well i'm in the hospital with c diff and started on flagyl and antibiotics. i've been on all liquids for 3 days (last meal tuesday night) and doctors aren't talking about letting me go home anytime soon.
does anyone know any paleo foods i can eat when i get home that won't cause me problems? i never want to see chicken broth again because that's all i'm drinking (also some juices).
the doctors haven't discussed diet with me but from what i've read online about c diff diets, i'm pretty sure they will tell me soft starches like oatmeal and pasta. i don't eat starches at all so i'm not sure what to do.
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on February 09, 2013
at 03:38 AM
You really need to start taking Saccharomyces Boulardii ASAP. You can take it concurrently with antibiotics as it is a probiotic yeast. I took it when I had C Diff and I immediately started getting better (I also took flagyl). You can shoot for about 20 billion cfu a day, and continue taking for about 1 month after finishing antibiotics. There are quite a few very positive studies on SacB and c diff. Best of luck.
on February 08, 2013
at 10:14 PM
The BEST food against CDiff is home-made goat kefir. It is 10x more potent than yogurt, since it has trillions of live active bacteria and yeasts in a single cup, and it also has more species than yogurt. In a recent study they found that Kefir can kill CDiff: http://www.minnesotamedicine.com/PastIssues/PastIssues2009/July2009/Clinical-Bakken-July2009.aspx If you don't have kefir grains at home already, buy some immediately from Amazon. Also, buy commercial kefir until the one from Amazon arrives and populates enough to be useful (2 weeks time). Do not buy powder or dry kefir, make sure it's live, fresh "grains". Make sure you use plastic strainers and utensils for it (it dies on metal), and 2 mason jars. You must make it at home for full potency, the commercial one only has 10-12 bacteria instead of 43 bacteria and yeasts, along kefiran (another substance found only in the home-made version). Ferment kefir for 24 hours to remove all lactose from it, and add nuts, berries and some raw honey in it to make it palatable.
Even if you have decided to not do any other dairy, home-made goat kefir is safe IMHO -- unless you're horribly allergic to dairy. Avoid gluten and oats at all costs. Tubers/fruits are ok. Try to have 1-2 cups of kefir per day until CDiff goes away, then you can reduce it to 1 cup a day. Start slowly with it though.
If you're very allergic to dairy, you can try water kefir, or coconut kefir. Water kefir has fewer microbes than milk kefir though (some of the species like the full fat milk better).
on July 07, 2013
at 07:55 PM
Yes. Take S. boullardi and bacillus coagulans. Try probiotic retention enemas. Drink coconut water kefir as well. Take different strains of abx every two hours.
Have you thought of doing a fecal transplant? My gastroenterologist said it has a 90% cure rate for c. diff.
Oh, and Florastor has dairy in it. You can order dairy-free s. boullardi. It's pretty important for c. diff.