Our intestine plush settles down for a nice long read. Indeed, Everything Is Eliminated. 💩💩💩

i-heart-gut-bugs-intestineIs your gut bugging you? Sometimes that can be a good thing, especially when it comes to the heathful bacteria that lives in your digestive system and helps you to digest food. There are about 300 - 1000 different species of guts bugs living in your large intestine, some good, some bad. Recently you may have noticed that probiotics are all the rage, sneaking into all kinds of food, from yogurt to cereal. Last weekend I came across the pictured sticker in a promotion for phd, a new probio beverage on the market, check out their gut bug blog for more info.
intestine Perhaps you've heard of a heart transplant, a lung transplant, and even a uterus transplant, but have you ever heard of not just a bowel transplant (WARNING: STOP READING NOW IF YOU'RE EASILY DISGUSTED), but a feces transplant? Yes, it's true, people sometimes transplant poo. I learned this from What's Your Poo Telling You?, a fun-loving and fact-filled book all about bodily excretions. Folks with really bad cases of colitis caused by poor intestinal flora can sometimes benefit from a squirt of someone else's nicely populated bacterial colony. As the book points out, this last-resort treatment may have a bright future "owing to the short list of willing recipients and the potentially endless supply of donors."