Parasite Cleanse Specialist

Aurora Integrative Health of Jupiter

Troy McMurtray, DC

Chiropractor & Integrative Health located in Jupiter, FL

Parasites are often present in the human body, and some perform essential functions that support your health. Many parasites, however, are harmful and can create disruptive symptoms, a problem that Troy McMurtray, DC, of Aurora Integrative Health of Jupiter in Jupiter, Florida, can address with a probiotic cleanse. If you have questions or concerns about how a parasite cleanse might improve your health and wellness, call or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Parasite Cleanse Q&A

What are parasites?

A parasite is an organism that relies on a host organism to obtain food and other nourishment. Not all parasites are harmful, and researchers believe that some play an important role in fighting off other infections.

Many parasites, however, cause illness in humans and should be treated as soon as symptoms develop. Some of the more common parasitic infections found in America include:

  • Giardiasis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis


Most parasites enter the body when you consume food or water that is contaminated by parasites. Traveling abroad can vastly increase your chances of infection, especially in third world countries.

What are the symptoms of a parasitic infection?

Symptoms vary depending on the type of parasite and the part of your body affected by infection. Some possible symptoms include:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever
  • Gas
  • Itching
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomach cramping
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Constipation


As you can see, these symptoms are common to many health issues, which is what makes it so challenging to get a proper diagnosis.

What is a parasite cleanse?

A parasite cleanse is an approach that uses natural products to fight off harmful parasites. You can create your own cleanse by combining supplements known to kill parasites. Examples include black walnut, olive leaf, garlic, and wormwood.

Many men and women prefer to use professionally formulated and quality-controlled supplements specifically created to fight off parasites. Dr. Troy can advise you on the best options for your needs.

A great way to amplify your cleanse is to make dietary modifications to support the process. Incorporating foods known to fight off parasites can give your body the extra boost needed to regain stability. Examples include:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Ginger
  • Oregano
  • Yogurt or kefir
  • Coconut oil


These foods are not only known to fight off parasites, but they also enhance your overall health and wellness. You should also avoid foods known to contain or nurture parasites, including pork, sugar, processed foods, alcohol, and wheat. Once the infection is eliminated you can begin to slowly reintroduce these foods back into your diet.

To learn more about the process of a parasite cleanse, schedule a visit with Dr. Troy today, online or by phone.