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DIY Fecal Transplants for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The Perfect Stool Understanding and Healing the Gut Microbiome

Release Date: 02/15/2019

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In this episode, host Lindsey Parsons interviews Michael, who has given himself 9 fecal microbiota transplants in order to address serious problems with IBS, irregular heartbeats and severe fatigue that have kept him on disability for over 10 years. They discuss how he found 9 donors and their impact on his heath, how to properly screen a donor, how to do the transplant, the need for high quality donors and the potential profit healthy people may be flushing down the toilet. Since our recording, a site has been created: https://microbioma.org/ to connect high quality stool donors and recipients.

You can find more information on your host, Lindsey Parsons, EdD, Certified Health Coach, at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. Lindsey coaches clients locally and nationwide on improving autoimmune, thyroid and digestive issues naturally and in losing weight without cutting or counting calories so that they can keep it off for life. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Links:

World's first microbiome donor bank: https://microbioma.org and flyer to recruit stool donors: https://i.imgur.com/GfKzfGL.png

Michael’s detailed experiences and lessons from 9 different FMT donors: http://tinyurl.com/experiencesFMT

Michael’s sample donor questionnaire: https://old.reddit.com/r/HumanMicrobiome/wiki/fmtquestionnaire

Video of home FMT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLIndT7fuGo

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1676427302597468/

Methods Michael has tried to find donors: https://archive.is/gEw3u

Article on the RDS clinic in Tampa and history of fecal transplants: https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhisubbaraman/inside-tampa-fecal-transplant-clinic

RDS Infusions: https://www.rdsinfusions.com

Michael’s Openbiome analysis: http://tinyurl.com/openbiomereview

Wiki that Michael maintains on FMT and the microbiome: https://old.reddit.com/r/HumanMicrobiome/wiki/index

Lindsey Parsons’ web site: High Desert Health: http://highdeserthealthcoaching.com and email: lindsey@highdeserthealthcoaching.com

High Desert Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighDesertHealth/

High Desert Health on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HDesertHealth or @HDesertHealth

High Desert Health on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/high.desert.health/ or @high.desert.health

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