Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let's Eat Worms?

So, even though I mostly feature gluten free restaurants and products, I also like to keep everyone updated on some of the latest happenings within the Celiac Disease community including the latest medical research studies.

New studies out of Australia are suggesting that the parasite, hookworm, may help those suffering from Celiac Disease. Why is this? Well, it is believed that these parasites may alter the immune system in the body.

As our culture puts the emphasis more and more on cleanliness, we have removed these organisms from our bodies where, perhaps, they should be.

There are many different types of hookworms and currently it is thought that only 2 types are supposed to be in the human body.

We still have a long way to go before the possibility of those of us with Celiac Disease start using hookworms as treatment, but more and more studies are being done to see how effective this method would be.


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