A couple of months ago, my friend, Dante’s mom at Boy Connected, asked me if I had noticed whether Moses’ symptoms get worse around the full moon. hmmm…. I hadn’t noticed, but I hadn’t really looked for a connection.
The reason that she asked was because often symptoms can get worse around the full moon because of increased parasitic activity (it’s parasite breeding time). ewwww…. (This is why Dr. Kalcker’s parasite protocol [related to Kerri's protocol] starts 3 days before the full moon and continues to the waning moon [i.e., a total of 18 days]).
Well now that I’ve been looking for a potential connection, I have noticed that for the past 2 months (June and July), Moses has had a night terror only once per month and both times, the night terror occurred exactly 3 days before the full moon. I did a quick google search and some have said that night terrors can be related to parasites and can increase around the full moon. hmmmmm……
Looking back at my notes:
In March, Moses had 2 night terrors 5 days before the full moon, and 2 new abscesses on the day after the full moon.
In April, Moses had a new abscess a day after the full moon.
In May, Moses was sick at home a couple of days after the full moon.
hmmmm…. maybe there’s something to this full moon thing.
There are a wide range of symptoms that can be associated with parasites (read more here) and Moses has a number of them (of course a number of these symptoms are also related to his diagnosis) but the fact that he has a compromised immune system means that his system is also susceptible to becoming infected by parasites.
“90% of the world population is infected with one or more parasites in their body, being able to coexist in the same host up to five different types. The danger comes when the balance is upset, within the host, skyrocketing the number of parasites and the host starting to show signs of serious illness and even, in some cases, death. Parasitic infections caused by parasitic worms do not always cause disease in man, a number of carriers has been found which are fully healthy. Parasites are silent murderers claiming unsuspecting victims living in a world that does not even imagine they exist. Doctors in Western Europe and the U.S. do not contemplate the possibility that we may be infected, but with phenomena like the immigration of people across continents, the problem is much more common than anyone can imagine and often parasites are causing many of the rare diseases, or other such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or arthritis that are causing so much damage lately in our communities.” – Dr. Kalcker, source
I’m not really sure what to do with this information. DH does not believe that parasites are a problem and Dr. Kalcker’s parasite protocol involves a number of supplements (and also enemas), and I can’t get buy-in from DH or Moses for this protocol. During our recent consultation with our naturopath, she didn’t think we needed to go this route, and I was happy to let it go for now.
I’ve been researching essential oils that are good for parasites. You can read more here, here and here. I’m going to start doTERRA’s GX Assist, which can help with intestinal parasites for me and see how I feel. I’ve taken GX Assist before, but generally only take 1 capsule a day for 10 days, but I’m going to take the recommended 3 capsules per day this month starting today and lasting until the waning moon. After that I’ll take PB Assist (doTERRA’s probiotic for 5 days).
Since Moses isn’t taking essential oils internally, I will put oregano, melaleuca, lemon and OnGuard on his belly and on the bottoms of his feet during this same time.
- How to detect and treat a parasitic infection by Dr. Kalcker
August 17, 2014: A couple of days ago was the full moon and there was no major or obvious effects of the full moon. But, he did wet his bed (something that NEVER happens) three days before the full moon and an abscess spontaneously burst on that same night. I did a quick google search and pinworms can be related to bed wetting (a scientific paper documented a case study here), so it does give me something to think about.
September 10, 2014 – Moses had a night terror 2 days after the “super moon” / “harvest moon” (which is also 4 days after general anesthesia to drain 8 abscesses). He also had a night terror a couple of weeks ago.