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Can probiotics cure H pylori?

I haven’t seen any conclusive study data showing that probiotics alone can cure H pylori.

BUT, a 2015 review paper showed that using probiotics alongside standard triple therapy improved eradication rates and reduced the side effects of treatment. (1)

That’s pretty cool.

BUT there are caveats to using probiotics, and I want you to watch this video so I can explain what they are and how I recommend you use probiotics.

OK, so my experience using probiotics is mixed. Some people do fantastically well but some folk feel worse.

It depends on many factors, including nutrition, SIBO, parasites, and even the time of day they’re taken.

Why?

Because we’re all different!!!!!

The H Pylori Diet teaches you how I typically use probiotics with my clients AFTER I’ve had them change their diet and take herbs to knock out H pylori.

If you’d just like to try some probiotics, the ones I’ve seen work quite well are:

  • Adult Formula CP-1 by Custom Probiotics
  • Prescript Assist by Good Health Naturally Inc
  • Saccharomyces boulardii (various manufacturers)

If you’re going to use it alongside triple therapy, I recommend you take your probiotics well away from the antibiotics.

Take the antibiotics at least 3-4 hours away from the probiotics.

Remember, a probiotic that works wonders for your partner, kids or neighbour might not work so well for you.

As always, if this is confusing (and I know it is to begin with) please feel free to ask questions, and get some help.

We can actually run stool testing to check your probiotic levels, and, of course, hold your hand through the process of healing your digestion.

Best,

Dave.

PS, here’s the conclusion of the study I mentioned above:

“The use of probiotics plus standard therapy was associated with an increase in the H. pylori eradication rate, and a reduction in adverse events resulting from treatment in the general population. However, this therapy did not improve patient compliance.”

[Probiotics in Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Apr 14; 21(14): 4345–4357.]

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