Human parasites are organisms that live inside us so that we become their hosts. Since these parasites are unable to produce food for themselves, they depend on us for their survival.

Parasites eat our food and nutrients, and produce toxic waste that can make us very ill. Sometimes they even destroy our tissues and cells.


Dr. Rank Nova, Chief of the Laboratory for Parasitic Diseases of the National Institute of Health says this, “In terms of numbers, there are more parasitic infections acquired in North America than in Africa.”

internal parasites


Your adorable and ever faithful pets are one of the most common sources of human parasitic infection. Your pet may be carrying a parasite internally or externally.

Parasites may get transmitted from your pet to you if

  1. your pet sleeps in your bed,
  2. your pet licks your face.
  3. you pet your animals and then forget to wash your hands.

Other sources are:

  • insect bites
  • touching animal feces
  • walking barefoot
  • handling raw meat and fish
  • eating raw or undercooked pork, beef, fish or game
  • handling soiled litter pans (cats)
  • eating contaminated raw fruits and vegetables
  • eating meals prepared by infected food handlers
  • drinking contaminated water
  • having contact with infected persons (including sexual contact, kissing, and shaking hands)
  • inhaling contaminated dust (parasitic eggs or cysts)
  • traveling in foreign countries
  • children who pick up parasites from one another at daycare and bring them home
  • swimming in a lake contaminated with Giardia

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Here are just a few of the more common ones:

  • Roundworms
  • Pinworms
  • Hookworms
  • Tapeworm
  • Flatworms also commonly known as flukes
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Toxoplasma gondii


There are two basic types: microscopic, so you would need to see them under a microscope. These microscopic parasites travel through your blood stream like bacteria or a virus.  They reproduce by dividing themselves much like bacteria do. But just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they can’t harm you.

The other types of parasites are large enough to see.  These parasites in an immature form can travel through your blood stream and infect any organ, gland or part of the body.

Depending on the type, once they mature, they can grow anywhere from several inches up to many feet in length. They can lay thousands up to millions of eggs each day.

People that have parasites and go on an anti-parasite program will be able to see them once they have been expelled from the body. Sometimes they are obvious however you may have to examine your stool as often they are buried within the fecal material that you pass.

Thankfully you don’t need to do this to know whether you have passed parasites.  Your vanishing symptoms will be enough to let you know that you are getting rid of these unwanted invaders.


It can be very hard to tell if you have a parasitic infection, especially when

  1. Some people don’t develop symptoms.
  2. Symptoms don’t show up until weeks, months or even years after the initial infection.
  3. Symptoms of a parasitic infection mimic other conditions.


The IBS Treatment Center in Santa Monica California, explains it this way……

Traditional stool testing is ineffective at detecting most parasites.

Almost all testing for parasites involves a microscopic analysis of a stool sample. This means that a very small smear of a much larger stool sample is viewed under a microscope.

The parasite, or more likely the eggs from the parasite, must be present in that smear, and must be present in a significantly high amount to be found during the microscopic exam. And the lab technician must be proficient at recognizing it when they see it.


Sometimes and sometimes not. It depends on the symptoms and the rest of your health history.

For example, Nancy’s symptoms weren’t obvious….she wrote

“I got some Paraway from you.  I had been experiencing stomach troubles for years.  I now feel great.  I just wanted to let you know that you’ve got another success story! Thank you!”

But Laura’s symptoms were more obvious ……

Laura had a leg rash that started out looking like small mosquito bites, she would scratch them and then they would scab over and go away but they would come back. They were very itchy.   They weren’t flea bites, she wondered if they could be from an allergic reaction because antibiotics didn’t work, nor did the various corticosteroid creams that the doctor recommended.

Through a one on one consultation I twigged to the fact that she might have parasites because 1. she drooled in her sleep (one possible symptom of parasites) and 2. the rash started after a trip to the Caribbean.

After being on Paraway she wrote …..“I am now noticing a huge difference in my leg (previously it was ok, but would come and go….now it’s just disappearing!) and it is in the best shape it has been in years. YEAH!” Laura, Vancouver

5 Top Obvious Clues

  1. If you have not been 100% well since your last trip out of the country
  2. If you get rectal itching especially at night
  3. If you grind your teeth in your sleep and no amount of magnesium supplementation seems to help
  4. If you never feel full or satisfied from your meals
  5. If you have pain in your navel or a crawling sensation under your skin

5 Less Obvious Clues

  1. Unexplained constipation, diarrhea, gas, or other symptoms of IBS
  2. Trouble falling asleep or wake up multiple times during the night
  3. Skin irritation or unexplained rash, hives, rosacea, or eczema
  4. Pain or aching in your muscles or joints
  5. Fatigue, exhaustion, depression, or frequent feeling of apathy


If you have been diligently following our Health Solutions protocols and you still have many of the symptoms from the list below, then it would be worthwhile to make a parasite cleanse your next step.

If you do not have any of the symptoms below, then you either don’t have parasites or you are asymptomatic. Although it would not hurt for you to do a parasite cleanse, there might not be any noticeable benefit from completing one.

TYPICAL SYMPTOMS (Please note these symptoms can be associated with many other root causes).

  • Abdominal cramps, gas or pain
  • Anal itching, especially at night
  • Anemia
  • Arthritic type pains
  • Bloating or distended abdomen
  • Blood in your stool
  • Burning sensation in the stomach
  • Challenges balancing blood sugar levels
  • Chest pain
  • Chills
  • Chronic candida (intestinal) or vaginal yeast infections
  • Coughing up blood
  • Colitis (inflammation of the colon)
  • Constant or chronic fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Crawling feeling under your skin
  • Eating more than normal but still feeling hungry
  • Fever
  • Food allergies
  • Forgetfulness or unclear/fuzzy thinking
  • Flulike symptoms such as coughing, fever, and nasal congestion
  • Frequent diarrhea
  • Grinding teeth while sleeping (that is not responsive to magnesium)
  • Hair loss or thinning hair
  • Headaches
  • Heart pain
  • Inability to control urination (in children, this could be bedwetting)
  • Inability to gain or lose weight
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Itching around the ears or nose
  • Liver/gallbladder issues
  • Lung congestion
  • Memory loss
  • Mucous in stools
  • Muscle pain
  • Nail biting
  • Nausea/ Vomiting
  • Pain in the back, thighs or shoulders
  • Pain in the navel
  • Painful urination
  • Persistent difficulty sleeping
  • Restlessness, nervousness, anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin rashes
  • Swelling of facial features
  • Sweating or night sweats
  • Urgent need to eliminate immediately after eating


The existing parasite medications available are not only ineffective, but create even more drug resistance in the parasites and many of these drugs have severe side-effects as well.

Your best bet for successfully treating parasites is a comprehensive herbal blend taken for a long enough period to successfully eliminate the invaders.

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Paraway helps your body cleanse itself of parasites and toxins without the negative effects of harsh chemicals. The gentle yet effective herbs make the body an inhospitable host for parasites to live, thereby causing them to evacuate rather than die in your body.

When parasites die in your body, they can release waste and toxins. The goal is not to kill them, but to disable them (make them loosen their grip) and eliminate them out of your body.  Therefore, it is essential to maintain proper bowel function while doing the parasite cleanse.

Ingredients: black walnut hulls powder, pumpkin seed powder, knotweed extract, clove flower bud powder, sage leaf powder, gentian root powder, hyssop leaf powder, fenugreek seed powder, chamomile flower extract, black pepper fruit powder, peppermint leaf powder, thyme leaf powder, fennel seed powder, garlic powder, chlorophyll, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate in a gelatin capsule.

Dosage: Take 2 capsules daily (first thing in the morning on an empty stomach) for 10 days and then increase to 5 capsules (all first thing in the morning on an empty stomach).  Always wait at least 20 minutes after taking Paraway before eating breakfast.

If you have parasites you will likely need to continue to take Paraway (5 capsules first thing in the AM) for at least 3 months.  This will ensure you tackle the entire life cycle of the parasites.

Paraway can be purchased from our online store GO HERE.


After one bottle of Paraway you should either notice some level of improvement or see some parasites in the toilet.  If either is the case, you must continue to stay on the Paraway for at least another 60 days.

The more infested you are, the longer you will need to stay on the Paraway formula.  Some people have needed as much as 6 months’ worth of treatment.

If after a 30-day trial, you haven’t noticed any improvements, then you likely don’t have parasites.  Please pay close attention to your symptoms because even a slight improvement may indicate you are on the right path.  Some clients have reported not noting significant improvement until into their seventh week.


We also use a Parasite Purge Elixir or GSE capsules that contain wormwood for additional parasite eradication, if it’s required.

Parasite Purge Elixir:  This is a quality liquid parasite formula for people that are riddled with parasites and need more anti-parasitic power than Paraway alone.  This is also useful for people big and small, who can’t swallow pills.  It contains Wormwood, Black Walnut, Garlic, Cinnamon, Clove, Thyme.

Suggested Use: Take this formula in addition to the Paraway for stubborn parasites, or on its own if you can’t swallow pills. 15-30 drops 2-3 times per day.

Parasite Purge Elixir can be purchased from our online store GO HERE.

Grapefruit Seed Extract 90 Capsules: Grapefruit seed extract is being used successfully in humans and animals alike to eliminate many types of internal and external infections caused from many types of parasites (single and multi-celled), viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

The capsules contain an additional anti-parasitic herb referred to as Wormwood as well as Echinacea for the immune system.

Ingredients: Grapefruit seed extract 84 mg , Echinacea Angustifolia root organic 161 mg, Artemisia Absinthium 161 mg

Suggested Use:  Take 1 capsule 3 times daily in addition to Paraway.

Grapefruit Seed Extract Capsules can be purchased from our online store GO HERE.

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Cleaning House

In the right environment, parasites will not only survive, they will THRIVE!!

Intestinal parasites thrive in filthy environments.  The many varieties of intestinal worms lodge themselves in the old matter that encrusts the walls of the intestinal tract.  If there is no stagnant waste in the intestines, then the parasites do not have anything to embed themselves in.

Many intestinal parasites can only maintain a foothold in the body if there is old fecal material collecting there. Remove this old putrid, decaying mucoid matter and you will flush these parasites out as well.

This is another reason you must eliminate properly and complete a colon cleanse as soon as possible.

For details on how to do a safe, simple yet effective colon cleanse using herbs and supplemental fiber (no specific diet required) purchase our e-manualThe Scoop on Poop” HERE.


Lung Congestion

A colleague of mine has been a nutritionist for as many years as I have. She is a role model for pure and healthy living. However, she too has had her health challenges. One was congestion in her lungs, she just never felt like she could catch her breath.

When she put herself on a parasite cleanse she started coughing up mucus.  She was shocked to see that her mucus was filled with worms.  After her cleanse, she could breathe freely again.

Where did she get the worms?  No one knows for sure, but she falls into the category of “people with pets are at a much higher risk of contracting parasites”.

Creepy Crawly Skin

My mother was the first client that took the Paraway and turned me around from a non-believer to a believer.

My mom had travelled to Venezuela and over the 7 years since her trip had developed these symptoms: frequent diarrhea or loose stool, eating more but always feeling hungry, unexplained skin rashes and a creepy crawly feeling under her skin.

She wondered about a parasitic infection and so she took two separate stool samples to the lab and both times she was told that she did not have parasites. Fortunately, at the time she was working for me and read some of the literature that was just being circulated on parasites.

After 5 months of treatment, she no longer saw parasites in her elimination (it was easy to see them at first because her stool was never formed), and all her symptoms were gone, including the intermittent jabbing pain in her head that she had had since she was a teenager (obviously, she had been carrying a less aggressive parasite since her teens).

She quit the Paraway but 3 months later, the symptoms started up again, so she got back on Paraway for another 3 months.  Those symptoms never returned.


After my mom’s experience, I wanted to know more and so I attended a conference and there I met a family whose daughter had been ravaged by seizures.

A family friend thought to suggest the Paraway for her.  I won’t gross you out with all the details, but she did pass an extremely long worm and after that the seizures stopped.


Not all my parasite stories are as dramatic; usually it is minor symptoms that are cleared up with the Paraway treatment. Regardless, if you have parasites, the motto is “better out than in”.

If you have a parasite story, please share it with us!

Whether you are doing a Paraway Cleanse or not…


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  1. Drink ½ ounce of purified water per pound of body weight daily.
  2. Eat 2 cups of vegetables daily, not including lettuce, potato, peas, corn and mushrooms. You can eat them; they just don’t count.
  3. Reduce caffeine intake to no more than 16 ounces of organic coffee per day.  Zero to 8 ounces is preferable.
  4. Have four to five sugar free days per week.
  5. Find exercise you enjoy, that energizes you and get movement at least 4 times per week.

Information made available through this website is provided for educational or reference purposes only. Nutritional Therapy and/or Coaching is not intended as a diagnosis, treatment, prescription, or cure for any disease, mental or physical, and is not intended as a substitute for regular medical care.

Copyright Brenda Eastwood, RNCP and Megan Boff, RNCP 2016 – Do You Have Parasites?

Would you like to use this article in your E-zine or website?  You may, if you include this complete write-up with it: Brenda Eastwood is a holistic health expert who specializes in Women’s Health Issues.  Her expertise stems from over 35 years’ experience as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner.  This includes ongoing research, 17 years running a successful private practice, presenting hundreds of seminars and workshops, as well as coaching clients through her unique online Inner Circle program. Today she is reaching out to even more women through her regular article contributions to HANS (Health Action Magazine) and her book “Get off the PMS and Perimenopausal Roller Coaster, Learn 9 Natural Fast Track Solutions to Balanced Hormones”. For more information on Brenda Eastwood please visit or for information on her Total Health Packs visit