November 18, 2017

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 […]

Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis using Fecal Bacteriotherapy

Ulcerative Colitis sustained remission after fecal transplants without the continued use of medications. The excerpt below documents six cases of Ulcerative Colitis that were successfully treated using fecal transplants also known as fecal bacteriotherapy.  The article Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis Using Fecal Bacteriotherapy was published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology in 2003 by Dr. […]

Why use Fecal Transplants to treat Ulcerative Colitis (video)

Why use Fecal Transplants to treat Ulcerative Colitis Video Here is a brief video talk about why to use Fecal Transplants instead of anti-biotics or pro-biotics to treat Ulcerative Colitis or for that matter Crohn’s Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Before you have irreversible, life-altering surgery or subject yourself to yet another drug that […]

Fecal Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis effectiveness and safety in children and young adults

Here is more good news. A study was just released documenting the safety and effectiveness of Fecal Microbiota Transplant to treat Ulcerative Colitis in children and young adults (age 7 – 21.) Previous research and published case studies have consistently documented the safety and low prevalence of side-effects of fecal transplants primarily to treat Pseudomembranous Colitis caused […]

Fecal Transplants Cure Ulcerative Colitis book now available

“Fecal Transplant cures Ulcerative Colitis” the e-book is now here. Get your copy in electronic form and also get complimentary access to consultations with the author. 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 of […]

Fecal Transplant for Ulcerative Colitis – how many do you need to do?

How many Fecal Transplants do I need to do? One question I have often gotten is how many Fecal Transplants do I need to do and for how long. Since until very recently very few doctors would perform the Fecal transplant procedure (also known as Fecal Microbiota Transplants, Fecal Enemas and several other names) in […]

Fecal Transplants at home cured Ulcerative Colitis – update a year and a half later

I have gotten many questions and comments on whether I am still symptom-free. I’m happy to say that I am still symptom-free and actually doing better than I was before getting Ulcerative Colitis. Today it will have been exactly 18 months since I did the last of my self-administered Fecal Transplants at home to cure […]

Great video about using Fecal Transplant to cure Colitis caused by c. diff

Here is a quick video that briefly covers the facts about Pseudomembranous Colitis caused by Clostridium Difficile (c. diff.) bacteria and a brief overview of Fecal Transplant for which I go into greater detail.    

Bupropion as a treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

This article is about drugs that can help work with Fecal Transplants to make them more effective for Ulcerative Colitis. It grew out of several responses I have written to emails from people who have visited this site. What dramatically tipped the illness in my favor was when I started taking the anti-depressant drugs Bupropion […]

Fecal Transplant: Slow diarrhea and urgency so good bacteria can colonize

Q: How do I slow diarrhea with my case of Ulcerative Colitis? At this point I am having a hard time and there are sudden urges and bloating that I can often barely make it to the bathroom most of the time. What do you recommend I do with my diet, are their any drugs […]

Can Fecal Transplants treat obesity?

Can Fecal Transplant help with obesity? Obesity has continued to become more and more of a problem over the last few years in the U.S. and it also contributes to a wide range of related illnesses including diabetes and just today a study was released that obesity during pregnancy could contribute to autism in children. […]

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Team Challenge

Hi, I am running in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Team Challenge in June near the Washington, DC area. If any of you would like to donate to the cause here is the link. Thank you. Michael http://www.active.com/donate/virginia12dc/MHurstdc

How do I get my donor screened for Fecal Transplant?

This is a question I have been asked a few times before. How did I get my donor screened? I ended up NOT having any testing done, simply because I realized from my donor’s medical history and the incidence of such cases within the U.S. (epidemiology) that there was basically no chance that they had […]

How do you select a donor for Fecal Transplant?

I recently got a question from a reader about selecting a donor to do the Fecal Transplant for Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Q: Can you post something about how you collected a sample from a friend?  I am mortified about the social part.  I would also like to make it the physical process as […]