avoid nuts, nut butters, and chia seeds?

  • Reply Ben Decker April 15, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Seems like hes the only one that thinks you have to go overseas to get parasites! hah! They are definitely everywhere!!!

  • Reply Lux Increata April 16, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    What if i mix the pumpkin seeds with sugar? Will they attract the parasites better to the curcubitin?

  • Reply Helen Cox April 19, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I'm allergic to coconut. Any suggestions on a replacement for the smoothie. Thank you

  • Reply Lisa Gardner April 23, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Can I eat pumpkin seeds with hypothyroid ? And I have candida also will this help ??

  • Reply Lisa Gardner April 23, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I can’t take black walnut or wormwood what could you recommend??

  • Reply WinterGirl April 24, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Clove oil

  • Reply obec_18 luv May 6, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Not just China, Mexico, and South America but USA also…… If u been there you clearly have parasites.

  • Reply James Brown May 21, 2019 at 12:25 am

    And they are everywhere in the world they not just across seas they everywhere

  • Reply Email Ellis May 22, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Many thanks Dr much obliged

  • Reply Damara Hunter, REALTOR AIM Realty, Inc May 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Can you have any kind of veggies with this diet? Or is, there a meal plan you could suggest? I have no clue of what I could eat for breakfast with this diet.

  • Reply Paul Cupp June 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Is there still a product from Dr Axe for parasite cleanses?

  • Reply The Daily Digestion June 3, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Great video!! Thank you!!

  • Reply Shirley June 7, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    What would be the best way to go if you have Gerd cinnamon clove would be out of the question. Thank you. ❤️

  • Reply Cody Patino June 24, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Why is his face red?

  • Reply lindilu June 24, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Here's some tips from someone who knows…3 Raw garlic cloves in daily diet. I have a mixture of butter/garlic toast every morning. I toast my bread and then put the mixture on the bread. Heat will destroy the ingredients of the raw garlic if you put it on your bread and then toast. Black Walnut, Wormwood and Cloves mix, with water 3 times a day for up to 10 days. Take 10 days off, with a diet of no sugar or carbs. And the 2nd, 10 day round of the mix, 3 times a day. Traveling overseas is NOT where you get infected but Western Countries-USA, UK, Australia, and etc. Why? We like our animals to live indoors with us…plain and simple. Animals who live indoors with us should be routinely wormed to prevent yourself, your household, and others, from parasites. Also keep your yard clean where your pet poops. Otherwise, some parasites will inhabit the soil around your home, get tracked into your home and vehicle. Wash your hands 2x over, much like a surgeon after you have touched your pets. Make sure soap gets under your nails before rinsing. Change hand towels in home daily. Use disinfectant spray on the soles of your shoes before or as you enter your home. Treat your yard routinely, every 3-4 months for parasites, in case you've had a wild animal or neighbor pet visit. Doggy Day Care and Dog Parks… should not take your animal who is infected to such places. Swimming pools of chlorine will not kill parasites, sorry. You, your household and pet/s should not drink city water but filtered cold spring water. If your pet is infected, most likely you are too especially if you allow your pet/s to sleep with you. Shower and shampoo, change all your clothing, and bedding, daily until all is clear. All clothing should go directly into a plastic bag or washer. Wash all clothing, towels, and bedding in 130 degree water and high heat dryer. Vacuum daily. Use disinfectant spray on mattress, easy chairs, door knobs, car seats/handles/dashboards, and computers. Shampoo carpet and other fabricated furnishing once everything is clear. Use baby wipes…its easier and cleaner. Work places…are you a Veterinarian,  Veterinarian Assistant, kennel worker, dog walker, dog trainer, or anyone who works with or has animals in their homes, Medical professional of a clinic, hospital or nursing home, retail, sales, food industry, and etc. 10's of Millions of Americans according to the CDC, are already infected with parasites in our country. Parasitical infestation is the U.S. is the #1 reason for blindness. And 14% die every year in the U.S. due to parasites infestations without ever knowing. Have yourself, your household, and your pets checked today and annually from here on out. Thank you.

  • Reply Edifice of Echoes June 26, 2019 at 4:00 am

    What about raw honey?

  • Reply AJ July 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Can’t you steal eat sweet potatoes during the cleanse? And what about papaya seeds?

  • Reply captn.firepants July 9, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    I just read parasites don't like spicy food, what's your opinion?

    How do you know your cleanse is successful? Do you see them in excrement? ?

  • Reply Prettywoman z July 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I did a paracleanse with all that then was feeling weird. My heart wouldn't stop pounding hard. Had to stop. I've read that seeds impact the colon. I keep feeling a tickling feeling in my colon. I'm already doing beans, corn tortillas, I have a sandwich or some toast with whole grain bread. I don't know what else to do. I don't eat sugar.

  • Reply Meandme July 15, 2019 at 7:27 am

    How about toxoplasma?

  • Reply Zayn Malik Turgunov July 15, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks a lot Dr.

  • Reply Suvojit Dey July 19, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    So you are saying grains should be banned along with sugar and sweet foods.. Does grains intake resist parasite cleanse from body? And what about meat ? Should non-veg avoided in this case or not?

  • Reply KEM T July 20, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Question … Is it ok to use Stevia instead of sugar ???

  • Reply One to One July 21, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    What is the name of the cleanse in the bottle?

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  • Reply Kenneth Lauer August 3, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I fasted for 3 days and drank my parasite cleanse in apple cider vinegar and lime juice. Took a laxative and I found roundworms and fluke worms.

  • Reply Mark Gauvreau August 4, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Coffee enema's are great too Dr Axe !!!

  • Reply Brenda Wentz August 17, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you SO much!

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