Sunday, December 14, 2014

Healed from Ulcerative Colitis

How I used diet and fecal transplants done at home to heal my gut from UC.

Start reading on the November 2012 post of my blog. This gives details on the process I did using a home fecal transplant to heal after 3 1/2 years of ulcerative colitis. Open the List of my posts in the link below to get to the beginning of my experience with fecal transplants.

The Excrement Experiment (November 24, 2014)
Two years since the first transplant and doing great (October 31, 2014)
Gut Reaction - Very informative videos (August 16, 2014)
On the road to healing from UC (June 24, 2014)
Ulcerative Colitis - healing and moving forward (April 26, 2014)
DIY Fecal Transplants to cure yourself (November 11, 2013)
Almost 1 year since the first FMT (October 16, 2013)
Still doing well after a home FMT (September 16, 2013)
Doing great again (August 9, 2013)
Update - July 27 (July 27, 2013)
I have reached the 7 month mark (May 19, 2013)
Still doing great at 6 months - added kefir (April 18, 2013)
It has been 5 months of no UC symptoms (March 16, 2013)
Some helpful links (February 7, 2013)
Still doing great, now 3 1/2 months (February 3, 2013)
Don't give up - FMT works (January 26, 2013)
As I was researching fecal transplants online... (January 24, 2013)
It is now January 21 and I am still doing great (January 21, 2013)
It is now January 9 and I am still going great (January 9, 2013)
Added fermented veggies (December 20, 2012)
Fecal Transplant - my experience (November 24, 2012)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Two years since the first transplant and doing great

It has been two years since that first fecal transplant. I am still doing great with no symptoms and haven't been on any of the drugs to turn off my immune system for about 2 1/2 years now.

The GI told me that I would have to take those drugs for the rest of my life... well, that was before removing sugar, lactose and grains from my diet and doing approximately 6 fecal transplants in a one-year spam.

I am still avoiding sugar, lactose and grains but may have just a small amount only on rare occasions. I ate my first chocolate chip the other day and my gut didn't even notice, which meant I have made great progress!

I have learned SO much about why my gut went crazy and gave me explosive diarrhea shortly after a round of antibiotics (zpack), then undergoing routine surgery to trim up some torn cartilage.

Antibiotics to the gut are like bulldozing a garden and then hoping the good plants (tomato, green beans, peppers, lettuce, etc.) grow back instead of the weeks. Everyone knows that where grass has been dug up in your yard, weeds will grow back with a vengeance if you don't plant grass seed and get what you want to grow, established again. That is what fecal transplants do for our gut.

I am looking forward to the day where others can be given the opportunity to have fecal transplants to heal their gut instead of drugs to turn off their immune system, which may leave them open to cancers and other illnesses. God made our immune system to help our body heal. It goes after bacteria that gets out of line - this is what doctors call 'autoimmune disease - which they are saying is bad, and it is, however, it should be a red-flag that there is some bacteria out of line. Turning off the immune response is not the solution.

If you are still considering doing home fecal transplants to heal your gut, I would say go for it!

I am living proof that it works, when combined with diet (no sugar, lactose and grains) while the gut heals.

Here is a funny video that will make you laugh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsVgi8hoFFc

Teri

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Gut Reaction - Very informative videos

I am still doing great and still eating SCD and in recovery from ulcerative colitis, caused by an antibiotic for a sinus infection several years ago.

I just make my first batch of kombucha and I am excited to see how it turns out. Kombucha a fermented tea that is full of microbes that is good for your gut.

Here is another helpful link on how antibiotics can affect our health down the road:
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/taking-antibiotics-early-life-leaves-mice-prone-obesity

I watched this awesome video, shown in Australia called Gut Reaction, Part 1. You can watch it using this link below:

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4067184.htm

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w94D45txSxo

Gut Reaction Part 2 is linked below:

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4070977.htm

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtLDmoDUmgg

I hope I have inspired at least a few of you to change your diet and start eating SCD so you too can recover from these horrible gut issues.

Teri.