Eat Sh%t and Don’t Die?

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In the never ending quest to treat C. Diff infections doctors have come across novel ways to get good bacteria in the colon in a quick and massive way.  We have talked about stool transplants on this blog before.   It was a matter of time before a pill would be available.  Call it a shit pill for lack of a better term but hey, if it works, it works.   The doctor who devised this pill said this about it:

“There’s no stool left – just stool bugs. These people are not eating poop,” and there are no smelly burps because the contents aren’t released until they’re well past the stomach, Louie said.

It is okay if you find humor in this.  It is only natural.  Just the fact of possibly burping up crap makes me cringe and laugh at the same time.  This is serious stuff though and could be big.

By the way, selling pills with bacteria (not just probiotics) will be the next big thing in medicine in the future.  Expect that to start with with an obesity treatment craze.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Eat Sh%t and Don’t Die?

  1. Edmund Hayes, Pharm.D.
    October 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

    With the crazy amount of recalls that we have seen in the pharmaceutical industry lately, I would say that they have been selling us “shitty” medication for a long time. Lastly I will say that with all the compounding pharmacies being closed down almost on a monthly because of contaminated products I think we are already buying medications with bacteria, whether we know it or not.

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