Yep, I know that I am not a very good writer, but to go as far as to say my blog is full of poop, now that may be going too far. But, today it will be the main subject unless you flush what I am going to say down the drain. Before you do, just read it over because it may change your view on this touchy subject.
I read an article in "Discover" magazine yesterday about a new procedure that uses the "healing power of poop". It said that instead of just thinking about it as filthy waste, it may "also have amazing healing properties, due to the trillions of colon microorganisms that it contains. Stool from a healthy person, recent findings show, can cure nine out of ten chronic cases of potentially deadly colitis caused by the intestinal bacterium Clostridium difficile. Moreover, healthy stool might treat a range of other disorders, from Crohn's disease to constipation." These are not my words, that is why I put them in quotation marks.
How does this work? I will try to explain as simply as I can. Healthy stool from a donor who is usually a spouse or relative is transferred to the ailing person. They call that "fecal microbiota transpltation. (Now "microbiota" is a new word to me, how about you?) The good bacteria, which is needed for a healthy gut, in the donor is introduced into the patient. It takes very little time for the good healthy bacteria to take over and displace the bad stuff. It was first done in the U.S. 1958 and was a success. Since then they have done a lot of these "experimental" procedures with a successful outcome and in some cases the patient felt better later the same day. It was first tried out fifty-four years ago, and is still waiting on FDA approval.
OK, I hope I haven't upset anyone, especially if you were reading this while eating, but my title warned you. Now, when someone tells you that you are full of it, maybe that is a good thing (grin). Now don't have a poopy day, but have yourself a great day, you hear?