Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a vicious bacterial infection in the intestinal tract that causes a bloody diarrhea caused by the overgrowth of C. diff. It is usually caused by treatment with oral antibiotics and kills 14,000 Americans every year. Ironically mainstream medicine has elected to treat this condition with very powerful antibiotics and resins that absorb the toxic metabolites of C. diff. Often times this treatment is not effective, which is disasterous since treatment with nutritional supplements nearly always cures this problem
New research from Harvard shows that an enzyme produced by the intestinal tract called intestinal alkaline phosphatase can speed the elimination of the C. diff toxins and speed up the healing process. While this is good news, there is much that can be done by treating the bowel with a probiotic, l-glutamine, bowel nutrients, quercetin, and saccharomyces boulardii.