About Us
Write for Us
Media Info
Advertising Info

Beat H. pylori infections naturally

Helicobacter pylori
Most Viewed Articles

(NaturalNews) Helicobacter pylori is an opportunistic bacterium that can infect and spread rapidly in individuals with a compromised immune system. While this bacterium is natural and beneficial to our bodies in small amounts, it can be extremely dangerous when allowed to propagate without control. This infection is the leading cause of stomach ulcers, poor digestion and stomach cancer.

It is estimated that over 50% of the world's population has elevated levels of H. pylori. This microorganism can spread very quickly through the saliva, so it is easily transmitted. It is very common to see entire family's test positive for this infection.

The hazards of an H. pylori infection:

H. pylori is a very sophisticated microorganism that has incredible adaptive advantages that give it the ability to survive the stomach's harsh environment. It produces an enzyme called "urease" which breaks down the urea in the stomach into carbon dioxide and ammonia. This causes belching and halitosis (bad breath) for the individual, and it neutralizes the acidifying effects of hydrochloric acid.

Hydrochloric acid is necessary for creating an acidic environment in the stomach to digest protein and ionize minerals. This also helps stimulate bile release from the gallbladder to effectively metabolize fat in the small intestine. Without these key functions working optimally, we become at risk for anemia, thyroid problems, osteoporosis and autoimmunity.

The secretion of mucus protects the stomach lining from irritation by food stuffs and microorganisms. H. pylori reduces the stomach's ability to produce mucus and irritates the stomach lining. This creates a silent level of inflammation until the irritation become so severe that enough pain receptors fire off. This is the pathogenesis of stomach ulcers.

The most common symptoms associated with H. pylori infection:

  • Abdominal pain (mild-severe)
  • Bloating and distension
  • Belching and gastric reflux
  • Constant bad breath
  • Mild nausea

Other issues that can be caused by an H. pylori infection include pernicious anemia which is a B12 deficiency. Your stomach produces a protein called intrinsic factor which allows the small intestine to absorb B12. H. pylori affects the stomach's ability to produce intrinsic factor, which causes this problem. The major symptoms associated with pernicious anemia are constant fatigue, shortness of breath, pale skin, swollen tongue and nausea.

H. pylori disrupts the digestive process, so it can lead to inflammation throughout the gut and gastrointestinal permeability. This state of leaky gut can also cause iron-deficient anemia, irritable bowel symptoms with fluctuating diarrhea and constipation, and ulcerative colitis.

Since gut health is intimately related to brain health, an H. pylori infection can lead to depression, anxiety and trouble concentrating. Altered digestion also increases food sensitivities and autoimmune reactions.

Natural solutions for this condition:

It is easier to treat an H. pylori infection the earlier it is caught and diagnosed. An antimicrobial nutrition and supplement plan is necessary for this issue. One could easily begin by drinking clean water with freshly squeezed lemon and/or apple cider vinegar throughout the day.

An antimicrobial diet that uses lots of garlic, onions and herbs such as oregano, basil, thyme, ginger and turmeric in your meals will also help fight off this infection. Doing oil pulling with coconut oil and essential oils for 10-15 minutes two to three times per week will help reduce stress on the immune system and aid its ability to reduce H. pylori counts.

For individuals with a mild infection, this may be enough to normalize H. pylori counts. Those with moderate to severe infections will need a specific protocol with intensive antimicrobial supplementation to get the H. pylori counts down low enough for the body to heal properly.

Sources for this article include:











About the author:
Dr David Jockers is a Maximized Living doctor and owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Georgia where he specializes in functional nutrition, functional medicine and corrective chiropractic care to get to the underlying cause of major health problems.

His website features great articles on natural health and incredible recipes. He is the author of the best-selling book SuperCharge Your Brain - the complete guide to radically improve your mood, memory and mindset. He has over 50,000 active followers on his social media and email newsletter and is a big influencer in the Primal Health movement.

Dr. Jockers is also available for long distance consultations and health coaching to help you beat disease and reach your health goals. For more information got to www.drjockers.com

Receive Our Free Email Newsletter

Get independent news alerts on natural cures, food lab tests, cannabis medicine, science, robotics, drones, privacy and more.

comments powered by Disqus

Natural News Wire (Sponsored Content)

Science News & Studies
Medicine News and Information
Food News & Studies
Health News & Studies
Herbs News & Information
Pollution News & Studies
Cancer News & Studies
Climate News & Studies
Survival News & Information
Gear News & Information
News covering technology, stocks, hackers, and more