For some reason, this forum appeared this morning on my CZ logon. Even though it is old, I found it amazingly exciting because I have come to the exact same conclusion this very morning!
My worm infestation (hyper-infection in fact) came from my eating nothing but organic foods both in Florida & Ohio (winter & summer). I first became sick after eating a salad in Fla (Feb) (at the Mexican restaurant). Within a month I had pulmonary symptoms, wheezing and desperately ill. Ended up taking the acid reducers, steroids and Antibiotics
prescribed by well-meaning but poorly informed physicians.
In early July, I coughed up a creamy worm & Google brought me here. I found all of this info and support and have been talking with Matt and trying to manage this infection ever since (a whole month).
It moved incredibly quickly & I was overwhelmed with reds, whites, tapes & flukes. I got online & shopped our local Farm store and bought all the vet meds I could get & took them all, mostly at full dosage.
BUT I seem to also be recovering at a very rapid pace. I REALLY believe that the diet we have been on for the last 4 years is the reason, along with hitting the right meds.
In hindsight, ..
must infect and grow & multiply rapidly whenever the opportunity presents itself - its an OVERGROWTH opportunistic phenomenon.
We eat a ketogenic diet (high fat, moderate-low protein & very low CHO) which is geared to healthy longevity (we are in our 70s). Our bodies burn internal visceral fat for all energy & the low protein is adequate for muscle maintenance but not enough to promote overgrowth (with is anti-longevity).
We had added sugary yogurt and high Sugar
OJ, high fat ice cream & milk back into our diet in response to worm protocols but this was a mistake - it only encouraged more worm growth & reproduction.
Once we went back onto full keto (I have been very anorexic since March so had been inadvertently doing the right thing anyhow) things hustled right along. Basically we are starving them & pushing them to overextend their cycles with less food. ie stopping an overgrowth phenomenon.
Every day now (back on keto) I am healthier & stronger and feel better - DESPITE, frequent frantic worm explosive births. 2 days ago I discovered a (red worm?) nest in my foot/ankle which I had for many years thinking it was the result of multiple sprains. After dosing it relentlessly every hour for a day (with epsom, local clove/artesemia tincture, and DMSO/IVM mixture to push it all in) I awoke yesterday herxing & couldn't walk due to swollen, reddened and very tender foot, ankle & lower leg. Took the day off. That night I was awakened with a LOUD, juicy popping in my upper gut (yet Another egg sack).
Today, significantly better, feel fabulous & strong DESPITE starting a new (white) worm lung release. I am coughing up worms AGAIN, but it's different - not a problem and I feel good. ??? My horrid migrans issues have all but disappeared over the last 2 days. Also in hindsight, we had been taking PPZ & nPPZ which paralyzes them and interferes with their ability to eat. WE ARE STARVING them - hopefully to death!!