Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WHat the WHAT??!!?

WARNING: this article might make you barf up your christmas cookies.
An Excerpt from Jezebel:

"Fecal transplants function "like an organ transplant minus the anti-rejection drugs": Bacteria from the health poop colonize the unhealthy colon and end up vanquishing the unhealthy bacteria. And now, the grossest part of all: How fecal transplants are performed.

"There's no one method. Brandt insists on a list of tests to make sure the donor doesn't have diseases such as hepatitis or HIV, or intestinal parasites. Then the donor, usually a close relative, brings in a fresh stool sample that Brandt liquefies and essentially drips into the patient's colon during a routine colonoscopy."

Thats right- drips it in.

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