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Parasite Clearing Pumpkin Seeds & Voodles

With the next full moon coming in two weeks and many fasting for Lent or Ramadan this month and the next is a perfect time to do a gut cleanse.

Of course, you can choose any full moon; you don’t need to start now, so choose a month that works for your schedule but the key is to commit to the full 30 days so that you get a full reset incorporating the lunar cycle, for parasites hatch over a full moon. 

I'm currently running a Rejuv Wellness Retreat in Dubai and Gut Healing is on the cards for all of our guests. It is the one common characteristic that all clients need support with, for your gut impacts all the 11 systems of the body. 

We've seen some crazy worms and parasites expelled on this retreat and a combination of a clean plant-based diet to take the pressure off the digestive system. Our Gut Healing pack works wonders in resetting gut health and the gut-brain axis so clients not only feel physically better but also mentally.

One recipe we had the chefs prepare this week is our Pumpkin Seed & Zucchini Voodles. I created this stir fry recipe with some of my favourite parasite killing ingredients a couple of years ago, and it goes perfectly with our Gut Healing Pack.

I have 20 favourite foods to reduce parasites, but here is a recipe that includes my top 5.  See this blog with all of my remaining favourite anti-parasite herbs and veggies.

Parasite Clearing Pumpkin Seeds

I love pumpkin seeds because they are versatile and great for snacks, salads, soups, cakes, stir fry, anything really, but did you know pumpkin seeds are powerful parasite killers? 

Pumpkin seeds contain many nutrients, but the cucurbitacin, which is in a thin green shell covering the seeds, is a powerful ingredient to kill parasites. The Curcubitan is effective due to;

  • An anti-inflammatory effect that is toxic to parasites but safe for humans (and dogs). 
  • The prebiotic fibre in pumpkin seeds helps cleanse the intestines from parasites. It increases intestinal peristalsis and a thorough colon cleanse.
  • High in Potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins B and E, which weakens parasites and helps strengthen the immune system and restore a healthy microbiome.

Pumpkin seeds are great for overall health because they contain Amino acids, Fibre, Iron, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Potassium, Folic acid Niacin.

My Top 5 Foods to Reduce Parasites

This recipe includes my top 5 foods to reduce parasites: pumpkin seeds, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.


  • 2 cups of zucchini voodles 
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or sesame or avocado oil if you don’t like coconut oil 
  • Bragg’s Liquid aminos – replacement of soy sauce 
  • Two spring onions  
  • Six cloves of garlic (or more if you can handle it)
  • 3 cm piece of ginger 
  • 1 cup of sugar snap peas 
  • Half a head of broccoli
  • One brown onion 
  • ¼ of Chinese cabbage(180g) 
  • 100 g beansprouts 
  • 100 g frozen peas 
  • Three sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • One lime
  • Sea Salt, cracked pepper, cayenne pepper, fresh or dried chilli and turmeric to taste 


  1. Spiralise the zucchini voodles to make at least 2 cups
  2. Squeeze the juice from 1/2 lime over the voodles and set aside
  3. Finely slice the spring onions and brown onion, finely grate the garlic cloves and cut ginger into match stick sizes. Slice the sugar snap peas in half lengthways and shred the Chinese cabbage. 
  4. Put a large wok or stainless steel pan on high heat and add oil. When hot, add the garlic, onion and ginger. Fry for a few seconds, then add all the prepped veg, peas, pumpkin seeds and spices and stir-fry everything together for 1-2 minutes before adding the voodles and beansprouts. 
  5. Stir all the ingredients together, making sure nothing’s stuck to the bottom, then cover with a lid and cook for a couple of minutes. Add a splash of water here if needed.
  6. Remove from the heat, then taste and add a little more Bragg’s soy & spices, if necessary. 
  7. Drizzle lightly with sesame oil (if desired), then serve right away with the remaining lime cut into wedges for squeezing over. Garish with extra chill and pumpkin seeds if desired.