Tag: integrative medicine

Gut Balance is Key to Avoidance of C. difficile Infection

The bacterium Clostridium difficile (also known as C. diff) is a major pathogenic contributor to the development of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, or diarrhea that results from taking an antibiotic. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), C. difficile diarrhea is linked to 14,000 deaths in the United States each year.1 Interestingly, first line treatment for C. diff infection is antibiotics—the…

Wednesday, 2/17/10 on the Poop Scoop – Integrative Medicine: Combining the Best of Both Worlds

Is your doctor missing important clues about your health status? Do you have certain health issues that always seem to come back no matter what you try? Integrative medicine may be the answer. Integrative doctors combine the best parts of modern and alternative medicine to get the whole scoop about what’s really going on with your body—kind of like filling…