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What is SIBO and how does it cause IBS?

What is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and is it making you feel unwell? The food you eat, the way you eat it, and infections like H pylori, parasites and Candida can all cause digestive symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome. But there’s another common, yet frequently overlooked problem that isn’t very well known. SIBO – or ‘small intestinal bacterial’ overgrowth – is a relatively common condition among people with digestive symptoms. But what is SIBO, exactly? Well, it’s a condition in which large numbers of bacteria from your large intestine, or colon, end up in your small intestine...

Stewed cinnamon apples – a great gut healthy recipe...

I picked up this stewed cinnamon apples recipe from Michael Ash DO ND and have found it to be incredibly helpful in bringing down inflammation and offering healing effects to the gut. H pylori and other bad bugs cause inflammation and immune responses in your stomach and intestine, which is what causes your pain, burning, and even constipation and diarrhoea. You can modulate your immune system and reduce inflammation using food, herbs and spices. The combination of apple and cinnamon can work wonders. Stewed Cinnamon Apples – Ingredients: 6 cooking apples (or apples of choice preferably grown organically) ½...

Frequently Asked Questions about H pylori

Hi it’s Dave here, answering your frequently asked questions about H pylori. I created this page to provide a simple, easy resource to answer your questions. These are the questions that I’ve been asked most over the last seven years – ever since I first set up my website on H pylori. You know, I’ve received and answered thousands of emails from folk around the world asking about H pylori symptoms, testing and treatments. I’ve also worked with a couple of thousand on a one-to-one basis. The most important advice I can give you is that your situation is...

H pylori and probiotics: do they improve treatment & side effects?...

Research on H pylori and probiotics demonstrates that probiotics can enhance the effectiveness of H pylori treatment and reduce its side effects. But what does it mean for you? Should you take probiotics alongside your H pylori treatment? If so, which ones, how many, and how often? This video and article helps you understand how probiotics can help you fight H pylori, restore balance to your digestive system and improve your symptoms. A recent study on H pylori and probiotics When I reviewed the 2015 H pylori research I came across a meta analysis study on H pylori and...

Side effects of triple therapy H pylori treatment

The side effects of triple therapy H pylori treatment vary widely and can be pretty nasty, if I’m honest. I didn’t take triple therapy when I had H pylori – I decided on a more natural, herb-based approach. But we’ve received hundreds of emails (thousands, most probably) from frustrated people having a really hard time on triple therapy. As I’ve said before: I don’t necessarily disagree with triple therapy, but I want to raise awareness of its drawbacks so folk like you can make informed decisions on what to do. I’ll be a happy man if you can avoid...

H pylori reinfection – can H pylori return?

“Dave, can H pylori return? Can H pylori come back? Can I have H pylori twice?” … These are common questions asked by folk around the world, and the straight answer is, “Yes, it can return, you can have it twice, and yes you can be reinfected.” Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong, and the reason I know this is because I had H pylori twice myself. Two years after I had rid myself of H pylori, I woke up one morning with a gnawing pain in my chest. I KNEW immediately (and intuitively) that H pylori had...

H pylori tests – what is the best test for H pylori?...

There’s quite a lot of confusion regarding the best test for H pylori, and not without reason. This short blog post and video will help you with the ins and out of H pylori testing so you feel confident that you’re getting accurate data from your test. There are four different H pylori tests and they all have benefits and drawbacks. My personal opinion is that a an H pylori stool test is the best, for reasons explained below. Better still, I typically recommend an H pylori test that looks at many other different reasons for digestive distress. Here’s...

Why H pylori symptoms return after treatment

It’s actually quite common for H pylori symptoms return after a few weeks or months after treatment – I don’t want this to happen to you. Maybe you didn’t feel better at all when you beat H pylori the first time round, or maybe you’re going through treatment now only to feel no better? If you’re in one of these boats, this article and video on why H pylori symptoms return after treatment (or never go away in the first place) will help. Watch the video first, then read the info below. Why some people’s H pylori symptoms never...
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