Need extra cash?
OK, I guess that was a trick question because, well who doesn’t?
In keeping with my newly assumed role of bringing you all the news you need to know , I will give you this profitable tip.
The Washington Post is reporting that you can earn up to $13 K anually. Anally.
Poop transplants are a real treatment that I’ve read actual medical journal articles about. The hypothesis is that our Western Culture (damn you McD’s!) has eliminated too much of the flora and fauna out of our GI tracts. The result is lots of people like me with bowel disease.
So scientists are looking at all kinds of ways to help.
One of the latest ideas is to repopulate the good bacteria. That’s the idea behind pro-biotics. They put back the good bacteria that overuse of antibiotics and other hazards of Western life have, ummm, eliminated.
One of those ways is through poop transplants. I kid you not.
At present, poop transplants are used only for treatment of poor suckers infected with c difficile* and e coli, particularly nasty bacteria that is really hard to get rid of. They are studying it in bowel diseases like my Crohn’s and colitis, but they haven’t yet flushed out all the problem issues.
So if you are really healthy and have good aim, you can earn some bucks while doing your business.
You know the worst thing about this for a Crohn’s patient? The knowledge that this isn’t the worst treatment imaginable. That goes to the one they were testing a few years ago under the same hypothesis — that our guts were too clean. With that treatment, they had you drink worm larvae. Yum.
I wonder if the researchers know about the whale in my last post.
*Thanks to my pals Kate Crimmins and Carrie Rubin. The article refs c diff; Ive read it is also used on e coli. So much shit; so many uses. So much money in the pot.