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'Poop Transplants' May Combat Bacterial Infections
Yahoo ^ | 10/20/12 | Karen Rowan

Posted on 10/20/2012 6:36:10 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton

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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Gays transplant poop all the time and get aids.

This is not it at all. Think for a moment.

51 posted on 10/20/2012 11:47:15 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Uncle Slayton

Do we get paid for donating a healthy one?

Or do we just get the tee shirt that reads: “I give a shit.”


52 posted on 10/21/2012 12:14:06 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Uncle Slayton

It was either on “Bazaar Food” or “No Reservations” or some other weird show where they went somewhere where the men made a practice of eating you know what. I don’t think the show host went along with that one, though.


53 posted on 10/21/2012 12:35:01 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

So San Francisco should be the healthiest city in America?????


54 posted on 10/21/2012 4:26:22 AM PDT by mortdecai
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To: Uncle Slayton
transplanted fecal matter from healthy people into the colons of people

Now I wonder who came up with THAT idea..........Probably the same dude who first licked a toad to see if he could get high.

55 posted on 10/21/2012 4:31:14 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Jab him with a harpoon.....)
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To: James C. Bennett

I am aware of at least one medical facility doing this back in the 80’s.

There’s an urban legend about a physician treating C. dif infections in the 60’s with fecal milk shakes.


56 posted on 10/21/2012 6:41:34 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Yogurt is great and is helpful with general gut health but if it can replace beneficial coloform bacteria in your gut, they have some QA problems at the plant.

The fecal transplant carries bugs such as E. coli, essential to gut health but forbidden in food and drink by regulation.


57 posted on 10/21/2012 6:47:21 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Your probiotics cannot replace all of the normal fecal bacteria, unless they have major sanitation problems at the plant.


58 posted on 10/21/2012 6:58:33 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It’s not as easy as eating a source of the necessary bugs, as the stomach will kill them with acid before they get to the gut.

I didn't mean to imply that it was. Yes, vanco and also Flagyl IIRC are used on C.Diff....the "transplanted" stool-product would hopefully reintroduce the needed bacteria.

I think we are agreeing here....right?

59 posted on 10/21/2012 7:55:40 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: dangerdoc

The gut contains some 300-1000 different types of bacteria, but only 30-40 of these predominate, that is, take up most of the physical space. And a lack of physical space is key to keeping down the already present harmful and antibiotic resistant bacteria.

E. coli is one of this group of 30-40, but it has many subtypes, some of which are beneficial or neutral, and some of which are toxic or harmful. So it is not a particularly good probiotic. If there is a problem with other flora, an excess of E. coli leans toward the harmful side of the equation.

But that still leaves some 29-39 other types of bacteria, a large number of which are both commonly found in food and are generally regarded as safe, such as lactobacillus acidophalus, which are commonly added to milk products to make them probiotic.

Again, here is the list of those bacteria and yeasts typically found in Kefir.

http://www.culturesforhealth.com/milk-kefir-grains-composition-bacteria-yeast

Since these are generally regarded as safe, and some are beneficial, this is a good way to replenish the physical space in the GI tract which may have an insufficient number of helpful bacteria to keep out the bad bacteria.

E. coli is ubiquitous, so it can take care of itself.


60 posted on 10/21/2012 9:54:57 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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