A parasite cleanse can be one of the more intense cleanses, and takes adequate preparation before attempting. The cleanse itself takes roughly 4-6 weeks, and can be performed 1-2 times a year. Before beginning a parasite cleanse, you should have completed all of the other sections in both the “Healing Leaky Gut” module, and the “Detox Module”. Once you have completed all other sections of these two modules, and are continuing to maintain the inflammation-free diet (as described in the Healing Leaky Gut module), then you are ready to do a parasite cleanse. There are three pillars to ridding the body of parasites and candida; probiotics, herbs/supplements to kill parasites, and immune system support.
If you attempt a parasite cleanse before your body is ready, you may do more harm than good. Partially fighting off parasites can make them come back even stronger, and make it more difficult to get rid of them when the time comes.
It is essential to continue consuming probiotics in the form of raw, fermented foods. This may either be kombucha, sauerkraut, or water kefir, ingested 2-3 times per day. Experiment to find out how much probiotics your body can take without making you feel sick. Store bought probiotics can be used when fermented foods are not an option. Eat or drink fermented foods before a meal (if drinking fermented liquids, try to consume at least 20-30 minutes before a meal). If using store bought probiotics, find a brand that is refrigerated with a beneficial organism count upwards of 50 billion per serving. (the technology involved in probiotic development is rapidly expanding, which is why I am not making a probiotic supplement recommendation at this time).
2. Herbs and Supplements
Below are the main herbs and supplements that can be used during this cleanse. Underneath the list is a description of each herb with dosing information.
-Black walnut hull
Diatomaceous Earth — Diatomaceous earth is essentially ground up fossilized diatoms (a type of algae). This soft siliceous sedimentary rock, when ground up, creates microscopic particles that have abrasive edges. When the powder comes into contact with Candida and Parasites, it effectively shreds their exoskeletons, killing parasites and their eggs. Diatomaceous particles, however, are too small to cause any abrasion to the mucosal lining of the intestinal tract, and is considered a benign and safe substance to consume. Begin by mixing 1/2 tablespoon of Diatomaceous earth with a small glass of water in the morning on an empty stomach. After a few days, up the dose to 1 tablespoon. After two weeks, up the dose to 2 tablespoons and continue for another 2-3 weeks. Be sure to wait at least 30-40 minutes after drinking the solution before eating any solid food.
Wormood, Black Walnut Hull, and Clove Oil –These three herbs will eradicate most all parasites at different stages of their development; parasite eggs and mature parasites, and can oftentimes be found in a herbal blends specifically targeting parasites. I don’t recommend any specific quantity of these herbs, hoiwever. The reason for this is that they are quite strong herbs, and everyone’s body will likely react differently to them. Its best to do your own research to find a brand that works for you, and a quantity that works for you as well! I can offer personal guidance for anyone seeking to fine tune their dosage or timing of the herbs.
3. Immune System Support
Because eradicating parasites puts extra strain on the body, it is important to do everything that you can to strengthen your immune system during a parasite cleanse. Here are some supplements and practices to strengthen your immune system.
Mushroom Optimizer–This blend of mushroom exctracts helps to support the immune system during parasite detox. The medicinal mushrooms in this blend are a different form of fungus than the fungus that is Candida, making it helpful, rather than detrimental.
Concentrace Minerals--Be sure to continue taking the mineral supplement daily. Having adequate minerals helps the body detox and get rid of waste. Be sure to drink plenty of water while doing a parasite cleanse to keep the body hydrated and to aid in detoxification.
Baking Soaks/Hydrogen Peroxide baths
You can use both baking soda and hydrogen peroxide simultaneously or on their own to help facilitate the detox process of candida and parasites. Baking soda is extremely alkaline and will help kill candida on the skin. During a soak, both baking soda and Hydrogen peroxide will get absorbed into the skin and help oxygenate and alkanize an overly acidic body. For baking soda, use one 16oz bag per bath. For Hydrogen Peroxide, use either 1/3 cup 35% hydrogen peroxide, or 4 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Soak in a hot bath for 20-30 minutes, being sure to drink adequate water to stay hydrated. 35% hydrogen peroxide is extremely caustic and can cause serious harm when used undiluted. Take extreme caution when handling 35% hp.
Parasites cannot survive in an oxygenated environment, which means the more you breath, the more oxygen gets into your body and the harder it is for parasites and candida to thrive. Practice the deep belly breathing (as described in earlier modules)j and use it throughout your day. Whenever you feel tired, anxious, or compulsive cravings for food, turn to your breath to relax and revitalize yourself.