For patients with GI problems, MBRT therapy is more beneficial than Fecal Microbiota Transplantation.
Since the gut has over 500 species and 1,000 subspecies of microbes, it is crucial that we try to balance that relationship when animals have a gastrointestinal illness. We have had dozens of cases of pancreatitis at my clinic, Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton (MASH), and have been able to turn these patients around within a day of introducing medical ozone and Microbiome Restorative Therapy (MBRT). We have treated animals with severe hemorrhagic gastroenteritis with MBRT and have seen them produce normal stools the following day. Within the feces that we are transferring, there are millions of bacteria, mycoplasma, yeast, and bacteriophages that are needed for an animal to thrive and be healthy.
By introducing a healthy microbiome into an animal suffering with severe GI issues, we can transfer DNA, RNA, and communication skills of the microbes to the rest of the animal’s body. We know that the vagus nerve communicates with the gut-brain axis, meaning the brain can retrieve nutrients it needs from metabolism of the microbiome. Not only is the body healthier, but the brain is as well.
MBRT VS. FMT
MBRT does not just involve giving a fecal transplant — it is a supportive restorative combination of nutraceuticals, medical ozone, and quality donor material. That is why we need MBRT as opposed to just a Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT). MBRT is more beneficial than FMT for the following reasons:
- By giving a combination of colostrum, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, dimethylglycine, phytonutrients and vitamins, fresh raw food that can include tripe or an intestinal glandular, and Ion Gut, we can start building a stronger terrain. A healthier gut terrain makes it easier for the new microbes to find a place to repopulate.
- The success of MBRT is enhanced by the use of medical ozone. The use of rectal medical ozone as a gas insufflation at about 40 to 50 μg per milliliter, placed through a catheter and reaching near the transverse colon, helps reduce the biofilm that hinders the transplant. Medical ozone also stimulates the stem cells in the crypts of the colon and activates the mitochondria. Additionally, it is picked up by the caudal rectal vein and goes through the portal system, helping the liver as well as the pancreas.
DONORS: AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT
The donor is crucial to success; finding a vibrant, healthy, well-protected donor can make a real difference. We are proud of the donor quality at MASH. Our dogs come from five generations (27 years), and have been naturally reared, much loved, and holistically cared for. They have lived in a “green” home and yard, have never had antibiotics, NSAIDs, or topical chemicals for parasites. Their food is homemade, organic, raw, and fresh. The fifth generation eats a predominantly plant-based diet and is raised with sustainability and compassion.
When an organ is inflamed, my suspicion is that the normal symbiotic balance of the millions of microbes in the gut has been disturbed. MBRT therapy can help restore this balance and return the animal to a state of better health.