top of page

Parasites 101: What You Need To Know

girl with hair flowing in the wind

Parasites are more common and prevalent than anybody wants to admit and often the one of the root cause behind gut issues, autoimmunity, chronic illness, weight loss, fatigue, and why so many with complex chronic illnesses cannot make any headway.

Parasite quote
Parasites are no respecter of whether or not you live in a developed country or not.

Our food supply is no longer local, so even if you live in the United States you most likely are eating food from outside the U. S. that harbor parasites that are naked to the human eye. It is estimated that more than 12% of Americans carry toxoplasma Gondii – A microscopic parasite individuals can contract from there friendly felines. But felines are the only ones that can infect humans.

Other methods of contracting parasites include walking on contaminated soil, touching tainted surfaces, contact with animal feces, eating seafood, sitting on a public toilet seat, drinking contaminated water, etc.

More and more we are seeing the effects of the toxic environment that we live in producing toxic bodies— which is exactly what parasites need in order to thrive.

Parasites are drawn towards toxicity and can proliferate in a toxic body further weakening its host.
List of parasite facts

Testing with blood and stool tests can be complicated and often inaccurate due insufficient training, rapid DNA and distraction, lack of time by the testers, improper storage but most of all… parasites aren’t being expelled in the first place.

Why would they! They’re happy and they’re not going anywhere until the inner terrain is addressed.

For the best testing method I prefer bioresonance testing (which I use virtually with all clients in my practice through samples) which utilizes electromagnetic frequencies generated by the body to detect a presence of parasites.

Want to learn more about bioenergetic testing? You can do so here

List of parasite symptoms

What are common ways you can get parasites?

  • Drinking contaminated water

  • Pets kissing you on the face

  • Consuming undercooked pork or raw sushi

  • Handling livestock or farm animals Consuming contaminated fruits or vegetables

  • Contact with soil contaminated with feces

  • Touching contaminated surfaces

  • Public restrooms

  • Contact with individuals who harbor parasites

Did you know parasite cleansing used to be considered a normal routine way to care for the body? Now it's become a taboo topic not many want to hear about. Parasites weaken their hosts defenses and overall health.

They are more common in individuals with chronic complex illness as parasites are drawn to toxic environments. The more toxic our terrain the greater likelihood of harboring parasites.

They can often be the root cause behind symptoms like irritable bowel, food sensitivities, stagnant liver and gallbladder often accompanied by pain, and autoimmunity, teeth grinding, insomnia, pcos, endometriosis, gas, nutrient deficiencies, rashes, dark circles under eyes, nausea, night sweats, anxiety, and much more.

Known to manipulate the immune system by altering their form (changing the proteins on the surface or into a protective cyst form) to go undetected by the immune system.

Parasites are known to harbor other pathogens, such as mycotoxins, Lyme bacteria, heavy metals and viruses. In fact they can hold up to 6-8x their weight in these things. This is one of the reasons why it's so important to have open drainage pathways established before beginning parasites cleansing. I show my clients how to do this!

Addressing parasites can be a huge game changer for many with chronic health issues and digestive concerns because it eliminates them and allows the body to become rebalanced again. By the time my clients are done working with me they have improved digestion, more energy, mental clarity, stamina, and less fatigue and pain.

Remember though that it is essential when doing so that you address the order of operations including first of all—foundations and drainage! I work on this first before diving into parasites with all my clients. If you want to know how to support your drainage pathways read my most popular post 5 Essential Tips To Support Drainage On Your Healing Journey


Stefanie is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Bioenergetic Practitioner & Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in chronic illness, whole body detoxification, digestive dysfunction, fatigue, autoimmunity, overcoming chronic illness, functional nutrition, Lyme Disease & mold illness and more.

Health practitioner

She is available for one-on-one appointments to support you throughout your entire healing journey.

If you are interested in working with Stefanie reach out to learn more about how partnering with me can help you along your healing journey.

Want to learn more about my services and how I can help you? You can browse my website to learn more!

Together we thrive!



bottom of page