Full Moon Phase Parasite Protocol
The phases of the moon influence the activity of many biological organisms. Parasites and other microorganisms are thought to increase in activity around the full moon phase. This article will discuss what parasites are, how they impact our body and how to do a full moon parasite protocol to cleanse these organisms from our body.
Many people are unaware that there is a strong likelihood they have parasites. Parasite infections are one of the most underdiagnosed conditions in America. In fact, some experts suggest that around 90% of Americans have parasites. Parasite infections are a common problem that we see as health coaches at DrJockers.com.
Parasites are organisms that depend on a host for survival. There are three types of parasites that feast on humans: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites. Parasite infections cause diseases which can range from mild to life-threatening. Parasites thrive to the detriment of the infected person. They often rob nutrients from their host. Nutrient deficiencies and gut issues are common in people with parasites.
The full moon is associated with higher parasite activity. This is because your body’s circadian rhythm responds to the moon’s cycle. Parasites are more active and reproductive coinciding with your circadian rhythm. During the full moon, we produce less melatonin and more serotonin. Parasites are more active with higher production of serotonin and less melatonin.
What are Parasites?
A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host organism and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. There are three main classes of parasites:
- Protozoa: These parasites are single-cell microscopic organisms that can multiply or divide within the host. They are transmitted from person to person through fecal matter, or through blood or insect bites. An example is the parasite Plasmodium which causes malaria.
- Helminths: These are worm parasites. They are larger, multi-celled organisms that may be visible to the naked eye. Examples are roundworms, pinworms, trichina spiralis, tapeworms, and flukes. It is estimated that half of the world’s population (over 3 billon people) are infected with at least one of three worms: round worm, hookworm, and whipworm (1).
- Ectoparasites: These live on, rather than in their hosts. Ectoparasites are also described as “blood-sucking arthopaids.” Examples are lice, bed bugs, and fleas.
Symptoms of a Parasite Infection
A parasite infection is often mistaken for other conditions. If you have plateaued in your healing journey or have persistent gut issues, these are signs that you may have a parasite infection.
Symptoms of parasite infections are widely varied. Parasites can go undetected with few symptoms or cause serious illnesses and even death. If you have a parasite infection, you may experience these symptoms:
- Skin bumps or rashes
- Sleep issues such as insomnia and poor sleeping habits
- Aches and pain
- Weight loss, increased appetite, or both
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting
- Weakness and feeling unwell
- Deficiencies in nutrients, especially iron, vitamin A, vitamin B12, copper, magnesium, and zinc
Some often-overlooked symptoms of parasite infections are:
- Teeth grinding
- Adrenal fatigue
- Leaky gut and IBS
- Food cravings and insatiable hunger
- Low blood sugar
- Brain fog, anxiety, or depression
How Do You Get Parasites?
Parasites are everywhere. We can get them from contaminated food and water (including water in lakes, ponds, and rivers), improperly cooked meat (pork is notorious for containing parasites), contaminated fruits and vegetables, walking barefoot on contaminated soil, and other places. Owning pets and traveling to third world countries can also increase your risk of parasites.
When your immune system is weak, you are more likely to contract a parasite infection. Imbalances in gut bacteria, poor diet, chronic stress, poor sleeping habits, unnecessary use of antibiotics, and other factors can weaken your immune system. This may predispose you to a parasite infection. For information on ways to boost your immune system, check out this article.
Do You Need to Worry about Parasites in the US?
Many people think parasites are only an issue in poor and developing countries or an infection they might pick up traveling to a foreign country. However, parasites infections are common in the United States and affect millions of people (2).
Interestingly, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has targeted five neglected parasite infections (NPIs) in America as priorities for public health action. The CDC considers these neglected because relatively little attention is given to them.
The five NPIs are:
- Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease: More than 300,000 people in the US are infected and more than 300 infected babies are born every year.
- Taenia solium, the tapeworm whose larval cysts cause cysticercosis: There are at least 1,000 hospitalizations for symptomatic cysticercosis per year in the US.
- Toxocara, the parasite that cause toxocariasis: At least 14% of the US population has been exposed to this parasite.
- Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis: More than 60 million people in the US are chronically infected.
- Trichomonas parasite which causes trichomoniasis: This parasite affects 3.7 million people in the US and is easily treatable.
These five were chosen because of the number of people infected, the severity of the illnesses, and the ability to prevent and treat them.
Parasite Activity During the Full Moon
Parasites exhibit biological rhythms (3). Researchers continue to study how the biological rhythms of parasites are regulated and exhibited. Disrupting parasite rhythms can be helpful for eradicating parasites (4).
The full moon is associated with higher parasite activity. Your body’s circadian rhythm responds to the moon’s cycle. Parasites are more active and reproductive coinciding with your circadian rhythm.
During the full moon, we produce less melatonin and more serotonin. Melatonin is the neurotransmitter that helps you sleep and helps to control your immune system. With lower levels of melatonin, your immune system does not fend off parasites as well (5).
Serotonin, your “feel good” neurotransmitter, increases during the full moon. Like humans, parasites have receptors for serotonin (6). Parasites use serotonin to help them move. With access to more of your serotonin, they have more movement. The combination of less melatonin and more serotonin, gives parasites a heightened ability to move around and cause issues.
Supplements to Use for Parasite Cleansing
Using anti-microbial herbs can help to cleanse your body of unwanted pathogens and kill parasites. As health coaches with DrJockers.com, we use several supplements to help eliminate parasites.
At time we will rotate various herbal supplements in and out of the protocol depending upon how the individual responds. To get started with the full moon phase parasite protocol, we use the Mimosa Pudica Seed, Formula 1, and BioActive Carbon BioTox. As you read on, you will discover why these are so effective.
Mimosa Pudica Seed
Mimosa Pudica Seed is a powerful herb that has been used for thousands of years. It has antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral and antiparasitic properties.
The seed of the mimosa pudica plant is a gooey, fat-soluble material that adheres to everything to support the entire intestinal tract. It is often referred to as a “gut scrubber.”
The recommended dosage of Mimosa Pudica Seed for parasite cleansing is two capsules, twice daily. For the full moon phase parasite protocol, you can increase the dosage for a short time. For more information on mimosa pudica seed, check out this article.
Formula 1 is great immune system support against parasites. This product uses an Ayurvedic Indian medicine blend that combines organic neem, organic triphala, organic holarrhena, organic vidanga, and organic clove, which is a powerful combination for killing parasites and the eggs they lay.
This multi-herb formula is specifically designed for powerful immune and digestive support. This proprietary blend helps to maximize the body’s ability to boost immune system function and detoxification. The recommended dosage is two capsules, twice daily. For the full moon phase parasite protocol, you can increase the dosage for a short time.
BioActive Carbon BioTox
It is important to use a binder with any parasite cleanse protocol. BioActive Carbon BioTox contains a special form of carbon that has greater binding ability. It also contains wild-crafted yucca root and fulvic acid.
BioActive Carbon BioTox will bind to the toxins in the gut and blood steam and help to remove them from the body. This will prevent waste from being released into the GI tract which can have a negative impact on your health. The recommended dosage is one capsule, three times daily. For the full moon phase parasite protocol, you can increase the dosage for a short time.
Parasite Support Pack
With parasite activity increasing during the full moon, we recommend a full moon challenge. The full moon challenge protocol targets parasites during this time of increased activity and reproduction.
Start the full moon challenge protocol shortly before the full moon and complete it shortly after the full moon. You will use the three supplements discussed above: Mimosa Pudica Seed, Formula 1, and BioActive Carbon BioTox.
These are the steps to complete the full moon challenge:
- Choose The Length of the Protocol: You can do it for 3, 5 or 7 days. The length of the challenge is based on your individual tolerance. If you are a highly sensitive individual, you may just want to begin with a 3-day protocol and see how you do with that.
- When To Begin: If you are doing the 3 day, start one day before the full moon and end one day after. If you are doing the 5-day, start 2 days before the full moon and end 2 days after. If you are doing the 7-day challenge, start 3 days before the full moon and end 3 days after.
Dosage During the Protocol
Mimosa Pudica Seed: Take 4 capsules, twice daily away from meals
Formula 1: Take 4 capsules, twice daily away from meals
BioActive Carbon BioTox: Take 2 capsules, three times daily with or without food
To make it more affordable, we bundled these products into our Full Moon Parasite Pack and you can save $15 off of this by buying it in the pack price here. In addition, you will also need to make sure you are eliminating well. If you struggle with constipation or incomplete bowel movements than take Intestinal Mover or Oxy-Powder to stimulate your colon and expel the parasites as they die.
Tips for Success During a Parasite Cleanse
Here are a number of additional things you should implement as you go through the full moon phase parasite challenge and beyond. Living a healthy lifestyle, that incorporates daily detoxification strategies is extremely important.
Most of these are low-cost or free and only require a lifestyle change and commitment to carrying them out. If you want to live as free of infections as possible than I urge you to adopt these principles into your lifestyle.
Eat an Anti-inflammatory Diet
Consuming a low-carbohydrate, anti-inflammatory diet throughout your parasite cleanse is important. Your body will begin to go into a state of nutritional ketosis, using ketones for energy rather than glucose. This will create energy stability, reduce your hunger and cravings, and stabilize your appetite and stress hormones.
Include healthy protein and plenty of healthy fats in your diet to help to stabilize blood sugar. Healthy protein sources include grass-fed beef, organic eggs, wild-caught salmon, and organic poultry. Avocados, coconuts, olives, and their oils are healthy fats along with grass-fed butter and ghee. By consuming protein and fat, you will be better able to tolerate the parasite cleansing period, feel more mentally alert, and have less cravings.
Combine the protein and fat with phytonutrient rich vegetables and anti-microbial herbs such as oregano, rosemary, and ginger. Sprouted pumpkin seeds, fresh pomegranate, raw garlic, and raw onions are some of the best foods for combating parasites.
Be sure to avoid sugars, grains, processed foods, alcohol and conventional meats and dairy which may fuel a parasite infection and growth.
Intermittent fasting is eating foods within a certain window of time each day. It is divided into the building or feeding window when you consume foods and the fasting or cleansing window when you are going without food. Different types of intermittent fasts include simple fasts, brunch fasts, cycle fasts, strong fasts, warrior fasts, and one day food fasts.
The best way to start fasting is by doing a simple fast. With a simple fast, you consume only water for the 12 hours between dinner and breakfast. This gives the liver a chance to complete its cycle. Having a consistent pattern with intermittent fasting is the best way to develop metabolic flexibility and the energy efficiency that strengthens our body’s internal resistance.
Extended fasting is fasting for over 48 hours. There are greater benefits of extending the fast beyond intermittent fasting. With extended fasting, your body can heal and repair cells, tissues, and organs and a higher and deeper level. (13) Extended fasting is one of the most powerful healing tools you can utilize for a quick health transformation.
Other Fasting Approaches
There are other fasting approaches that include small amounts of certain calories sources. Generally, the calorie load is ¼ of a person’s normal daily calorie intake. This can be a helpful approach for someone who is not ready for more challenging fasts. Bone broth fasting, green juice fasting, fat fasting, keto fasting, and the fasting mimicking diet are examples of these fasting approaches.
Prioritize Sleep and Rest
It is normal to feel tired and sleepy during a parasite cleanse. This is a sign the body wants to focus on healing. Set aside extra time to rest and relax during the cleanse. Disconnect from life and give yourself time to take a nap, enjoy an Epsom salt bath, diffuse essential oils, pray or meditate, and just slow down.
It is also important to prioritize good sleep overnight by going to bed early, keeping your room as dark as possible and winding down well in the evenings. Sleep is critical for the immune system and for the brain to detoxify itself. Here is a helpful article on strategies to help improve your sleep quality.
Get Regular Movement In
It is important to avoid high intensity exercise during a parasite cleanse. High intensity exercise stimulates stress hormone. It also uses energy the body needs for cleansing. Instead, get small bouts of low intensity exercise such as 20–30 minutes of yoga, walking, or light elliptical work.
Regular movement helps the body move the lymphatic system, improves overall circulation and tissue oxygenation. In addition, it stimulates neurotransmitters in the brain such as dopamine and serotonin that help you feel better and enjoy your life more.
Optimize Hydration Levels
Optimal hydration is key during a parasite cleanse. Fermented vegetables, filtered water, bone broths and herbal teas are all great to use while cleansing.
Fermented beverages provide organic acids, probiotics, potassium, and enzymes. Organic acids and probiotics help to balance your intestinal microflora. Potassium helps to flush toxins from the cells and through the elimination channels, and enzymes assist the body in healing. Coconut water kefir, kombucha, apple cider vinegar drinks, water kefir, and fermented whey are fermented vegetables that are great to include while you are cleansing parasites.
For water, aim to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces per day. It is great to use reverse osmosis water with added minerals (or add ¼ tsp of pink salt per gallon). Filtering chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, and pharmaceutical drugs from your water with a high-quality filter is critical.
Herbal teas are another option for hydration. They provide immune-stimulating superfood herbs that contain antioxidants and phytonutrients. This clean energy source facilitates deeper cleansing and has detoxifying properties.
Consider Doing Enemas
Enemas are extremely effective at ridding the body of putrefied waste that is encased on the colon walls. There are different types of enemas, including water enemas, probiotic enemas, wheatgrass juice enemas, or organic coffee enemas.
Coffee enemas stimulate the liver to produce greater amounts of the master antioxidant glutathione. This can accelerate your results on a parasite cleanse.
Daily Bowel Movements
Daily bowel movements are important during a parasite cleanse. You want to eliminate the parasites as they are killed or your symptoms may worsen. When you are not eliminating daily, waste sits or moves slowly through your digestive tract. This waste is fermented by bacteria and becomes a breeding ground for bad microbes. These microbes also release toxins that create inflammation throughout the body.
A fantastic supplement for natural, gentle relief from constipation is Intestinal Mover. This product is specifically designed to promote digestive and detoxification support without causing cramping or dependency. You can also consider using Oxy Powder which is a non-herbal way of cleansing and oxygenating your colon.
Dry Brushing, Saunas, and Sunbathing
Supporting detoxification during parasite cleansing is very important. Dry brushing, saunas, and sunbathing are great for detoxification.
For dry brushing, brush your skin in a circular manner beginning with your extremities and moving towards your torso and heart. It is best to do this before your shower using a natural bristle brush, and following brushing with a warm shower. Dry brushing has many health benefits such as cleansing the lymphatic system, removing dead skin layers, improving the nervous system, and removing excess fluid from the body.
Spending time in an infrared sauna is a great way to stimulate the release of toxins. Sunbathing also enhances immunity and stimulates deeper cellular cleansing. Spending time in the sun with help to boost your vitamin D levels and charge your system with biophotons.
Testing for Parasites
Due to the prevalence of parasites, it is prudent to do testing to determine whether you are infected and the type of parasite infection. Stool testing is the best way to test for parasites. There are two tests we use at DrJockers.com.
1. GI-MAP™ DNA Stool Analysis
The GI-MAP is the most thorough stool test on the market. It is a comprehensive stool analysis that identifies the presence of multiple pathogenic microorganisms. Not only will the GI-MAP detect parasites (both protozoa and worms), it also shows other Candida, fungi, and opportunistic bacteria.
The GI-MAP is the only FDA-approved DNA test for gastrointestinal microbes and pathogens available. The GI Map also tests for H. pylori, viral pathogens, levels of normal bacteria, potential autoimmune triggers, and viruses, including cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus. The GI Map reveals the overall health of your gut with digestive, gastrointestinal, Secretory and Anti-gliadin IgA (immune response), and calprotectin (inflammation) markers.
Another great thing about the GI Map is that the test gives actionable biomarkers. The GI Map looks at all the major factors that can influence the health of the gut and what compounds will work best to eliminate the various pathogens. For more information on the GI Map and a sample report, you can look here.
2. Digestive Health Panel
The Digestive Health panel is from the company Doctors Data. It tests for parasites, 48 possible yeast and fungal species, pathogenic and beneficial bacteria. It also has digestion and absorption markers, inflammatory markers, intestinal immune function, inflammation markers, and overall intestinal health markers.
The Digestive Health Panel reveals yeast susceptibility to various antimicrobials. This information allows your practitioner to devise an effective treatment plan for eliminating the yeast. To order the Digestive Health Panel, go here. You can check out the sample copy of this test here
Parasite infections affect billions of people worldwide. Parasites are organisms that depend on a host for survival. They infect humans and cause many health issues.
The full moon is associated with higher parasite activity. During the full moon, we produce less melatonin and more serotonin. Parasites are more active with higher production of serotonin and less melatonin.
The days before, during, and after the full moon are a great time to increase your parasite cleansing protocol. By implementing a full moon parasite challenge, you can target parasites while their activity and reproduction is increased.
Eating an anti-inflammatory, low-carbohydrate diet, hydrating optimally, and implementing fasting strategies can be very helpful during a parasite cleanse. Rest and low intensity exercise, along with supporting daily elimination and detoxification pathways are also key while implementing a parasite cleanse.
If you are interested in getting the products for the full moon parasite protocol than we have a special bundle that allows you to save $15 off the regular pricing. If you struggle with constipation or incomplete bowel movements than take Intestinal Mover or Oxy-Powder to stimulate your colon and expel the parasites as they die.