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.
As well as these fairly common supermarket items, many minerals, herbs and plant compounds have also been shown to kill H pylori.
These include mastic gum, oregano oil, black seed oil, bee propolis, silver, bismuth, vitamin C, zinc carnosine, resveratrol.
Killing H pylori in a lab is not that hard. Scientists can isolate the bacteria and then expose it to measured amounts of a substance.
If you look at the scientific literature you will see that the majority of experiments looking at what foods can kill H pylori are done in the lab.
This is great as it gives insights into possible treatment alternatives, but it has some drawbacks.
The human stomach is a completely different environment from a lab dish. It is acidic and contains enzymes, hormones and other substances.
A food or herb that kills H pylori in the lab isn’t guaranteed to have the same beneficial effect in the stomach.
Some studies are done using lab animals like rats and mice, which again doesn’t necessarily reflect the human stomach environment.
Furthermore, it’s a lot harder to adjust the amount or dose of a food to check whether it is effective in killing H pylori.
If this isn’t confusing enough, it’s also very hard to measure what’s going on in the stomach.
The only way you can really know whether H pylori is being killed is to measure it in the stool or run breath tests, which is expensive.
Despite the confusion, you have nothing to lose by adding some anti-H pylori foods into your diet. They are not harmful, and may be of considerable help.
Some of these foods promote health in other ways. For example, coconut oil and raw garlic is also effective in fighting Candida overgrowth, which often accompanies H pylori.
I can’t guarantee you’ll have success with these foods – I’ve typically needed to use stronger and more potent herbal products to help my clients eradicate H pylori, but give them a go and see how you get on.
Some of the items listed above can be found in highly concentrated supplement products:
Again, whilst these supplements are undoubtedly potent (I’ve had great success using them with my clients), there are caveats.
Not everyone tolerates these products, and it’s essential to use them in the right dose and for long enough for them to have a beneficial effect.
Mybook outlines the specific supplement protocols I’ve found to be effective, laid on top of a solid nutrition and lifestyle plan.
It is because this topic is so confusing that I wrote The H Pylori Diet book, which lays out the precise eating plan I use with all my clients.
It includes foods to avoid, foods to eat, menu plans and recipes, not to mention the specific herbal protocols that knock out H pylori.
For a small monthly investment, The H Pylori Home Recovery Plan goes a step further by delivering more detailed content in a specific sequence right to your computer or mobile device.
You also get weekly calls and access to me, as well as community support to make sure you heal your digestion and other areas of health you don’t feel happy with right now.
The whole idea is to put an end to your confusion and restore your vitality in the shortest possible time, whilst teaching you to maintain optimal vitality for the rest of your life.