Is there another way to flush weight-gain bugs? After reading your column about how digestive parasites can cause weight gain, I tried the antiparasitic supplements you recommended. But I found it hard to take six pills every day, so I eventually gave up on the regimen. Is there an easier approach?
While taking herbal supplements is the most effective way to rid the body of nutrient-stealing digestive bugs (which enter via contaminated water or under-cooked meats), another option is to consume two or three cloves of raw garlic daily. (Try grating it into cold pasta salads or plain yogurt for a quick sandwich dressing.) The herb’s powerful antiparasitic compound allicin has been shown to eliminate most problematic microorganisms within two to four weeks. This should ease related symptoms such as hunger, fatigue, constipation, hair loss and acne.