Christina Haack does ‘brutal’ parasite, heavy metal cleanse amid health issues


Christina Haack gave fans a “quick health update” after announcing she had been diagnosed with mercury and lead poisoning.

The “Flip or Flop” alum revealed on her Instagram Story Tuesday that she recently underwent a series of invasive testing to figure out why she has been dealing with “some unexplained health stuff for years.”

“I’ve been on a mission to get to the bottom of what’s going on and I did an expensive and super extensive panel and I got all my results back,” Haack, 39, said.

The reality star went on to explain that the tests checked for “100 different types of molds, metals and bacterias” but her “highest level of toxicity came back as an abnormal amount of gut bacteria … like sibo and also parasites.”

Christina Haack selfie video.
Christina Haack revealed on Instagram that she found out she has parasites and “abnormal” gut bacteria.

“So those are my biggest conditions and then after that, obviously, I have a little bit of heavy metals going on too,” she continued. “So I’m on a cleanse — and a parasite cleanse — but I heard it gets worse before it gets better. It’s pretty brutal but I’m hoping at the end I feel good.”

Haack made sure to clarify that she got all the lab work cleared though her doctor — similarly to the biofeedback tests she had done, which indicated she had lead and mercury poisoning.

The 39-year-old shared her results with her 1.8 million Instagram followers.

Medical paperwork
The 39-year-old shared her results with her 1.8 million Instagram followers.


She first revealed the diagnosis last month, saying it was “most likely” caused by “all the gross houses I’ve been in (all the bad flips).”

Despite the scary results, the “Christina on the Coast” used “herbs and IVs” to “detox” and says she can “definitely feel it working.” 

Filming of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop" reality TV show hosts Tarek El Moussa and his ex wife Christina Haack.
The “Flip or Flop” alum thinks she got mercury and lead poisoning from years of renovating old homes.
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Now that Haack may be on the road to recovery, she can focus on spending more time with her three children — Hudson, 3, Brayden, 7, and Taylor, 12 — after settling her bitter custody battle with ex Ant Anstead.

The twosome, who welcomed Hudson during their two-year marriage, agreed to “have joint legal and joint physical custody” in November 2022.

Christina Haack cuddling with son Hudson.
Haack recently settled her custody battle with ex Ant Anstead over their son Hudson.

With the legal battle out of the way, Haack told People earlier this month that it “feels nice” to finally have a “settled” family unit with now-husband Josh Hall.

“We just have a true partnership, true teamwork. We have the same goals as far as everything we want for our future and our end game,” the HGTV star gushed.


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