Fecal Microbial Transplantation to regenerate anibiotic damage to GI Tract

by Tom Johnson
(Baton Rouge, LA, USA)

Have you had any experieince with folks with Levaquin tendonitis having a procedure call Fecal Microbial Transplantation or FMT?

Currently Dr Suhdir Dutta at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore MD and Dr Mark Mellow at Integris Baptist Medical Center do this procedure for folks with incurable C diff infections only.

It sure seems like this procedure could definitely help repair GI tract leaky gut. FMT procedure includes prep for colonoscopy and endoscopy, then a relatives healthy gut biota (cleaned of bad bacteria) is sprayed to the GI tract of the afflicted person.

Please let me know if you know of any doctors performing this procedure. I am interested.

After suffering in a downward health spiral the past 4 years as illustrated on page 7 & 8 of your Part 2 Levaquin Toxicity I have everything to gain.



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Yipes, sounds scary...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Tom,

Yipes, I've never heard of that and it sounds scary to me! It's hard to believe that it even works since you can't 'scrape' off bad bacteria from a living tissue anymore than you can 'scrape' the bacteria off of your skin.

Next, the idea that someone has 'incurable' C-diff is a strange concept to me. Maybe the docs aren't able to get rid of it using their drugs, but that doesn't mean that it's 'incurable'. There are many natural substances that can also be used to eliminate C-Diff.

Next, spraying on a new set of bacteria is weird to me since everyone's internal bacteria are different, how do they know that they are getting it right?? Maybe the body adjusts to get your correct bacterial balance that benefits you the best over time, but it sounds strange to me. I'm sure that they must be having good results if you are asking me about it, but I think that there are better ways to restore bacterial balance.

One thing that you may want to try, if you haven't already, in addition to taking probiotics is to begin lactofermenting your own foods and eating some lactofermented foods everyday. Get the book Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods and begin making your own lactofermented foods. Avoid the breads, though, as those contain gluten and are best avoided if you are having yeast issues.

Also, you may want to consider getting the Comprehensive Pathogen Test. If your gut issues are so bad as to have you thinking about getting them scraped and resprayed with new bacteria, you may have more than just candida. You might have some other bugs that eliminating them would improve your situation better than doing something so drastic. Also, some pathogens 'hide out' in the liver and other organs, so even making your entire gut sterile and replacing the bacteria wouldn't effectively eliminate these pathogens anyway.

I'll tell you, in my practice, I find that those with the most severe problems usually have some lurking bugs in their guts that make them feel a lot better when they get rid of them. Getting a pathogen test, even over and above getting the heavy metal test, would likely be my first and best recommendation for you right now.

Kerri Knox, RN

Mercury and Psoriasis Issues
by: Tom Johnson


I have a high high mercury count 14.6 compared to 14.9 whatever units. I've eaten seafood most of my life. So I'm rotating more fresh seafood in my diet and supplementing fish oils and now magnesium chelated. Clays Zeoforce and chlorella irritate my colon. I have been eating fresh cilantro every day since February in a breakfast salad. Any pointers for this condition and getting over it? Foods, therapies, supplements? Is there a problem using colloidal silver?

I'm also attacking the yeast allergy with inhalant and food allergy drop therapy.

No h pylori, no girardia.
Gut problems are actually minimal through management with probiotics, supplements, and clean diet. GI endoscopy and colonoscopy from July are clear of everything - ciliac, lesions, etc.

Currently I have a lot of psoriasis due to, (job stress , climate stress, seasonal solar effects.
I have UVB treatments, topical cortisone creams, tar baths, to keep under control. Any other suggestions?

Sorry about some repeated stuff. I lost track of this original response.

Thanks Kerri

Tom Johnson

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