Learned about this amazing story on This American Life. Jasper Lawrence found that hookworms were capable of suppressing allergic responses in people who suffer from allergies, asthma and more.
here’s a summary:
Hookworms. That’s right. Meaning, in order to get this relief, one has to intentionally invite a hookworm infestation into their own body. And unbelievably, this isn’t that new of a concept.
Almost a decade ago, a scientist by the name of David Pritchard visited New Guinea and found that those inhabitants infected with a small amount of hookworm seemed to exhibit far less allergic and asthmatic response than those who were not.
see also this interesting video testimonial