Many different factions are theorizing why there has been such an astronomical rise in the number of celiac cases we are seeing worldwide.  One such group is at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Australia. Dr. John Croese MD  and associates are acting upon the hypothesis that once civilized societies eradicated parasites, such as worms, from the human gut, there began the rise in autoimmune diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Celiac Disease. The theory behind this assumption is once the human gut is without a parasitic infection to fight against, it begins the process of self-reactivity, or attacking of one’s own intestine. Dr. Croese and is researchers plan to inject human hookworm into active celiac patients and monitor their improvement. The study has not yet begun, but herein lies my question.

For my celiac friends reading this, would you allow yourself to be injected with a human hookworm in the name of science if a team of researchers thought it would improve your situation? The article from which I obtained my info is  http://www.broadmedical.org/funding/funded_grants/2007/LS_IBD-0214R_croese.html.

 I will allow two weeks for people to respond and post my findings. I would also welcome comments on the information. Thank you, in advance, for your participation.

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