Unlike books about C. diff that are written by non-experts who have no experience treating patients, C. Diff In 30 Minutes: A Guide To Clostridium Difficile For Patients And Families, is written by author, doctor, and Harvard Medical School Professor J. Thomas Lamont, M.D. Dr. Lamont uses plain-English explanations and case studies to describe this unpleasant bacterial infection and how it can be successfully treated. One of the world's top experts on C. diff, Dr. Lamont has conducted ground-breaking research on the bacterium and has helped thousands of patients struggling with C. diff.
Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the United States. In a recent study at a major Boston teaching hospital, nearly 1/3 of inpatients who were given antibiotics were infected with C. diff. More than half of these patients suffered from diarrhea and other symptoms. C. Diff In 30 Minutes covers:
* The origins of C. diff
* Cdiff symptoms
* Four C. diff cases, from infection to cure
* Antibiotics that can lead to C. diff infections
* Treatment options, including antibiotics and cutting-edge procedures such as stool transfers (also known as fecal transplants)
* How to limit the spread of C. diff
* Recurring C. diff: What causes it, and special treatments
* A glossary of medical terms
* Online resources
The book also references C. diff’s association with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, strokes, and failure of the immune system resulting from lymphoma, leukemia, and chemotherapy.
C. Diff In 30 Minutes is not a DIY guide -- a doctor is needed to diagnose and treat C. diff. However, this guide can help you understand what your doctor is recommending and why. If you or a loved one has C. diff, C. Diff In 30 Minutes can be an invaluable and expert resource to understand and deal with the infection.
J. Thomas Lamont, M.D. received his medical degree in 1965 from the University of Rochester, and was intern, resident and chief resident in medicine at UCLA. Following a GI Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1974. He currently serves as Interim Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Lamont's clinical interests are in the area of intestinal infections, particularly the management of C. diff infections. He and his colleagues have made a number of important discoveries about C. diff infections, including how to diagnose C. diff in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and how the immune system protects against this infection. His group has published important papers on the C. diff carrier state, vaccine development and fecal transplant for recurrent C. diff In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Lamont serves as a mentor for young scientists and faculty members, and as a resource for manuscript, grant preparation, and career planning. He has served as Associate Editor for GI and Liver Diseases at the New England Journal of Medicine, and is Editor-in-Chief for Gastroenterology for UpToDate in Medicine.
Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.
Do you have a leaky gut? For 80% of the population the answer is “yes”—and most people don’t even realize it. Leaky gut syndrome is the root cause of a litany of ailments, including: chronic inflammation, allergies, autoimmune diseases, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, diabetes, and even arthritis.
To keep us in good health, our gut relies on maintaining a symbiotic relationship with trillions of microorganisms that live in our digestive tract. When our digestive system is out of whack, serious health problems can manifest and our intestinal walls can develop microscopic holes, allowing undigested food particles, bacteria, and toxins to seep into the bloodstream. This condition is known as leaky gut syndrome.
In Eat Dirt, Dr. Josh Axe explains that what we regard as modern “improvements” to our food supply—including refrigeration, sanitation, and modified grains—have damaged our intestinal health. In fact, the same organisms in soil that allow plants and animals to flourish are the ones we need for gut health. In Eat Dirt, Dr. Axe explains that it’s essential to get a little “dirty” in our daily lives in order to support our gut bacteria and prevent leaky gut syndrome. Dr. Axe offers simple ways to get these needed microbes, from incorporating local honey and bee pollen into your diet to forgoing hand sanitizers and even ingesting a little probiotic-rich soil.
Because leaky gut manifests differently in every individual, Dr. Axe also identifies the five main “gut types” and offers customizable plans—including diet, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations—to dramatically improve gut health in just thirty days. With a simple diet plan, recipes, and practical advice, Eat Dirt will help readers restore gut health and eliminate leaky gut for good.
All of today’s most-diagnosed ailments can be traced back to an injured and irritated gut. The gut is an intricate and powerful system, naturally designed to protect and heal the body every moment of every day And yet for far too many of us, this remarkable system is in disrepair, which leads to all kinds of health problems—from extra pounds, aches and pains, allergies, mood swings, and lack of libido, to heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders, insomnia, and depression.
But we no longer have to be sick to get healthy. In this groundbreaking program, Alejandro Junger, M.D. explains how instead of treating the symptoms as they arise, we can preemptively attack disease before it takes root in the gut.
No matter your current state of health, you will benefit from this program: Clean Gut will help you put an end to everyday ailments, reverse chronic disease, and achieve true, long-lasting health.
Dr Cabot's book contains invaluable information for all readers.
The unique 8 week eating plan to detoxify and control your weight.
The vital principles of a healthy liver.
How to help your liver to reverse "fatty liver" and to Improve Liver function for those suffering with hepatitis.
Steps to overcome child obesity.
A fascinating insight into the ancient Chinese and naturopathic philosophies on liver problems.
Liver tonics from herbs and nutritional medicine to speed up weight loss (with scientific references) and to help repair a damaged liver.
The futuristic artificial liver for those with serious liver disease.
A healthy liver is the key to efficient fat metabolism and weight control.
The liver-cleansing diet has many benefits:
Increased energy levels.
Detoxification and cleansing of the blood stream.
Reduction of inflammation and degenerative diseases.
Better immune function.
Efficient fat metabolism.
The liver is the gateway to the body and takes the load off our precious immune system.
Who Can Benefit
For the thousands of patients who suffer with overburdened immune systems, hepatitis, chronic fatigue, obesity, fatty livers and recurring blocked arteries (even after bypass surgery). Let's not suffer with what I call the "fossilized brain syndrome" where lateral and original thinking becomes a crime.
Remember that a healthy liver will reduce depression and moodiness and therefore enable you to laugh more and not get too overheated or as the Chinese say "gung ho" about life's little tribulations.
"Love your LIVER and LIVE longer"