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Positive Parasites - Good Gut Probiotics, Auto-Immune, Naturopathic

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 11:00:52 PM / by Winter Ninivaggi

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We aren't talking about happy worms!

There is currently a large body of research that suggests that parasitic worms could have a potentially positive effect on our immune system. A new study found in animal experiments, a specific type of helminth infection can help lower obesity rates even while consuming a high fat diet.

Although the research is fairly new with much to still be learned, it is becoming more and more accepted that gut bacteria have a vital effect on our general health, affecting everything from immune response to psychological health. Over recent years, scientists have raised an interesting hypothesis that there is a correlation between the increasing incidence of auto-immune and inflammatory disorders in Western society and the decrease of parasitic worm or helminth infections. (Haridy, 2018)

Helminths exist inside human beings and scientists are now finding out how they avoid triggering our immune systems to attack. They found that these worms have the ability to modulate the immune system of a human host by secreting certain molecules that have a type of anti-inflammatory function.

For thousands of years, helminths evolved strategies to help them exist inside human beings and we are now uncovering insights into how they avoid triggering an attack in our immune systems.  Research has found that these worms have the ability to modulate the immune system of a human host by secreting certain molecules that have a type of anti-inflammatory function. (Haridy,2018) Some studies have even demonstrated that an intentional helminth infection in humans can even alleviate intestinal inflammation and control disorders like asthma and are currently researching if the infections have any connection to obesity.

Since the research is a long way from clinically using this as a treatment or finding treatments as a result, we have answers for a healthy gut!

GOOD GUT products change your gut flora in just one day with high dose probiotics, repair and detox miracles for the gut.  These formulas have a dramatic effect on your bacteria's behavior through the microbiome-gut-brain axis.   

Your gut bacteria secretes hormones involved in mood like dopamine and serotonin.  These manipulative bugs can change your taste receptor expression, tell you if you are full and what food you want.  They can produce toxins to make you feel bad and release chemical rewards to make you feel good.  

The good news is that you can take back control of your hijacked immune system with GOOD GUT products, our RX meds for the vagus nerve connection and dietary changes.  http://www.secondnaturecare.com/good-gut-probiotics 

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 Haridy, Rich. “How Parasitic Worms Could Help Us with Everything from Obesity to Asthma.” New Atlas - New Technology & Science News, New Atlas, 26 Mar. 2018, newatlas.com/parasite-worms-immune-anti-inflammatory-obesity/53939/?utm_source=Gizmag Subscribers&utm_campaign=2900462e22-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-2900462e22-76698122
Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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