Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn's Disease

Eight years ago, New Yorker Herbert Smith did the unthinkable -- he swallowed thousands of pig whipworm eggs in a desperate bid to quell his advancing Crohn's disease. The microscopic eggs, invisible to the naked eye, were suspended in a liquid solution. "There was nothing to it," said the 33-year old financial analyst, who uses a pseudonym to talk about his worm-drinking ways. "It was drinking half a cup of salty water." At that moment, he said, "I felt excitement and definitely hope." ...Full Story
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