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Transplanting poop? Wow this is way out there!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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NOSNACKER-57 3/23/2013 11:28AM

    Can't be any worse than using leeches to clean infected wounds! But hey, it`s all natural!

Comment edited on: 3/23/2013 11:29:16 AM

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ADAPTOR 3/23/2013 2:33AM

    Don't you just wonder who was the first person to think of this? What inspired that person to even begin to think about this. I always wonder about these things.

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POETLKNG2LOSE 3/22/2013 7:10PM

    Very strange and interesting; first time I heard of it. Sounds completely disgusting but if it works who knows what will happen next. Will people sell it to the highest bidder, who knows? Thanks for posting the article.

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IAMWINNING 3/22/2013 5:44PM

    YUK!! But if it works, and someone has tried other things to no avail......

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FAVALL 3/22/2013 4:39PM

    I have a family member that has suffered from CDiff for over 2 years with over 20 hospitalizations and several near death situations. The GI sepcialist initially recommended the transfer as a soluiton but later cancelled the procedure. The patient can't be intubated, which is required for the colonscopy transplant process. The cDiff battle continues.....

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TEXASLYNN 3/22/2013 2:28PM

    I read about a parent to child transplant a couple of years ago and it was the first time I had heard about the procedure. Sounds pretty gross but I can remember when I was a little girl a lady in the neighborhood whom I now realize probably had a form of leukemia. She had to eat raw liver and drink cow blood for her anemia. The doctor thought cooking the liver destroyed the platelets and he was probably right. Of course, this was also before the days of platelet infusions.

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GAYLLYNNE 3/22/2013 8:59AM

    I've heard about this for years now. I believe, whatever works!!

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JULIACOLLINS62 3/21/2013 11:07PM

    Interesting! Medical techniques come in many forms.

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RETURNTOTHIN 3/21/2013 11:36AM

    Actually for someone who has watched the devastating effects of Cdiff!! this sounds like a "healthy" solution....
Colon to colon...... love it!

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SASIKHASI1 3/21/2013 2:20AM

    NOt for me, thanks but no thanks.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/21/2013 1:07AM

    This has been being used as a treatment for quite a few years. I heard about it probably 10 years ago as just a few cases to save people's lives. Unfortunately, with the severe overuse of probiotics and yogurts like activia (neither of which is as safe and effective as the marketing people claim they are) people are adjusting the bacteria in their systems in ridiculous ways. Women also tend to screw up the bacteria in their systems by douching and using feminine products with scents. Add in the severe overuse of anti-bacterial products and you can understand why so many people have become a human petri dish of bad bacteria. When you kill off a group of bacteria, there are always a few that are left behind. Once all the competition for resources is removed, those resistant bacteria are allowed to flourish. So if you kill 99.99% of bacteria in the first cleaning, 99.98% the 2nd time, 99.95% the 3rd time, etc (it is an exponential growth curve) and someone cleans weekly, within a few years the resistant and dangerous bacteria overrun the area. Instead, if one can re-introduce healthy bacteria in a controlled way, the resistant bacteria once again must fight for resources. There are even 'good bacteria' that can kill off the harmful bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics!

So that being said, if a person's body has become overrun with harmful bacteria, it is entirely possible that reintroducing good bacteria in a controlled way will reverse the problem. In our brains we've been programmed to believe that poop is gross and disgusting (as a child weren't you told it was yucky, not to touch it, and that if it gets anywhere it must be cleaned up immediately?) so thinking about putting someone else's poop into our bodies is the most disgusting and awful idea. Instead, as the article says, it can save lives, treat or cure diseases, and who knows what else.

Yet at the same time people walk outside where animals poop and pee then walk around with their shoes on in their house, tracking that poop with them. People don't close the toilet seat before flushing which causes particles of urine and feces to be splashed into the air, settling on their hairbrush, toothbrush, etc. And women put their purses on the floor in public bathrooms then bring them home and set them on the kitchen table. But somehow it's okay to have kids rolling on a floor that has animal poop on it, eat where other's poop has been set next to your dinner plate, and brush your teeth with your family's poop - whereas having a medical procedure in a controlled environment that can save lives and cure illnesses is gross?

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ALLYSPARKS 3/21/2013 12:24AM

    Wow. That was interesting....strange, but interesting.

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WALLAHALLA 3/20/2013 11:03PM

    Wonder what their advertising slogan will be? Got Poop?

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DJ4HEALTH 3/20/2013 10:38PM

    They are doing that to get the good bacteria into the intestines and it seems to be working too, not sure if I would do that because I would go and get the probiotics for me

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123ELAINE456 3/20/2013 10:33PM

  Could This Treatment Save Your Life One Day? Think About It. This is a Life Saving Treatment. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Good Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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100LBLIGHTER 3/20/2013 9:35PM

    Well maybe someday people will sell their poop.....some people I know could become wealthy...because they are full of it !!! emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 3/20/2013 9:13PM

    ewwwww....now I've heard of everything!

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