Clostridium difficile is labeled as one of the organisms of greatest concern for antibiotic resistance by the National Institutes of Health.
Most healthcare practitioners associate it with acute colitis and diarrhea. However, it can also colonize the gastrointestinal tract, creating chronic symptoms that are harder to recognize.
Colonization of a number of problematic Clostridia species (and the metabolites they produce) can create neurological irritation and neurotransmitter imbalances, and has been implicated in:
- Attention issues
- Mood disorders
- Neurological conditions
In this three-part series, Dr. Kurt Woeller delivers clinically relevant information that comes from years of working with neurologically symptomatic patients, his experience in specialized testing, and from a place of commitment to excellent patient care.
|Dive into Part 1 where Dr. Woeller introduces the breadth of alternative symptoms that can manifest with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and other pathogenic species.Stay tuned for upcoming Parts 2 and 3 where Dr. Woeller identifies methods most effective for detecting C. diff and discusses his most trusted therapeutics for addressing positive test results.Best for your health,|
Kurt N. Woeller, DO, has been a functional and integrative medicine physician and a biomedical autism treatment specialist for over two decades. A respected author, international lecturer, and educator, he provides healthcare practitioner education through his online Integrative Medicine Academy.
Dr. Woeller serves as a clinical consultant and educator for both BioHealth Laboratory and Great Plains Laboratory (GPL). At GPL, he teaches the Organic Acid Test (OAT) interpretation and implementation course.
At his private practice in Bend, OR, he focuses on specialized diagnostic testing and treatment for individuals with complex medical conditions like autism, autoimmune and neurological disorders.