Parasite FAQ

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 that can cause disease in humans: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites.

How do people get parasites?

Parasites can be caught and caused. Backed up waste from eating junk food causing harmful chemicals to be released in the gut can cause parasites. They can invade the body from walking barefoot on contaminated soil or cement. Eating uncooked meat , kissing and  sexual intercourse with infected people. The most dangerous parasites are in pork, seafood and beef.

How do I know if I have parasites? 

Common symptoms of parasitic infection include:

  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea after traveling
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Passing worms in your stool
  • Random physical feelings of something crawling around.

Why do my elimination pathways need to be open? 

The significance of having free and clear drainage pathways simply cannot be understated. Uninhibited pathways are necessary for the disposal of harmful toxins that parasites leave. For instance, a blocked lymph drainage system means the toxins will stay and not reach the liver, spleen, or lymph nodes for further cleaning. A clogged liver and bile duct, on the other hand, would keep the toxins from reaching the kidneys and the colon, preventing them from being excreted. 

Yet, many people with chronic issues possess blockages within their detoxification organs, so their bodies are not able to clean the toxins out quickly enough, resulting in uncomfortable die-off symptoms. The source of the clogging, in some cases, is the parasites themselves which nestle in the liver, bile duct, and other elimination organs. As a result of this, the more effort you put into getting rid of the parasites, the more severe the reactions may be. Nonetheless, over time, the symptoms should become less severe as more parasites are eradicated.

  • A parasite cleanse kills and clears parasites from the body. However, when parasites die, they release the inflammatory substances, pathogens, and toxins they have been harboring inside them.

What will I experience during a parasite cleanse ? And what could I do? 

  • Cleansing the body of parasites may result following: aches and pain, cravings, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, headaches, insomnia, mental and emotional issues, skin problems, stuffy nose and mucus, and worsening of GI problems. 
  • General detox practices can help support you during detox.


Achiness, pain, and discomfort in the body often occur during a parasite cleanse. When dying, parasites release toxins and other inflammatory substances, so the muscles, joints, and even the organs may hurt.2

What to do:

  • When under stress, you often become deficient in magnesium . An Epsom salt bath works to pull toxins from the skin and replenish much-needed magnesium to your aching body. Warm up aching muscles and joints with heat therapy from a
  • Electric heating pad
  • Heat wrap (like Thermacare)
  • Hot bath
  • Hot water bottle


During a parasite cleanse, you should avoid the foods that they like to feed upon. Otherwise, you’ll be working against your own efforts to remove these critters. The biggest two foods to avoid are sugar and grains. When parasites aren’t getting the diet they want, they can trigger intense cravings for them.

What to do:

  • Keep regular mealtimes.
  • Swap out a diet of grains and sugar with fresh vegetables, some low-sugar fruits, and plenty of herbal tea, such as peppermint tea, can assist with sugar cravings.
  • Adding more healthy, natural fats to your diet, including avocado or coconut oil, can help you feel more satiated.
  • Eliminate processed, boxed, or packaged foods to help keep parasites under control. Stay away from hidden and artificial sugars while you’re actively cleansing too. 


Fatigue is a widespread complaint during a parasite cleanse. The body has to process and eliminate the toxins, and expending this extra energy can easily lead to fatigue. Plus, dying parasites may release viruses, bacteria, or other pathogens. You will likely want to reserve some time for rest during a parasite cleanse. But after undergoing this process, you will regain your vitality and energy, and very likely more so than before.

What to do:

  • Quality sleep is vital for fighting fatigue. It also gives you the time and space it needs to heal. Get as much as 8-10 hours of sleep each night if possible. 
  • Go easy on exercise and stimulants, such as caffeine, until your body has had some time to recover.


Parasitic infection can cause relapsing fever that comes on and then leaves, only to return at a later date. During a parasite cleanse, you may experience flu-like symptoms, such as fever and chills. While these are incredibly uncomfortable, keep in mind that they are temporary.

What to do:

  • Get plenty of rest to allow your body time to recover and heal.
  • Hydration is crucial when you have a fever or other flu-like symptoms. You may get dehydrated faster with a fever, so make sure to get enough fluids. 
  • Remember, sweating is a positive sign because it means you’re eliminating toxins. Just be sure to clean your skin off after sweating or spending time in a sauna, as toxins left on the skin can get reabsorbed.


Anyone who has done a detox protocol knows that headaches are a common symptom. During a parasite cleanse, headaches happen as the body adjusts to the cleanse or because of parasitic activity in the head. In some cases, nausea and light sensitivity may accompany headaches

What to do:

  • Staying hydrated can help you avoid headaches and flush toxins from the body.
  • Essential oils can offer significant assistance in alleviating headaches. Peppermint oil can provide cooling, pain-relieving effects. Chamomile, Valerian Root and lavender are also good to have on hand for headache relief. 

INSOMNIA Any time the body is involved in ridding itself of toxins, you may have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep. Chinese medicinal practices line up body parts with particular points in the day—so if you're consistently waking up between one and three in the morning, your liver might be causing difficulty. Also, the way you sleep can actually help with brain cleansing—it might be better to lay on your side to take advantage of the glymphatic pathway in order to eliminate metabolic waste.

What to do:

  • Keep a regular bedtime to maintain your crucial circadian rhythm, which tells the body when to produce melatonin, your sleep hormone.
  • Completely darken your bedroom with blackout shades or wear a sleep mask.
  • A warm Epsom salt bath or a castor oil pack before bed may promote relaxation and prepare you for sleep.
  • Before bed, avoid eating, especially stimulating foods like caffeine and alcohol.


Parasitic infections can often be responsible for so-called “mental health disorders,” such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and even schizophrenia. Some parasites can cause emotional and mental health issues. Parasites basically : 

  • Create a substantial amount of inflammation
  • Interfere with your neurotransmitter levels
  • Rob you of the nutrients necessary for a healthy emotional state

Additionally, specific neurological symptoms and neurotransmitter imbalances can flare-up during a parasite die-off reaction. As you do a parasite cleanse, the freeloaders will amp up their self-protective efforts. This can temporarily worsen emotional and mental issues.

Keep in mind that the parasites, not you, are causing these issues. You may need to ride out symptoms like anxiety or depression during the cleanse. But take comfort in knowing that your neurotransmitter levels should return to normal after you dispatch the troublesome critters.

What to do: 

  • EFT Tapping is an excellent tool for processing emotional trauma. 
  • For a mood boost, get out in the sun and soak up some Vitamin D. Sun exposure can also support your immune system and your ability to deal with the detox burden. For anxiety, you may find relief through:
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Diffusing lavender or bergamot essential oil
  • Drinking a calming herbal tea, such as chamomile
  • Meditation
  • Mindful movement
  • Resources like BrainTap


Skin is a significant elimination organ, and the body will try to remove toxins through it. Parasites and their eggs can leave your body through your skin too. Consequently, you might experience dry skin, rashes, skin lesions, flare-ups of psoriasis, or other rash-like conditions. You may experience acne or other skin breakouts as well. Fortunately, these usually resolve on their own in just a few days.

What to do:

  • Keep your skin clean by washing it regularly. 
  • Applying apple cider vinegar, an astringent, can help dry out breakouts. 
  • A homemade bentonite clay mask may help draw toxins from the skin.
  • Try dry skin brushing once or twice a day, ideally before a shower. This stimulates your lymphatic system and brushes off the dead, toxin-containing surface skin layer. A brush with natural bristles works best. Remember to always brush toward your heart. 
  • Use shea butter and castor oil


Mucus and phlegm are the body’s way of trapping and eliminating toxins, so a flare-up of congestion, runny nose, or sinus drainage can occur once you start killing parasites

What to do:

  • Essential oils in diffusers may relieve sinus congestion, unblock a stuffy nose, and promote sinus drainage. Peppermint essential oil contains menthol. This compound can impact the mucus receptors, helping to clear mucus and open the airways. Eucalyptus oil may help clear sinuses as well.


Since many types of parasites enjoy living in the digestive tract, digestive issues  can potentially increase during a cleanse. You may experience bloating, diarrhea, constipation, cramps, or other issues with your gastrointestinal tract.

What to do:

  • Pure aloe vera or fresh ginger can help soothe the digestive system.  Up your blue and black berries  or green juice intake to give your digestive system a break.
  • Drink fruit juices or green juices 
  • Fasting  for short periods can give your digestive system time to detox and heal instead of working to digest food.

How can I prepare myself?


Your lymphatic system helps process toxins and waste and removes them from your body. So you should give your lymphatic system some extra preparedness  when doing a parasite cleanse. Here’s some tips for keeping your lymphatic system flowing:

  • Dry skin brushing

Ayurvedic tradition considers dry brushing as an effective method to stimulate lymphatic movement. This involves using a stiff brush to brush your skin toward your heart

  • Massage

The lymphatic system doesn’t have an internal pump to keep it moving. It relies on actions such as physical movement, breathing, or manual pressure to redistribute its lymphatic fluid. A professional or home lymphatic drainage massage can accomplish this

  • Rebounding

You can use a personal-sized trampoline for rebounding. Hop gently on it for 5-10 minutes a day. This stimulates your lymph to move and strengthens your cardiovascular system too. Through rebounding, toxins push through at a faster pace, reducing unwanted detox reactions. 


  • Binders

Take binders during your cleanse to help find, hold onto, and remove toxins. Use toxin removing herbs or a heavy metal detox

  • Epsom salt baths

Epsom salt baths can assist with drawing toxins from the skin. Epsom salt is essentially magnesium sulfate, which a small percentage of the population may have difficulty processing. If this is the case for you, try magnesium chloride flakes in the bath instead. 

  • Green juice

Flooding your system with nutritious green juice or green smoothies can support your digestion, energy, and immune system.

  • Relieve stress

Forms of stress-relief, like yoga or meditation, keeps you out of fight-or-flight mode and encourages your body to switch to rest and heal mode

  • Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated  is incredibly important during a parasite cleanse. Dehydration slows down the flow of your drainage organs, impairing the elimination of wastes and toxins. This then traps toxins in your body longer, which can lengthen die-off symptoms. Drink plenty of water, for additional benefits, add some Minerals or lemon to your water. Hydrate your body with H302 hydrating fruits and vegetables.