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Welcome to the Helminthic Therapy Wiki
This is a collaborative site documenting the science, management, experience and results of helminth replacement, a form of 'probioticMicroorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed.' therapy. The site is administered by volunteers with no commercial interest in the therapy.

Some researchers and philanthropists are pursuing the total eradication of helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] because many helminth species cause disease. However, solid scientific evidence shows clearly that total eradication would be folly because millions of years of evolution have created a symbioticSymbiosis is a close, long-term relationship between organisms of different species. Helminths are obligatory symbionts because they depend entirely on their host for survival, and they are also ectosymbionts because they live on their host’s body surface, albeit the inner surface of the digestive tract. The species used in helminthic therapy are also mutualists. relationship between helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] and humans that provides us with invaluable immune regulation.

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Although some helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths] are known to cause disease and have been labeled parasites, it is now clear that some exposure to this class of organisms is necessary for human health. [1]

In the last fifteen years, four safe, mutualisticMutualism is a type of symbiotic relationship between individuals of different species where each organism benefits from the other. helminth species have been domesticated and made available commercially so that we are now able to enjoy the benefits of hosting a few of these macroorganismsAn organism that can be seen by the naked eye, e.g., a mature helminth. without the risk of disease.

On this site, we share the extensive research supporting this development, along with hundreds of personal stories demonstrating the benefits of hosting a controlled number of safe helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths], and tips to help manage the therapy and optimise its benefits.


Introduction

What is helminthic therapyThe reintroduction of a controlled number of carefully selected benign intestinal worms in the form of larvae or eggs to reconstitute a depleted microbiome in order to treat or prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy.? Is it safe? Does it work? How do I get started? This page contains everything you need to know.

Research

Helminthic therapyThe reintroduction of a controlled number of carefully selected benign intestinal worms in the form of larvae or eggs to reconstitute a depleted microbiome in order to treat or prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy. is supported by a growing body of research.

Personal stories

Hundreds of reports from people who have used helminthic therapyThe reintroduction of a controlled number of carefully selected benign intestinal worms in the form of larvae or eggs to reconstitute a depleted microbiome in order to treat or prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy. to improve their own health.

In the media

Helminthic therapyThe reintroduction of a controlled number of carefully selected benign intestinal worms in the form of larvae or eggs to reconstitute a depleted microbiome in order to treat or prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy. features regularly in the mainstream media.

Using helminthsAn intestinal worm which grows large enough to be seen with the naked eye when mature but which is microscopic when administered in helminthic therapy. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminths Wikipedia:Helminths]

Includes details about helminth providers, therapy management and experience, helminth care, DIYDo-It-Yourself. Literally to bypass the professional and do it yourself. incubation and stool testing.

Effects of Helminthic therapyThe reintroduction of a controlled number of carefully selected benign intestinal worms in the form of larvae or eggs to reconstitute a depleted microbiome in order to treat or prevent chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders including allergy.

The effects on various aspects of human health, with notes for groups requiring special attention.

Support groups

Share questions and experience in the online discussion groups.






 
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I must say, the wiki is incredibly well curated and referenced. The best resource a person undergoing this could hope for. [2]
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It's a great resource. I got more info through the wiki then I have for months of searching pubmed and other resources. [3]
SimpleHTLogo(18x18).gif Helminthic Therapy Wiki: documenting the science, management, experience and results of helminth replacement therapy.