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Probiotics and c diff what probiotics should be taken with or after treatment with antibiotics

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We know antibiotics kill good flora along with bad bugs, So what probiotics should we take before or after a gut infection to reestablish healthy gut microbes?

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Probiotics and c diff what probiotics should be taken with or after treatment with antibiotics

  1. 1. Probiotics and C. diff. Which Probiotics Should I Take With or After Antibiotics?
  2. 2. Probiotics and C Diff - What Probiotics Should be Taken With or After Treatment With Antibiotics? By Dr. Alex Rinehart, DC, MS, CNS https://www.DrAlexRinehart.com
  3. 3. • Infections can follow antibiotic treatment • May be acquired following a hospital stay • Causes diarrhea and colitis • “difficile” = difficult! • Can be life-threatening if infection moves to the blood • Fecal transplants now an option for antibiotic resistant C. diff, but what probiotics should you take instead? Clostridium difficile
  4. 4. • Standard antibiotics are used for C. diff, but can be an initial trigger of C. diff overgrowth in the first place! • Still need to address long-term dietary change to prevent recurrence. • If you continue to use antibiotics without maintaining or reestablishing healthy flora and yeast - antibiotic resistance can develop and future infections may become more virulent and difficult to treat. Current Medical Approach to C. Diff Infection
  5. 5. • Strategies to Reduce C. diff Growth: • Compete with pathogens for growth • Direct interference with C. diff metabolism • Immune stimulation and modulation • General maintenance of intestinal health • Probiotics address each strategy! • Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bacillus probiotics / Spore probiotics Probiotics Taken During or After Antibiotics
  6. 6. Monolaurin, Soil-Based Probitics, and Saccharomyces boulardii ▪ Antimicrobial Support ▪ Monolaurin ▪ Decreases the growth of gram-positive organisms ▪ Probiotic Support Taken During and After Gut Infection ▪ soil-probiotics such as Bacillus coagulans ▪ START LOW and work your way up ▪ Megasporebiotic ▪ RestorFlora ▪ Hu58
  7. 7. Get nutrition tips from Dr. Alex Rinehart DR. ALEXANDER RINEHART, DC, CNS Owner, DrAlexRinehart.com • Original article (with references): Probiotics and C Diff - What Probiotics Should Be Taken With or Without Treatment With Antibiotics • Megasporebiotic • RestorFlora • HU58 • Monolaurin Get More Nutrition Tips

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