Photo: NYTimes

Hi everyone,

In groundbreaking news from the world of holistic medicine, I’m so excited to say that yesterday I saw my first patient who is going to get a fecal transplant!

She has C. Difficile infection (triggered by taking a course of antibiotics – this is why it’s good to avoid antibiotics as much as possible) which is incredibly hard to get rid of, and will soon be getting a fecal transplant.

We directed her to this website to find a doctor in New York to do the transplant:
http://thefecaltransplantfoundation.org/

These New York Times articles give more information:
Fecal Treatmeant Gains Favor for Some Illnesses

Tending the Body’s Microbial Garden

Some things to note:
– You really want to watch out for antibiotics in your meat.  This is why it’s so important to eat only organic meat.  Increased exposure to antibiotics is making us vulnerable to infections like C. Difficile.

– You also want to take good care of your gut flora by taking probiotics and eating probiotic-rich foods (like sauerkraut and kimchi).

– Dr Lipman (@DrFrankLipman) tweeted last night: “My prediction….coming soon to an obesity center near you….fecal transplants….treating obesity by altering the gut flora”
Read about it: Gut Bacteria from Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down

That’s all for now – hope you find this as fascinating and exciting as I do!
Kerry