MND: A new proposed alternative therapy for autoimmune diseases  is based on populating the patients guts with certain types of worms. The idea is a probiotic idea where we are trying to populate the patients’s intestine with beneficial bacteria. But this taking it a step further, by populating the intestine with worms.

Not very appetizing, but is it effective? Some commercial sites are ready and willing to provide the background for procedure. Take Helmintic Therapy:

The list of candidate illnesses to be treated and on early clinical trials is long: asthma, allergies, anaphylaxis, autism ans psychiatric disorders, IBD, autoimmune liver disease,multiple sclerosis, Type I diabetes, inflammation.

Hookwoorms on Intestinal Mucosa

MND: The seminal idea is centered on the hygiene hypothesis:    “lack of early childhood exposure to infectious agents and parasites increases susceptibility to allergic diseases by preventing the natural modulation of immune system development by those same infectious organisms and parasites…”

MND: Take MS for example: Here is a study on a clinical trial published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal:    “Probiotic helminth administration in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a phase I study“. This is a very legitimate study by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.

That article concluded: “..The mean number of new gadolinium-enhancing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lesions (n-Gd+) fell from 6.6 at baseline to 2.0 at the end of TSO administration, and 2 months after TSO was discontinued, the mean number of n-Gd+ rose to 5.8″  In other words the MRI improved. Obviously the re other important measurements: Mostly functions of the MS patients.

MND: The implications of the “hygiene hypothesis” are rather large from a sociological point of view. Keep in mind that a lot of the “hygiene rules” are government created and enforced. See this blog on  “raw milk, health authorities and the right to choose what we eat”

 

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