Bugs, Moon Cycles, and Lunacy

“Does the moon actually possess such strange powers, or is it all just Lunacy?”~Moon Baby by Godsmack

It happens every 29.53 days.  It creeps up on me every damn month…sometimes twice a month!  Out of nowhere…cranky, irritable, mood changes, cramping, GI distress and bloating.   You guessed it…PMS.

Pre Moon Syndrome.

I detest the full Moon, my nemesis.  It comes and goes like clockwork, leaving a wake of chaos behind it.  You see, I have two Moon Babies.  I can tell the moon cycle without lifting an eye to the sky.  There is a change in them.  And it’s happening right now.  Next Full Moon is July 3rd,, in case you didn’t know.   Are you prepared?  It’s a longstanding monthly joke on Facebook.  Stock up on provisions for The Moon (AKA – Drink of Choice).  It’s quite apparent that I am not the only one with Moon Babies.

If you asked me ten years ago if I thought behavior was linked to the lunar cycle, I probably would have laughed in your face.  A LOT has changed since then.  A whole lot, so today I wanted to take some time and explore The Moon and the Lunacy it brings around these here parts.

Full Moon mythology has persisted throughout history.   The term “lunatic” comes from the Latin Lunaticus meaning “of the moon” or “moonstruck”.    It was once believed to turn people into werewolves and vampires, coining the terms “Transylvania Effect” and “Lunar Lunacy”.  Many reports suggest that crime rates, hospitalizations, and incidents at mental hospitals increase.   Homicides and suicides spike.  It has become part of the cultural vernacular.  “There are some crazies out tonight.  Must be a full moon.”

During New and Full Moons, the Earth, Sun, and Moon are all aligned, resulting in higher than normal tides.  Considering the human body is 80% water (so is Earth, by the way) is it possible that the Moon has some kind of “Human Tidal Pull”, throwing the body out of balance?   Aristotle and Pliny the Elder (A Roman historian and Naturalist) argued that the moon did in fact have an impact on human behavior. Based on the fact that the human brain is the moistest organ, it could cause insanity in susceptible individuals.  Who knows?  All of these theories could be bullsh*t.  There is one thing I do know that’s definitively linked to Moon Cycles and behavior….and that’s parasite infection.

Bugs.  These nasty SOBs are most active during the full moon cycle and the effects are more prominent.  They lay their eggs and kick up toxic stench that makes its way to the brain, impacting functioning and behavior.  My boys have tested positive for parasites.  Dientamoeba Fragilis,  to be precise.  This is not because they live in squalor, traveled to some Third World country and drank dirty water, or play in a cat box.  This is not a rare and unique situation.  Parasites and autism often go hand in hand.  Humans host over 100 kinds of parasites including roundworms, tapeworms, flukes, and single cell parasites.  We come in contact with them on our food, in our water, and through the air.  It is estimated that 25% of the world population suffer from chronic intestinal parasite infection.  Classic symptoms include bloating, fatigue, flu like symptoms, low immune function, excessive hunger, constipation, diarrhea, grinding teeth especially at night, hives, irritability, rashes, sleep disturbances, changes in weight, joint pain, headaches, gas, and bloating.

Sound familiar??

Like I said, they are everywhere.  Food, air, water, pets, etc.  Once they make their way into the body, they can settle anywhere, setting up shop to damage organs, block absorbtion, destroy enzymes, suck nutrients, and produce neurotoxic waste.  Although they typically settle in the intestines, they can migrate anywhere and end up in joints, organs, and even the brain.

There are various different treatments from herbal tinctures to homeopathic treatments to pharmaceuticals, but parasites are often extremely hard to kill.  Why is that?  Think about this.   Is it because we feed our kids the most clean, pure, organic foods and supplement them with MB12, vitamin c, iron, and folinic acid, all the while none of it is making it into our kids?  Bugs LOVE this stuff.  Thrive on it.  We are creating superbugs.  These fockers suck all the nutrients we try so hard to get in our kids via food and supps in the first place!  Our kids are the perfect hosts….too sick to fight them off and all the goodness they need to thrive and reproduce.

So this coming week, when the kids start getting nutty and it seems all of the freaks have come out of the woodwork don’t just blame the Moon.  You may have bugs.  Talk to your doctor…and let’s start killing these sonsabitches!

Party’s Over, Boys!  Poppy is doing Last Call!  You don’t gotta go home, but you can’t stay here….



* For more blogs by Poppy, please read Voodoo Magic Sugar Pills and Garbage In, Garbage Out 

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71 Responses to Bugs, Moon Cycles, and Lunacy

  1. Carol S says:

    During these difficult days hope and pray everyone is well.

    Does anyone still read and comment on here?


  2. Clara says:

    To underscore what Chiron says in May 20, 2016, you may be dealing with a lot of different aspects that are all connected and it’s best to not deal with things in a haphazard way but somewhat orderly with a proven protocol/products to minimize severe herxing (die-off) and maximize healing. Microbeformulas.com addresses all of this in a very easy to do format that is completely laid out in a helpful booklet schedule. They have a full moon challenge schedule too. They have complementary products addressing all the issues (biofilm, mold, heavy metals, etc). Has been more effective than turpentine, DE, teasel, wormwood, herbs, etc. You name it, we’ve prob tried it looking for healing. Enemas(water,garlic,lugol,soapy,or coffee) are very helpful too at any time to give immediate relief from pain/die-off.
    I have no affiliation with the company, but found it while searching for answers for a Lyme/ neurological/processing delay related issue for my now 26 yr old son who has been VERY sick since 2012.
    This has been life-changing for us.

    • MomOfFour says:

      Clara — thanks for your comments.
      I will go to the link for that company.

      I will comment more later.


    • Mom of Four says:

      First, this blog/site is wonderful! I read all of the pages. So good. So helpful.
      and will donate. So thanks to all who run it and support it.
      Good job!

      Clara, thanks for the link. Very good.

      So sorry about your son.

      Praying is better now.

    • Beth A says:

      Carla, thank you for giving the microbeformulas information. Sure will be looking at that page soon.
      Helpful information Is what I love about this page! Thanks!
      Agree with you saying not to deal with this in haphazard way.
      You are so right to tell enemas are very helpful to administer at anytime! Many were given in our home and my aunt’s home when growing up in the 50s.
      Seems me, my younger siblings, cousin and playmates I knew are much healthier today because of our proper diet, exercise, herbal remedies given and yes because of getting an enema when needed!
      Being older divorced mom with three kids, I remember in the 50s the enema was given in our home and my aunts home often.
      The enema was openly talked about. Nothing to be shy of or ashamed of. It was seen as a good aid for the child.
      The enema always worked! A natural home remedy without giving harmful OTC stuff and meds.
      The enema was given to help with die off, constipation, fever reduction, help recovery from ills such as colds, the flu and more. And, as And as Amy (commented earlier) the enema even helped with bad, aggressive, behaviors.

      Growing up I remember my cousin had many issues. From issues with autism to with holding poo. Called encopresis (??? Spelling).
      which is very harmful by with holding toxins when not having a BM. he got a enema often!

      Being much older by 7 years than my cousin and siblings I remember when there was no BM in a day or so a enema was given.

      when he (my cousin) displayed bad behavior I remember my aunt administering a enema to him. Amazingly his bad behaviors went away soon after he got an enema!

      My aunt was a LPN nurse. And she believed in giving enemas as a excellent health tool for moms to give in the home!

      Growing up in the 50s things were different. All the OTC stuff, painful laxatives such as Miralax were not common then.

      Many times when spending the summer at her house I remember her telling, teaching or assisting other moms for giving enemas. I remember she was often giving a soap suds enema and a plain warm water enema to one boy who lived close by. He was constipated often. His mom would bring him over. For some reason I remember his mom telling my aunt he needed a enema and preferred my aunt administer it to him.

      After discussing his well being with his mom, taking his temp, talking with him and a quick call
      to the doctor or nurse, he was given a enema.

      Was glad reading that Amy who commented on here is a believer in the enema. And she wants to tell as many moms as possible. I am the sam way! The more moms who learn if this wonderful helpful home remedy the better.

  3. Clara says:

    Our family has been using the Microbeformulas.com protocol. Truly amazing! Mimosa pudica and Formula 1 are gently expelling many long worms, esp doing the full moon challenge every month. I have lost count after 14! So gross! But feeling better/lighter myself and sleeping better. Their cust service and YouTube videos are very helpful.
    We’ve done quite a few very good herbal protocols and cleanses in the past incl Hulda Clark’s ( onelifeusa.com), lugol enemas, coffee enemas for years. All helpful, but nothing has given the results we’re getting now. So easy to do, gentle and non disrupting of routine.

    • Mom of Four says:

      Clara — thanks for your comments. I looked at microbeformulas.com protocol. Very interested in it!
      Glad you told about it.

      Also, onelifeusa.com is good too. I know I will be buying from them.

      Again, thank you.

      Agree with you, and others on here, enemas are very helpful! One of the best home remedies!

      Of the ones you mentioned:
      The plain water enema — good for cleanse and constipation and even helps bring a fever down.
      The garlic enema — I given this enema many times for fever reduction and helping rid parasites. Works very well.
      The lugol enema — haven’t given lugol enema yet. Glad you mentioned it. I have to do some reading and research on it.
      The old fashioned soapy enema. Also called soapsuds enema. Very good enema to give. Used to be made by moms in the home with a bar of ivory soap in a pan or bowl of warm water. Making a mild warm soapy water solution. Very good for cleansing and the constipated child. I now make the soapy water with a bar of Made For Enema soap from optimalhealthnetwork.com. Kristina and Dee Dee there are very helpful.
      The coffee enema. OMG my favorite! I get a coffee enema when needed. Good for detoxing the liver. Do a few days in a row.

      The enema is very helpful to give at anytime. Gives relief from constipation, fever, die off and more.

      I always feel better after getting a enema. When giving a enema to others, they have told me that they felt much better.

      The enema is a important home health tool that should be in every home. and given often!

      I am like Amy Harpenau (commented July 15, 2014), I tell as many moms as I can about the benefits of the enema. I have seen great results after giving a enema or series of enemas.

      Recently saw this when a friend was visiting with me.

      The constipated child is full of harmful toxins. The enema will make him feel better fast!

      Before giving, or taking, any home remedy do a consult with your doctor/naturopathic doctor first.

  4. Mom of Four says:

    Great blog.
    Love it and the comments


  5. Heath says:

    Has anyone had luck getting rid of their dientamoeba fragilis? My son, my husband and myself have had it for a year now. We’ve all had multiple courses of antibiotics, which have only temporarily helped. I’ve tried some herbal (black seed, walnut/clove) without results. If anyone has had luck specifically with this organism, I would love to hear from you!

    • Lisette Callis says:

      have you ttried doing that with oregano oil, essiac tea, berberine pau darco.. castor oil.. pure gum spirits.. garlic, peppermint oil, cinnamon oil, ginger… with c, iodine protocol, mct oil.. yeah all at once.. I didnt d the turpentine and castor oil.. but did all the other stuff together.. add in one.. then another and another.. did it for months.. neary healed my gut til I got badly injured.. used turpentine.. and using it externally plus castor oil shilajit.. gonna do h202 tomorrow… sort of started that one…gonna do it diligently..

  6. The moon is a mighty interesting piece of celestial real estate… the light from it, is not from the sun and it emits its own …lack of heat source. As in, it actually is colder in the moons rays than in the shade. Several degrees actually. Noticeable and repeatable experiment. It rules wetness… rotting. But of course these energies can be used for positive reasons… but it can be a nasty foe for sure.

    Whereas the sun is preserving… Ying / Yang…

    How ever interesting

    • Lisette Callis says:

      “As in, it actually is colder in the moons rays than in the shade. Several degrees actually. Noticeable and repeatable experiment. It rules wetness… rotting.”.. how do you get in the moon’s rays? Avoid the outside?

  7. Carol S. says:

    Ali, who posted November 30, 2017 at 8:40 am About Grey Celtic and/or Pink Himalayan salt to be an amazing healing agent.

    Was not able to post a reply to your post directly.

    Good post. Thanks for all the information given and the time you took to write it.

    I copied it. Love getting information like you posed.


    • Ali says:

      I suspect that kids with Autism are in that place because their health is already compromised and their immunity is weak.

      Weak health and immunity sets up an environment that encourages parasites. They may not necessarily be the cause of the Autism, but a result.

      • Jim says:

        From what I have learned from Robin Goffe who took an un used and sealed vial of the exact lot number of the vaccine that was given to her son to the lab for annonymous testing. It was found to include PARASITES and MERCURY and other junk!
        So yes the immunity is immediately compromised after the vaccine and then the parasites THRIVE.
        My son is the same age as hers and has the same issues.
        Here she explains it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7KduyhR-hQ

      • Lisette Callis says:

        I know someone who says turpentine cures it.. pure gum spirits.. he has a spansish site on fb.. you have to use translate if like me, do not have Spanish…caused by vaccines according to him, and yeah vulnerability..

  8. Carol S says:

    Sorry to write so much. But, I love, love, love this blog.
    I have read it over and over again. The intro is so right!
    Die BUGS!
    They are horrible.

    Love to hear from other moms and what remedies used.

    • Carol S says:

      Why is there, or appears to be, a link between autism and parasites? I am reading as much as I can. Talking with other moms.
      Two of mine are almost scale.
      I can, I think, understand the full moon and parasite activity.

      Bless any mom dealing with this.

  9. Carol S says:

    OMG love this blog. Some very good informative information given. The comments provided by readers are great.

    One reader commented that there may be no definite approach to ridding the child from parasites. I agree. And most doctors write it off and don’t listen anyway. I agree.

    Anyone, any age, can get and or have parasites. When treating one child in the home, all the others in the home need to be treated at the same time.

    There are many herbal remedies that help. I have used DE, garlic, pumpkin seeds, baths for soaking, enemas and more. Enemas help. Not only does a garlic enema help and rid parasites but enemas also are good remedy for fevers, constipation, helping get over a cold and other ills.

    I agree with Amy! I also want to spread the word to other moms! Give enemas!

    Enemas have done wonders for my three. I do not give a coffee enema as she does. I give plain water, herbal and garlic enemas when needed. Especially just before and during the full moon. The first enema may be a little ackward to give. But the next enema is easier to give. Every mom should have a bulb or a enema bag in the home. Actually giving him an enema has saved a few trips to the ER for me and other moms!

    Talk with your naturopathic doctor. Read, read, read, and then read more. The more you read in books like Prescription For Nutritional Healing and other books the more you are informed and can fight this better. Talk with other moms.

    I will write more when I have time.

    Hugs, Blessings,

  10. Natasha says:

    Hi there,

    This is an old post so I don’t know if you are still checking responses, but I am dealing with parasites on the skin (not scabies).. and have definitely noticed a big difference in their “crawling” sensations during the full moon. Do you have any recommendations on diet to get rid of them? I’m already on meds for them (ivermectin) but perhaps I can be doing more.

    Thank you!!!

  11. Lizzy says:

    Oh, and yes, parasites lay eggs that hatch at the full moon. Check the Farmer’s Almanac!

  12. Lizzy says:

    I have been doing Nutritional Balancing for a year which includes eating a lot of cooked vegetables & some protein, not eating gluten/sugar/fruit/alcohol, coffee enemas, simple infrared sauna, foot rubs and mineral supplementation. It is a biochemical rebalancing tracked via hair analysis. A couple months in, I started dumping parasites/biofilms and all kinds of toxins every day (all kinds of parasites in phases). This went on for 8 months straight. I am now retracing old infections and dumping heavy metals (that often go hand in hand with bugs and yeast). I had terrible pms, insomnia, ear aches, stomach aches, head aches, etc since a kid. These are all going away and my vitality returning. Truly miraculous. I know this has to do, in part, with taking a ton of antibiotics as a kid and wrecking the microbiome. Health returning with restoring micriobiome (pre and pro biotics, colon health, enzymes, detox). Extreme measures, herbs, chelation, and supplementation not necessary.

    • Ali. says:

      Hi Lizzy. Are you doing the rebalancing as per Dr. Lawrence Wilson? I have considered this. I would love to know what things you actually eat, the minerals you take, and how you get the infrared sauna. At the moment I am doing dry and wet fasting in an attempt to starve the beggars out (I have systemic worms).

    • mark brown says:

      Nice! Awesome! Sorry you had 2go through all that! 2many antibiotics can ruin
      the GItract! I was on 10years tetracycline for acne. WE NEED ID 4 ROPEWORMS
      ETC. A pathologist who knows Fungus! Are many Fungal Biofilms? I think that
      Fungus is the cause of many Cancers+AD+Alzheimers+ a Major problem with
      Autism. 2many vaccines! I particularly concerned c Gardacil-Cervanix…etc.
      I LOVE KERRI RIVERAS WORK! I don’t know a whole lot about it.I wishUtheBest.
      Dr.Hyman or Dr. Neides would bee great 4FDA-my opinion
      Mark Brown PA Johns Hopkins grad

    • Michele Christenson says:

      Hi Lizzy,

      Sounds like an excellent protocol. One question. Did you also exclude raw unfiltered honey? It is supposed to be anti- parasitic as well, but obviously is also “sugar”. I am going to try this and would love to know. Thank you!

    • Mom of Four says:

      Lizzy, rather old comment by you. So guessing you are not longer on here…
      hope so.
      I have been thinking about doing the Nutritional Balancing.
      I have done parts of it.

      Did you do self foot rubs or had someone give them? Interesting that the foot rub would also help.
      I am a big believer in eating a lot of cooked vegetables & some protein. And do the same for my kids.
      I also do not eat “gluten/sugar/fruit/alcohol.” The sugars seem to feed the parasites.
      I haven’t tried infrared saunas. But will add that soon.
      Can someone tell of the infrared sauna? Is this done at home ? or must go some where for it? Cost??

      Lizzy, glad you told of of the coffee enema. and getting enemas. Especially the coffee enema! It detoxes the liver. Very important.
      Wondering if you were given coffee enemas daily for 8 months?

      I am a believer in the coffee enema for myself and other enemas for myself and my kids. I get a enema often and give the enema often in my home when needed.

      Has anyone else also noticed the benefits of the enema?

  13. Chiron says:

    Hi folks,
    Great blog entry, first of all. To all of you parents of autistic children, the parasite/ biofilm/fungal/bacterial infection is at the root of it all. The heavy metals in the biofilms, the digestive, detoxification and metabolic issues that go along with it, they can be resolved and where there is some innate detoxification impairment well that can be compensated for and supported. Get rid of the bugs and metals and heal the body (brain included). Don’t do a one item protocol!! You need to have a comprehensive protocol (biofilm breakers, antimicrobials, chelates, absorbing agents, buffers, liver/kidney support, rebuilding tissue/replenishing nutrients and minerals). Bugs and biofilms are brilliant; the chelation and detox process is demanding. Replenishing and healing takes time. It’s a tricky lengthy and complicated undertaking but doable and brings healing. There are many many products out there, doctors and healers with success stories. Research, follow the trail of products, doctors, interviews, forums. Check out the Lyme forums, check out Peta Cohen. But do a carefully planned comprehensive sophisticated protocol with a doctor with a track record of success who is supportive for the long haul. I’m writing this to pass on hope and direction I’ve gathered on my own healing journey and to help a friend with autistic children. I wish you and your children great healing 🙂

  14. Kerri Maguire says:

    Right, I never believed this, I’m still skeptical. However, I have only noticed today that I’m more down that usual and we’re coming up to a full moon. And my daughter who’s on the spectrum is acting bizarre and way worse than usual. Yes, her routine -was- upset yesterday (funeral) however, her meltdowns and autistic tics are 10x as bad as they normally are after a routine change. The parasitic theory, I could potentially believe. However, according to studies into the matter, the moon’s gravitational pull on humans, if there is one, would be so miniscule that it would be hardly noticeable. Could it be that those with mental illnesses and those on the spectrum are more sensitive?

  15. victor says:

    could you please suggest me a powerful parasite cleanse protocol

    • P says:

      Black cumin seed oil.
      Dr.ClarkStore.com’s Green Black Walnut tincture, Cloves and Wormwood. Boron.
      Minced garlic, set aside for 10 minutes, served in anything.
      Honokiol (I use HonoPure) and Boswelia.
      Systemic enzymes to eat the biofilms, including SerraPeptase. I use Neprinol.
      Fennel Seed tea. MUST NOT be constipated. Add Calm magnesium to the tea every morning for movement
      BE SURE to have Ornithine on hand to mitigate the die-off effects. Dr. Clark Store.com has best one I’ve found.
      Top notch probiotics must follow cleanse with Resistant Starch in diet. RS is in cold potatoes not cooked in water and cold beans of any kind. Do research. Excellent Microbiome book available on Amazon by Dr. Rafael Kellman.

  16. Bretts mom says:

    Very interesting!

  17. Dewormer says:

    Kerri Rivera’s protocol! I have 2 boys with autism and yiu should see the stuff coming out! Thank you Kerri for returning hope to this plagued family!

  18. chailove says:

    Were you able to get rid of the DF? Please let me know how. It is a really terrible parasite to live with.

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  20. Amy Harpenau says:

    I have 2 sons with autism, and are full of parasites! I have did some research, which has led me to try coffee enamas with my boys. It’s been amazing!!! They are making huge gains in the last 4 months, and we are seeing a ton of parsites come out if their body. It has been the best thing we have ever done, and wish more moms would try it with their kids. I have never been so amazed, on how coffee enama’s can kill them. My oldest who was very aggressive, has been so happy, and has done nothing aggressive in the last 4 months. Speech, eye contact, fine and gross motor skills, and everything has improve dramatically. I’m on cloud nine, and trying to get the word out to other moms

    • Sue says:

      Do you mind if I ask for the coffee enemas protocol. Do you use anything else to get rid of the parasites or coffee enemas only?
      Is it still working, did you continue to see improvement.
      Thank you

      • Carol S says:

        Sue, by “protocol” you mean how to make the CE? How much solution to give, how often one is given? How given? and such??

        Of course no one minds if you, or anyone else, asks a question about enema protocol.

        Do you still read and post on here?

        In my home I have used many other things to rid of the parasites. DE, pumpkin, garlic and more. Especially enemas!

        I always saw improvement in behavior, itching, diet and more.

      • Herbal Mom 4 health says:

        Sue, I am wondering the same questions you asked of Amy.
        Used anything else?
        Or, just the coffee enemas did it?

        Once someone comments about a remedy would be nice to have follow up later. So others know how it worked.

        She is the first I have read saying the coffee enemas helped her two boys.

        She mentioned improved behavior in one of them. It is known there is a link between behavior, especially in toddler boys, and the gut.
        Many articles and doctors saying cleansing and change of diet stops bad behavior!

        Read on mandy’s Page at real food discovery dot com. Where she talks about this link.

        Sometimes it is not discipline needed. A change of diet and cleansing, detox, will stop bad behavior.

        At my gusty dot com page she also mentions this.
        She says when you see die off, bad behaviors, moody, and other signs it is a good time to give the child a enema!

        No not medical advice given. Check with your naturopathic doctor first.

    • Annika says:

      can you send more details? would love to know how you knew your sons had parasites? i’m assuming my daughter does as she wakes early during full moon hatching cycle — already on so many supps – coffee seems simpler…

      • Carol S says:

        Annika, I cannot answer for Amy how she knew her two sons had parasites. But I would say they had some of the classic symptoms of parasites: Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Nausea or vomiting, Gas or bloating, full tummy feeling, stomach pain/tenderness, itching — especially right before and during full moons — , feeling tired, fussy moods, moody, fighting, headaches, and more.
        Parasites are horrible! Will about drive you nutty dealing with them and trying to rid them.
        There are many web pages, go to a reliable trusted one, telling of the different kinds of parasites, home remedies and herbal remedies. I love the book Prescription For Nutritional Healing. Even mom should have a copy of it in the home.
        People need help and it is very unfortunate that some are taken advantage of.

        I feel so sorry for any mom who has to deal with this. And feel even more sorry for her children. It is awful.
        You must speak with your naturopathic doctor and decide what is a good way to go about. Talk with your doctor and come up with a good plan. Stick to the plan. Don’t give up. Clean, clean, clean. Herbal remedies are great.
        IMHO, one very good home remedy for parasites that I have used is garlic, and lots of it. Another is onions, especially when you combine the onions with garlic. I have had results with herbal pumpkin and pumpkin seeds.
        You told she wakes up during full moon hatching cycle. I cannot say if this is a sign of parasites. It may be or may not be. I would think there would be other signs. Read on line, in that book or ask the doctor what signs.
        Amy says the coffee enemas worked very well for her two sons. I do not give mine coffee enemas. I have given garlic enemas. My three always feel better after being given enemas. Enemas may seem as a simple remedy cure all remedy. But there is much more to it.
        Bless you. Good luck.

    • Carol S says:

      Amy Harpenau, thanks! I also try to get the word out to other moms about enemas. I tell moms every chance I get about enemas as a very good home health tool. After a few discussions, a few told me they gave enemas. And, told me they were amazed in the changes in health, behavior and more. For moms who wonder about giving a home enema: Enemas are a very good natural home remedy. Do not hurt. And actually are soothing. They feel much better after being given enemas. NOT a doctor or medical person. So not giving medical advice. Before giving any home remedy, including enemas, always check before hand with your doctor or naturopathic doctor. Divorced mom here also with 3 sons. Also full of parasites! I did research, and talked with another mom, which led me to garlic enemas and regular enemas. Book Prescription For Nutritional Healing has some very good information on this and other enemas. Enemas are given often in my home. Especially right before and during a full moon. I read that in most cases best not to give coffee enemas until a certain age. I don’t know the age of your two. So I do not, for now, give a coffee enema. I also give plain water enemas and other herbal enemas when needed. I agree with you, it’s been amazing. Also saw lots of parasites expelled after the enemas. I learned of enemas from another mom. We were talking about remedies. She told me she gave enemas to her two. She showed me the enema bulb syringe. Taught me how to prepare the enema, clean the bulb and more. When she told me the results and changes in her children I was amazed. I also wish more moms would give enemas to their kids. Mine were arguing, fighting, being aggressive as you say, moody, sluggish, on and off constipation, and more. Behavior improved and is now full of energy. Sue (comment below), I give enemas with the rubber reusable enema bulb syringe. I give the enema on a table on a towel. I learned to give enemas on the table from the other mom. This is so I can easily clean the table top after the enema and throw the towel into the wash. For parasites I learned to give a nightly garlic enema for 5 nights in a row. Yes takes time. But worth it. Keep every thing clean. Very clean. I change bed linen, bath towels, and more every day. Clean, clean, clean. Teaching them to keep fingers out of mouth, nose and eyes was the hardest part.

      • Ali says:

        I have discovered that getting plenty of real unrefined Grey Celtic and/or Pink Himalayan salt (I mix equal amounts together for the best benefit), to be an amazing healing agent.

        Most salt these days, especially in commercial products, is nasty cheap table salt which has been stripped of all the wonderful healing minerals that are found in real salt. Even if it says ‘sea salt’ it doesn’t mean it is unrefined. If it is pure white and dry, it has been refined and high heat treated. Most salt comes from the sea, whether refined or not, so ‘sea salt’ labels mean nothing.

        Many prominent healing doctors and health practitioners are now realising the importance of getting enough good salt and its’ rich array of minerals. Many moons ago, the ancient healer Paracelsus reportedly stated that ‘without enough salt, the body will rot’, and any rot or decay provides a fertile environment for worms and microbes, which are, of course, a natural part of the environmental clean-up system.

        Because our food is so lacking in the vital elements we need to be healthy, our bodies are slowly and insidiously breaking down. Many babies are even born with ‘parasites’ because their mothers were not getting enough of certain elements, vitamins, or minerals, to make strong, healthy babies. If a mother has parasites herself, she is lacking the nutritional strength to pass on to her babe.

        I have been taking at least 2-3 teaspoons of salt per day now for over 3 months. I put a good pinch or two in all the water and other drinks, smoothies, etc., and on my food. I also consume a diet rich in natural whole foods, and avoid the highly processed nutrient-robbing grains, sugar & pasteurised dairy products as much as possible. I can feel my body changing. My parasite issue is in the throes of fading away as my body gets healthier. I also take magnesium (Citrate & Malate) and do Dead Sea or Epsom salt baths or footbaths.

        We do not need to be scared of real salt, not even for children. There has been a heap of scaremongering over it, but this is mainly due to tests being carried out using cheap table salt which lacks the buffering and support factors of all the other minerals and trace elements. Table salt is incomplete. It is not salt, it is just sodium & chloride with a few added nasty chemicals like sodium ferrocyanate. They should not call it SALT. It is not the real deal, but an exceedingly inferior counterfeit. They extract all the wonderful minerals to sell for profit and we get the left overs…..

        And finally…..if salt was so bad for us, why is saline solution very often the first thing given to people who are very sick to help them recover…? Every litre of saline solution contains around 9 grams salt which is nearly 2 teaspoons…….and that is not going through the digestive system, but straight into the bloodstream…….

    • Mom of Four says:

      @Amy Harpenau (July 2014)

      Wonderful that they are so much better!

      Omg so agree with you! I also try to get the word out to other moms about enemas!

      I have taught the enema to many moms in their home and mine. Once they also discover the benefits of the enema, they now also give home enemas!

      I don’t give the coffee enema to my three.

      I am a believer in other home enemas.
      Such as plain warm, herbal and the good old fashioned soapy enema. The soapy enema is not made with bar of ivory like my mom and aunt made it.
      I make the mild soapy solution with bar of soap from OHN optimal health network dot com
      It is called Made For Enema Soap Bar.

      Every mom should have a rubber reusable enema bulb syringe or red rubber enema bag in the home.
      The bulb syringe for babies and toddler. And the enema bag for the older ones.

      Consult with your doctor, naturopathic doctor before administering a home enema.

      I agree the enema is wonderful. Has helped rid parasites, reduced fevers, helped the constipated child,,, ever time I have given a enema in my home the child immediately got better after getting a enema! Looks and feels better.

      Recently Another mom was visiting with her two kids.

      Her 9 yo boy was not feeling well. Constipated and tummy ache.

      I suggested he be given a enema. After checking with her doctors office, she agreed.

      Since it was her, and his, first ever enema, took lots of time telling about the benefits of the enema and he would feel better after getting the enema.

      After his enema it was amazing to see how fast he was feeling better!

      She told me she will make the enema part of her home health kit!

      • Mom of Four says:

        Forgot to mention…

        Whenever parasites ughh I clean everything, give DE and other herbal remedies.
        Also give a garlic enema! For about 4 or five nights in a row.
        All are treated. Best to treat all the same time.

        Full Moon…. I know when it’s there. Change in behaviors and other signs.
        Time for a cleanse.. and enemas!


    • Mom of Four says:

      Amy, rather old comment you made.
      Wish you would come back on and let others know how they are doing.

      I agree with you, the enema does help.

      But, I don’t think the enema is a cure all and the only thing to do. Read Clara’s and other comments.

      Good to learn you had such great success giving enemas. And the oldest one has improved in behavior issues as well.

      There is a syndrome called “Bad Gut Syndrome” where it is know that toxins in the gut can cause bad behavior in kids. This was especially noted in toddlers. Mostly boys.

      I think the page to read some about this is at realfoodrecovery.com

      Mandy has a good page about this. I found it interesting.

      When I was growing up I remember the enema was given not only for fevers, constipation, tummy aches and such. But also given when die off and bad behavior was noted in the child.


    • Beth A says:

      Amy Harpenau, love your comment posted on July 15, 2014.
      Wonderful that you have gotten good results with the enema. Hope things continue to improve.
      I am like you. I tell as many moms as I can about the benefits of the home enema!
      Many moms I told (after checking with their naturopathic doctor) now administer the home enema!
      And they too are happy with the results and benefits giving home enemas.
      As a reminders, always talk with your doctor before giving a enema.
      Nope not a doctor here. Only telling what has worked for me and other moms.

    • Beth A says:

      Sorry not a doctor of any sorts. And not giving medical advice of any type. Best for each mother reading on here is to consult with a holistic doctor, pediatric doctor, regular doctor, etc before engaging any home remedies. That includes herbal, enemas , etc.

      Praying everyone is safe and well. Especially during these horrible trying days.

      On home stay now. Making the best of things.

      Hope someone will comment on here soon.


  21. Louise Green says:

    I am a senior. I was having diarrhea and other trouble with my colon. For several years. I went to four different doctors who said it was my stress level (my husband is in a state of dementia) and that the stress made me high strung. They advised me to go to therapist. That’s right, always lay the faults at the woman’s door. Anyway, I tried another doctor, a Chinese lady and within two months she found out I had H. Pylori and gave me an antibiotic and zap, in three weeks it was gone. So then I bought a parasite drop formula and use it twice a year, and no matter how difficult hubby gets the colon remains come.

    • Summer says:

      Hoping it hasn’t been too long and you can reply. My daughter was diagnosed with Dientamoeba fragilis and I’m wanting to find someone who can treat effectively. do you know what the antibiotics / zapper and parasite drop formulas were called? Thanks for your help!

  22. Kerri Rivera says:

    Glad more people are talking about parasites with the autism diagnosis…and beyond. Because, us moms are full too. This is a family thing. http://www.fullmoon.info for new moon an full moon dates. Thank you for the wonderful post, Poppy.

    • mark brown says:

      Hay Kerri? Did I tell U- UR great? I did? Great! Also I think that the
      Thinking Moms Revolution is Great 2!! Mushrooms respond to the
      Full Moon?=Great!
      I think that many of the Ropeworms are Fungal Biofilms!!! Orac (Dr.Gorski)
      and Dr. Califf CANNOT beat my Best 100 medical studies!!! Why? They
      have to use Pharma Studies….and they mostly SUCK and then…when you
      factor in costs + side effects….well….that Sucks for them!!
      Your Friend Maverick….Mark Brown PA Johns Hopkins grad…..

  23. Erica says:

    There are many homeopathic remedies which have full moon aggravates or new moon, or both. But the top ones are Calc Carb for full moon and Silicea for both. Calc Carb also happens to be one of the top choices for worms as well. I once gave Calc Carb to a 2 year old little girl with raging tantrums which were aggravated during a full moon and especially after sugar. I didn’t give it during the full moon, but within a couple of hours, she went to the potty and expelled a tape worm! End of tantrums. However, the only remedy listed in the materia medica for tapeworms aggravated by the full moon is Mercurius. Go figure.

    • Erica says:

      P.S. I would not recommend just giving a random remedy like the ones I mentioned. (There are 74 remedies listed for aggravation during the full moon.) The reason the Calc Carb worked was because it fit her full constitution at the time. While a well chosen remedy (based on symptoms) could definitely help acutely for parasites, the best choice would be the remedy which fits the entire symptom picture to not only get rid of the parasites but strengthen the body so they don’t return. As most of us know, this is a constant, never ending battle, even under the best circumstances.

  24. Elena Travassos says:

    We got the same parasite. Were you able to get rid of this one yet?

  25. Jeni Clark says:

    It would be great to post a “treatment plan” to tackle this BIG issue! 🙂 What are people doing to move beyond parasites, yeast, bacteria and fungus? What is working? What didn’t work or was just not enough to kill them dead including the Big Mama host?

  26. Mamacita says:

    I can totally relate to this. The kid was up at 4am today, super stimmy, very distracted, with bursts of “laughter”. Big sigh. Thanks for another great post!

  27. Mama Wolverine says:

    Years ago, seeking help from a pediatic infectious disease specialist at a childrens hospital, I was laughed out of her office for suggesting a parasite/gut/moon connection. I had explained to her that my child with autism became different when there was a full moon. When I explained to her that I had found information that parasites become active during the full moon cycle, she looked at me like I was a crazy loon. I’ve been dealing with this now, on my own, for the past couple of years because no one would believe me and I became afraid that someone would try to take my child away from me if I brought it up any further.

    • Beth A says:

      Mama, I fully agree with you and the parasites/gut/moon connection.

      It is true and does occur!

      Isn’t it a shame you were laughed at by her.
      She should learn and help you.

      She sounds like my ex. He laughed too when I tried to explain to him my beliefs about this connection. He did not want to hear it.

      Omg thank God I didn’t tell him giving a enema does help with this problem.

      After my oldest is given a enema he almost immediately improves. Bad behavior spell is gone.

      I especially noticed this during the full moon cycle.

      You, and others on here, are why I love reading on here.

      I am very happy with the results Amy Harpenau has by giving enemas.

      Don’t let people laugh at you hon.

      Bless you hon!

  28. Marco says:

    LOL! This is so true. I can just imagine a small city of bugs and one of those loud factory wistles going off. All waking up and moving around to do their thing.
    There are so many paths to the same crazy symptom, and this is one for sure.
    But it’s killing time at the GI corral!!
    Stay tuned…

  29. Carolyn S. says:

    So is anyone game for sharing their parasite protocol? We are about to start the NOW fresh wormwood liquid but I am curious to see what other families are doing and to find out what the heck works. Please?


    • Sugah says:

      I don’t think there are any *definite* answers here. So, so many doctors won’t even consider parasites as a potential problem. Period. I have spent countless hours on curezone reading other people’s experiences with naturals and pharmaceuticals. IMO this is one of those things that THINKing parents are going to have to take the lead on and figure it out for themselves.

  30. Tex says:

    So glad you wrote this one Poppy! I have a feeling this issue is going to become a much bigger deal in the Autism community over the next couple of years. My boy isn’t a “moon” child, but he tested positive for three varieties of parasites. I’d encourage other parents not to rely on traditional labs to find out what’s going on with your kiddo. Have a vet look under a microscope at your kid’s sample and really *FIND OUT* whats eating them. Literally eating them. ARGH.

    • Makenna Zambory-Daphnis says:

      How much to get tested for parasites?

      • Jim says:

        We had our son’s stool tested here:

        The trick is that when they are alive they are hard to detect. A cleanse can NOT hurt to do and when you start doing enemas you will see the worms after a week or so if not before. We all have them in my opinion just at differing degrees of severity.

  31. Sugah says:

    You are sooooo right, Poppy! We are in the midst of battling this issue too! My kids aren’t moon kids….they don’t have that crazy behavior during the full moon cycle…..but they have recently tested positive for parasites. Some nasty ones.

    Nobody wants to believe they THEMSELVES or their OWN kids have parasites…but the truth is that it is extremely common. You don’t have to eat sushi or a rare steak to get them, either. You are just as likely (if not more!) to catch parasites from your salad!

    And, IMO, the parasites are going to keep coming back until immune function is restored. And even then, we’d be wise to *deworm* ourselves twice a year. Responsible horse and dog owners will deworm their animals twice a year. HELLLOOOOOOO!!! We ARE ANIMALS!!!!

    Very well written, Poppy! Word!


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