H. pylori Treatment Considerations When CagA and Ulcer Negative

H. pylori Treatment Considerations When CagA and Ulcer Negative

Do patients with confirmed H. pylori Infection, who test negative for the CagA gene and are ulcer-free upon endoscopy, especially if there is no family history of stomach cancer, require antibiotics to clear their infection? Based on 35 years of practice and study (I...
Food antioxidant ergothioneine may aid survival of cancer-causing H. pylori

Food antioxidant ergothioneine may aid survival of cancer-causing H. pylori

In a newly published Yale study, researchers have identified, an otherwise beneficial antioxidant compound, known as ergothioneine (EGT), may actually protect or selectively confer a competitive colonization advantage in host (stomach and duodenal) tissue, to the...
Vitamin D from the sun reduces all-cause mortality

Vitamin D from the sun reduces all-cause mortality

In my professional opinion, based on over three decades of research and clinical practice, those who have the highest vitamin D levels from the sun, not supplementation, have the lowest all-cause mortality risk. In simple terms, it means that those who get the most...
Effects of Low Stomach Acid and PPI Use

Effects of Low Stomach Acid and PPI Use

This is a simplistic explanation of the downstream effects of being on a PPI (stomach acid blocker) or having low stomach acid (HCl) B1, B12, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and sodium chloride (salt) are needed to make HCl. Stomach acid is needed to break down protein...