Generally the first plant a person who comes to the jungle for cultural detox will work with is Oje. Oje is a medicine that is used to treat parasites of all types, it is known to be one of the most effective treatments around the world and eliminates anything from intestinal parasites, to candida, even lymes disease spirochetes.
The Oje medicine itself is the sap of an oje tree, mixed with the base of something sweet. Sometimes pure sugar, orange juice, soda, or honey to name a few. While a person is working with Oje a person keeps a very specific diet, which includes avoiding spicy foods, citrus, oils, staying away from fire, and out of the sun and moon. The Oje is very strong and a person often experiences heightened sensitivity and strong emotions.
This diet can be taken to another level where the individual will avoid all sweets, the only sweet being the medicine itself. Parasites generally live on sugars – and with this diet it creates the necessity for the parasites to feed on the medicine itself, and then they are eliminated.
The Oje is eliminating parasites of all sorts. Some people ask about energetic parasites, and yes it is working with this too. Everything energetic has a physical manifestation of some sort. As we work with the Oje many individuals experience strong emotions, as the medicine is cleaning out the little consciousnouses inside that are intent soley on survival and eating the sweetness – without regard for the whole organism – these same qualities begin to die within the individual.
The individual who may have been living for a long time identifying with these qualities – which were actually the parasitic qualities – may experience a complete personality shift, an increased sense of clarity and purpose, and generally much more inner peace and calm.
There are many different forms of working with Oje. Anything from drinking half a teacup full and intense purging for half of the day – to our preferred method of dieting over the course of days taking only a spoon full with sweet base – keeping the very specific diet and receiving plenty of rest.
Nearly everybody has parasites of some sort. A parasite is anything that is living within the physical organism that is feeding off of the well being of that whole system, not working with the system, and creating waste. A parasite is like an uninvited house guest that is making a mess, making noise, eating all your food, stealing your money, breaking things, arguing all the time…
Most do not realize that much of the inner conflict they experience, the dis-ease, the dis-harmony, is directly stemming from imbalances & uninvited guests within the physical organism. When we clean these things out, and assist the system to return to equilibrium we experience the sense of wholeness, peace and harmony that we often seek externally. This external seeking can be seen as a quality of the parasitic consciousness. In this way the Oje is also considered a Master Teacher as well as Doctor.
Working with this medicine an individual learns how to trust oneself more deeply, that there is nothing lacking or working against. That the body’s health is working for the highest good, happiness, and wellness on all levels for the individual, as well as collective of humanity and our planet. As the individual cleans out the inner conflicts, there is more and more peace, and what is revealed is the true nature of the individual – which just wants to be happy, and help others be happy. When the individual is clean the desires for unhealthy foods, habits, thoughts, emotions and even speech disappear (this is a process of re-training the human instrument). There is a natural physical pleasure, and intuitive understanding of what is good to eat in every situation, when, and how much. We understand how to care for ourselves, how much rest we need, how much water to drink, we feel energy to use physically and want to move, we feel the natural impulse of life to grow, learn, and become something better and better.
Parasites are not just found in the intestines, but can be found in the blood. organs, the spine, bones, to name a few. Most cases they will enter through the mouth – through what we eat. If our immune system isnt strong, if we are eating foods which create an acidic environment, eating in a way that causes fermentation (improper combinations), or eating too much food – these little guys will have the perfect environment to live. Once the living conditions are established and they move in – its not always as simple to ask them to go.
Living foods, as fresh and unprocessed as possible, contain naturally occurring enzymes which help in the process of digestion. They also help to perform other helpful functions within the human organism – such as rebuilding and more specific cleansing processes. Fruits, vegetables, and many whole grains / legumes create an alkaline environment within the human organism. In an alkaline environment these parasites cannot live. The enzymes help to ensure that health is sparkling, digestion is fluid, and body is strong. Like in a healthy garden, when the environment is healthy there is a vibrancy and diversity of life which naturally flourishes in beauty. So too inside the body does healthy flora blossom, and an inner peace and harmony awakens – on the physical level – almost like a celestial world within.
On the other polarity is a body that is very acidic. Acid has the quality of burning, heat, and pain. In general acid forming foods are: most dairy, grains, alcohol, caffeine, drugs (pharmasueticals), flesh foods, , Generally most food-stuff that have been processed create an acidic environment – which is a perfect environment for these guests – but not your body’s wellbeing. These foods have been heated and processed in ways that eliminate the naturally occurring enzymes, so your body must produce these itself, using resources and energy to do so. They also are often laden with man made chemicals that were intended to preserve the food on the shelf, not for the health within the body. The chemicals are unusable by the body and so must be eliminated, using more resources of the body. Sometimes the chemicals are particularly harmful and must be handled with great care – the body encapsulating the chemicals in mucus, or pus, or another of the body’s natural defenses against intruders. This inner landscape is more like a dry dessert with garbage scattered about.
A diet that lacks fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains also lacks a vital source of nutrients and resources. Instead the body must take from the tissues, bones, organs in order to perform the duty of digestion of all the food stuffs put in – and elimination of all the non food stuffs. The body becomes weak, fatigued, imbalnced – natural processes are redirected to be taking from the whole – to ensure continuation of life – while the parasites are eating all that comes in.
A sick person may want to take medicine, but what good will it do if the parasites are eating all the real food, creating unusable waste which must be eliminated. The environment is so polluted that its challenging to even imagine health.
This is what happens.
It is possible to return to vibrant health even from this state of dis-ease. We start with the parasite medicine Oje in this process – within the synergy of breathing, hydration, nutrition, rest, movement, and ongoing process of detoxification as a way of life – and this is what we call Cultural Detox.
The individual, step by step, eliminates the noise, the distractions, the conflicts inside. The body then can receive nutrition. It will slowly eliminate what doesnt serve the whole and rebuild harmonious relationships of natural system processes within. Gradually coming back into harmony and balance.
All of the plant medicines play key roles within this process. And those who help facilitate this process understand the body and understand the process.
We consider the jungle to be the ideal environment to support this natural process. You receive fresh air, clean water, fresh local organic whole food nutrition, all the rest imaginable, opportunity for yoga and walks, and supported by natural treatments – all guided by an experienced healer.
Here are 10 common candida symptoms (type of common parasite)
Skin and nail fungal infections (such as athlete’s foot or toenail fungus)
*Feeling tired and worn down or suffering from chronic fatigue
Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
Autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma or Multiple sclerosis
Difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD and brain fog
Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, hives, and rashes