Whenever the body goes through any kind of cleansing process, it has some symptoms that may not be pleasant. These types of side effects are commonly called a healing crisis or die-off symptoms. This is especially common with parasite cleanses. The waste produced by the dying organisms is toxic and can wreak havoc temporarily. I recommend that you check with your healthcare provider before doing any kind of cleanse. Additionally, share with your doctor any adverse symptoms that don’t seem normal or are extreme. Read this article from MicrobeFormulas.com for more information. Here are 3 common side effects of parasite cleansing.
Side Effects Of Parasite Cleansing #1: Emotional and Neurological Symptoms
Parasitic infections themselves can lead to emotional problems that impact on your mental health. So, regardless of the side effects of cleansing, it’s imperative to get rid of the parasites for your general health. Because of the toxins released into your system when you do a parasite cleanse, your brain and other systems can become overwhelmed. Some things that can happen are fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, and headaches. The symptoms created by this process can be severe or mild, depending on the type of parasite and timeframe of the cleanse. Fortunately, these signs of die-off will subside when the body clears the waste and begins to return to normal.
What Can You Do?
I recommend getting outdoors in the sun if you can. The extra vitamin D and fresh air helps your immune system, as well as give you a positive attitude boost. Both of these things will help your body with the detox burden. You can also try different breathing exercises and meditation for anxiety and mild pain. Though OTC meds like Ibuprofen might help with any pain, they can also further tax your liver and kidneys. Try to avoid them if you can.
Side Effects Of Parasite Cleansing #2: Cravings and Upset Stomach
While on a parasite cleanse, it’s recommended to avoid sugar and processed carbs. Unfortunately, both of these are common in the standard diet. In fact, they play a huge role in contributing to the overgrowth of parasites in the first place. Because some parasites feed on these foods, you may crave them during a cleanse. This is especially true while cleansing candida. When you go off sugar, the cravings might get bad. I have also experienced nausea, cramping, and even vomiting with parasite cleanses in the past.
What Can You Do?
Consume as many vegetables as you can during the cleanse and right after. Additionally, avoid fruits if you can or try only low glycemic ones like green apples. Add healthy fats like avocado and coconut oil to your diet for long-lasting results. Try adding several cups of green tea a day as well. For any other gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, try mint oil or ginger tea. Heat applied to the abdominal area can relieve cramping also.
Side Effects Of Parasite Cleansing #3: Cold and Flu-like Symptoms
Just as if the body is cleansing and fighting a virus or infection, cleansing intestinal parasites can tax the immune system. All those icky symptoms we get when we’re sick are really our bodies revving up to kill off some invaders. Well, parasites are invaders too and so are the byproducts of their death. Mucus happens when the body needs to trap and eliminate threats to the body. You may even get a cough and sore throat.
What Can You Do?
I have used a technique called oil pulling for detoxes and parasite cleanses. Take two teaspoons of organic coconut oil and swish it in your mouth for about 10-15 minutes. This should be done on an empty stomach. Spit it out and rinse your mouth with water. You can also add lemon oil for extra antimicrobial protection. Again, try to avoid OTC medicines that may further create stress on the body.
These are only a few things that can happen during a parasite cleanse. It’s important to understand fully what is happening in your body during the process of parasite cleansing. Talk to your doctor and do some research before you begin. I’ve also heavily relied on health food store resources, as they carry many natural products for home cleanses.
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