Do I Have Intestinal Parasites, Intestinal Worms?

Updated: June 12, 2024 Written By Salvatore Crapanzano C.C.Ir., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Parasitic (Worm) Infection?

Many people have parasites, particularly intestinal worms and don't know it. The physical signs, the emotional or mental signs of this kind of parasitic infestation can be subtle or quite overt. Your personality could be affected by the presence of parasites in your gut. Normally that is the case if you have had them for most of your life.

You may be the nervous, anxious, or the worrisome type of person, and you think it's natural, but it's actually parasites that may be modifying your physiology, your brain chemistry and altering your perceptions of reality and causing your organ energy to decrease, to perhaps feel weak willed.

Physical Signs and Symptoms of a Parasitic Infection In The Gut

The most obvious sign of a parasitic infection is some abdominal pain. Abdominal pain, however is not always present, or you may not be aware of even a low-grade pain. When other causes of abdominal pain or discomfort have been ruled out by a medical doctor you may consider parasites as the cause.

More possible signs:

  • bloating
  • passing gas (particularly after meals)
  • seeing egg shaped circles in the eyes when looking at the sky
  • poor sleep
  • constant dreams during sleep
  • tossing and turning during sleep
  • chronic constipation
  • chronic diarrhea
  • alternating constipation/diarrhea
  • grinding of teeth at night
  • wearing down of teeth
  • poor quality of nails
  • chronic candidiasis
  • burping gas after meals
  • chronic burping
  • delusions
  • hallucinations
  • mental disorders
  • mood swings
  • depression
  • chronic anger
  • ravenous appetite
  • strong early morning appetite especially around 5am, 6am
  • lymph problems (e.g. lymph tissue enlargement or pain)
  • constant cravings for greasy foods, even potato chips
  • cravings for and eating farinaceous foods:
    • white bread
    • white flour products
    • cookies
    • pastries, etc
  • cravings for sugar or sugar containing products
  • love of vinegar
  • love of sour foods such as lemons, grapefruits
  • chronic exhaustion
  • chronic fatigue
  • rough, dry skin at the heels of the feet
  • anal itching
  • anal tickling (usually at night)
  • anal burning
  • anal redness
  • bowel movements turn green regularly
  • hypoglycemia
  • headaches
  • migraine headaches
  • trouble sleeping
  • awakening in the night
  • trouble getting to sleep
  • abdominal pain after eating apples
  • abdominal pain after vigorous exercise

Parasites Inhabit the Gut

Parasite Worm Asking: Are you going to get rid of me?

Parasitic worms often inhabit the gut, both the large and small intestine for many years without being known to the host. Sometimes they can pass between the small and large intestine, and cause some pain at the ileocecal valve during this movement.

Normally, the contents of the small intestine pass into the cecum, the first part of the large intestine (colon) during digestion. The ileocecal valve keeps the contents of the large intestine from going back up into the small intestine during digestion. The ileocecal valve is located on the right side of the body in the lower abdomen normally above the appendix.

Parasites in the Cecum

Some parasites often inhabit the bottom of the cecum for years, occasionally to get a little hungry and let you know about it with some gnawing. These would be roundworms, or scientifically called nematodes. These parasitic worms can stay there because of the way we sit at the toilet seat in the Western World, as opposed to the natural squatting position of the "undeveloped world".

One way to gradually get these parasites out of the colon is to use a natural device such as the The Original Squatty Potty® Toilet Stool. This device can also help solve chronic constipation and increase bowel movements especially with a regular exercise program. This device is easy to use and also highly recommended.

What are Some Other Odd Symptoms of Parasite Infection

Another strange sign of parasite infection is itching all over, or in certain places. These can include the genitalia, or ears, face, neck, back, chest, underarms.

This is usually a light itch that starts in bed at night. It may be triggered by dust mites, or trying to kill parasites.

Maybe you ate some garlic, and maybe you ate some other anti-parasitic food.

The itching of genitalia is often caused by damp-heat in TCM.

There may be other signs of them by way of certain points on the Chinese meridians that are somewhat painful, or get “electrified” to some degree.

You may feel a zapping sensation, a very small electrical charge on the meridian point. Also, a circulating sensation of electricity in your meridians.

What these indicate is your need to ground perhaps, and may indicate a qi stagnation.

Ever touch one of your ears because it feels hot, or warm. You may not realize that at all until now. That is a heat sign.

LI-11, near the edge pf elbow crease with the elbow bent clears heat anywhere in the body.

ST-44 Clears Fire.

BL-40 (or UB-40 Urinary Bladder-40) which is in the middle of the popliteal crease at the back of the knee clears damp heat.

GB-41 is also a good point to clear damp-heat. As well as one having problems with gallbladders the heat in the meridian can cause issues with health.

For example, did you know, GB-44 can clear fire for Vertigo and dizziness?

Do It Yourselfer Trying to Sense Them/Remove Them

One very important herb to check for parasites is cloves.

Cloves need to put in the mouth, and then moistened and sucked on with your saliva slowly. Ground cloves, even freshly ground are not exactly the same thing. In Italian, cloves are called nails of garofano (chiodi di garofano). Hence implying they can cause hurt your gums, if you are not careful in sucking on them slowly. This takes about one hour and a half, but a shorter period like 30 minutes may be enough.

Cloves warm the stomach, heart, and the inner body. They can create more heat, because of their warming nature.

Cloves called (ding xiang in TCM) are a great anti-microbial, which can kill bacteria in the gut, and help with Candida overgrowth as well. They can certainly help rebalance your microbiome. They can be used to freshen your breath, and can save your gums, and reduce the plaque on your teeth. In TCM, Cloves are classified as a herb to Warm the Interior (Middle Burner) of expel cold, direct Qi downward, and also warms the Kidneys, and boosts Yang. Hence a Kidney-yang tonic.

It may be worth tolerating it if just for their anti-microbial properties.

Ginger is another warming spice. Most ginger purchased in stores is not strong enough to disturb parasites. Some gingers create a peristaltic action, and rebalance the microbiome to some degree.

You may feel movement in your gut when using some of these spices.

Caution, do not use these two spices too much in the summer months when it is warmer.

Having described these two techniques, most parasite herbal formulas will not work because they are not properly balanced to solve the energetic imbalances, or poor digestion first before trying to kill the parasites.

The one thing that you may experience when clearing parasites, is a temporary loss of bowel control. This means the parasite cleanse is working. Most cleanses are going to kill parasites in your gut (Vermicidal).

Hurdles To Go Through to Get Rid of Parasites

If you have already passed parasites contratulations on knowing you have them. But did you actually get of all of them?

You may have over 100 hundred “health hurdles” to go through, before you can remove all of the parasites, and their eggs.

When Are Parasites Most Active?

There's a lot of public misinformation about when parasites are most active. The parasites Hanna Kroeger Healer is specifically writing about here are intestinal worms. According to the late Reverend Hanna Kroeger they are moon creatures.

Full Moon Activity

Normally parasites become more active during the full moon, however, they can be active all the time, and in particular the tapeworm can be most active during the full moon. The term tapeworm here includes the pork, beef, and fish tapeworms.

New Moon Activity

Yes, indeed there are worms that are more active during the new moon as well!

Chances are very good if you are arriving at this web page and you are very close to the New Moon, and your notice more pronounceable symptoms you have a Roundworm infection!

Roundworms cause

  • fatigue
  • chronic fear
  • chronic anxiety
  • exhaustion (especially periodic)
  • allergies
  • depression
  • mood swings
  • kidney pains
  • pain in the lower flanks
  • night sweats
  • irritability
  • cranky, ill-tempered, grouchy
  • mental illness
  • aversion to perfumes
  • multiple chemical sensitivity
  • uncontrollable or racing thoughts
  • constipation
  • eyesight problems (liver sign)
  • low stomach acid
  • may cause or contribute to dry cracked heals
  • constant hunger.

When you become aware of having roundworms, you will feel like they are wallowing around, slithering around in your small intestine and eating some of your food. If you have both kinds of parasites, then you will feel the effect on both full moon and new moon.

Your wife may complain to you that you are cranky, moody or irritable (showing some anger), and you may place the blame on the outside environment, but it really is an irritability that comes from the worms in your gut, irritating your liver.

The liver detoxifies their excrement, and when some become more active, or your meals are not digested well enough, and food just sits in your stomach because you violate food combining rules, the liver gives you feedback, because it cannot smooth the flow of qi to keep your mood stable. You may not feel them in the gut, but your wife knowing you quite well can sense when your mood is even slightly off. Do a professional parasite cleanse before the marriage is in some difficulty.

So as well as day time mood swings, and irritability showing anger, people who have some kind of parasite, not necessarily a roundworm, irritating their livers, often awaken in the 1am - 3am range.

Proximity of Earth To Moon Has An Effect

The proximity of the moon to the earth also has an effect on the activity of parasites. This may be direct or indirect. It's probably indirect because the moon being closer to the earth has a pull on the water of our body. Whatever has a pull on the water in the body has an alternating or modulating effect on the kidneys. This modulating effect is true because according to Traditional Chinese Medicine the kidneys control the water balance in the body. A modulating effect is like the tides which go up and down. You can also think of this modulating effect like going up and down on a roller coaster.

The Closest the Moon Has Been To The Earth in Dec 2008

In fact on Friday, December 12, 2008 the full moon was the closest it has ever been to the earth since some 15 years ago, on March 1993. The next time the full moon is going to be closest to the Earth is November 14, 2016. Do you have an illness that took a turn for the worst or whose symptoms worsened beginning in December of 2008?

Were you more noticeably fatigued during December 2008, January 2009, and February of 2009? Did you notice some of your symptoms worsen? Did you end up in hospital during any of these months?

If so then consider any increase in symptoms a gift! You may very well have intestinal parasites!

Although these dates are a little bit old by now (2016), when someone has a stomach illness due to a parasite that comes on suddenly out of the blue, it is often because the moon, and the tides, and season has come together to show the weakest point for a person's health (actually organ energy). And this conglomeration of events shows a parasite infection present in the body for a long time.

How Long Does it Take for Symptoms to Develop?

Some of the symptoms above may however take years to develop, normally beginning to show up in the late teens, and early twenty's. Chronic fatigue is usually one of them.

Your liver can take the bunt of detoxifying the excretions of parasitic worms. It is the main detoxifier of the body. Years of overburdening you liver can cause it to loose its ability to process Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) and therefore it becomes compromised. It takes energy to detoxify anything from the human body, and therefore parasites also steel energy from the liver. It is now known that EFA's like fish oils can be essential for proper mental function, so loss of your liver's ability to fully utilize EFA's may be the main reason for mental symptoms.

Also, Chemical sensitivity, for example sensitivity to cigarette smoke is one of the more pronounced symptoms of intestinal worm infection, especially if these symptoms have been noticeable since childhood and exist with heavy metal poisoning. In fact worm infestation is difficult to get rid of because of heavy metal poisoning which can degrade your digestion. Both Parasites and Heavy Metal Poisoning are part of the 7 Physical Causes of Ill Health readings which Hanna Kroeger Healer performs.

When you have tried a parasite cleanse, and it has produced more sensitivity to chemicals, or smells, thus showing irritation of your lungs, you need to back off in order to stop potentially doing harm to your body, and consider a professional parasite cleanse to get real results!

Why are Parasites Difficult to Diagnose?

If there is an unknown cause of some disease or symptom you are having, you may also wish to suspect parasites. The most difficult type of parasites to find are the ones which are stealth, hidden for years from your awareness.

You can, however become aware of them over a few weeks or months. This awareness can occur when you increase daily bowel movements. You can increase bowel movements by using a more natural evacuation posture and increasing bowel tonicity on a herbal program. A Vibrational Reading can find a plan for just that. The Vibrational Reading can of course deal with clearing the body of parasite infection when that is a priority. Usually the priority is Rebuilding and Re-energizing the organs first.

Regular bowel movements, and at least several bowel movements a day are essential to removing parasites from the intestinal tract.
Another way to become aware of parasites that is also highly recommended is food combining. Food combining weakens parasites because you get more of your own food than they do. Chewing your food well may also help.

Medical Tests Are Mostly Ineffective

Most medical stool tests may come back negative when in fact you do have intestinal parasites, particularly worms. Most medical doctors may still be trained and think that you need to visit a third-world country to obtain an intestinal parasite. However, If you suspect that a health problem is caused by a parasite worm, you probably have one.

What are Causes of Parasitic Intestinal Worms?

Eating cold foods, childhood trauma, adult trauma, poor digestion, poor stomach acid, poor elimination, taking anti-acid medications are invitations for parasites to inhabit and stay in your body. All it takes is the accidental ingestion of a parasite egg or larvae when your digestion is compromised. Over-eating is also an invitation to intestinal parasites. People who are meat eaters, particularly heavy meat eaters when they should not be are also inviting a parasite worm infestation.

Some common roundworm parasites of humans are:

Toxocariasis is considered by the CDC as one of the top 5 neglected parasitic infections: Toxocariais at Center for Disease Control.

Toxocariasis is associated with Visceral Larva Migrans.

Visceral Larva Migrans means migration of the larvae through the host's organs.

There is also Cutaneous Larva Migrans (skin migration), and Ocular Larva Migrans (eye migration).

More detailed medical information about Larva migrans in a pdf Fact sheet from [Center for Food Security and Public Safety: Iowa State University] by: Spickler AR, Murphy MD. December 2013 (Last Updated)

See a well organized table of the List of Roundworm Parasites Infecting Humans on WikiPedia

Further scientific information and lifecycle: Nematodes Roundworms of Man

Infection with a parasitic worm in a human is often called heminthiasis, and the parasitic worms of humans are called helminths.

Mood Swings, Chronic Anger Due to Intestinal Parasites

The subject of mood swings, anger either acute or chronic is a very important one for discussion. In our society the true source of these symptoms are often very poorly misunderstood and often not understood at all!

Anything that disturbs your liver can cause anger. People who have anger issues, or take things very personally, most probably have intestinal parasites, and have allergies and food sensitivities which also exacerbate the mood-swing difficulty. People who have impulse control disorders may also have intestinal parasites.

Why are Parasites Difficult to Get Rid Of?

Hanna Kroeger Healer has already mentioned one reason. Improver elimination, insufficient elimination, poor diet, eating too many greasy foods, including potato chips can make it more difficult to remove parasites from the human body. The other reason mentioned was heavy metal poisoning.

Rebuilding and Detoxification To Rid Parasites

In practice, rebuilding the liver, kidneys, and the digestion are also important and essential aspects of ridding the human body of parasites. An adequate exercise program, and subtle-detoxification while rebuilding is very important.

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Are you someone who believes strongly in the possibility of working long-distance to get help to clear your parasites, and improve your health?

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Have you tried and tried to convince your doctor you have a parasite infection, and you are asked to take an anti-anxiety medication or an antidepressant? Perhaps even sent to see a psychiatrist?

Are you fed up with the medical system and its pseudo-scientific basis, and continually are told, “Sorry, Nothing found in the stool tests!”?

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Is your Digestion Sputtering, and you now think you have Candida Overgrowth too?

You Do NOT Want to Go It Alone anymore and possibly make yourself worse?

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Have you done some parasite cleanses, and found they confirmed you have a roundworm infection, but still could not get them out?

And you still do not know which one it is?

Have you noticed that you are becoming chemically sensitive, and fatigued, slightly more and more each year?

And Different new chemicals bother your lungs more and more each year?

You tried the black walnut hull tinctures, cloves, but no luck?

Do feel cranky, often irritable, and just want to leave work/the office?

Are you passing gas that is embarrassing you?

Do you feel like your blood sugar is never in control, and you have to eat every 3 hours or feel weak?

Do you periodically feel exhausted, or also “weighed down” not knowing where it comes from at all?

Are you not sure how you picked up the Round Worm infection at all?

Frustrated with how much money you've already spent, and want to invest in something that is guaranteed to work!

Most people, believe it or not have some kind of parasite.

People have different sources of Round Worm Infection. Cats is one of them.

You become the host.

Here's an excerpt from Andrea, a woman, 46 when she started her parasite cleanse. She is one of the best, most diligent, and committed clients I've ever worked with. She worked with me to clear Causes of Ill Health, one of which was roundworms, (she had two different kinds):

Preparing me for the possibility that I might feel terrible, given that I was already dealing with periodic exhaustion, Salvatore did the best he could to prepare me for what was to come and was always there as a support, if needed. But the fact was, I felt great throughout the whole process! I did feel some of the strange things he described in my abdomen as I continued, but it was tolerable. I just stayed focused on my goal (healthy body) and my body being wiped clean of parasites. It’s such a relief knowing that they are gone!!!!

I’m finished the parasite cleanse, finally. I feel fantastic and healthy.

Here are some crazy, wonderful things I noticed along the way:

  • some of my facial wrinkles were gone (I actually look visibly younger),
  • the edema (swelling) was gone,
  • the hair growth around the crown of my head was no longer gray but my own natural color,
  • my nails were stronger,
  • I lost 12 pounds in the process
  • my appetite diminished a bit.

I think what was really noticeable is the mental fog was gone. I didn’t even realize I had it until it went away. My mind seemed more mentally sharp with improved memory. Another interesting observation about my improved health as a result of the parasite cleanse was that I noticed a lightening of the color of my Iris! 

What really blows me away is we accomplished all these things by changing my diet some what, using supplements, using the power of attraction (staying focused on health) without medications that causes crazy side effects.

Read the Full Testimonial Here: Andrea's Parasite Cleanse Real Results Cleansing Round-worms!

Andrea completed the parasite cleanse in September 2014. When I followed up with Andrea in September 2015 in a 30 minute conversation, 1 year later, she was still astounded at her health still improving so much, and what she was able to do with exercise compared to when she finished working with me.

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If you work at the office, or want to keep the parasite cleanse discreet, we can help you.

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You just have to be excellent at multi-tasking, be committed and remember to multi-task taking the right pills.

You want it very easy for yourself: We give you what are called Daily Dosage Check Charts: You see exactly when to take the pills, in relation to meals, 30 minutes after BREAKFAST, 60 minutes before LUNCH, 30 minutes before LUNCH, 30 minutes before DINNER, etc.

All you do is set your timers, take the pills at the right time, and check off you've taken it, and continue working. If timing or meals are very crucial, we'll let you know.

Some people just follow the Daily Dosage Check Charts on their iPads, and continue on with their day.

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We help you with your digestion, and food choices to ensure the parasite cleansing works.

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