Okay so I have been obsessed with Organic Olivia since forever. She is definitely one of my role models and I LOVE all the products that she creates, that get to the root of dysfunction not just the symptoms.
If you have never done a parasite cleanse I would strongly recommend it because EVERYONE has them. It’s simply a part of life, similar to how bacteria is on every single thing we touch.
“North Americans and other westerners suffer just as many parasite #infections as less developed countries, we just are simply unaware and don’t connect the dots of our symptoms. And it’s not our fault, because who ever taught us about parasites?! Basically, instead of vaccinating, from birth we should/could be parasite cleansing and using essential oils that kill parasites in our daily routines. OTHER CULTURES DO THIS..THE AMISH CONSTANTLY CLEANSE THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN OF PARASITES! THIS IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE TO THEM AND IS PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS. It’s important to note that autism rates among the Amish are almost 0. We didn’t notice these connections in the past because these diseases are commonplace and the parasites so tiny and quiet. And yet – you can connect a parasite to every single human disease.”
Anyone I have recommended a cleanse too can’t believe the results. If the insides of your ears ever randomly itch or you see stars sometimes.. Forms of mental distress such as #depression, anxiety, acne, body aches, headaches, eye aches, digestive issues visual hallucinations, behavioral changes, and a strange sensation that something is stuck in the head…these can all be symptoms of parasites… ”
If you would like to try this out for yourself click here. I like to do one every 3 months.
Cited by Organic Olivia:
Parasite cleansing is something that Olivia talks about often on her blog, as it is one of the major puzzle pieces that helped her to regain her health and digestion. For years, she was plagued with IBS, food sensitivities, cystic acne, and poor digestion. Colonoscopies and stool tests all came up “normal” and her doctors told her that she would have to be on prescription medication for life.
Below is a picture of Olivia’s back before starting the formula. After completing three rounds of the cleanse (with breaks in between, and adequate probiotics to replenish the beneficial flora), the painful cystic acne on her back almost completely cleared up (as seen in the second picture). She soon realized that her debilitating IBS and food sensitivities were gone, and she was able to eat a variety of foods again without painful bloating or gas. The picture at the bottom is one of the actual parasites that she saw while cleansing. It was several inches in length and had the stench of metal which is believed to be a cause of internal parasites, since they can feed and grow strong from heavy metal exposure.
Although a majority of parasitic organisms are too small to be seen by the naked eye (such as protozoa or viruses), many people who parasite cleanse may see the occasional larger species such as worms or flukes as Olivia did. If one is too squeamish to look (we understand), you may simply feel the benefits, such as smoother digestion.*
Once she saw with her own two eyes the parasites she was housing, the mystery of her symptoms and her fatigue made sense. Mind you, at this point she had never even stepped foot out of the country! As mentioned, doctors told her there was no way she was housing any foreign organisms. Her stool was tested for parasites and came up negative. Imagine her doctor’s surprise when she went back with photos of the worms she had passed. He turned and said, “Whatever you’re doing, don’t stop. You are on the right track, but I can’t speak with you about this.”
She later learned that parasite cleansing 1-2x per year as a preventative measure is very common across many cultures, and it’s something we’ve simply lost in our modern fast-paced world. Every indigenous culture around the world parasite cleanses using some sort of plant botanical. When Olivia spoke to her boyfriend’s grandmother, she told her that her culture (Ecuadorian) cleanses each year with a mixture of herbs, grapefruit juice, and castor oil. Why not America? We de-worm our pets twice a year, and we share their living space. Why have we not been taught to de-worm ourselves with gentle, immune-boosting herbs? We believe this is a huge missing piece of America’s health puzzle.
Here are two experiences from customers who’ve taken the Formula (many more are found in our Success Stories):
• Assists digestion and support’s the body’s elimination of waste and harmful organisms, to aid in eliminating bloating and fatigue.
• Contributes to the maintenance of the digestive tract health and healthy bowel movements.
• Assists the body’s energy and vitality.
• Burdock Root is high in B vitamins and minerals to help replenish your body’s stores of nutrients, and supports digestive tract, liver and kidney health.
• Contains a unique, patented mushroom extract that is shown in human studies to increase beneficial bifidobacterium (probiotics) and decrease pathogenic bacteria.*
The herbs included in our capsules (all wild-crafted):
●Olive Leaf Extract – The Bible refers to the olive tree as the “tree of life.” In the early 1900s, scientists isolated a bitter compound called oleuropein from olive leaf that was thought to give the olive tree its disease resistance. In 1969 the active components in oleuropein, namely elenolic acid and calcium elenolate were isolated and tested by researchers at the Upjohn Company. Their results were exciting as they found that these active components inhibited the growth of every harmful organism they were tested against.
●Olive Leaf (Whole) – Not only do we use olive leaf extract, we also use the whole plant itself, because we believe nature always gets it right! There are so many undiscovered plant compounds waiting to be recognized by science, so we wanted to include the unprocessed leaf to help the active extract do its job.
●Garlic – Garlic is one of the main remedies recommended for parasites by the University of Maryland Medical Center. We chose garlic as one of our main stars because it is a whole plant food and works against several stages of harmful organisms to prevent them from replicating in the future. The active component in garlic (allicin) has been clinically studied for years for its innumerable health benefits.
●Agaricus Bisporus Mushroom (Champex Extract) – Champex is a powerful mushroom extract that was actually patented for its ability to fight foul breath and body odors at their source – in the intestines (via harmful bacteria/ organisms). A portion of the foods we ingest is decomposed and converted by intestinal organisms into toxic chemicals such as ammonia, mercapatan, indoles and hydrogen sulphide – all of which produce strong, offensive odors. Some of these products are absorbed, through the intestinal walls, into the blood and circulate through the entire body contributing to fatigue. The chemicals are then discharged as foul breath or body odours. Champex attacks foul breath and body odors where they originate, supporting and maintaining a clean condition within the intestines by suppressing the generation of toxic chemicals. In human clinical trials, Champex has been shown to increase levels of beneficial human bacteria (probiotics) such as bifidobacterium. At the same time, pathogenic bacteria such as Lecithinase-positive Clostridium, coliform bacteria, and Staphylococcus showed a decreasing trend at the standard dosage. Mushrooms such as Champex are prebiotics – meaning they feed and provide the proper environment for the right bacteria to grow, while gently fighting the “bad guys” that steal our energy and lower our immune systems. On top of this, Agaricus Bisporus is a wonderful food for kidney health! To ensure that all elimination organs are supported during detox, we chose this mushroom for the kidneys to complement Burdock Root, which helps the liver.
●Wormwood – Wormwood contains the plant compounds thujone and isothujone, which are the components that protect the plant (and animals/humans) from foreign organisms. Wormwood also helps produce bile, which in turn supports the liver and gallbladder.
●Ginger – Ginger contains ultra-potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. Ginger tea has been taken by cultures as an anti-parasite remedy for centuries. Its warming effect on the body strengthens and supports your organs and vital energy, boosting your immune system to fight invaders in the future. Its warming qualities also balance the bitter herbs in this formula to ensure balance.
●Burdock Root – An ancient blood purifier, Burdock is wonderful for supporting skin, kidney, and liver health. It provides many vitamins, and aids the body’s detox process. Burdock is a major ingredient in the famous “Essiac Tea” remedy.
●Lemon Balm – Lemon balm is a member of the mint family and is considered a calming herb. It has been used for centuries to reduce nervousness, promote sleep and improve symptoms of indigestion. A 2008 study showed that lemon balm was effective at reducing viruses, gram-positive bacteria and Candida albicans. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7630324
●Cat’s Claw – Cat’s claw extracts demonstrate powerful antioxidant effects in quenching the dangerous peroxyl and superoxide radicals. Laboratory analysis indicates that the antioxidant power of cat’s claw exceeds that of many extracts of fruits, vegetables, cereals, and medicinal plants. Cat’s claw extract improves markers of immune system health in animals and humans, suggesting that it may help defend against infectious invaders. (Read more: http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2007/3/nu_catsclaw/page-01)
●Atlantic Dulse – Seaweed, such as Dulse, boasts 56 bioavailable minerals and trace elements. These minerals supply our body with the tools our immune system needs to naturally fight harmful organisms on its own.
●Aloe Ferox – We use a tiny amount of Aloe Ferox to help prevent sluggish elimination during the cleansing period. The sap of Aloe Ferox (a South African variety of aloe) produces bitter crystals that act as a remarkable colon cleanser. Aloe Ferox is similar to Aloe Vera, but has many times more nutritional and medicinal value. It contains over 130 active plant compounds that facilitate the body’s natural healing process.
●Bioperine – Piperine, also known by its trademarked name, BioPerine, is an extract derived from black pepper that is proven to increase the absorption of various herbs and nutrients by up to 229%.* This effect is known as “bioenhancement.” According to an article published in the “Journal of Ayruveda and Integrative Medicine” in 2010, piperine has been shown to increase the absorption of vitamin C, selenium, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B-6 and coenzyme Q. The article goes on to suggest that piperine may be useful for people who suffer from conditions that cause malabsorption of nutrients and people suffering from malnutrition.
Side Effects/Die Off:
For some very sick people, including those with chronic fatigue syndrome or those who have particularly large amounts of viruses orbacteria in their bodies, products that target harmful organisms may generate detoxification symptoms. These symptoms are known as the “die-off effect”. Such individuals may actually feel worse for a short time before feeling better. The “die-off effect”, or Herxheimer Reaction, refers to symptoms generated by the detoxification process, such as fatigue, headaches, muscle/joint aching or flu-like symptoms. It is crucial to drink at least a full glass of water each time one takes a dosage, and as always, so start slow and work your way up.
We recommend starting at 2 capsules, 2 times per day. You may stay at this dosage to avoid stronger die-off effects, especially if you are generally sensitive to herbs or medications.
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