On October 7th, we had a team of 10 runners participate in the Twin Cities Marathon and 10 Mile race. These runners sacrificed their time and energy through tireless training and fundraising efforts and we are proud and grateful for their commitment and support. Following the race, we held an event at the Town and Country Club, where we had three speakers provide information on microbial restoration, graft-versus-host disease, and pediatric obesity. Thank you to all our runners, donors, and volunteers who made this day so special!
On May 19th and May 20th, 14 runners participated in the Colfax Marathon, 10 mile race and 5K in Denver, Colorado to support Achieving Cures Together. It was a phenomenal event filled with energy and passion! Way to go team!
The Achieving Cures Together 2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile race was a huge success! This video captures some of the highlights from the day.
A new documentary film (due to be released early next year) looks at the effect of Fecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) for a number of diseases including C. diff which has been shown to have a cure rate of 90%! Despite these amazing results, many medical professionals are still unaware of this treatment and its efficacy. Throughout the film, director Saffron Cassaday, who herself has suffered from ulcerative colitis for nearly a decade, interviews several leading researchers and medical experts, including those who are working on different methods for delivering this life-saving treatment. Her investigation takes her down a path she did not expect to travel and enlightens her on the power “poop” has to affect our health, happiness and possibly even our physical appearance. The goal of the film is to raise awareness of this medical breakthrough and the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome in hopes that lives can be saved and the escalation of Super Bugs and Chronic Diseases can be curtailed. Although the film will not be released for several months you can follow the filmmakers and access information about FMT from their website www.designershitdocumentary.com.read more
Two new studies led by researchers at the University of Illinois have delivered the first clear evidence that the composition of gut bacteria can be changed by exercise alone. Designed to isolate the effects of exercise from other factors that could influence gut bacteria, these dual studies build on an increasing body of evidence affirming the role of exercise in determining the makeup of a person's gut microbiome.read more
Researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn's disease. The new study suggests that wiping out a significant portion of the bacteria in the gut microbiome, and then re-introducing a certain type of 'good' bacteria that lacks this enzyme, known as urease, may be an effective approach to better treat these diseases.read more
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an autoimmune condition where, in most cases, there are multiple triggers stimulating the immune system in multiple ways over a long period of time.read more