Clinic in UK now doing Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)
I have found a clinic in the UK who have now started doing Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT). It is an extremely well run clinic whose main focus was colonic irrigation and digestive wellbeing who have now decided to make FMT their main business. They supply their own donor stool with the donor being comprehensively tested beforehand. They are doing FMT to treat all gut related illnesses.
They do 1 infusion a day for 10 days and the cost is £4000.
Interestingly when Professor Borody in Australia started doing FMT he used a colonic irrigation clinic as is the case here.
I have no commercial involvement in this clinic.
You need to contact Glenn Taylor by email to email@example.com and if you mention that you got his details from the Environmental Illness website that will be useful as I have asked if it would be ok to put his contact details here.
Interesting what you say about yourself but maybe this is hopefully a herx reaction.
Yellow11, the fact that the low residue diet made you feel the best in 4 years is very interesting. Have you looked into a FODMAP diet which has proven to be very successful for many patients with the symptoms you describe. FODMAPS was pioneered by a hospital in Oz so you are in the right place.
Having a flare of my candida issues mid-treatment was i'm pretty sure the reason that things didn't work out for me. I'm continuing on with ad-hoc treatments for a bit but I think in my heart I know that i'm most likely going to have to bite the bullet and have a proper treatment again later in the year. I need to save up some more cash first!
I'll update you as and when I have something useful to say!
So to this Faecal transplant clinic in my opinion its simply too expensive as for being transplanted to the colon as it really may be not effective enough to deal with upper gut down. I will try this on my own. but I strongly believe good Faecal microbial transplant that goes through all the digestive tract beggining from small upper gut down is the answer for us to repair our biota, if we talk about this kind of money maybe it could be better if we so desperate ones sufferers in UK organize together and to get the tubes and all to transplant it straight to upper gut, it's a plan
They do say Oneone (not that I'm an expert or anything) that raw foods are an awful lot harder to digest than cooked ones so it doesn't surprise me what you say. I wonder though is it all vegs you have problems with, maybe it's just one or two of them but as you eat them altogether it can be hard to identify the problem ones. Like I hear celery can cause a lot of people difficulty. Maybe restrict your veg intake to just one or two for a few days and see how you get on with them, and if they're ok expand to a few others? Dunno might be worth considering.
With my father's passing it's really hit home to me how life is there to be lived, f**k it I'm tired of living the way I do so I really think if I can get the money together I might give the ft procedure a go.
Wonder is anyone else out there about to try it out?
I have been reading your blog on the process of undergoing FMT ( www.thehealthyhorse.wordpress.com ). Thank you so much for doing this. It helps people get an understanding of what the process is like, what to expect, and makes it a little less scary. For those who have yet to undergo FMT, it is really helpful to read a first hand account, with all the detail that comes from writing the blog during the actual 10 day process.
Thanks so much.
Thanks for keeping us posted ! I look forward to reading your blog on the experience
Yes, it is the Taymount Clinic that is doing the treatment here in the UK. I believe our long-term member and friend MikeH is booked in for January and I'm sure he will give us some feedback on his experiences at the clinic (no pressure Mike!).
Hope you find the group and site useful Prof. Take care.
I'm brand new to this site, simply followed a link via another page and arrived here. Can anyone give the actual name of the clinic that's doing the HPI/FTs treatments?
I think I may have gathered that it's the Taymount Clinic? Is this right?
Thanks in advance.
You're a real star, yet again what you say has been very illuminating for me. In case the person who wrote the post sees this then I offer my apologies for being so dismissive of it.
I have to go back to the drawing board in terms of whats a right diet for me, I always thought vegetables were the safest things to eat, while white bread is too refined and starchy.
That's a good point what you say about whther the sufferer has only a gi condition or something more complex, didn't think of that.
Yet again you are a real mine of information.
Re: cooking vegetables. Yes, it is essentially starting the process of digestion. Breaking down chemical bonds and making the job of digestion in the upper GI tract much easier and quicker. Eating only raw food, although perhaps healthier for someone who is already healthy, requires an enourmous amount of energy and digestive juices i.e. gastric acid, digestive enzymes from the pancreas and small intestinal wall etc.
Thanks for this reply. As usual, you've explained something in a clear and easy to understand manner.
Quick question - does cooking vegetables increase their digestibility higher up in the small intestine?
Thanks for posting this. It sounds familiar. I'm not sure if it is our very own TracyMac!
The dietary advice certainly isn't rubbish and is logical if you think about what is trying to be accomplished. Vegetables are generally high in fibre - and often starch also - both of which are difficult or impossible to digest. They therefore result in a lot of carbohydrates reaching the lower small intestine where bacteria, yeast and other microbes that have grown out of control can feed upon them. White bread on the other hand has had its fibrous husk removed and is much more rapidly digested and therefore the carbohydrate is absorbed much higher up the small intestine before the dysbiotic microbes get the chance to get a hold of it.
The question of time scale for improvement probably depends on manner factors, most notably the type of illness you are trying to treat. C. difficile infection seems to respond very quickly but then this is a GI only disease with the very obvious symptom of diarrhea. Environmental (or invisible) illnesses such as those discussed here at EiR there is a lot of immune, endocrine and nervous system dysfunction that is likely to take a much longer amount of time to move back towards normal even after the gut dysbiosis has been taken care of and things are back in balance in the gut.
I hope this makes helps you make sense of things.
hey im from australia and i have had this treament 2 weeks ago, i did 10 days of treatment its costed about $3000 AUD im pretty sure its the only place in oz doing this treament centre of digestive disease sydney. after having the procedure now knowing whats involved if i have to do the treatment again i would do the whole thing myself. find a donor a friend or family member possibly the healthiest person you know & one who can keep there mouth shut about this lol. get there fresh stool buy some kind of blender with disposable heads and mix the stool with salt saline water, and insert 300mls via enema. then hold for around 1.5 hours massage your colon for half hour moving from left side for 10min to back to on your belly then the left side. ive been sick with cronic IBS for 4 years now and ive tried absolute everything i even did a 10 day fast in thailand as a parasite cleanse ive never had any diagnoses i get cronic acid reflux foul gut fermentation/cronic wind & fatigue my vision is very fuzzy/blurry and brain fog i feel so stupid cannot think properly and many other ibs symptoms im 23years old and feel like my like my life is just fading away ive been off work now for 7 months due to my condition getting to much mostly fatigue and the foul wind. im not feeling any better yet from the treatment but be prepared there is a long prep to this treatment and post treatment! eg no alcohol for 6 months post treatment, & high fibre diet & no antibiotics.... also pre treatment i did 3 weeks on a low fibre diet i did this very strict i stuck to white bread eggs chicken & rice crackers & honey on toast for breaky for 3 weeks sounds heavy but it was the best ive felt in 4 years !!!!!!! no bacteria feeding off veggies and fibre, no foul wind this made me so happy i even got back into the gym for this period to burn off the excess carbs i was eating with all the white bread. then a 10 day course of a heavy antibiotic. anyway back to the treatment at first i was grossed out and wouldnt even watch the enema but after a couple days i was fine with it, so see if the doctors even have a DIY package and just provide info and enema bags or somthing so the cost isnt so high. there probably isnt anything on this planet i wouldnt do to get my old healthy life back, this was no hurdle for me. hopefully i see some restults they did say it normally doesnt start having some effect to 6-8 weeks and somtimes months so fingers crossed :-) End of quote.
This post makes absolutley no sense to me. Either its total rubbish or else my understanding of fts is way off. Leaving aside the fact that most vegetables are usually a safe enough food if you have dysbosis while white bread isn't, surely if an ft does work for you then the results should be apparent almost immediately. There would be no need to wait for 6 to 8 weeks. Either the bad bacteria has been replaced by the donor's good bacteria in which case you're laughing or they haven't. Either way you should know pretty soon. Of course there's always the possibillity the bad bacteria might grow back at some later date, for example if you don't watch your diet, but as soon as you've finished your treatment you should have a fair idea of whether it workded or not I've always assumed. Am i missing soemthing here?
Re: antibiotics. I don't want to put a downer on things at all but the explanation you have been given doesn't make much sense to me. The antibiotics generally used prior to FT (e.g. Rifaxamin) are not absorbed from the GI tract and would therefore only wipe out bacteria in the gut. They would have no effect on commensal bacteria elsewhere on your body so not sure where the clinic is coming from with that.
Thanks for letting me know about the email notifications. I've managed to get some money together so a major overhaul/upgrade of the site will be undertaken in the first half of next year hopefully (trying to finish another project at the moment!).
Good luck at Taymount!
@Yellow11 re antibiotics: I had a good chat with Glenn Taylor from the clinic and he made the point that using the antibiotics wipes out all bacteria (from your mouth, your ears, everywhere!) and this treatment only repopulates the gut. This put my mind at rest anyway.
@Maff FWIW, i'm not getting notifications either.