In this episode of Biolitics, we play upon the theme: One man's trash, is another man's treasure. It features Alex Scheeler of Open Biome, a stool bank in Boston that is doing some really incredible, cutting-edge work. We discuss the phenomenon of Fecal Matter Transplants and how the rich floral diversity in healthy fecal samples is used to cure a potentially lethal G.I. infection: recurrent Clostridium Difficle (CDiff). CDiff is one of many bacterial populations and colonies in our gut that symbiotically work together to keep us healthy. However, when CDiff starts to grow into levels that exceed its proper proportions, it becomes toxin releasing and can result in a severe infection. However, the potential implications and benefits of FMT seem to go far, far beyond the scope of simply curing recurrent CDiff. The enteric nervous system in our gut is beginning to be associated with everything from emotions to immunology and of course our digestion!