A Lunar Cycle Gut Cleanse

A Lunar Cycle Gut Cleanse

Updated on 4th June 2024 at 1:05 pm

Over the past 25 years I have witnessed many patients’ lives radically changed by resetting their gut and transforming their microbiome.

It brings about physical healing, particularly of the digestive and integumentary systems (hair, skin and nails) as well as emotional and mental wellbeing.

By incorporating the lunar cycle, you can achieve the most thorough cleanse of parasites, candida, fungus and bacteria overgrowth. This is because over a full moon, serotonin levels go up, and melatonin levels go down, supporting parasite reproduction.

A parasite cleanse is the best way to do a thorough parasite and candida/fungus cleanse as it’s a time of heightened parasite reproduction.

Parasites, fungus and candida, are all part of a normal human microbiome. Still, they are only an issue when they overgrow and start to undermine your health. Many of us are eating more organic (which is excellent), but fruits and vegetables are often not appropriately washed, so we eat the microscopic eggs which hatch inside of our gut as parasites.

Your gut produces more serotonin than your brain, so it is critical to keep the gut-brain axis functioning at its optimum. It will help you have vitality well into your senior years.

Remove Parasites From Food

An easy way to combat this is to soak your fruits and veggies in water in your kitchen sink with 1 cup of vinegar for five-10mins, rinse and then store. The most effective way to clear parasites off our food is to use Ozone, and I love this inexpensive Ozone Bubbler by Therasage.

Low stomach acids are also a reason for excessive parasites and gut issues and why chewing each mouthful 20 times, and not eating raw food after 4pm, is a great help.

Parasites also come from eating raw fish and other meats, particularly pork. If you like these forms of animal protein, I suggest taking digestive enzymes before such meals to support gut function and immediately kill off parasites in your stomach.

Flush Parasites From Your Body

What about parasites that are already having a party in your microbiome?

The best way to do a thorough parasite and candida/fungus cleanse is to choose 3-4 weeks and move through a full moon lunar cycle to detox.

This timing is important because, over a full moon, your body produces less melatonin and more serotonin, which encourages the parasites to reproduce. To have a complete parasite cleanse, you need to kill off all three generations of adults, infants and egg parasites (sounds a bit grim, I know, but it is very powerful).

This means that you cleanse over 3-4 weeks; beginning with your herbs a week before and during the full moon, and then for 2 weeks after.

For example, when the moon is full, start loading your diet with herbs the week before, and continue for the rest of the month.

You can start any time of the month as long as, at some point over the 3-4 week time frame, you move through a one-week pre full moon cleanse, and for 2-weeks post the full moon as well. This way, you can choose a month that works for you.

Candida, parasites, and digestive functional issues can be hard to treat, so I recommend supplements to fast track your journey. The Rejuv Wellness Parasite Full Moon Cleanse is a great place to start.

Still, your diet is also vital as food is medicine.

5 Anti-ParasiticFoods

Anti-fungal and anti-parasite foods are great to support your parasite cleanse. When I recommend a parasite cleanse, I also do it to reset the gut, clear candida, remove fungus and reinoculate the microbiome with good bacteria.

Here are five of my highly recommended foods to support cleansing:

  1. Garlic
  2. Ginger
  3. Turmeric
  4. Pumpkin seeds 
  5. Cayenne pepper.

7 Foods To Avoid

Here are seven foods to avoid when you are infected with parasites or have candida overgrowth:

  1. Sugar (fruits and manuka honey are an exception)
  2. Dairy products
  3. Ultra-processed foods
  4. Gluten containing foods
  5. Meat
  6. Raw Fish
  7. Watercress (strange one I know yet wild watercress can be contaminated with liver flukes (parasites) if grown in sheep-raising areas).

Symptoms Of Parasites

You likely have parasite overgrowth if you:

  • Have low energy and IBS symptoms
  • Feel flat, irritable and find it hard to lose weight
  • Have fungal infections including skin conditions, breakouts and acne; and/or present with a white coat on your tongue
  • Feel overwhelmed and suffer from depression or anxiety.

Regular parasite cleanses are vital if you desire to have excellent health and live from a place of disease prevention along with promoting anti-ageing.

When our microbiome has the right balance of good to harmful bacteria, the immune system has the tools to fight infection and keep us well.

Learn more about your overall wellness including a one page summary of steps to improve your long term wellbeing by completing a FREE Wellness Profile.

Happy lunar cleansing,


Simoné Laubscher has a BSc MSc PhD in Science and nutrition and has treated patients for over 20 years.

After struggling with health issues relating to obesity (metabolic, thyroid, adrenal, blood sugar and eating disorders), Simoné treated herself successfully 22 years ago, following her graduation from university with her B.Sc.-Nutrition, from the UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

Simoné then went on to do an M.Sc in Naturopathy and Nutrition and a PhD in human nutrition. She is very passionate about setting both adults and children free of disease and debilitating conditions. Simoné specialises in obesity, long-term weight loss, metabolic reset, eating disorders, diabetes, IBS / gut disorders, depression, stress/adrenal fatigue, hormonal regulation and immune-related illnesses such as cancer.

Due to her own health issues and observations with her clients Simoné became increasingly frustrated with the vitamin industry using synthetic ingredients, so as a result 15 years ago started to formulate her own whole food organic supplement line called Rejuv Wellness. Simoné also went on to formulate the whole food supplement line for Welleco, born out of her client Elle Macpherson’s own personal journey for optimum wellness.

@simonelaubscherphd | www.rejuv.co.uk/


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