Feb 20 2014

Baby Poop Bacteria Makes Healthier Sausages?

Here’s a phrase I didn’t think I’d hear today. Baby poop bacteria. Apparently what winds up in your baby’s diaper could help make healthier sausages.

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Note: there is no baby poop in the above product. As far as we know anyway.

Sausage in general does not fall into the category of “health food” to the best of my knowledge. Phrases like “how your Fox News sausage is made” are meant to be a pulling back of the curtain, showing you things you don’t want to know. For example, a “beef sausage” contains beef. What kind of beef? You don’t want to know. And so on.

A friend of mine sent me a link to this story on FoxNews.com, via LiveScience. It’s not that anyone wants to eat baby poop. (At least I hope not.) It’s the bacteria, probiotics in particular, that scientists were looking into.

The two kinds of bacteria used most often in probiotics, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are far more abundant in infant poop than in adult excrement. In addition, “infant feces are natural samples, easy to obtain,” Jofr said.

“Easy to obtain” indeed. Babies are poop machines. Extracting the healthy bacteria from the baby poop is not something that everyone knows how to do, though. Isn’t it marvelous that we have scientists to do these things for us?

I guess. If you’re a scientist, this is the sort of thing you do. Are there poop scientists? Poop-ologists?

Personally I  avoid sausage. But that’s me. I do take probiotics (as opposed to ANTI-biotics, a connection I only recently made). And I eat non-dairy yogurt, which has the live bacteria this article talks about. Not necessarily the same live bacteria, or as much of it. I’m not an expert on these matters. This should not be considered health advice. See your doctor if you have an erection lasting more than four hours. Sorry, wrong sausage.

Anyway, it is unlikely you will see baby poop sausages on store shelves anytime soon. And as gross as the topic is, it did make me think about my overall gut health, which is important.

Baby-poop bacteria help make healthy sausages | Fox News.

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Jul 16 2013

Smart Diaper With QR code?

CNET via CBS News has a story about a Smart Diaper with a QR code parents can scan when their little ones go wee-wee.


So that parents can “track changes in a baby’s urine, potentially showing signs of a urinary tract infection, prolonged dehydration, or risk for kidney problems,” according to the CNET/CBS article.

At the moment the Smart Diaper is only a dream; funds are being raised via IndieGoGo. The company behind this potential pee capturing data device is Pixie Scientific. This is an actual quote from their web site:

360 million diapers are changed every day
None of this health information has been used
Until Smart Diapers

They made the the words “smart diapers” blue, not us.

There’s a video. Watch if you dare.

‘Smart Diaper’ with QR code may track tots’ health | Crave – CNET.

Aug 16 2011

Excercise Good, TV Bad

Get Lean The Lazy Way

Two news items today that apply to parents and kids alike. Simply put — exercise good, TV bad.

Also — floor down. Ceiling up. Read more »

Apr 01 2009

Company Pays 25 Million For 867-5309


In a sign of economic turnaround, or perhaps the coming apocalypse, Natrient, LLC has paid $25 million for the phone number 800-867-5309. As in Jenny, I got your number. Read more »

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Jan 28 2009

Cello Scrotum Hoax

Men, we have happy news. It’s OK to play the cello now. Read more »

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