Taking antibiotics can be necessary when you’re fighting a bacterial infection. However, too many helpful gut bacteria can be knocked off in the process.
With fecal microbiota transplant, stool from a healthy donor is implanted in an unhealthy gut. Good bacteria from FMT can repopulate the gut and improve overall health. It is currently limited to clinical trials.
Not all of the prebiotics and probiotics present in food are designed to survive in the gut. Yet, they can still give gut health a boost as they pass through.
Listen as Saffron Cassaday joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss FMT.