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2012-07-16 09:54:12 AM
No shiat.
 
2012-07-16 10:19:34 AM
A fascinating study about gut bacteria and behavior:

http://www.radiolab.org/2012/apr/02/gut-feelings/

And some of you remember the Dannon ads featuring the yogurt-eating elderly in "Soviet Georgia."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXzVDvWMIuI
 
2012-07-16 10:33:00 AM
i2.crtcdn1.net

How do you like my yogurt now?
 
2012-07-16 10:42:33 AM
I remember reading an article a while back about... well, basically about eating other people's poop to replace the good bacteria in your intestines. They had a few different ways of doing it, from sucking back a poop milk-shake to swallowing a capsule with poop inside. Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective (I think they called the procedure a "fecal transplant").

So apparently 2 girls 1 cup is a medical training video.
 
2012-07-16 10:45:58 AM

BurnShrike: "fecal transplant"


http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/03/04/freakonomics-radio-the-power-o f -poop/
 
2012-07-16 12:00:08 PM

BurnShrike: I remember reading an article a while back about... well, basically about eating other people's poop to replace the good bacteria in your intestines. They had a few different ways of doing it, from sucking back a poop milk-shake to swallowing a capsule with poop inside. Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective (I think they called the procedure a "fecal transplant").

So apparently 2 girls 1 cup is a medical training video.


I'm so glad I decided to browse Fark while eating lunch
 
2012-07-16 12:00:08 PM

BurnShrike: I remember reading an article a while back about... well, basically about eating other people's poop to replace the good bacteria in your intestines. They had a few different ways of doing it, from sucking back a poop milk-shake to swallowing a capsule with poop inside. Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective (I think they called the procedure a "fecal transplant").

So apparently 2 girls 1 cup is a medical training video.


TheHighlandHowler: BurnShrike: "fecal transplant"

http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/03/04/freakonomics-radio-the-power-o f -poop/


files.abovetopsecret.com
 
2012-07-16 12:01:28 PM
This is practically common knowledge, subby.
 
2012-07-16 12:02:04 PM
i51.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-16 12:02:19 PM
Isn't that the secret behind Magic Johnson still being alive and kicking?
 
2012-07-16 12:03:59 PM
i2.crtcdn1.net
How do you like my penis now?
 
2012-07-16 12:04:36 PM

BurnShrike: Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective


Take a poop pill? That's disgusting. I would prefer if you would just crap in your hand and shove it up my ass.
 
2012-07-16 12:05:41 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: BurnShrike: Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective

Take a poop pill? That's disgusting. I would prefer if you would just crap in your hand and shove it up my ass.


That's going to cost you extra.

/There's an app for that.
 
2012-07-16 12:07:32 PM
Give subby the July 2012 Alanis Morissette award for his usage of the Irony tag.
 
2012-07-16 12:09:25 PM
Something in my gut tells me this is correct.

/Then again, my gut's got shiat for brains...
 
2012-07-16 12:09:45 PM

ParallelUniverseParking: Give subby the July 2012 Alanis Morissette award for his usage of the Irony tag.


Well, really.
 
2012-07-16 12:12:26 PM

BurnShrike: I remember reading an article a while back about... well, basically about eating other people's poop to replace the good bacteria in your intestines. They had a few different ways of doing it, from sucking back a poop milk-shake to swallowing a capsule with poop inside. Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective (I think they called the procedure a "fecal transplant").

So apparently 2 girls 1 cup is a medical training video.


In many cases, these pills/shakes could save a patient's life, so essentially, the doctors were telling the patients to...

EAT SHIAT AND LIVE!

/stolen from Colbert, MONTHS ago. seriously, everybody should already know this
 
2012-07-16 12:12:35 PM
Beavis: "Yeah, yeah...I poop too much".
Old Lady: "Maybe you're lactose intolerant, dear".
Beavis: "NO! I said 'I poop too much'"!!
 
2012-07-16 12:12:42 PM
"Could be"?

Uh, I thought it was common, and I mean very common, knowledge that good gut bacteria exists and is vital to our survival?

Honestly, I'm very confused. It's like seeing a headline that reads "[IRONIC] bathing washes away harmful germs"

Cracked just wrote an article that mentions this for cryin out loud. WTF?!?!?

/DNRTFA
 
2012-07-16 12:13:14 PM
It's also how some type 2 diabetes medication works..
 
2012-07-16 12:16:24 PM
ChipNASA:
[files.abovetopsecret.com image 224x163]

Good lord, that gif almost made me choke on a tater tot... too funny.
 
2012-07-16 12:17:02 PM

cheap_thoughts: It's also how some type 2 diabetes medication works..


Some of them use irony?
 
2012-07-16 12:19:37 PM

cheap_thoughts: It's also how some type 2 diabetes medication works..


Still doesn't explain Wilfred Brimley, does it?

/currently starring in a Japscat video.
 
2012-07-16 12:19:40 PM

ChipNASA: That's going to cost you extra.


In for a penny, in for a pound.
 
2012-07-16 12:23:24 PM
It would be funny if love and attraction between humans was really down to compatible and common gut bacteria.
 
2012-07-16 12:26:42 PM
Doesn't it also cause big mouse balls? Big mouse balls. Big mouse balls.

/big mouse balls
 
2012-07-16 12:26:51 PM
Ironic? really?
 
2012-07-16 12:30:39 PM
Humans are under the illuson that we are individuals. We're not, we're symbionts who cannot surivive without the hosts of alien bacteria that reside in out guts and break down food into nutrients for us.

Its almost certain that on some level the strain of bacteria that happens to colonize you has a lot to do with whether you are prone to obesity or one of those skinny people who can eat whatever they want and never gain a pound. It woiuld not shock me if those bacteria produced other chemicals that could affect our mood, blood pressure, etc.

After all, the level of midichlorians in your blood determines how well you can use something as basic as the Force
 
2012-07-16 12:31:26 PM
Nope, subby. ALL bacteria is bad. That's why I drink bleach.
 
2012-07-16 12:32:04 PM

BurnShrike: I remember reading an article a while back about... well, basically about eating other people's poop to replace the good bacteria in your intestines. They had a few different ways of doing it, from sucking back a poop milk-shake to swallowing a capsule with poop inside. Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective (I think they called the procedure a "fecal transplant").

So apparently 2 girls 1 cup is a medical training video.


I thought the fecal transplant was the more effective and safe way? You typically don't want intestinal fauna in your stomach.
 
2012-07-16 12:34:07 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Take a poop pill? That's disgusting.


Exactly. Not to mention risky. I could see taking a pill with lab-cultured bacteria, that only contains beneficial strains and nothing else. But raw sewage? Even putting aside the yuk factor, there's way too many potential nasties to make that a good idea.

I've also read that intestinal flora have a significant role in obesity.
 
2012-07-16 12:34:11 PM

Magorn: Humans are under the illuson that we are individuals. We're not, we're symbionts who cannot surivive without the hosts of alien bacteria that reside in out guts and break down food into nutrients for us.

Its almost certain that on some level the strain of bacteria that happens to colonize you has a lot to do with whether you are prone to obesity or one of those skinny people who can eat whatever they want and never gain a pound. It woiuld not shock me if those bacteria produced other chemicals that could affect our mood, blood pressure, etc.

After all, the level of midichlorians in your blood determines how well you can use something as basic as the Force


Want to blow your mind?

"Exposure to friendly soil bacteria could improve mood by boosting the immune system just as effectively as antidepressant drugs, a new study suggests"
 
2012-07-16 12:35:01 PM
It's all fun and games until the flora in your gut gets annihilated and the shiat hits the proverbial fan, ceiling, floor, walls, hand towels, inside of your shirts, and your entire life becomes spackled with poopoo fleks, welded to porous and nonporous surfaces a like.
 
2012-07-16 12:35:01 PM

treesloth: big mouse balls

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/big mouse balls

www.redorbit.com
 
2012-07-16 12:36:51 PM

Testiclaw: It's all fun and games until the flora in your gut gets annihilated and the shiat hits the proverbial fan, ceiling, floor, walls, hand towels, inside of your shirts, and your entire life becomes spackled with poopoo fleks, welded to porous and nonporous surfaces a like.


thebuyosphere.files.wordpress.com

/relax, it's chocolate
 
2012-07-16 12:41:47 PM

ChipNASA: treesloth: big mouse balls
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/big mouse balls

www.redorbit.com


WARNING: Graphic depiction of mouse dissection below.


i1095.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-16 12:43:32 PM
Rick Romero: It seems that pre- and post-biotics can benefit baby formula. Gourmet dog food, too!

/cha
//ching
 
2012-07-16 12:43:49 PM

treesloth: ChipNASA: treesloth: big mouse balls
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/big mouse balls

www.redorbit.com

WARNING: Graphic depiction of mouse dissection below.

[i1095.photobucket.com image 320x240]


j.wigflip.com
 
2012-07-16 12:51:01 PM
I just want to say "DUH!"

Your digestive system is really important. It goes and so you go..
 
2012-07-16 12:53:13 PM

RexTalionis: No shiat.


Yeah ... I got taught this back in 4th grade science. Is it "ironic" that rain comes from clouds, too?
 
2012-07-16 12:54:07 PM

ciberido: RexTalionis: No shiat.

Yeah ... I got taught this back in 4th grade science. Is it "ironic" that rain comes from clouds, too?


It is when it does it on your wedding day.
 
2012-07-16 12:55:03 PM

ChipNASA: j.wigflip.com


Well, yeah, he obviously wins.
 
2012-07-16 01:02:23 PM
The article assumes that food eaten results in gut bacteria, rather than gut bacteria determining what food is eaten. I'd like to see that proved as my experience says the later is more likely true. You don't eat things that give you gut problems.

Also, from meat0918's article:
"Exposure to friendly soil bacteria could improve mood by boosting the immune system just as effectively as antidepressant drugs, a new study suggests"

"M. vaccae is no longer being pursued as a treatment for cancer, because it didn't prolong life, but patients did report increases in things like vitality and cognitive function and decreases in pain,"

made me all stabby! We don't care if it improves the quality of life, we just want the pain wracked life to go on longer!
 
2012-07-16 01:10:50 PM

NotARocketScientist: made me all stabby! We don't care if it improves the quality of life, we just want the pain wracked life to go on longer!


I think it's more a matter that grants are given to pursue very specific research. The grant proposal will state, for example, that they intend to research the effectiveness of substance X in diminishing cancer Y's growth. If they notice other benefits, they note them but admit that the to the grant's original hypothesis is unproven. Then they (or others...) submit a grant proposal to study the link between substance X and pain management, cognitive function, etc. At least in theory, anyway. I'm sure a few good things fall through the cracks.
 
2012-07-16 01:22:14 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: BurnShrike: Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective

Take a poop pill? That's disgusting. I would prefer if you would just crap in your hand and shove it up my ass.


SFIA?
 
2012-07-16 01:24:44 PM
i1145.photobucket.com

Every time I visit a non-first world country, my guts take some time to get acclimated. What helps shorten that process?

www.vitaminshoppe.com

So yeah, no shiat, this is old news.
 
2012-07-16 01:25:22 PM
Anybody care to consider the effect of antibiotics (i.e. kill such flora)? I suppose it was in the paper but the PR flak can't be bothered. I'd suspect that patients who have used less antibiotics over the years are healthier, but can't be bothered to track down the paper.
 
2012-07-16 01:29:37 PM
Lousy study though...

"Or is it that people who are not as well tend to be housed in long-term care facilities?"

Gee... ya think? Newsflash: Old people living in long term care facility are on average less healthy than old people still able to live independently!
 
2012-07-16 01:36:11 PM

clyph: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Take a poop pill? That's disgusting.

Exactly. Not to mention risky. I could see taking a pill with lab-cultured bacteria, that only contains beneficial strains and nothing else. But raw sewage? Even putting aside the yuk factor, there's way too many potential nasties to make that a good idea.

I've also read that intestinal flora have a significant role in obesity.


They make them already. Whenever I've been sick with a fever for a few days or get the sort of food poising that involves vomiting or diahrea (sp?) I make a point of either eating a few cups of yogurt or taking acidophilus pills for a day or two and it seems to do wonders for getting my digestive system back on track.

And when/If scientists isolate the "skinny" (ie less efficient") strains of gut bacteria you can damn sure bet they will become billionaires (even if eating more and getting less useful calories ain't exactly an enviromentally responsible thing to do)
 
2012-07-16 01:39:28 PM

BurnShrike: I remember reading an article a while back about... well, basically about eating other people's poop to replace the good bacteria in your intestines. They had a few different ways of doing it, from sucking back a poop milk-shake to swallowing a capsule with poop inside. Apparently some people had trouble with this, so there was a way of doing it from the other end too, although it wasn't as effective (I think they called the procedure a "fecal transplant").

So apparently 2 girls 1 cup is a medical training video.


Fecal transplantation is a theoretical treatment for medically refractory C. Diff infection. It was also featured on an episode of the horrid Gray's anatomy where they did it to a 30 something healthy woman with C. diff thanks to neurotic use of internet purchased antibiotics (without trying any of the actual first-line treatments). iirc, they used her hubby's poop.
 
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