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Tapeworm Diet

This dangerous parasite is banned in the U.S.

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Eating cabbage soup for two weeks. Exercising three times day. Drinking water with lemon juice and cayenne pepper for 10 days. We can all admit to going to great lengths, even if just once, to lose those unwanted pounds. But the Tapeworm Diet has to get as extreme and desperate as the world of dieting tricks and methods come. The good news is that importing or selling tapeworms in the U.S. is illegal. Tapeworms though, do occur in undercooked beef or raw meat dishes which are prone to contamination.

So what does a tapeworm in your gut actually do? It secretes proteins in our intestinal tract that make our digestion of food much less efficient. A less efficient digestive systems means that you can consume more calories through your food since your "body guest" is also noshing on them for his own growth purposes. Some scientists estimate that those infected with a single tapeworm can lose up to one or two pounds each week. Certain tapeworms can be downright lethal like a pork tapeworm, but for beef tapeworms, you can clear up an infection by taking a dose of antibiotics.

Some diet gimmicks have created tapeworm pills but since then the FDA has intervened and banned these unsubstantiated and dangerous products.

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  • Weight loss is pretty much guaranteed
  • A scientist in Japan believes that tapeworms can also help clear up allergies like hay fever
  • Can be deadly
  • Banned by the FDA
  • Medical intervention may be needed to get rid of the tapeworm
  • There are side effects to having a tapeworm
  • Can't purchase or import one
  • Once you get rid of the tapeworm, you risk putting weight back if you continue eating like you have a tapeworm

The Tapeworm Diet is anything but a diet. Since a sizable percentage of what you eat goes to the tapeworm, it's a virtual dieter's dream: eat whatever you want and lose weight. Taking extra vitamins during an infection might help to prevent the massive nutrient loss. Following an infection, all those lost pounds can be easily put back on if you don't follow a healthy eating plan for just you and not your parasite.


Treatment for getting rid of a tapeworm varies from grotesque to the less grotesque. A strong course of antibiotics is prescribed to get rid of the tapeworm.


Let us truly be thankful for the great strides in the hygienic practices of our farms and slaughterhouses and in our water supply. Even though our bodies have evolutionarily become used to being hosts to a myriad of parasites, our modern day ways have no doubt helped us to stay healthier and live longer. Voluntarily ingesting a tapeworm to lose weight is legally a difficult thing to pull off, not to mention dangerous. Your safer and less uncomfortable way to shed some pounds is probably heeding the advice of science and research: Consume less calories and stay active. Needless to say, this is one approach to weight loss that is not smart nor safe and should not be persued by anyone.

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How can any one in there right mind do something like this? To have a worm growing in your body.!?! You should check out a show called 1000 Ways to Die... there was a woman that injested one of these worms, she had a large amount of weight to loose (100 plus) she wanted to get into a size 6 dress... she did... they buried her in it! Now let me also tell you I also have a large amount of weight to loose.(90 lbs) I would never consider swallowing something like that. And I have seen desperation in myself... do it the right way . get off your butt ,exersize and eat right. I've done this and lost 10 lbs since the 1st of the year. Good Luck

posted Mar 19th, 2009 6:01 pm

Kelli PT

Antihelminthics, NOT antibiotics.

Antibiotics kill bacteria.
Antihelminthics kill parasites.

The best one for a tapeworm infestation is Praziquantel at 10mg/kg of body weight.

PLEASE, be careful.

posted Mar 19th, 2009 4:49 pm



I would try it, if I knew for sure that after
90 days I could take something to kill
it. I have tried everything to lose 50lbs.
I'd rather die than to stay 190lbs.

posted Mar 18th, 2009 6:40 pm


I am desperatly trying to find a sterile beef tapeworm.
not for weightloss but because my partner has an immune condition which causes his ige levels to work at around 5000%- similar to total allergy syndrome
our doctor cannot get hold of one although she thinks it may be an idea, we have tried getting him on medical trials taking place with the tapeworm but he is not well enough, he is on huge amounts of steriods a day which are slowly killing him- along with nasty effects like oesteoporosis and diabeties etc.
the tape worm may actually sort his immune system out- there are a few studies which show this may be the case. in short WE ARE DESPERATE!
I ahve looked at this place in mexico and if I cannot find anywhere in the uk who will let us get a tapewormwe will have to do it .. if anyone knows of anybody who can get me a sterile beef tapeworm suitable in the UK please let me know...
ta muchly

posted Mar 17th, 2009 3:42 am



Worked for me~

posted Mar 3rd, 2009 2:16 pm



ok iv heard all the crap i need to from the lovely people that like to come on this site and worn us but im sorry to say i have done ythe research and i want to try this thing.
pleasssseeee someone tell me where to get these things from!!!

posted Feb 27th, 2009 10:47 pm



I will love to try it,, i believe it's gross but i really want to do something very effective and i do know for sure that it works because i have met people who have them and lose lots of weigh but these people didnt meant to have it,, so if anyone know how and where i can get one,, hit me back im even going to leave my email here...
its confidential so please just email me if you know :
[email protected]

posted Feb 1st, 2009 4:02 am



You have feet go run your butt off. Put down the cheeseburger and just go for a fricken walk. Your all crazy if you would do something that stupid!

posted Jan 26th, 2009 11:50 am



I would love to try this diet... the legal issues aren't relevant... what are they going to do? cut you open to see if you injested a worm? Anyway... this would be the perfect diet. combined with excersize???!!! Muscle without waiting for the weight loss!!!

posted Jan 23rd, 2009 2:45 pm



Wow, I've heard of this but I always thought it was a lie. People do way more outrageous things...tape worms aren't as crazy as someone splitting open your belly and chopping away half your stomache. i'm interested in this "diet", purely for educational reasons. . . :)

posted Dec 29th, 2008 11:07 pm

I've done heard it all!


Un-freakin-believable! This is absolutely disgusting! And degrading to the human body to do something like this intentionally. I think it has got to be one of the nastiest things I've ever heard someone use just to try to lose weight. I am absolutely disturbed by this. Gross.

posted Dec 28th, 2008 5:36 am



I own an alpaca farm, and I don't think it would be right to hurt animals because these here alpaca's are my heart! I weigh over 346lbs. and have tryed all kinds of diets, if this one works please help me because I only have enough money to get by...

posted Dec 21st, 2008 9:31 pm



want to try it

posted Dec 20th, 2008 4:44 pm

charli foulston


i like the idea of this,, i dont think i wud evar have the guts tooh do it, as i just excersise and eat healthy and dnt need to lose any weigh but i think its a fab idea for those who are over weight, defo seams worth it, good luck guyz xx

posted Dec 13th, 2008 11:39 am



all I have to say is hahahahahahahaha!

posted Dec 4th, 2008 2:04 am



I wish I could get hold of a tapeworm. Think about the benefits. weigh lose, managing your eating habits, great US meds to get rid of it. then the benefits of healthy lifestyle and low cholesterol.

posted Nov 23rd, 2008 3:49 pm



hey everyone..im currently doing a research on tapeworm diet. it'd be really helpful if anyone who had taking this diet could tell me their experiences, do email me . it sounds gross, but we never really know the real thing, rite?

posted Nov 6th, 2008 10:50 pm



Are people CRAZY!? I googled this subject in order to write a short paper on parasitic flatworms and diseases it can cause in people. I have been studying these things for quite a while and cannot comprehend how DESPERATE people can be. Thanks for some great info though.

posted Oct 10th, 2008 11:15 am


That is so gross. I run a sheep ranch and have seen many a tapeworm expelled after the sheep are wormed and that just is not something I want growing inside me. concernedelectron is right too, antibiotics won't kill the worms. You have to take a dewormer for that, but it takes a hefty dose to kill tapeworms. Not to mention, should you injest the worms at the wrong stage of development, they travel to your brain instead of your intestines. where they proceed to give you massive headaches for a while, and then eventually kill you. Guess they didn't tell you about that down in Brazil eh? It's a rather common form of death down in Central and South America, generally from eating meat tainted with feces.

posted Sep 30th, 2008 9:20 am


Wow that's crazy! So the tapeworm diet worked for you?!?!Did you get sick at all? I have been curious to know if it ever worked for anyone. Hardly anyone knows anything about it.

posted Sep 5th, 2008 8:26 pm


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