Good old H. pylori, Helicobacter pylori, has a very interesting history.
And regulating it could be your key to help prevent stomach cancer and ulcers
H. pylori is a bacteria found in virtually everybody’s gut.
And years ago, they used to treat stomach ulcers as if they were caused by stress and anxiety.
People would try to avoid stress and then spicy food because they were told that’s how to prevent ulcers.
If you got one, they would prescribe things that lowered stomach acid and things like buttermilk for someone with a stomach ulcer.
And there were mixed results.
Then there’s this normal regular medical doctor who discovered something amazing about ulcers.
He’s not a research scientist or anything, but he discovered that people with stomach ulcers have this amount of H. pylori in their gut.
And this Helicobacter pylori is overrunning the stomach of most of the people who had ulcers.
So this doctor gave his ulcer patients antibiotics.
And it rid of the H. pylori — they recovered from the stomach ulcers.
The rest is history, and now doctors treat stomach ulcers with antibiotics nowadays.
However, getting rid of H. pylori is not that easy.
And it isn’t just causing stomach ulcers.
In fact, this newsletter will show you a much more important danger of H. pylori overgrowth in your stomach.
They took people from a huge study and randomized them into two groups.
The researchers found that H. pylori had a very high association with stomach cancer.
They found that people with high levels of H. pylori were much more likely to have stomach cancer.
Or they ended up developing with stomach cancer.
A person is almost three times more likely to get stomach cancer if they have an H. pylori overgrowth.
H. pylori infection may be an important cause of gastric cancer; between 35% and 55% of all cases may be associated with such an infection.
This is a difficult infection to get rid of.
And it’s also hard to diagnose because you’re supposed to have H. pylori in your stomach.
Testing positive for it does not mean you have an overgrowth.
I found one thing that is a good sign that you are probably suffering from an overgrowth of H. pylori.
If you’re very sensitive to aspirin, it’s usually a sign of an overgrowth.
Helicobacter Pylori may have a definite role in development of gastrointestinal intolerance, associated with more chronic NSAID usage
So, what helps to get rid of H. pylori overgrowth?
Taking a couple of tablespoons of honey on an empty stomach seems to help a lot.
You continue this over a couple of weeks.
Another thing that seems to work is an Ayurvedic remedy which is mastic gum.
I’m not a huge fan of taking mastic gum for the long run.
But using it for a short time to get rid of H. pylori may be a good idea.
And I think it probably works.
So, if you have an intolerance to aspirin, you have a higher likelihood of gastric ulcers and even gastric cancer.
And it seems to pay to get rid of and overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori.
- Association between infection with Helicobacter pylori and risk of gastric cancer: evidence from a prospective investigation
- SEROLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF INFECTION WITH HELICOBACTER PYLORI MAY PREDICT GASTROINTESTINAL INTOLERANCE TO NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG (NSAID) TREATMENT IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
- Stomach Ulcer | Peptic Ulcer | MedlinePlus
- Peptic ulcer - Harvard Health - Harvard University