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Do probiotics cure H pylori on their own or do you need antibiotics, too?...

Do probiotics cure H pylori One of our readers – Colin, from Manchester – has written in asking, ‘do probiotics cure H pylori’ Thanks, Colin: This is a great question and one I’m sure lots of people would love to know the answer to. My response is both ‘yes they can’ and ‘no they can’t’. I realize this is a weird response, so let me explain… My initial research into H pylori and probiotics In 2007-8, when I did my first batch of research to answer the ‘do probiotics cure H pylori’ question, I found quite a lot of...

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...

H pylori and angina – is there a role for H pylori?...

Heart disease can present itself as a condition known as angina pectoris, which is characterised by chest pains that may extend down the left arm. The scientific literature once again points to an association between H pylori and angina. This short blog post presents some research showing a possible link between H pylori and angina and why it’s really important not to see H pylori as just another tummy bug! I recommend you click here if you haven’t yet seen the rest of my information on how H pylori is associated with cardiovascular disease – including high blood, pressure,...

H Pylori and vitamin B12 deficiency – a recipe for disaster?...

In this blog post I’ll show you research that reveals how H pylori and vitamin B12 levels are correlated. In other words, I’ll show you how H pylori appears to cause vitamin B deficiency in some people, ultimately leading to symptoms such as low energy, depression, headaches and possibly even increasing the risk of  developing heart disease. In this blog series on H pylori and heart disease, you’ve so far learned how H pylori can result in: Greater development and severity of atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) High blood pressure Elevated total cholesterol, LDL and oxidized LDL cholesterol levels...

H pylori and inflammation – a crucial whole body connection...

H pylori and inflammation – from heartburn to heart disease? In this post – the fifth in my series on how H pylori might cause heart disease, we’re going to explore the relationship between H pylori and inflammation. Not just inflammation in the stomach where H pylori lives, but also inflammation in other parts of the body, notably the cardiovascular system. So far in this blog series we’ve looked at how  H pylori infections can: Increase the risk of developing heart disease Increase the risk of developing high blood pressure Affect insulin and blood sugar levels, possibly resulting in...

H pylori and oxidative stress – trouble for your heart?...

H Pylori and Oxidative Stress In this post, which continues my series detailing how H pylori and heart disease are connected, we’ll explore the connection between H pylori and oxidative stress. So far in this blog series we’ve looked at how in some people H pylori infections have the ability to: Increase the risk of developing heart disease Increase the risk of developing high blood pressure Affect insulin and blood sugar levels, possibly resulting in insulin resistance and even type II diabetes If you have not yet read the above posts, I recommend you do so before you read...
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