Alternatives needed to do-it-yourself feces swaps

By Erika Engelhaupt, 15:43 PM February 20, 2014

I was hoping not to say this again after my recent post about fecal transplants, but apparently the advice bears repeating: Don’t try this at home.

That may sound like a ridiculous warning, but people are doing it. They’re using enemas to transfer another person’s stool into their own digestive tract. The idea is to introduce a healthy community of gut microbes to treat problems ranging from irritable bowel disease to obesity and diarrheal infections. And home fecal transplantation is becoming...

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