Parasites..it’s spring cleaning time

We are on a parasite cleanse this month as well. We began four days before the full moon and will continue until four days after the next full moon.

Parasite cleansing is one of the things I talk about in my book because it’s so often overlooked in relation to symptoms.  Sometimes you hear people say things like “wow, it must be a full moon” as an explanation for bad behavior, hyperactivity or other behavioral changes that occur occasionally. However, sometimes there really is a connection because parasite infection and activity does cause behavioral changes.

Other times they can’t figure out why their children are so off certain times and not others. I often have reports of nightmares, fecal smearing, and other unusual symptoms that resolve with parasite kills.

In addition to the chapter in my book, Humaworm’s website has a long list of symptoms that can help with determining if you might have this issue. Generally though, if you have never done a parasite cleanse….well, it’s highly suspect you have them then.  It’s a thought most people don’t want to think about but it’s actually been a part of humanity since forever. Castor oil used to be given to children for the very reason of killing parasites.  Our pets get parasites which is why the vet tests and treated yearly…no reason why humans would be any different.

We did actually have some interesting results from our original parasite cleanses. You can check out our past experiences with parasite cleansing here:

These days it’s more of an yearly maintenance for us but the herbs are also beneficial at killing yeast and some bacteria.  (Just to note that pregnant women and children under 1 should not do a parasite cleanse.)


Disclaimer: *I receive no compensation from Humaworm.com. I just love the product. However if they wanted to send me freebies..I’d welcome them! 🙂

Spring cleaning update 2

Full Moon - 6400mm

Full Moon – 6400mm (Photo credit: Trypode)

Thankfully my aching and those weird joint pains are gone. This transpired into sinus and throat congestion which seems to be caused by a yeast flare. I seem to have crackling in my ears, which is just another sign of mucus build up caused by yeast. So either I am flushing out parasitic junk from my respiratory tract or its yeast. Oil of oregano is helping with any congestion. That seemed to have last about a week but it is finally going away.

My son also seems to have gotten yeast out of nowhere and had a runny nose yesterday that’s gone now. I did notice he had a few irritable moody days as we got towards two weeks on the herbs. His loose stools were gone in only a few days. It seems the rest of us had it, a good 2 days and that’s finally subsided. Nothing really terrible, no cramps or anything. You just have to go like 4 times a day and it’s rather mushy.

Another super interesting thing I noticed was for a day my son was repeating words over and over and his echolalia reappeared which he hasn’t done for a long time. He had echolalia off and one when he was younger and it would go away and you wouldn’t even notice it until it came back. Kind of like that character Brick on “The Middle”, who is always repeating what he says in a whisper. My son was totally into word play that day; he’d choose a word out of nowhere and just keep saying it over and over. I asked him why and he said it was “fun”. Maybe so but it isn’t something he normally does or has done in years. The next day this was gone.
I would have never suspected that echolalia might be a parasite thing. He was also more sensitive to sound for a few days as I noted earlier but this seems to be gone now too. Cleanses can stress the adrenals and this may explain the sensitivity to noise.

On day 6 he was really all over the place and didn’t seem to listen to us that well. This passed and we moved on to other weird symptoms.
He got a red itchy blotch on his back near his shoulder and some odd-looking red bumps on his neck. He also complained about the outer corner of his eye burning. When I looked at it the skin was very red and a bit of swelling had developed under the eye. The eye itself was fine. Almost looked like an allergic reaction or bug bit except I can find any source for either one of those. I couldn’t even find anything online that looked like it or sounded like it. I thought maybe he rubbed it but he said he hadn’t, that it just started burning and itching out of nowhere.

Weirdly enough it went away on its own within a few hours. The rashly stuff is gone too.

Since he seems to have settled down in terms of Humaworm die off we started a round Monday. I didn’t want to postpone it any further. Round 153. He’s done fine so far, no symptoms to speak of.

Two more weeks of herbs……

My chelation is on hold for now due to adrenal problems again but that’s another long story for another website….lol

Spring cleaning….and I don’t mean the house

Cleaning

Cleaning (Photo credit: go_greener_oz)

Oh so maybe third time is a charm with this blog post. I already wrote two fabulous posts then the internet farted and lost them. Oh joy.

We are doing spring cleaning and I mean more than just the house and yard. Most people clean out the garage, wash the windows and empty their closets. We do that too, but we also do a parasite cleanse in the spring and fall. Much like daylight savings time, except instead of setting the clock back and forth, we get to take herbs.

When I first learned about parasites I have to admit it was really gross. But it made sense why they would cause health problems. They are of no benefit to us but rather eat our supplements, food, and then…well…uh….err……release waste. I don’t want to be anyone’s toilet, thank you very much. These squatters set up camp in your body and live rent free. Well, it’s eviction time!

So far we are on day 3 and yesterday were a rather interesting. I was concerned how I would get my child to take the herbal powder since it’s so pungent. I’ll save the “why he won’t’ take capsules” story for another day. I decided that normally when I want him to take goldenseal which is also rather foul, I mix it into elderberry syrup and we squirt that down the hatch. So that’s what we will do with the parasite herbs. It worked. He doesn’t like it but he’s taking it without any physical force on my part. It will cost me of course if I want him to take it for 30 days. He has a price for most things he doesn’t like or want to do, and this time it’s a small transformer toy and some ice cream. I can live with that.

I wish someone would buy me something for taking my herbs like a good mommy. I know I am certainly not enjoying burping up garlicky pepper in the morning since you have to take it 30 minutes before food. But eh, no one said being a grown up was fun.

So far what we have to report are that it’s bothering my daughter’s gut and stressing her adrenals. Yep, she’s got buggers. Hubby just takes his “dirt pills” as he calls them and doesn’t say much. I am always hoping he doesn’t pass anything alarming or he might suddenly decide he doesn’t want to take them.

My son, well he’s had some rather interesting things to report. Yesterday which was only day 2 he was super sensitive to noise. While he’s always been a bit more sensitive than most, it was probably the most extreme I’ve ever seen. We were riding in the car on a humid 80 degree afternoon and I had the vent fan going because it was unjustly hot. To make my day more exciting the air conditioning decided it’s broken. Add that to the list of things I can’t afford to fix. So anyway, a few minutes into the fan blowing hot air on us and my son shouts out “Mom turn that thing off! It sounds like a herd of elephants stomping”. He reaches over and pushes off. Ok now it’s just hot, without a hot breeze. So I open the window and I am quickly informed that “it’s louder than a herd of stomping elephants”. I wasn’t aware anything was louder than that but I guess so. So now we are riding in a sweat box. Or as I call it an “Urban sauna”. Great.

As I reach over to check the map I had printed out to see which exit I need, he yells at me to “stop that paper rustling sound, it’s driving him crazy”. Then he reaches over and shuts off the radio. Silent, lost, urban sauna anyone? Oh, now I’m hot and angry. I tell him sensitive or not we need air, and I am not getting lost. So he tells me what exit it says so there’s no rustling and he agrees we can have the fan but on low.

Needless to say we made it to our destination. We enjoyed a wonderful 25 minute free sauna treatment, and he can read maps while I look at the road thankfully. I’ve no idea what this sudden flux in supersonic hearing means, but let’s hope it leads to something good when we’re done gulping down herbs in a month.

For me I’m going all out with the kitchen sink at my gut. I’m tired of feeling like someone spiked my food with an opiate drug anytime I get accidentally glutened. Then the subsequent skin outbreaks for the week, nope I’ve have had enough. Four years off gluten isn’t peaches. In addition to my humaworm, I’m taking aloe, bentonite, probiotics and I just finished goldenseal. Kill it all I say. Be gone critters, bacteria, funk…whatever you are. I need to absorb my iron, and maybe someday enjoy a piece of cake again.

Only three days in…..can’t wait to see what the rest of the week holds. Usually any fun symptoms appear in the first week and subside by day 10. The rest of the cleanse is usually a breeze. Let’s see if I can have the vent on in the car today.

Since we stared the cleanse this week, we have to wait to start a round.

So next week it’s onto 153 for son, 133 for daughter and 100 for me.
I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for reading.