In some cultures the full moon is associated with a time of culmination and completion. It is a part of the cycle that paves the way for a new beginning. For some, it is also a symbol of clarity and illumination, as the moon is at its brightest and fullest. Considering all this, it seems appropriate that the full moon would be the time for a body cleanse. While all this sounds like a fairy tale, there is actually ample evidence suggesting that parasites exhibit biological rhythms and their increased activity coincides with the full moon.
So, firstly let’s talk a little about the parasites. Parasites are small organisms that live off of nutrients derived from a host. This includes specific parasites such as protozoa, helminths (worms), and ectoparasites.
These parasites can enter the body through various routes, including through contaminated food and water, penetration through skin and via insects, such as mosquitoes. While overall people tend to have awareness and knowledge about parasites, what they don’t know is that parasites are much more widespread than they think. Some experts believe that almost 9 out of 10 people have one parasite or another.
While parasites are mostly associated with gut issues, they can cause a wide range of symptoms, and depending on the type of parasite, they can affect different organ systems. Their presence can cause significant harm to the body, including:
Nutrient Deprivation: Parasites feed off the nutrients in the host’s body, depriving the host of essential substances. This can lead to malnutrition and a range of associated health issues. Malnutrition caused by the parasites is particularly important in children and pregnant women, as it can cause growth stunting, impaired immune function, organ damage, cognitive impairment and learning difficulties.
Tissue Damage: Parasites can physically damage the tissues and organs they inhabit. They may burrow into tissues, feed on cells, or cause inflammation, leading to structural damage and dysfunction. For example, intestinal parasites can cause inflammation and damage intestinal lining, leading to malabsorption of nutrients and gastrointestinal issues.
Toxin Production: Some parasites release toxins as byproducts of their metabolic processes. These toxins can be harmful to the host’s cells and tissues, contributing to symptoms and health problems. For example, toxin released by roundworms and flatworms can lead to gastrointestinal disturbances, abdominal pain and allergic reactions.
Immune System Response: The presence of parasites triggers an immune system response. While the immune system aims to eliminate the parasites, the response can sometimes cause collateral damage to the host’s tissues, leading to inflammation and other immune-related issues.
Disruption of Normal Body Functions: Parasites can interfere with normal bodily functions. For example, intestinal parasites may disrupt digestion and nutrient absorption, leading to gastrointestinal issues and nutritional deficiencies. Parasites can also cause intestinal and liver infections.
Transmission of Diseases: Certain parasites can transmit diseases. For instance, mosquitoes can transmit parasites that cause diseases like malaria, and ticks can transmit parasites that cause Lyme disease. These diseases can have wide-ranging effects on the body.
The symptoms of parasite infections can vary and also include mental health symptoms like anxiety and depression, inability to sleep, increased pain in the body, sugar cravings, bloating and other GI issues, and grinding teeth.
The damage caused by harmful parasites is widely documented and well-established and adopting the right protocol and treatment plan is extremely important for timely elimination of these problems. Full Moon Parasite Cleanse was created with exactly this idea in mind.
Why the full moon parasite cleanse
Researchers actively study biological rhythms of parasites and how they can be inhibited. Full moon is significant for both our circadian rhythms and parasite activity. Our bodies tend to produce less melatonin and more serotonin during the full moon, which decreases your body’s ability to fight off the parasites.
WHAT MAKES MELATONIN AND SEROTONIN SO IMPORTANT?
Melatonin is an important hormone that is actively involved in the activity of the immune system. For example, it can improve the activity of white blood cells, which are crucial for fighting infections caused by microorganisms. It also offers antioxidant properties, which further supports immunity.
Evidence indicates that people with weakened immunity are more likely to get parasitic infections. So, indirectly, melatonin is linked to the life cycles of microorganisms in our bodies. If your melatonin levels go down, the activity and reproductive capacity of parasites is expected to intensify through these feedback mechanisms.
So, full moon is the time when the body might be experiencing decreased levels of melatonin and increased vulnerability to parasites.
The second important hormone in the parasite cycle is serotonin. Some parasites have serotonin receptors, which means that they are responsive to changes in serotonin levels.
Specifically, parasites use serotonin as a vehicle to move around the body, release more toxins and cause larger damage across the body.
Since both hormones are involved in sleep cycles, one of the symptoms of disbalance is waking up at night, especially during the full moon phase, when the hormonal composition tends to worsen.
Increased levels of serotonin which our bodies experience during the full moon, accompanied by weakened immune response create a perfect storm. his combination of lower melatonin and higher serotonin is extremely favorable for various parasites. It is a time where they can become much more active, increase consumption and reproduction. Paradoxically, this is the best time to attack the parasites, as they are busy reproducing and growing. So, targeting these nasty invaders during the full moon cycle can be exactly what your body needs.
Full Moon Parasite Cleanse relies on digestive enzymes, anti-microbial herbs and supplements that can be taken during the period of full moon. They include powerful herbs like mimosa pudica seed, which has strong antiparasitic properties. You can also find a lot more anti-parasitic suggestions in the resource I created, ‘Gut Guardians – Your Ultimate Guide to Natural AntiParasitic Therapies’.
Using medicinal properties of herbs that have been around for thousands of years offers a safe and effective way for dealing with parasites. They actively target the intestinal walls and help kill the parasite.
In addition to taking the supplements you can make the cleanse more successful by improving your diet and avoiding inflammatory foods, increasing hydration and physical activity, fasting, and having daily bowel movements.
Particularly, avoiding sugar and carbs is the way to go, as parasites thrive on sugar and use it as a fuel to reproduce. As for the physical activity, it doesn’t have to be anything intense. Low impact exercises like walking can contribute to detoxification.
PARASITE FREE LIFE
We at the Dempster Clinic – Center for Functional Medicine have vast experience of dealing with parasite infections and other issues. If you want to learn more about taking care of your body and overall health, I invite you to join our Healthy Gut Institute today. It is designed to educate people and help them feel and look their best. We are also here to consult you on your journey to parasite-free life, so that you can regain energy and health.
To your health,
Dr. John Dempster, ND
The Dempster Clinic – Center for Functional Medicine