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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:20pm

All natural and what does one sufferer have to lose...this one is not any stranger than the last ditch effort being used to cure a C diff bacterial infection...BD 

It sounds like a remedy straight out of a witch's brew: a cocktail of worm eggs, destined to hatch inside the bodies of those who swallow them.

But make no mistake, there's science behind this remedy. And doctors who are embarking on a small initial trial of the worm egg cocktail in patients with the degenerative condition multiple sclerosis have high hopes that it will one day offer another fight against the debilitating disease. 

These findings have led to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug administration of a small trial of the therapy next month on five patients. The trial, led by University of Wisconsin Hospital neurologist Dr. John Fleming, will determine if a helminth egg cocktail will be tolerated by these patients, and perhaps relieve some of their symptoms.  But whether the treatment works or not, the simple idea of throwing back a shot of worm eggs might be revolting to some patients.

ABC News: Drinking Worm Eggs to Treat MS?

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