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View New Accommodation Information

New Accommodation Information

To all our prospective patients and visitors who ask about self-contained accommodation, we have some good news. We have discovered a new hotel and restaurant local to the clinic (1 mile as the crow flies). Set in wooded farmland on the outskirts of Hitchin, the Redcoats Farmhouse and Hotel is just what we need for…

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View Fecal Microbiota Composition Differences In Children May Predict If A Child Will Become Overweight

Fecal Microbiota Composition Differences In Children May Predict If A Child Will Become Overweight

An article in the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition has published an experimental study suggesting that deviations in children’s gut microbiota predispose them towards obesity and are possible predictors as to how they will store energy (fat) in later life. The experiment wanted to establish if early gut microflora composition can guide weight development throughout…

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View Enteropathic Arthritis and FMT

Enteropathic Arthritis and FMT

We had an interesting conversation that a patient today that we think prompts further investigation and research. The patient is a 60 year old female with a diagnosis of a 10 year history of Ulcerative Colitis.  Prior to FMT treatment she had 7-9 loose bowel movements per day.  Today the patient underwent day 7 of…

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View Study Shows That The Bacteria That Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease Patients Lack Can Be Found In FMT

Study Shows That The Bacteria That Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease Patients Lack Can Be Found In FMT

What is butyrate?  Wikipedia says: Butyrates are important as food for cells lining the mammalian colon (colonocytes). Without butyrates for energy, colon cells undergo autophagy (self digestion) and die.[1] Short-chain fatty acids, which include butyrate, are produced by beneficial colonic bacteria (probiotics) that feed on, or ferment prebiotics, which are plant products that contain adequate…

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View What Pregnant Women Are Not Told About Their Food Choices

What Pregnant Women Are Not Told About Their Food Choices

For quite some time we have all understood and accepted that pregnant women should neither smoke cigarettes nor drink alcohol and I don’t think that we need to go into detail to explain why as it is so well established. Pregnant women are also advised about their diet during pregnancy, which is a good thing. …

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View Patients With Crohn’s Disease Have A Signifcantly Reduced Diversity Of Microflora Which Can Be Treated With FMT

Patients With Crohn’s Disease Have A Signifcantly Reduced Diversity Of Microflora Which Can Be Treated With FMT

A paper published in the British Medical Journal’s Gut magazine describes how DNA profiling has revealed that patients with Crohn’s disease have a significantly reduced diversity of microflora. (Reduced diversity of faecal microbiota in Crohn’s disease revealed by a metagenomic approach – C Manichanh, L Rigottier-Gois, E Bonnaud, K Gloux, E Pelletier, L Frangeul, R…

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View What do I do with my mornings now?

What do I do with my mornings now?

Comment from one of our FMT patients today, which is worthy of reporting here… On day 3 of her FMT 10 day program, this patient (Female, 60, IBD/Ulcerative Colitis), has reduced her frequency of bowel movements from an average of 7 per day, all in the morning, to a near-normal 2 times per day in…

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View Sweet Poison.  Why Sugar Makes Us Fat

Sweet Poison. Why Sugar Makes Us Fat

Jason Vale (The JuiceMaster) describes sugar as the “cocaine of the food world” and in this incisive metaphor, he is very much in accord with author David Gillespie whose book:  Sweet Poison – Why Sugar Makes Us Fat puts the whole sugar thing into perspective. In 1815, the average UK sugar consumption per head per…

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