We talk with Dr. Mark Davis, ND today about fecal microbiota transplants (also known as FMT, fecal transplants, and fecal bacteriotherapy). This therapy which uses human donor stool has saved thousands of lives in the case of refractory C. Difficile infections and shows promise for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Colitis, and many other conditions. This history of it’s use is over 2,000 years old.
Press play to learn more about:
- The legal status of fecal transplants
- Lots of good cases including a few cases of multiple sclerosis and a case of Parkinson’s being cured during treatment of colitis with FMT
- How to perform a fecal transplant
- Encapsulated FMT – what it is, its effectiveness, and how to prepare and administer
- How to screen potential donors
- Things to modify if the fecal transplant doesn’t work
- Using antibiotics before a fecal microbiota transplant
- and more….
Dr. Mark Davis is the clinic director of the Good Life Medicine Center in Portland, OR. He also sits on the board of directors of the Fecal Transplant foundation and is an alumnus of NCNM.
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