Phytotherapy approach to treat H.pylori bacteria

A couple of years ago, an elderly lady came to seek advice for her 4th stage stomach cancer. Before the case, she was relatively healthy – daily cycling to work and had no medical history of any diseases.  She joined a new company and was asked to do a full body medical test. She was found to have a high level of Helicobacter pylori bacteria.

The doctors gave a course of antibiotics and other medications to ‘kill’ the bacteria. Unfortunately, a month later, she was found to have 4th stage stomach cancer.

Could it be due to bacterial resistance, lower immunity, and gut inflammation that predisposes the person to cancer? The consensus among scientists is that H.pylori should not be given antibiotics unless it presents severe gastrointestinal symptoms. Scientists are quite certain that this bacteria is part of the gastro-eco system, which is not fully understood. There is yin in yang and yang in yin. Our body is not supposed to be sterile.

H.pylori is known to produce an enzyme called urease, that allows the bacteria to live in an acidic environment such as the stomach (alkaline water?). Urease reacts with urea to form ammonia which can neutralize stomach acid to allow the bacteria to survive for years. This is the factor behind many gastrointestinal problems such as gastritis and ulcers.

Unlike the medical approach, the natural medicine approach is to treat the patient more than the disease. The objective of phytotherapy is to create a ‘terrain’ in your body that does not allow the H.pylori to cause a disease.

The objective of phytotherapy is to create a ‘terrain’ in your body that does not allow the H.pylori to cause a disease. Just like there are good and bad bacteria in the soil, the role of the organic farmer is to create a soil environment that allows the plants to grow in a healthy way.

As we are constantly under stress and eating under pressure plus toxins from the environment, it is crucial to constantly build digestive health. This is why I designed the 2 to 6 weeks gut program for almost all disease prevention. To be fruitful, the program must address the thyroid, liver, lungs, kidneys, skin, and the intestine. And this is achieved by my gut program. Try to do this at least twice a year. You will see the difference not only physically but emotionally as well. In fact, the first step to treating depression is the gut program.






About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases.
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