Lyon wrote:Conversely, with that being the case it's only to be expected that someone moving from high MS incidence area to low MS incidence area after adulthood would find no or very little drop in risk because the time to "educate" the immune system is already passed. Additionally, a "trait" of developed populations is that, on a percentage basis, we might live among undeveloped populations but we won't live under those conditions. We will sterilize our water, wash our food and exercise sanitation, which also means that, even though living amongst undeveloped populations, we are much less likely to experience evolutionary normal exposure.
Or could it also be that we are more likely to "culurally" adapt to our environment before the crucial age of around 14? This is also the time when aquiring new language fluency starts becoming much more difficult. Could it be the same with other more subtle aspects of culture? Just for an example, let's take a Japanese family who moves to the US while the children are young. I would say the parents would likely appear very culuraly Japanese, while their children, having grown up in the US, would have adopted many more American customs.
I'll always consider it very ironic that my first attack happened shortly after my arrival in Peru (a low occourance area.) But, naturally, during my four months there, I wasn't living like an aveage Peruvian. I was living like a wealthy Peruvian, maybe. I'd be interested to know among the low occourance countries, what segments of the populations are most affected. I'm willing to bet that there's some corralation with were someone falls on the soical ladder. However, there is also a very strong genetic corralation with wealth in these areas as well, so, back to asking more questions.
shye wrote:But how where do you get the therapy? I am in NYC, and not aware of it here, but then again, never looked for it. Will do some searching now, and would appreciate any input from you on this.
Do a search on Jasper Lawrence, he provides the thearapy for a whole range of diseases, celiac included, I believe. It's worth reading his story on how he obtained hookworms himself by taking a trip to Africa and walking barefoot through the mud! He's not easy to get ahold of at the moment, as he's recently been shut out of the US by the FDA, and is in the process of relocating his business. This also means it may not be available in the US anymore
I'd encourage you to gather information on Jasper and helminthic therapy, it seems to hold a lot of promise.
Alica wrote:You truly surprised me. I really didn’t think that someone around here would give any consideration to this “natural” treatment. But if you’re desperate then there is no stopping you. At least this is how I feel. The thought of living with worms inside of my body kind of grosses me out and gives me goose bumps. When push comes to shove, I’m not ruling out anything. Please keep us posted. Thank you.
I wouldn't consider myself desperate, Alica. "Determined" is the word I would use. I've given it all a lot of research and thought, have and decided that it's the most logicaly sound choice, with an approach that I believe in. It's far safer and has shown much grater success than than any of the CRAB drugs, and even the Liberation Treatment, with a price tag far below either (for an uninsured American living in Canada, that is.) It has it's drawbacks, the biggest being that it doesn't have a mountain of research to back it up yet, but I'm also not willing to wait for the results of this Nottingham study to become available. With 3 attacks in this past year, I know that I need to take action.
And to all, it's great to hear your imput, keep the thoughts coming, this is how breakthroughs begin!