Harvesting the Bounty of Bacteria

Several years back, I had a nasty sinus infection that resisted several treatments of antibiotics before clearing up. Unfortunately, in the process, I killed most of the natural flora in my gut. The result was a low-grade diarrhea for the following two years. Our culture is obsessed with sterility but, in reality, we live in […]


Two doctors, half a dozen nurses, another Respiratory Therapist and myself were huddled around the patient’s bed. Unfortunately, despite our efforts, his condition was continuing to deteriorate. I stepped back from the bedside as the decision was made to palliate. There was nothing medically that could make him better – the team would now focus […]