Never did I ever think I had parasites. When the healer I was working with suggested I do a cleanse I said two things: 1) I haven’t travelled out of North America in two years (Thanks pandemic) 2) I’ve been tested before when I saw a functional medicine doctor and it came back negative. Little did I know that pretty much everyone has parasites and the testing (yes even the expensive one I got at the concierge doctor) doesn’t usually detect them.
“If you have a pulse, you have parasites.”
– Dr. Todd Watts
According to the CDC “Parasites are more common in the U.S. than people realize.” One large analysis of stool samples from people across the United States found that 32% of the samples had intestinal parasite infections. Even though that number is likely a huge underestimate of the true prevalence of parasitic infections, it should still make you stop and think. parasitic infections are certainly not rare.
What are Parasites?
Most people don’t know much about these critters but if you suffer from any chronic health issues or just want to feel better overall you’ll want to know more! Parasites are organisms that live on or in host organism and gets its nourishment at the expense of the host. They can cause significant harm since their livelihood is at the expense of their host, as they depend on their host for nourishment. Gross, I know! They range in size some being microscopic and some being visible to the eye. Some of the microscopic ones even live inside your cells like your red blood cells or fat cells. Bigger, visible ones live in spaces between your cells and can invade your brain, muscles, lymph, gut, liver, lungs and other organs and tissues. You can see the studies on this here and here.
Where Do You Get Parasites?
Parasites can live where you spend your days. You don’t have to travel far (like I thought) to pick them up.
You can get parasites from:
- Contaminated foods (undercooked meat/seafood)
- Animals (pets like cats and dogs)
- Toilet seats
- Bodies of water (lakes and rivers)
- Soil (even in your yard)
- Tainted water supplies, including municipal water
Signs You May Have Parasites
Now that you know you’ve likely been exposed to parasites let’s look at some of the common symptoms of having them. The signs and symptoms often mimic common illnesses or health issues making them tricky to spot.
- Abdominal pain/discomfort
- Autoimmune issues
- chronic tiredness
- food sensitiviies
- thryoid issues
- leaky gut
- itching around anal area
- muscle pain
- skin issues
- teeth grinding
- general feeling low energy/sick
How to Get Rid of Parasites:
Unfortunatley ignoring parasites won’t make them go away. And the toxic environment which so many live in from enevionemtal toxins to pollution to toxins in our personal products could worsen a parasite problem. Also, studies have shown that toxins ( that we are exposed to daily) can weaken your body’s defenses and affect parasite activity.
But there’s good news! There’s a pretty easy way to get rid of them using a protocol that supports your body and rids it of the parasites. Luckily this doesn’t require any diet changes or fasting. You go on with you day to day routines but you add in these supplements to do the work!
The parasite removing protocol is called “The Foundational Protocol” by microbe formulas and happens in four steps or phases. In addition to removing parasites this protocol is designed to remove all toxins and pathogens from the body while increasing cellular energy and opening drainage pathways so that the body can get back to normal functioning.
Step one of the protocol is focused on drainage pathways so you can make sure toxins are moving out of your body. This is imperative for safe removal and to avoid reabsorption. Step two focuses on starting to scrub your gut to remove the pathogens. This is when most people start to see the parasites come out (yes in the toilet!) . Step three is about whole body immune support and Moving beyond the gut to remove unwanted materials in the cells and tissues. Step four is a detox of your whole system and is a deeper dive into the detox process.
Microbe formulas is the same brand as Cell Core (which you may be seeing a lot of lately). The difference is that you don’t need to be working with a practioner to get it and you can get a discount with code LIGHTANLOTUS10.
I personally did not have any detox symptoms but some people do have occasional ones such as stomach ache, rash, or muscle pain. We have a group you can join on Facebook to get support while you are in this process. Most people get the whole protocol at once but you can also just start with step 1 or step 1 and 2! You can use my code lightandlotus to get a discount as well. Once you get your protocol message me and I will mail you (USA only) a free essential oil detox blend to support your body during this process!
Supporting Your Body During the Protocol:
There are lots of ways to support your body and mind when going through the parasite protocol. One is to take regular detox baths using epsom salts and essential oils. On a physical level detox baths help us remove toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis such as pollutants in the environment and toxic products. The salt in Detox baths (more on this later) help your body operate at its best by drawing the toxins out of your body and leaving it in a better state. To grab the recipes for the baths head over to this blog post.
Another way is to use a detox essential oil blend every day which you just roll onto your liver area. This blend comes free (from me) with the foundational protocol. Plenty of fresh air and sunshine (hello vitamin D) is also helpful during the detox. Castor oil packs on your liver will also support your body during this time. You can easily make your own here!
I can’t wait to hear how amazing you feel once you’ve done this protocol and you get rid of years and maybe even decades worth of parasites! Grab your foundational protocol here and use code LIGHTANDLOTUS10 to get your discount.