How to Get Rid of Parasites in the Body Naturally

How to Get Rid of Parasites in the Body Naturally

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.



  • Jojo Jo

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

  • Jojo Jo


  • zero deaths

    What about biltricide?

  • Blezie Nelson Gotolanas

    if you are rich you have lots of parasites

  • Maureen Urbanski

    Josh, you appear to have rosacea. 🙁

  • Kim B

    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!!

  • Wanna Wander

    Thank you Dr💜

  • Natural Nature

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

  • E B

    or just take papaya seeds


    passion, information, caring……Thank You

  • Ms. G

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

  • Robert Thompson


  • WeSpeak

    just got back from China

  • Scott Linkemer

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

  • sally olsson

    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.

  • G G

    Diatomaceous earth are the best of killing them

  • Joey

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

  • kumi sumi

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

  • L Laman

    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 !

  • 01MIDWAY

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

  • Rebecca 23

    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!


    Meat is parasites

  • Rajveer Bhoday

    can i have avacados?

  • John Phillips

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

  • Monfared Tina

    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

  • Joe Ruiz

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

  • dixi1951

    What are colonics ?

  • Truth Speaks

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

  • Heather Lynn

    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?????

  • Moirraine Campbell

    Thyme, the "h" is silent 🙂

  • Lindsay Madzivanzira

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

  • Jazzie Love

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

  • generalistic_me

    will these work for animal too?

  • Cathy Fonseca

    I am learning so much from you…thank you!

  • Christopher Marth

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

  • beeboo

    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.

  • Stafford NATION

    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?

  • Benjamin Nicholas King

    Can we eat Spelt bread, can we have butter?

  • united-YA'OH we stand!

    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

  • ontheroadtoZ

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

  • mellen

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

  • Shanice baker

    Great video 👌

  • Rashmi Sinha

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

  • Xanthia Gonzales

    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.

  • Jesse Gentry

    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?

  • mellen

    Why come off cleanse for a week in between?

  • Angel Ivy

    I Love Dr Axe!!!💝🙏 Thank you!

  • Quinoa Boy

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

  • Cool Lynn

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

  • Glenn Powell

    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.

  • Laurel

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

  • Alex Reed

    lol i drank creek water

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  • J Barnes

    @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?

  • Lux Aeterna

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

  • Helen Cox

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

  • Lisa Gardner

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

  • Lisa Gardner

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

  • WinterGirl

    Clove oil

  • obec_18 luv

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

  • James Brown

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

  • Email Ellis

    Many thanks Dr much obliged

  • Damara Hunter, REALTOR Champions Real Estate Group

    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.

  • Paul Cupp

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

  • The Daily Digestion

    Great video!! Thank you!!

  • Shirley

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

  • Cody Patino

    Why is his face red?

  • Edifice of Echoes

    What about raw honey?

  • Tracer

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

  • Prettywoman Z

    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.

  • Meandme

    How about toxoplasma?

  • Zayn Malik Turgunov

    Thanks a lot Dr.

  • Suvojit Dey

    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?

  • KEM T

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

  • One to One

    What is the name of the cleanse in the bottle?

  • shut beak


  • Mark Gauvreau

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

  • Brenda Wentz

    Thank you SO much!

  • Imani Dillard

    I am doing this 10 days para cleanse and I haven’t seen know results yet.

  • Sandra Pope

    I have been taking Wormwood along with Black Walnut ..Ive been told it can be very toxic to your body. Can it make you swell up?

  • Mary Robinson

    Hi Dr, Axe. Any tips on how to help your Asthma without taking Prednisone 20 mg tad. and Antibiotics like Doxycycline hylate 100 mgs tad this medication gives me headaches and heartburn. Any Natural Long term or short Remedies to help recover while still feeling halfway like your old self.Thank you.

  • Tammy Bryan

    This is what I found through studying… for Tapeworm – Praziquantel / Pyrantel Pamoate every 8 hrs for two -three weeks if it has got into your skin, if you can catch it earlier when only in you small intestines you may only need 3 days of meds. For Hookworm Whipworm and some others Mebendazole works better for some people than Albendazole …It depends on how bad and how long you’ve had these Ps as to how long you need to take the medicine. Open and soften you pours/ skin with Fractionated Coconut oil also …Epsom salt baths, a teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 c. warm water twice a day, and powder yourself with it too. Drink lemon water at least once a day, take a probiotic that has L. reuteri in it. also
    Garlic Supplement, Oil of Oregano. Eat Pumpkin seeds, garlic, and things they don’t like. Most of these Ps come from eating things with a face as I read.

  • Ramona Rojo

    Yes I am reading naturally what are you talking about pills. ????

  • Tina Loui

    Why do you need a week break?

  • linda parker

    Awesome video ! Thank you !

  • Darla June

    I don't eat pork, but i started eating bacon again. Does bacon count as pork?

  • Iam isiam

    Most americans eat raw meat…a lot of worms…..

  • Dinesh S

    eat 3 garlics every morning on an empty stomach for 2 weks. you can see awesome results. eggs of worms will come along with your poop. garlic the best.

  • Justin C.

    Are tea tree oil enema safe?

  • Curtistine Miller

    What about 🍋 garlic ginger root and tummeric root. to kill Parasites….

  • jeff rip

    Chew 1 tablespoon of papaya seeds in morning on empty stomach Bang parasites are Dead.
    That's what i did, and killed them all off


    ( No pun intended )


    It works in your lymphatic system, for example worms in your back?

  • idkyoutellme7

    how do you get rid of parasites from the blood?

  • idkyoutellme7

    what if it's flesh eating microscopic do we kill them fast

  • Priestess Sahara

    Thanks so much Dr. Axe! I've been following you for a couple of years now, and so appreciate your wisdom and passion for what you believe in! I have a question about your cleanse. On your video you say eat no fruit. While your complimentary article suggests to drink papaya juice. I would imagine you recommend drinking raw with a papaya put through a blender? And if so… daily, or occasionally? It's a little confusing. Please clarify. Thank you.

  • Felicia Granström

    Thx for that, can I drink coffee and te?
    Drink soy yogurt?
    Drink only kokonutmilk?
    I'm vegan. Is soy foods OK or are they to sweet?
    Quorn and tofu?
    Sauses like bearneise and mayo?

    Would be really thankful for your reply 🙏💞

  • Lucille Femine

    What about beans?

  • Anna

    guys no meat. meat is also full of parasites

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