There are plenty of things you can do yourself. You can file your own taxes…replace the tile in the bathroom…and even change your own fuses.
If you ask me, anyone who pays someone to change their car’s oil is a sucker.
But right at the top of the list of things you SHOULDN’T do yourself — right next to cutting your own hair (trust me, don’t even try it) — is a fecal transplant.
If you’re not familiar with the term, this poo transfusion is exactly what it sounds like. Nicknamed the “transpoosion,” a fecal transplant is when you replace your own “unhealthy” poop with healthy stool from a “clean” donor by sticking it up…well…THERE.
Yes, it sounds perfectly disgusting. You’re probably wondering: How clean could it be — and why would you want someone else’s anyway?
But believe it or not, it can also be a life-changing — even life-SAVING — therapy for folks suffering from stomach infections with the deadly and often untreatable superbug, Clostridium difficile.
Let’s face it — this bizarre therapy is completely natural. And, in some cases, it has been the ONLY cure for folks suffering from debilitating and recurring C. diff infections, as you read right here three years ago.
But like nearly everything else these days, it’s being ruined by half-baked ideas on the Internet, where folks claim do-it-yourself fecal transplants can cure everything from baldness to autism.
And if you believe that, well…I’d say I’ve got a pile of poop to sell you, but it looks like someone beat me to it. According to a WebMD investigative report, most of the “donor poop” used in the 10,000 do-it-yourself transpoosions over the past year was bought and sold online.
In this case, D.I.Y. is more like D.I. WHY?!!
Many of the folks who’ve tried it on their own have learned the hard way that fecal transplants aren’t the miracle cure they’ve read about on the Internet. Introducing new bacteria into the colon has caused some people to gain weight, while others have developed infections from poop that turned out to be not so clean after all.
What’s this world coming to when you can’t trust some guy on the Internet selling his “clean” poop?
The bottom line here is: Keep your poop to yourself, and stay away from other people’s poo. A fecal transplant is one procedure you’ll want to leave to the professionals — and even then, only if you’re suffering from a life-or-death battle with C. diff.