Monday, April 12, 2010

Relief For Allergies?

How about getting some parasitic worms? They’re the perfect pets – they go where you go and eat what you eat. But this research shows they may be helpful for relief of inflammatory diseases:

“As blossoming spring trees spew pollen, many allergy sufferers would be grateful for a more effective way to alleviate their itchy misery. How about swallowing a batch of pig whipworm eggs, or deliberately infecting oneself with the fecal-dwelling hookworm? Yucky as these options sound, mounting evidence in both humans and animals suggests that infection with these parasitic worms seems to protect against a number of inflammatory diseases, including asthma and allergy, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, and type 1 diabetes.”




Lisa said...

I am soooo not trying this. Aaron might though.

JR said...

who knew that the proper reference for more than one pig whipworm egg was a 'batch'. that wording is way too close to many of my favorite baked goods.