Worm Eggs Study

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Tertle
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   Posted 3/7/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
In Today's Wisconsin State Newspaper there is an article on a new study the UW is trying, it's a cocktail of worm eggs harvested from pigs.. Sounds good. They are starting the study next month.

The article says the eggs hatch into larvae, the size of an eyelash, and stick to the inside of the intestine. In killing the larvae the body unleashes an extra dose of regulatory T cells, which dampen overactive immune cells. I hope my doc don't ask me to try this, don't think I'll be able to stomach it!!

Here the link if anyone wants to check it out. http://www.madison.com/wsj/topstories/275998
-Tertle


Tertle
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   Posted 3/7/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess that didn't work the way I wanted http://www.madison.com/wsj/topstories/275998
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Tertle
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   Posted 3/7/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I don't know how to put the link on here so you can just click on it.
-Tertle


Sunnycitrus
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   Posted 3/7/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Try this link: http://www.madison.com/wsj/topstories/275998

 

Wow, that sounds both disgusting and promising. Thanks for posting this, Tertle.


rhondab
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   Posted 3/7/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
huh?...ew
rhonda
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uppitycats
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   Posted 3/7/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
As I said on another forum...."Uh....I don't THINK so!!!" eeewwwww!!!!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Tertle
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   Posted 3/8/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Yea, pretty gross,

How did you do that Sunny? I feel like a computer dummy!!!! just kidding.


-Tertle


mystery reader
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   Posted 3/8/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
All I can say is yuck. On the other hand, if it works?
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ivy6
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   Posted 3/9/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
You might like to pop over to the Crohn's board and talk to one of our moderators, Keah. She used this treatment for her Crohn's and thought it was wonderful.

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rhondab
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   Posted 3/9/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Oooo...interesting! Thanks Ivy!!
rhonda
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*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*
 
Things that make u go hummmm......
*I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.*
*One day without sunshine is like...um..well...night?*


nicekitty
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   Posted 3/11/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
That was a very interesting article. After seeing how much suffering MS can cause, I would be willing to undergo this treatment if it worked and I know my dear sister, who has MS, would right now swallow those worms if it would help her. I am of foreign birth, and as a young child in my country of origin, I loved to eat dirt and I am sure that there were worms and lots of undesireable things in that soil. I was exposed to more uncleanliness than most american children can imagine. We were regularly given herbal products to drive out intestinal worms. I never heard of MS, lupus, asthma or any of those autoimmune diseases.

I don't want to disgust anyone, but in my home country, people did not bathe or wash their hair every single day, even though we had inexpensive and clean water in abundance and indoor plumbing like in any American city. We "washed up" between baths or showers. A once-a-week bath, soaking in soapy water for 10 minutes then srubbing and rinsing under the shower was very typical for children. And when we did shower or bathe, we did not use antibacterial soaps or take long showers to become squeaky clean. Still, I don't remember anyone smelling bad.

In my adult life, I had noticed that when I was obsessive about cleaning my environment, bathing and using antibacterial products because of OCD, I was always sick with the cold or flu, allergies, bronchitis etc, even in the summer. I decided to stop using antibacterial products on my body and in my environment, except to clean the toilet, and I have not been plagued with these problems for years. I caught the flu a few weeks ago for the first time in 10 years. American are very obsessive about cleanliness. My sister was born in this country and it is interesting to think that the much cleaner environment that she grew up in may have been a contributing factor to her developing multiple sclerosis.

rhondab
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   Posted 3/11/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Nicekitty

Actually, i'm a country girl of sorts and we've long had this discussion here at my home. I'm not so much a clean freak (tho some may argue that point with me!) as my husband is. He is lovingly referred to as 'monk' for his clean freak ways. I'm a bit of a slob and tend to not let that sort of thing bother me so much. As a child i grew up playing outside (big tomboy) with the boys. We got dirty..VERY DIRTY...played in the cow pastures with all the cow dung around. Would even have dung sling fights. (u don't want to play that!) We were never sick. We didn't have probs with allergies and we didn't need med's every day. We bathed almost every night. That is to say, we went to the bathroom and ran bath water...but when we could pull it off we didn't actually USE that water. My husband, monk, grew up much different. He was a boy of course, but his mom didn't allow too much dirty to be going on. He was very 'mothered' in that regard and now has his own OCD ways consistent with that. He has always been a bit fragile in his health. He's very well of course, but suffers with allergies and asthma. He quite easily can get a cold and it wreaks havoc on him. So i think there is something to what u'r saying here. Our bodies become weaker to fighting off things that they aren't familiar with. I think we over sensitize ourselves sometimes to things by being too careful.
rhonda
Co-Moderator, MS Forum
 
*~*Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.*~*
 
Things that make u go hummmm......
*I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.*
*One day without sunshine is like...um..well...night?*

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