In this episode, host Lindsey Parsons interviews Michael, who has given himself 9 fecal microbiota transplants in order to address serious problems with IBS, irregular heartbeats and severe fatigue that have kept him on disability for over 10 years. They discuss how he found 9 donors and their impact on his heath, how to properly screen a donor, how to do the transplant, the need for high quality donors and the potential profit healthy people may be flushing down the toilet. Since our recording, two sites have been created: https://microbioma.org/ and https://www.humanmicrobes.org to connect high quality stool donors and recipients.
You can find more information on your host, Lindsey Parsons, EdD, Certified Health Coach, at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. Lindsey coaches clients locally and nationwide on improving autoimmune, thyroid and digestive issues naturally and in losing weight without cutting or counting calories so that they can keep it off for life. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Michael’s detailed experiences and lessons from 9 different FMT donors: http://tinyurl.com/experiencesFMT
Michael’s sample donor questionnaire: https://old.reddit.com/r/HumanMicrobiome/wiki/fmtquestionnaire
Video of home FMT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLIndT7fuGo
Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1676427302597468/
Methods Michael has tried to find donors: https://archive.is/gEw3u
Article on the RDS clinic in Tampa and history of fecal transplants: https://www.buzzfeed.com/nidhisubbaraman/inside-tampa-fecal-transplant-clinic
RDS Infusions: https://www.rdsinfusions.com
Michael’s Openbiome analysis: http://tinyurl.com/openbiomereview
Wiki that Michael maintains on FMT and the microbiome: https://old.reddit.com/r/HumanMicrobiome/wiki/index
High Desert Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighDesertHealth/
High Desert Health on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HDesertHealth or @HDesertHealth
High Desert Health on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/high.desert.health/ or @high.desert.health
Thank you to SoundDot for the music on the podcast: Royalty Free Music: www.soundotcom.com
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