Eat Poop For Your Health
Wait. What?So your hiney hole has been emitting a rather watery effluent with a bit
more frequency than you are comfortable with. You are in a foreign country where dysentery is a fairly common malady, and you have read horror stories about death from this dreaded condition. What can you do?
Why not just chow down on some poop!
In Africa during World War II, German doctors were horrified to learn that in addition to losing troops to the army of Field Marshal Montgomery, men were dying in massive numbers from dysentery. The locals were not suffering from this malady, though, so the doctors focused their attention on the local population to see how they avoided it. The Germans, being fastidious people, were shocked when they learned that at the first signs of intestinal distress the Arabs followed a camel, and when it pooped they immediately picked up a steaming blob of dung and ate it. These poop eaters were then mysteriously cured, practically overnight. The Arabian population had no idea why this treatment worked, and when questioned simply stated that they and their ancestors had always done it.
The German doctors were both disgusted and intrigued and decided to solve this riddle. A bit of research showed them that fresh camel, horse and sheep dung was rich in a bacteria called Bacillus subtilis.
They soon discovered that this powerful bacterial microorganism is so strong that it practically cannibalizes all harmful microorganisms in the human body, particularly pathogenic bacteria like the virulent strain which was causing dysentery in the German troops.
It was correctly discerned that the troops would probably rebel if steaming piles of camel crap were served up at mealtime, so with a little more research they learned to create the magic elixir by a means that didn't involve the intestinal tract and anus of a ruminant, or quasi-ruminants from the orders Equidae, or Tylopoda.
This artificially produced bacteria is credited with saving many lives and is still used in many countries of the world as a means of fighting
dysentery and diarrhea, diseases that still take the lives of more children each year than malaria and several other diseases combined. In Western Europe and the Middle East it is used frequently as an immunostimulatory agent to treat gastrointestinal and urinary tract infections.
Antibiotics, the so-called wonder drugs, are more expensive to manufacture, slower to cure dysentery, and have the added danger of producing the super bugs we are starting to hear so much about; so the next time you have a case of the Hershey-squirts and your doctor reaches for his prescription pad, tell him to be sure and write the script for some "good shit."
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