I have been lurking on this yahoo group discussing Helminthic Therapy
over the last 3 years. After reading a huge amount of research on it:
for example this: www.ijcb.co.in/april2010issueofijcb/109-110.pdf
I have to come the conclusion that it's very effective and has virtually no dangerous side effects if used correctly (especially compared to the current medications available for Crohn's). www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1856386/pdf/136.pdf
I decided to pull the plug and 10 days ago I inoculated myself with 35 Necator Americanus L3 larvae. So far I haven't had any change in symptoms apart from a minor itching and rash at the site of entry on my forearm.
Over the years I collected quite a lot of scientific articles from reputable medical journals and I can share them with those still on the fence to assuage your fears.
I've had Crohn's for over 14 years, had 3 surgeries, tried every single medication that modern medicine has to offer and my doctor (head of the GI dept at his hospital) says that I know more about
Crohn's that he does. I got his approval to try hookworm and here I am.
I can answer any questions you may have about
this therapy, just reply in this thread.
the yuck factor: there is virtually none. What you receive is a tiny vial containing what seems just a few drops of clear liquid. You use a tiny pipette to take that liquid and pour it onto a small bandage which you then apply to your forearm, keep the bandage on for 12 hours and you're done. Just think of them as probiotic organisms that live in symbiosis with you. From what research shows it can significantly improve symptoms of Crohn's, multiple sclerosis, allergies, and asthma.
Necator Americanus is one of the most studied organisms on the planet. Currently over 800 million people are carriers making this the largest "clinical trial" ever. Their life cycle is very well known and the worms do not deviate from it - you can be sure that they will all end up in your small intestine and will not go to any other organs in the body. Trust me, helminthic therapy is definitely better than getting lymphoma or tuberculosis after being treated with Humira or Remicade. CDC currently does NOT recommend treating light infections and 35 hookworm is a VERY light infection. In any case, you can always get rid of them by taking 2 pills of albendazole over the course of 2 days.
You can read more about
it here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminthic_therapy
*I have removed the link to the other forum as that is against forum rules*
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