Can You Get Parasites from Raw Meat?
I went to my friend's BBQ and ate a hamburger that was raw in the middle. I didn't want to hurt their feelings, so I just ate it. But I have been feeling so sick! I have bad gas and cramping, and my stomach hurts. Do you think I have parasites?
Comments:Parasites, Bacteria, and Other Issues
Raw meat can definitely expose you to parasites - and also dangerous bacteria like E. coli and salmonella. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider if your symptoms continue or become severe, especially if you run a fever, since you may have a much more urgent situation.
Digestive issues can be complicated to resolve. Although gas, cramping, diarrhea, and nausea can make you miserable, intestinal parasites are not always to blame.
If you are sure your symptoms started with the BBQ, then that is a good starting point for determining the cause.
Keep in mind that food allergies and sensitivities can also make people sick. The five most common sensitivities are wheat, dairy, soy, corn, and eggs.
These foods would be fine for most people in their natural form, free from hormones, pesticides, genetic modification, etc. But that is not what most people buy at the local grocery store, and more and more people are reacting to these toxically altered "Frankenfoods" our bodies were never meant to consume.
If after a little detective work you feel your symptoms could be caused by parasites, doing a parasite cleanse would be a safe way to eliminate that possible cause.
The cleanse can be done in as little as three weeks with no interruption to your daily life, and the cost is reasonable. The black walnut, wormwood, and cloves will not hurt you, and your symptoms may go away completely.
If you do the cleanse and still have issues, consider doing a colon cleanse - especially if you have never done one. A clean digestive tract can help restore the entire body.