Nematode Parasites and Lyme Disease

Nematode Parasites and Lyme Disease    No, I can’t have worms! 

Nematode Parasites?  Where would I have gotten them?

Nematode parasites are  the elephant in the room that no one wants to look at when treating Lyme Disease.  We think about parasite problems in 3rd world countries. Right? Not here in America.  You are WRONG!  That thinking is why many of you are not completely well after standard Lyme treatment. It was only after I went on an extensive parasite cleanse did I fully feel like a human again and all my stomach issues such as gas and bloating went away.   Lyme treatment is not complete in my experience without dealing with parasites and worms. 

Parasites and Lyme Disease
Learn how to treat parasites in your body.

How do we get worms inside us?  

Unclean fruits and vegetables including homegrown. How many of us munch on stuff directly off the vine? When we had mulberry trees, I did that every afternoon or ate strawberries and blueberries right off the vine.

Drinking river water or lake water?

How many of us has swallowed water accidently when swimming in a lake or stream? 

Well water kits usually don’t test for worms just chemicals and minerals. 

So if you drink well water directly, you can get parasites. 

Anyone who gardens,  owns animals, raises chickens, ducks, goats, or other farm animals, or goes camping can end up with a parasite problem.

Do all of us wear gloves always when working in the garden or barn?

Do we wear gloves when we pet our dogs?  It isn’t that hard really to get parasites.

There are many thousands of you walking around with parasite problems which could be your main disease or underlying disease.

Parasite Cleanses are historical.  

In the old days it was standard practice for the whole family to do a parasite cleanse twice a year.  We ought to get back to that even if we don’t have Lyme disease. Our grandparents and great grandparents understood that parasites come with animals and farming, and getting dirty.  Most of us spent all our time not doing homework, outside riding our horse, bike riding, exploring, and doing outside chores like gardening. My father had an earthworm bed or two which we fed with coffee grounds and cornmeal. I loved helping him. My mother would have a fit, cause they were raised in horse manure in a box.  I still raise earthworms in our basement even now.  

Symptoms of a parasite infestation.

Physically seeing worms in your under ware or in your stool, horrible gas, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, feeling itchy on your rectum, feeling like something is crawling under your skin.  Untreated tapeworms that live for years in your system will cause malnutrition, weight loss, headaches, blindness and seizures in the long term. Chronic Fatigue is one of the symptoms as well. Many find their brain fog and other brain symptoms disappear when they are properly treated for parasites. You would be surprised at the number of shocked people who do a parasite cleanse and find worms of one sort or another.

“Parasites can range from microscopic amoeba to 10-foot-long tapeworms. These parasites and their eggs can enter the circulation and travel to various organs such as the liver where they can contribute to abscesses and cirrhosis (78).  They can also migrate to the lungs causing pneumonia; and into the joints, brain, muscles, esophagus, and skin where they cause elevated inflammation (9).

Chronic parasitic infections are linked with intestinal permeability and leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, irregular bowel movements, malabsorption, gastritis, acid reflux, skin disorders, joint pain, seasonal and food allergies and decreased immunity (10). Using something like mimosa pudica can help to bind and pull out parasites before these issues take place or to help relieve them.”


What kinds of worms could be acquire?

Nematode parasites of animals occur in almost all organs of the body, but the most common sites are in the alimentary, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Some of these worms are known by such common names as tape worms, hookwormlungwormpinwormthreadwormwhipworm, and eelworm. Nematodes can cause a variety of diseases (such as filariasisascariasis, and trichinosis) and parasitize many crop plants and domesticated animals. 

“Chagas’ disease is one infection in particular caused by a protozoan parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi.

Due to increased travel, parasitic infestation formerly seen primarily in developing tropical countries is now diagnosed worldwide. Some parasites may directly or indirectly affect the heart, with infections manifested as myocarditis, pericarditis, pancarditis, or pulmonary hypertension. As a consequence, medical clinicians now routinely consider testing for parasites in the diagnosis of myocardial and pericardial diseases anywhere around the world”

How do you test for worms?

Parasite testing is only as good as the stool sample you turn in. There may or may not be parasites in that sample.  It is recommended to send in 3 stool samples because of this factor. Genova Diagnostics and Igenex are two labs that are respected and their tests more reliable. You can request an EIA test for some of the common ones. If parasites are in the sample, EIA testing will find them and identify them with about 80 percent or so effectiveness.  You may find worms yourself by examining your own stool sample.  At times though, biofilm can look like worms and is expelled in a parasite cleanse.

Antibiotics that do kill worms and are used by some Lyme doctors.

Most standard antibiotics do not kill worms!  

Most Lyme patients also have worms. Most antibiotic regimens to kill Lyme Spirochetes do not kill worms. That is often why people do not get completely well. The doctor and their protocol did not address all of the problems.  Parasites often hide in the biofim as well so they are hard to get too. Borrelia will change to a cyst form and hide your biofilm making it difficult to find and kill. 

Antibiotics prescribed by doctors for Lyme and parasites;

Look up these drugs and their side effects before taking them.  Most if not all antibiotics affect the health of the gut and immune system. Drs will tell you that herbs are not strong enough to do the job. I beg to differ with hundreds of years of experience in many cultures. Herbs are much gentler on the immune system, the gut, and have less side effects.  In the end, it has to be your decision. Visit a holistic doctor who is also an expert on Lyme disease and eradication of worms as well.

Biltricide 600 mg 1 pill 3 times a day for 3 days, then 21 days after the first pill take 1 pill 3 times a day for 3 more days.

Biltricide (praziquantel) is an anthelmintic medication used to treat infections caused by Schistosoma worms and liver flukes.01 It is a tablet taken orally and typically lasts only one day. Biltricide works by killing the flukes by causing severe spasms in their muscle and paralyzing them.0 Schistosoma worms are found in Africa, South America, Middle Eastern countries, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia.1 Biltricide is the first-choice medication used to treat infections caused by flukes that infect human blood, liver, or bile duct.

Pyrantel Pamoate– over the counter drug

Albendazole– very strong, significant side effects, kills parasites and protozoan infections.  Prescription

Alinea 500 mg 1 pill 2 times a day for 3 weeks, or

Mebendazole is a weaker form of Albendozole for sensitive people.

Nitazoxanide – drug used against protozoan infections and Borrelia. Works against biofilm.

Diethylcarbamazine- DEC-Different actions than the others, anti-inflammatory, liver protective, immuno-modulator,  works on Bartonella co-infections and worms. This drug is easier on the system than the others with less side effects.

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Herbal protocols for parasites.

Herbs historically have been used since the dawn of time to kill parasites in both themselves and their livestock.  Today many people raising livestock choose to use herbs to kill parasites in their sheep, goats, horses and chickens. 

With herbs start with the minimum dosage on the supplement. If you are extremely sensitive to things, try 1/3 of the dosage. More is not better. You will be taking these  products for days or weeks.  You could have a HERX reaction which is symptoms such as headaches you might incur because the parasites and bacteria are dying.

It is always a good idea to do a parasite cleanse under the direction of a holistic doctor.  Do not take herbs and medications together unless under the care of a holistic doctor.  This is important.

Ivermectin is one of the very best parasite treatments. It may also be used against Bartonella infections as well.

It may address bacterial infections in the gut as well. 


Humaworm from

This is one formula that is recommended by several Lyme doctors and contains the following ingredients:

Each order of HUMAWORM contains 120 capsules.  

Our Humaworm Parasite Cleanse For Adults contains the following PER 2 CAPSULE SERVING:

Yellow Dock 150 mg ,Black Walnut 125 mg ,Garlic 125 mg, Fennel Seed 100 mg, Hyssop 100 mg

Pau D’ Arco 100 mg, Peppermint 100 mg, Ginger 75 mg, Wormwood 50 mg

Cloves 50 mg, Thyme 50 mg, Cayenne (90 hu) 25 mg, Milk Thistle 50 mg

Marshmallow 50 mg, Burdock 50 mg, Elecampane 50 mg, Fenugreek 50 mg, Sage 50 mg

Cascara Sagrada 12.5 mg


Parastroy from or Walmart  


Mimosa Pudica,  “The evidence is building to support the use of Mimosa Pudica to destroy parasites.

This evidence is reaffirmed clinically, as those who use it (even without previous symptoms of parasite infection) begin to see worms in their stool.”


  • Wound healing
  • Anti-depressant, anti-anxiety
  • Anti-inflammatory: soothing for ulcers, indigestion and loose stools, hemorrhoids, and piles
  • Anti-microbial, anti-fungal, Anti-parasite, anti-viral properties
  • Soothes joint pain and arthritis symptoms

Mimosa Pudica –  The Most Powerful Herb for Parasites?

Para Drops Tincture  (I buy through Amazon) which contains black walnut, wormwood, clove bud, chanca piedra herb and Artichoke Leaf.


Parasite Cleanse possible side effects: 

Fatigue,  loss of appetite, diarrhea, headaches, or irritated stomach.

Make sure you drink lots of water to flush out toxins.

Eating smaller meals might be helpful as well. 

Rest more and take it easy for a few days. 


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