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2017-04-17 12:59:51 PM  
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2017-04-17 01:01:40 PM  
"Despite what you've seen online, you may want more than just the one cup."
 
2017-04-17 01:18:14 PM  

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Judging by the content of the article, this might be a more apropos Red Dwarf image:

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2017-04-17 01:23:45 PM  
Practicing mudisin without a license.
 
2017-04-17 01:39:20 PM  
Hee hee, that's basically what I did when setting up a new aquarium a month ago - take some "bio mass" from an existing established aquarium, and transfer it to the new aquarium to kick start the microbe cycle. In other words, taking some shiat covered filter media and plopping it into the new tank's filter.

Hey, it works.
 
2017-04-17 01:46:11 PM  
According to Wikipedia:

In humans, coprophagia has been observed in individuals with mental illness.

I guess they need to update that to reflect it's a legitimate medical practice now.

/*hork*
 
2017-04-17 02:06:56 PM  
I wonder where they got the feces for the transplant.
I hear that technique works for the obese.
 
2017-04-17 02:13:54 PM  
This sounds like an effort to reboot someone's immune system, or to minimize becoming an enema of the state.
 
2017-04-17 02:24:20 PM  
))))
Forever
 
2017-04-17 02:24:49 PM  
Curse you, failure to preview!
 
2017-04-17 02:26:20 PM  

gopher321: Hee hee, that's basically what I did when setting up a new aquarium a month ago - take some "bio mass" from an existing established aquarium, and transfer it to the new aquarium to kick start the microbe cycle. In other words, taking some shiat covered filter media and plopping it into the new tank's filter.

Hey, it works.


Beer brewers and bread makers have been doing that for millennia.
 
2017-04-17 02:32:43 PM  
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2017-04-17 02:35:52 PM  
How can you tell the difference between your body rejecting the transplant and just needing a poo?
 
2017-04-17 02:38:29 PM  
I need need to know too much, but i'm curious about one thing...
Did he eat it, or shove it up his arse?
 
2017-04-17 02:40:59 PM  
I didn't read TFA, but NPR just did a story on this. It was very interesting. espically if you have "good poop" you can get paid $40 a cup!   And here I've been pooping for free.
 
2017-04-17 02:44:49 PM  

Danger Mouse: I didn't read TFA, but NPR just did a story on this. It was very interesting. espically if you have "good poop" you can get paid $40 a cup!   And here I've been pooping for free.


I have you down as a "bad poop" person.
 
2017-04-17 02:46:47 PM  

max_pooper: gopher321: Hee hee, that's basically what I did when setting up a new aquarium a month ago - take some "bio mass" from an existing established aquarium, and transfer it to the new aquarium to kick start the microbe cycle. In other words, taking some shiat covered filter media and plopping it into the new tank's filter.

Hey, it works.

Beer brewers and bread makers have been doing that for millennia.


I prefer my bread and beer without the shiat covered aquarium filter material.
 
2017-04-17 03:02:08 PM  
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2017-04-17 03:16:40 PM  
author is full of shiat.
 
2017-04-17 03:17:27 PM  
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2017-04-17 03:21:09 PM  
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2017-04-17 03:24:10 PM  

Danger Mouse: I didn't read TFA, but NPR just did a story on this. It was very interesting. espically if you have "good poop" you can get paid $40 a cup!   And here I've been pooping for free.


40 bucks a cup? Jeebus, I'ma quit my job and buy some Metamucil. I'll be in full production in no time!
 
2017-04-17 03:37:40 PM  
From what I've read, almost ALL fecal transplants are DIY.

There's no set source for good shiat, and insurance companies are iffy about covering the procedure anyway.  So your doc might tell you it's worth a try to help with your Crohns or IBS, but he'll have to give you a bucket with a lid to collect your own sample.

And since a lot of the conditions it's supposed to help cure are either environmental or genetic, you can't just ask someone who lives with you or a family member.  You've got to figure out which of your friends you'll be happy picking up from the airport, helping moving, and generally repaying in any way possible for the favor you're about to ask of them for the rest of your life.
 
2017-04-17 03:38:09 PM  

T.rex: I need need to know too much, but i'm curious about one thing...
Did he eat it, or shove it up his arse?


Eat it. Usually in pill form. Only way to colonize the entire GI tract.
 
2017-04-17 03:41:35 PM  
The ladies in the 2 girls 1 cup video must be healthy in the extreme...
 
2017-04-17 03:55:44 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: T.rex: I need need to know too much, but i'm curious about one thing...
Did he eat it, or shove it up his arse?

Eat it. Usually in pill form. Only way to colonize the entire GI tract.


I'm pretty sure you mean snort it.  shiat starts at the top and flows downhill.
 
2017-04-17 03:57:17 PM  

max_pooper: gopher321: Hey, it works.
Beer brewers and bread makers have been doing that for millennia.


I'll have you know I have a frozen starter of amish friendship bread dough that we can trace back to the first wave of the pennsylvania dutch.
Yeah, not really.

TofuTheAlmighty: T.rex: I need need to know too much, but i'm curious about one thing...
Did he eat it, or shove it up his arse?

Eat it. Usually in pill form. Only way to colonize the entire GI tract.


the ENTIRE tract could kill you. You don't want coliform and such in your stomach.  and the stomach acid doesn't do them any favors either. however, getting it through the stomach and further into the intestines, where you want it, can be accomplished by special enteric coatings on the capsules. Stomach is very low pH, so you give it a coating that is resistant to acids but breaks down in higher pH environments, like the intestines.
So yes, you're eating a poop pill, but basically not "eating" it so much as giving yourself a direct suppository from the wrong direction.
Or at least that's what I tell myself in the event that I ever need one.
 
2017-04-17 04:26:57 PM  
The hospital version I think involves a tube ran down through your nose and down your throat.  Poop + milk put in a blender, then run down the tube.

But hookers are so much cheaper and you have a plausible (medical) deniability when it turns out to be a cop.
 
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2017-04-17 05:11:54 PM  
I think I've seen this before, I have a cup, I just need to find two girls.
 
2017-04-17 05:59:14 PM  
I'm currently upon my porcelain throne making some deposits of Michigan. If anybody wants me to save some let me know within the next ten minutes or so.
 
2017-04-17 09:05:12 PM  
I've found this kind of fascinating for a while because as a treatment for certain life threatening conditions it's incredibly effective, but since it's a poop transplant people freak the fark out about it.

There are bacterial infections of the colon (C. difficile) that antibiotics cannot cure. People undergo five or six rounds of antibiotics, but it always comes back. They end up having to remove big sections of your colon as it dies and begins to rot away inside you.

Poop from a healthy individual contains friendly bacteria that will wipe out most of the bad ones and keep the rest in check, and transplanting a healthy person's bacteria into you can cure you in as little as a day.

The team used a tube snaked from a nostril down into the duodenum - the top of the small intestine - to deliver the fecal material to the patients' intestinal tracts.

The feces came from donors who had been screened to make sure they didn't have HIV or a number of other infectious diseases. The stools were mixed with saline, stirred and then allowed to sit. Later the fluid was separated from the solids and only the fluid was used in the procedure.

A half-litre of the fluid was dripped into the intestines via the tube. On the day of the procedure most of the patients had diarrhea and some had stomach cramping. But by the next day, most were cured.

In fact, the study was stopped early when it became clear that fecal transplants were far superior to the alternatives the procedure was tested against: the antibiotic vancomycin, which is the standard treatment for C. difficile diarrhea; or a treatment called bowel lavage - a cleansing of the bowel, like the preparation for a colonoscopy - followed by vancomycin.

Of 16 patients who received a fecal transplant, 13 were cured after a single treatment. Two of the remaining three were cured after a second transplant from a different donor, for an overall cure rate of 94 per cent.

Only four of 13 patients (31 per cent) who received vancomycin were cured; three of 13 (23 per cent) who had the bowel lavage followed by vancomycin were cured.

After the trial was completed, 18 people who were not cured by the antibiotic had fecal transplants and 11 were cured on the first try. An additional four were cured after a second transplant.

The approach Keller and his colleagues used - delivering the transplant via a nose tube - is not the only way to do this procedure. Other clinicians use a sort of reverse colonoscopy approach or a reverse enema. People who use these other procedures report cure rates in the 90 per cent range as well.


Let's see... Poop transplant or have my color removed and use a colostemy bag for the rest of my life?

I'll take the poop transplant.

The sad part is that there are still places (like the US) where doctors are reluctant to use a proven treatment because, ewww poop.
 
2017-04-17 10:28:22 PM  
You wouldn't need a fecal transplant if you hadn't done so many "toxin purges".
 
2017-04-18 03:18:17 AM  
 
2017-04-18 12:06:26 PM  

cpubus: Manhattan Transfer


Love their cover of Weather Reports, Birdland.
 
2017-04-19 12:11:09 AM  
As long as it's done rectally and is sealed in some sort of suppository, doesn't seem that bad.  Almost free, too.
 
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