Faecal Microbiome Transplant

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Faecal Microbiome Transplant (FMT) is a process whereby faecal bacteria from a healthy, screened donor is put into the colon of the recipient using a simple catheter, this is undertaken by Nurses.   This is conducted under a course of ten treatment sessions.

Mouthful-chew-drop-breath routine:


Take a fork or spoonful into your mouth: place your fork or utensil on the table: chew your food 30-40 times, and once you have swallowed it, take 2-3 deep breaths before you pick up your utensil to have another mouthful. This enables the enzymes in the saliva to mix with the food and to start the digestive process off. So mechanical and chemical digestion begins in the mouth. We have the teeth for the purpose of tearing and grinding and mashing food into smaller pieces. This increases the surface area of the food, allowing the digestive enzymes in the mouth to further break down the food, increasing the release of nutrients. When we do not chew our food properly, we miss out on absorbing these nutrients.


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Dietary Recommendations and Supplements

The most effective diet is to go back to our Paleolithic ancestors, pre-agricultural. This is called Paleolithic Diet and there are many versions of that, you can always Google that and see what may suit you.


Follow this link for our recommended guidelines:


Supplements - We recommend Prebiotics such as Bimuno, which is a fructo-oligosaccharide. We can supply this. Probiotics can also be taken to support the new microbiome, and we will be able to supply Symprove.


Preparatory Treatment Protocol for FMT

Standard treatment protocol for FMT


We administer two to three times per week if the patient is coming from a long distance or from abroad, then we do it daily for five days one week and five days the next, but using a more relaxed treatment programme i.e. two or three times per week is fine. So therefore it is not essential that the days have to be consecutive and this programme can be modified, but generally speaking

                   

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Recommendations for the FMT Programme

1. Don't eat a large meal immediately before your treatment, and don't come hungry, eat moderately so that you are neither hungry nor overfull. You don't need an empty stomach (as if you were having a colonoscopy), but we recommend for you just to eat lightly before your treatment,


2. Try not to drink too much fluid before you come, being slightly thirsty will help your body to hold and retain the fluid from the implant. This is only 50ml, so it is easy to retain.


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Tips for Improving Digestion

What about diet following FMT?

Highly processed diets consisting largely of carbohydrates, high sugar and low fat diets are not a good idea. By removing excess carbohydrates from our diet and including healthy amounts of good fats like Coconut Oil, top quality grass-fed meats preferably not red meats, fish, plenty of green vegetables, overall health will improve, and this method is anti-inflammatory and will assist in resolving many gut issues.


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Documentation and downloads

Faecal Microbiome Transplants - a full introduction

Dietary Recommendations and Supplements

Tips for Digestion

Preparatory Treatment Protocol

Recommendations for FMT treatment

Diet Post FMT

When to Use Top Ups

Fruit BasketThe Paleolithic Diet

 

Our ancestors had a very varied diet and the only populations eating a similar diet are indigenous tribal populations and these are most studied in Tanzania. Remarkably about these societies what we do know is that their faecal microbiome is 40% bigger than our Western microbiome, also their epidemiology is significantly different from ours, for example Cancers are a rarity, Diabetes is practically unknown and Neurodegenerative Illness is also practically unknown.

 

The following is an article from New Scientist and underlines the dietary advice we are offering here.

Dishing the dirt: How clean does your home really need to be?


Cleanliness is next to godliness – or perhaps not.


Penny Sarchet from New Scientist looks at the evidence around hygiene to find out if there is a sweet spot.


I HATE housework,” said the late Joan Rivers. “You make the beds, you wash the dishes, and six months later you have to start all over again.”


If only. I can’t stand a dirty kitchen sink, a grubby bathroom or cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, so I spend precious hours every week cathartically cleansing.  Click here to access the article

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Recommended Book Reading:


Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life

Book by David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg – click image to link to Amazon

The Diet Myth – book by Tim Spector – click image to link to Amazon



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Supportive Testing:

The Dove Clinic is offering Gut testing.  This comprises the 16S test, which is the standard sequencing method for microbiome tests. It measures a single gene present in all bacterial DNA called 16S that allow the lab to classify most of the common bacteria present in your gut. Most population data is based on this method.

Following the analysis you will need a consultation with Dr Kenyon, who will asses the results and identify how the different groups of microbes associate to health and disease. This information will allow him to provide you with personalised advice.

Web Links:

Faecal Transplants and Possible Application in Allergies, Autism, and Autoimmune Disease - Written By Ali Le Vere, B.S., B.S. - An external article published and copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2017  -


At first glance, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) appears to be a far-fetched procedure devised as a slapstick plot for a sit-com series. However, this innovative technique may revolutionize the future of medical treatments for a host of maladies including autoimmune and allergic diseases as well as autism spectrum disorder.


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