Basically, I only eat food that I know is not addictive for me. I came up with this diet because I was attempting to eliminate all food addictions. However, I found out a number of months later that I was filled with worms that were the root cause of all my food cravings.
Non-addictive food tastes good when I’m hungry, but I have no desire to keep eating those foods once I am full. My diet consists of plain vegetables of all kinds (except potatoes), legumes, plain low fat yogurt, eggs, fish and lean meat cooked without sauces, small amounts of seeds (hemp, flax, chia, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), miso, vinegar, mustard, horseradish, herbs, fish oil, small amounts of avocado, and an occasional piece of cleansing fresh fruit (such as a grapefruit). I eat lots of salads, steamed vegetables, soups, fish. I try to not eat anything fried, though occasionally I’ll have a fried egg.
There is a bizarre component to my diet that I am reluctant to reveal to many people. (I swear that I don't have and have never had an eating disorder.) With any addictive foods that I crave, I no longer consume that food, but instead taste it and spit it out. My initial purpose in doing this was to decondition my food cravings. Someone told me that if you taste food without swallowing it on a number of successive occasions, then your perception of the flavor of the food will change. It will turn from pleasurable to neutral to distasteful. I tried it with one food item and it worked. In the past, whenever I would try to eliminate carbohydrates, sugar, or dairy from my diet, I would have unbearable cravings. Tasting and spitting out the food gave me a workable method to deal with those intense cravings.
I now know that the worms are the ones dictating my cravings. There were so many times when I would feel as though I was starving to death and desperately needed a carb fix. (But I didn’t want any of the healthy non-addictive foods on my diet.) I was desperate for cheese, mayonnaise, bread and butter, or anything sweet. Well, it turns out that lots of agitated critters were actually starving to death. I know it sounds completely whacked, but I think that there’s something about tasting and spitting out these addictive foods, that is actually helping to kill these creatures. (I’ve wondered if my body secretes enzymes in anticipation of this rich or junky food, and then those enzymes digest the worms instead???)
I taste and spit out food generally twice a day. I sit at the table and spit food onto a plate. I usually try to wait about an hour after I’ve eaten a meal of healthy non-addictive food. I taste and spit food until I no longer have any more cravings. It is gross. But passing these huge amounts of worms is even grosser. My cravings have lessened a lot in the time that I’ve been doing it. I have continued to do it simply because it works for me in terms of parasite elimination. I have no idea if it would work for anyone else. It’s hard to recommend that any one try it, because it really is gross and aberrant behavior.
However, I do think that I have been clued in on what foods the roundworms like. I think that a non-addictive food diet would be really helpful for eliminating parasites even without the tasting and spitting component. I have been extremely motivated to stick to this diet because I really do not want to feed the worms. Most of the time it is black and white. Do I want to feed the worms or nourish myself?
The type of roundworm that I have LOVES all kinds of junk food, chips, candy, sweets, pastries, bread, pasta, crackers, potatoes, cereals, grains, sweets, milk, cream, butter, nuts, coconut products, cheese, sauces, salad dressings, mayonnaise, other oils, chocolate, honey, maple syrup, fruit juices, etc…
In addition, there are foods that I didn’t particularly like, that I now think it is the worms that don’t like those foods. Foods that I suspect are especially not good for the worms are carrots, turnips, parsnips, radishes, burdock root, beets, bitter or pungent greens, raw onions, and raw garlic. I try to eat as much of those foods as I can. (It’s hard for me to consume raw garlic and onions but I keep trying.)
I think it was on Clarkia
’s website that I read that they said for Ascaris
to avoid squash and pumpkin. I have not found this to be true. Sweet squash or sweetened pumpkin is not good. But I think that plain pumpkin or plain squash is okay. Also, many people think that coconut oil kills parasites, but I think that the worms that I have really like it.
When I was really sick with the worms 20 years ago I uncontrollably lost weight. But since I’ve been eliminating tons of worms I have been gaining weight. My diet is very low calorie (approximately half the calories that I use to consume), but I’ve been steadily gaining. I really don’t want to be gaining weight, but highest priority at this point is to do whatever I have to do to eliminate these worms. I’ve lost so much of my life to them. They have been a huge oppressive force. Plus the medical establishment’s denial of them only adds to that oppression. Even though I’m doing this crazy diet and passing crazy amounts of worms, I feel like it is ultimately leading me to a clearer, saner, healthier, and freer place.