If you don’t know what FMT is, you’re not alone! This is a new and cutting-edge treatment, and one that might make you a little squeamish. Dr. Jason Klop, who has been working in the field of digestive health and microbiome restoration for many years, is here to talk about his extensive experience with FMT or Fecal Microbiota Transfer.
As the name suggests, fecal matter is actually transferred from one gut microbiome to another, offering the hope of introducing new and necessary good bacteria that couldn’t flourish there before.
This treatment has the potential to help with many gut-related conditions that aren’t easily helped any other way, including IBS, Crohns, and even autism.
Episode Highlights on FMT
- The many conditions that stem from gut imbalance
- How Fecal Microbiota Transfer works
- The differences between FMT and taking a probiotic
- My husband’s experience with C. difficile and SIBO
- Side effects of antibiotics on gut microflora
- Why a varied diet is so important to gut health
- The benefits of fasting and why FMT procedures start with a fast
- Why travel, time in nature, gardening, and exploration can all improve our gut microbiome
- What studies show about the effect of Fecal Microbiota Transfer for autistic patients
- Why doing FMT yourself at home is a bad idea (yes, it’s apparently a thing!)
- And more!
Resources We Mention
Note for our listeners: This treatment is not available to Canadians at this time.
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