There is a type of bacteria living right at the beginning of the duodenum, named Helicobacter. This cancerous bacteria is known for its ability to provoke inflammation as well as gastric and duodenal ulcer and increases stomach acid. However, although many people have it present in their systems, over 80% of them do not experience any symptoms.
The symptoms coming as a result of Helicobacter presence in the system are identical to those of stomach ulcer. These include pain, uneasy stomach (especially the upper part), bloating, loss of appetite, nausea, weakness, unusual stools, bad breath etc.
How Can it Be Avoided?
In order to avoid having these symptoms make sure to take the next steps.
- Reduce stress. As with many other medical conditions, stress is one of the most common causes of the development of Helicobacter.
- Reduce red meat intake. Red meat is difficult to digest, therefore increasing the chance of Helicobacter development.
- Reduce or completely avoid processed food if possible. These foods are rich with sugar and if consumed in uncontrolled amounts provide the perfect environment for Helicobacter.
- Avoid aspirin. It causes the system to increase stomach acid levels.
- Coffee and alcohol are also not recommended, especially the latter since it irritates the stomach.
How to Treat it?
When dealing with the effects of the presence of this bacteria you should consider:
- Consuming cabbage juice. It is a verified homemade medicine for ulcer and it’s been used for ages. Its effects are best when consumed immediately after preparation. About 2 deciliters should be consumed every day on an empty stomach.
- Increasing of Vitamin C-rich food. It toughens the digestive tract. People who suffer from the effects of Helicobacter or have ulcers have serious Vitamin C deficiency. Corn, strawberries, broccoli, kale, parsley, cabbage and other fruits and vegetables are recommended for increasing the levels of Vitamin C.
- Drinking Aloe Vera. It boosts the heling process and it serves as a pain reliever. It is recommended to consume around 50 ml of Aloe Vera every day.
- Licorice root. Might sound strange, but when boiled like tea, mixed with angelica root, it toughens the stomach and maintains proper levels of stomach acid.
- Cat’s Claw. It is a woody wine, uncaria tormentosa, and it’s very effective in cleansing the digestive tract.
- Eating garlic. You may have not been aware of this, but garlic is a very efficient natural antibiotic.