I recently have completed a whole body detox for health reasons. This post is the last in the series describing the process, and focuses on the parasite and heavy metal cleanse portion.
In case you missed it, the first part of the series is located at How and Why I Did a Whole Body Detox Cleanse, Should You?
The intent of this post is not an exhaustive list of natural remedies for a parasite and heavy metal cleanse. There are many other natural options as well. Do your due diligence of research, and of course, seek medical advice concerning your own body. I’m simply outlining what I did on my own whole body detox journey.
I did 4 days of the parasite cleanse, then switched to 4 days on the heavy metal cleanse. I then combined the two, and did both for two weeks. The exception to that is the Paratrex supplement I took for 40 days.
Parasite Detox Cleanse
Although it’s a difficult thing to consider, parasites can be a factor in our health. Some forms of yeast (Candida) are also classified under this. They usually live within the gastrointestinal tract.
There can be several ways of contracting them, but the most common is eating contaminated water or food, so it can happen to anyone. For people with immune issues, they can be extra vulnerable.
There are foods and herbs you can ingest to help eliminate them from your system. They are coconut oil, oregano, black walnuts, cloves, wormwood, papaya juice and seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Getting a food grade diatomaceous earth also assists in eliminating parasites.
During this phase of the cleanse, I ate many of the foods listed above. I also took the supplement called Paratrex. It is suggested to stay on for 40 days in order to eradicate the entire life cycles of parasites.
I also made an essential oil blend that I applied 3 times to my gut region. Here is my recipe.
Parasite Essential Oil Recipe
5 drops of each of the following oil
Here’s another great post by Wellness Mama about parasites and a cleanse in the human body for further reading.
Heavy Metal Detox Cleanse
Exposure to high levels of heavy metals, including lead, aluminum, arsenic and mercury can cause a host of problems. Lifetime exposure can even lead to very serious disease and neurological issues.
I have a mouth full of amalgam mercury fillings. I know there are people who go the extra mile and have them removed by a holistic dentist with experience in safe mercury amalgam removal technology. I should do this, but I am chicken.
I’ve also had extreme exposure to various chemicals in my life, and I’m sure metals as well.
Chelation is a word you’ll see in reference to heavy metal removal. In a very basic way, it is a compound that locks onto heavy metals, so your body can then effectively flush them out.
Some naturopaths and other holistic doctors offer chelation drips IV therapy for this. Someday, I hope to do this.
Various foods that have this effect are grapefruit and strawberries. Chlorella (a fresh water algae) and cilantro are also effective. Supplements of activated charcoal can also be helpful. Organic sulfur also contains chelation properties.
During this part of the heavy metal detox cleanse I ate a lot of strawberries and cilantro. I also took supplements of chlorella, organic sulfur and activated charcoal. I also used the essential oil recipe below.
Heavy Metal Essential Oil Recipe
After adding these to a roller ball glass jar, fill the remainder of the jar up with your favorite carrier oil.
Summary of my whole body detox parasite and heavy metal cleanse
Yes, I invested in quite a few supplements, essential oils and clean healthy foods to do this whole body detox cleanse. Plus replacing personal care items for more healthy alternatives. It wasn’t cheap.
It also took commitment, but I was determined to push through. My goal was to find a greater level of health and give my body the best chance it could to do some healing work.
I dropped more weight than I ever had for the time, especially during the first 3 weeks. Although it wasn’t my goal, it was a welcomed side effect. My weight is lower than I’ve seen in 15 years, and I’m now 10 pounds from goal. I know I’ll get there.
I feel so good. I do have more energy. My skin is radiant and clear. I’m sleeping well, which was a huge battle in and of itself. But the best part, that I can tell at this point? My immune system has effectively fought off many colds and viruses.
I’ve been exposed to many sick people over this past month. My normal pattern, is if I even get into a room with someone sick with a cold or sinus infection or such, I get it. I tend to get hit hard, and I have a difficult time getting over it. I’ve had sinus infections that weren’t even knocked out after 3 rounds of antibiotics. There’s times I’ve gotten 3-5 different colds in the course of 2 months, back to back.
This month I’ve had good friends with major sinus infections I’ve been around, caring for. I’ve been caring for (in my day job), sick children with different colds and viruses. Including high fevers, snotty noses, full on sneezes into my face. Holding these feverish babies, wiping noses, etc. I am SO delighted to report, I have not gotten sick once this month, from any of it. I’m shocked. It has been worth it all, I would do it all over again, and most likely will in the future.
You might also enjoy my posts: Reasons Your Family Needs To Filter Water For Showers and How to Protect Your Family from Everyday Chemicals.
If you haven’t read the entire series of this whole body detox cleanse, you can find the start of it here: How and Why I Did a Whole Body Detox Cleanse, Should You?
So now that it’s over, I’m continuing on with clean eating, no coffee (so sad). I finally broke a severe lifeline sugar addiction 4 months ago, continuing that. Onward and upward so they say, but I am deeply encouraged. I hope my detox cleanse journey has inspired you.
Have you ever done a parasite and heavy metal cleanse? What was your experience?
Until next time,
Great book I enjoyed