Stage 3 – Feed
The final stage is all about nourishing and restoring the eliminatory organs and involves foods and herbs that have supportive and nourishing effects.
Stage 1 – Weed
In order for our body to flourish and thrive, we need to ‘weed out’ pathogenic microorganisms and improve the immune system. Antimicrobial herbs, clean eating and keeping your pH levels within a healthy range will ensure these nasty critters are eliminated from your body.
Stage 2 – Seed
This involves renewing the gut with beneficial bacteria and healing the lining of the intestinal wall. Not all probiotics are the same. They differ between species and strain. A naturopath will be able to help you determine which probiotic is most suitable for you.
A proper detoxification program needs to be thorough and holistic and will take at least six weeks to complete. Throughout a detox, it is important to keep your diet as clean, wholesome and healthy as possible.
Many herbs can help you with this final stage of detoxification: green tea, uva-ursi, dandelion root, slippery elm and gotu kola to name a few. These can be ingested as teas or powders added to smoothies and protein shakes.
Eliminate caffeine, smoking, alcohol and sugary, fatty foods to ensure proper detoxification. Drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, make yourself some homemade vegetable juices and treat yourself to regular massages to help the process along. Each stage of the detox typically lasts two weeks, ensuring a thorough cleanse.
Through the entire detox it is best to follow a clean, healthy diet. There is plenty of information available on clean eating on the internet and your local naturopath can give you the guidance and support you need as well.
When you have an accurate, positive diagnosis you can start putting into practice a range of inner ecology gardening skills called WEED, SEED and FEED. Be guided by your gut instincts, along with advice from your health professional as to whether you need antibiotics or natural alternatives, a combination of both with a total parasite program like The Complete Parasite Kit (CPK).
Plagued by parasites and at your wits end? You are not alone. Many Probiotic Foods fans are wondering whether The Complete Parasite Kit can manage the hard to treat but common protozoans Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis. Here is a helpful course of action to get you started.
Once you are well into your chosen treatment protocol, maybe one months in, seed the gut. This means adding beneficial bacteria like Probiotic Foods, digestive enzymes, and restoring stomach acid with betaine HCL if low. Repair inflamed and leaky gut with soothing nutrients and herbs. Many of these herbs are found in the CPK and working alongside a herbalist helps to target which herbs might be most useful to seed and restore your gut.
What we DO know is that The Complete Parasite Kit can work on weeding the terrain of the body, the ground that invited the parasites in to start with. Unless you weed, seed and feed and support the body with what it needs then parasites are likely to return.
Two other oils, black seed oil (black cumin oil) and oregano oil are powerful antiparasitics and can be used for Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis. Black seed oil has been used by many practitioners because of its ability to dissolve biofilm. Biofilm is a slimy layer of mucous that coats the lining of your gut, nasal passages, teeth and gums—any warm moist surface—and where parasites love to hang out undetected.