Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)
The Fecal Microbiota Transplant is described in detail in the following videos from mainstream media sources. The transplant has improved people’s lives with ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, and according to Swedish researchers, has temporary effects Type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that Type 2 diabetics have significantly different bowel flora than people without the condition. Prof. Borody also believes that it can have an effect with at least two other neurological conditions: subsets of autism and Parkinson’s diseases. Because Prof. Borody has been vigorously speaking and publishing about the topic as well as the US National Institute of Health funding the Human Microbiome Project with several hundred million dollars, mainstream medicine has finally started to closely examine the role of the feces in the human body. As you will see in Prof. Borody’s video, he considers feces an organ. It can be considered an organ because it processes food and creates beneficial chemistries for the person. However, if the bacterial types and numbers get out of normal, and/or they start to misbehave, they can begin to produce harmful chemistries that researchers believe can cause many different kinds of diseases, beside Clostridia difficile (C. diff). So in a sense, the FMT is like erasing and re-installing an operating system and software on a computer hard-drive after the data becomes corrupted. Since there are many hundreds or thousands of species of bacteria in a human gut, and there are merely tens of species of probiotics you can buy at a store, the FMT can be a very powerful source of diverse and healing probiotics.
The first video below is from the US television network ABC News. It was shown May 15, 2011.
The video shown below, from ABC News Catalyst, shows Prof. Thomas J. Borody in his facility, the Centre for Digestive Diseases in Five Dock, Australia, a suburb of Sydney. It was shown July 14, 2011.
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