Sometimes the only way to solve bad bacterial problems is to do a fecal matter transplant. It is also the best way to restore good bacteria to the intestine that have been wiped out by antibiotics or candida yeast. It is also being used more often to resolve sibo, small intestine bacteria overgrowth, with good success.
Most people think, and most probiotic manufacturers claim that taking probiotics will restore good bacterial levels, this is false. When probiotics are manufacturered, the ability of those bacteria to reproduce is lost, in about three weeks they will all die. In order to continue to get the probiotics benefits you must keep taking them. While you take them those levels will of course rise and they do take a load off your own bacteria so they can reproduce. In time, one of your bacteria can become trillions. I myself continued to take probiotics for three years after I treated myself for yeast and bad bacteria problems. Today, 10 years later, I do not have anymore intestinal problems. Had I known about fecal matter transplants back then, I probably could have cut down my treatment time by two years.
One of the side effects of antibiotics other than candida yeast over growth, is an over growth of bad bacteria. Antibiotics, in theory and in practice, target different species of bacteria and are suppose to not affect the rest. But the thing is, they will also kill certain species of good bacteria while leaving some of the other bad guys, depending upon the resistance levels of those bacteria to that antibiotic. So to keep this explanation simple, the antibiotic could kill the bacteria it is targeted to, while greatly reducing your Bacteroidetes and Firmicute levels, which allows bad bacteria levels to rise. Clostridium difficile is the most common bad bacteria that gets out of control from antibiotics, yeast of course does as well.
When out of control, these bad bacteria can cause inflammation, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and sometimes death. I believe they are the primary cause of syndromes such as ibs, ibd, colitis, crohns, diverticulosis, etc.
Fecal matter transplants have shown very good success for antibiotic caused Clostridium difficile infections. Pubmed is loaded with studies proving the effectiveness of these transplants, long term success rates run about 98%, especially for c difficile infections. Vancomycin, and other antibiotics, achieved a 66% success rate. However, in spite of the 66% success rate, reocurrence occured in 15 to 30% of cases. Patients treated a second time have a 40% chance of reocurrence and it gets worse from there.
According to this study, single antibiotic success rates for sibo, are about 34%. Triple antibiotic therapy achieved 60% success. However, there were side effects in some cases. Herbal therapy achieved a combined success rate of 52% with no side effects.
I am not aware of any studies done on fecal matter transplants and sibo but many people with sibo have reported a clearing of symptoms. However, if you have predisposing factors causing your sibo, such as bad diet, low stomach acid, motility problems, insufficient bile or enzyme production, it might not help.
Before doing the actual fecal matter transplant. It is best to knock down the bad pathogen levels. You do this by either taking antibiotics or natural herbal antibiotics like I outlined on the bad bacteria webpage. The protocol however is slightly different and here it is for you to review.
You will need:
1 - 180 capsule bottle of Biofase
1 - Tanalbit
1 - Oregano Oil
1 - Berberine
1 - Uva Ursi
If you have done a stool test that detected any bad bacteria or yeast and a susceptibility test was run identifying what kills it, you could use those herbs with Biofase instead of my suggested list.
If taking all of the above products, I would do this.
Take 3 capsules of Biofase one hour before breakfast and at bedtime every day for 30 days. If this seems to be too much for you to handle at first, you have an upset stomach or pain, drop the dose and work up as you are able.
Take the Tanalbit as directed on the label for 30 days.
Take the oregano oil at the recommended dose on the label 3 times per day for one week. At the end of that week, stop taking it and start taking Berberine.
Take 1 capsule of Berberine 3 times per day 30 minutes before a meal for one week. At the end of that week, stop taking it and start taking Uva Ursi.
Take either 3 capsules of Uva Ursi with meals twice a day, breakfast and dinner would be best, or 2 capsules three times per day with meals for one week.
For the fourth week, finish up the Tanalbit and Biofase. At the end of this process you will be ready for the fecal matter transplant.
Siblings and intimate partners tend to make the best donors if they do not have any intestinal problems. However, there is still always the risk of introducing something you don't want, amoebas, bad bacteria or different yeast species come to mind. Many times these people have adapted to these types of pathogens and they won't cause any problems for them, but that does not mean they won't cause problems for you. So it is really best to stool test your donor. This test would be more than sufficient.
Once you have established who is going to be your donor you will need an enema bag and some distilled water. Warm the water so it feels comfortable to the touch of your skin, do not use a microwave, use a pot on the stove.
Take your donor stool, fresh as possible is best, and place it in a plastic container, add enough warm water to fill the enema bag. Mix it up throughly with a wire whisk, some people actually throw everything in a blender. You don't want the mixture to be as thin as water or it will be hard to hold in, or if it is too thick it won't flow through the bags nozzle. Once mixed pour into the bag.
Prepare your location and spread a towel or two to lay on in case of leakage; close to, or in your bathroom. On the floor, would be a good choice with a place to hang the enema bag. Lubricate your anus and the enema bag tip with vaseline or ky jelly. Lay down on your left side, insert tip and open the nozzle.
Once the bag is empty or you feel like you have taken all you can, turn off the flow and remove the nozzle. Now what you want to do is every 5 to 10 minutes, roll over so you spend time on your back, your right and left side, and your stomach. By doing this you are trying to get the mixture to flow up into your colon. Putting a pillow or something under your hips to raise them, will also help the process. Once you have completed this process you can get up on the toilet and release the mixture.
Sometimes some people only have to do one transplant; other times it can take several transplants once every couple weeks to achieve success.
It is important afterwards to eat plenty of fresh vegetables lightly steamed to feed those bacteria; fill half your plate at meals. On this webpage I talk about feeding your good bacteria and I would incorporate at least one of those resistant starches. It would be best to follow this for 3 to 6 months. It would also be best to follow the candida diet as well or at least avoid the sugar, fructose, transfats, wheat, corn, and soy. Eat high Omega 3 meats and fish.
Hopefully these directions on how to do a fecal matter transplant are clear, if not, feel free to contact me from the contact page of this website.
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