Parasites are one of the most damaging, overlooked, and widespread health issues that many of us face today. Most people are grossed out by the thought that they could have a parasite (or many parasites) in their body. However, parasites are some of the most abundant creatures on earth, and a pest to nearly all animals, as a parasite is characterized by its need to live off of the nutrients of its host.
Humans are hosts to nearly 300 species of parasitic worms and over 70 species of protozoa, some derived from our primate ancestors and some acquired from the animals we have domesticated or come in contact with during our relatively short history on Earth.
In humans, parasites that live inside us use up our vitamins, proteins and other nutrients, depriving us of optimal nutrition. Not only do they steal nutrients from our body, they also eliminate waste inside us, releasing their toxic bacteria and viruses. Parasites are most commonly found in the colon, however, any part of the body is vulnerable to infestation: the lungs, liver, brain, blood, muscles, joints, skin, etc.
To learn more about parasites, see our in depth article on parasites. In this article, we will be focusing on how to eliminate parasites, and what kind of protocol it is recommended to follow to do a truly effective parasite cleanse.
Symptoms of Parasites
According to the University of Maryland, “Parasites can live within the intestines for yearswithout causing any symptoms,” making it hard to know whether we have them or not. A lot of the symptoms of intestinal parasites are also similar to many other disorders such as candida overgrowth, infection, etc., however, with the abundance of parasites and the ease of which they can enter our bodies, some, if not most, common health issues may be the result of parasitic infection.
If you have any of these symptoms, it is possible that parasites could be the cause:
- gas and bloating
- irritable bowel syndrome
- painful menstruation
- joint and muscle aches
- cravings, especially sugar
- skin conditions – mostly irritation/itching at nose, ears, eyes, anus – but also potentially rashes,
- hives, eczema
- sleep disorders
- hyperactivity, anxiety
- teeth grinding
- chronic fatigue
- fuzzy thinking
- runny nose
- blisters on lower lip inside mouth
- loss of appetite
- bad taste in the mouth
- vomiting (may return several times a year)
- weight gain OR may have trouble gaining weight
- food allergies
- dark areas under eyes
As you can see, many common ailments can be linked to parasites. So, what do we do to alleviate these symptoms and rid our bodies of these harmful creatures? CLEANSE. A parasite detox cleanse involves eliminating parasites from your body by killing them with powerful anthelmintic herbs, eating anti-parasitic foods, and flushing out the parasites and built up waste that they thrive on through drinking a lot of fluids and cleansing the colon.
How to Get Rid of Parasites
As complex as the subject of parasites is, cleansing them from your body is simple (but not necessarily easy). The primary treatment involves three medicinal herbs: Green Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, and Fresh Cloves. These herbs have strong anthelmintic properties, meaning they are wonderful at expelling parasitic worms from the body. Together, these three herbs make up what is traditionally known as “wormwood complex,” and are the ingredients that make up our parasite detox formula.
Our formula is a high-grade concentration of these herbs extracted in 85% organic alcohol making for a very therapeutic and effective formula. The combination of these three herbs helps support the body’s effective detoxification of both the egg and the adult stages of 100 different internal parasites, including amoebas, giardia, many worms, and liver flukes.
Through our proprietary extraction process, our Parasite Detox Formula has the power of 30+ capsules of these anti parasitic herbs in each serving. Our team developed this proprietary tincture formula to be as effective and potent as possible in each drop, so that our clients and customers no longer need to take 30+ capsules a day as traditional parasite detoxes require.
To get rid of parasites, one can undergo a parasite cleanse by diligently consuming this formula, following the recommended dosage of ½ a dropper full each night, as well as by following a specific anti-parasite protocol, drinking a lot of purified water, and consuming anti-parasitic foods.
It is important to also do a colon cleanse, before, during, and after a parasite cleanse as this will help to eliminate built up waste in the colon before the cleanse, will help to flush out parasites and their toxic wastes during the cleanse, and will help to clear out any remaining waste after the cleanse is complete.
Explanation of the Herbs Used
Green- Black Walnut Hulls (from the black walnut tree – juglans nigra) Used by Native Americans as an anti-parasite, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal remedy. Its active ingredients are juglone, tannin and iodine. The tincture of the green hulls of the black walnut kills the adult stages of the parasites.
Wormwood (from the Artemisia shrub – artemisia absinthum) Known for its vermicidal properties and helps those with a weak and under-active digestion. It increases the acidity of the stomach and the production of bile. Wormwood kills the larval stages of the parasites.
Common Cloves (from the clove tree – eugenia caryophyllata) Anti-parasitical, anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It also removes pain. The clove capsules remove the parasite eggs.
Explanation of the Colon Cleanse Drink
One of the important elements to this cleanse is the colon cleanse drink. This is simply just a combination of bentonite clay and psyllium husks with water, used to help draw out toxins from the body and facilitate elimination of built up waste.
Bentonite clay is a natural clay that acts like a sponge by absorbing negatively charged toxins and heavy metals that may be stored in the body (parasites may also have heavy metals that they release once killed). It is important to only use small amounts of bentonite clay for detoxification purposes.
Psyllium husks are a type of fiber commonly used as a gentle, bulk-forming laxative. Being a soluble fiber, psyllium is able to pass through your digestive system without being completely broken down or absorbed. It is used to facilitate elimination and to cleanse the colon.
What You Will Need
Parasite Detox Formula (containing the essential herbs of black walnut hulls, wormwood, and cloves)
Bentonite Clay (used in combination with psyllium husks to remove toxins and cleanse the colon)
Psyllium Husks (used in combination with bentonite clay to remove toxins and cleanse the colon)
Purified Drinking Water (essential for cleansing)
Anti-Parasitic Foods (pumpkin seeds, papaya, raw garlic, pineapple, chilies, raw honey, bitter greens, probiotics, pungent herbs and spices, etc.)
Other Useful Herbs (we will recommend a few additional supportive herbs)
Probiotic Formula (helps to restore friendly gut bacteria that may be destroyed during the cleanse)
Discipline (needed to follow the daily protocol for the duration of the cleanse)
Organic Ingredients (Make sure that all of the ingredients used are organic and of high quality)
To do the protocol most effectively takes 4 weeks. It can be done in less time, however, it will not be as effective. Alternatively, one can choose not to do the colon cleanse before and after, though it is highly recommended.
One week prior to the actual parasite cleanse (using the parasite detox formula), begin by cleansing the colon to eliminate built up waste. This is done by taking the colon cleanse drink first thing each morning, drinking A LOT of water, eating whole foods, and avoiding further buildup of toxicity.
Colon Cleanse Drink: To make, simply get a glass, add one teaspoon of liquid bentonite clay and one tablespoon of psyllium husks, then fill with water, stir, and drink as fast as you can. Both of these substances will become gelatinous the longer they sit in water, so drink it fast to avoid drinking a jelly-like substance. Also, avoid using a metal spoon for the bentonite clay, as it pulls heavy metals and can therefore add in heavy metals to your drink, rather than exclusively helping to pull them out of the tissues of your body (using wooden utensils is best). Drink the colon cleanse drink as soon as you wake up on an empty stomach. Follow with 8 oz of water immediately. Wait 1-2 hours before eating to allow the formula to do its work in the colon.
Drink A LOT of Water: Aim to drink around one gallon each day if possible, this will really help the body flush out built up waste.
Eat Anti-Parasitic Foods: Include anti-parasitic foods into your meals to begin the process of killing the parasites.
DO NOT OVEREAT: The goal is to eliminate built up waste from the colon, so do your best not build up more waste by eating light and following proper food-combining and digestion protocols.
Probiotics: Take 1 capsule of the probiotic formula 30 minutes before lunch or dinner. This will help to build the healthy gut bacteria that are also being eliminated during the cleanse. These bacteria also combat parasitic infections in the gut.
Drink Herbal Teas: Hawthorn, Hibiscus, Senna, and Peppermint teas also have anti-parasitic properties, and Peppermint as well as Ginger, can help soothe the stomach during the detoxification process.
Colon Cleanse Drink: Continue to drink the colon cleanse drink first thing in the morning.
Parasite Detox Formula: 1 hour after the colon cleanse drink, consume the Parasite Detox Formula in a small amount of water. Wait another hour before eating. Take the formula again in the evening before bed (it is ideal to take the formula on an empty stomach, so aim to finish your last meal at least 3 hours before going to bed). It is important to gradually introduce the formula to your system, so on the first day take only ¼ full dropper of the tincture in the evening. On the second day, take ½ full dropper in the evening. On the third day take ½ full dropper in the morning, and ½ full dropper in the evening until cleanse is complete.
Continue same protocols from week 1: Drink a lot of water, add anti-parasitic foods to your diet, do not overeat, follow good digestion protocols, drink supportive herbal teas, and consume 1 capsule of probiotics 30 minutes before lunch or dinner.
Follow week 1 protocol: Discontinue use of the Parasite Detox formula, continue to consume the colon cleanse drink in the morning to further eliminate any remaining waste, and continue to consume plenty of water, avoid overeating, follow good digestion protocols, drink herbal teas, and consume probiotics daily to help restore healthy gut bacteria.
After the cleanse, be mindful of the foods that you are eating, as well as how it is that you are eating. Parasites thrive in a toxic gut that is full of undigested food and waste. If we cleanse our bodies of built up toxins, and focus on properly digesting whole foods and herbs, we can eliminate the internal habitat that allows parasites to flourish.
Cleansing with this formula, and following this protocol twice a year, eating a balanced whole foods diet, and following proper eating protocols that support digestion, while also doing your best to avoid some of the major sources of parasitic infection is the best way to maintain a healthy body free of harmful parasites. Really prevention, sanitation, nutrition, and detoxification is the name of the game.
To rid ourselves of parasites involves cleansing them a few times a year, and following certain protocols that help us to prevent contact with them in the first place. While they may be an uncomfortable reality to accept, they are nothing to fear, but simply something to understand. Once we are educated on what parasites are and how to eliminate them from our bodies, we can truly take control of our own health.