Natural Treatments for those Pesky Parasites.
Constipation, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Fatigue, or perhaps Loss of Appetite??? These can all be signs you may be sharing your body with a nasty Parasite. Parasitic Infections have become a lot more common with more and more people travelling internationally, they are generally acquired through contaminated food or water.
If you have travelled abroad and come back feeling a little “off”, particularly an unwell stomach then there is a great chance you may have a pesky Parasite. Our well trained and qualified team of Clinical, Nutritionists and Naturopaths can help treat Parasitic Infections naturally with a Parasite Cleanse.
An Anti-Parasitic diet will also be an important factor to consider when killing these nasty invaders. Focus on plenty of vegetables and probiotic-rich foods (such as sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, yogurt and kefir), these foods will support and increase your gut flora (the good bacteria). Avoid grains and sugar (including fruit while you’re doing a Parasite Cleanse), as this will help reduce the bad bacteria and fungus parasites can feed off.
Make sure you also incorporate plenty of Anti-Parasite foods such as pumpkin seeds (the number one weapon you will want in your diet), fresh herbs like oregano and ginger (our Holistic Naturopath’s and Nutritionists can you give you a more comprehensive list suited to you) and coconut oil.
If you think you may be living with Parasites, don’t delay. Head on into one of our clinics at Chermside or Cannon Hill or call us today. Our Holistic Health professionals will have the right natural approach, tailored specifically to you.
Probiotic Pumpkin Seed Slaw
- 1 1/2 Cup Green cabbage thinly shredded
- 1 Cup Red cabbage thinly shredded
- 2 Carrots peeled and grated
- 3 Celery stalk thinly sliced
- 1/2 Red Onion peeled and finely diced
- 1/3 Cup Pumpkin seeds lightly toasted
- 1/4 Cup Pinenuts lightly toasted
- 1 Cup Probiotic goat’s milk kefir
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Parsley leaves finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp Mint leaves finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
- Pepper freshly ground (to taste)
- Combine the all the prepared salad ingredients in to a large bowl and toss together, (only add seeds/nuts just prior to serving so they stay crunchy).
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss through.
- Serve as a side with your choice of vegetarian or lean protein source.