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.

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Microbiome and the diet:

A healthy microbiome protects against obesity, allergies and diseases as bacteria break down food in the colon, providing energy for themselves and useful by-products for us. These by-products are essential components of chemicals that affect mood, appetite, metabolism, inflammation and the immune system. Professor Tim Spector of King's College London says that variations in the gut microbiome explain, in large part, why our kids are getting fatter and why some individuals gain more weight than others on the same diet. There is no good evidence that we consume more calories or do much less than previous generations, yet people around the world are getting fatter, and Spector says   ......read on

Background

Regarding human health and Faecal Microbiome Transplants there have been thousands of papers published over the last few years linking changes in gut flora composition to allergies, asthma, obesity, cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis. This does not mean that this treatment is curative for these conditions but the outcomes ……..  read on

The effect of Probiotics and Prebiotics

This area of self-treatment is now broadly accepted and indeed several methods of improving friendly bacteria in the gut are on supermarket shelves.


However, a review of existing studies found no evidence that taking Probiotics benefits healthy people. Also in 4/7 trials analysed, no effects were observed on the faecal microbiota composition when compared with placebo.

The Dove Clinic FMT

This is not our video but it does explain the function of the microbiome well.