Ready for Your Fecal Transplant?
Strange as it seems, someone else’s poop — a fecal transplant — could turn your life around.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
—D. H. Lawrence
Yes, fecal transplants are a thing. And they are just as cringeworthy as you might imagine. But to someone dying of a miserable Clostridia difficile (C. diff) infection, there is rarely any flinching. That’s because fecal transplants are over 95% effective against C. diff, which is a pretty remarkable success rate for a portion of poop. Anyone looking at that cure rate is bound to marvel, “What the heck is in feces that can so easily kill us or save us?”
The answer: microbes, or more precisely, the collection of microbes called the microbiota. These creatures include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoans. Before we realized that some of them were on our side, we called them germs and proceeded to kill them any way we could. Actually, we still do. But your microbiota is actually the first line of defense against dangerous pathogens. You don’t need a fecal transplant, though, if you keep your microbiota in good health. And a great way to do that is with a daily serving of Clarity Prebiotic Blend, a mix of prebiotics, polyphenols and flavonoids that feed your good microbes and discourage pathogens.
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