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Will Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Work for Crohn’s Disease?

Note: If you haven't read it, you may be interested in this comprehensive article on Crohn's Disease and Diet. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves the replacement of the entire population of dysfunctional gut bacteria (gut microbiome) with healthy bacteria from healthy donor stool. The technique has been incredibly successful (90-98%) and safe for treating C [...]

Sh*t happens

In a surprising move, the Food and Drug Administration has reversed course eliminating the heavy regulatory burden imposed in April of this year on US medical facilities that wanted to conduct fecal transplants (commonly referred to as FMT for fecal microbiota transplantation) for people sick with colitis caused by Clostridium difficile (C diff) that does [...]

By | 2016-11-05T04:27:05+00:00 July 27th, 2013|antibiotics, C diff, Fecal Transplants|2 Comments

New PBS Documentary on Our Gut and Digestion

Guts with Michael Mosley just aired on PBS April 17, 2013. Hopefully,it will air again, if you haven't seen it. In this fascinating documentary, Michael volunteers to undergo a number of invasive tests and also has his entire digestive tract viewed live all day in a museum setting with a capsule or submarine camera. They [...]