April 30, 2017

FMT safe donor bank fundraiser

Fecal microbiota transplant is the most effective treatment for Clostridium Difficile and can help other illnesses like idiopathic Ulcerative Colitis like it did for me. However finding a safe, suitable donor for this can be difficult for many people. This fundraising campaign seeks funds to help create a bank of safe donors who have undergone […]

Another success story for fecal transplants for Ulcerative Colitis

Here is yet another success story. Notice that making sure the content from the fecal transplant enema getting all the way through all parts of the large intestine is key. While I can’t say for sure if doing more than one enema a day is necessary, I think it underscores the willingness of those who […]

Fecal Transplants frozen just as successful as fresh

Here is some good news for people who don’t have a donor close to where they live. A pilot study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may lead to greater availability and acceptability of an unusual treatment for a serious medical problem – use of fecal material from healthy donors to treat recurrent diarrhea caused […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! Also see my DIY video on how to do Fecal Transplants    

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.    

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

Cured! By a combination of Fecal Transplant, drugs and diet

I know it’s been awhile since I last posted about my progress with Ulcerative Colitis. Fortunately I have some great news to report. I did the fecal transplants / infusions every single day for about 5 weeks. At first I started to get a little better but then eventually started to get worse again, although […]

Update on Fecal Transplants

I have now done 15 days of the Fecal Transplants. This is a much longer course than some people recommend, however I believe it might be necessary considering what they root cause might be. Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) bacteria has been implicated as a likely cause of Crohn’s disease and it might also be a […]

Fecal Transplants are under way – Day 7

I started with the Fecal Transplants /Human Probiotic Infusions / Bacterial Therapy to treat Ulcerative Colitis last Sunday night June 12, so that would make today day 7.  A quick note is that there are many names for the simple process of taking fresh stool, mixing it with salt water and then infusing it using […]

Introduction, Ulcerative Colitis and Fecal Transplant procedure

Almost 12 years ago I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis after I got back from traveling abroad about a month before my 21st birthday. While I had often had loose stool and more frequent than normal movements throughout my life this was a lot worse than anything I had ever experienced. After high doses of […]