Parasite Cleanse

Parasite Cleanse

This parasite cleanse should ideally be done after a liver cleanse, and once you’ve started on the gut healing protocol. Keep taking the supplements you were taking on the liver cleanse, especially the TUDCA. You should have some left over in the bottles. Do not take any other supplements except omega 3 and TMG – please check with me if you are unsure. 

The cleanse is 18 days long. 

Depending on your health symptoms, you may need to repeat this for up to a year! My recommendation is to start with one, and if your symptoms haven’t cleared entirely, keep doing it until you are symptom-free. But you will be discussing your symptoms with me as we go, so we will keep checking! 

The reason we time the parasite cleanse to the lunar cycle, is because the life cycle of parasites and worms are timed to the moon. 

Start taking the supplements 3 days prior to the full moon. Keep on them for 18 days. Check symptoms – if you still have any, break until the following full moon cycle, and repeat by starting 3 days before the full moon. 

Shopping List

  • Food grade diatomaceous earth
  • Tinctures Pepperwort OR Stonebreaker (see below)
  • Combantrin® capsules/tablets/liquid 
  • Mebendazole (tablets only) 
  • Neem capsules 
  • Chlorine dioxide solution 
  • Castor oil
  • Probiotic
  • Ornithine
  • Arginine
  • Optional: parasite cleanse formula/tincture; oregano oil. 

Diatomaceous Earth (DE): get food grade diatomaceous earth from a health shop. It is very helpful for killing parasites and yeast. You can add the first teaspoon to the fiber drink you are having on the gut healing protocol, especially if you are battling with yeast infection (candida). DE is safe to take long term. Just be careful to never inhale it! The fine powder can damage the lungs.

Dosage: 1 flat teaspoon 3x a day on all the days of the cleanse, in a little water. It doesn’t dissolve, so swirl the water around to mix it in before drinking. 

If you find it constipates you, reduce dosage until your bowels are moving again. Good bowel movements are essential for the cleanse! 

Tinctures

Lepidium Latifolium (Rompepiedras / Pepperwort) or Chanca Piedra (Stone Breaker)

These come in a tincture form. Get either one or the other. 

Dosage: Mix 15 drops of either in your DE drink, daily. 

Pyrantel Pamoate (Combantrin®)
This targets specific parasites. It may only be available on prescription.
Dosage: Take one dose on day 1 with breakfast, and 1 dose on day 5 with breakfast. Do not consume pumpkin seeds when taking this, as they neutralize its effect.

Sometimes this is sold with mebendazole. You want the standalone pyrantel pamoate. 

Mebendazole (Vermox®)
This targets specific parasites. It may only be available on prescription.
Get the tablet form, not the liquid form. It must be in its standalone form, not mixed with pyrantel pamoate or anything else.
Dosage: Days 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, & 8 — 200mg during breakfast and 200mg during dinner. On day 9, take ONE 500mg dose during breakfast only. Stop taking for the remainder of the 18 days.

Neem

Neem is a potent dewormer, purifier and detoxifying herb made from the leaves of the neem tree. You should be able to get it in capsule form.
Dosage: Take from day 10 through Day 18. Caps (assuming 475mg each): Take six in a day, three times two caps at meal times.

Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS)

CDS assists the body in so many ways. On a parasite cleanse, it helps to break up the biofilm where many parasites hide! It also kills many forms of parasites and increases oxygen to the mitochondria. This greatly assists in the detoxification process, on the cleanse.

NB: Please talk to me about where to get CDS, or how to make your own. It is sometimes not that easy to find! 

Dosage: Build up to 6 doses of 3 drops each, daily; half an hour away from food. Chase with a slice of apple or some kombucha to neutralize the strong taste.

Note: When taking CDS, avoid citrus fruits and vitamin C. Antioxidants negate the effect of CDS. Though antioxidants are (perhaps) okay in moderation, they are not necessary while you are cleansing. 

Castor oil

Once you begin anti-parasitic treatments, spastic paralysis may occur in some parasites and many together may form a “knot” of worms that can cause intestinal obstruction. It is important to help your body purge them by using castor oil. 

Dosage: Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of castor oil in the morning, two hours after breakfast and other medications.

Probiotic 

Keep taking your probiotics throughout the cleanse. Take these at night, just before bed.

Ornithine and arginine

Dying parasites release their toxins such as ammonia. Ornithine and arginine are two natural amino acids that detox ammonia. It is important to take ornithine and arginine together with the parasite cleanse. They help the body free itself from excessive nitrogen.

Enemas

You have now got the equipment for doing enemas, and should be used to it from the liver cleanse. 

Instead of a coffee enema, do an enema with warm (body temperature) filtered water and 20 drops of CDS per litre of water (no more!). If you can, do an enema daily, at least for the first round of 18 days. If not daily, do as often as you can. It is best to do these after your morning ‘movement’. 

EXTRAS
If you can get the following, use them as well on the 18 day cleanse:

Parasite cleanse formula/tincture

Find a formula that contains some or all of the following: 

  • Black walnut
  • Wormwood 
  • Cloves
  • Grapefruit seed extract (especially if you also have candida overgrowth)
  • Pau d’Arco
  • Mimosa pudica
  • Thyme 
  • Sage 
  • Sacred basil 
  • Blue tansy

Dosage: Take as per specified on the formula package. 

If you grow any of the herbs mentioned above, drink teas throughout the day when on the cleanse: ¼ cup of herbs in a cup of boiling water, steep for 5 minutes. Add raw honey and fresh lemon juice to taste. 

Oregano oil

Oregano has so many excellent disease-fighting properties! It is inexpensive and well worth having in your medicine chest. If you have a candida overgrowth, do add this to your parasite cleanse.

For the cleanse, take 3 drops in a bit of water, 3x a day before meals, for 14 days ONLY. Because it is so potent, you don’t use it for more than 14 days in a row; take a 7 day break and repeat if necessary.

It does cause a burning sensation in the mouth; you can put the drops on your tongue and chase with water to lessen this. 

Other

If you have sinus issues, please chat to me! I know it sounds horrible, but you may have parasites living in your sinuses. 

Dietary considerations

  • Focus on having a clean diet on the cleanse – no sugar or refined starches, no dairy. 

In general, any bitter herbs and vegetables are both good for the liver, and bad for parasites! Incorporate these into your diet (see the liver cleanse for a list).