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RePOOPulate: Synthetic stool effective agains C difficile

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    yes it is for real :)

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130108201651.htm


     
  2. Bob

    Bob

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    This could move this field of research forwards very quickly, now that the 'yuk' factor has been removed. It will be interesting to keep an eye on their research to see if they get any helpful results for IBD and autism etc.
     
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I saw a video of her talking about this somewhere that someone posted a while back - very impressive.

    People are also interested in a sort of re-bogey-ulate in which you get a nasal mucus transplant for chronic sinusitis, in which the microbiome is also not normal (don't try any of this at home, folks).
     
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    Sounds promising, maybe for more conditions as Bob suggest. Question comes to mind is how is this different than regular probiotics, or the kind that ship "live" in the culture (I think of Natren, supernatant), or yogurt/kefir.
     
  5. AbbyDear

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    That's interesting Sasha. I asked an ENT once which probiotics should be found in nasal/sinus, but he could not say. Hopefully, this can be determined at some point.
     
  6. Bob

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    This formula is cultured from bacteria extracted directly from faeces. And I'm guessing that it includes a wide range of bacteria found in faeces, but I haven't read up on the details of this specific formula yet. Also, the culture is implanted via the rectum, and not taken orally.
     
  7. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

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    S boulardi has been shown to work for this too and it's a lot cheaper and easier to purchase.
    I only needed a couple of days worth after my h pylori and parasite treatment left me with the runs. I didn't bother to get
    tested for c diff since I knew it was a strong possibility. Jarrow and Metagenics carry this.

    Eating raw fruits and veggies provides good yeast. S boulardi is just yeast from the outside of a fruit. Lichi
    I think. The name of the fruit is in wiki. Tc .. X
     
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    Enid Senior Member

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    Very interesting - thanks natasha - the gut as part of the immune system takes centre stage.
     
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  9. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    it was probably this presentation, at autism conference, quite recent

    http://www.autismcanada.org/scientificsymposium/2012/vids/004_Emma_Allen/



    ... now the bogey-ulate I find REALLY gross :confused::confused: :D
     
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