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What Is The Best Diet To Treat Helicobacter Pylori?

What Is The Best Diet To Treat Helicobacter Pylori?


Greetings. Welcome back. It’s Eric Bakker,
naturopath from New Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range
of dietary supplements. This is another video in this series of helicobacter. We just did
one previously on helicobacter treatment. How to treat naturally. We’ve done other videos
on how to prevent getting it, risk factors, testing, diagnosing, the causes, all that
sort of stuff, so this is a whole series on H. pylori. If you just come in and watch the
video, please be sure to watch the other videos as well.
We spoke briefly about the diet in the previous video, natural treatment. I’ve just spent
a good half an hour looking at different blog sites on helicobacter treatment, the best
diet, and some of the information I’ve seen is just crap. It’s just absolute junk. I don’t
know how people can put this stuff up on the internet. One website actually said it’s perfectly
okay to drink a little bit of beer if you’ve got helicobacter. Another website said that
you can eat copious amounts of fruits. Is it any wonder people get all screwed up and
they come to me and they read all this ridiculous advice? There are so many people out there
who think they know about helicobacter, but how many patients have they actually treated
with this condition. How many people have they spoken to who actually treat this condition
for 30/40 years, a long time? Some of the colleagues I have, have been treating
helicobacter since the moment it was discovered, right back in the �80s and they’ve been
looking at the best ways of eradicating it. The information I’m going to share with you
on this video is quite important and it’s based on my experience with helicobacter for
over 20 years. But also experiences that I have learned and knowledge I’ve gained from
people that have been in the business a lot longer than me.
There is no clearly defined diet for helicobacter pylori. Let’s just get that right at the start.
There is no like magic diet that’s going to cure it. As I mentioned over and again in
my previous videos, you will not cure helicobacter with a pill alone. You need to work with a
diet plan, so you need to eat certain kinds of foods that are conducive towards building
you up. The most important thing that I explain at the beginning is with helicobacter food
or choices. You need to obviously avoid the foods that are aggravating you the most. The
foods that make you feel sick in any way, you need to push them aside, and I want you
to be intelligent about this. In fact, get a piece of paper and write all the foods you
like to eat on a list. A pad like this, you write down all the foods
here. Write them all down. And then what you do�all the foods, cucumber, Budweiser beer,
Hersey’s chocolate, Xanax pills, I’m being facetious here, Kentucky Fried Chicken. If
you do like treats or naughty foods or take away or anything like that, just write that
all down, too. Every single thing that you eat. It’s good if you can break down into
different vegetables as well. You should only come up maybe with one or two pieces of paper.
What you do then is a column on the right, you draw a line down it. And then what you
need to do is write 1, 2 or 3 in that column by each food. For example, 1 means you’re
fine with that food; 2 means it might give you a little bit of trouble; 3 means that
“Wow, I can’t touch this. I’m getting a lot of problems with this food.”
Garlic, for example, could make you feel like a 3 and feel terrible. Cucumber could make
you feel like a 3. Bell peppers or capsaicin could make you feel like a 3. Potatoes could
make you feel like a 1, no problem. This is a very smart thing to do. Very smart. Because
if you put the date on this and put all the foods down and grade them on severity on how
they make you feel from 1 to 3, any way you want to grade, 1 through 10. I don’t care
how you grade it. This is smart because now you’ve got a baseline. Now you know how your
diet or the foods that you’re eating are affecting you. Because what you’re going to find out
in 6 or 12 months from now with treatment is it won’t be the same. Some of the foods
that are making you feel like crap, in six months, may not be so bad. In one year, you
may be perfectly fine to eat them. I’m always keen for people to test and measure
their treatment. It’s an intelligent approach. If someone gives you advice on a diet, there
should be some way for them or for you to measure the response if that diet is going
to work or not. So please try to grade the foods that you’re currently eating. And in
time, you can check that again. Either monthly, weekly or six months, whatever you determine
is the right thing for you. When we look at the food approach, there’s
a couple of important things that you need to understand with helicobacter. It is a bacteria
and it is going to live in competition with many other different kinds of bacteria. It
is going to change the function of the stomach. It is going to change the way your whole digestive
system works. I found people with H. pylori have even altered ability to taste. Like certain
foods don’t taste right for them, and they start eating around this bug. They may eat
too quick or too slow. They may be drinking fluid with their food. They may have some
bad habits that developed around this bug. They may be popping an antacid into their
mouth five minutes before they eat food because they don’t want to get indigestion. You know
what I mean, so you need to carefully think about that.
Maybe if you’ve got this problem, you can ask your partner or friend if they notice
anything about you around meal times, burping or bloating or medication taking or things
like that. Some changes may need to be made. If you’re currently taking an acid blocker
like a PPI or some kind of drug that coats the gut, shields it, you may need to be aware
that this is affecting you quite a lot. Particularly, if you’ve been doing it a long time. You probably
suffer from fatigue. You may suffer from sleeping disturbances and other problems. You may suffer
from some anxiety and depression. It is also important to say you need to get off these
drugs. You can’t stay on these medications. If you really want to get the tummy well,
you need to cut back these medications. One of the most important foods I like people
to take to start with when they’ve got heartburn is some raw cabbage juice. This is something
I’ve taught many people over the years. I’ve had really good feedback from. You get two
or three green cabbage leaves and you juice them. You do this in the morning. I want you
to promise me that you’re going to do it for one or two weeks straight without failure.
Get a juicer or blender or some machine that whizzes things up, mash up these two or three
leaves and try to come up with one or two tablespoons of cabbage juice. That cabbage
juice needs to be consumed on an empty stomach first thing in the morning before any food
hits the gut, before you have a cigarette or a coffee, whatever you do, you have that
cabbage juice. What that does is it coats the stomach. It
contains different kinds of fibers and sugars that actually feed up the beneficial bacteria.
It lines the gut, but it also has a very special healing substance in it, which they don’t
really understand what it is. It reduces inflammation. It heals ulceration. I can tell you, I’ve
got so many grateful people out there in the United States and many other countries that
have come back and told me, “Eric, the best thing you ever told me was the cabbage juice.
I can’t believe how much comfort I’ve got in the gut since I took it onboard.” Some
patients actually do it twice a day. They do it in the morning and they do it in the
afternoon. That’s up to you, but I want you to do it for at least 10 to 14 days straight.
And if you get benefit from it, stick with it for a bit longer.
Why is this important? Because eventually it’s going to get you off Nexium. It’s going
to get you off Pepto Bismol. It’s going to get you off Tums. It’s going to get you off
all those stupid drugs. That’s the whole idea is to reduce your dependency on medication.
That is going to be a turning point in your life when you finally reduce the medication.
That’s the beginning of you to start getting energized and feeling alive all over again.
We just spoke in the previous video, it’s important to eat foods with antibacterial
component about them. Now, a lot of fresh foods have this, but some of my favorite ones
are onions, the onion family. Leeks, shallots, scallions, spring onion, chives, garlic, any
of that family. There are different ways you can eat those. You can stem it, bake it, boil
it, juice it, and stew it, whatever way you can. Try to get some of the allium family
into your digestive system once or twice per day. I grow large amounts of these sorts of
foods and I consume every day. There’s no surprise why the Greeks ate these foods a
long, long time ago because they are very healthy foods. People ate a lot of peas and
spinach and allium family going back even three or four thousand years. People knew
the health benefits of these foods. Leeks and onions in particular, brown onions,
red onions, very, very well for the stomach. Good tip. Try to have some leek soup or some
onions in your diet. If you’re worried about gas and stuff like that, over a period of
time, as the beneficial bacteria numbers increase and the pathogenic or the bad bacteria go
down, that should disappear. You shouldn’t get so much bloating or gas and things like
that. If you notice a lot of gas when you change your diet, it’s often because you’ve
put too much food into the gut that the bacteria can’t cope with.
If you’ve ever driven your car up a hill and pushed the accelerator down really hard, jammed
it down and the engine went oo-hoo, oo-hoo, your engine was coughing and it was all smoke
blowing out of the exhaust pipe. The amount of fuel you put into the engine was way exceeding
what the motor could actually do with that fuel. Some people’s digestive systems are
like that. They put way too much food in that the body’s not quite ready to handle yet because
it hasn’t had experience with that food, for example, or it’s overloaded the stomach or
it hasn’t been chewed properly, so just be aware of that.
Antibacterial foods, as I mentioned in a previous video, also include the fresh herbs. Rosemary,
marjoram, thyme, basil, mints are also quite good for bacteria, lemon balm, there are many
different kinds of fresh herbs that you can grow and put into salads and into your own
food. These are going to work quite well. You can also put them in juices. Some of these
herbs juice up quite well. I find that basil is quite nice with spinach and apple and ginger
and things like that. Very antibacterial. Turmeric, ginger and garlic, three really
good things to add to your diet. Cultured and fermented foods we spoke about. You need
to pick the one that you like. I’m not a big fan of kombucha at all with
stomach problems, so I push kombucha aside. Kefir, yogurt and sauerkraut are my three
favorite ones. Those are the ones I recommend you regularly add to your diet. Seaweed is
actually good for the stomach. There are certain types of seaweed like wakame is very good
for the stomach. Why is it so? Again, these things contain certain types of carbohydrates
in them that really help the stomach. We’ve got a lot of wakame growing here in the south
island of New Zealand. It’s considered to be quite good for the gut.
Healthy, fresh foods in general are what we’re talking about. Green foods. And as I mentioned,
the neutral grains. I see them as neutral like brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth.
Those grains I find quite acceptable for the stomach. I don’t believe you should have to
avoid gluten when you’ve got a helicobacter infection, but you need to certainly be careful
of the allergenic foods in your diet. If you follow my Candida Crusher approach, you’ll
find that I’ve put people on the MEVY diet first, meat, eggs, vegetables, yogurt and
part two is the low allergy approach. That’s what I’m going to recommend for you quite
strongly because of the inflammation and the antibody production in the stomach, you want
to avoid cow’s milk strictly with helicobacter pylori. You want to avoid cream. You want
to avoid cheese to a high degree. Don’t eat a lot of cheese. All cow products. In fact,
be careful of lactose in general, even if it’s goat milk. Just be careful of lactose
containing milks. You’re probably okay with almond milk or a nut milk. Eggs, you’ll probably
be okay with eggs unless you’ve got allergies. Bananas not too good with helicobacter pylori.
Chocolate, definitely not. Alcohol, definitely not good. Sugar in any form definitely not
good. You need to try to avoid most sugars. You can experiment with a little bit of Manuka
honey as long as it’s got a very high UMF factor or the unique Manuka factor. If you’ve
got a factor range of 20 or higher, which is quite expensive, you can experiment with
a little bit of that, like two teaspoons per day. Just take that off the spoon on an empty
stomach and see how that makes your tummy feel. I’ve had some quite incredible feedback
from some patients who took two to three teaspoons of Manuka honey per day on an empty stomach.
If you’ve got SIBO or Candida, probably not a good idea. If you’ve just got an H. pylori
infection or an upper digestive issue, try the Manuka honey. That’s going to work quite
well for you. There are many other ways around H. pylori,
natural treatment, when it comes to diet. I did mention the vitamin B-12. That’s another
important one for you to get checked out. Remember we said that in a previous video?
Get the B-12 checked out. Here’s another interesting one you can try is aloe vera. The plant aloe
vera, just grow some and use some of the chunky pulp out of the leaves in water because that’s
quite soothing for the whole digestive system. It works particularly well in the colon, but
it’s also good for the stomach. That can really help to soothe the inflammation.
Follow my Candida Crusher approach when it comes to the diet and I think that’s going
to help you to a large degree. That’s probably the diet I’d be looking at. As I mentioned
at the beginning of the video, please do a little bit of writing down and measuring the
response of the foods you currently have and this will be a good yardstick for you. As
you improve, you’ll notice that the severity of the aggravation will reduce more and more
over time. Thanks for tuning in.

63 Replies to “What Is The Best Diet To Treat Helicobacter Pylori?”

  • Hi Eric. I have begun an elimination diet and have been eating the only foods I can tolerate at the moment, these are meat and certain vegetables. I have been eating a lot of red meat so I can get the calories I need sometimes even up to 1000g's a day. since doing this my hands and legs have become insanely itchy, so much so on making myself bleed. is this due to die-off or the excess red meat?

  • Thanks for your recent videos doc. You mentioned honey in this one and I'm just wondering how small should I start off re introducing it once a candida overgrowth is under control. Would raw honey be ok or is Manuka more preferable. What about maple syrup in time or is that too refined? Sorry to ask so many questions!

  • Hello Doc , i had H.P at the same time i eat Food supplements is there any risk to increase this bacterie again ? Thnx so much

  • Hi Dr. Bakker
    First i want to thank you for the videos because i am currently suffering from helicobacter plyori and trying to get rid of it.

    coming to my question: After informing myself a lot about Heliocobacter Plyori in the internet, i found articles about a substance called sulforaphane which occurs in broccoli and cauliflower and should be effective against Heliocobacter Plyori. So whats your opinion about that substance?

    Greetings from Austria (not Australia :D)

  • how contagious is H pylori I am on my third time being treated for it and I don't want to give it to my little brother or my grandmother?. will it ever be completely eradicated if it's something I have to deal with for the rest of my life?

  • very nice video doc!diet always make u stomach like a mage just one thing ?can I eat raw ginger and garlic daily ?I guess I have H pyroli.

  • I suffered from h pylori , from five years it started with a pain in the middle of my stomach and it continued threw out my school years,it got worse in year 11, I went to the doctor's until they found something on a camera test h pylori and prescribed me amoxicillin and acid reducer for two weeks, but it has come back again the doctor's are just unhelpful to me they tell me am depressed and proscribed me depression medication without an proper diagnose, the nhs service in uk are unhelpful.

  • Hi docter. i'm indonesian . last april i was diagnosed with gastritis duodenitis chronic with H. pylori and until now I still feeling bad likes heartburn ,dizzinessz and sometimes constipation. I took thriple theraphy until 2 month? and I was scared and thoght that my doctor was so crazy gave me that theraphy so long. and this month I got new bad news that I have tifoid and must take a doctor in hospitas 5 days along.

  • thank you for the video series on candida and HP. Question re diet for HP: i have been told to avoid animal protein and fat for 3 weeks as hP neutralizes stomach acid and as a result your body is unable to breakdown the food causing severe constipation.. and after suffering with this for 2 years.. the body is toxic. Do you agree re the animal protein and fats?

  • Hi Dr. I am currently on Raw food only, cooked food causes me a lot of pain & sleep deprivation from the discomfort.. I usually do celery, ginger, lemon & Apple juicing in the morning, or orange, carrot, turmeric juicing as well. fruits for lunch, & salad for dinner, & herbal tea with honey. Can I just treat it without pills? & how long it takes to see results or eliminate it if you keep eating clean? I will start adding fermented foods as well. Thank you for this video, I'm so grateful I found your channel.

  • Hey doc, have you heard of anyone using pepto Bismol( bismuth salicylate) with helping h pylori infection? Would love your thoughts on this.

  • Should I try to keep my stomach acidic or alkaline in order to treat HP? I was diagnosed with HP and GP gave me triple therapy. It only made things worse and I developed a horrible stomach inflammation that I never had before. I tried various herbal remedies some worked and some didn't, but they were all temporary fix until I took sodium bicarbonate which took the inflammation away over night. Now I am thinking if I had a Candida overgrowth as result of triple therapy? Sodium Bicarbonate offers the best relief but then I read keeping stomach alkaline is not a good idea. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you. P.S. I am on a low to no carb diet with no sugar.

  • HI sir . pls i really need your hellp the problem is my engish is not that much good can you reply me here what i have to do for my H.pylori? i take mastica capsul with honey do you think that is good ? and please write me here what food or drink is good and anti H.pylori ?many thanks

  • Great info thanks, btw, what do you think of sweet potato in the diet? It's super easy on the stomach but wondered about the sugar content..

  • i believe ive had h pylori for 40 yrs…4 yrs ago cameta revealed loss of stomach lining and duodenum pre cancer cells… ive been on the cleanest diet for about 10 yrs. Just got out of hospital w P. copri infection and learned thro that. I need to counsel w you about the details. Pls help i think im dying and it will b too late bfore they do anything. im in so much pain.

  • hi doctor im suffering from chronic gastritis with chronic duodenitis due to h.pylori, im taking maditions from last 1 year bt im not fine plzz help

  • Hi dr. Thanks for your most beneficial videos. I have been diagnosed with H. Pylori three months ago. I started drinking cabbage juice on regular basis every morning since I watched your video . I juice it in a blender along with some turmeric root ginger lemon aloe Vera black pepper and water. Is it ok to do this or does it have to be only cabbage ? Will appreciate your reply. Thank you once again.

  • If you have sibo is cabbage juice going to be okay to take? Also, is blue berries okay with breakfast? I was eating a banana in the morning but I guess I'll stop that.

  • I haven't been diagnosed with h. Pylori yet, but my 12 year old son just tested positive, so I'm sure that's what my issues stem from. I have been doing low FODMAP under a naturopath, so how realistic is it to reintroduce some of these high FODMAP foods to preemptively treat this before I can get a diagnosis? I know I have eliminated a lot of beneficial foods because of low FODMAP and it only "helped" for a short time.

  • Hello dr. Thank you for your video. I’ve been dealing with h. Pylori since last October. I noticed you mentioned onions. Whenever I eat onions it causes a burning sensation and then it feels like it doesn’t digest for two days from the day I ate it. Do you have any thoughts on this ? Thank you!

  • THANKYOU!
    Finally.. Someone who has more than two brain cells to rub together and doesn't tell you HE HAS THE ABSOLUTE ANSWERS TO EVERYTHING.
    I can't stand these morons on YouTube either. I had the unfortunate luxury of travelling with one. This straight white raw vegan egghead kept telling me to eat more fruit when I had Bali belly & explosive diarrhoea.
    You can just tell with most of these morons that they have barely picked up a book and the lifestyle is like some mob mentality cult.
    "A person is not stupid, people are."

  • Fresh cabbage juice first thing in the morning, 14 days or longer… Eat onions, leaks, scallions, garlic, chives, rosemary, thyme, basil, lemon balm, peppermint, spinach, turmeric, seaweed wakane, brown rice.. tiny bit of cheese, eggs.. Manuka honey 2 teaspoons a day (try). Vitamin B12 (ck) Aloe Vera..

  • Excellent you’re the voice of reason. Agree on all except honey (here in the states all honey is pasteurized so there’s no benefit I doubt the Manuka is raw). Banana is my go to it’s so soothing to the stomach so I don’t understand why you say it’s bad why?

  • I had h. Pylori and my breath terribly smells bad..ive take lots of antibiotics,in my previous medication.but my breath still smell too bad..hope u can help cure…ty

  • I think that is what is wrong with me, I loved the video, but PLEASE speak louder, I'm having terrible anxiety, for no reason. Thank YOU so much, a regular "M D" will not tell you this, I wonder if they even know anything about this. I am going to a chiropractor to help me.

  • Are you recommending to take antibiotic regime and couple it with diet? Or just a specific diet solely can kill H. Pylori?

  • I take Nexium for "Barrett's Esophagus".  If the cabbage juice will help stomach, what is risk of stopping nexium as it pertains to Barrett's Esophagus?

  • Are used Manuka honey and Mastic Gum for a month to try to kill those little bastards but it only helped a little bit.
    Now I'm on those dangerous medications against my beliefs.
    I can't believe I actually started taking them they make you feel like crap.
    Quite a few people I know have taken them with success.
    For supper I had dangerous drugs an avocado in a chunk of papaya, and my stomach is on fire.
    I'm wondering why apple cider vinegar would not work in order to kill those little bastards since they don't like an acidic environment.
    Could you give me your thoughts on that?
    How do I kill these things naturally?

  • can h pylori cause leaky gut? i am intolerant to every substance on this earth (not kidding) can't take any antibiotics always immune reaction, also intolerant to all food. i eat 2 foods that cause the least damage. banana and turkey + iceberg lettuce sometimes. that's it. i am not able to cure my gut. tested every supplement on this earth but developed so many intolerances, so all supplements are out. i have salicylate oxalates gluten dairy histamine intolerance, also eggs and all meats, beef is the worst and turkey the best. now i did the third test for h pylori (stool test) and now there are finally results. i have h pylori, probably for years now. my intolerances started with histamine and dairy and two years later. here i am. intolerant to everything. i am so desperate for help, but now i think maybe the h pylori is causing these issues. do you have experience with this? or could it be something else /more? or could this be the only thing that can cause so much damage?could i get well, if i get rid of this nasty bacteria? best regards from Germany.

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