The process, although potentially life-saving, sounds pretty gross. Doctors take fresh poop, blend it into a slurry, and inject it into patients, usually via colonoscopy. Or, you can straight-up just eat the poop... sort of.
"A patient ingests somebody else's poop," Dr. Shah says. "Now, they’re making it into pills. And it's very effective."
About 90% of people who get them are cured of their C. diff infections, compared to only 26% from medication. Thanks to its wild success, doctors are looking into using poop transplants for other GI issues, such as IBS or ulcerative colitis. Poop -- saving lives, one transplant at a time.