Going through a parasite cleanse is a blister. It makes you feel like aliens have invaded your body. Well… because they kinda did. It’s a brutal thing to go through, and trust me, I know from personal experience. But it doesn’t have to be. These are the best 5 ways to support your body during a parasite cleanse. And give you the ammunition you need to come out on the other side like a champ.
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Before you start reading this article, if you want a 101-style article about parasites, I recommend reading Parasites in America are (Not) a Fluke – What’s in Your Colon?
Another good read is What a Parasite Cleanse is REALLY Like.
The Parasite and Detox protocol and cleanse that I recommend is from Microbe Formulas.
What are the Die Off and Side Effects?
When parasites die, they “release neurotoxins, heavy metals, viruses, and other toxins, which enter into the interstitial fluid that surrounds the tissue cells. These toxins then travel to the lymphatic system, which helps filter your body’s waste. Next, they head to the spleen, lymph nodes, or liver to be further filtered, and then sent to other drainage organs (like your kidneys, bladder, colon, or even your breath and skin).” (source)
Die-off symptoms can range from mild to severe. I feel like I’ve experienced them all.
According to the doctors at Microbe Formulas, some of the top die-off effects include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Mood swings
- Food cravings
- Digestive issues
- Trouble sleeping
You can visit Microbe Formulas for more scientific information on how parasites die and what the die-off reactions are.
That all being said, it really helps to support your body during a parasite cleanse, and give you the proper tools to help minimize the toxic die-off effects. Here are 5 ways to support your body.
Be Kind to Your Liver
Drainage, drainage, drainage. You need to be a drainage machine during your cleanse. The more efficiently your body is operating to expel the toxic waste, the easier the process will be. Your liver and kidneys are the superstars of your body’s detox. Your liver filters the toxins out of your blood and reintroduces them to your upper GI tract/small intestine as a part of bile mixture used to digest your food. Your kidneys remove toxins and flush them through your urine.
Your goal is to use food, herbs, and supplements that will grab onto the toxins which are released and expel them, along with giving extra support to your liver (and kidneys) during this process.
Food and Herbs to Enjoy
There are many publications out there that will encourage you to load up on cruciferous vegetables and leafy greens during detox and/or parasite cleanse. Yes and no. Yes, cruciferous vegetables and leafy greens are abundant in vitamins and minerals for detox support. However, depending on how sick you are, how well (or not) your liver is functioning, and how healthy (or not) your gut is, they might not be the best options, as they are more difficult to digest.
Before your cleanse, give yourself a (gut) check and see how well you digest greens. If you feel better eating them, then continue eating. If they cause you GI distress or bloating, then omit or enjoy them in moderation during your cleanse.
Foods to load up on and enjoy during your cleanse are:
- Citrus Fruits
- Lemon Water
Herbs such as milk thistle, ginger, dandelion root, cilantro, garlic, and turmeric are powerful for detoxification.
Supplements are also an important component and may help during your detox. Always check with a medical professional before using any supplements, especially if you are on medication, are pregnant, nursing, or elderly.
“BioActive Carbon acts as a systemic biotoxin binder, containing a special form of carbon that has an increased binding ability. It also contains wild crafted yucca root and extracts of fulvic acid. It is formulated specifically to support binding biotoxins like mycotoxins from mold, ammonia from bacteria, and parasites and other byproducts from yeast, fungi, and viruses.” (source)
“Glutathione is one of the body’s most important and powerful antioxidants, helping to detoxify xenobiotics.” Glutathione operates in the liver, and in layman’s terms, grabs a hold of the toxins and pushes them out. (source)
“L-Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid circulating in the blood as well as stored in the skeletal muscles. Glutamine is necessary for rapidly dividing cells, including those of the gut and immune system.” Glutamine also helps to repair your intestines, manage immune cells and balance pH levels. (source)
“As an antioxidant, vitamin C scavenges free radicals in the body and protects tissues from oxidative stress. Vitamin C is a vital cofactor to the formation of collagen, the connective tissue that supports arterial walls, skin, bones, and teeth.” This water-soluble antioxidant is a powerhouse in helping to detox toxins and heavy metals. (source)
Stimulate Your Lymphatic System
Your lymphatic system is the unsung hero when it comes to how your body eliminates. Think of your lymphatic system like a pond. With a running freshwater source, it’s healthy and vibrant. If it’s stagnant, that is when the gunk and disease forms. Not only do you want to stimulate your lymphatic system to keep yourself healthy, but these methods may also help to expel the toxins from the cleanse.
- Deep breathing – Practice deep breathing, both from your diaphragm and also your lungs.
- Dry Brush – Dry brush every morning before you shower.
- Exercise – Even if you don’t have a lot of energy, be sure to walk, practice yoga, or even jump on a mini rebounder.
- Hydrate – Drink half of your body weight of properly filtered water in ounces.
- Massage – Twist your arm, I know.
- Stretching – Either yoga or stretching, practice deep breathing while you stretch.
- Sweat – Via exercise or even infrared sauna, sweating is a great way to eliminate toxins.
Minimize Mood Swings
Parasites are known to cause epic mood swings. Heavy metals released during parasite die-off also cause mood swings. I’m not talking about being Little Miss Grumpy Pants. These mood swings can be anywhere from feeling a little “off” to full-on manic episodes. Be cognizant of any changes in mood, anxiety, agitation, depression, or even suicidal thoughts and seek professional help if you feel it’s beyond your control.
Supplements and essential oils are also an important component and may help to minimize mood swings. Always check with a medical professional before using any supplements or essential oils, especially if you are on medication, are pregnant, nursing, or elderly.
“GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), an amino acid and a key inhibitory neurotransmitter, may help support a calm mind as well as muscle relaxation. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that carry information between nerve cells or from nerve cells to other target cells. GABA is synthesized in the body from glutamic acid where its function is to have an inhibitory effect on the firing of neurons.” (source)
Theanine is the predominant amino acid of tea that produces calming effects in the brain by increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine, and blocking the binding of L-glutamic acid to glutamate receptors. The calming, mood-enhancing effect of L-Theanine may be achieved by helping to increase alpha-brain waves, electrical brain activity commonly presents when you are very relaxed, literally putting you in a better mood.” (source)
Up-Lift is one of my favorite all-natural mood-lifters because it includes a combination of B-vitamins, Magnesium, St, John’s Wort, L-Tryptophan, L-Theanine, and Mushrooms.
Essential oils may also help to minimize mood swings. The best oils are:
- Clary Sage + Ylang Ylang + Geranium
- Frankincense + Sandalwood
Minimize EMF Exposure
We’re only at the beginning of our understanding of the dangers of electromagnetic field or EMF exposure.
We learned from Dr. Jay Davidson during the Mystery Symptom Master Class, “According to experts like Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, if you have Wi-Fi, you’re basically making good bugs go rogue. EMF exposure amplifies the release of toxins. The more parasites you have, the worse EMFs are for you because heavy metals [in and released by the parasites] amplify it.”
You can read more about simple ways to minimize your EMF exposure, but here are a few:
- Don’t keep your cell phone on your nightstand while you sleep, or if you do, put it on airplane mode.
- Don’t carry your cell phone in your pocket or in your bra.
- Put your wi-fi on a timer and turn it off at night.
- If you work on a laptop, use an ethernet cord instead of wireless.
Practice Self Care
Going through a parasite cleanse can be brutal, to say the least. It will knock you to the ground, but getting those pesky buggers out can be a huge needle mover in your healing.
Here are a few final things to remember:
- Take Epsom salt baths to help calm and soothe and relax.
- Listen to Binaural Beats – these high vibration sounds may help to elevate you.
- Practice deep breathing every day. Inhale through your nose from the bottom of your stomach. Count to 6 or 8 as you inhale, pause, then exhale through your mouth. Aim for 10 deep breaths a day at a minimum.
- Drink plenty of water. The standard is half of your body weight of filtered water in ounces. You may need to add more during a cleanse.
- Emotional and Spiritual – Be sure to pray, meditate, clear your energy, or whatever your religion or spiritual philosophy encourages.
- Gather your Ninja kit for the bathroom. Ensure you have plenty of toilet paper, reading material, paper towels, gloves, and even your phone if you want to take pictures.
- Practice gratitude. Keep yourself in a state of love and happiness and gratitude as much as possible.
Finally, don’t push it. You don’t have to expel all of the parasites at once. They took years to develop and create disease, they aren’t going to disappear overnight. As much as you want them out, slow, steady, and SAFE will win the race.
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