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Creepy Cures

The hookworm larvae then prompt the lungs to create phlegm. After journeying to the small intestines, the larvae begin to roost approximately three days later. Growing in the intestines for up to three weeks, the hookworms then 'hook' into the intestinal wall where they begin jumpstarting the immune system. The worms typically live 1 to 2 years, laying eggs daily that pass through the body before hatching.

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Ride along as we explore the untapped healing properties of the animals many think are disgusting, but sometimes turn out to be lifesavers.