I'm putting this blog post together as people often email asking about rope worms.  It is a common discussion in many chronic illness circles at present and one that I am keeping a pulse on as more is learned over time.  Unfortunately, it is not clear or agreed upon at this time as to what exactly a rope worm is. 

Some think that it is a parasite, and anti-parasitic therapies do seem to lead to the release of these ropes in some people.  Others think that it is a biofilm community of many different organisms and toxins that the body is shedding or expelling.  I've listened to several interviews about rope worms and haven't come to a conclusion myself yet, though I think it is more likely not one single "thing" or organism but more likely a community of organisms or a way the body is detoxifying itself.

Dr. Volinksy is one of the main voices in the United States about rope worms, and he has noted that in their own DNA testing, the DNA of these "worms" thus far has been human DNA and it has not yet been proven that this is a parasite.  It's almost like something from a science fiction movie.  Unfortunately, it isn't likely to be something that mainstream medicine or research picks up on anytime soon.  

I spoke with one doctor recently that suggested these seem to be observed more in people that have done fasting and may be the lymphatic system dumping toxins into the bowel as a way to release and expel toxins from the lymphatic system.  Others have suggested that these may be the result of GMO foods and a mechanism that the body uses to expel the by-products of consuming them.  No one really knows at this point, but hopefully we will all continue to learn more about this topic over time.

One person I corresponded with mentioned that they had gotten some information from a conference that had taken place in Seattle on Rope Worms.  They suggested that the leading scientists that presented stated that they are likely not worms, but rather a combination of biofilms and intestinal lining.  This resonates with me more than it being one single organism.  

Some have reported seeing these exit the body while using the Chlorine Dioxide protocols created by Kerri Rivera at CDAutism.org.  Her book is an excellent resource for those wanting to become more familiar with chlorine dioxide and the parasite protocols that she uses in her work.

Another option that I have heard some have had good results with is a product called Parasite Free.  I've also heard from more than one source that Para Cleaner may be useful in dealing with rope worms.  Some have found Humaworm to be helpful as well.  There are also discussions about the Rope Worm Enema Protocols discussed on CureZone.  The enemas consist of using various substance such as milk, eucalyptus leaves, salt, lemon, and others.

Whatever they are, more research and understanding is certainly needed.  We cannot overlook the fact that what people are seeing coming out of their bodies is very real and needs to be better understood.  If you have additional information to share on your thoughts about rope worms or options that you have found helpful for addressing these, I would love to hear from you so please Contact Me.

Here's a collection of links and radio shows that I've collected thus far on the topic of rope worms:

This is an interesting video because it would appear at least that the "worm" is moving after it leaves the body.


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