• February 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm

      It is pretty rare that I sit and watch tv at night, usually doing something with the kids or cleaning. But tonight I sat down and watched House. I have probably only seen it a couple of times. There is this guy that is sick, fevers, stomach, etc, etc. Then his liver starts failing. They are thinking cancer possibly. Go to look at liver and find worms! No not “the” worms, another kind. He has a questionable social life and probably transmitted them that way. Anyway, they decide to deworm him and tell him he will be ok. With in hours hollywood time of course, the guy gets really sick, an acute crohns attack. They said it was the hygiene hypothesis….Thats what causes leaky gut!!! GUESSWHAT THEY SAID NEXT? Now that they removed the worms, (the wrong kind, however they did have the probiotic affect) His body reacted with an acute crohns attack. Their solution was hemylitic therapy!!! Yes, it’s “the” worms again. What is the likelihood that a stupid tv show would be talking about these worms/therapy while I am researching their possibility? Fate? Coincidence? Hmmmm………

    • February 19, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      Dawn, the show sounds pretty wormy to me 😮 … ouch sorry, couldn’t resist that one.

      Hollywood productions aren’t very in touch with reality …

      My son is a Chiropractor and he’s researched leaky gut for me before. He’s changed my diet and has given me many supplements. Hasn’t seemed to help much. I appreciate your research and keeping us all up on what you find.


    • February 19, 2010 at 11:57 pm

      Don’t worry,
      I’m not ready to sign up yet!! Erin’s post actually is interesting to me as well as mastocytotic enterocolitis (spelling) also interests me. It addresses the overproduction of mast cells in the gut which causes the mucosal lining to thin. (sounds like a western medicine version of leaky gut) The overproduction of the mast cells creates a trigger of histamines which also contribute to the trigger in the gut regarding new allergies, ie immune respose. Wheter it is western or eastern medicine, it all goes back to the gut. For the mastocy… entero….. the treatment is hc1, hc2 inhibitors, allegra, singular for the h1 to address the allergies and nexium to heal the gut. The nexium, prilosec type drugs are hc2;s in that they contain a second generation antihistamine….hc2’s. So don’t worry, as I noted in my post it is hollywood, but you have to admit, that topic coming up while I am looking into it and I happen to see the episode is a little freaky!!!

    • Anonymous
      February 20, 2010 at 9:09 pm

      I saw the same “House M.D.” show too. Unusual but it made the man well.
      Your idea has merit.

    • Anonymous
      February 21, 2010 at 7:10 pm

      but treating worms can be as toxic as the worms themselves… Such treatments MUST be treated by a specialist knowledgeable about parasites. I wish you luck and fortitude in finding a good specialist. Check out ‘anthelcides’ in livestock worm treatments… It worked, but many animals died due to the toxicity of the dying dead worms before they passed thru. And, that is only one example. Sort of a durned if you do or don’t conundrum.
      Hope and heart and luck.