I have a good friend who has inflammatory bowel disease, principally involving her colon. She has tried every treatment available, from steroids (prednisone) to anti TNF agents (Humira). None have eliminated her symptoms, and all of the drugs available for these conditions have severe side effects. She would like to try a procedure called Fecal Microbial Transplant. Basically, a slurry is made from the feces of a healthy person, and this is introduced into the colon of the sick individual through a enema, in order to re-establish a normal colony of healthy microbes in the gut. This treatment is not new, and has been used since at least the 1950's for clostridium difficile infections, for which it can be very effective, even in cases where the most powerful antibiotics have failed repeatedly. I think this is worth trying, since there really are no side effects, however the material used is packed in dry ice after preparation. I am wondering if the temperature of dry ice (~-110 degrees F) might not actually kill the microbes which the process is attempting to introduce into the gut. Can anyone here tell me if that is the case? If no one is sure, can anyone suggest a forum where I might ask about this? This is a very serious situation which is destroying this young woman's life, so please, no "poop jokes".