Parasite cleanses have been a hot topic in recent years. I was skeptical at first and looked for hard proof before doing these. This would be considered controversial in mainstream medicine, however, I learned that so many people felt better regardless and the risks were low so why not listen to those feeling better! I did one myself recently and felt a big difference in my energy level even though I never saw actual parasites. So here is some information so you can do this at home.
Before delving into the concept of a parasite cleanse, it's essential to understand what parasites are. Parasites are organisms that live off another organism (the host) at the host's expense. They can infect various parts of the human body, including the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and even the bloodstream. Common parasites that affect humans include Giardia, roundworms, tapeworms, and pinworms. They can hide and be hard to find at times but sometimes you can find them on functional medicine stool tests or you can see “eosinophilia” on blood work. It is a bonus to find that hard proof prior to doing a cleanse.
Why Consider a Parasite Cleanse?
Health and Well-being
The presence of parasites in the body can lead to a variety of health issues, including digestive problems, fatigue, skin disorders, autoimmune diseases and even allergies. A parasite cleanse is believed to help eliminate these unwelcome guests and restore the body's natural balance.
Enhanced Digestive Health
Many parasites reside in the gastrointestinal tract, where they can disrupt the digestive process. Cleansing the body of these invaders may improve digestion and alleviate symptoms like bloating and diarrhea.
Increased Energy Levels
Parasites can sap your energy by robbing you of essential nutrients. Removing them from your system can result in increased vitality and well-being.
Some skin conditions, such as acne and eczema, are believed to be related to parasites. A cleanse may help improve skin health by removing these potential culprits.
Immune System Support
A robust immune system is crucial for maintaining overall health. Parasites can compromise the immune system's effectiveness, making it more susceptible to infections. By eliminating parasites, your body can better defend itself against external threats.
How to Do a Parasite Cleanse
Consult a Healthcare Professional
Disclaimer that I am not your treating physician and ideally you will seek someone you know to support you in this adventure! See someone holistic that is trained in this.
Choose a Cleanse Protocol
There are numerous parasite cleanse protocols available, including herbal remedies, dietary changes, and over-the-counter supplements. We have put together a protocol that would work best for this type of cleanse.
This plan utilizes 3 supplements available at Designs For Health (our supplement partner):
CHARCOAL PLUS BINDER
Do one bottle’s worth (which is about a month) of each supplement
Then take a 2 week break
Then repeat one more month
Consider doing this one month per year after the initial cleanse.
Diatomaceous Earth - 1 tsp twice daily in food. Don’t inhale the silica particles into your lungs!
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Incorporate whole foods, especially fruits and vegetables, into your diet. Avoid processed and sugary foods, as parasites often thrive on sugar.
Drinking plenty of water helps flush toxins from your body, supporting the cleanse.
Some herbal remedies, such as black walnut, wormwood, and cloves, are believed to have anti-parasitic properties and can be used as part of your cleanse.
Practicing good hygiene, washing your hands regularly, and cooking meat thoroughly can help prevent future parasite infestations.
Minerals are critical. You can get them in the form of Himalayan Sole or take a daily supplement called Complete Mineral Complex
If you feel you don’t detox well
Meaning you react to a lot of medicines or chemicals, then consider adding the S-Acetyl Glutathione supplement daily along with the LV-GB complex year round.
Coffee Ground Enemas
Sounds crazy and took me 5 years to be willing to try this but this helps with detox as well. It isn’t required for the parasite cleanse but I did this once weekly while doing mine and I appreciated the results of more energy and my abdomen felt lighter. I would not recommend doing this more than once weekly unless there is a specific indication. Check out more information from GERSON
Parasite cleanses may offer numerous potential benefits for your health and well-being, but it's essential to approach them with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Remember that not all health issues are related to parasites, so a proper diagnosis is crucial. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and good hygiene practices, is essential in preventing future infestations. Whether you choose to embark on a parasite cleanse or not, focusing on overall wellness should always be a priority.
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