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Full moon, new moon & parasites

Happy full moon! If you're feeling more depressed, anxious, fatigued, have increased sugar cravings, insomnia or digestive issues you could be struggling from parasites.

What's the parasite/full moon connection? Your body’s circadian rhythm responds to the moon’s cycle, and parasites' activity and reproduction coincide with your circadian rhythm.

We produce less melatonin around the full moon which impacts sleep and immunity, making our immune system more vulnerable to parasitic infection.

We produce more serotonin around the full moon, which is our feel good neurotransmitter. Parasites love serotonin because it enables their mobility, reproduction, communication, feeding & creation of biofilms which allows them to hide from the immune system.

The combination of less melatonin and more serotonin creates the perfect storm for parasites to become more active and cause more damage, which is why parasitic symptoms tend to increase around this time every month.

But some folks notice an increase in symptoms in the new moon. The new moon occurs when the moon is between the Earth and the sun, with the side facing Earth receiving no direct sunlight. This makes the moon appear dark from Earth's perspective, and it's not visible in the night sky. The next new moon will occur June 6th so let me know if you notice symptoms around the full moon, the new moon or both!


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