The People Who Give Themselves Hookworm May Be Onto Something
Hundreds of people claim hookworms helped them overcome asthma or other inflammatory diseases. Soon, they may not even need the parasites.By Steven Sparkman | October 26, 2016
Soon, you too could have all the benefits of a hookworm infection without actually having to carry a parasite. Maybe that needs some explaining.
You've heard of the hygiene hypothesis, right? It's the idea that modern life is too clean and without the constant threat of grime and disease, our immune systems can go kind of haywire.