Full Moon Challenge

The full moon is mesmerizing–connections to animal mating habits, ocean tides, plant pollination, and even a woman’s menstrual cycle. For Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the full moon every November is crucial. Beneath the full moon, more than 130 coral species spawn together. (12)

The human response to the full moon, I thought was an old wive’s tale. For centuries, though, scientists & naturalists have studied and hypothesized the moon’s effects on humans. Hollywood even exacerbates and makes obvious the connections to human behavior and the full moon with horror and psychiatric thrillers.

There are twelve different full moons a year:

  • 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

Along with these twelve moons, there is also “supermoon” or “black moon.” A supermoon happens a few times each year, where that month’s moon is as much as 30 percent brighter or 14 percent bigger than usual. A black moon is a second new moon within one month. (4)

Some people may be worried that something could be wrong with them during this time, when in actuality, it could have something to do with the full moon and how it is affecting your health. You may suddenly become crankier than usual or spend a restless night tossing and turning in bed. 

Since this may be surprising news to you, it’s important to understand the effects of the full moon and how you can use this time for an efficient monthly detox.

Melatonin, Serotonin, and the Full Moon

The moon has an impact on hormones and chemical balance in the brain. Melatonin levels naturally drop every full moon. This drop directly affects both sleep and immunity, making your immune system more vulnerable (56

While melatonin decreases, serotonin levels increase during the full moon. Low levels of serotonin are typically associated with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. But a sudden spike in normally healthy levels — like during a full moon — might also offset behavioral and mental states. (78)

In addition, serotonin impacts parasitic behavior. Parasites have serotonin receptors just like people. An increase of serotonin during the full moon helps increase parasites’ mobility. Parasites can also use this neurotransmitter to communicate with each other. (91011

Parasites try to decrease and subvert neurotransmitters that inhibit their activity to protect themselves. These alterations can change the way people think and feel (read: Feel whacko). (12)  

Parasite Activity During the Full Moon

When many people hear the word “parasites,” they may think of traveling to exotic destinations and coming back with unwanted critters. World travelers are frequently warned to watch what they eat and drink, depending on their location. 

In fact, some people believe parasites are a gimmick to get people to buy products. The thing is- if you have to deworm your dog who licks you in the face, you probably should deworm yourself.

The truth is parasites area ll around us. You can pick up parasites from snuggling with your pets, eating sushi or undercooked meats, eating pork products (your girl loves her some pork), swimming in natural water sources like lakes and beaches, camping, gardening, sitting at your kids’ ball game, walking in the grass barefoot, breathing… Yes, parasites are all around us. (1314)

If you have breath you have parasites. The problem comes in if immune systems aren’t working properly.

Overtime, parasites can build up in the body, especially for chronically ill individuals. And a full moon is the optimum time for parasites to increase their activity and wreak havoc in the body. 

As already mentioned, melatonin levels decrease and serotonin levels increase in the body during a full moon. Since parasites thrive off serotonin, they become more active. While you may not have noticed this before, you may experience sudden symptoms spike around a full moon. (1516)

Emotional and mental health 

Research has yet to find a direct association between the full moon and human behavior or mental health, many have given personal examples over the years. In one study, 81% of mental health workers shared anecdotal evidence of a connection between human illnesses and the full moon. (17

Researchers have also studied bipolar disorder and its link to the full moon. They found that during a full moon, patients with bipolar disorder switched rapidly from depressive state to mania. The participants in the study synchronized with the lunar patterns, which impacted their sleep and their current symptoms. (8)

Changes in emotional and mental health may be tied to the hormonal changes during the full moon, like melatonin and serotonin. Or, the root cause may not be the body but the parasites inhabiting inside the body. Since parasites become more active during this time, the body in turn will feel their effects more. 

To survive, parasites need to inhibit the body’s essential functions. As part of this, researchers have found parasites can interfere with neurotransmitters like acetylcholine, dopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and serotonin. All of these neurotransmitters impact essential areas, including mental health and mood. (9181920212223)

For example, GABA calms the body and helps prevent anxiety. While it’s a calming agent for people, it paralyzes parasites. To protect themselves, parasites release chemicals to hinder GABA production. Low GABA levels can trigger anger, anxiety, depression, headaches, panic attacks, and more. (2224)

So why might people feel suddenly anxious, down, or irritable during a full moon? The answer could very well be parasitic infections. 

Sleep and insomnia

People have often reported sleep disturbances, less sleep, or a harder time falling asleep during a full moon. With a natural drop in melatonin, the quality of sleep may drop as well. (5)

In a study of 319 people in a sleeping center, researchers found a connection between the full moon and less deep sleep. With less deep sleep, patients may feel fatigued or sluggish because they’re not able to recover. (25)

Researchers also found an association with increased rapid-eye-movement (REM) latency. Those in the study took more time to reach REM during the full moon. REM, as you likely know, is important for memory and mood. (2526)

Much like emotional and mental states, parasites can also interfere with sleep. Since they are more active during the full moon, you may experience an uptake in parasite-related symptoms like stomach upset, which may keep you up at night. 

Parasites can also alter neurotransmitters critical for sleep. For example, low levels of acetylcholine may lead to less REM sleep. This can contribute to fatigue, as well as learning and memory issues. (2728)

The Full Moon Challenge and Detox Tips

Tips to Survive a Full Moon

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

You may want to do a Full Moon Challenge frequently, or around major moons, like the Worm Moon or supermoons. CellCore’s Para Kit has the supplements needed to complete this challenge.

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

Alongside potent parasite-killers like the three Para products, taking a binder helps effectively remove these unwanted parasites and toxins from the body. CellCore’s Carbon Technology binders pair especially well with parasite-killing herbs, because they are made of specially-formulated humic and fulvic acids. These act like a super powerful magnet to grab and hold onto toxins to safely remove them through the body and eliminate via stools. (293031).          

Here’s what’s in each supplement in the Para Kit:
**Please note you must utilize Danielle’s practitioner code to purchase these products**

  • Cellcore’s Binder — Made with the proprietary humic and fulvic acid extracts, plus extracts of broccoli sprout and yucca root for their antimicrobial properties, this Carbon Technology binder removes mycotoxins, parasites, and other unwanted elements, plus helps nourish the gut. (3233343536)
  • Para 1 — Mimosa pudica seed is the only ingredient for Para 1, CellCore’s flagship immune and gut support product. Mimosa pudica seed becomes gelatinous and sticky in the digestive tract to grab onto intestinal buildup, parasites, and toxins to escort them out via stools. (3738)
  • Para 2 — A multi-herb blend of clove, holarrhena (kutaja), neem, triphala, and vidanga combined with Carbon Technology is designed to nurture the body’s immune and digestive systems, as well as assist in killing off parasites. (323940414243444546)
  • Para 3 — CellCore’s most potent parasite-killing product, Para 3 is a liquid supplement designed to absorb deep into the tissues. The seven herb blend (black walnut hulls, clove, holy basil, sage, tansy, thyme, and wormseed) also supports immune cell activity, inflammatory balance, and microbiome health by providing phytochemicals to boost the liver and digestive system. (4748)

Along with these products I usually have people take a gentle bowel mover to ensure these parasites are truly getting out of the body. (49505152)

For additional information on the Full Moon Challenge, go here.

You MUST Complete the Prepare course before starting Full Moon Challenge. Your drainage pathways must be opened first before. So if you want to do a Full Moon Challenge, let’s start opening those pathways now, join The Wilderness of Wellness today to get access to that course.

Other Natural Strategies

Besides taking botanicals or supplements, it is important to adjust your lifestyle, too. A balanced diet, proper physical activity, and prioritizing sleep can support your body during a full moon.


Parasites depend on the body for nourishment, and their fuel of choice is sugar. Parasites love sugar. They thrive off of glucose-rich blood to function, which can trigger carb cravings. (53545556)

During a full moon challenge, you may want to avoid foods with high sugar content. Depriving parasites of their fuel source will help you clear them out more easily and lessen die-off symptoms. Check food labels because sugar is in everything. (5758)

Here are some common high-sugar foods to avoid:

  • Applesauce
  • Bagels and muffins
  • BBQ sauce
  • Chocolate
  • Dried fruit
  • Flavored coffee
  • Flavored oatmeal
  • Frozen meals
  • Fruit juice
  • Ketchup
  • Granola bars
  • Jams
  • Processed meats
  • Bars
  • Smoothies
  • Sports drinks

Physical activity

Along with reducing your sugar intake, certain physical activities may help you manage symptoms during a full moon. As mentioned earlier, individuals may experience emotional or mental upheaval every month with the full moon. Lifting weights in a progressive over load and walking can support a balanced mood. (59)


You can also practice good sleep hygiene habits like avoiding screens before bed or keeping to a consistent sleep schedule. (6667)

Full Moon Health

Para Kit

The full moon is a monthly occurrence that can influence nature and personal health. Its effect on chemicals like melatonin and serotonin may disrupt emotional and mental health, as well as sleep. The full moon can also help parasites increase their activity and wreak more havoc in the body. 

So when the moon is big and bright, you may consider detoxing parasites with The Full Moon Challenge Course. You might also want to make certain lifestyle changes — like diet, physical activity, and sleep — to best support your body. You may end up surprised on how you start feeling from making certain adjustments that aid their overall health journey.

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