Matt Robinson is a US-based Digestive Illness Coach who has successfully managed Ulcerative Colitis without medication. He was diagnosed with UC in 2002 and has been living medication-free since early 2009. His approach has been holistic using many natural therapies, including the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Fecal Microbiota Transplant.
Matt has recently released FMT Coach, an e-book with a step-by-step guide to FMT and dealing with your doctor. If you have the funds, he is also available to coach you and help you prepare a plan. This can be undertaken via Skype, so geographical distance need not be an issue. Matt offers a free sample session to get started.
Ideally you will have a supportive medical professional to guide you through the FMT decision. If FMT is deemed appropriate for your condition, this practitioner will assist you with testing and implementation. A progressive doctor will either be aware of the procedure or be receptive when you introduce him/her to it. However this not an ideal world and the reality is that most cyber-sufferers are left alone to navigate this process.
On this site you will find DIY resources and a list of clinics who may be able to help. However, another option is to utilise the services of a ‘coach’ like Matt. It is important to stress that Matt does not take the place of a doctor. Coaches like Matt can help you in your healing process, be it diet, FMT, or other treatments. He can also help you deal with your doctor.
Making the FMT decision and taking it on are overwhelming tasks to most people and particularly difficult when you are sick and suffering brain fog. While it is true that most people can survive without a coach, everyone can benefit from coaching. With respect to FMT, coaching can help support you through the process and communicate with your doctor, work, family, etc. It is an option worth considering, especially if you have been unable to find supportive medical care, are doing this alone, or you want assistance communicating with your doctor. Matt is another resource to consider. No one should have to go through this alone.
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