Fecal transplants can be life-saving for people with stubborn bacterial infections, but they're not for the faint of heart. So doctors have come up with a way to make them more palatable: the frozen poop pill.
People infected with Clostridium difficile suffer debilitating diarrhea, but the bug often defies antibiotics. Doctors have recently discovered that a fecal transplant will restore good gut bacteria that banishes the C. diff. But the procedure is awkward, requiring a donation of fresh feces, usually from a relative, and a colonoscopy to deliver it.
Between 60 and 70 million Americans are afflicted by digestive diseases , while countless more deal with upset stomachs, constipation, diarrhea and other tummy troubles. Maybe it was something they ate--or didn’t eat. If you want to ease or prevent digestive issues, reach for these five foods.