Microbiome Restorative Therapy (MBRT) is the act of transplanting gut microorganisms from a healthy animal to a sick one for the purpose of restoring optimal gastrointestinal health. Many diseases originate in an unhealthy gut. They range from an dysfunctional GI tract to allergies, chronic ear infections, laminitis, auto-immune diseases, some cancers, asthma, any inflammatory conditions, obesity, metabolic issues and behavioral issues, just to name a few.
In China MBRT has been used since the 4th century. German physicians wrote a stool recipe book describing the treatment of gastrointestinal illnesses. Fecal transplantation is currently used in the US to treat Clostridium difficile infections.
As disgusting as this may sound, I’m certain that your four-legged companion has already prepared you for it by exhibiting some less than proper behavior involving unappetizing things. The procedure is very simple. After some preparation of the GI tract with good nutrition, the donor feces are either given by mouth or via enema rectally.
Finding a healthy fecal donor on the other hand can be tricky. Many criteria need to be met in order for this process to work. The donor must be in excellent health and also live a life style free from chemical exposure. Read our article Microbiome Restorative Therapy – No Sh*t