Naturopaths have been accused of being fixated on poop. Unlike most physicians we ask about our patients’ BM habits not only to assess Gastrointestinal function, we ask because we understand that the bowel is literally the seat of good health. At long last conventional research is validating the Naturopathic poop obsession and providing proof that nature has an awesome sense of humor and irony to boot.
The articles I’ve posted below document studies that achieved impressive success rates of over 90% in treatment of colitis (inflammation of the colon). This particular treatment is reluctantly becoming standard of care for pseudo-membranous colitis; induced by opportunistic overgrowth of the bacteria Clostridium difficile after the use of antibiotics has wiped out most of the other bacteria in the GI tract. This form of colitis can be deadly if the balance of gut microflora is not restored and that’s exactly what this treatment accomplishes better than any probiotic supplement could dream of.