Parasite Fighting
Pumpkin Seed Pesto
by Aga Postawska, Holistic Health Coach on Sept 18th, 2017

I love having a batch of this pesto on hand. It's perfect to top anything with, from eggs in the morning to salad for lunch, and it only takes 5 minutes to whip up.

And what's even better is that it serves as a very delicious (and healthy!) source of fat for when you are taking the Candida Cleanser capsules and need to take 14 grams of fat with each capsule.


Why Vegan.. and Why Pumpkin Seeds?

Traditionally pesto is made with parmesan cheese and pine nuts. While cleansing and healing leaky gut the dairy might not be such a good idea as it can cause an allergic reaction or trigger a hidden food sensitivity in many people. This hinders the healing processes by igniting systemic inflammation and activating the immune system.

Nuts can also present a problem for some (again because of a hidden allergy) so in today's recipe I've swapped out the pine nuts for pumpkin seeds which give the added bonus of acting as an old fashioned remedy for parasites.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) a herb called Nan Gua Zi (pumpkin seeds) is used to expel parasites like pinworms, threadworms,  tapeworm and roundworm. 

And since only eating a few pumpkin seeds doesn't really do the trick, grinding them up and hiding them in a delicious savoury pesto is a great way to get a hefty medicinal dose. 

So here's a pesto alternative that's vegan and wallet friendly (if you are on a budget pumpkin seeds are a lot more affordable than the exotic pine nut.)
Pumpkin Seed Pesto

- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional- this gives the dish that cheesy flavor)
- salt and pepper to taste

Add it all into a food processor or a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Feel free to add more olive oil or lemon juice to thin it out if the consistency gets too thick or chunky.

Don't limit yourself and think outside the box!

If you don't have basil, use mint or rosemary!  Add more greens like kale, parsley, or spinach. 

If your gut allows for it, play around with different combinations of nuts and seeds. Try almonds or cashews.

A True Parasite Cleanse
Unfortunately eating just pumpkin seeds is only the first half of the attack plan. To successfully do a parasite cleanse you need to go after both the parasites and their eggs to make sure you wipe out the infestation completely. 

Pumpkin seeds do a great job at going after the adults, but if you don't go after their eggs you will find yourself back at square one in a few short weeks. Eggs are highly resistant to even the most potent anti-parasitic herbs! 

Some parasitic worms can lay 100's of eggs a day! These eggs can survive freezing, exposure to wind, drying and even levels of ultraviolet radiation. Plus, these eggs are microscopic and can find refuge in the smallest crevice. in the folds of your intestines and bodily tissues.

Clove is the only herb that can kill the eggs, but you have to make sure it is non irradiated clove otherwise this herb is rendered practically useless, stripped of it’s therapeutic benefits. Often times cheap supplement companies will source clove from irradiated sources which would render your cleanse ineffective in the long run.

Green Black Walnut Hull and Wormwood are very efficient in taking out the adult stages of 100+ different parasites. This herbal trilogy is the traditional herbalists’ arsenal against parasites that works every time. 

We recommend the Parasite PowerCleanseThis is the synergistic combination of the 3 above mentioned parasite killing herbs (non irradiated clove, wormwood, and green black walnut hull). This combination will wipe out parasites at egg and adult stages.  

Additionally, the cleanse includes 9  powerful Liver Supporting and Liver Cleansing Herbs because anytime you are cleansing, be it from parasites or Candida, you must support the liver! Learn more about the cleanse here: The Parasite Cleanse: Instructions, What To Expect, & 5 Tips For Best Results

Happy Healing,
Aga Postawska, 
In-House Holistic Health Coach

About Aga Postawska

Aga is a certified holistic health coach and yoga instructor who recently joined the Candida Cleanser team after developing The Gut Rehab Program - a comprehensive how-to video and resource guide to repairing Leaky Gut and reversing the damage done by Candida overgrowth. She loves guiding people in their healing process and helping them find healthy dietary changes that work combined with powerful stress-reduction and lifestyle improvements.

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