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What foods aggravate H pylori and cause similar symptoms?...

“What foods aggravate H pylori?” Hmmmm, this is a question I’m asked a lot, and with good reason. When you have H pylori, you develop something called gastritis, which simply means ‘stomach inflammation’. Inflammation is where your immune system attacks H pylori, leading to a red, raw, hot, sore stomach, which in turn causes many of the H pylori symptoms you experience as a result of the infection. These symptoms include heartburn, stomach pain, acid reflux, bloating, a sore throat, a lump in your throat, belching, burping, etc. Inflammation that goes untreated can lead to stomach and duodenal ulcers,...

Do antibiotics cure H pylori or are they a poor treatment option?...

When you have H pylori, it’s natural to ask, do antibiotics cure H pylori? For various reasons, the answer is not as straightforward as you may think and you have a right to learn the truth about this important topic. Antibiotics cure H pylori in some people, but not in others, and the results depend on several factors such as antibiotic resistance and adherence to the treatment regimen. Unfortunately, many doctors assume that antibiotics always cure H pylori and this can lead to a lot of confusion. Fortunately, there are highly effective natural H pylori treatments should antibiotics not...

How antacid & acid blocking medications cause nutrient deficiencies...

Antacids, acid blocking drugs and nutrient deficiencies Millions of people take over the counter antacids, or more potent prescription acid blocking medications such as proton pump inhibitors to deal with acid reflux and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. In the short-term, these meds can do a great job of reducing unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms, but in the long run they may deplete nutrients and trigger Candida, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and C. difficile infections. The net result can be bloating, gas, loose stools, diarrhea, fatigue, depression, allergies and other unpleasant symptoms. If you are taking antacids, H2 blockers or PPIs on...

Foods to avoid when treating H pylori and its symptoms...

Although your doctor probably won’t discuss this topic with you, there are some foods to avoid when treating H pylori. These foods can have a negative impact on your H pylori treatment and may even cause similar symptoms to H pylori infections. If you do not avoid these foods, you may find that your H pylori treatment doesn’t work, or that it does work but your symptoms remain. Food can cause the same symptoms as H pylori Certain foods can cause inflammation in your stomach and intestine in much the same way H pylori does. Inflammation is raw, swollen,...

What foods can kill H pylori and heal your stomach?...

I’m often asked what foods can kill H pylori, and for several reasons it’s not that easy of a question to answer. Some foods can definitely kill H pylori and this is shown in the scientific literature. But there is a big difference between killing H pylori in a test tube or lab dish and killing it once it is in the human digestive system. Furthermore, it’s not easy to know precisely how much of a food needs to be eaten to actually eradicate H pylori. Foods that kill H pylori include: Cranberries Broccoli sprouts Certain berries (e.g. blackberries)...

Foods to eat when you have H pylori and a bad tummy...

I’m often asked what foods to eat when you have H pylori, and for several reasons it’s not that easy of a question to answer. It may be more important to consider foods to avoid when you have H pylori rather than the ones you eat. Why? Simply because some commonly eaten foods can make H pylori symptoms much worse, and make it harder to eradicate H pylori infections. Foods such as refined vegetable oils, gluten, cow’s milk, soy, sugary foods, processed carbohydrate, alcohol, processed meats and spicy foods should all be eaten with caution if you have an...

The problem with antacid medications (part one)

Are you presently taking antacid or acid blocking medications? If so, you’re not alone because these drugs are some of the highest selling in medical history. Unfortunately, their long-term use can cause fatigue, Candida overgrowth, bloating, SIBO, constipation, depression, headaches and many other problems. They may even increase your risk of developing kidney problems, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. There is a dark side to acid blocking medications, which isn’t explained clearly enough by doctors. It is my hope that you feel more informed about the dangers of acid blockers by the end of this two part article. Acid blocking...

The serious genetic disease we all have…

Did you know that you actually have a serious genetic disease? It’s called “I can’t make vitamin C disease” and as far as science knows, it affects every single human on the planet. Doctors rarely, if ever talk about it, which is a shame because what you don’t know about this disease can hurt you in many ways. Fortunately, there is a cure, and it’s easier than you might think. Here’s the scoop: We humans are genetically unable to make vitamin C ! Nearly all other mammals and reptiles can make their own vitamin C. Moreover, they manufacture it...
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