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Contact Us,Todd Erickson is not a full on vegan, but the chef, who opened Haven and Huahua’s in South Beach, has experienced a serendipitous chain of events that have made him one of the most sought out plant based toques in Miami.

In the past, Erickson has worked closely with Alison Burgos to cook delicious plant based fare for Seed Food Wine Festival events and parties. “GLAM,” by the way, stands for “Green Living Animals Matter.”

Located in the former Midtown Oyster Bar space (3301 NE First Ave., Miami), GLAM is the brainchild of Janette Miller, an interior designer with a passion for vegan living. Wanting to open a restaurant, she sought out Erickson as the consulting executive chef for the project. “Janette emailed me a couple of times and asked me if I would be interested in consulting on a vegan project,” Erickson says. He agreed to meet, and they hit it off immediately.

He says Miller is the driving force behind the design of the eatery, a black and white room with pops of plum hues. Erickson was tasked with developing the menu. “Janette wanted something chef driven that was accessible to everyone, not just vegans.”

The chef describes the menu,
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sectioned into bowls, toasts, desserts, and snacks, as “organic, flavorful, and craveable. I don’t want it to feel like you’re only eating it to be healthy. I want it to be warm, hearty, delicious, and satisfying.” To assist him in the task, he hired Nuno Grullon (R House) as chef de cuisine. “He loves the vegan options and thinks it’s the food of the future. We’re excited to have him onboard,” Erickson says.

GLAM will also offer a curated selection of affordable vegan wines and beers, and items will be presented on china with silverware a way of serving that’s better for the environment than using disposable plates and utensils. In addition, GLAM staff will be attired in vegan wear no leather shoes or belts. Erickson says he does a plant based clothing check before heading out the door himself. “If I’m going to talk the talk, I’m going to walk the walk. I’m a big Chuck Taylor person, so I’m pretty much vegan already.”

Erickson says carnivores are also welcome at GLAM. “More and more people are incorporating plant based foods into their diets by observing Meatless Monday or just eating more vegetables. That’s what we want our outreach to be.”
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HALIFAX Another regular season in the books, another award inthe trophy casefor no. 87.

As the curtain fell Sunday on the 2016/17 NHL regular season, Sidney Crosbynabbinghis second Maurice Richard trophy, scoring a league leading 44 goals in 75 games. Crosby willpick up his hardware at the NHL awards in Las Vegas this June, where he find out if he is once again the league MVP the Hart trophy expected to go to either Crosby or Connor McDavid, the NHL leading point scorer this season with 100.

In what was a statement season from the Cole Harbour native, the 29 year old Crosby also set a personal milestone scoring his 1,000th NHL point in just 782 career regular season games.

A big season for Hammond Plains Brad Marchand as well. The gritty Bruins winger missed the final two games of Boston season for a nasty slash, but still managed to put up 39 goals and 85 points, marking the best statistical year of the 28 year old career.

But Crosby and Marchand will now turn their attention to the Stanley Cup. When the playoffs open on Wednesday, Pittsburgh will host the Columbus Blue Jackets and Boston will head north for a date with the Senators in the nation capital.

Both series will be broadcast on Sportsnet and Sportsnet 360.

Crosby looking for his third Cup win while Marchand will try to get his second.

This year playoffs will feature far more Canadian content one year removed from every Canadian franchise missing the mark, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa will be in the dance.
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A University of Bath student is aiming to become the greenest ever Ironman when he competes in the Barcelona Challenge triathlon on Sunday 4 October.

Jon Alexander will set aside conventional sports gear for the gruelling event, aiming to cycle 112 miles on a bike made from bamboo, run 26.2 miles in shoes made from recycled fibres and swim 2.4 miles in an eco friendly limestone based rubber wetsuit.

Jon said: “I believe all athletes are environmentalists at heart, if you define environmentalists as people who love the natural world. But we fly all over the world, we burn through a load of food, and we use a huge amount of specialist gear all without really appreciating what we’re doing to the places where we love to train. We don’t even put pressure on suppliers. I’ve found a couple of small companies who are doing things differently but there’s real lack of take up in the sports world.”

He’s keen to point out that he doesn’t feel his green approach will compromise his performance and says that bamboo bikes have even been shown by several US athletes to improve performance over a long ride.

Jon is studying a part time MSc in Responsibility Business Practiceat the University’s School of Management and credits the course with giving him the belief that he could take on the challenge.

“The nature of the course encourages you to get out there and experiment,
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to see where things lead. There’s a real ‘can do’ spirit and everyone on the course has been really supportive.”

Jon works for a London based advertising company and is using the knowledge gained on his course to use marketing budgets in new and interesting ways.

He has put together a comprehensive approach to his green campaign, including a vegetarian diet based around an organic vegetable box scheme, designed to cut his carbon footprint and food miles, and plans to travel to the event by train to avoid the high carbon emissions of going by plane.

While on campus he has run Bath’s Skyline and swum at the University’s Sports Training Village. He has also cycled to his studies from his home in London along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Jon is raising funds for the Wilderness Foundation, a charity which works to use wilderness experiences to help young people develop an emotional connection with the natural world.

For more information please visit Jon’s blog.

Next month Jon will meet Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister, Maud Olofsson,
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It great fun! I love exploring different parts of the country and meeting new people and getting the chance to sniff out lots of lovely antiques.

What is your favourite part of your role?

Helping guide the teams to buy their items at the fair is always enjoyable and completely unpredictable! But it the auction part I like best, when our combined instincts and knowledge are put to the test.

Why did you choose a career in antiques?

As the daughter of two artists, I worked in the family antiques shop and art gallery and attended lots of auctions while I was growing up, which started my interest in fine art and antiques. After a brief stint working in publishing in London I realized antiques was my true passion. I founded an auction house, Batemans, with my father, Ron Bateman, in the historic market town of Stamford in 2001 and haven looked back since. A few years ago I was lucky enough to land a book deal. Bateman, and writing historical fiction is a natural complement to my antiques work it just uses my historical knowledge in a different way. All my books feature swash buckling adventure, dashing heroes and feisty heroines, lots of witty banter, and (I hope) a modicum of historical accuracy! Bodices are very rarely ripped and there always a ‘happy ever after’.

What advice would you give to anyone wanting to work in antiques?

Go for it! If you enjoy it and have passion and enthusiasm then it won really feel like work. Sadly, it not a career that regularly makes you stacks of money, but no two days are the same and you never get bored. Get experience at an auction house or antiques shop and learn as much about your chosen interests as you can. It knowledge that the key to spotting a bargain.

How did you get involved in Bargain Hunt?

The BH team came to film at our saleroom (quite a few years ago now!) and I was subsequently asked to join as an expert/team leader. I was already part of the Flog It! Team of experts, so I was used to the cameras, but Bargain Hunt is quite a different (and dare I say it, more challenging!) format. It a great show to be involved in.

Who has been your most memorable Bargain Hunt team?

I had a brilliant son/mother in law team who were a lot of fun to film with. They were bantering and snarky but the affection and respect they had for each other was a joy to see!

What has been your best ever Bargain Hunt find?

That a tough one. Usually it the amazing item I spot and try to convince my team to buy, which they subsequently ignore completely! There always one that gets away!

Which fairs do you particularly like shopping at when hunting like the huge Newark and Swinderby fairs, but they so big it sometimes better for Bargain Hunt purposes to go to smaller fairs where it not so easy to get distracted and end up buying nothing at all!

What the most profit / greatest loss you made at auction?

I can remember! I always thrilled to make any profit at all, and the day I received my first BH Golden Gavel was a very proud moment indeed!

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

I currently split my time between the UK and Chicago, USA, so when I come back to England I always pig out on things I can get in America like proper crisps, chocolate, and fish chips. I enjoy a nice G but that pleasure without the guilt! And I probably spend way too much on shoes, (according to my long suffering husband).

How do you spend your free time?

I have three lovely monsters/children and between them and writing my books I don have a lot of free time! My boys are in the Scouts, so we always seem to be out camping or hiking or taking epic road trips across America. I love to travel, so any free time I have is spent planning our next adventure or dragging the kids around museums, galleries, or antiques shops and markets!

Do you collect anything?

I don have enough money to seriously indulge in collecting my wish list of Russian silver, ancient Egyptian/Roman antiquities and Old Master drawings. I have to settle for collecting things I feel sorry for at the auction because they haven sold. I have an excellent collection of wobbly three legged chairs just waiting to be restored, and lots of lovely porcelain with cracks in! On the plus side, my children can ruin them. I also love portrait miniatures and small silver items like vesta cases and vinaigrettes.

Why do you think Bargain Hunt has such appeal?

The different personalities within the teams always make the show interesting, and the competitive aspect adds that extra edge to proceedings. There so much variety in antiques and collectables that there always something new to learn or discover. And of course, everyone loves it when we get it horribly wrong! It still such an unpredictable game that there always the chance of a surprise or upset.

Why would you encourage anyone to appear on Bargain Hunt?

It a great experience! Even if you don know much about antiques, come and have a go you have experts like me to help guide you, and who knows, you might just stumble across a priceless Ming vase and come home with a fortune!

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Now that the weather is changing, we’re spending a lot more time inside, binge watching our favorite shows.

Between HBO Go, Netflix and Hulu, there’s enough on demand television to last through rainy days, sick days, blizzards and more. There’s a show for every taste, person and city. So whether you’re into spending time with your girls like Issa Dee on Insecure or monster hunts like the characters in Stranger Things 2, you’re guaranteed eight to ten hours of entertainment from the comfort of your home.

The best part: Binge watching television is a great habit for the fashion obsessed. Styling is such an important part of storytelling that our favorite characters provide an endless supply of inspiration. Plus, in contrast to watching a single episode in one sitting, binging on your favorite show exposes you to numerous outfits that help to define that character, and thus your fall wardrobe.
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Before he left the White House, Barack Obama said he planned on taking his wife away on a nice vacation. He since made good on that promise, several times over.

Since President Trump inauguration on Jan. 20, the former First Couple have gone paddleboarding, hung out with Tom Hanks on a yacht and taken in the sights in Tuscany, Italy. Obama has also gone kite surfing with billionaire Richard Branson, spoken with young leaders in Chicago and paid a visit to his home state of Hawaii.

The vacations have not gone unnoticed, in part because Obama is in an unusual position. After leaving the White House, former President George W. Bush returned to Texas and mostly avoided the limelight, following in his father footsteps. Former President Bill Clinton moved to the side as Hillary Clinton Senate career became the family focus.

But Obama, who left the White House with a 59% approval rating, retains something of a celebrity status that has brought media attention to their vacations. home, here a definitive list of where they have traveled around the globe.

The Obama staff declined to comment on President Obama vacation spots.

Jan. 20: Barack and Michelle Obama depart the White House and head to Rancho Mirage, Calif.

After President Trump inauguration, the former First Couple bid adieu to the White House and boarded Marine One, a significant moment that President Obama photographer, Pete Souza, captured on Instagram. The Obamas traded winter coats for sunglasses as they traveled to Southern California. They stayed at the home of designer Michael S. Smith and James Costos, former ambassador to Spain and Andorra, according to Coastal Living.

Barack Obama and Richard Branson enjoy a day on the water

A little friendly competition is healthy now and again. While still on Necker Island, Obama took to the waves and enjoyed some kitesurfing while Branson learned how to foilboard. In a competition to see who could master their respective sport first, Obama ultimately defeated Branson. There were no sore losers, however. In a blog post dated Feb. 7, Branson wrote, all he has done for the world, I couldn begrudge him his well deserved win. Photos of the two of them captured the jolly nature of their time in the sun. The internet, expectedly, had a field day with memes of the day he went from commander in chief to Kite Mander in Chief.

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As if this vacation more like staycation wasn envy inducing enough, the former First Family called up some pals in early April and boarded Geffen yacht, the Rising Sun, according to People. The yacht was previously owned by Oracle founder Larry Ellison. This group of friends boating around the blue seas of French Polynesia has an extra amount of significance: both Springsteen and Hanks received Obama Medal of Freedom in 2016; Oprah in 2013.

While President Obama continues his sojourns overseas, many of his stops include official business for the Obama Foundation. On May 24 27, President Obama traveled to Berlin, Germany; Baden Baden, Germany; Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England, respectively. Obama met with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany and Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron in England, an Obama Spokesperson confirmed to TIME. Between meetings, however, he found some down time. The President was seen enjoying a round of golf at St. Andrews in Scotland.
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It’s no secret that the Kardashian and Jenner ladies have some prime real estate that will make many of us envious, but there are certain parts of their lavish digs that deserve some much needed attention.

Among the many things Kourtney, Kim, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner are known for, their wardrobe always tends to create some conversation. So, instead of focusing on their entire pad, we want to focus on a the home for their well known attire closets.

We’ll tell you right now that these closets are pretty much the size of some people’s apartments, and they are just as elaborate and luxurious as you’d imagined.

So, let’s take a step into each lady’s special place of fashion and relish in the beauty that resides there.

Kim Kardashian Kanye West’s ladylove is known for moving constantly, but we know a few things about her most recent closet. First of all, it’s not as messy as we’ve previously seen, and it won’t need Yeezy’s makeover. During a podcast with Vogue in 2015,
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Kim said, “They are so organized, you have no idea. I am so excited are moving into our new house, so we have to really redo everything.” And the inspiration for her closet design is everything you’ve probably dreamed of. “It’s going to look a little bit like a Saint Laurent store. Like marble and brushed gold.” Um, yes, please.

Khloe Kardashian: Meanwhile, KoKo has been very generous about sharing the details of her closets, and therefore giving us some serious design and shoe envy. Khloe opened up her closet to Architectural Digest, complete with a chandelier by RH, and a ceiling lined in a Schumacher wallpaper. Did we mention it’s huge? The E! star transformed two bedrooms into an impressive closet filled with perfectly organized designer pieces, shoes and accessories. Oh, and we can’t forget her 150 square foot fitness closet,
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PALM BEACH, Fla. On the sunny island of Palm Beach, black tie galas are common, Sunday brunch is $100 and a beachside hotel room can cost more than $2,000 a night in high season. But there are bargains to be found. The snowbird paradise has a thriving high end consignment market for designer and often barely worn castoffs.

The island busy society calendar means twice daily costume changes in a land of labels that include Chanel, Hermes, Valentino, Gucci and Prada. Many of these garments and accessories make their way to a handful of exclusive consignment boutiques and a few even trickle down to bargain thrift shops.

“They sometimes don even wear it. They shopping constantly. If it last season they can wear it anymore. And they wear it all just once, including the shoes and the handbag,” says Monique Javarone, owner of Fashionista Palm Beach, an upscale boutique that specializes in vintage.

Often store owners go to multi million dollar estates and sort through racks of designer clothing for clients who don want the stigma of being seen in a consignment store or who have too much to transport.

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“The thing that everybody wants year after year is Chanel. It still the No. 1 consignment handbag. Even the shoes are still No. 1 it that very classic, never go out of style look,” said Sean Connolly, owner of the Paradise Lost boutiques.

At Encore Plus Boutique in Boca Raton, Ayla Habibi said Chanel purses are also her No. 1 seller and range from $800 to $4,700 (sold new, the purses can exceed $5,000). Handbags are the most popular items at most of the stores, where Hermes and Louis Vuitton are close seconds.

“The Chanel and Hermes fly out the door,” said Lisa Stark, owner of Serendipity in Boca Raton, who also posts items on Instagram. “As soon as we post things, the phone starts ringing.”

When she first started more than a decade ago, the in demand items were ball gowns and St. John, a luxury knitwear brand, but now she says women dress more casually.

The Palm Beach hand me downs are so good that fashionistas from all over the world vie for them online. A handful of the stores have started selling their items at upscale web retailers like 1stdibs.

“Half of what we sell goes overseas,” said Javarone, who says hers online business has doubled in recent years.

Many customers seek out the store after first seeing her items online.

If the upscale boutiques aren interested, the clothes and accessories may make their way to some of the area thrift shops. The thrift stores are also a good spot for lower end designers like Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer and Milly.

“We do get Hermes from time to time, men ties, scarves, pocket squares,” said Goodwill Embassy Boutique assistance store manager Becky Shore. The store recently had Christian Dior china and sold a slightly chipped Baccarat crystal horse for $199. She says it not uncommon to get a collection of the same designer all at once from an estate, like a collection of Judith Leiber bags.

The deals are so good even the rich aren passing them up. Many of the socialites who come in to consign items, often leave with a purchase.

“They buy the same things (they sell),” said Connolly. “They bring in Hermes scarves, they consign two or three at a time and they walk out with one.”

Where to shop for Palm Beach consignment, thrift bargains

From Chanel jackets to Birkin bags and Lilly Pulitzer, consignment stores and even bargain thrift shops in the Palm Beach, Florida, area, have all the labels you love. County Road, Palm Beach

The exquisite 1980s floor length sequined white and black Chanel dress that greets visitors at this Palm Beach gem says it all. The store specializes in high end women vintage. It a must for fashion lovers, even if you aren looking to buy. Recent finds: an Armani black mink coat with fox collar, $20,000, and an Oscar de la Renta silk strapless lace gown, $3,000.

The store has a large collection of Hermes Birkins and designer shoes, plus fun accessories like black Chanel kidskin gloves adorned with pink stingray designs for $975, a $600 Alexander McQueen lacy knitted dress and a $650 Chanel slip dress.

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This store recently added an entire room for Chanel, including signature jackets for around $1,250, plus shoes, bags and jewelry. Recent finds included a wide selection of purses (including four Birkins); gowns by Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera; plus vintage Krizia and Mary McFadden.

Fine and costume jewelry, including Tiffany, Cartier and Chopard, set the store apart. South Sea baroque pearls were $11,900, a Van Cleef Arpels diamond and gold necklace was $31,995 and a Charles Krypell diamond ring was $6,995. There wiggle room to negotiate higher end jewelry prices.

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Paradise Lost has three charming stores within walking distance. The high end boutique carries labels like Chanel, Hermes and Valentino plus rare items like a Louis Vuitton tennis racket cover and a red suede Cartier train case. Recent finds included Chanel shoes around $299, a Hermes silk blouse, $499, and a short Missoni dress, $399, plus lots of St. John and several stunning, reasonably priced evening wear options, including a gold beaded floor length Escada dress for $699. At the lower end boutique, Lilly Pulitzer sweaters were $30 to $70. A furniture and home goods store has tons of Louis Vuitton luggage and unique estate pieces like Mizner chandeliers.
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Paul Grangaard spent 25 years in commercial banking, investment banking and at private equity firm Goldner Hawn Johnson Morrison. He left in 2008 to try to turn around a portfolio company, Allen Edmonds, the Wisconsin shoe manufacturer that nearly failed during the Great Recession. Goldner Hawn invested an additional $10 million as other equity partners walked away. Grangaard, always a fan of the shoes, led a revival of the company. Los Angeles based Brentwood Associates bought Allen Edmonds from Goldner Hawn for about $200 million in 2013 and, late last year, sold it for $255 million to St. Louis based Caleres, which owns a diverse portfolio of global footwear brands. Grangaard still spends some of his time in the Twin Cities, where Allen Edmonds operates a 15 employee e commerce and marketing operation. The firm has revenue of around $170 million.

A: We had record revenues and earnings every year since 2010. employment since 2010 has grown 89 percent to 750 people. The key growth drivers have been product development, both in terms of increased depth in great dress shoes and in terms of significantly increased breadth in casual shoes; clothing, belts, business leathers and gift items.

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so it all starts with the shoemakers on the production line and the sourcing of great leather. in 2015 were made in the USA. We one of the last remaining American shoemakers as is [Minnesota based] Red Wing Shoes, by the way. So, in a very real sense I give all the credit to the shoemakers. It [also] takes more than great product to succeed. I came to this company as a finance and investments guy who happened to notice people shoes. Like any Lutheran of Norwegian descent we look at your shoes when talking to you! I didn know retail management, shoemaking techniques, leather types, sole adhesion that important stuff. So, I give all the credit to the workers in every role at our company. Many people got more than they ever expected in this last transaction and everybody got increased compensation along the way and increased employment opportunities, from higher commissions in our stores as sales grew to the factory floor.

A: We pay up to $18 or $19 an hour. We had a discontinued 401(k) retirement plan when I got here. We reinstated it with a company match. We have good health insurance, and the company has absorbed some of the increased costs of health care insurance. We work on employee engagement from bowling and softball leagues to a night at Miller Park. We were voted, in 2013, one of the best places to work in Milwaukee. Usually those awards go to software firms, ad agencies or other companies with Ping Pong tables in the lunchroom. Not manufacturers.

A: I was welcoming a new employee on our production line one day to the company. He looked like somebody I would know from the neighborhood growing up, wearing a ball cap and he was about my age. I asked what he had been doing before he came to work with AE. He said he had been laid off at a manufacturing job and doing odd lawn care and snowplowing jobs for two years to make ends meet. I said I was glad our growth had given us the opportunity to hire and give him a more permanent income and benefits. He said, not as glad as I am. This job is the difference between my daughter going to college and not going to college.
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SAN BRUNO, CA, April 30 C. diff associated disease (CDAD), otherwise known as severe intestinal disease brought on by the Clostridium difficile (C. diff) pathogen, has been the subject of heightened concern in the medical community. hospitals between 2000 and 2005. Additionally, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is launching the first national prevalence study for C. diff beginning May 1.

According to Patricia Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG, a Chesapeake, Virginia based gastroenterologist, associate professor of clinical medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and host of the soon to be launched “Your Health Choice” radio program, traditional treatment for C. diff associated disease is the use of powerful antibiotics such as metronidazole or vancomycin, but one of the most troublesome aspects of the disease is it’s high rate of recurrence. But studies show that adding the yeast based probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii (sold under the brand name Florastor can cut the rate of recurrence by about half.

“Almost one in four CDAD patients will experience a recurrence of symptoms after a round of antibiotic therapy alone,” says Dr. Raymond. “C. difficile colitis has been in the news recently as more virulent strains are emerging. These more toxic bugs lead to higher rates of surgery for colon removal and death from the infection. Doctors are using everything in their toolboxes to combat C. difficile, and one of our proven tools is Saccharomyces boulardii. When a relapse occurs, use of Florastor during the antibiotic course can help protect against future relapses.”

A recent meta analysis of 31 studies compiled and published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology concluded that S. boulardii is the only probiotic that is effective in fighting recurrent C. diff associated disease1 Additionally, an article in the March 2006 issue of Gastroenterology and Hepatology showed that use of S. boulardii provided an almost 50 percent decrease in subsequent recurrence among patients who suffered recurrent CDAD symptoms.2 “Because Florastor (S. boulardii) is a yeast and not a bacteria, it is not killed by the strong antibiotics that are being used to kill the C. diff bacteria, so it survives in the digestive tract,” says Dr. Raymond. “When the ‘baby’ C. diff emerge from their spores, they are greeted by a well colonized gut, rather than an empty playground.”

CDAD is usually indicated by severe abdominal pain, diarrhea with mucous and blood passage, and fever. Dr. Raymond advises those exhibiting these symptoms to see a physician immediately to be tested for the presence of the C. diff toxins and to be prescribed proper antibiotics, since over the counter anti diarrheal agents should be avoided.

“Traditional OTC anti diarrheal products actually slow down the speed of fluids moving through your bowels, and, in the case of C. diff, keeping the bacteria in the bowels is actually a bad thing,” she adds.

Healthcare practitioners are advised to adhere to strict hand washing policies in offices and hospitals to help prevent the spread of this and other types of bacteria.

Florastor has shown in more than 50 years of extensive international use to be safe and effective, with an estimated 1.7 billion daily doses sold to date.

Florastor is available in most retail chain pharmacies, and at independent pharmacies. It can be purchased in bottles of 10 capsules for a suggested price of $9.95, or 50 capsules for a suggested price of $39.95. Florastor Kids is available in a box of 10 powder packets (which can be mixed with applesauce or beverages, including infant formula) for a suggested price of $11.95, or in a 20 packet box for a price of $19.95. It is commonly found in the anti diarrheal/stomach aid section, and can also be obtained by asking the pharmacist (many stores keep Florastor the product behind the counter).
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