If you're thinking of signing up for an obstacle course sometime soon, you might want to rethink that!
Back in 2012, 22 people who competed in an adventure race on a cattle ranch in Beatty, Nevada spent the next week dealing with a fever, nausea, and worst of all — bloody diarrhea!
Well researchers later came to a gag-inducing conclusion that the participants got sick because they were exposed to
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Yes, fecal transplants are real and yes, they do cure people.
We previously mentioned that a woman's life was saved by a fecal transplant!
She had too much of the deadly bacteria C. difficile in her system after antibiotics she was taking killed off all the good bacteria.
What happens is, there is good bacteria in your gut that keeps the bad stuff at bay.
So when your gut gets all out of whack, sometimes it only takes a simple fecal enema to clear it up!
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We previously mentioned that a man in Nova Scotia performed a fecal enema on himself!
He did it to cure himself of the deadly bacteria C. difficile.
Well it's worked again!
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Are you eating? You might want to skip ahead or put down the spoon for a second (especially if you're eating soup).
So there's this guy in Nova Scotia who caught C. difficile after a surgery and was having a hell of a time getting the hospital to treat it.
He then went ahead and gave himself a fecal transplant using his cousin's… well… feces in an enema. Obviously he didn't want his name released to the press.
The doctors were shocked for two reasons: He did it to himself, and IT WORKED.
Well, more so that it worked even though he did it to himself, because the proper procedure does have a 90% success rate!
We're glad it all worked out — he saved his own life!
The more you know!
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