New Study Points To H. Pylori

I’ve been studying this subject for over 12 years.  I stumbled onto the link between H. Pylori and Afib about 14 months ago.  Getting rid of H. Pylori assisted several local residents in my area to free themselves of palpitations and H. Pylori.  Today, one of my European followers sent this information from an Italian study.

Milan, Italy – A pilot study has found an association between Helicobacter pylori infection and atrial fibrillation.

“This is the first study to show a highly significant correlation between AF and H pylori,” Montenero told heart wire .

“A lot of patients reported to me that their AF started very soon after gastric problems began,” Montenero notes.

The patients with AF were around 20 times more likely to test positive for H pylori as the healthy volunteers, and their levels of CRP were around five times as high.

That translates to a 2000% increase!!   

Tired of Suffering from Stomach Pain?

I was too. I was tired of endlessly taking OTC drugs for my stomach problems such as:

  • Antacids
  • H2-blockers
  • Proton-pump inhibitors

These drugs only masked my symptoms, not treated the cause.

I was also tired of waking up with stomach pain and going to bed with stomach pain. I forgot what it was like to enjoy food and the pleasure of eating with friends and family.

Even prescription drugs did not work. And the last thing I wanted was to try the horrid, conventional triple or quad therapies with loads of antibiotics to make me feel even more miserable.

Do these symptoms sound familiar?

  • Burning or gnawing abdominal pain
  • Excessive burping
  • Feeling bloated
  • Loss of appetite
  • Black stools
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Heartburn
  • Fatigue

If so, you may be suffering from an Helicobacter pylor infection. More than half the world’s population is infected with the H. pylori bacterium, so it is not a rare condition.

Looking for Alternative Natural Treatments?

I don’t start taking natural remedies on blind faith. I have a scientific background in environmental biology so I understand the importance of scientifically-based, statistically-significant proof from peer-reviewed research vs opinion or unproven, anecdotal experiences.

Sure, you can find lots of info on the web about using this or that natural remedy to kill H. pylori, but how do you know if it’s correct? You should never take an alternative remedy based solely on manufacturer claims and/or because “Suzy” in the upset-stomach forum said it worked for her.

I spent a lot of time on the web over the years doing research, weeding through lots of unreliable, anecdotal information to reading actual scientific journal articles. And not just the abstract summaries or introductions of articles, I read through many sections of material and methods, results and discussions to make sure I understood the research process and conclusions of proof for H. pylori eradication and/or ulcer healing.

I have summarized my findings in this book, letting you know what works and what does not. Hopefully, this will save you some time so you can stop suffering and start healing as soon as possible. Many of these natural remedies are also good for digestion in general, and will help prevent and alleviate most kinds of stomach upset.

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Montenero et al propose that autoantibodies to H pylori might cause damage to the sodium potassium pump of cardiac cells, as the latter are similar to the proton pumps of gastric cells, which the bacterium are known to damage.

Montenero told heart wire that, with the help of gastroenterologists, his team eradicated the H pylori in their AF patients and in the majority of cases, AF ceased to be a problem.

WHEN H-PYLORI WAS ELIMINATED, AF CEASED TO BE A PROBLEM!! 

Montenero thinks paroxysmal (Paroxysmal attacks or paroxysms are a sudden recurrence or intensification of symptoms, such as a spasm or seizure.)  These short, frequent and stereotyped symptoms can be observed in various clinical conditions. AF may indicate the beginning of H pylori infection while persistent AF could be a sign of ongoing infection.

Those with AF more than 20 times as likely to test positive for H pylori 1200-patient study now planned.

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Afib and H. Pylori

A numer of you have written in the past month regarding digestive issue and palpitations.  I realize that this article from PUBMED might be a bit technical, but it is proof positive of the connection between afib and H. Pylori.  That is not to suggest that H. Pylori is the only cause of afib, but that it is a significant risk factor for many people.  It would be wise for any of you that suffer from afib to see your doctors and to insist on an H. Pylori test.

Here is the PubMed Article:

We soon realised AF and H pylori infection were associated. We therefore established the study reported here, which we believe to be the first that shows a highly significant correlation between AF and H pylori. The association between AF and H pylori was very strong in patients with persistent AF.

In addition, we report high concentrations of CRP, which confirm the presence of systemic inflammation in patients with AF, which leads us to hypothesise that H pylori infection may be the substrate of this systemic inflammation manifesting in AF. Chung and colleagues 3 were the first to document an inflammatory state in patients with AF.

H pylori is a very strong bacterium, with features that allow it to cross gastric mucus and to attach to epithelial cells, thereby evading the immune response. H pylori infection is responsible for determining an important systemic and mucosal humoral response, but these antibodies do not eradicate the infection and may contribute to tissue damage. 5 Different H pylori strains can determine the specific systemic antibody response in infected patients.

Some patients with H pylori have autoantibodies to the H+/K+-ATPase of gastric parietal cells that can determine corpus atrophy. 6 Considering that there is a similarity between H+/K+-ATPase, the proton pump of gastric cells, and Na+/K+-ATPase, the pump of cardiac cells, which are inhibited by cardiac glycoside such as digoxin, an interesting hypothesis is that these autoantibodies to H+/K+-ATPase may also be antibodies to Na+/K+-ATPase, thus determining atrial damage.

In fact, cardiac Na+/K+-ATPase and H+/K+-ATPase have a similar 35 kDa glycoprotein necessary for their catalytic activity. The role of these pumps is to maintain ionic homeostasis by hydrolysing ATP and therefore loss of this balance may trigger AF by determining abnormal automaticity or triggered activity that causes delay after depolarisation inducing very rapid premature atrial contractions. Several issues remain unresolved.

We have shown the highly significant link between AF and H pylori in our relatively small sample and confirmed that CRP is a good marker for the inflammatory process. More data will be necessary from controlled studies to further identify how H pylori can influence the pathogenesis of AF.

REFERENCES

1. Bruins P, te Velthuis H, Yazdanbakhsh AP, et al. Activation of the complement system during and after cardiopulmonary by-pass surgery: post-surgery activation involves C-reactive protein and is associated with postoperative arrhythmia. Circulation 1997;96:3542–8. [PubMed]

2. Frustaci A, Chimenti C, Bellocci F, et al. Histological substrate of atrial biopsies in patients with lone atrial fibrillation. Circulation 1997;96:1180–4. [PubMed]

3. Chung MK, Martin OM, Sprecher D, et al. C-Reactive protein elevation in patients with atrial arrhythmias: inflammatory mechanism and persistence of atrial fibrillation. Circulation 2001;104:2886–91. [PubMed]

4. Gallagher JJ, Camm AJ. Classification of atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol 1998;82:18N–28N. [PubMed]

5. Suerbaum S, Michetti P. Helicobacter pylori infection. N Engl J Med 2002;347:1175–86. [PubMed]

6. Negrini R, Savio A, Appelmelk BJ. Autoantibodies to gastric mucosa in Helicobacter pylori infection. Helicobacter 1997;2 (suppl 1) :S13–6. [PubMed]

 

Gut Bacteria and Anxiety

gut-bacteria-990x534If you’ve been reading blog for long, you realize the connection between gut bacteria and the range of digestive issues, including heart palpitations, that we’ve been addressing.

Recently, researchers discovered that prebiotics (the “food” meant to nourish healthy bacteria present in the gut) may actually have an anti-anxiety or anti-depressant effect on humans. The more we learn about palpitations from the thousands of you that write in, the more we understand that the best source of prebiotic is always raw fruit and vegetables and or fresh raw organic juice.

A new study at Oxford University provides important insight into the brain-gut connection and represents one of the first trials done to examine this relationship in human patients.

Interestingly, test subjects who took a prebiotic every day for 3 week experienced less anxiety in response to negative stimuli than the placebo group, paying less attention to negatively-charged words and more attention to positive information. additionally, the prebiotic group has lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone linked to anxiety and depression).

While traditional therapies like anti-anxiety and depressant medications continue to be marketed heavily to a blissfully ignorant population, researchers believe that prebiotics and probiotics could ultimately be used as another tool to help manage mental illness.

The Symbiont Factor: How the Gut Microbiome Redefines Health, Disease and Humanity

Your challenge is to understand this and integrate it into your daily regimen BEFORE big pharma creates a drug for it.

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Heart Palps Regimen Now Online

After many years of trying to keep up with my research findings, I felt that the better option for all of  you would be for me to just turn my “Heart Palpitations Prevention Guide” into a web page.  To that end, I’ve created the page here, so no one will be left out and be forced to sign up to some optin page just to get the data they really need.  I want all of you to be able to beat your heart palpitation issues quickly and easily.

Please check out the page:  http://stopheartpalpitations.com/heart-palpitations-regimen/

Ebola Diary

After attending a seminar tonight on the value of L-Lyseine and Vitamin C, I came home to do some additional research on the Vitamin C angle. The Harvard doctor who put on the seminar had interviewed Linus Pauling twice in the past.  This doctor was a huge believer in the power of Vitamin C.  He was also over 90 years old!  

Much of my study has been around inflammation and control of free radicals.  So it wasn't a big jump when we began discussing the potential for Vitamin C and Ebola. Our doctor pointed out that in clinical trials, no virus has ever survived 12 days of high dose intravenous sodium ascorbate. He publicly wondered why no one appears to have tested it on ebola yet.  

That said, when I got back to my computer, I began searching.  Here is some of what I found:​


Ebola and Sodium Ascorbate: From Vitamin C Foundation

Note that the 2005 epidemic in Angola which was first referred to as an Ebola like virus has now been called the Marburg Virus. It does not make a difference from the point of view of treatment with massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate.

Both diseases kill by way of free radicals which can be neutralized by massive doses of sodium ascorbate intravenously. Note on another hemorrhagic fever ( acute induced scurvy): Nurse Pineo, the first white that survived the Lassa fever (another hemorrhagic fever) outbreak in Lassa, was, on her own, taking vitamins (Fuller, JG. Fever. Reader's Digest Press. 1974.)

Of course that was ignored and they used her convalescent serum for subsequent cases of Lassa fever in medical personnel. Why not give subsequent cases vitamins also? Maybe especially massive doses of vitamin C - to prevent the acute induced scurvy. It does not take a genius to figure out that with the increased bowel tolerance to oral ascorbic acid somewhat proportional to the toxicity of the disease that the most serious infectious diseases would rapidly exhaust all the bodies vitamin C, acute induced scurvy, and cause bleeding all over the body and finally free radical deaths.

Doses of Intravenous Sodium Ascorbate Indicated My experience with giving massive doses of ascorbic acid orally to over 30,000 patients and with giving intravenous sodium ascorbate to over 2,000 patients would indicate that with Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fever diseases that intravenous sodium ascorbate should be used in doses beginning with at least 180 grams per 24 hours. If the fever is not controlled or the symptoms are not reduced, the dosage and the rate of administration should be increased until they are controlled.

The doses of 180 grams per 24 hours would be administered in 3 bottles of lactated Ringer's, D5W. or 1/2NS with 60 grams of sodium ascorbate added per 8 hours. Do not be afraid of increasing the rate of administration. When I give one to two of these bottles in the office I have them run in 2 to 3 hours each. However, when administered in a hospital, the administration should be constant, around the clock at the rate and amount to eliminate the symptoms.

When I mention a rate that is administered in 24 hours, I mean just that, the rate. If the fever does not abate in the first 3 or 4 hours, the rate should be increased to whatever necessary to break the fever. However, when the fever and other symptoms abate then the rate of administration can be reduced. How to prepare these sodium ascorbate solutions for intravenous use is described in detail.  (Click Here)

When the Ebola or any other hemorrhagic disease has remitted to the point where intravenous sodium ascorbate is no longer necessary, bowel tolerance doses should be given orally until there is completer recovery.

When bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid are used orally be sure to keep the patient well hydrated. Do not under any circumstances let the patient become dehydrated when large doses of ascorbic acid are being administered orally. Because there is a breakdown of the blood vessels, it might be helpful to give a couple of grams of bioflavonoids and a multiple vitamin every day.

Oh! but I forgot, these are not patentable so not profitable to the drug industry.

If the good doctor tonight was correct, then Big Pharma will go after this article like there was no tomorrow.  If he is correct, then Big Pharma is planning to use the Ebola pandemic to line it's pockets - the like of which we've never seen before.  

The right thing to do, of course, would be to test the efficacy of sodium ascorbate intravenously and let the chips fall where they may.  Let's see what they do.

Inflammation – The Root of All Disease

My wife called me into her office yesterday.  She has a TV running as she works on designing her dog training material.  She is a local dog trainer.  She says to me, "Hey! They're saying what you have been saying for many years!  Inflammation is the big culprit!"  

The TV program showed a Doctor who had written a book about inflammation.  This doctor was delivering the essence of her book to an in-studio audience of about 300.  

This situation actually makes me feel much better about the medical industry.  It appears, at least, that on the periphery some doctors are starting to speak out about inflammation.  Everywhere you go you read about inflammation.  Doctor Oz, Doctor Mercola, and many others are finally opening the topic up for discussion.  

I do NOT believe that doctors know very little about inflammation - as doctor Mercola suggests.  ​I think it is more sinister than that.  I believe that doctors know very well what is at the root of most diseases.  I just believe that they choose to support the pharmaceutical companies - rather than to cure their patients.  If you doubt this, just try discussing a "cure" online.  The FDA will be down on you so fast it would make your head spin.  I don't believe that the concept of "cure" is anything that the FDA could tolerate.  

Thankfully, the world is changing.  It would benefit you to do some research on inflammation.  Once you understand the powerful effects of inflammation, you will quickly understand why the regimen that I use for preventing heart palpitations works so well.​

Is There A Cure For Ebola?

You would have to be hiding under a rock not to know about the world-wide Ebola scare going on right now.  Sadly, mankind is proving once again that it lacks sufficient IQ points to protect itself.  Because of the fear of racial profiling, exceedingly relevant data was NOT passed on the to the doctor who treated the poor man in Dallas that has become infected with Ebola.  Because the likely "fired-by-now" nurse did not want include that the man was travelling from Africa, the doctor was prevented from knowing this all-important information that could have saved hundreds, or even thousands, of lives.  Folks, we have a recipe for disaster.  Why is this?

We have bureaucrats in charge of organizing a response.  We have an FDA that operates more as a policing arm for Big Pharma, and an undocumented and unqualified president who is more likely to go golfing after hearing the pandemic is now on his shores. Do you remember the Iraq war and the giant corporation that profited from arms sales and continued warfare?  I am sorry to be so cynical, but is not different today.  It's just a new group at the trough.  Once the Ebola outbreaks is significant enough to create intense pain for Americans, Big Pharma will just to the rescue with the vaccine they've been sitting on the 12 years!  You know they are only going to manufacture it when there is enough profit in it for them to pay attention.  

Having said that, perhaps this will be the pandemic that wakes mankind up.  In my business (the software industry) we have what's called "open source".  It means - everything I know about the source code is open to everyone.  Ten thousand programmers can pool their collective intellect to address development processes.  It means you can buy an operating system for $10 that is really worth $150,000 a copy!  ​At the same time, medicine is "closed source".  This means that every greedy little bureaucrat at the head of each company closely guards company codes and secrets.  Its a race of individuals toward a finish line.  Along the way, they'll steal from each other, kill each other, spy on each other, bribe governments, buy governments, finance wars, start race riots, and even bankrupt countries to get what they want. They win. You lose. 

Am I being too harsh on the FDA?  Tim will tell.  Will big pharma allow anyone on the planet to even discuss potential cures for Ebola that don't come directly from their siblings in Big Pharma?  I'm guessing they will go as far as hiring people to go after anyone who gets close to a promising cure.  

I have personally used botanicals like Wild Oil of Oregano to rid myself of lung infections going back 20 years.  I researched the US Patent office and found that at least a half dozen pharmaceutical companies were trying to patent the active ingredient "carvacrol" to develop an aerosol dispersal mechanism for the product.  In their submissions to the patent office, these companies claimed that carvacrol was more powerful than their top five antibiotics!

I have also recently experimented with Gentian root extract.  According to the Duke Phyto-nutritional Database there are many majorly powerful antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antibiotic effects to be derived from this plant.  ​

When I read the reports today that there has been a lot of activity around Garcinia Kola nut (Kola Bitters) and it potential ability to stop ebola, I secretly wondered if this would be the start of the end of Big Pharma's reign.  When the world is facing a pandemic the size of this one, there are no forces that can stop a sovereign man from protecting his family - especially when societal protection agencies abrogate their responsibilities.  Its no longer the mid-seventh century.  The big no longer eat the small.  It is the fast that eat the slow.

I would like to hear from anyone who might have experience with Gentian Root (Bitters) and ebola. I doubt that anyone has tried this yet, as it is not indicated in any medical text.  I am certainly no doctor, and I would not want to interfere with legitimate treatment, but the matter does leave me curious.  ​Gentian Root has many of the same properties as Garcinia Kola Nut.  I just wonder if it has been tested.

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Stop Heart Palpitations – Summer Recap

Stop Heart Palpitations

We’re pretty much at the end of the summer now here in North America. For those of you who have managed to stay with your diet plans, kudos to you. It is very difficult to pull this off. For those of us who have cheated a bit from time to time, we know all to well what this means for palpitations.

If you just arrived at this site looking for relief from your palpitations, then you’ve come to the right spot for sure. I am certainly not a doctor, but I probably have more experience dealing with and re-mediating the effects of palpitations. I’ve been at it now for 12 years. I have my palpitations under control, but if I abandon my regimen, they will come back with a vengeance. I chose the organic method to prevent heart palpitations because after trying the toxic pharmaceutical chemicals that doctors prescribed to me, I felt worse in many ways.

You need to change how you look at palpitations. Palpitations are merely a manifestation of a condition that you created - which would allow their existence. This is the MAJOR difference between my approach and that of a doctor. Doctors prefer to hand out toxic chemicals in order to force the heart to NOT Respond to the environment that you created. The result is - no palpitations (until you build up an immunity to the toxins. After which, the palps will start up again, and you’ll need stronger toxic chemicals. And so the cycle goes).

My preference is to stop creating the environment where palps can exist. If that environment does not exist in your body, then you just won’t have palpitations. This is a painfully obvious situation, but it does take multiple billions of dollars out of the pockets of the sickness industry.

This blog is all about giving you the tools to know who to “not create” that environment.

Carnitine and Fat Loss

Carnitine Fights Visceral Belly Fat

Visceral belly fat is one of the toughest fats to lose once you’ve got it, and it causes numerous health problems. Once you begin to gain visceral fat around the belly, it will lead to fat gain within the organs such as the liver, the heart, or even in muscle. Fat gain in the liver leads to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, while epicardial fat is a type of visceral fat that is deposited around the heart and is considered a metabolically active organ, altering heart function.

Raising your carnitine levels will fight this visceral fat gain because it increases fat burning, which has the effect of taking triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins out of the system so that they don’t build up causing high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. A new research study in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology illustrates this.

Researchers gave a carnitine supplement to mice who were fed a high-fat diet in order to make them gain weight. In comparison to a group of mice fed a placebo, the carnitine group gained substantially less visceral and subcutaneous fat (fat that is right below the surface of the skin that you can pinch with your fingers). The placebo group exhibited the beginning stages of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis, neither of which were evident in the carnitine group.

Treatment with L-carnitine significantly reduced mortality 5 days after randomization but did not significantly affect the risk of heart failure or death at 6 months. The authors of a 2013 meta-analysis combined the results from this trial with those from 12 smaller trials. They concluded that treatment with L-carnitine in patients experiencing an acute myocardial infarction reduces all-cause mortality by 27%, ventricular arrhythmias by 65%, and angina by 40% over a median follow-up period of 2 months, but does not reduce the risk of heart failure or recurrence of myocardial infarction.

Heart Palpitations Causes
Carnitine "Fact Sheet"
National Institute of Health
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