Dr. Jason Klop, an naturopath from Vancouver in Canada claims to be the first and only clinic to duplicate the treatment which was developed by Dr. James Adams and their team at Arizona State University. At 18 weeks, they claim they observed 80% improvement from a baseline in digestive related symptoms .They also claim that there is a 25% improvement in “autism related symptoms” in 8 weeks.
Klop or his associates had connected all his parents with a Facebook Group called Klop Kids. It is thought to be shut down due to efforts by the talented Melissa Eaton. She reported this atrocity to the Candadian media.
The article is here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-naturopath-fecal-transplants-autism-1.5420048
Klop connected all his families with a Facebook group called Klop Kids. The group has been reportedly shut down. It is said that they opened a new group but a $5,000 deposit must be paid for entry in the group.
Screen Shots from the group and Klop’s Website:
In April 2020, Health Canada started looking into Klop’s business in response to CBC reporting. FMT are not approved by Health Canada or the FDA for autism.
Health Canada has sent Klop a letter informing him that his business is not compliant with federal law. Health Canada;s file on Klop is active.
“Selling unauthorized health products or making false or misleading claims to prevent, treat or cure illnesses is illegal in Canada. The department takes this matter very seriously and will continue to take action to stop this activity.”
The College says they have “severn separate new concerns.”
The College of Natruropathic Physicals of British Columbia, Canada has taken “extraordinary action” against Klop. This was in response to a complaint from a former employee who says he manufactures his products in a household lab in BC without standard procedures or quality control.
On August 19, 2021, the college’s inquiry committee said while the complaint is under investigation, Klop cannot manufacture, advertise or sell fecla microbiota transplants. He will also be subject to random on site audits to make sure he is in compliance.
According to the college’s public notice, it is taking action “due to the seriousness of the alleged conduct and a real risk of harm to the public.”
This is the first public sign of concrete action by the college in 20 years.
“There is no way that the college can adequately protect public safety on an interim basis if Dr. Klop is allowed to continue his current FMT endeavors.”
Klop has filed a petition to ask a judge to quash BC regulator’s “extraordinary action” against him. This document includes allegations that the college has overstepped its power by setting guidelines outside its jurisdiction to regulate the practice of naturopathy.
The petition also says that the college “has no mandate to purport to protect patients who are receiving treatment in Mexico or any other place outside of British Columbia or otherwise restrict the treatment choices of patients outside British Columbia.”
He also says the FMT is under the jurisdiction of Canada Health and not the college but he is already under investigation by Canada Health.
Klop claims that the investigation is “unscientific prejudice:”
The college has not filed a response as of yet.
There is an ex employee that said that all the fecal samples came from Klop’s nephew.
“Alleged stool donors for the FMT materials are being produced at the petitioners [Klop’s] laboratory were the petitioner’s nephew would ‘bring their stool down to the basement and someone there freeze dries it and makes it into capsules,” says the college.
This came from the same ex employee that says they run from a “household lab” and had no quality assurance or control measures.
Klop has said that he is not producing FMT products in the Abbotsford location and is now in a lab in Cholliwack. He claims to be in compliance with all federal laws. There is no proof of this.
In his latest petition, Klop claims that his business is “off duty” and does not meet the definition of a naturopathic practice in BC. Klop claims that they have no authority to demand financial records.
Furthermore, he claims that because he is administering the transplants out of Canada, Health Canada and the College have no jurisdiction.
In the same breath he says that naturopathy is supposed to operate outside of conventional scientific methods.
“Naturopaths, by nature, practice an alternative branch of medicine that employs an array of principles, precepts, practices and treatments, the efficacy and safety of which are not always demonstrated to the strict formal standards of the medical or pharmaceutical science.” as stated on Klop’s petition.
In Canada, Health Canada states that FMT meets the definition of a drug and is regulated in the same way. It requires a risk benefit assessment through traditional clinical trials. They are also investigating Klop’s business and has forced him not to accept Canadian children on his retreats.
None of these allegations have been proven in court as of yet.
There is a new legal filing from the College of Naturopathic of British Columbia that shows that it appointed inspectors with the private investigation firm Paladin Risk Solutions to begin looking into the concerns surrounding Jason Klop’s business in August 2019. This is much earlier than previously reported.
That investigation that was initiated by the inquiry committee of the college, preceded a second investigation launched in early 2021 when a former employee filed a complaint about his laboratory being in his basement apartment in Abbotsford using his nephew’s stool.