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Tracy Mac’s Story

  Where do you live? Melbourne, Australia. How old are you? 52 What percentage recovered are you? 70% What was your diagnosis and what treatments did you try before FMT? I had been on regular courses of anti-biotics throughout my… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Sunshine’s Story

    fecal transplant for IBS

      Where do you live? San Francisco, California, USA How old are you? 42 What percentage better are you? 98% What was your diagnosis and what treatments did you try before FMT? I had terrible diarrhea after a life saving… Read More ›

  • Natural Anti-microbial Supplements for IBD

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    Matt Robinson lives and works in Washington D.C., USA.  He was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2002 and has been living medication-free since early 2009.  FMT was one tool in his digestive illness toolbox and we published his FMT Success Story in… Read More ›

  • Tracy S’s Story

    Briggs Protocol

    Where do you live? Peoria, Illinois, USA How old are you? 48 What percentage recovered are you? 90% What was your diagnosis and what treatments did you try before FMT? I was diagnosed with Clostridium difficile (C.diff) after taking antibiotics for strep… Read More ›

  • Introduction to Briggs Protocol

    Briggs Protocol for Ulcerative Colitis

          The Briggs Protocol for treating Ulcerative Colitis has been floating around the internet and our Facebook FMT Discussion group for a few years now. The reason it’s so popular is that it has worked for many, is… Read More ›

  • Yasmin’s story

    fecal transplant for ulcerative colitis

    Where do you live? Farnborough, Hampshire, UK. How old are you? 25 What percentage recovered are you?  85-90% Most days.  Occasionally this will slip down to 50-60% for a few days when in a mini flare but this is getting less and… Read More ›

  • Why FMT doesn’t always work

    Allison Jones

      Allison Jones is a qualified Nutritionist in Sydney, Australia and is currently undertaking further study in Naturopathy. Since its inception, many group members in the Facebook FMT Discussion group have tried FMT to treat a diverse range of conditions. … Read More ›

  • Josh’s Story

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      Where do you live? I live in Lodi California, the beautiful wine country. How old are you? I am 27 years old. What percentage better are you? I would say I am 95% better. What was your diagnosis and… Read More ›

  • US government seeks YOUR input into microbiome research

    save the human microbiome

    If you live in the US and are passionate about saving the Human Microbiome please consider preparing a submission for the White House regarding your wish-list for Microbiome research. They want to hear from members of the public as well as… Read More ›

  • Interview with Jessica Richman of uBiome

    Jessica Richman

    Jessica Richman is CEO and co-founder of uBiome, a company that provides human microbiome testing. In 2013 she spoke at TedMed, asking Why Should Science be Limited to Scientists? Ubiome is the result of her passion to make the science of… Read More ›

  • Linda’s Story

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      Where do you live? I live in Southern California, USA How old are you? I am 68 years old. What percentage recovered are you? I am 100 % better from Fecal Transplant.  I am C-Diff free for 1 full… Read More ›

  • Brandi’s Story

    fecal transplant for ibs

    Where do you live? I live in Upstate NY, USA. How old are you? 55 What percentage recovered are you? 98% What was your diagnosis and what treatments did you try before FMT? IBS-D due to antibiotic overuse.   I tried… Read More ›

  • Jennifer’s Story

    fecal transplant for ulcerative colitis

      I live in rural Manitoba, Canada, under the canopy of an endless, ever changing prairie sky.   I am 40 years old and find myself between 95% and 99% improved in health as a result of FMT treatments and the… Read More ›

  • Carlos’s Story

    fecal transplant for ms

    We’re very excited to announce our first FMT for Multiple Sclerosis Success Story. Thanks Carlos for being willing to openly share your story with others – and a big “well done” to the team at Taymount Clinic in the UK who provided… Read More ›

  • Tyler’s Story

    fecal transplant for ulcerative colitis

      Where do you live? Lexington, Kentucky, USA What percentage better are you? 85-95% better What was your diagnosis and what treatments did you try before FMT? In November 2010 after my first colonoscopy the Doc gave me the diagnosis… Read More ›

  • Second stool bank established in the USA

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      A second stool bank has been established in the USA. AdvancingBio is located on the West Coast in Sacramento, California and opened its doors in February.  Like OpenBiome on the East Coast, it is non-profit. ePatients please note that stool banks will not sell… Read More ›

  • Interview with Dr Silvio Najt

    fecal transplant clinic

      Dr Silvio Najt runs the Newbery Clinic in Buenos Aires, Argentina.   Newbery Clinic specialises in the treatment of inflammatory illnesses, through restoration of gut health through nutrition and FMT.     What’s your background? How did you become a FMT specialist? I specialize… Read More ›

  • FMT and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    fecal transplant and epigenetics

      Kristina Campbell is a science writer specialising in microbiota. She writes regularly for Gut Microbiota for Health and blogs at The Intestinal Gardener. Scientists now know that the gut microbiota – the microorganisms found in the human gastrointestinal tract – have… Read More ›

  • Sam’s Story

    fecal transplant for Autistic enterocolitis

      Sam’s mother writes this story on behalf of her 7 year old son who has recovered from Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Autistic enterocolitis, using fecal transplant. Where do you live? Michigan, USA What percentage recovered are you? 80% What was your diagnosis… Read More ›

  • Geoff’s Story

    It’s understandable most success stories are anonymous, but so great when an FMT recipient decides to be unashamedly “out-and-proud” on video about their recovery using FMT.  Geoff’s is a spectacular recovery.  Yet it demonstrates once again that FMT is only one tool in a… Read More ›

  • Interview with Rebiotix’s Lee Jones

    Lee Jones Rebiotix fecal transplant

    Lee Jones is the founder and CEO of Rebiotix Inc. a biotechnology company founded to revolutionize the treatment of challenging gastrointestinal diseases by harnessing the power of the human microbiome.  The company has developed a unique biopharmaceutical platform called Microbiota… Read More ›

  • Dr Gary H. Hoffman on FMT for C. diff

    Dr Gary H Hoffman talks about fecal transplant

      The following guest post is written by Dr. Gary H. Hoffman, a board certified surgeon of Los Angeles Colon And Rectal Surgical Associates.  Dr. Hoffman has experience with fecal microbial transplantation and is attuned to the nuances of c…. Read More ›

  • Jenny’s Story

    fecal transplant new zealand

    This is an interesting success story for a few of reasons. Firstly, it’s our first story from New Zealand. Secondly, the success occurred in an older patient with bad UC suggesting that age and severity do not necessarily preclude healing. Thirdly, and importantly, it’s… Read More ›

  • OpenBiome Give a Sh!t Campaign

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    If you care about educating the world about the human microbiome, please give generously to the OpenBiome Give a Sh!t Campaign and share this link so that others will too. These guys are the real deal, a non-profit organisation who… Read More ›

  • James’s Story

    fecal transplant for severe ulcerative colitis proctitis success story

      Where do you live? I live in Zaragoza, Spain. How old are you? I am 31 years old. What percentage better are you? I would say around 80-85% (and expecting to increase these numbers in the following days/weeks). What… Read More ›

  • Louise’s Story

    fecal transplant treats c diff

      Where do you live? Australia How old are you? 57 What percentage better are you? From C Diff 100% What was your diagnosis and what  treatments did you try before FMT? I have Crohn’s Disease and had C Diff… Read More ›

  • Gerry’s Story

    fecal transplant success story

    Where do you live? Ashbourne, UK How old are you? 46 What percentage better are you? 90% What was your diagnosis and what treatments did you try before FMT? I have Ulcerative Colitis, first diagnosed in 1999. I have been through… Read More ›

  • Jaimi’s Story

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      This FMT success story is told from the viewpoint of 22 year old Jaimi and her father who championed the FMT treatment to save his daughter from surgery.   Where are you from? Portland, Oregon, USA What percentage better… Read More ›

  • Robby’s Story

    3 year old fecal transplant success story

      If you have a sick child, you will know how difficult it is to make decisions on their behalf, particularly once the mainstream medical system has given up on them. You are terrified to try alternative treatments, and you… Read More ›

  • Danny’s Story

    7 year old fecal transplant success story

      “Danny” is a seven year old boy.  His FMT success story is told in the words of his grandmother.     What percentage recovered is Danny? The chronic constipation is 95% better. The C-diff is cured. What was his diagnosis and… Read More ›

  • Gut Microbiota for Gastroenterologists

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      Congratulations to Gut Microbiota for Health, always ahead of the pack, for publishing  this presentation “Gut Microbiota for Gastroenterologists”.  This introduction to gut microbiota includes questions frequently asked by patients, which is most welcome.  It looks like the tide in turning… Read More ›

  • Caitlin’s Story

    fecal transplant for IBS

    Caitlin is our first IBS success story, and hers is a particularly happy ending. Where are you from? Portland, Oregan, USA What percentage better are you? 100% What was your diagnosis and what treatments did you try before FMT? I… Read More ›

  • FDA to Ban Stool Banks?

    FDA to ban fecal transplant donor banks

    In May last year the US FDA declared Fecal Microbiota Transplant an Investigative New Drug and confined its use to patients with Clostridium Difficile whose condition had not responded to other treatments. It has now issued a draft guidance paper… Read More ›

  • Mike’s Story

    fecal transplant for ulcerative colitis success story

      This story, told by a father, tells of the recovery of his 17 year old son from Ulcerative Colitis using FMT. Where do you live: Concord, California, USA What percentage recovery did your son achieve? 95-100% What was the… Read More ›

  • How to talk to your doctor about fecal transplant: a patient’s perspective

    a patient's perspective

    Kathy Lammens is a Ph. D. in Philosophy and mother to a child with Ulcerative Colitis. After much effort, Kathy and her husband succeeded in persuading their doctors to let them try Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT), an experimental therapy, to… Read More ›

  • How to talk to your doctor about fecal transplant: a doctor’s perspective

    how to talk to your doctor about fecal transplant

    Dr. Arnab Ray is a gastroenterologist at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He has performed over 20 Fecal Microbiota Transplantations (FMT) to treat Clostridium difficile and is currently enrolling patients in the Rebiotix Punch CD clinical trial. He is… Read More ›

  • OpenBiome – First to Market with Fecal Microbiota

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       It is always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela   I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the team at OpenBiome.  I expected to meet a bunch of high wired young entrepreneurs determined to make their first billion from… Read More ›

  • 2013: The Year of the Microbiome?

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        The role of the microbiome, the complement of bacterial passengers carried around by every human being, gets more intriguing by the month. The Economist, February 2013   There’s nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come, and… Read More ›

  • Poop Transplants: A new take on an old therapy

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    Dr Dyani Lewis has a background in laboratory science, having earned her PhD in plant genetics from the University of Melbourne, Australia.  She has also completed a Master of Communication (Journalism) from Deakin University and works as an Associate Producer on… Read More ›

  • Carlos’s Story

    fecal transplant success story

    Dr. Carlos Monteverde is a medical doctor from Ecuador specialized in immunology. He has achieved recovery from UC by using FMT. He runs a pharmaceutical ingredients company and is now trying to develop an elemental formula that is free of casein and… Read More ›

  • Doctors Urged to Acknowledge Home Fecal Transplant

    fecal transplant

    OPEN LETTER TO: American College of Gastroenterology American Gastroenterological Association Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Gastroenterological Society of Australia New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology British Society of Gastroenterology United European Gastroenterology Austrian Gastroenterological Association German Gastroenterological Association Swiss Society for Gastroenterology… Read More ›

  • Crohnology’s FMT Users

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    Kenneth Spriggs is a former quantitative analyst with a physics degree who was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2001.  He is investigating the use of health care data as revealed through social media. Kenneth has developed a DIY Electronic Health Record that… Read More ›

  • Bob’s Story

    fecal transplant c diff

    In August, Bob a much loved 57 year old husband, father and state administrator was having regular outpatient treatment in the local hospital in Kentucky, USA, for a non-gut-related condition.  One day he had his regular treatment, developed diarrhea that… Read More ›

  • Julie’s Story

    fecal transplant

    Where are you from? Florida, USA. What percentage better are you? Right now 95% for the last 8 months. What was your diagnosis and what treatments did you try before FMT? I had a terrible case of C-Diff like 9… Read More ›

  • Interview with Taymount Clinic’s Glenn Taylor

    Glenn Taylor

    Glenn Taylor is Clinic Director & Food Bacteriologist at Taymount Clinic in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK. Taymount is a natural medicine clinic that specialises in health conditions influenced by the functions of gut flora. What’s your background, and how did you come to run a fecal… Read More ›

  • Genes on, Genes off: Epigenetics and FMT

    fecal transplant and epigenetics

    Kristina Campbell is a science writer specializing in gut bacteria and health. Her Intestinal Gardener blog covers recent research and issues related to digestive health. Kristina lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and yogurt-loving daughter.  When was the last time… Read More ›

  • Madhura’s Story

    fecal transplant success story india

       Editor’s Note I am thrilled to publish this success story from Bangalore, India. In November last year I received an email from Madhura’s husband enquiring about fecal transplant for his wife’s Ulcerative Colitis. Since then I have followed their… Read More ›

  • Interview with Dr David Shepard M.D.

    SHEPARD-new

      RDS Infusions is a gastroenterology clinic that assists patients with Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT). R. David Shepard, MD. Is the head of RDS Infusions. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and has been practicing in Tampa, Florida, USA for… Read More ›

  • Human Microbiome Conference Streaming Live: July 24, 25 & 26

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      Human Microbiome Conference Streaming LIVE Full conference agenda   If you have technical problems viewing click here  

  • The Ick Factor: Get Over It

    Christian john lillis

    Christian John Lillis is co-founder and director, The Peggy Lillis Memorial Foundation, the first national organization dedicated to reducing and eradicating Clostridium difficile infections, or CDIs, through education and advocacy. His mother Peggy died of C Diff. I’ve been struggling with a… Read More ›

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