food allergies

Helminthic Therapy: Cure Food Allergies and Diseases by Ingesting Worms (Opinion)

Saturday, May 07, 2011 by: Fleur Hupston
Tags: helminthic therapy, food allergies, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
Cannabis dissolves cancerous tumor in young infant, deemed a 'miracle baby' by physician
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak

Delicious
(NaturalNews) According to recent reports, it would appear that doctors are infecting test patients with parasites, whipworms and their eggs, in order to cure allergies. The thought of infecting oneself with parasites is repulsive to most people; however, a little research on the subject of helminthic therapy has persuaded sufferers of food allergies and other conditions to give it a try.

This is based on a theory called the "hygiene hypothesis", which states that the human body is an ecosystem that has been damaged by a rapid reduction in the number and variety of micro-organisms that populate it. Apparently, the consequence is the rise of autoimmune diseases and immunological disorders.

What is Helminthic Therapy?

People in developed countries have become increasingly aware of germs in the house. Numerous products are available to combat these germs, such as antibacterial soaps.

It would seem there is a correlation between the killing off of all bacteria and the increase in autoimmune diseases such as peanut allergies, Crohn's Disease, asthma, multiple sclerosis and autism. These facts start to make sense when we consider the fact that, if we were to get rid of all the mould and bacteria in our stomachs, we would die.

Are we becoming too sterile? Are the chemicals we ingest on a daily basis killing the very micro- organisms that keep us alive? Those who support helminthic therapy say we are, and that replacing these with hookworm or whipworm and their eggs go a far way in balancing the eco-system in the human stomach.

Is Helminthic Therapy Safe?

"When you tell people you are giving them worms, they have sort of a 'yuck' reaction", says Dr. Marie-Helene Jouvin, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The negative reaction to helminthic therapy in some may include diarrhea or fatigue and itching, symptoms which disappear after a short time.

The worms that are used in the treatment cannot reproduce; they will simply be passed out after their life cycle, which could be 5 years. A patient cannot infect anyone else and the treatment can be terminated at any time.

Does Helminthic Therapy Work?

Doctors Jouvin and Castells of Boston who are researching the effects of helminthic therapy on food allergy sufferers are hopeful that the therapy will be able to eliminate allergies completely.

Additional case studies suggest that helminthic therapy is effective in reducing or eliminating many other autoimmune diseases and immunological disorders.

One parent discovered that helminthic therapy was effective in managing his son's autism. On his web site autismtso.com, Stewart Johnson says: "The change in my son has been beyond my wildest expectations. After being a virtual prisoner of his agitation and anxiety for most of his life, he is able to go out in the community every day without incident."

Although statistics are not adequate enough to draw any conclusive conclusion with regards to the success of helminthic therapy, the results seem to be promising. For example, Autoimmune Therapies claims that more than 75% of their patients state that they have had very significant improvement in their conditions.

In another study on a group of patients with Crohn's disease, The Jones A Clifton Center for Digestive Diseases concluded that helminths could be a simple alternative to current treatment for Crohn's disease. They cautioned that their findings are based on a small number of people and suggested that the results merit further investigation.

So, for those able to get past the thought of infecting themselves with parasites, helminthic therapy might provide an alternate remedy to many, if not all autoimmune diseases and immunological disorders.

Sources:

http://www.thebostonchannel.com
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/177...
http://www.helminthictherapy.com
http://autoimmunetherapies.com
http://autismtso.com


About the author

Fleur Hupston is a professional freelance writer. She is passionate about natural, healthy living and is currently studying to be a naturopath. She divides her time between writing for Natural News and various other sites, home schooling her children and studying part time.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.