Kill off C Diff

Most effective treatment for C-Diff?

The Enema of Your Enemy is Your Friend Fecal transplants could be a cheap and effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders. http://www.slate.com/id/2282768/pagenum/all/ His plan was to administer “normal feces into the colon of patients with the disease,” so as to “re-establish the balance of nature.” Three of his four patients were near death before the fecal […]

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What would you like to see on this site?

What would you like to see on this site? That’s the one question I’m asking right now. If we can share with each other what we want to see on this site, we can start giving it (or more of it). Like you, I’d like to get rid of C Diff forever, but until then […]

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Is Brewers Yeast the same as Saccharomyces Boulardii?

Brewer’s Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) and Florastor (Saccharomyces Boulardii) are not the same organism.  They are both yeasts and have similarities, but they are distinctly different strains within the same species.  There are many studies that show S. Boulardii is beneficial in the treatment of C Diff.  However, there is only anecdotal evidence (not fully reliable) […]

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Splenda Side Effects and C Diff (what not to eat)

I never would have predicted it, but it looks like Splenda/sucralose could be a big no no for anyone worried about C Diff. According to Neo-Paleolithic-Diet.com [1], “How would you like to reduce your normal flora by 50%?” The study sited there suggests that Splenda reduces the amount of “good bacteria” in your gut. The […]

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Copper surfaces kill C Diff?

I love it when medical researchers are creative in their studies.  I just read this article saying that scientists at the University of Southampton have found promising evidence that C Diff is inactivated quickly on copper surfaces. This could dramatically reduce the spread of C Diff in hospitals. Article Here So, if this is true […]

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C Diff spread is getting worse!

Think I’m crazy?  How about this from Feb 2008 Reuters: “Deaths linked to the hospital superbug Clostridium difficile jumped by as much as 72 percent in 2006, official figures show” (click for article).  This shows the spread of C Diff deaths and calls for government action to encourage cleaner hospitals.

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