H. pylori infection is relatively common. Some people experience uncomfortable symptoms and some don’t. The majority of people who experience symptoms have upper digestive problems such as heartburn, gas, and upset stomach, although some can also experience lower gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea.
What many people don’t realize is that many foods that are commonly consumed can cause the same or similar symptoms as H. pylori. This can cause confusion. First, H pylori can only be successfully destroyed to maintain symptoms if these irritating foods are not avoided. Second, if people avoid these foods, even if H pylori is still present, all the symptoms can disappear.
Hence, getting rid of H pylori and overcoming the symptoms is not necessarily the same! Unfortunately, the medical system does not consider diet and diet when treating patients with H. pylori. But think about it: the food you put in your mouth every day definitely has an impact on your gut health.
Fortunately, as long as you know what alternative foods are available, it’s relatively easy to avoid the foods that cause this problem.
In a previous article on the topic, I explained how gluten, coffee, and soy can irritate the stomach and intestinal lining in the same way as H. pylori. Gluten and soy, in particular, are major problem foods. The author is allergic to soy, develops gas and defecates while eating, and has seen first-hand the problems this healthy diet can cause.
Three other foods that can act as major gut irritants are cow’s milk, especially in highly processed and flavorful foods and polyunsaturated seed and nut oils.
Cow’s milk is actually the number one food allergy on the planet. This is a mystery because some people are very good at consuming cow’s milk products. However, some people are very sensitive to the sugar (lactose) and protein (casein) in milk and develop digestive symptoms, skin problems, and other symptoms when consuming milk.
I recommend my clients avoid cow’s milk for 60 days and then reintroduce it when I see how they feel. Meanwhile, I recommend consuming goat and sheep milk products that are more suitable for the human intestine.
Because H pylori damages the delicate lining of the digestive system – especially the stomach and upper intestines – spicy food can exacerbate irritation in these areas.
However, there is one caveat here: some spices, including allspice, can have anti-H pylori properties.
Again, I recommend my clients to avoid spicy foods if they are causing problems, but if they feel comfortable eating spices I tend to encourage their use from a therapeutic point of view.
This is perhaps the most controversial topic as seed and nut oils are widely used as healthy options and should replace oil lovers.
This is misinformation and dogmatic. Seed oils such as sunflower oil, turmeric, corn, soybeans and nuts are harmful to the body, especially when consumed by society today. They affect the body’s ability to produce energy, interfere with thyroid function and are easily oxidized in the body, creating stages of cancer and heart disease.
In particular, this oil affects the intestines by lowering the activity of certain enzymes that help break down food. If food is not broken down properly, it can break down in the intestines, causing wind, gas, loose stools, or constipation.
I recommend coconut oil, olive oil (which has a different composition from other vegetables and whole grains) and organic goat oil as optimal sources of dietary fat.
Olive oil has been shown to have anti-H pyloric properties, and coconut oil contains lauric acid which also has anti-H pyloric activity. In this way, this oil not only doesn’t damage the intestines, it can also help kill H. pylori.
In conclusion, for H pylori, avoiding cow’s milk for 60 days and eliminating spicy foods can help reduce digestive symptoms quickly. Avoiding seed oils like sunflower, saffron, corn and soybean oils can improve all aspects of your health.