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Looking for very healthy Londoner

Commented on May 30, 2015
Created August 16, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Hi all,

my names Josh. I'm a 21 year old living in London. I first got involved in paleo as a cure for intestinal problems that were brought on by an overuse of antibiotics. As a diet, it worked great; bloating lessened and I felt generally better. Unfortunately, my issues didn't clear up completely, after A LOT of research I have concluded that my only solution is to have a faecal matter transplant. Obviously this is a very icky subject that may freak a lot of people out, but I am more than happy to overlook this 'yuckiness' for the sake of my health.

My reason for posting here is that I am looking for a London donor. I could use a friend of family but I don't see any of them as particularly healthy. I would much rather have somebody who is obviously in good shape and takes care of themselves i.e. good hair, skin, nails, circulation, healthy bowel movements, never used antibiotics long term. Obviously, being full of the healthiest people in the world I though paleohacks would be the perfect place to recruit this help.

For more info on the procedure have a look at the link. But essentially, I need your poop! http://scdlifestyle.com/2013/08/how-a-fecal-transplant-saved-karens-life/

Thanks for your time

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on August 17, 2013
at 08:01 AM

Hi Johnny, thanks for the reply. I have tried probiotics before as well as the prolonged use of kefir. Trouble is with probiotics pills is that I, and many others, believe them to be a temporary solution. They will only work as long as you are taking them, and even then their efficacy is doubtable. Also, although Dr Campbell-Mcbride is indeed a pioneer of gut biology, I don't think even she could make an probiotic that could survive the acidity of the human stomach. In my research, both anecdotally and scientifically, the fecal transplant seems to be the only long term solution around.

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on August 17, 2013
at 05:53 AM

Do you have a doctor lined up who can oversee this process, or are you planning to DIY?

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:37 PM

Thanks for the support Renee! I know, London is not renowned for having the healthiest people on the planet but unless somebodies going to ship their sh** 1st class to me it's the only option! I really can't think of anywhere else to scour for a healthy donor.

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on September 28, 2013
at 11:59 AM

Hi Josh,

was wondering if any potential donor got in touch with you for the fecal transplant? I'm looking for one too (in London) and by doing a Google search I come across your post. Perhaps we could bundle our efforts to find a donor. Hope to hear from you.

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on May 30, 2015
at 06:29 PM

Hi Xander, sorry for the hugely late reply. I wasn't notified of any replies to this thread. I wonder if you are still on a mission to find a donor?

 

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Josh

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on August 17, 2013
at 12:28 AM

Have you tried probiotics? Dr Campbell-McBride, the woman who invented the GAPS diet, helped create an excellent one called Biokult. I have a colostomy and even though I eat junk food it keeps my digestion working perfectly.

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on August 17, 2013
at 08:01 AM

Hi Johnny, thanks for the reply. I have tried probiotics before as well as the prolonged use of kefir. Trouble is with probiotics pills is that I, and many others, believe them to be a temporary solution. They will only work as long as you are taking them, and even then their efficacy is doubtable. Also, although Dr Campbell-Mcbride is indeed a pioneer of gut biology, I don't think even she could make an probiotic that could survive the acidity of the human stomach. In my research, both anecdotally and scientifically, the fecal transplant seems to be the only long term solution around.

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:05 PM

I know it's awful of me but when I read your question I immediately thought "there aren't any". I do know a few people in London but they all drink too much to qualify. Best of luck in finding a donor!

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on August 16, 2013
at 06:37 PM

Thanks for the support Renee! I know, London is not renowned for having the healthiest people on the planet but unless somebodies going to ship their sh** 1st class to me it's the only option! I really can't think of anywhere else to scour for a healthy donor.

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