I got a great question this week about H. pylori infection
I've ordered the Great Taste No Pain system after trying
the 4 day free trial.
I've been recently diagnosed with nodular gastritis and H.
pylori. I'm reluctant to start the antibiotic treatment.
Will the GTNP program also eradicate H. pylori or do you
have any natural remedy to treat it? I really need someone
to help me.
SB: Mariana, your question will interest a lot of my
readers, since half the world's population is infected with
Helicobactor pylori bacteria. Yes, Great Taste No Pain can
help, and there's another helpful natural solution as well.
Although 1 out of 2 people has H. pylori bacteria in their
stomach, it doesn't always cause symptoms or problems in
When someone does develop an ulcer, gastritis or
infectious response to H. pylori, it typically means the
immune system has launched an attack against the bacteria,
resulting in inflammation.
As Mariana mentioned above, the usual treatment for H.
pylori infection is antibiotics. Doctors usually prescribe
"Triple therapy" which is 2 antibiotics plus an acid
blocker (like Prilosec).
The dark side of Triple therapy
While Triple therapy is effective more than 90% of the
time, it also comes with a price...and can lead to more
problems than it helps.
Here's what I mean:
Antibiotics kill bacteria like a Terminator...ALL
bacteria, both bad and good alike.
So while the H. pylori in your stomach are being attacked,
the beneficial bacteria in your gut are also getting
Having little or no beneficial bacteria in your gut can
impair your digestion and greatly weaken your immune
system, leaving you susceptible to infections and viruses
of all kinds.
This is why people often get sick after a round of
And they cause side effects like nausea, vomiting,
diarrhea, dizziness, headaches, and yeast infections in
Acid blockers are no better. They wreck your digestion,
reduce nutrient absorption, cause you to overeat and put on
weight, make your bones brittle, worsen acid reflux, and
cause gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea, among other
And here's the kicker:
Triple therapy is no guarantee that your troubles with H.
pylori are over.
Because H. pylori can grow back...
Just because antibiotics destroyed it once doesn't mean it
won't return. It usually does. And you'll be back at
square one again with a new course of Triple therapy.
The best approach
When H. Pylori causes an ulcer or gastritis, antibiotics
do play a crucial role in getting the bacteria under
control and allowing the stomach inflammation to heal.
That cannot be argued.
But it's just as vital to take steps to minimize the
negative effects of antibiotics, plus help prevent
overproduction of acid in the stomach naturally, without
resorting to acid reducers and all the problems they cause.
And it's essential to help prevent the return of H. Pylori
and its ill effects.
That's where taking probiotic supplements and eating a
correctly combined, low acid diet can be of tremendous help.
The role of probiotics
Research has shown that certain Lactobacillus strains--L.
acidophilus, L. salivarius and L. casei--can slow the
growth of H. pylori and even kill it.
A study was conducted with a group of mice where they were
given L. salivarius for a few days, then they were fed H.
pylori. The researchers noted that the mice were
completely protected from H. pylori infection.
Other studies were done with mice already infected with H.
pylori. Feeding them L. salivarius after infection reduced
the presence of H. pylori bacteria by more than 99%.
Similar exciting results have been seen in human studies.
In a 2004 study in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition, researchers saw a significant decrease in H.
pylori bacteria in a group of adults who ate yogurt laced
with L. acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis for 6 weeks.
Bottom line: Medical-grade probiotics are recommended.
Super Shield probiotic formula is a unique medical-grade
probiotic formula that can help with H. pylori control and
prevention. You can learn more about it and get it here:
Super Shield contains powerful, medical-grade strains of
the bacteria that were shown to be effective against H.
pylori in the research studies--L. acidophilus, L.
salivarius L. casei and B. lactis.
And even if you have H. pylori infection and are
undergoing Triple therapy, Super Shield can help counteract
the harm that the antibiotics and acid blocker are causing
your system, balance your intestinal flora, and help
strengthen your immune system to encourage faster healing.
Just make sure to take Super Shield at least an hour AFTER
you take the antibiotics.
**The FDA has not evaluated all of these statements. The
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