April 18, 2014

Fecal Transplant Advice: Is my daughter a suitable donor for treating my eosinophillic colitis

Here is a long discussion with several messages back and forth ` Hi Michael, I am wanting to ask if you think my daughter (aged 5 years old) would be a suitable donor for me? I know that you have written about this in your book, and suggest that she might be too young to […]

Q & A: How are you doing two years after doing fecal transplants for Ulcerative Colitis

Here is another response to one of my readers who contacted me through the website. Hi Michael, I’m very inspired by your story and check in on your website frequently.  My 14 yo DD has an auto-immune disorder which has no known cause or cure according to her doctors. Her functional tests indicate sibo, gut dysbiosis, leaky […]

Fecal Transplant Bank Has Opened

This comes from Jezebell. The Nation’s First Poop Transplant Bank Has Opened Openbiome is the non-profit organization which is organizing this donor bank. While this article makes light of fecal transplants as “poop transplants, it gives a good brief description of fecal transplants and its benefits for saving people from c. diff for the lay person and […]

Frozen stool for FMT: Is it safe and effective?

Here is another letter to me about Hi, I saved some stool samples (prepped fecal slurry) prior to antibiotic use for an autologous/self fecal transplantation. The samples have been frozen at -20 (home deep freezer) for just over 3 months time. I would still like to utilize them, but have  not been able to find […]

What supplements and medications to use with FMT?

Hi Michael, My name is (withheld for privacy) and you spoke with my mom around 3 months ago about using Fecal Transplants as a treatment for UC. I was diagnosed with UC about 8 years ago (when I was a senior in high school). After my diagnosis, I went into remission for roughly 4 years with Pentasa, but […]

How does an FMT donor’s diet affect the recipient?

Here is another question from one of my readers. Q: Hi Michael, Thanks for sharing your story and information. I have been unsuccessful in finding clear information about how the food that an FMT donor eats might effect the recipient. I understand that gluten should be avoided with IBS but should the donor also avoid […]

Dr. Phil Show: Is gut bacteria behind Steven’s obesity / laziness?

I was watching the Dr. Phil Show today and the second half of the show was about a 28 year old man, Steven, who still lives at home. The show focused on the lack of motivation on Steven’s part and the lack of will power and enabling behavior from his parents. Clearly there were many […]

Olivia Fox interviews Michael Hurst about how fecal transplants cured his Ulcerative Colitis

How fecal transplants cured Ulcerative Colitis is the topic of the Health and Wellness radio show on WLVS radio with nationally syndicated radio talk host Olivia Fox who overcame her own struggles with chronic kidney disease discusses the experience Michael Hurst had using Fecal Transplants along with to treat and ultimately cure his case of Ulcerative […]

Fecal Transplants: How to do it yourself video

In this video I outline the steps for do it yourself fecal transplants. This treatment can be used for Pseudomembraneous Colitis caused by Clostridium Difficile (c. diff.) bacteria as well as the chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Fecal transplants, also known as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), fecal bacteriotherapy among other terms, […]

Human Microbiota and ADHD: Reader comments and Q&A

Hi Michael, The message below was originally written in response to your article on ‘The Power of Poop’, where I came across your story. If you have the time to answer my message, I of course hope that you will do it on that website, so that other interested people will be able to gain […]

Poop Power Radio Interview on WLVS Radio with Olivia Fox

 I am going to be interviewed about my experience using fecal transplants to cure my case of Ulcerative Colitis by longtime radio talk show host, Olivia Fox  on WLVS radio Tuesday Dec 17 at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (U.S.) / 8:00 pm GMT. Tune it at http://www.ListenVision.com/ Man effectively cures himself of Ulcerative Colitis using […]

How did you learn fecal transplants could be used to treat Ulcerative Colitis? TV interview

Here is another video excerpt from a talk show interview I did recently. I talk about how I discovered that fecal transplants could be used to treat Ulcerative Colitis just days before I was scheduled to have surgery!

How can you say fecal transplants cured your Ulcerative Colitis? TV Talk Show interview

Here is an excerpt from an interview I did recently on a TV show answering a question about how I can say fecal transplants cured my case of Ulcerative Colitis.  

Fecal Transplants treating c. diff: conversation with a reader

The following is a conversation over email with a person who bought my book about how to use fecal transplants to cure Ulcerative Colitis. For more information check out a copy of my book about how Fecal Transplant Cures Ulcerative Colitis However the information in my book will also help you if you are using fecal transplants to […]

Dr Oz discusses fecal transplants

This aired earlier this year. While in this segment Dr. Oz primarily focuses on using fecal transplants to treat C. diff infections he gives a great succinct animated description about how fecal transplants work. http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/americas-wackiest-health-trends-tested?video_id=2389768108001

Fecal Transplant Advice: How long to stay on mesalamine medication?

Q: I have been reading your blogs and articles and watching videos on you tube. I have had UC for past 5-6 years and last month I finally decided to do FT. I have been on Mesalmine medication for few years on and off. I like ulternate treatments instead. Recently I had my colonoscopy done […]

Fecal Transplant question: Where can I get a rectal syringe and how much poop should I use for the enema

Q: I was hoping you could tell me where to get a rectal syringe? Also, how much fecal matter should I be using?   A: Hi, thank you once again for getting a copy of my ebook, Poop Power: How one man used fecal transplants to cure himself of Ulcerative Colitis and how you can too. Not only […]

Question about the use of Fecal Transplant for stomach issues

Here is a question from a reader of my site submitted through the contact form. Q: Hi, I have stomach issues about a year ago. Original symptom was that I felt bloated ONLY after eating. Went to a doctor, did a blood test, was prescribed with antibiotics with pph for 2 weeks. All my symptoms […]

Repoopulate: Synthetic poop to treat GI problems

Here is an interesting article about the work of some Canadian doctors whom I met at the Human Microbiome Conference in Bethesda, MD in July. Basically bacterial cultures are used from people who are healthy and creates a more standardized mixture than just getting stool from a donor on any given day. Advantages include safety, […]

Gut Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down

Gut Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down Here is a good article from The New York Times about how gut bacteria can effect metabolism. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/health/gut-bacteria-from-thin-humans-can-slim-mice-down.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

What are the risks of Fecal Transplants for treating Ulcerative Colitis?

Question: When I first mentioned fecal transplants to  few close friends and family it created quite a stir. Beyond just the “ick” factor, a doctor talked about the risks of infectious diseases and a biologist expressed concern over changing the gut flora in the body, given all of the factors it is involved in. However I […]

How can I stop the bleeding from Ulcerative Colitis?

Q: We are dealing with some blood in my daughter’s poop again, after almost a year of remission from Ulcerative Colitis following several weeks of fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) administered at home in consultation with a doctor.  We’ve decided now to try a course of Vancomycin.  If that doesn’t work, I am looking into other […]

FDA restrictions on fecal transplants relaxed

The FDA recently formally announced that it would exercise “enforcement discretion” for its rule that an Investigational New Drug (IND) permit be approved before fecal transplants could be used to treat Live-threatening infections with Clostridium Difficile bacteria.  While not changing written policy guidelines the FDA’s existing policies, the announcement gives doctors an opportunity to treat […]

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation at Conference in Bethesda July 24-26

The human Microbiome Science conference is coming up July 24-26 in Bethesda, MD, USA. Among the topics that will be discussed are how bacteria in the human body, the microbiome, affect basically every aspect of bodily functions, including the immune system, weight, moods and behavior, to infectious and autoimmune diseases. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation will also […]

Fecal Transplants from a friend cured Ulcerative Colitis

Here is an article telling a similar story to mine. Two years ago a friend of mine who I first met through my dating coach business became my donor for fecal transplants. Two years later I am still healthy and free of Ulcerative Colitis. Now The New York Times is featuring a similar story where […]

Poop Power: do-it-yourself guide from a man who cured himself of Ulcerative Colitis

Poop Power: Poop Power: A do-it-yourself guide from a man who cured himself of Ulcerative Colitis is now here. Get your copy today in electronic form. This book details my experience with Ulcerative Colitis and how I got to the point where I ended up using self-administered Fecal Transplant (enemas) to treat and ultimately cure myself […]

Slide show about Fecal Transplants for Clostridium Difficile and Ulcerative Colitis

Here is a slide share document I created with some information on the use of fecal transplants and a few keys to their success. Fecal Transplants for treatment of Clostridium Difficile, Ulcerative Colitis and other digestive disease from hurstm78 For more detailed information of fecal transplants and how to make them work pick up a […]

How do I make Fecal Transplants work for Ulcerative Colitis?

One thing that has come to my attention recently is that some people who have tried to use fecal transplants to treat their case of Ulcerative Colitis have not yet been successful in their attempts to do so. While fecal transplants were a huge part of my experience in recovering from Ulcerative Colitis they were […]

FDA places restrictions on Fecal Transplants

The Food and Drug Administration, the FDA has designated fecal transplant as a biologic drug, meaning that any gastroenterologist performing fecal microbiota transplants needs to obtain an Investigational New Drug permit first before performing the procedure. This is unfortunate because very few doctor currently perform the procedure at all. When they do, fecal microbiota transplants […]

FDA Workshop on Fecal Microbiota Transplantation May 2013

Here is a link to the FDA workshop on Fecal Microbiota Transplantation which was held May 2-3, 2013. After this workshop the FDA announced that requirements that doctors had to get Investigational New Drug (IND) permits before performing fecal transplants would be more strictly enforced. After pushback from patients and doctors during and after this […]