Parasites are organisms that utilize their host for nutrition and survival.
You may be thinking-we live in a first-world country where parasites aren’t a thing, but let me tell you why that thinking is primarily wrong.
Unfortunately, modern science has forgotten what our ancestors and many indigenous tribes have known for centuries: parasite cleansing is necessary for optimal health. It’s commonplace to deworm pets, cattle, and horses regularly, but not humans. Parasites are extremely stealthy and are experts at hiding in the body. Interestingly, most parasites do not hang out in our bloodstream and therefore, blood work is not accurate. Most modern stool tests give us false positives, including stool for ova and parasites. Unfortunately, there is not a full-proof or even accurate test for parasites.
It is estimated that parasites have evolved with us and not all of them are bad news. It is when they body is weakened that they do have the potential to push the immune system into an imbalanced state, and once that happens, many people have trouble overcoming the parasitic infection and with their immunity overall.
While it sounds like woo woo bro science, it is true that many people’s symptoms ramp up around the full moon. This is due to the parasites’ life cycle in which they are more active and reproducing during full moons. These circadian rhythms affect all of us. During the full moon, we naturally produce less melatonin and more serotonin, which these pesky pathogens are attracted to. There are serotonin receptors on human cells and parasites as well. Parasitic worms use serotonin to help them move. When they have access to higher serotonin levels during the moon’s full phase, they can move around more freely.
Interestingly, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has targeted five neglected parasite infections (NPIs) in America as priorities for public health action. The CDC considers these neglected because relatively little attention is given to them by textbooks or clinicians.
As you can see, there’s a reason I waited to write this blog for Halloween. Pretty scary stuff!
Since testing is lacking, it’s really difficult to pinpoint. If you struggle with chronic bloating, fatigue, anxiety, low energy, and other “mystery” symptoms, you may need to dig deeper than just the title of irritable bowel syndrome.
Symptomatology is relied upon by many practitioners, myself included. Moreover, many of the symptoms may be labeled as an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or mast cell activation syndrome. Remember these are just a constellation of symptoms labeled as a diagnosis for billing or medication purposes. Your body does not lie. In fact, it is usually appropriately reacting to what is inside of it. It is APPROPRIATELY releasing histamine causing you to itch or inflammation causing you to gain weight or feel pain. Many of the diseases have parasites as the root cause.
Great question! There are a few take-home points about how to avoid parasitic infections. The main point to remember that if your immune system is suffering, you may be more vulnerable than most people. Contaminated tap water, undercooked meat, raw foods, pet kisses and sushi are great ways to contract parasites. Imbalances in the gut microbiome, poor diet, chronic stress, negative sleeping habits, unnecessary use of antibiotics, and other factors can weaken your immune system and predispose you. For example, having mold in your body imbalances the immune system so much that it makes you more of a “sitting duck” if you happen to have a parasite exposure.
In some studies, the parasites had the ability to reactivate retroviruses. When Leishmania parasites are infected with LRV (retrovirus), the parasite replicates more abundantly and causes a more severe disease process. Parasitic worms, called helminths, can reactivate dormant herpes-like viral infections. Strongyloides, a parasite that can make women’s’ cycles horrid, interacts with HTLV which can make the strongyloides infection more difficult to eradicate.
Heavy metals also make one vulnerable as parasites are “holding tanks” of heavy metals. In animal studies, fish tissue can hold 6-8x the number of heavy metals due to the presence of parasites!
Many parasites have a full or partial life cycle within an animal or even human. Many can hide for years escaping modern laboratory techniques. They are not found in biopsies, colonoscopies, endoscopies, or stool tests.
For these reasons, parasite cleanses can have positive benefits on health by helping to pull out heavy metals and problematic viruses as well.
Dr. Jess recommends a full moon parasite cleanse through a company that gets to the ROOT CAUSE of disease. This is either:
HINT: if you do plan on joining, be sure to sign up for my email and newsletter so that you will be the first to know when it launches and be up first for the discount!
Both of these companies are the same company with one of the best biochemists in the world, who got death threats from Monsanto in 2008. I cannot find a company with better ethics, people, science, and RESULTS! The reason for the difference is that if you join my plan, I will be guiding you through troubleshooting and how to use the products correctly so Cellcore Biosciences would be the correct choice. However, if you do not plan on joining, you will not have practitioner support through me and should opt to use Microbe Formulas, which has a large support team that can help to troubleshoot with you since I won’t be there to help out.
First and foremost, you want to ensure that all your drainage pathways are open prior to any cleanse with binders, which pull out toxic chemicals and pathogens with ease. Here is the drainage pathway from Microbe and Cellcore so that you can understand that the body MUST be open so that it can dump toxins once we start killing.
If you said yes to 3 or more of these questions, I would suggest that you start with the foundational or comprehensive phase one protocol of Microbe Formulas or Cellcore Biosciences. The purpose of PHASE ONE is to prep your body for the cleanse and “unstick” those drainage pathways where you are not able to release toxins from the body. Preparing and opening your drainage pathways for a cleanse ensures that it is seamless and much less painful parasite cleanse, which is included in their PHASE TWO protocol. This way you do not experience uncomfortable Herxheimer symptoms, or healing detox reactions. it ensures the cleanse is pleasant and do-able for you!
Be sure to eat an anti-inflammatory diet that excludes any processed foods, but especially gluten, sugar, dairy, soy, and often eggs, for many. Try your best to get 7-9 hours of sleep and avoid alcohol on the cleanse since we are focusing on the liver. Drinking plenty of distilled or filtered water helps the kidneys flush toxins. Sunshine in the morning helps give life to sluggish mitochondria, which provide energy for you.
For many of my patients, adding sweating in an infrared sauna is a game-changer for various reasons! This activates heat shock proteins which are vital for health and have been shown to halt the progression of neurodegenerative conditions. It is also an excellent way to release heavy metals, PCBs, and other endocrine disrupters. Coffee enemas and colonics are also a staple during my cleanses for my patients. Although they sound daunting, they are another secret game changer for those struggling with constipation or a stagnant liver.
Seeing as Halloween 2020 is a full moon this year, it is an appropriately spooky time to kill off unwanted residents in your body that may be contributing to health woes. Modern medicine is not up to speed on what our ancient ancestors knew about the esoteric cycles of the earth and its microbial inhabitants. I find that most of the time, the disease is coming from an imbalanced system out of homeostasis due to something that is inside of our bodies that does not belong there.
Try out a full moon challenge to see if you can improve your health!