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H. pylori, folate, MTHFR and neural tube defects

Can H. pylori lead to folate deficiency and fertility problems? This article is taken from my e-book, How H. pylori Causes Fertility and Pregnancy Problems, which you can download here for free. Unfortunately, only a limited number of studies have assessed the associations between H. pylori and folate levels. This is a shame because folate metabolism and methylation are critically important in reproduction and fertility, especially when we consider things like MTHFR gene mutations. People with MTHFR mutations carry a greater risk of developing fertility problems related to the folate and methylation cycles, including infertility (male and female), recurrent...

How H. pylori causes vitamin B12 deficiency and pregnancy problems...

H. pylori, vitamin B12 deficiency, fertility and pregnancy This article is taken from my e-book, How H. pylori Causes Fertility and Pregnancy Problems, which you can download here for free. Vitamin B12 is an important reproductive nutrient. It works in partnership with other nutrients such as folate (also known inaccurately as folic acid). A chief role for B12 and its friends is to ensure optimal functioning of some key metabolic pathways called the folate and methylation cycles. In fetal development, methylation is crucial for optimal development of the neural tube, which is a hollow structure from which the brain...

How H. pylori causes iron deficiency and pregnancy problems...

H. pylori, iron deficiency and fertility/pregnancy problems This article is taken from my e-book, How H. pylori Causes Fertility and Pregnancy Problems, which you can download here for free. Iron deficiency is a well-known consequence of H. pylori, but it doesn’t occur in everyone. Some people can have H. pylori and maintain healthy iron levels. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world and results in the impairment of energy levels, strength, immune function, mood and cognition, and reproductive functions. Anyone who’s been iron-deficient knows that it makes you feel tired, run down and depressed. It...

How H. pylori damages sperm

Can H. pylori harm sperm? H. pylori and sperm is taken from my e-book, How H. pylori Causes Fertility and Pregnancy Problems, which you can download here for free. Many years ago, I attended a functional medicine training programme in which a doctor (the late Bill Timmins, N.D.) explained how he had isolated H. pylori from a semen sample. To most scientists and medical professionals, this would seem preposterous. However Dr. Timmins was an esteemed clinician and in my opinion there is no reason to doubt his claim. I have not been able to find any additional research showing...

Can H. pylori cause miscarriages?

H. pylori and miscarriages H. pylori and miscarriages is taken from my e-book, How H. pylori Causes Fertility and Pregnancy Problems, which you can download here for free. Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion occurs in 15% of pregnancies and is defined as an “unintended termination of pregnancy resulting in fetal death prior to 23 week of gestation.” Infections such as H. pylori may play a role in miscarriages, but they would not necessarily be the only contributing factor. Evidence supporting the association between H. pylori­­­––particularly the CagA strain­––and miscarriage is presented in a 2014 World Journal of Gastroenterology paper: “Rossi...

Can H. pylori cause pre-eclampsia?

H. pylori and pre-eclampsia H. pylori and pre-eclampsia is taken from my e-book, How H. pylori Causes Fertility and Pregnancy Problems, which you can download here for free. H. pylori––especially the CagA strain––can induce pre-eclampsia by triggering inflammation in the vascular system and by altering the immune response. Since PE is a potentially devastating condition, it’s essential to consider H. pylori in this context. Other microbes may also play a role in pre-eclampsia, but like H. pylori, these are not generally recognised by the medical system. What is pre-eclampsia (PE) ? Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy syndrome characterized by high blood...

Can H. pylori cause morning sickness?

H. pylori, morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum This article is taken from my e-book, How H. pylori Causes Fertility and Pregnancy Problems, which you can download here for free. A growing body of scientific research suggests a positive association between H. pylori and the degree of pregnancy-related vomiting in women. The more serious form of morning sickness is called hyperemesis gravidarum H. pylori seems to have an ability to worsen hyperemesis gravidarum severity. Morning sickness is obviously a rather unpleasant symptom associated with pregnancy. There is also a more serious form of pregnancy vomiting called hyperemesis gravidarum. When I had...

How to Optimise Your Oral Health – Part 1

Are you taking specific steps to optimize your oral and dental health? If not, the latest research shows that you could be filling your stomach with “bad” bacteria and even increasing your risk of developing diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Oral health is critically important, but compared with stomach and intestinal health, it doesn’t tend to make the headlines anywhere near as frequently. As a result, many people are in the dark about the important of keeping their mouth in optimal condition. Naturally, we tend to hand over our oral and dental care to dentists. Why...