I was going to say that a blood test was positive for "h. pylori", so maybe my stomach acid is low and I'm not digesting protein - hence a deficiency of amino acids on which the adrenals feed. Maybe this is how it precipitated to some extent. Low stomach acid can cause SIBO and I suspect that I have that too.
The question is, should I take antibiotics offered by the doctor or is there some alternative means that I could remove the infection.
The flora from cultured foods like kefir, sauerkraut, miso and tempeh kill pathogenic bacteria with the acids, peroxides and bacteriocides they form. These good bacteria also compete for food and space with bad bacteria and Candida. Don't forget fibers to feed the good bacteria.
I read that h. pylori can inhibit stomach acid production.
Yes, H. pylori secretes alkaline ammonia to neutralize the stomach acid to help protect itself.
There is some evidence that cultured foods again help to kill H. pylori as does mastic gum or licorice root.
Also, undigested protein creates acidosis, I believe.
You should read this on acidosis:
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