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Can Helicobacter Pylori Cause Candida?

August 14, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. I’ve got a question here from a guy in India
and he’s saying, “Eric, can helicobacter cause Candida?” I think that’s how they speak in India. I’ve done several videos previously on helicobacter
pylori. It’s a spiral shaped bacterium that loves
to live in the stomach. It likes to secrete chemicals around it to
neutralize the stomach acid and it causes lots of burping and bloating and upper GI
distress. H. Pylori does not cause Candida. I’ve quite positive of that, but it can create
an environment that can allow Candida to have the upper hand. Many people with H. Pylori, particularly if
they’ve been infected or sick for years, end up with lower digestive distress. Many end up with a lot of gas, bloating, sometimes
diarrhea, sometimes constipation, sometimes they have nausea or queasiness or they vomit. They get sick easily. They can’t handle lots of different types
of foods. They can’t drink alcohol. They react violently to garlic or spicy foods. As their digestion slowly goes down, they
can become more prone to bacterial problems in the gut and, of course, can come along
there and really proliferate. Yeah, they can end up with multiple food allergies
and food intolerances. Lots of different things can happen. Problems higher up often eventually will cause
problems lower down. It’s common sense, isn�t it? While it doesn’t directly cause Candida, it
can certainly allow Candida to the upper hand and to really takeover. That’s for sure. I recommend the carbon breath test for helicobacter
pylori. So you swallow this little tablet of stuff
called urea and then the H. pylori will start secreting enzymes to feed on this and produce
gases that can be determined through blowing into a tube these gases can be examined. Then the doctor can work out if you’ve got
helicobacter or not. You can do blood testing or stool testing
for antibodies. But the breath test, in my opinion, is the
best test. There are many treatments for helicobacter. First, make sure you’ve got helicobacter. I hope that answers your question. Thanks for catching up.


  • Reply Ahad's Table November 9, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Hello doctor , can u talk about low stomach acid and how to treat it naturally and is there a realtion ship between the antibiotics and acid reflux , and how can u know if the acid reflux due to low or high HCL

  • Reply Lindy Ford Nutrition & Wellness November 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks for this info. Loved your Indian accent. I am researching candida and appreciate this video and your viewpoint.

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