Fatigue, Roundworms, New Moon, Strings/Toothpicks in Green Stool

Updated: Jan 1, 2024 Written By Salvatore Crapanzano C.C.Ir., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc.

Helminth of type Roundworm here: the Ascaris Lumbricoides in the small intestine (cartoon)

Helminths is a term describing a group of parasitic infections of your gut, and in this case we are writing only about roundworm infections, such as the ever popular pinworm infection. Roundworms are also called nematodes.

What are those stringy things in my stool?

Do you think you have parasites? Chances are good if you are coming to this page on the New Moon, but more usually about 2-5 days after the New Moon, and you feel fatigue, depression, lethargy then you have a roundworm infection in yur gut.

Roundworms also affect the lungs, because they can migrate in the larvae stage. You body will demonstrate the lung imbalance when you awaken between 3am and 5am for no reason.

A simple thing such as an anal itch can show you the roundworm infection in the body as well.

Usually however, temporary fatigue among several other symptoms listen below is a sure sign of roundworm infection.

What Do Roundworms Look Like in the Stool?

Proper Bile Flow is Necessary for a Successful Parasite Cleanse

The stool should normally be brown - golden brown. This indicates excellent bile flow.  Pay attention to this.

People who have roundworm infection that invade the biliary tract, which is where bile comes from the gall-bladder and therefore the liver, will show greenish bowel movements at different times during a monthly period. Excellent bile flow which is often a prerequisite to succeed in clearing parasites would show up in having orange-brown bowel movements. Often even if fibre is necessary, a variety of different proteins, including ensuring absorbable zinc and iron, and mg for proper bowel movements too.

When you search through the fresh stool, or it breaks off in the toilet, you could see some strings or toothpick like strands, off white, that are dead roundworms. The body does not normally kill them.

If you are taking an digestive enzyme especially before a meal, you might see these early grown-up roundworms easily. Digestive enzymes containing papain for example (extracted from pineapple), and proteolytic enzymes.

However fatigue is also sign of them being killed because the body is processing the die off material. Usually however, fatigue results from you having to process their excrement.

Since what they do is eat your food, and ask you to take care of them, they are usually nothing but a burden on the body. However, some practitioners feel that they hold on to heavy metals when you cannot detoxify them. Suffice it say right now, that heavy metal intoxication is a barrier to them being removed.

When on programs to kill the roundworms, the newly hatched roundworms look like little toothpicks in the stool, and most often can look like bean sprouts, or alfalfa sprouts when larger. They also look like long bits of white flour spaghetti.  Sometimes they look like toothpicks, because they are harder.

So, if you think there is “spaghetti” in your stool, you can be assured you have roundworms. Especially when you did not eat spaghetti the day before.

It is my opinion, and not yet a full concrete determination, that seeing small pieces of several bowel movements may indicate a parasite infection of roundworms.

Roundworms become uncomfortable when you ingest warming spices like cinnamon, or cloves because these spices warm the meridians, and increase kidney-yang or kidney warmth. This then increases the power of the digestive organs, which increases stomach acid. Garlic is also another roundworm killer, and warming to the stomach/digestion, and also increases energy circulation!

Apple cider vinegar may also cause these smaller worms to die off because of increased stomach acid resulting from its ingestion.

So, when roundworms inhabit a cold or sluggish digestion, subsequently getting them out can be very difficult.

Consequently a roundworm infection stays easily when you eat too many cooling foods, or cold foods, and also sour foods because they are usually also cooling. These are then two reasons that commercial 30-90 day parasites cleanses can be utterly ineffective.

It is more complex for some people to get rid of them. And chances are higher that you will get sicker if you try to do it yourself without a sophisticated program. However, I hope I will help you understand what "there's more to it then simple cleansing herbs.". Granted there are some people who are healthy enough that the simple cleansing herbs are going to work if taken long enough.

But most people are not that healthy because they don't have enough glutathione. The ones who have enough antioxidant and detoxifier glutathione in their body can get rid of them quickly.

Sour foods however, are good to keep them down in the bowels (more precisely the small intestines), and therefore to keep them from coming up the esophagus.

How To Notice if You Have A Roundworm Infection.

One way to notice if you have a roundworm infection is to drink two or more glasses of concord grape juice (good quality sulfite free), such as Welch's first thing in the morning.

The Concord grape juice does not have to be fresh.

Concord grapes may have the same effect.

Drinking it when there is a New Moon, can show you the negative effect on your body. The worms get uncomfortable.

You may end up having extra bowel movements.

The roundworms get disturbed.  In fact, the existence of the nests of roundworms show up as a reddish tint in some parts of the sclera. These tints get brighter red at times with eating certain foods. This is not the same as pink eye. Does this mean your parasite cleanse will work?

The detoxification of the roundworm's own excrement steels energy from the kidneys and liver. They also rob your body of nutrients. This energy is called "Qi"More below.

Getting a roundworm infection out is usually key to getting to a higher level of health. And this is because it will likely prevent restorative sleep, which will affect your immune system, and natural detoxification at night.

However, most people are not even the slightest bit aware of the infections unless the symptoms become pronounced. And also you have people who have insomnia because of the infection, and they are going to start taking drugs for sleep issues. I write more about the aging factor that considers a hidden roundworm population a natural factor of aging below.

The main reason people have roundworm infection is because we are emotional human beings. We get upset. We have even the slightest amount of trauma which can temporarily impairs our digestion and lets them in. They are not that difficult to get.

Roundworms stay because they are hidden, and medicine believes them to be a tropical disease.

There is another more effective roundworm destroyer using brown rice detailed below.

Nails Have Ridges

An roundworm infection often shows up on the nails as ridges.

Therefore the nails are not smooth at all.

This is also a sign of them being in your body for a long time.

When there is trauma of some kind from childhood or adolescence there is usually roundworms as well.

The trauma rests in your aura, like a virus in a computer. It is cleared with Flower Essences.

Even the illness or death of a loved one, a difficult time in one's life could cause a roundworm infection.

As soon as your digestive acid goes down, you are more susceptible.

Unfortunately the signs of a roundworm infection are not so obvious especially at first.

Indigestion is one of them.

Tasting your food over again in another.

Constipation, and weak gallbladder are other signs.

As mentioned, Garlic as well as cinnamon, and cloves are also a yang food to destroy roundworms, so you will notice wiggling or popping in the gut with their continuous use, and then the “strings” in the stool.

Note: Please do not exessivly use Cinnamon, or Cloves, in the spring or summer.

However, because the roundworms release heavy metals, there can be difficult signs of roundworms detoxification such as delusions, and temporary mood swings, and uncontrolled thoughts.

Since parasites take a very long time to cause mental illness, then medically there is absolutely no connection between roundworms and mental illness. The mechanism by which this can happen is outlined below.

If you hurt yourself you often see the bruise the next day.

With a roundworm infection, you could see the “bruises” 10-20 years later.

Second of all, medical science testing hardly ever finds roundworms in the intestines or bowels.

Some cases of biliary ascariasis have been found. Ascariasis is a type of infection with a particular roundworm [1]. So, biliary ascariasis is roundworms in the biliary tract and therefore close to the gall-bladder.

Malfunctioning spleen, is a also an issue. Dampness also causes fatigue, and a weakening spleen weakens digestion, and then the person has chronic fatigue. Usually allergies, and also undigested food in the stool become an issue.

Reddish Tint on Cutticle Associated with Heat in Parasite Infection

A reddish tint near the nails is also a sign of heat which is associated with parasite infestation. When you ingest fried foods such as fried chicken, the heat will also increase.

It is well known in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) that the spleen does not like dampness.  Juices are damp forming for example.

One of the sure signs of long-term roundworm infection is the development of a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder. Although, it could also be a tapeworm infection. However roundworm infection cannot be said to cause bipolar disorder, since other things need to be addressed such as heavy metal detoxification, thyroid, adrenals, hormones, and any type of methylation defect.

As well, although bipolar disorder is thought to be an organicly caused disorder of the brain in allopathic medicine, it is not necessarily so in TCM. In TCM, it may require treatment of the heart, and a meridian pattern which requires an acupuncturist to clear.

Also, when the person does not eat yogurt on a regular basis, from adolescence the bowel flora is not well balanced, and a candida infection can result. This is called dysbiosis. And it increases susceptibility.

Parasites hate strong probiotics, and lack of intestinal flora causes parasites to inhabit the small intestine more easily. Therefore, the use of antibiotics provides a two fold reason for parasite infestation because of any disturbance of the spleen.

It is possible to recolonize the mcirobiome flora of course. Sometimes also taking large quantities of acidophilus such as in Bio-K milk products would show the presence of the roundworms and kills some of them.

Being upset, or angry some or all of the time would just hurt your liver, and cause more roundworms to grow, every cycle. So being emotionally calm, and feeling well are tantamount to eradicating the infection.

Sometimes roundworms persist because of chemical detoxification needed. Only when the chemicals are removed/detoxified as well, can the roundworms be eradicated. These types of causes are shown in a the 7 Physical Causes of Ill Health. The most common type of chemicals unbeknownst to people in modern times are flame retardants. Not to mention Biphenol A detoxification.

However, everytime you go to the mall you are exposed to many other chemicals from manufactured items. In fact working in a mall store may have to be avoided to remove exposure.

Chemicals or unnatural compounds can also mean whatever you put on your body, such as nail polish, hair dyes, makeup, creams, shampoos –anything really you put on your skin and breath in too. Even your partner’s perfume, male or female could cause difficulty because you are continually breathing it in. Even natural products could cause difficulty.

The stress response must be well controlled, and reduced in order to facilitate healing.

Signs and Symptoms of a Roundworm Infection

There are many signs and symptoms of a Roundworm Infection.

There are several types of roundworms. Roundworms are a classifcation of intestinal worms, generally called helminths. Roundworms are also called nematodes distinguishing them from other intestinal worm families.

Below are a few. There are many more on another web page entitled Do I Have Parasites Intestinal Worms?

Here we are talking about an adult even 18 years of age or older.

But some of these symptoms could probably occur in someone in their early teens.

  • loss of intensity of orgasm
  • bad breath in the morning
  • white coating on tongue in the morning
  • heat signs in the body
  • white pimples on the face, chin, nose
  • easily prone to rashes
  • rashes on the skin that come and go
  • red pimples on the skin, e.g. chest or buttocks, nose that come and go
  • white pimples on the face, chin, nose
  • feeling that there is something in your eye
  • burning upon urination (especially after sex)
  • loss of yellow mucous bits in the corner of the eyes in the morning
  • demonstrated a sulfur deficiency
  • redness inflammation in the anus that comes and goes
  • inability to recover from vigorous exercise or requiring further rest
  • inability to hold your spine/upper back upright
  • loss of sleep quality
  • diffculty in getting to sleep
  • dream disturbed sleep
  • night sweats, spontaneous sweating
  • low stomach acid, burping food after the meal
  • recurring stomach issues, indigestion
  • anal tickling
  • loss of vitality, and vigour (feeling like you are getting old before your time)
  • simple activities like a 30 minute walk become strenuous and cause fatigue and need for rest
  • a larger than average need for fibre
  • awakening with heavy feeling of the legs
  • tossing and turning in bed at night
  • intense cravings for sweet foods, or items with sugar, e.g. dates, chocolate, chocolate bars (contain sugar)
  • timidity
  • lack of organizational abilities due to focusing issues
  • feeling of nerves always agitated
  • easily traumatized
  • gallbladder pain and gallbladder issues
  • appendicitis later in life
  • acid reflux, acid indigestion, dyspepsia
  • low back pain, or feeling something slamming into the kidneys
  • easily get infections from people (such as throat infections)
  • feeling of a weakened immune system
  • child not thriving or lethargic
  • occasional blood found in toilet paper upon wipping
  • constantly getting food sensitivities
  • feeling food is not digesting properly
  • cannot drink chlorinated tap water
  • get uneasy or sick feeling drinking chlorinated tap water
  • unexplained muscle twitches
  • indigestion or a feeling of food sitting in your stomach for 2-3 months may be a sign of ascaris lumbricoides roundworm

Feeling weary of life because you can't generate enough energy, and not feeling fully alive because of parasite infection can cause emotional and mental issues. Some people may need support in this case by using using the Bach Flower Remedies.

Of course, if you feel that you have abdominal sensations, crawling sensations you may very well be infected with some type of roundworm.

One of the most subtle symptoms of intestinal roundworm infection is wanting to eat all the time. In particular to eat sugar containing foods. You will feel constantly hungry.

If any of these symptoms have been going on for years, there is more likely to be a roundworm infection.

Although in medicine, some type of acute dangeous looking symptom is needed for diagnosis [2], in reality the author feels some species of roundworm do not show such strong signs or symptoms and never get diagnosed.

In fact even with nasea, and vomiting the chances of an emergency room visit causing a diagnsis of roundworm infection is not likely. Not unless you have visible worms in the stool, and then you may not be so lucky to get a diagnosis. Ideally being sent home with medication to eradicate them. The reasons are two fold. Emergency room departments are in my opinion (due to my own speaking with people whom should have gotten an acurate diagnosis the first time) notoriously insufficiently diagnosing people. They are particularly good at caring for patients with a heart attack.

The second reason, is in my opinion they may still require you have recently come from a third world country where roundworm infection is known.

Bottom line is this. It simply is not that well known in North America.

Also, the difficulty in finding a roundworm infection for some people is if you have had this slowly insidiously envelope your life, you may not at first think it's possible. You may think it is just old age. You don't rememer what it feels like to feel good all the time. That vibrant zest for life feeling you had in childhood. You may also experience denial from your physician, because they don't understand the reality.

A recurring candida infection after several tries is also an indication of an underlying intestinal roundworm infection.

To find out how to detoxify these critters and self-test for them, please see the end of this article.

Changing Your Diet Shows Parasites Infection Involved

There is something about changing your diet to more raw plant foods based diet which can cause initial difficulty with bowel movements, or feeling pressures in the colon or small intestine.

The raw foods involved may just cause an anti-parasitic effect. Raw carrot juice for example can cause improved gallbladder function.

Parasites Complicate Heavy Metal Detox

There is no doubt that having heavy metals poisoning can predispose one to parasites, but in fact parasites from childhood often predispose one to continued heavy metal poisoning.

The reason is the detoxification of the parasite's excrement even when still alive. It is better to get them out as soon as they are known.

With parasites and heavy metals, It becomes a vicuous circle of ill health. You need to detox the metals so you can ease the burden on your elimination system to detox the parasites.

And you need to detox the parasites, so your sulfur stores can increase so you can detox the heavy metals. Sounds difficult.

The solution to this bind is to use the correct supplements to detox both, and ensure your elimination system is working correctly by introducing drainage remedies.

I have personally spoken to people who have mistakenly self-tried poorly designed reputable heavy metal detoxes and caused parasites to come to be known.

It's a sad circumstance when people do not do a complex enough program to get rid of the infection, and cause further harm when metals are not detoxed.

Dr. Klinghardt of the Sophia institute, another specialist in parasite detox also says parasites hold on to viruses, protozoans, and heavy metals.

Loss of Mucous Bits in the Corner of the Eye

We normally awaken refreshed and I believe with yellow mucous bits in the sides of the eyes.

When this is gone, temporarily or chronically, during your sleep your body is likely not detoxifying properly, and rebuilding itself during the night, and you are awakening unrefreshed.

If you don't sleep well, this is an obvious sign.

A round-worm infection is the not the only reason for this loss of mucous bits in the corner of the eye.

Feeling Something in Your Eye

Twitching in the eye is not what I'm writing about by saying a feeling that something is in your eye.

The feeling that something is in your eye could be after eating some food which is low fiber, such as pizza, or just meat, or a food which goes against your blood type.

Heat Signs

Heat signs are due to yin deficiency, and usually occur later in life, for example in your 30s, or 40s.

There are some very pronounced heat signs, and some which are very subtle.

Yin Deficiency is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Diagnosis.

Using Pumpkin Seeds in Getting rid of Roundworms

No doubt using pumpkin seeds kills parasites, or at least makes them uncomfortable.

However, pumpkin seeds contain Omega-6, and as such can actually increase inflammation via unfavorable prostaglandin synthesis.[3]

The thing to do is ensure your intake of Omega-3 foods is sufficient, or take a supplement.

Parasites are already creating inflammation, and can thrive with more inflammation.

Roundworms May Go Hand in Hand with a Candida Infection.

Do you notice the white coating on the tongue in the morning when awakening? Maybe that is because you have not breathed in fresh air, and your immune system needs tonification.
But if you have roundworms they can disturb your immunity, and it shows up on the tongue.

For instance, parasite infection can change how a host interacts with its bacterial flora, either driving or protecting against dysbioisis and inflammatory disease. [4]

Other researchers have found that your ability to fight off worms depends on your gut microbes. [5]

In a way parasites excrement are also chemical intoxication.

A white tongue in the morning could also mean you are exposed to some chemical which you breathed in from your bedroom, or are somewhat multiply chemically sensitive, and react to chemicals in your bedroom, and during the day time. Or it could be mold exposure, reactivity to fermented products. But the original disturbance to your immune system could be roundworms.

If you have a roundworm infection, then your liver is busy detoxifying the roundworms.

It is no coincidence that the white coating on the tongue in the morning is also a sign of a Candida Infection: Do I Have Candida?.

One usually proceeds the other, but which comes first probably depends on many things.

Test if You Have Parasites - Chewing Raw Brown Rice Eaten Raw Every Morning

In the book Healing with Whole Foods, the author Paul Pitchford expounds on a simple morning fast with eating 1/4 to 1/3 of cup of brown nice to detoxify of parasites.

You will need to fast for 3 hours everyday after for this to be successful.

Although I have indicated this as a test, it can be used as a cleanse as well. However, it will not likely work, because this is eating raw food. TCM Practitioners recommend eating well cooked and avoiding raw food for nutrition.

I have found that it can cause an aggravation of the parasites in the small intestine, and soon thereafter you can become aware of them.

I do know this, that if you have low-stomach acid, you will have difficulty expelling these parasites.

Also, be aware that rice has been found to have arsenic, and that brown rice has the highest level of arsenic content in it. The biggest concern is for babies being fed rice based foods.

The fact that it is easier than you think to get heavy metals in your body other than mercury from amalgam fillings, you could understand the need to cleanse heavy metals.


12 Minute Audio with Salvatore on Parasite Cleansing

Common Roundworm Parasites of Humans are:

Here are some links to the wikipedia about common Human Roundworms:

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 helminthiasis, and the parasitic worms of humans are called helminthes.

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 somewhat, 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.

Written By Salvatore Crapanzano C.C.Ir., B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc.

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