Fecal Microbiota Transplant: Is it Helpful for Candida? - Dr. Michael Ruscio, DNM, DC

Fecal Microbiota Transplant: Is it Helpful for Candida?

A deep dive into the use of FMT for improving the gut microbiota, reducing sugar cravings, and healing other non-digestive symptoms with Enid Taylor

Over 15 years ago, Enid Taylor founded the Taymount Clinic, which originally focused on gut health and colonic hydrotherapy. Flash forward to 2011, her clinic became the first in the northern hemisphere to specialize in Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT). In this episode, Enid Taylor shares how FMT became a main staple in her practice, what criteria she uses to determine who’s a good candidate for it, and what other health conditions beyond candida it’s helped her patients with. Listen in to hear the surprising benefits of FMT for gut and overall health.

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➕ Dr. Ruscio’s Notes

Candida Symptoms:

  • Brain fog
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Itching
  • Sugar cravings
  • Migraines

Women’s Health and Candida

  • Women appear to be more plagued with candida after taking antibiotics. 
  • Antibiotics can wipe out the healthy bacteria that affects sinus and vaginal health. 
  • For some, antifungal medication like Nystatin only offers temporary relief before candida comes back.

The High-Carb Candida Phenomenon

  • Foods high in carbohydrates can:
    • Be slightly addictive
    • Be high in sugar
    • Drive people to crave sugar and thus feed candida

FMT Prep Protocol 

  • A protocol must be followed for 1-2 months before a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). 
  • A physical exam must be done prior to an FMT. 
  • An FMT typically requires a colonic.


FMT Success Stories

  • Improved digestion
  • Hand tremors diminished 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis pain decreased
  • Birdshot Chorioretinopathy inflammation went down
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