Friday, November 9, 2012


Hi everyone!

I created this blog for anyone who has inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is looking for an alternative to standard drug therapy. My daughter was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) in 2011 and had serious problems with her medications. Rather than stand by helplessly as the flares ravaged her body we decided to look into this unconventional treatment. But we didn't know how, and had a difficult time getting started. So I wrote the book that I wish had existed for us when we were starting out.

Find it online at Smashwords and soon at other online retailers.

Although fecal bacteriotherapy is now available in a clinical setting for C. diff. infection, it has not yet become a recognized treatment for UC or crohn's-colitis. We did our research and found out that getting this treatment would be difficult in the U.S., and expensive even if we found a provider willing to do it. We therefore got the nerve up to do it at home, and despite the drawbacks it has been the right choice for us. My daughter's symptoms are well under control and we are hopeful for a sustained, long-term remission with continued use.

Our experience has been very positive (despite obvious esthetic drawbacks and natural revulsion at first thought) and I hope it will be helpful to you or someone you love. 
Please feel free to add your comments or questions and I will answer them to the best of my ability or refer you to a source for additional information. 

Here are some links for background information to get you started:

What is fecal bacteriotherapy? 
Does fecal bacteriotherapy work for ulcerative colitis? 
Has fecal bacteriotherapy been tried on immune-compromised individuals? 
Where can I get more information about fecal bacteriotherapy? 
(Put “fecal bacteriotherapy” in the search field to access 40+ articles.) 

Keep your spirits up and don't lose hope!