You started your parasite cleanse, and notice parasite cleanse side effects. You are not alone. Common parasite die off symptoms may occur as parasites start to die during the cleanse. These symptoms can affect your entire body and your well-being. Very often, they change the way you feel.
Common parasite cleanse side effects may include: skin itching, rashes, flu-like symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, fatigue, nausea, body aches and pain, digestive issues such as diarrhea, bloating, gas, cramps, stomach pain, tenderness, excess mucus, breathing problems, and even vomiting. Some people also feel anxiety, depression, brain fog and additional mind – balance symptoms.
What Do Parasite Die Off Symptoms Mean
Parasite cleanse side effects do not mean that the parasite cleanse is working. This is a common misconception that is simply not true.
When you experience parasite side effects, it may indicate that the amount of toxins released by the dying parasites is more than what your body can safely handle. If you use antiparasitic herbs or supplements, it may also mean that you may have a reaction to these herbs. Natural doesn’t always mean safe.
Parasite Cleanse Side Effects : Protocol
- Stop or Reduce antiparasitic herbs and foods.
- Flush toxins & dead parasites by cleansing your colon.
- Organ Support: Kidneys, Liver.
- Relief: Skin, Respiratory, Well-being.
Do I need To Feel Good Before I Feel Bad?
We get many questions on the healing crises topic. The answer is no. Most parasite cleanse side effects are unnecessary and you should avoid them with proper attention.
Furthermore, when it comes to parasite cleanse, consistency is the key:
The life cycle of human parasites varies and can take anywhere between several weeks to months from the egg phase to the adult parasite phase. The average duration of parasite cleanse we recommend is 6 weeks.
For this reason, for the best parasite cleanse benefits, consistency is the key. In order for this to happen, the parasite cleanse plan should be easy to follow, with minimal to no side effects.
Using high amount of aggressive antiparasitic herbs and foods will not shorten this time. In most cases, you will have to stop the cleanse and let your body recover, before you can start again.
How To Deal With Parasite Cleanse Side Effects
Based on our 15+ years of experience, you can prevent many parasite cleanse side effects with proper attention.
What may start as a minor issue can turn into a big healing crisis nightmare if left untreated. Sometimes you will need to stop the treatment. In other cases, you only need to reduce the intensity of the cleanse.
Here are the top guidelines and home remedies in order to prevent, minimize, and deal with parasite cleanse side effects:
Stop or Reduce Antiparasitic Herbs & Foods
This is the first step you should always consider when you experience any parasite side effects.
Reduce or stop your anti parasitic, anti fungal supplements or any other supplements you suspect that caused die off symptoms. Do not continue with these until you feel better.
If you feel that any of these symptoms compromise your quality of life or daily activities in any way, stop the cleanse and go see your doctor.
Many people are surprised to learn that their herbal tea, green drink, supplements, or other health products contain antifungal or antiparasitic herbs.
For this reason, we recommend to look at the label of these products. Common antiparasitic foods and herbs may include: pumpkin seeds, papaya seeds, garlic, black walnut, wormwood, cloves, oregano oil, grapefruit seed extract, coconut oil, olive leaf, cinnamon, thyme, diatomaceous earth, and berberine.
Each on its own may not cause a problem. Taking many different antiparasitic herbs and foods throughout the day, however, may be too much for your body to handle.
Cleanse Your Colon
During the parasite cleanse, the body eliminates many of the dead parasites and their released toxins throughout bowel movements.
For this reason, you want to make sure your colon is free of waste buildup that can slow down the elimination process, and make toxins circulate in your system longer.
Cleansing your colon is one of the most effective ways to help reduce many of the parasite cleanse side effects. Much more effective than trying to treat each symptom by itself.
We always recommend to cleanse the colon before you start the candida or parasite cleanse. When you eliminate parasites, candida and other pathogens, you want your colon and digestive tract to work effectively, so you can get rid of these as quick as possible.
A few effective ways to cleanse your colon before and during the parasite cleanse:
- Colonics & Enemas can work very effectively and may provide immediate relief, especially if you have used them before, and have found them useful. If you have never used these before, we recommend to choose other less invasive options.
- Oxygen colon cleanse such as the overnight colon cleanse home remedy (see recipe) releases oxygen in the colon to detoxify and loosen toxins, undigested food particles and waste buildup so the body can flush them out naturally through normal bowel movement. Most people feel a significant relief as they eliminate the stored waste, usually with signs of dead parasites in their stool. While this may not be the most pleasant thing to see, it is still much better to have these out of your body.
The kidneys play a key role in the body’s ability to filter, remove and eliminate toxins and waste products throughout the urine .
For this reason, it is very important to drink enough water and liquids during your cleanse. You should drink enough so you have a strong urine flow, with clear urine color.
If you already experience parasite die off symptoms, you may want to reduce the intensity of the cleanse, and include one day kidney cleanse.
The liver is one of the largest organs in the body that also plays a key role in toxins elimination. The liver main function is to convert toxic substances into harmless substances or make sure they are released from the body .
Providing special support for the liver doesn’t always help with parasite cleanse side effects, or reduce the severity of parasite die off symptoms.
The reason you still want to include some sort of natural support for the liver during the cleanse, is mainly due the length the cleanse. Parasite cleanse does take several weeks, six weeks on average. During this time, your liver has to handle and filter large amounts of toxins released from the dying parasites.
A good practice is to combine the liver cleanse drink (see recipe) or other liver cleanse herbs, 1-2 times a week as a natural way to support liver function.
Skin : Itching, Rashes, Breakouts
Skin issues are common parasite cleanse side effects known to cause many discomforts.
If you need a relief for skin itching and rashes, there are a few natural home remedies you can try.
Applying coconut oil with aloe vera gel (inner leaf) on the affected areas may help for minor symptoms. Always test on a small part of your skin that is not affected first.
Ozonated olive oil (O2-Zap) is another wonderful home remedy that actually has quite a bit of science behind it. Multiple studies found that ozonated olive oil was able to provide relief, ease inflammation, and help the damaged tissue to heal faster. Effective and gentle enough even for sensitive causes such as gum and vaginal yeast infections [3, 4, 5, 6].
You also want to take quick showers, as these may provide a quick relief as well. Especially since the body can eliminate some toxins throughout the skin.
Lastly, since in many cases the skin is already irritated, you may find you can’t use your usual skin care products. For this reason, try to avoid or minimize the use of skin care products until your skin is healed.
Respiratory : Breathing Issues, Congestion, Sinus Infections
Some people experience respiratory issues during the cleanse. Symptoms may include sore throat, congestion, excessive mucus and phlegm, allergies, inflamed airways and sinus infections.
For minor symptoms, you can make the lung cleanse tea (see recipe).
There are a number of known lung cleansing herbs such as peppermint, plantain leaf, eucalyptus leaf we often use as a part of our lung cleanse protocol, that can help clear, relax and ease the airways irritation.
To learn more about lung cleansing herbs, see: herbs.
Well-Being : Anxiety, Stress, Fatigue, Brain Fog
Very often, an aggressive parasite cleanse can affect your well being. Symptoms may include stress, weakness, faique, anxiety, depression and mood swings. You may also notice low cognitive function, brain fog, confusion and difficulty to concentrate.
If you feel that any of these symptoms may compromise your quality of life or daily activities in any way, stop the cleanse and go see your doctor.
For minor symptoms, you may want to try non stimulant energy and stress relieving adaptogenic herbs such as ashwagandha and ginseng. A good example that includes all is Ginseng Fuzion by Dr. Group.