Fecal Transplant

Why Dirty Kids Are Healthy Kids

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Parents
Nikki Fotheringham

As a parent, your job is to protect your kids from harm and stories of superbugs and flesh-eating viruses may have you liberally basting your children with hand sanitizer, and cleaning your home with chemicals that promise to send bacteria packing. Well, put down the bleach and put your feet up. As it turns out, dirt is actually good for our kids!

Taking The Fecal Out Of Fecal Transplantation

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg By adding hundreds of species to the colon, the bacterium simply cannot compete and ends up losing its grip on the gut. Eventually, the infection clears and the individual returns to normal.

Using Bacteria to Fight Disease May One Day Improve Oral Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The premise of using bacteria to combat bacteria isn't new. It has shown promise to combat the potentially lethal Clostridium difficile and also has helped to resolve other gastrointestinal disorders, particularly in children. The concept of transplantation appeared to be transferrable to the mouth.

Good C-DIFF Agents May Keep Our Homeland Safe

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The date was 2004, and the setting a hospital in Quebec. When BI/NAP1/027 struck, the world was taken aback by an incredible ferocity that infected over 1,700 people and left hundreds dead. But this was only the beginning as TCD and BI/NAP1/027 have since spread worldwide. But what can be done to stop this rogue germ agent?

One Man's Poo Is Another Man's Prescription

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgFecal therapy is here to stay. With the number of options to treat acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders shrinking, a means to not only treat but also cure cannot be disregarded. People may never get used to the smell of fecal microbiota therapy, but I know they'll definitely get used to the benefits. Let's rePOOPulate.

Does The Controversial Fecal Transplant Treatment Work For C. Difficile?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Fecal transplants cure most cases of persistent C. difficile infection, a landmark study has shown.That comes as no surprise to the increasi...

Why Researchers Are Making Fake Poop

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Researchers have created a synthetic "poop" aimed at treating recurrent infections of C. difficile, a toxin-producing bacterium that causes ...

As It Turns Out, People Will Take Fecal Transplants — If They Help

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The grossness notwithstanding, people would likely agree to undergo a fecal transplant if they were suffering from persistent C. difficile d...