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The Worm Cure

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I grew up thinking that bacteria=disease, and the only good germ is a dead germ. The medical community turned around, and it is now common knowledge that our health, our happiness, and our very lives depend on thousands of species of bacteria.  Commensals vastly outnumber parasitic bacteria.

Could the same be true of microscopic worms?  Modern Western hygiene usually keeps our bodies worm-free.  What are we missing?


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The best documented benefits of worms concern Crohn’s Disease, seasonal allergies, and other immune dysfunctions.  Worm treatments for MS are on the horizon.

My research has shown that thousands of humans are using intestinal worms to treat a wide range of allergic, autoimmune and digestive diseases. We also found doctors reporting that helminths were helping to treat neuropsychiatric problems such as anxiety disorders and migraine headaches.
— Article by William Parker

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Josh Mitteldorf, a senior editor at OpEdNews, blogs on aging at http://JoshMitteldorf.ScienceBlog.com. Read how to stay young at http://AgingAdvice.org.
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