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<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/10/22/2721267.htm" target="_blank">http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...22/2721267.htm</a><br><br>
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I think it's true that we need bacteria. But after a 3-year infestation of hookworms when I was a child, I'd pick celiac over after to keep them in my system, thank you very much. Let's try a different bacteria.
 

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LOL I just heard of this theory this week from, of all places, the tv show House. The patient turned out to have some sort of celiac-type disorder, but it had been kept in check for years because he had threadworms. They had treated him for the worms and he got really really sick. So they gave him back the worms.<br><br>
I figured it was complete bs although the theory made sense. It's very interesting to see actual research on the idea.<br><br>
Still kinda grosses me out, but the idea of using maggots to treat people also is gross, but it works.
 

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Oh wait. I had pinworms not hookworms. Maybe hookworms aren't so bad... but I still don't really want to try it.
 

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Interesting article!
 

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I had read this about pinworms, too. Hadn't heard about hookworms being beneficial, too. Pinworms are fairly harmless parasites, but can be very annoying and frankly, are really gross. Lots of things are gross, though, and if they could cure celiac disease it might be worth it.
 
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