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The Microbiome Report

Mar 5, 2020

Would you give yourself an intestinal worm if it meant you'd no longer have allergies or symptoms of an autoimmune disease? Would you give a few to yourself if it meant preventing those conditions altogether? 

Duke researcher, Dr. William Parker, talks to Andrea about the groundbreaking field of helminth therapy.

On this episode, Andrea talks to Dr. Parker about the “ick” factor of giving yourself worms, the different types of worms used in therapy, and dosing.  

Because this is NOT an FDA-approved therapy, they also discuss the obstacles to treatment and what we know about how helminths interact with the rest of the microbiome.

This episode is powered by BIOHM Health, a leader in gut health and the only probiotic engineered to focus on the fungi in the gut in addition to bacteria.