Sit back, take a deep breath, and open your mind to the unthinkable for a moment.
What if all of the thinking surrounding Morgellons and parasites is not only completely wrong, but entirely backwards.
What do I mean by this statement? Well, what if all of our symptoms are not due to the presence of parasites but rather due to the lack of there presence in our bodies? Only a fool thinks that they carry no parasites (sorry AMA didn’t mean to burst your bubble). In fact, all people have parasites but usually suffer no real harm. Over time a sort of symbiotic relationship has undoubtedly formed. Is it so far fetched to think this symbiotic relationship could actually be to our benefit? No, I haven’t lost it.
Dr Elaine Vickers, research relations manager at the charity Asthma UK, recently funded a study to determine what effect the removal of parasites would have on people who normally carry them.
Researchers believe that gastrointestinal parasites have evolved an ability to suppress the human immune system as a survival mechanism. Because parasitic infestation has been so common throughout human history, the human immune system has in turn adapted to compensate for this effect.
This means that if the parasites are removed, the immune system may actually function too strongly, resulting in maladaptive immune responses such as asthma, eczema and other allergies.
To test this hypothesis, researchers used drugs to eliminate hookworm infection in a 1,500 children between the ages of six and 17 who were living in a rural village in central Vietnam. This region was selected for its very low rates of allergies and high parasitic infestation rate. Two-thirds of all children in the area are infested with hookworm or other gastrointestinal parasites.
The researchers found that once the children were no longer infected with parasites, their rates of dust mite allergies significantly increased. This supports the hypothesis that parasites help regulate immune responses.
First, I want to point out that the researchers it seems easily cleared the children of worms, and we’re talking hookworms and other forms of gut worms. They didn’t have to take Ivermectin everyday for years on end as some are attempting for Morgellons (bad idea in my opinion). I would also like to point out (and will surely catch flack for this) that there is no evidence, I repeat, no evidence that parasites are the cause of Morgellons. In fact, most testing reveals otherwise (could this itself be a clue?)
So, a significant number of these children once cleared of their hookworm infections (and other gut worms) developed dust mite allergies (though the researchers should have defined “significantly” with a real statistic). Interestingly, up to 80% of people with asthma also have allergies to house-dust mites and other environmental allergens.
What if, and I’m only thinking out loud here, something in our diet has killed off the parasites normally found in our gut? parasites that play a positive role in our health? Maybe GMO pharming techniques work too well, that is to say, not only killing off the pests in the crops but continuing to do their killing in our guts by killing off useful parasites? As crazy as it sounds, it could be possible. We are introducing things into the human body that have never existed on earth before, perhaps these GMO concoctions aren’t so much the problem as the living things in our gut that they are killing off? Could the missing parasites have been the very things that would have gobbled up the fungus and molds now attacking so many? How’s that for an out-of-the-box theory?
I call this the backwards theory, “Morgellons being caused by the lack of parasites”, not that I’ll be swallowing a bottle of hookworms anytime soon …