The Seattle Children's Hospital is raising money to research the Specific Carbohdyrate Diet (SCD) and Fecal Microbial Transplant (FMT).
The most promising therapies for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis are the SCD (and similar diets) and FMT. In theory and in small trials, it works like this:
- FMTs restore the balance of healthy intestinal bacteria, lessening or completely removing symptoms of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. (e.g., The gut bacteria is returned to a diverse, healthy environment. Think rain forest)
- The SCD has been shown to steadily improve the balance of intestinal bacteria. However, if an FMT has already been done, the SCD can potentially maintain the diverse, healthy flora.
Please support Dr. David Suskind's work at Seattle Children's Hospital in this endeavor. The hospital's fundraising web page contains the studies and stories related to the work they have already completed.
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