UNBELIEVABLE! I saw a NOVA Wonders on PBS last night called “What’s living in you? There they spoke at length about the horrible and sometimes deadly bacterial infection called C. diff. They said that if I had found a decent specialist, I would have had access to a fecal transplant by taking 30 capsules at once with no C. diff the next day!
Go check out “OpenBiome, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding safe access to fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), and to catalyzing research into the human microbiome.”
Here’s why OpenBiome got started:
“In 2011, a close friend of ours contracted a C. difficile infection after a routine surgery, and antibiotic treatment wasn’t working. For 18 months, we watched him suffer with this debilitating illness and several rounds of failed treatment. Knowing the evidence supporting the use of fecal transplantation to treat recurrent C. difficile infection, he sought but couldn’t find a clinician who could perform the treatment for him. When he finally received a life-changing fecal transplant, the effect was remarkable. Within a couple of days he had his life back.”
The patient on this NOVA program felt much better within 24 hours!