Several underlying factors cause disturbingly high levels of inflammatory-related disease
Several underlying factors cause disturbingly high levels of inflammatory-related disease in Western society. These diseases include allergies, autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders, and a range of neuropsychiatric disorders including migraine headaches, chronic fatigue, anxiety disorders and depression. In a twist on the “hygiene hypothesis”, emerging evidence strongly points toward the loss of intestinal worms as being one of the primary factors underlying these diseases.
Video & Readings:
- Not infection with parasitic worms, but rather colonization with therapeutic helminths – PubMed
- Evolution of the hygiene hypothesis into biota alteration theory: what are the paradigms and where are the clinical applications? – PubMed
- Worms inside us: Lecture on therapeutic helminths to the North Carolina Science Museum – YouTube
Dr. William Parker is Associate Professor of Surgery in Duke’s School of Medicine.
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