Hi - thanks so much for sharing your experience. Sounds like you've had a rough time. I am glad that you are part of the discussion and am happy to update the group on my progress.
Also, I am not a doctor and am not giving any advice but I think that it might be dangerous to ingest the essential oils orally. I could be totally wrong but it might be worth researching.
In terms of your question about the ropes/parasites/microbes travelling around I think that it might not be that the big guys travel but more of the earlier developmental stages (mucus stages) that move into the head.
In regards to the Okra Pepsin, yes, a cleansing diet would probably yield similar results - it just might take longer. I am not sure if that helped me or not. It's so hard to tell when we are throwing so many different approaches at the problem. I try to be systematic and scientific but this process has been going on for so long that it is hard to remember what has worked best.