A parasite cleanse depression is very common especially during a long-term cleanse. Parasites rob their hosts of many important nutrients in order for them to survive. As a result, the host is often left with little or no energy causing him or her to go into a state of depression. But depression doesn’t stop there. Depending on how bad the infection is, it is likely to get worse during a parasite cleanse as cleansing can be difficult on the mind and body as well.
Believe it or not, but healing requires a lot more energy than getting sick. Healing is a lot more painful than getting sick. It’s a lot easier for the body to just give up and die than to heal from a chronic illness, including a parasite infection. Therefore, if depression isn’t already present, it is very likely that it will strike during the cleanse.
Depending on the type of parasite you have, as well as on how long you’ve had the infection, you might have to continue with cleansing anywhere from a few months to a few years. If the infection is not dealt with immediately, the infection can spread throughout the body and utterly destroy the immune system. Once the immune is down it can take a long time for the body to recover as the immune is the body’s natural defense against parasites. This can be very depressing for the individual having to go through the cleanse.
A possible contributing factor to depression during parasite cleansing is the anti-parasitic diet that must be followed.
Another possible contributing factor to depression is the anti-parasitic diet that must be followed during a cleanse. A lot of the foods that are often avoided on a parasite cleanse are foods that create serotonin; the hormone that helps to ease depression and makes one feel happy. These are foods such as rice, potatoes, breads, meat and other animal products. This type of diet can leave a person feeling drained and depressed as he or she is no longer able to fuel up on energy.
How to Deal the Parasite Cleanse Depression
If you are about to undergo a parasite cleanse, or if you’ve been cleansing for a while and find yourself in a depressed state, the following tips might help to alleviate some of that depression.
Focus on How Far You’ve Come. This is probably one of the most important things that you can do for your health at this point as it will motivate you to continue on with the cleanse. Even though you can’t get rid of them in one shot, you’ll still see gradual improvements in your overall health. And it’s important that you remind yourself daily of how far you’ve come.
After a few cleanses you’ll feel yourself getting stronger both physically and mentally. You won’t need as many naps throughout the day. You might still have a lot of pain and feel more depressed than ever, however, pain and depression is generally present when toxins leave the body. So instead of wishing them away, welcome them and think to yourself that you’re one day closer to freeing yourself from the unwelcomed guests.
I like to play a game inside of my head and it goes something like this: Six months ago I was unable to take a deep breath without pain, today I can breathe freely as they’ve now left my lungs. One year ago I couldn’t get through the day without taking several naps, today I can go most days without taking a single nap.
Play your own game of where you were and how far you’ve come, and believe me, it will cheer you on almost immediately.
One Day At a Time. Take it one day at a time. Don’t expect to do away with 30 years of parasite damage in 1 or even 2 years. These things take time depending on how much damage they have caused. Go at it at your own pace and remind yourself of where you were and how far you’ve come. Don’t worry about the future and how far you still have to go. Just remind yourself that you are healing and that you will get better. Experience the power of positive thinking.
Yoga Meditation. Yoga and meditation are very helpful in relaxing the mind and body and allowing one to feel free for a change. When practiced together they can help to increase the functions of mind and body; uniting them and helping one to see that all things are well even in the midst of turmoil.
You can practice this anywhere, even in your chair. Simply sit up straight and close your eyes. Then begin to breathe deeply and focus on each breath as you breath in and breath out. This technique basically helps to deliver more oxygen to your cells, which then in turn has an overall relaxing effect.
Talk to Someone. Talking to someone who understands and believes in healing can help to take the loneliness out of the suffering. It may even help to ease the physical pain as well. Sometimes it may be difficult to find someone who understands, but always know that you’re not alone. There is a higher power looking over you and if you yield to it, it will lead you and guide you back to good health.