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What foods should I eat to get rid of H. pylori?
NOTE to the Reader: This is one article in a series about Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial infection that can cause a wide variety of symptoms throughout the body. About half of the population of the world is infected with H. pylori, but how this infection is expressed varies from person to person. Some people have transient symptoms. They may have motion sickness, sea sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum (sever morning sickness), a chronic rash (Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria) that seems to be due to allergies. Or they may have chronic migraine headaches. Many of these problems can be resolved with high-dose vitamin C treatment combined with an alkaline diet and alkaline treatment strategies. It is possible to cure H. pylori infection using powerful at-home treatment strategies in combination with a proper diet.
Below are foods that have an anti-Helicobacter pylori effect on the digestive system:
- Cabbage – high in isothiocyanates and S-Methylmethionine/Vitamin U to cure stomach ulcers, get rid of gastritis, help prevent stomach cancer and kill H. pylori; juice up to ¼ of a cabbage per day for 4 to 8 weeks
- Broccoli – high in isothiocyanates and sulphoraphane to help prevent cancer and kill H. pylori; 70 grams of broccoli per day is advised for 4 to 8 weeks for best results; eat broccoli sprouts or take a broccoli sprouts supplement daily to reduce stomach inflammation
- Cauliflower – high in isothiocyanates to help prevent cancer and kill H. pylori
- Raw Garlic (Allium sativa)
- Green tea – raises the stomach pH to make it more alkaline and less habitable for H. pylori. Green tea also has anti-bacterial properties. Drinking as much as you can!
- Ginger – Ginger can reduce stomach upsets and gastritis, hastening the emptying of the stomach, while exerting antibacterial effects against H. pylori at the same time. (A great remedy for motion sickness and morning sickness).
- Fish oil – high in omega 3’s and omega 6’s to reduce stomach inflammation
- Olive oil – high in omega 3’s and omega 6’s to reduce stomach inflammation
- Carrot seeds – high in omega 3’s and omega 6’s to reduce stomach inflammation
- Grapefruit seed oil – high in omega 3’s and omega 6’s to reduce stomach inflammation
- Cranberries – high in vitamin C and anti-adhesive properties that work to repair the stomach lining to make it impenetrable by this corkscrew-shaped bacteria while making it much more difficult for it to hold onto the gastric mucosa.
- Blueberries – high in vitamin C
- Blackberries – high in vitamin C
- Strawberries – high in vitamin C
- Raspberries – high in vitamin C
- Coconut oil – contains 50% lauric acid by weight to support bacterial elimination of H. pylori as well as Candida albicans; though Monolaurin supplements are more powerful than coconut oil, it doesn’t hurt to include plenty of coconut products in your diet when trying to cure H. pylori
- Coconut milk
- Coconut cream
- Cow’s Milk – the glycoprotein lactoferrin and a compound known as melanoidin inhibits H. pylori.
- Pea protein (Pisum sativum) – two peptides (S3 and S5) in pea protein have demonstrated anti-adhesion effects against H. pylori. They interfere with adhesin BabA, an H. pylori membrane protein that makes it possible for the bacteria to adhere to the stomach wall.
- Tomato – Tomato definsins have a broad antibacterial effect in the gut.
- Red Wine – The resveratrol in red wine has inhibits the urease activity of H. pylori. It can diminish the symptoms associated with an H. pylori infection but won’t cure the infection.
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