Category Archives: Hookworm

The context of helminthic therapy and the environmental diseases it can be used to ameliorate

I want to emphasise that I believe what we are doing exists in a much broader, well-established context. The diseases we are trying to work with are all environmental in origin. The hygiene hypothesis essentially says that because we have … Continue reading

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Part II: Childhood and a start to explaining why it made me receptive to the Hygiene Hypothesis later in life

I, like many I suspect, who have read the basics of my story, have long wondered why I, alone amongst all those people who wrote or read the same research I read actually acted on it. Part of writing this … Continue reading

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The Story of Autoimmune Therapies Since November, 2009. Part 1

I have read a lot of quite strong worded, and very definite, comments about me or Autoimmune Therapies, often by people who have never met me. I have to admit that I avoid public forums on the subject of helminthic … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis and helminthic therapy

Every one of our Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis clients who has maintained a therapeutic population of hookworm has reported achieving near or complete remission in six to nine months. Every. Single. One. I recently spoke with the gentleman who sent … Continue reading

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Why McMaster ova counts are largely worthless for detecting changes in helminth population

The Argument Against Egg Counts as an Indicator of Helminth Number Parasitology texts note that per day female hookworm and whipworm ova production varies from 2,000 to 20,000 total. For this reason alone any estimate based on an ova count … Continue reading

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Follow up to “What I would do if I was still sick” post

This is only my opinion: The following advice about caffeine has nothing to do with the helminths, it is related to my post here: “If I was really sick still this is what I would do” Which is just general … Continue reading

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The story of how I decided to infect myself with hookworms and the founding of Autoimmune Therapies – Part 1

In late 2000 my company, Words & Images, Inc., was collapsing. First came the event known as the dot bomb collapse, the bursting of the internet bubble. It had a severe impact on my company. Our clients were companies like … Continue reading

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Good news about anaesthetics, they don’t kill helminths

I recently had knee surgery, and asked that the anaesthesiologist not use Nitrous Oxide as an adjunct to the Propofol they were going to use to put me under. I also refused the offer of a shot of Novacaine into … Continue reading

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What kind of person tries helminthic therapy

Deliberately infecting oneself with parasitic worms to cure disease, and even paying for the privilege sounds crazy to many. So who does try this stuff? I have noticed some things about our patients: 1. They are usually pretty sick and … Continue reading

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The case for the use of benign infectious organism to treat or to prevent disease

This is an article I originally posted to Gather, which I quickly grew to dislike as a site. Really weird members, lots of ads and weird incentives based on points to post stuff. So I expanded the article and posted … Continue reading

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