It’s surprising how many people completely reject the idea that they might have intestinal parasites when the truth of the matter is that hundreds of millions of people in America alone have some form of parasite living inside their bodies. In last week’s post, I talked about what parasites are and how they can affect human health. I also posted a very short list of ingredients and a super easy recipe for black walnut hull tincture, which together, make up one of the most effective, simple, natural, and inexpensive parasite cleanses you can do at home. And this week, I’m giving you the entire protocol schedule so you can make the most of this wonderful parasite cleanse.
As I mentioned last week, humans commonly carry around beneficial parasites in the digestive tract such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, which helps prevent other harmful bacteria from proliferating in the gut and causing illness. However, when it comes to parasitic worms and flukes (known collectively known as ‘helminths’) more is definitely not better.
That being said, humans have evolved with a vast array of parasites living within the body and new research indicates that parasites may not always be a bad thing. To learn more about this topic, I suggest you check out the following two articles from Harvard Health Publishing and William Parker, Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University. After all, most people know that taking antibiotics can wipe out the beneficial microbiota in our guts, which is why we consume pro-biotics or fermented dairy products like yogurt to get the flora in our gut back into shape.
I point this out because while I know that excessive levels of parasitic infestations can and do make people sick, I also believe that you can just as easily over-do parasite cleanses and detox regimes that in the long run can also do harm. That being said, I personally like to do a basic parasite cleanse once a year and sometimes twice if I fall off of my maintenance schedule (which I often do!) but unless you know you’ve got a major problem with parasites – this means you have identified worms or eggs in your stool or have tested positive for something like candida, isospora, or toxoplasma please don’t over-do it with cleanse after cleanse.
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The following schedule takes you through the first three weeks of the parasite cleanse. After the third week, these ingredients can be continued on a maintanance level as indicated indefinitely. This is incredibly useful if you spend a lot of time with other people, using public restrooms, work with children, keep livestock, or have pets.
This particular cleanse is intended to eliminate parasites living in the digestive tract, but may also affect those in the urinary tract and reproductive organs as well. This particular cleanse has been adapted from Dr. Hulda Clark’s parasite cleanse. Her book, A Cure for All Disease, is a must-read for anyone seriously concerned about parasites and health.
I am encouraged to tell you that this information is not medical advice and I am not a medical professional. Please talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking any herbs or medications. Also take note of this caution on wormwood, which may be harmful if taken for long periods of time.
When buying ingredients for this cleanse be sure to choose a very high-quality product. The wormwood should retain a light green color and be exceptionally fragrant. The cloves should be exceptionally fresh and preferably organic to avoid additives and irradiation.
To save money on this cleanse, buy the wormwood and cloves in bulk and use to fill empty organic gelatin capsules. Organic is important here in order to avoid the glyphosate in the gelatin capsules. Use 0 or 00 gel caps and fill them with your own herbs. Alternatively, you can take the herbs directly in the mouth with water, but if you are averse to strong flavors or gag easily please do not attempt this! Use the gel caps instead.
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