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Your thoughts on Hookworm therapy?

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Min, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Min

    Min Senior Member

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    Jon_Tradicionali Senior Member

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    I've done extensive reading on REMOVAL of parasites from the human body. But to introduce them willingly?

    The benefits of helminths to the body is severely under-researched (as many things are) so I am doubtful anyone will be able to answer this conclusively.
     
  3. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    Wow, that sounds bad.
     
  4. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    How much do 50 hookworm larvae cost?
     
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    There is a Yahoo group if you want more info.

    I read through their Files a while ago but it isn't something I'm prepared to undertake at any time in the near future. Too many question marks, not enough research, too much money. It fails all my tests at this point.

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/helminthictherapy/info
     
  6. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    And then they said you need to be on it for the rest of your life.
     
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  7. Min

    Min Senior Member

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    Thank you, it does not sound worth considering
     
  8. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    There are a few threads on helminth therapy already:
    Starting helminthic therapy for CFS, log
    Hookworms: Our Friends?
    New gut ecosystem model?

    Helminth therapy can work for Th1

    ME/CFS is a disease where the Th1 (antiviral) response is weak, but the Th2 response is ramped up. To treat ME/CFS, you really need to boost Th1, and reduce Th2.

    However, helminth therapy does the opposite: reduces Th1, and boosts Th2. See here:
    Thus helminth therapy is unlikely to help for ME/CFS.
     
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