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Parasites and the moon

Does the full moon make you feel off kilter?  

Well … parasites (an organism which lives in or on another organism and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense) lay their eggs on a full moon, thus beginning their new life cycle. That might be why some of us go a little gaga on a full moon! Many recommendations suggest beginning a parasite treatment on a full moon as that’s when it will be most effective.

Why is it so important to remove parasites?
Because parasites continue to grow, breed and excrete toxins and poisons, which in turn puts the immune system under stress. Elimination is essential for good health.

Parasites love sugar, so if you are wanting to cleanse your gut of worms avoid the sweet white death as much as you can. Honey can be used to replace the need for sweet during this time.

How do I know I have parasites?

Some indications are:

  1. Gut cramping can be an indication especially after eating.
  2. Chronic Exhaustion not appeased by sleep
  3. An itchy anus (Bottom)
  4. Extreme skinniness or inability to gain weight even though you may eat a lot 

Here a few of the most common lil nasties:

Trichinella: This worm can be contracted by eating raw or undercooked meat from infected animals. Signs and symptoms include diarrhoea and abdominal cramping. Symptoms can become more severe and include high fever, muscle pain and tenderness, swelling of the eyelids or face, weakness, headache, light sensitivity and pink eye (conjunctivitis).

Hookworm: Hookworm is one of the more popular infestations with an estimated 576 to 740 million people worldwide. Can be infected by walking barefoot on contaminated soil. Most people display no symptoms at first, an early sign of infection could be an itchy rash at the site of exposure. Digestive complaints may follow, with nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain that is worse after eating and increased flatulence. If infection persists, anaemia and nutrient deficiencies may result.

Dientamoeba Fragilis: This parasite is one of the smaller parasites that can live in the large intestine. It is likely spread through oral contact with infected faecal material (yet another reason to wash your hands before eating). In the acute infection, diarrhea and abdominal pain are the most common symptoms, with diarrhea being more predominant, lasting for one to two weeks. Stools tend to be greenish brown and watery or sticky. In chronic infection, abdominal pain is usually the dominant symptom, but people may also have loss of appetite, weight, nausea, vomiting, bloating or flatulence.

Pinworm: Pinworms are small, thin, white worms that most commonly infect children but are also contagious and may affect adults. The worm’s eggs may be carried to surfaces including hands, toys, bedding, clothing and toilet seats and must be ingested to cause infection. The main symptom is itching around the anus, which may be particularly bad at night. Disturbed sleep or abdominal pain may also result.

Pet Parasites:  There are a number of worms: Hook, Round, Heart, tape worms that can be contracted from our most loved pets, so it is always important to worm your pets and yourself as often as your practitioner recommends.

If you suspect you have any of these little nasties, you can ask your GP for a stool test though feedback on this is that they look for only the ones on the “most wanted” list so it can miss a few.  True Medicine  offers comprehensive stool analysis in order to track down any of the more elusive parasites. If you have animals that have been overseas, or you have kissed lots of strangers, it’s a great idea to go through an Anti–Parasitic cleansing process every 5 or so full moons a year.

How do I get rid of them?

Treatments may include taking a herbal tonic, herbal capsules, homeopathic drops (great for kids), tablets or frequency therapy.  There are numerous devices available for home use.  

Anti-parasitic Mouth treatment

The digestive system isn’t the only place parasites reside, they also love the moist hiding spots in your mouth. You’ll never kiss another stranger on the mouth again after you read this. Parasites can be passed from partner to partner through kissing and swapping other bodily fluids. A very effective way to treat mouth parasites it treating them to a regular bath of:

1 tsp 3% Hydrochloric peroxide* to 2 Tsp of Water, brushing with this foams up like using toothpaste though this is the reaction to the parasites, infection or gum disease present in the mouth, it is very important to dilute the formula as this could over time effect the enamel of the teeth if too strong. You will notice your teeth go squeaky clean, your mouth will feel very clean, Yes you can go kiss everyone now. Just brush again with the solution afterwards to ensure you clean-up your mouth of any parasites exchanged in the exposure.

Another natural gum and mouth remedy is to make a mixture of ¼ tsp “Alkalizer” * and rub on the gums with your finger, leave this for 20 min if you can and wash your mouth out with water.

Alkalising counteracts acidity in the mouth and  has cleansing qualities, your dentist will be very pleased you decided to change to this simple method.

Another great method to help improve your oral health is oil pulling:  “chew” a tablespoon of coconut oil for 20 minutes first thing in the morning.  Spit out (never swallow any of it) and rinse your mouth with warm water.

* Certified food grade peroxide and Alkalizer are both available at True Medicine.

Call the clinic on 07 5530 1863 to arrange a consultation.