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During a parasite cleanse it is important to consider:
Chew food thoroughly. The enzymes in your saliva start the digestion process. Reduce your consumption of sugary foods and foods that turn into sugar quickly (high glycemic load) in the body, as this will help to limit food sources for parasites, fungus and bacteria. Breads, pastas, sweets, carbonated drinks, chocolate and alcohol are some of the key examples. Stick to eating meats, ﬁsh, nuts (except peanuts and pistachios), eggs, vegetables (green are the best) and limit the amount of sweet fruit (berries, green apples and citrus are the only sources recommended). Avoid preservatives; eat food as close to its natural state as possible. Snack in between meals, as this will help to keep your energy levels up and decrease large ﬂuctuations of blood sugar. Do not eat red meat or hard to digest foods at night. Digestive enzymes work best from late morning to mid-day. Observe healthy food combinations and maintain an alkaline balance by the end of each day.
Sleep is highly beneﬁcial to the elimination of parasites. It helps to develop your energy, which can be drained once you start to eliminate your unwanted guests. Sleep is perhaps most important for the immune system, which aids in the eradication of parasites. Generally speaking, most of us require an average of 8 hours, although there are individual differences. The more good quality and quantity sleep you get, the more the immune system is able to do its job effectively, helping to rid you of the infection. We ﬁnd people tend to beneﬁt most from sleeping between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am, as this is in accordance with our natural light/dark cycle.
Water is required for every action in the body and is essential for optimal function. Although there will be individual differences based on things like height and weight, as an average, aim to get 8-10 cups per day. Your body will be undergoing physical stress trying to eliminate any parasitic infection and being dehydrated will add to this burden. Drink liquids between meals, not during your meals. Liquids will dilute your digestive enzymes.
You may ﬁnd as you start to kill off an infection that it can cause your emotions to ﬂuctuate. Parasites are fascinating organisms and they do have the ability to inﬂuence your mental state. It’s a good idea to warn those closest to you that your mood may be a little up and down. This can vary from one person to another, and can depend on the infection present. Supporting your health through good food, water and sleep can help to protect against this.
Embarking on a parasite cleanse can make exercise more difficult because of the impact on your energy levels. If you feel your energy is low, rather than pushing yourself through it, aim to complete low-intensity exercise and practices that can raise your energy, not expend it further. Examples include yoga, walking, a leisurely cycle or swim. A good guide is exercising to the point where you are moving but not enough to make you too hot or sweaty and out of breathe. You should be able to easily hold a conversation! Regular movement is very beneﬁcial and should be undertaken daily for 30 minutes.
- Medication/Supplementation Protocol
Whether you have been advised to use supplementation or medication to assist with your cleanse, stick to the suggested protocol as best you can. Although life can sometimes get in the way, the protocol is designed to help you shift the infection as quickly and effectively as possible. Minimize disruptions as they can mean you may have to complete it for longer and even in some cases, start again. If you ﬁnd sticking to your cleanse/protocol challenging please speak to your practitioner for further support and guidance.
Common parasites of the human body:
- The hookworm, which latches on the walls of the colon with its sharp teeth, where it feeds on blood.
- The tapeworm is the longest parasite. A mature adult can lay a million eggs a day. The tapeworm eggs embed in the colon.
- The roundworm, which can grow to be 20 inches (50cm) long and lay 200,000 eggs per day.
- Pinworms, which migrate outside the colon during the night to lay their eggs around the anus. This causes the nightly itching of many unsuspecting victims.
Additional Statistics Worth Knowing:
- Because of the large variety of parasites, it is estimated that 60% of the world’s population may have parasites. Though most of them are small, the biggest tapeworm ever recorded was over 60 feet long.
- A staggering 1.3 billion of the world’s population suffer from hookworms, minute monsters that cause anemia by sucking the blood from the intestinal lining.
- For pregnant women: Scientists believe that morning sickness is the body’s way of protecting mother and child from parasitic infection.
- The Guinea Worm is ingested via contaminated water, and the larvae burrow into the intestines and eventually emerge, fully-grown, from the skin.
- As prevalent in the West as anywhere else, Pinworms are staple-sized intestinal blighters that crawl out of your backside while you’re asleep and deposit their eggs on your bedding. Keep bed sheets cleaned and sanitized weekly.
- There are four species of protozoan parasites that causes malaria: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malaria. Currently killing a person every 30 seconds, malaria has been responsible for over half of all human deaths since the Stone Age.
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