Meet Michael: I am a 34 year old man originally from Florida who has lived in the Washington, DC area since college. I was a Political Science major at American University and have been an elected official. Hobbies include swimming, weight lifting, running and trivia. I’m also an IT consultant, author, speaker and life coach. […]
Fecal Microbiota Transplants are a newer form of therapy that more and more ulcerative colitis patients are beginning to use.
Participants must meet certain criteria and there is a screening process for fecal donors. Patients may not be in remission, on biologic therapy, or be using probiotics.
Question 1: What are the main requirements to be a good Fecal Transplant Donor? Health: I suggest the Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Workgroup criteria as the baseline for determining a good donor. That means no infectious disease, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disease, atopic disease, blood sugar dysregulation, mood disorders, or chronic pain, and lab tests showing the […]
Introduction to Mark Davis, ND: I don’t have UC. I’m a naturopathic doctor in Portland, Oregon, and one of my focuses is Ulcerative Colitis. Fecal Microbiota Transplant As a student clinician at the National College of Natural Medicine, one of my mentors was Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis, an ND who specializes in treating people with inflammatory […]