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Ken Fredrickson


I’m 62 and generally healthy, I’ve never had an intestinal issue. I went to the ER on Jan 2, 2023 and a CT scan revealed Diverticulitis. They sent me home with a 2 week course of antibiotics. Four days after completing the antibiotics, I developed significant diarrhea, stomach tenderness, nausea, and loss of appetite. I went to my general doctor and he suspected a bacterial infection called C. diff (I’d never heard of it). He ordered a stool sample and the results confirmed I was positive. He put me on 10 days of Vancomycin. 4 days after completing the meds, the C. diff returned. My doc then put me on a Vancomycin taper,14 days of 4 pills/day, then 3 pills/day for a week, 2 pills/day for a week, 1 pill/day for a week, 1 pill every other day for a week, and 1 every 3 days for a week. A few days before I started the taper, a friend recommended I read a book titled The Makers Diet. It totally changed my outlook on food and health in general. I began eating organic, healthy foods, grass fed meets, etc. No sugars or processed stuff and no alcohol.

After a month wait on March 9th, 2023, I got in to see the GI doc. He told me that if I had another reoccurrence he would set me up for a fecal transplant. I felt relieved to have a plan in place in case I needed it. Long story short and after doing some research I settled into the following daily routine. A morning drink including whole organic fiber and superfood. I took 3 daily Saccharomyces Boulardii (down to 1 per day now), 1 Brocco Max, 1 Allicidin, and 1 Bio Sponge. I also added daily helpings of Kefir, organic yogurt, sauerkraut, and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. I like to use the Bobby Approved App (Flavcity) at the store which identifies foods that are good for you (or bad for you). I also started walking at least 30-45 minutes each day. If the C. diff is to come back, I want my cells as healthy as possible to help fight it off. I finished the taper/ meds on April 5th and it appears the C. diff may be under control. I am now clear 8 weeks and I pray it is gone for good. Eat healthy and include fermented foods. Take a probiotic (I heard a doc say Sacchromyces Boulardi is the probiotic of choice for C Diff) and get a little exercise. I know I’m not out of the woods but feeling grateful at this point. Keep battling.

Age


YES

Gender


Male

Length


5 MONTHS

Source


Hospital Acquired

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