Study Links H. pylori to Causing Stomach Cancer

November 7, 2008 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Study Links H. pylori to Causing Stomach Cancer
A new study highlights just how vital it is to maintain healthy balance in your digestive tract. The researchers found that a single inflammatory signal1 resulting from too much H. pylori is adequate to drive processes that result in stomach cancer, the second leading cause of cancer mortality around the world.

It is important to understand that H. pylori is a normal inhabitant of your digestive tract. Its levels will ebb and flow based on the quality of your diet, stress, and your overall health. The key is managing your digestive symptoms, especially symptoms of indigestion, so that you don't have any (and not because you are taking drugs that cover up the symptoms). This is the only way to know that you are not having a problem with H. pylori.

When H. pylori is in a state of natural balance it actually produces a signal that PROTECTS you from getting esophageal cancer! We also know that simply taking acidophilus (friendly flora) will help stop the improper inflammatory signal that H. pylori makes when it is in a hostile mode. And natural remedies like monolaurin2 help control H. pylori so it doesn't form hostile gangs and grow too much.

If you have digestive tract issues as an ongoing health concern you need to work on improving many aspects of overall digestive health so as to create a healthy digestive terrain and proper state of balance of foreign living cells within your digestive tract. An imbalanced digestive tract is the source of so many health problems for the rest of your body that you will often be amazed how many other health topics improve when you clear up any digestive issues.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^H. Pylori, Inflammation, and Stomach Cancer  Cancer Cell  Shuiping Tu, Govind Bhagat, Guanglin Cui, Shigeo Takaishi, Evelyn A. Kurt-Jones, Barry Rickman, Kelly S. Betz, Melitta Penz-Oesterreicher, Olle Bjorkdahl, James G. Fox, Timothy C. Wang
  2. ^Monolaurin Kills H. Pylori  Int J Antimicrob Agents.  Bergsson G, Steingrímsson O, Thormar H.

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