Hi everybody and welcome to this
abridged guide to Choosing a Therapeutic Helminth. Which species of helminths are
therapeutic? Helminthic Therapy has been around for decades and, out of about a
million species of helminths in existence, four have been proven safe and beneficial.
First is Necator americanus, or NA for short, otherwise known as the Human
Hookworm. It lives in small intestine for about five years. NA most effective
in treating allergies, asthma, autoimmune disorders, Crohn’s, fatigue, food
intolerances, lupus, MS, and RA. Second are Trichuris trichuria ova, or TTO for
short, also known as the Human Whipworm. It lives in the colon for about one and
a half to two years. TTO is most commonly used to treat Crohn’s and Colitis. Third
are Trichuris suis ova, or TSO for short, also known as the Pig Whipworm. They live in the large intestine for about two to
three weeks. TSO are known to be most effective in
treating autism, autoimmune disorders, allergies, Crohn’s, colitis, lupus, and RA.
And, last but not least, is hymenolepis diminuta cysticercoids, or
HDC for short, also known as the Rat Tapeworm. They live
in the small intestine for about two weeks. HDC are mostly used to treat
allergies, asthma, autism, autoimmune disorders, and neuropsychiatric disorders.
All Helminths come in a clear liquid and are so small you can’t even see them. HDC, TSO, and TTO are taken orally and NA is put on a bandage on your skin.
While non-commercial HDC only survive for a couple days after extraction,
commercially prepared HDC can be kept in the fridge for a week
or two. NA need to be kept warm and can survive for several months in their
original packaging. However, both NA and HDC are best taken as soon as possible,
while they are at their strongest. TSO and TTO can be stored in the fridge for
up to two years, which can be great for people who use both NA and TSO or NA
and TTO. If they accidentally kill off their NA, they have an emergency
supply of TSO or TTO on hand until they can get a new order of NA. A lot of
people do benefit from combining different species, but to start out you’re
going to want to choose just one – at least for the first few months. Once your
body’s had a chance to adjust, you can look into adding another. It’s not that
there’s a right species for any given condition. This information is based
largely on patient feedback, so you might find a different helminth works better
for you. But, based on what we know, both NA and TTO evolved along with humans over millennia and have adopted a symbiotic
relationship, where both benefit and neither is harmed.
That’s why NA and TTO can survive longer. TSO and HDC did not evolve along with
humans, so even though they can’t harm you, your body recognizes that their foreign and will kill them off after just a couple weeks. If you choose HDC, you will
need to receive regular shipments in order to redose every two to four weeks.
That could be tricky, if you’re traveling a lot or the postal system in your area
isn’t that great. If there’s a delay, symptoms can return suddenly until your
next dose. With TSO, you also take one dose every two weeks but you can order a
ten pack. If TSO works for you, then after 10 or 20 doses you shouldn’t need any
more for awhile, but TSO is also the most expensive by far. Both NA and TTO don’t have to be dosed as often, because they live longer.
Most people opt for once every three months, but with NA you may have trouble
getting a lot of dose in the winter, because they don’t do well in the cold.
But, if they’re dead on arrival, most providers will reship.
NA and TTO also die off more gradually, so your symptoms returned more slowly,
giving you more time to top off before things get too bad. You can kill off your
NA and TTO at any time, if you change your mind, but you might need antihelminthics
to do so. That means TSO and HDC can be a great way of sampling
Helminthic Therapy, getting your toes wet, without going all-in.
You can try just one dose, giving yourself time to warm up to the idea,
before the commitment of beginning therapy with NA or TTO. There’s also a
theory that starting with non-human helminths helps the reintroduction of human
helminths go more smoothly. It usually takes your immune system
about twelve weeks to adjust to the presence of helminths and start seeing
positive results, but some people see faster results from our non-human
helminths, TSO and HDC. This is probably because the human helminths, NA and TTO,
need time to mature before they can begin modulating your immune system. All
of this information and more can be found on the wiki page Selecting a
Therapeutic Helminth and I will see you guys in the next installment!