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The Emotional Effects of a Parasite Cleanse

Saturday, July 2nd 2022 10:00am 8 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

If you have decided to go on a parasite cleanse, you may experience unexpected emotional symptoms that are confusing or embarrassing to discuss with your functional medicine practitioner. Parasites can trigger emotional issues, and it is called “parasite manipulation.” Parasites may modify the host’s behavior to gain greater protection in the body.

Parasites can cause significant responses in your body when you take action to force them out. They are prone to resist, and this process can wreak emotional strain on you. With holistic healing, you sometimes feel worse before getting better because the objective is to address the root cause of your health issues rather than masking symptoms with drugs. The objective is to get you back to long-term, sustainable good health that supports your immune system’s natural defenses.

Before you embark on a parasite cleanse, understand what parasites may do to your body and have some natural strategies planned to address the challenges.

Parasite activity in the body

Parasites change the environment of your body including the neurotransmitters of your brain. This is a survival mechanism. Your brain’s neurotransmitters affect parasites because they have receptors that can read the chemical signals.

The body’s neurotransmitters may disrupt the parasites’:

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