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.
Fecal bacteriotherapy is an accepted treatment for C. diff. infection but has yet to become widely offered for UC. Given the chronic and debilitating nature of the disease, and the long-term ineffectiveness of available prescription options, we had little to lose in trying this treatment in the only way we could make it readily available - at home. It has been worth the time and trouble to do so.