The therapeutic use of human poop has proven to be more effective than very expensive pharmaceutical drugs for certain diseases. Fecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) are a less expensive and more effective treatment for many common diseases, yet the FDA is limiting the use of this therapy. Fecal Microbiota Transplant therapy involves transplanting stool from a healthy person into the digestive system of an unhealthy person to cure specific diseases. FMT is helpful because the poop from a healthy person contains bacteria that is needed by the person who is sick. FMT has been successfully used for: drug-resistant bacterial infections such as Clostridium Difficile, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, chronic constipation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), obesity, type II diabetes, Autism, Parkinson’s, mental disease, food poisoning, Malaria, Metabolic Syndrome, autoimmune diseases, and allergies. But this is a huge threat to the pharmaceutical industry, so the FDA has declared poop a drug and is making efforts to restrict it and ban donor banks.
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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on fecal transplants curing Clostridium difficile bacteria made news across the nation recently. 14,000 people a year in the U.S. die from C. difficile, which is generally caused by the overuse of antibiotics which kills off all of the gut flora, including […]