Honey: Powerful antibacterial properties. Raw honey. Eat 1 teaspoon, 3x per day. – Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
We would suggest the following:
Bacteria affecting the lining of your stomach
Probiotics: Good bacteria to support a healthy gut. When your body is overpowered by bad bacteria or viruses, you get dis-ease. Probiotics restore this balance, aiding digestion, absorption of nutrients and efficient waste elimination. General help to support and strengthen the digestion system. The best probiotic for this is Lactobacillus acidophilus.
*Powder form / Pill form*. Food sources: Aged soft cheese, cottage cheese, dark chocolate, green olives, kefir, Kombucha, sourdough bread, yoghurt. S. boulardii – improve diarrhoea associated with antibiotics and traveller’s diarrhoea. This is a yeast probiotic but acts like a bacterium. Use caution if you have an inadequate immune system.
Green tea: Kills and slows the growth. Reduces the severity of symptoms.
Olive oil: Strong antibacterial properties against H. pylori. Remains stable in gastric acid.
Liquorice root: Used for stomach ulcers. It May help with H. pylori by helping to prevent it from sticking to the cell walls.
Broccoli sprouts: Reduce gastric inflammation and lowers bacterial gathering and its effect on the digestive system. Also improves cardiovascular risk factors.
– Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021
Diatomaceous Earth Capsules
Diatomaceous Earth has been reported in scientific literature to absorb methyl mercury, E.coli, endotoxins, viruses, organophosphate pesticide residues, drug residues, and protein, perhaps even the proteinaceous toxins produced by some intestinal infections. Given this, Diatomaceous Earth is very useful as a detox solution, digestive aid and colon cleanser
2 Capsules 3 times per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner
There are no known interactions; however do not consume at the same time as other medications – it may render them inert
We would suggest the following:
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Frankincense Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
Massage – Buy a base oil: sweet almond or jojoba. If you have 20ml of base oil, add half the amount of Essential Oil drops. In this case, you will add 4 drops of Lemon, 4 drops of Frankincense and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Rub the blend over the body, especially the abdomen, as required. Especially effective after a bath.
Bath – Your skin is the most absorbent part of the body. The heat of the bath assists in the absorption. There are 2 ways to do this:
- Diffusing 5 drops (maximum) of Essential Oils into a teaspoon of milk. Or a cup, if you would like more of a Cleopatra style bath. Use 3 drops of Lemon, 1 drop of Tea Tree and 1 drop of Frankincense. Add Epsom salts.
- Or simply add 5ml of your massage blend.
Close all windows. Soak for 15-20 minutes minimum. Avoid splashing in the eyes
** A patch test is required – 1 drop of aromatherapy oil to 4 drops of base oil. Apply a coin size amount to a patch of skin on the inner arm **
If sensitivity occurs, apply more base oil to soothe the area. Possibly avoid use for a further 10 days. If you wish to continue, dilute to ¼ of the original amount and test on a small area of skin. If there is no further reaction, continue with that dosage.
** Oils are for external use only and must be blended with a carrier oil. Always avoid the eyes, ears and nose **
** Tea Tree – Avoid up to the age of 5. Can irritate the skin and be very drying on its own **
** Lemon – Avoid if pregnant/lactating, Avoid sun exposure after application for 12 hours. Avoid if on prescription medication. Avoid use on children below 5 **
** Frankincense – Avoid use during pregnancy/lactating, if any bleeding disorders or on anticoagulants. Avoid with children below 5 and caution below 8 **