FMT Basics

FMT is a therapeutic intervention where fecal matter of a healthy donor is transplanted into the GI tract of a patient.

THE PRINCIPLES OF FMT

I recommend you start by watching the following video, where I present:

  • The idea behind fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)
  • Science based considerations that help to plan and implement do-it-yourself FMT
  • A demonstration of the actual implementation

Slides:

DO IT YOURSELF FMT STEPS

  1. Define/design the protocol:
    1. Define the modalities
    2. Prepare patient-donor agreement, questionnaire, test criteria (I recommend our own document set, remember to adapt to your case)
  2. Find a suitable donor:
    1. Questionnaire
    2. Sign agreement
    3. Blood and stool testing
  3. Prepare for the therapy according to your protocol:
    1. Patient equipment, clean colon, reduce intestinal permeability and GI inflammation
    2. Donor equipment, his/her diet
    3. Organize patient-donor logistics
  4. Implement therapy via enema or capsules
  5. Maintenance phase

HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FMT CAPSULES

FREQUENT QUESTIONS & COMMENTS:

  • I am not sure if I should try FMT:
    • Find a science centered practitioner (functional medicine practitioners are an option).
    • or if you are affected by IBS and/or Fibromyalgia and/or CFS and/or an autoimmune disease consider getting in touch with me click here.
  • This is too difficult for me or I am too squeamish“: Find an FMT clinic or get in touch with us if you want to come do FMT in Barcelona.
  • I have unanswered questions, can you help?”: I can try to help you, click here.
  • “What clinic do you recommend?”: Our service in Barcelona or the Taymount clinic (www.taymount.com).
  • “What resources do you recommend?”: www.thepowerofpoop.com.
  • “Does FMT work for my condition?” : We do not consider FMT a treatment to address a specific disease, it is a tool to modulate the intestinal microbiota.