I’ve been recently looking into paleo hiking foods to take on a 9 day hiking trip in Ireland. I will be carrying all my belongings for the whole time so the food I take needs to be light, paleo, shelf-stable and nutritious. The area I’m hiking in is pretty remote and there is not a lot in terms of shops and restaurants – especially if sticking to a paleo template.
A year ago, I received FMT treatment (fecal microbiota transplants, stool transplants) at the Taymount clinic in England. I did it to fix my IBS and SIBO symptoms and restore my low numbers of beneficial gut bacteria. This is an update about the current condition of my gut and what has changed for me since the treatment.
The liver and gallbladder flush had crossed my path several times in my healing journey but I had always dismissed the idea of doing it.
The idea behind the flush is to release any stones that may be stuck in the gallbladder, thereby improving digestion and detoxification and leading to greater well-being.
I usually try to look at both sides of the coin and if I’m honest, the critics had convinced me this time…
FMT stands for Fecal Microbiota Transplant, which is ‘the process of restoring the bacteria commonly found in a healthy human gut’ (according to the Taymount clinic).
Or, to put it in plain English: implanting a healthy person’s stool (+ microbiome) into a sick person’s gut.
Until I became chronically ill and started my healing journey I had never really given much thought to the microbes living in and on my body: my microbiome. I had heard about the gut flora and how probiotics are supposed to support digestion but I was never aware how important it actually was for my health and how many of these little critters actually lived in and on our bodies!