Our Picks for Best Books on FMT, Microbes, Brain & Gut Information:
Breakthrough research shows that Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) offers a 90% cure rate for dangerous Clostridium difficile infections. In addition, FMT holds tremendous promise for a host of digestive and autoimmune system disorders, such as Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Microscopic Colitis, IBS, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Chronic Fatigue and more. Every week research is unveiling new answers and possible solutions to many chronic conditions by utilizing this ancient treatment. The book features the latest research on best practices as well as the potential for treating a variety of health issues.
This is also a how-to guide for those doing it at home. As an administrator for a fecal transplant discussion group of almost 4000 members, T.A. Buhr has been an outgoing advocate for the procedure, Buhr also brings her personal experiences with FMT.The procedure put her Microscopic Colitis into remission and vastly improved her immune function. The book features the tips, tricks and wisdoms learned from the gathered experiences of by Buhr and this very active discussion group.
This is available in ebook only.
Sky Curtis has helped many people become well from intestinal disorders. After extensive research, she created the first successful fecal transplant home protocol for Crohn’s Disease to heal her son from this crippling illness. This inspirational story of creativity and courage is told in A GUT REACTION, published by Inanna Publications. World-wide medical trials and case studies are now providing evidence that fecal transplants treat many intestinal diseases including potentially fatal C. difficile infections. THE FECAL TRANSPLANT GUIDEBOOK offers new hope to all people who suffer from an intestinal disorder. Its home-based protocols provide an excellent alternative to unsuccessful diets, dangerous medications, aggressive surgery, and even death. Fecal transplants are simple and effective. They are the process of safely transferring the healthy bacterial flora in the stool of a well person into the intestines of an ill person, thereby restoring a healthy balance of bacteria. The rampant bacteria causing the illness is crowded out and fought off by the bacteria from a healthy person. THE FECAL TRANSPLANT GUIDEBOOK has easy step-by-step directions for treating many intestinal problems. Sky Curtis’s well-tested various home protocols have a very high success rate for treating Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, C. difficile, Irritable Bowel Disease, constipation, diarrhea, and other intestinal issues including those caused by antibiotics and chemotherapy.
This is available in physical book only (no ebook).
Welcome to the wilds of the microbiome, where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have co-existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the equilibrium and health of our bodies. But now this invisible Eden is under assault. Our overreliance on medical advances such as antibiotics and Cesarean sections is threatening the extinction of these irreplaceable microbes and leading to severe health problems.
In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser goes back to the discovery of antibiotics, which ushered in a golden age of medicine, and traces how our subsequent overuse of these supposed wonder drugs has left its mark on our systems and contributed to the rise of what Blaser calls our modern plagues: obesity, asthma, allergies, diabetes and certain forms of cancer. Blaser’s studies suggest that antibiotic use during early childhood poses the greatest risk to long-term health; alarmingly, American children receive on average seventeen courses of antibiotics before they are twenty years old. His studies also suggest that C-sections deprive babies of important contact with their mothers’ microbiomes.
Taking us into the lab to explain his groundbreaking studies, Blaser not only provides elegant support for his theories but guides us toward avoiding even more catastrophic health problems in the future.
Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome – the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What’s taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions.
In BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become “sick,” and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain’s destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.
Michael Pollan’s widely discussed New York Times article, “Some of My Best Friends Are Germs,” was just the tip of the iceberg. The microbiome—the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut—is today’s hottest medical news topic. Synthesizing the latest findings, Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet and lifestyle are starving our microbiome, depleting the “good bugs” that keep us healthy and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong type of bacteria. The resulting imbalance makes us more prone to disease and obesity and negatively affects our metabolism, our hormones, our cravings, our immunity, and even our genes. But beyond the science, what sets this book apart is Dr. Chutkan’s powerful three-level program for optimizing your gut bacteria for good health.
Dr. Chutkan shares:
- Why hand-sanitizing gels and antibiotics are stripping our bodies of their natural protective systems
- Essential prebiotics and probiotics
- Recipes with ingredients that replenish the microbiome for each rehab level
- Cutting-edge research on the connection between the microbiome and the brain
- An intro to the stool transplant, the superfix for a severely troubled microbiome
Dr. Chutkan is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today, and this is the first book to distill the research into a practical, effective plan for replenishing our microbiomes. The Microbiome Solution will bring welcome relief to the millions who want to grow a good “gut garden”—and enjoy healthier, happier lives.