My wife saw things about hookworms about a year ago and has been unreasonably (in my opinion) keen for me to find out more ever since !
She had read about a doctor who’d become interested in the idea of a lack of parasites in our lives being detrimental to our health – causing allergies and so on. So, as a life long allergy sufferer, he’d gone off paddling around barefoot in sewers and latrines until he’d been well and truly infected. I think it could have been this page:
Suggesting that the worms manage to convince our immune systems to leave them alone, and in doing so calm the immune system in general – resulting in good things for peole with auto immune conditions.
Now this one comes out:
This time they are actually looking for volunteers, so if you live near Nottingham or Derby, fit the job description and fancy giving it a go, then go for it !
I won’t. Partly because I don’t live in Nottingham or Derby, but also partly because I am a big scaredy cat !