Summary: Helminthic therapy is the intentional consumption of parasites as a treatment for autoimmune diseases. Out of the 7000 people who practice helminthic therapy each year, this report tells the story of a young woman who purchases black market worms and then treats herself at a high cost. Part 1 of Eating Worms to be Healthy is at this link. [Cover… Continue reading "Why Are These People Eating Worms to Be Healthy? (part II)"
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Summary: The Hygiene Hypothesis persuades people to consume parasitic worms as a way to treat chronic autoimmune disorders. As well, people eat tapeworms as a way to lose weight. Learn more about two closely related scientific beliefs called the “Hygiene Hypothesis” and the “Old Freinds Hypothesis.” Part 1 of a 2-part series. Part 2 of Eating Worms to be Healthy… Continue reading "Why Are These People Eating Worms to Be Healthy? (part I)"