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SICK from WORMS.... HER HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS saved her life! | From Chronic Illness to Wellness Advocate: Kim Rogers' Transformative Health Journey

Today, I'm excited to introduce Kim Rogers, a seasoned wellness professional with over 18 years of experience in Western medicine. Kim’s journey is one of profound transformation, from enduring severe health challenges to becoming a health advocate and entrepreneur. Her story is not only enlightening but also crucial for all of us to hear.

I recently interviewed her on episode #135 of the "Your Blank, What Now?" podcast where I am thrilled to bring you weekly episodes featuring phenomenal stories of people who have overcome significant challenges. These stories are designed to inspire, enlighten, and perhaps serve as a starting point for your own personal breakthroughs.


Kim Rogers: A Background in Medicine

Kim Rogers has dedicated her career to advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care. With a background that includes authoring medical publications, contributing to national allied health certification tests, and serving on medical advisory boards, Kim has been a significant figure in the medical field. However, her journey took an unexpected turn when her own health began to deteriorate.

Kim had been chronically ill for much of her life, starting with stage four endometriosis, which led to 13 surgeries and a hysterectomy. Despite her extensive medical knowledge, she found herself without answers and felt increasingly disillusioned with the limitations of Western medicine. This frustration propelled her to seek alternative solutions.

The Turning Point: Building a New Life

In 2019, Kim and her husband made a life-changing decision to leave their careers and move to a recreational property to build a log home and focus on her self-healing. This decision was driven by the dire state of Kim’s health; she was unable to perform basic daily tasks and was significantly overweight, with persistent medical issues that her doctors couldn't resolve.

Their move was also a practical one. Kim wanted to ensure that if she didn't survive her health battles, her husband wouldn’t be burdened with medical debt. This period marked the beginning of Kim’s journey towards discovering the true causes of her ailments.

The Discovery: Parasites, Mold, and Lyme

Kim’s deep dive into her health issues led her to some startling revelations. After years of unexplained symptoms and ineffective treatments, she began to suspect that parasites, mold, and Lyme disease were at the root of her problems. This suspicion was confirmed through various tests and personal experiences.

In May 2021, a pivotal moment occurred when Kim came across a TikTok video where a woman described symptoms similar to hers and attributed them to parasites. This resonated deeply with Kim, prompting her to investigate further and eventually undergo a parasite cleanse. The results were immediate and startling; within three days, she identified visible parasites in her system.

From Skepticism to Advocacy

Initially, her husband, Jeremy, was skeptical about the presence of parasites. However, after seeing the evidence and conducting their own research, he joined Kim in her cleansing efforts. They discovered that their water supply was contaminated with nematodes, which likely exacerbated Kim’s condition. This realization underscored the importance of environmental factors in her health issues.

The couple’s journey wasn’t just about identifying parasites; it involved a comprehensive approach to healing that included addressing mold exposure and Lyme disease. Living in a travel trailer while building their log home exposed them to mold, further complicating Kim’s health. Despite these challenges, Kim persisted, using her medical knowledge and relentless determination to improve her condition.

Founding RogersHood Apothecary

Inspired by her own healing journey, Kim founded RogersHood Apothecary in December 2021 and invented the globally known Parafy Parasite Cleanse Kit. Her mission is to empower individuals to become advocates for their own health. By sharing her experiences and knowledge, Kim aims to help others who might be suffering silently as she once did.

RogersHood Apothecary offers a safe space for people dealing with mold toxicity, breast implant syndrome, and other chronic health issues. Kim’s advocacy extends beyond selling products; it’s about providing education, support, and community for those navigating similar health journeys.

Managing Parasites in Pets and Their Impact on Human Health

Keeping pets can bring immense joy and companionship into our lives, but it also comes with responsibilities, especially regarding their health and hygiene. Parasites in pets are a significant concern as they can transfer to humans, leading to serious health issues. Understanding the types of parasites, their symptoms, and preventive measures is crucial for maintaining a healthy household.

Types of Parasites in Pets

1. Roundworms: Common in both dogs and cats, roundworms can cause various health issues in pets, such as vomiting, diarrhea, and a pot-bellied appearance. These parasites can be transmitted to humans, particularly children, through contact with contaminated soil or pet feces.

2. Tapeworms: Tapeworms are usually transmitted through fleas. Pets with tapeworms may scoot their hindquarters along the ground or show segments of the worm in their feces. Humans can contract tapeworms by accidentally ingesting infected fleas.

3. Hookworms: Hookworms attach to the intestinal lining of pets, causing blood loss and anemia. These parasites can penetrate human skin, leading to a condition known as cutaneous larva migrans, which causes itching and rash.

4. Whipworms: Whipworms are less common but can still affect dogs and cats. They cause bloody diarrhea and weight loss. Humans can become infected by ingesting contaminated food or water.

5. Heartworms: Spread by mosquitoes, heartworms live in the heart and lungs of pets, causing severe health issues and even death. While not commonly transmitted to humans, preventing heartworm in pets is essential for their health.

Parasites in Fish and Humans

Kim highlighted the importance of recognizing the link between fish consumption and parasitic infections in humans. Fish, especially when consumed raw or undercooked, can harbor various parasites like Anisakis, which can cause severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting in humans. Ensuring fish is properly cooked or frozen before consumption is essential to prevent such infections.

Symptoms of Parasitic Infections in Humans

- Gastrointestinal Issues: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain are common symptoms.

- Skin Conditions: Itching, rashes, and sores can occur, especially with hookworm infections.

- Neurological Symptoms: In rare cases, parasites can affect the brain, leading to neurological symptoms such as seizures.

Prevention and Treatment

1. Regular Deworming: Regular deworming of pets is essential to prevent parasitic infections. Consult with a veterinarian to determine the appropriate schedule and medication.

2. Proper Hygiene: Wash hands thoroughly after handling pets, especially before eating or preparing food. Ensure children wash their hands after playing outside or with pets.

3. Pet Waste Management: Always pick up pet waste promptly and dispose of it properly. This reduces the risk of soil contamination and subsequent transmission of parasites to humans.

4. Flea Control: Use flea prevention products to reduce the risk of tapeworm infections. Regularly clean and vacuum your home to eliminate flea eggs and larvae.

5. Safe Food Practices: Avoid feeding pets raw or undercooked meat. Ensure that all pet food is stored and handled safely to prevent contamination.

Nutritional and Health Considerations

Kim mentioned the importance of maintaining a balanced diet rich in nutrients to support the immune system, which is crucial in combating parasitic infections. For example, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals can weaken the body's defenses, making it more susceptible to infections. Regular consumption of nutrient-dense foods is recommended to support overall health and immunity.

Mental Health and Parasites

There's a growing body of research suggesting that parasites may have an impact on mental health. Some studies indicate a link between certain parasitic infections and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Maintaining good hygiene practices and ensuring regular deworming of pets can help mitigate these risks.

Case Study: Cryptosporidium Infection

Cryptosporidium is a protozoan parasite that can infect both humans and animals, leading to severe gastrointestinal issues. An example of its impact is seen in a private lake community where cryptosporidium was present. Swimming in contaminated water led to infections among residents, causing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Proper management of water sources and avoiding contamination through pet waste can help prevent such outbreaks.

Oregon Grape Root

Kim recommended Oregon grape root as a natural remedy for fighting parasitic infections. This herb has antimicrobial properties that can help cleanse the body of harmful parasites. Incorporating natural remedies like Oregon grape root, along with conventional treatments, can enhance the effectiveness of parasite management strategies.

Cultural Practices and Parasite Management

Different cultures have varying approaches to parasite management. For instance, countries like Mexico, Korea, China, and Guatemala, as well as communities like the Amish, regularly practice deworming. This proactive approach contrasts with the often reactive nature of Western medicine, which may deny the prevalence of parasitic infections. Learning from these practices can help improve health outcomes and prevent the spread of parasites.

The Broader Impact: Raising Awareness

Kim’s story highlights the often-overlooked issue of parasites and their profound impact on health. It’s a reminder that medical professionals don’t have all the answers and that patients must sometimes take their health into their own hands. Kim’s journey from severe illness to health advocate serves as an inspiration to many, illustrating the power of perseverance and the importance of holistic health approaches.

Through her platform on TikTok and other social media, Kim has reached a wide audience, raising awareness about the prevalence of parasites, mold, and Lyme disease. Her transparency and willingness to share her vulnerable moments have created a movement, encouraging others to seek answers and take control of their health.


Maintaining a parasite-free environment for pets and humans requires vigilance and regular preventive measures. By understanding the types of parasites, recognizing symptoms, and implementing proper hygiene and treatment protocols, we can protect ourselves and our beloved pets from the harmful effects of parasitic infections. Regular veterinary care, coupled with responsible pet ownership, ensures a healthy and happy household for all. Incorporating natural remedies and learning from cultural practices can further enhance our efforts in managing parasites effectively.

Kim Rogers’ journey is a testament to the power of self-advocacy and holistic health practices. From battling chronic illness to founding a successful wellness company, Kim’s story is a beacon of hope for those struggling with unexplained health issues. Her dedication to sharing her knowledge and helping others highlights the importance of being proactive about one’s health.

For anyone feeling stuck or overwhelmed by their health challenges, Kim’s story is a powerful reminder that there is hope, and that with the right information and support, it is possible to overcome even the most daunting obstacles.

Thank you again for checking out her story. You can find Kim at

I hope this story has inspired you and is encourgaing you on your own breakthrough journey.

Until next time, Check out this blog about another victorious person who is paralyzed in body but not in purpose.

- Marci

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