Fecal Matter Transplants: Link Round-Up

Fecal Matter Transplants: Link Round-Up

I’ve been curious about fecal matter transplants (FMT) since I first read about them a few years ago. As the name suggests, a fecal transplant is a procedure where stool from a healthy person is transferred to a sick person. It has been used as a treatment for Clostridium difficile (c. diff), a bacteria that can take over your intestine, and is increasingly being studied for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Traveling with an Autoimmune Disease

Traveling with an Autoimmune Disease

Traveling with inflammatory bowel disease is stressful. Not only do we have to deal with digestive-related symptoms, but our immune systems are often suppressed from the medications we’re taking. The New York Times recently published a guide to traveling and eating safely with an autoimmune disease. It has advice about traveling with medications, what to eat, and apps that can help make life easier while traveling.

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