Sadly, I have c.diff and have tried many treatments and methods to eradicate this awful bacteria (super bug) from my intestines. Flagyl worked once, but doesn't work anymore. I'm allergic to vancomycin.
I read that lugol's iodine kills c.diff bacteria and the spores it produces to protect itself from being killed. Do you know if this is true? I don't want to take it and make things worse.
You're in luck.
Natural News published an article about iodine which I think will provide you with the information you seek. Its always nice to find someone who reflects my view of iodine. Here you go:
Iodine - a Pillar Against Infections
Iodine offers a serious and potent replacement for much of the antibiotics that are literally destroying people's lives and can be used safely with children.
Parents, who chose not to dose their kids with dangerous vaccines will be glad to know that iodine can be very effective against a host of viral infections that medical officials insist threaten children.
Though it kills 90 percent of bacteria on the skin within 90 seconds, its use as an antibiotic has been ignored. Iodine exhibits activity against bacteria, molds, yeasts, protozoa, and many viruses; indeed, of all antiseptic preparations suitable for direct use on humans and animals and upon tissues, only iodine is capable of killing all classes of pathogens: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and protozoa. Most bacteria are killed within 15 to 30 seconds of contact.
Iodine is by far the best antibiotic, antiviral and antiseptic of all time - Dr. David Derry
Dr. Derry says that iodine is effective "for standard pathogens such as Staphylococcus, but also iodine has the broadest range of action, fewest side effects and no development of bacterial resistance."
There is a world of difference between using an antibiotic – anti-life substance – and an antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal substance like iodine, which is life serving because it is a basic and most necessary nutritional substance.
Iodine kills single celled organisms by combining with the amino acids tyrosine or histidine when they are exposed to the extra-cellular environment. All single cells showing tyrosine on their outer cell membranes are killed instantly by a simple chemical reaction with iodine that denatures proteins.
Nature and evolution have given us an important mechanism to control pathogenic life forms and we should use it and trust it to protect us in ways that antibiotics can't.
Source: Iodine - a Pillar Against Infections
I also found quite a few other recommendations at Earthclinic.com for natural treatment. Just type in C. Diff. when you go to this site.
Let me know how this works out for you.
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