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...
Helicobacter pylori Facts and More Facts…

Helicobacter pylori Facts and More Facts…

DISCLAIMER: This post is for educational purposes only. This post is not a recommendation, recipe, or guide for self-treatment. Nothing in this post is designed to offer treatment recommendations or aid in diagnosing a particular disease or symptom. Ettinger, Inc.;...
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...
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...
SIBO Specialist Located In Orange County, CA

SIBO Specialist Located In Orange County, CA

Are you experiencing chronic digestive issues like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or constipation? Have you been diagnosed with small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or suspect that you may have this condition? If so, it’s time to see Dr....