Helicobacter Pylori is the most common infection in the world, estimated to effect 50% of the worlds population at any given point in time.
It is known to be the cause of the majority of stomach ulcers and is the most likely cause of all acid reflux/GERD as well as a prominent cause of low stomach acid.
When pathologists perform biopsies on clots taken from clogged arteries and investigate what is in gallstones, they find H. Pylori and other gut bugs.
Unfortunately, most doctors never test for H. Pylori, in spite of treated related conditions.
The most accurate tests to determine whether someone is infected with H. Pylori is a stool test or the UREA Breath test. Blood tests are more likely to miss the infection due to a high level of false negatives. Biopsies can find the infection only if the infection is in the spot they check.
The cheapest way to screen for an H. Pylori infection is a blood-spot IgG antibody test. I purchased a case of these kits last year. I haven’t used many because they often give false negative results and this is an important infection to rule out with more dependable methods.
However, my case of test kits have a 5/2011 expiration date. They still show they are valid, so…I am offering FREE H. PYLORI SCREENING TESTS for anyone who wants them until these barely expired kits are gone. I have ~20 kits.
Results only take about 10 minutes and require a finger prick blood sample. I have the snazzy spring-loaded lancets which you barely feel. This is a $25 value for FREE!
I feel strongly that people with any digestive distress, reflux, poor or incomplete digestion, excessive gas, GERD or people who allow their pets to lick their face ( a common method of aquiring the infection) get tested. People easily spread this infection by kissing each other on the mouth or by drinking or eating after one another. This means that if you or someone you kiss has the infection, you and the ones you kiss should be evaluated and if infected, treated.
Although standard medical treatments for H. Pylori infections involve a triple antibiotic prescription which is only 80% effective, natural supplements seem to do a much better job at eradicating this infection and also seem to offer less occurrences of re-infection due to incomplete results.