Dr. Oz, December 31, 2013, ends the year with his best way to treat a cold naturally and pointing out the dangers of Parasite Infections. We all get a cold every now and then and Oz says one of the worst things we can do is shut ourselves up in the house because it will spread germs faster and everybody will end up with a cold. While there is no cure for the common cold and its symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose, and sore throat, you can ease the symptoms and make a cold less painful to endure naturally.
Elderberry Cold Remedy
Elderberry Extract has natural anti viral and anti inflammatory nutrients. Oz says to start taking it as soon as you feel a cold coming on and you will feel a lot better. Elderberry Tea will help relieve the symptoms and will actually reduce the time you suffer. Elderberry Extract will do the same thing and Oz says you can add a few drops to your favorite juice. He says this is a great way to get your kids to take it and it will help their colds. You can even get lozenges made from Elderberry to keep in your purse and use all day long. Use the one that suits your lifestyle best as all three work the same.
Parasite Infection Warning
Oz says that 1 in 3 people have some kind of parasite growing in their body right now. Doctors in America are not trained to look for them and many people suffer as a parasitic invader goes undetected in their system. Some symptoms include chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, and even blurred vision. On lady comes out on stage and she says she suffered intensely for 2 years with an undiagnosed parasite infection. Oz says the infectious invaders can cause a range of health problems. Meat and fish that are imported from countries like Australia, China, Argentina, and Chile are the biggest culprits when it comes to exposing us to Parasites. We only inspect 9% of our imported meats and less than 2% of our imported fish. Oz says this puts us a t a greater risk for being exposed to a dangerous parasite.
Dr. Tasneem Bhatia gives us a list of the most common symptoms of a parasitic infection. Diarrhea that lasts more than 2 weeks, chronic fatigue for more than 1 week, losing 10 pound or more in a month without dieting, itching around your anus for more than 2 weeks, and severe cramping and abdominal pain are all sings of a parasitic infection. The most common types of parasites we see in the US are Trichinella (this causes severe muscle pains and you get it from undercooked pork), Whipworm (caused by unsanitary processing of meats), and Tapeworms.
To get a proper diagnosis for a parasitic infection, you need to go prepared when you visit your doctor. You need to write down all the medications and supplements you are taking, have a detailed diary of the symptoms and how they have progressed, and keep a detailed record of what you eat for 3 days prior to your visit. Bhatia says you need to go to a doctor that has knowledge of Eastern and Western medical practices.
Oz says we can naturally fight parasites but you need to go to your doctor to make sure you don’t need a stronger remedy before treating yourself. He says 2 cloves of Garlic a day for 2 weeks will kill most parasites. Drinking Wormwood Tea 3 times a day to 10 days maximum will also get rid of those pesky invaders. Finally, Black Walnut Oil is a proven way to kill off parasites. Just take 100mg 3 times a day for no more than 6 weeks.
Those are the highlights of today’s show.
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