An Intro to the Full Moon

There are twelve different full moons a year and many of the names have been derived from Native American Culture.

● January — Wolf Moon

● February — Snow Moon

● March — Worm Moon

● April — Pink Moon

● May — Flower Moon

● June — Strawberry Moon

● July — Buck Moon

● August — Sturgeon Moon

● September — Harvest Moon

● October — Blood Moon

● November — Frost Moon

● December — Cold Moon

Once you pay attention to the lunar calendar, you may notice some mood and behaviour changes too

Did you know the root cause of your IBS symptoms could be parasites?

When you hear the word “parasites” what are you thinking? “Not me, I can’t have parasites, I haven’t been traveling”

But parasites are all around us. You could pick one up from cuddling your dog, eating sushi, swimming in a lake and even walking barefoot outside.

The truth is, we all have parasites, and if your immune system is working well, you may not notice anything.

The problem is, that if you have a leaky gut, and most of us do, you are more likely to have a weak immune system and this then becomes a perfect environment for parasites to build up in your body.

Serotonin, Melatonin and the Full Moon

A full moon is the perfect time for parasites to increase their activity and this can make you feel a lot worse.

This happens because melatonin, (a neurotransmitter that sends messages between your brain and your nervous system), levels are said to drop every full moon and this can impact your immune system and your sleep.

While melatonin levels drop, serotonin levels can increase during a full moon. Serotonin also has an impact on the behaviour of parasites, as they have serotonin receptors. This results in parasites being more active during a full moon.

So if you wake in the night for no reason and have trouble getting back to sleep this could be one reason.

Scientists have shown that a full moon not only has a unique link to nature, like the ocean’s tide but also to human behaviour.

Once you start paying attention to the lunar calendar, you may start to notice behavioural changes too, such as feeling anxious, angry, tearful and having trouble sleeping.

The Full Moon Challenge

Since parasites are active during the full moon, it’s also a perfect time to detox them! The Full Moon Challenge is a monthly challenge, centered around the full moon, to cleanse parasites from your body.

The Full Moon Challenge starts shortly before a full moon and completes shortly after, ranging from 3 to 7 days depending on your sensitivity level. During this time, you take parasite-killing botanicals, which may include:

● Black walnut hulls

● Clove

● Holarrhena (kutaj)

● Holy Basil

● Mimosa pudica seed

● Neem

● Sage

● Tansy

● Thyme

● Triphala

● Vidanga

● Wormseed (epazote)

Alongside these herbs, you may also want to take a binder to help remove the parasites and their toxins from your body via the bowels.

Prep Work Before a Full Moon Challenge

Before doing your first full moon challenge it is important to open your internal drainage pathways first. You can do this by working with me for at least 4 weeks in order to avoid a Herheimer Reaction or a parasite die-off reaction.

As parasites die, they release toxic substances and if your body becomes flooded with these toxins faster than it can clear them, then a range of issues can happen

Choose your challenge length

You can choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced. If you have never done this cleanse before I recommend the 3 day beginner challenge.

Opening your Drainage Funnel 

In order to prevent a Herxheimer reaction during a Full Moon Protocol it is fundamental to open the drainage funnel. This is the first step in my Gut Health and Energy Programme 

Tips for Success During a Full Moon Protocol: 

As well as taking the recommended supplements, diet, physical activity and sleep are all important factors to support you during a full moon.