Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fecal Microbiota Transplant, or Poop Transplant Explained!

I love the simplicity of this video in it's explanation of fecal microbiota transplant! Very worth watching!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cure For Crohn's Disease - Let's Kill Paratuberculosis Together!

I have received information from a Canadian man who's two young children have both been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease - they are currently being treated with an antibiotic regime that is working very well and will hopefully kill MAP (mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis) which is the bacterium implicated for causing Crohn's Disease.  There has been much debate in the medical profession about the causation of Crohn's Disease (ie:  autoimmune disease vs bacterial origin (MAP being the main player).  I believe it's time to put the "autoimmune disease" theory to bed once and for all and so do many others.  Please click here to read a brilliant article by Dr Judith Lipton who has been cured of Crohn's for 8 years as at the time of writing.  Then, if you are convinced, as I am that MAP causes Crohn's Disease in the majority of cases, come back here and click the link at the end of this post and donate to help end the suffering caused by Crohn's Disease!

Below is the ground-breaking information I have received

"Late last year, Dr. Marcel Behr (Microbiologist in Chief in Montreal - MUHC) created a mouse model whereby he is able to infect them with paratuberculosis and they come down with Crohn's 100% of the time.  This is the first infectious model of Crohn's disease in the world!  We are NOW going to begin testing various combinations of antibiotics to try and achieve a CURE rate of about 95% as is the case with the latest Tuberculosis regimen.  We have been raising funding for this project (We need roughly $100,000 CAD).  We will keep you posted but in the meantime let us know if you know of anyone who might be willing to contribute to this critical research."

If we are to progress with putting an end to Crohn's Disease forever, donations to enable this to happen are needed NOW!  This is not about finding a drug to cover up symptoms or to supress the immune system (with the possibility of horrific side effects) as the majority of drugs for Crohn's Disease do, this is about KILLING THE ACTUAL BACTERIA THAT CAUSES CROHN'S in the majority cases.... it's about finding the very best combination of medication to actually get rid of the very slow growing insidious MAP!!

I will share the link with you and urge anyone who suffers from or knows someone with Crohn's Disease to spread this message.  PLEASE DONATE through the link below!  Together no matter where you reside in the world, we can conquer Crohn's Disease and put an end to the needless suffering!    Click HERE to DONATE, and it's very important that you select the designation to donate to  "Russell and Gabby Fund to Support Crohn's Research".

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Colorectal Cancer and Altered Gut Microbiota

Is this the reason that people who consume a diet high in fibre from fruit and vegetables and a lower in animal fat and protein (both animal fat and protein diets attract bacteriodes) have a lower incidence of colon cancer?  It would seem that it is every bit as important to provide the food for our microbiota to thrive on as it is to feed ourselves.  We and our microbiota would appear to benefit mutually from the same types of food - it's not just about nutrition, it's about feeding our "helpful friends" as well!

The Differences in Colonic Mucosal Microbiota Between Normal Individual and Colon Cancer Patients by Polymerase Chain Reaction-denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis

Authors: Huipeng, Wang MD; Lifeng, Gong MD; Chuang, Ge MD; Jiaying, Zhao MD; Yuankun, Cai MD


Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the differences in the intestinal composition between normal individuals and colon cancer patients.

Methods: To establish the criteria for screening a normal individual for colon cancer, human colonic biopsies were obtained at routine colonoscopy. For patients with colon cancer, samples were obtained from cancerous regions. For normal individuals, colonic biopsies were taken from 3 sites of large intestine (descending, transverse, and ascending colon). Thereafter, a comparison of the microbiota structure by polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) was carried out. At last, bacterial species were identified by sequencing special bands from DGGE gels and comparing data with sequence databases.

Result: With PCR-DGGE, we have discovered that the diversity and richness of the bacterial community from colon cancer patient’s colonic mucosa were lower than that of the normal individual’s sample. Then, a special DGGE band was found in the colon cancer patients. After sequencing, we confirmed that it had a high level of similarity with bacteroides.

Conclusions: Colon cancers are closely related with the alteration of intestinal flora such as the reduction of biodiversity and richness of the bacterial community. Furthermore, the increase in proportion of bacteroides may be directly associated with colon cancer.
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology:
February 2014 - Volume 48 - Issue 2 - p 138-144
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e3182a26719
ALIMENTARY TRACT: Original Articles