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The Symbiotic Balance of Microbes: Why it Matters for Our Health

Mar 31, 2023 09:31AM ● By Margo Roman
There has been much interest, research and medical applications for Microbiome Restorative Therapy (MBRT). The understanding of the body’s balance with microbes and other organisms living symbiotically within an individual has become crucial in health and medicine. It started first with the microbiome of the gut, but now more is being learned about microbiome of the mouth, skin, bladder, heart, brain and other organs. The champions of these connections have been the holistic and integrative doctors, dentists and veterinarians.

For far too long, antibiotics, antimicrobials, pesticides, herbicides, drugs, chemicals, preservatives, fluoride and chlorine in the water and other damaging products have been detrimental to the balance of the microbiome. Curiously, many of the large companies that have been killing off the microbiome have started caring for it, because the consumer and the medical profession are beginning to understand the need to protect this valuable aspect of our health. Sadly, though, many—both humans and animals— have had their microbiome disrupted, and it is affecting the brain as well as the body. This can explain why so much disconnect and depression is present in our society.

Hundreds of veterinarians, physicians and dentist have been taught the importance of the microbiome. Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton (MASH) has been one of the leaders in MBRT. Using medical ozone to reduce the competitive biofilm allows new colonies of microbes to establish their balance and make MBRT more successful.

Opened in 2012, MASH has the world’s first dog and cat fecal bank. Their donors are 30 years and six generation holistically raised, protected with organic food and have not been exposed to pesticides or herbicides. For this reason, their donors are rated number one in the world for diversity and quality.

Dr. Margo Roman, DVM, CVA, COP, CPT, practices at MASH Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton, where more than 20,000 transplants have been performed. Located at 72 W Main St., Hopkinton, MA. For more information, call 508-435-4077 or visit or