Help Build a Fecal Microbiota Donor Registry

Many of us who suffer from overprescription of antibiotics, and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) from fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Levaquin and Cipro, realize our microbiota has been badly damaged, and eating cultured foods, or taking probiotic pills, is likely not going to be enough to restore complete gut flora, proper immune function, and mental health.

FMT has already proven its effectiveness in many cases of C. Diff Infections. Recent studies indicate FMT may also be curative in CFS/ME, diabetes, MS, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. I feel it can also be an important supportive therapy for those coping with Lyme Disease, as it rebuilds the flora lost from frequent antimicrobial treatments. Far from this being fringe science, Psychology Today acknowledges how FMT could play a role in treating anxiety. Here’s another article, in the New York Times, from a fecal transplant donor.

Here’s the good news: we already have a registry for FMT donors, and people can SIGN UP, at thepowerofpoop.com! This will be a huge step in giving thousands of people the full spectrum of probiotics they need. If you’re on Twitter, please re-tweet this post (instead of favoriting), or just use the Twitter link at the bottom of this blog entry.

Thanks for helping to spread the word!

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3 thoughts on “Help Build a Fecal Microbiota Donor Registry

  1. Terry, Thank you for sharing your journey! The NY Times article you posted was probably the best-written explanation of FMT and the underwritten frustrations of the FDAs “oversight” (read: blockage) of the process. She is a donor’s dream, and her poop may well be worth its weight in gold! Thank you again for all your insight, Lynn

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    • hi, lynn — thanks so much for your reply! i thought that op-ed piece from NYT was amazing, too. i hope you come back often, and share your own insights. that’s a big reason why i’m blogging here — to get great feedback. 🙂

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  2. Pingback: Fecal Transplant, Round 2 | Getting Healthier Now

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