Dr. Roman presented the rationale for why the microbiome is so important for the immune health, and gave examples of dog, cat and human health issues that were positively changed with MBRT. She discussed how medical ozone helped reduce the biofilm and bring down inflammation. She emphasized how having a quality donor is the key to a larger dimension in the diversity and the success of cases, and how creating and maintaining a healthy gut terrain helps keep the MBRT successful. Dr. Roman also discussed why animals need to be screened for Plechner syndrome and endocrine imbalance, in order to continue the success of the treatment.
Dr. Roman was also featured as a panel member to discuss the future of microbiome in clinical medicine and the need for more diagnostic tools for the gut, as well as providing a dependable source for fecal donors.
The Panel members included:
Dr. Neil Stollman, MD Gastroenterologist in San Francisco, who is a leader in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT). He has done many FMTs in his office. He actually was one of the several doctors, who in 2010, coined the phrase FMT after a GI conference.
Dr. Holly Ganz, PHD, Microbiologist and founder of Animal Biome in San Francisco, that is a lab doing testing of the microbiome to determine what species each individual dog or cat has in its personal balance. They also provide dehydrated fecal capsules as a support.
Elizabeth Cutter, PHD, a pioneer of phages within the microbiome teaching at Evergreen State College in Washington State. Her 50 years of research has led the way to understanding how phages work and how they can be used as part of the gut physiology.
Margo Roman, DVM, CVA, a practicing Integrative veterinarian for 41 years, at MASH in Hopkinton and the first to start treating dogs and cats with Micro Biome Restorative Therapy (MBRT) in 2012. With over 7,000 MBRTs she has pioneered the use of MBRT to treat an array of medical conditions including allergies, GI problems, liver and kidney issues, cancer and behavior issues.
The cutting edge of medicine is working to gain a greater understanding of the microbiome, and how it can be used to promote a healthier body.