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H pylori and high blood pressure – an important link...

H pylori and high blood pressure / hypertension In the third article in my series on H pylori and cardiovascular disease, we’ll cover the link between H pylori and high blood pressure, or hypertension. If you haven’t read the first two posts in this series, it’ll really help if you read them first. Please take a few minutes to read them by clicking on the links below. H pylori and heart disease – a surprising connection H pylori and cardiovascular disease – surely not? Once you’ve read the first two posts, you’ll see there’s an association between being infected...

Helicobacter Pylori May Damage Gallbladder Tissue

Russian Academy of Science Suggests Helicobacter Pylori May Damage Gallbladder Tissue I’ve known for some time that H pylori is associated with gallbladder disease. My interest in this association was triggered by the observation that many clients seeking my counsel reported having their gallbladders removed, in addition to having H pylori infections. When I consulted the medical literature, I found a number of studies that appear to support my theory. A Russian team investigated morphological (structural) changes in gallbladder mucous membrane tissue in people suffering with gallbladder disease, with the aim of ascertaining whether H pylori bacteria were present...

Helicobacter Pylori Is Present In People Who Have Gallbladder Disease...

Several studies reveal the presence of H pylori in gallbladder tissue but it’s not clear whether the H pylori itself causes gallbladder disease. H pylori can cause severe damage in the stomach and intestine of infected individuals, leading to peptic and duodenal ulcers, as well as gastric cancer. It is plausible that the infection can also damage gallbladder tissue. Furthermore, H pylori infection can cause stomach acid levels to drop, which may have a domino effect on the hormonal signals optimizing gallbladder function. As such, a sluggish gallbladder may develop, leading to inflammation and gallstones. I have personally noticed...

Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Against Helicobacter pylori...

As you may know if you have read my book, The H Pylori Diet, a wide range of natural products – foods and herbs – have been shown to exhibit activity against H Pylori. Berries, garlic, broccoli sprouts and cranberries are foods that have the ability to kill H pylori. Herbs and herbal extracts have also been shown to have effects against H pylori. These include, berberine, Matula Herbal Formula and mastic gum. Essential oils are volatile liquids that have some antimicrobial and antioxidant activities due to some of their active ingredients. Essential oils have been used in the...