Have you been diagnosed with H. Pylori (a bacteria that lives in the stomach and can contribute to reflux, GERD, ulcers and may even lead to stomach cancer) and unsure if the traditional treatment approach is right for you?
Conventionally, H. Pylori is treated with heavy duty antibiotics and acid blocking medications. While these treatments can help eradicate the bacteria, we often see it return and then more antibiotics are needed. We find that natural treatments are often even more effective when done properly and can eradicate H. Pylori the first time around.
One of our favorites is Pyloricil by OrthoMolecular Products. It combines Mastic Gum which can inhibit the growth and effectively kills Helicobacter Pylori. It also has Bismuth Citrate to soothe gastric and mucosal linings and increase effectiveness of remedies for Helicobacter Pylori and Berberine Sulfate which is known for its strong anti-microbial qualities. Pyloricil is hard on the bacteria but very gentle on the digestive system and actually helps to protect the stomach lining.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as heartburn/GERD, stomach pain, nausea or gas and bloating, H. Pylori may be the culprit. You can get a comprehensive stool test or a breath test to see if you have this bacteria. Please also keep in mind that H.Pylori can be transmitted quite easily through the exchange of saliva. If a family member is diagnosed with it, it is recommended everyone in close contact with that individual be tested and treated if necessary to prevent the bacteria from passing back and forth.
We put together a protocol that can not only get rid of the bacteria but also balance the whole GI tract and microflora and aid in healing irritation to help re-balance the digestive system and keep the bacteria from coming back. Check out our H. Pylori Eradication Protocol where you will find the exact instructions using only natural methods and without the need for harsh antibiotics.
Many of you already know all the amazing benefits of probiotics, however with so many probiotics out there, how do you choose the best one for you? Of course if you have stool test results, we can customize one based on your results, but you don’t absolutely need a stool test to be able to find one that will work great for you. If you want to take a probiotic to help improve your digestion, boost immune system, help with skin conditions and balance your body after the use of antibiotics or other medications, we have some great choices for you.
If you travel and refrigerated items are not ideal, or if you just simply don’t want the hassle of refrigeration, you will love the probiotics by Orthomolecular Products. They are produced to be stable at room temperature (up to 95°F) and last at their full potency for up to 1 year making them a great choice.
The Orthobiotic is a multi-strain probiotic containing 20 billion CFU’s with 6 strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium as well as Saccharomyces boulardii. It is fantastic for anyone that has mild digestive issues such as looser stool or constipation as well as mild gas and/or bloating and for anyone looking to maintain their digestion and immune function. We recommend taking 1-2 capsules per day around bedtime.
If you have more serious digestive issues or have recently been on an antibiotic and need to support your digestive system, the Orthobiotic 100 is a great choice. It provides 100 billion colony forming units of multiple strains in 1 convenient pill. We recommend taking 1 capsule per day around bedtime.
If you need to take it a step further and have been on a longer course of antibiotics (or several round of antibiotics in a short period of time) or have more serious digestive or immune challenges, the Probiotic 225 is for you. This high dose probiotic is is packed with 225 billion multi-strain organisms and comes in a convenient packet which can be mixed in any beverage. As with all the Orthomolecular Probiotics, it also does not require refrigeration.