David –http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Ad ... ne.0062815
According to this paper: “bowel preparation (for colonoscopy) does not have a lasting effect on the composition of the intestinal microbiota for the majority of subjects.”
The luminal (inside the gut) microbiome is different from the mucosal (the tissue of the gut) one. That’s why probiotics doesn’t have long lasting effect. They just pass through. There is sitting places in the gut taken early in life and perhaps difficult to extract.
That’s why Taymount clinic recommends repeated FMT (at least 15 over 3 weeks) for conditions like MS.
This is the abstracts of ECTRIMS 2014. (thanks JimmyLegs)http://www.opus3.com/MSBoston_PressKit/ ... ournal.pdf
Posters on microbiome are at p.336-340 and one on Clostridium Perfringens specifically p.369
My favorite:Gut microbiome in early pediatric multiple sclerosis: a case-control study
Conclusions: Preliminary findings indicate that in very early pediatric MS, gut microbiome composition is significantly altered, with enrichment for microbiota known to be associated with gastrointestinal infectious processes.
Not surprising !