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Vivek Apte grew up in Bombay and Hong Kong and is now a "native" central New Yorker. During his career he has held stints as a dishwasher, cook, literacy tutor, page-layout specialist, copy editor, and writer. His interests include acoustic music from India and the U.S., ethnic cooking, history, economics, philosophy, religion, popular science, social trends, and current events.
on Nov. 05, 2012 :
This is a well written account of one family’s experience with at-home human probiotic infusion therapy. The nature of the treatment makes this a tough, almost taboo subject, but the author writes about it frankly and directly. You really get a sense of what desperate ends this family was at with the daughter’s worsening UC, and why they ultimately decided to try this unconventional at-home treatment. It’s clear they’ve experienced a degree of success that has made their efforts worthwhile. The author describes their process and results, and also provides a frank assessment of what and what not to expect. There’s a detailed how-to section here that should be a great help to UC sufferers curious about how an at-home treatment might be administered. Overall, a helpful and honest account, as well as an entertaining read.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)