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Foods to Avoid With H. Pylori Infection

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Avoid foods that will upset the stomach with H. Pylori

Avoid foods that will upset the stomach with H. Pylori

Foods Not to Eat With H. Pylori

The odds are, either you or someone you know is infected with H. pylori, a bacteria that sets up shop in the stomach lining. This bacteria has co-existed with humans for thousands of years1 and can be found in over two-thirds of the world's population.2 While most people will never even know they're infected, in a minority of people the bacteria can cause the development of gastric and duodenal ulcers, cause gastritis (inflammation in the stomach), and lead to an increased risk of stomach cancer.3

The most common symptoms of an ulcer include a burning pain in the abdomen (often right below the ribs). Other symptoms include:3

  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Black stools

Conventional Treatment of H. Pylori and Diet

Most people infected with H. pylori will never experience any symptoms or need to seek treatment. If one does, conventional treatment normally encompasses antibiotics, acid-blockers, and possibly other kinds of drugs such as bismuth subsalicylate and histamine blockers.4

The treatment can be intense and have negative side effects like nausea, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.3 This has spurred interest in natural treatments, especially through diet. Though there have been some studies that indicate certain foods can reduce the amount of H. pylori in the stomach, they have not proven successful in eliminating it. It's most likely that changes in diet are most useful alongside conventional treatment in order to expedite healing.

You should talk to your doctor before trying to pursue a natural course of treatment, and you should never discontinue a course of antibiotics or substitute a different treatment without first getting your doctor's opinion.

It is possible, however, to reduce stomach pain to some extent by controlling your intake of foods that are irritating to the stomach and taking some steps to manage your gut health by changing what you eat, even if you cannot eliminate H. pylori through diet alone.

You can also reduce gastric distress overall by eating smaller meals, avoiding eating late at night or close to bedtime, and avoiding eating rich or overly processed foods.

Foods and Substances to Avoid With H. Pylori Infection or Ulcers

Food or SubstanceWhy?

Spicy foods like chilis and hot peppers

These can irritate the stomach

High-fat and fried foods

High-fat foods are difficult to digest

Sugary or highly-processed foods

Can be hard on the stomach


Can increase stomach acid

Acidic foods like citrus fruits, vinegar, and carbonated and caffeinated beverages

Can increase amount of stomach acid and cause irritation

Milk and milk products

Can cause your stomach to produce more acid


Directly related to ulcers H. pylori infections

Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, and other NSAIDS

These irritate the stomach lining


Chemicals in cigarette smoke can be irritating

1. Spicy Foods

Avoid spices such as chili powder, black pepper, red pepper, mustard powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and mustard seeds. These spices can irritate your stomach, exacerbating your symptoms.6


2. High-Fat and Fried Foods

Cut back on high-fat meat and dairy products. These foods may increase inflammation in the stomach lining. Fatty foods slow down the emptying of the stomach, which can contribute to feelings of bloat or discomfort. You should also try to avoid red meats in your diet.6


3. Processed, Sugary Foods

You should avoid highly processed foods if you're experiencing H. pylori symptoms.6 Highly processed foods are typically low in nutritional value and tend to be high in sugar. They are also low in fiber, which helps regulate digestion. Their artificial colorings and preservatives can cause digestive problems.


4. Caffeine

Avoid beverages that can irritate the stomach lining including coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, and soft drinks.6


5. Acidic Foods and Beverages

Acid can make symptoms of ulcers worse,6 so foods to avoid would include tomatoes, soft drinks, citrus fruits, and vinegars. Also avoid any pickled foods, since those have a high vinegar content.

Carbonated beverages and fruit juices (like orange juice or lemonade) are also acidic and should be avoided.


7. Milk and Milk Products

While dairy may feel soothing to drink, it can actually increase the amount of acid in your stomach which would exacerbate your symptoms.6


8. Alcohol

Alcohol is associated directly with H. pylori infections, so it can contribute to your stomach ulcers or make an existing ulcer worse.6


9. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Medicines like ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), aspirin, and naproxen (Aleve) can irritate the stomach lining and make symptoms of an ulcer worse.

If you need to take pain medication with an ulcer or symptoms of an H. pylori infection, you should try using acetaminophen (Tylenol), or another medication recommended by your doctor.4

10. Cigarettes and Smoking

Though smoking will not cause ulcers, they can keep them from healing quickly or make them worse.4

Foods That Can Kill or Help Manage H. Pylori



High in compounds that help prevent H. pylori from sticking to stomach lining


High in flavonoids that help protect the stomach lining

Brassica vegetables like kale, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, etc.

High in isothiocyanates, which have anti-cancer properties

Broccoli sprouts

Contains sulforaphane, a kind of isothiocyanate, which inhibits growth of H. pylori

Green tea

Helps slow growth of H. pylori

Korean red ginseng

Reduces stomach inflammation

Iron and B12

Though these vitamins don't kill H. pylori, eating them can help replace nutrients that an H. pylori infection makes it difficult for your body to absorb


Helps improve eradication rates of H. pylori along with conventional treatment

Raw or Manuka honey

Shown to have antibacterial abilities against H. pylori

Olive oil

May have antibacterial properties against H. pylori

Licorice root

Might help prevent the bacteria from sticking to the stomach walls


1. Fruits Like Berries and Apples

Rich in antioxidants and high in fiber, fruits can help your body fight off infections, reduce ulcer pain, and combat gastritis.

Berries, such as raspberries, strawberries, highbush blueberries, and bilberry,1 have been found to be especially effective in fighting H. pylori. In these studies, the participants were drinking berry extract, which contains a higher amount of the phenolic derivatives which make them effective against H. pylori. The studies did not specify how much of the raw fruit one would have to eat in order to see benefits from it.

Apples and red grapes are also recommended because they contain flavonoids—chemicals that defend the lining of the stomach.6 You should avoid acidic fruits like citrus because the acid can irritate the stomach lining.


2. Broccoli, Kale, and Brassica Vegetables

Veggies are great to eat because most of them contain high levels of fiber and lots of antioxidants.

Specifically for H. pylori, a study found that consuming broccoli sprouts can reduce the H. pylori growth in the stomach because of the high content of sulphorafane.1

Brassica (or cruciferous) vegetables include kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, swede, red-headed cabbage, and radishes. All of these have high levels of isothiocyanates, which have shown cancer-fighting properties.1


3. Green Tea

Green tea contains lots of polyphenols, which inhibit the growth and spread of H. pylori. Studies have shown that drinking green tea every day can effectively reduce the amount of H. pylori in your system either before or during conventional treatment.3


4. Korean Red Ginseng

Some studies have shown that ginseng can help with the symptoms of gastritis.7


5. Iron and B12

H. pylori can interfere with the absorption of iron and B12,8 leading to anemia.9 Usually once the infection clears up, the stomach can go back to easily absorbing those minerals.

But in the meantime, your doctor may tell you to take supplements or eat foods rich in iron and B12 like poultry, kale, and beans.

6. Probiotics

Not all bacteria are bad for you. In fact, this is one of the reasons taking antibiotics can have such negative side effects—they kill all the bacteria, both good and bad.

Maintaining the balance of bacteria in your gut is important for your overall health. According to HealthLine, a 2012 study found that taking probiotics either before or after the standard H. pylori treatment can improve the success rate of eliminating the bacteria. It was found that Lactobacillus acidophilus was most effective.3


7. Honey

Honey has been proven to have some antibacterial properties against H. pylori, though it hasn't been shown to eradicate the bacteria on its own. Raw and Manuka honey were both shown to have the most antibacterial benefits.3


8. Olive Oil

In a 2007 study, olive oil was shown to have strong antibacterial benefits against the eight strands of H. pylori, three of which are resistant to antibiotics.3


9. Licorice Root

No, this isn't the same as the licorice candy you get from the store. According to HealthLine, licorice root is commonly recommended for stomach ulcers and it may have properties that help it fight H. pylori by preventing it from sticking to the stomach walls.3

You should avoid consuming it in large quantities since it can start to have negative effects, and pregnant mothers should consult their physicians before taking it.

Sources Used

  1. Hołubiuk, Łukasz, and Jacek Imiela. "Diet and Helicobacter Pylori Infection." July 27, 2016. Gastroenterology Review. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  2. "Helicobacter Pylori Infections." January 12, 2017. MedLinePlus. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  3. McDermott, Annette. Medically Reviewed by Suzanne Falck, MD, FACP. "Natural Treatment For H. Pylori: What Works?" August 10, 2016. HealthLine. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  4. Reviewed by William Blahd, MD. "What Is H. Pylori?" December 6, 2016. WebMD. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  5. Lerche Davis, Jeanie. Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD. "Taking NSAIDs? Protect Your Tummy" September 2006. WebMD. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  6. Carey, Elea, and Brian Krans. Reviewed by Steven Kim, MD. "Natural and Home Remedies for Ulcers." April 19, 2017. HealthLine. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  7. Yu T., Rhee M.H., Lee J., Kim S.H., Yang Y., Kim H.G., Kim Y., Kim C., Kwak Y.S., Kim J.H., Cho J.Y. "Ginsenoside Rc from Korean Red Ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) Attenuates Inflammatory Symptoms of Gastritis, Hepatitis and Arthritis." April 24, 2016. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  8. Serin E., Gümürdülü Y., Ozer B., Kayaselçuk F., Yilmaz U., Koçak R. "Impact of Helicobacter pylori on the development of vitamin B12 deficiency in the absence of gastric atrophy." December 2002. Helicobacter. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  9. Monzón, H., Forné, M., Esteve, M., Rosinach, M., Loras, C., Espinós, J. C., Viver, J.M., Salas, A, and Fernández-Bañares, F. "Helicobacter pylori infection as a cause of iron deficiency anaemia of unknown origin." July 14, 2013. World Journal of Gastroenterology. Accessed April 25, 2017.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


MomSmith on April 08, 2019:

My 10 yr old was diagnosed with H.Pylori; stomach pains were intense & a stool test confirmed. She was given 3 antibiotics & antacid, HOWEVER, she couldn’t hold down 2 antibiotics- she complained of a metallic aftertaste. After weeks only really the taking amoxicillin, she still had tummy pains. We revisited the Dr & eliminated spicy & acidic foods. BUT after research I learned antibiotics remove good bacteria too. I read that a good probiotic will assist in rebuilding- I have an excellent probiotic with prebiotics. Within 2 weeks, finally NO pain! She’s a gymnast & went on to get FIVE 1st place medals. If you’re interested in trying the probiotic- FREE- only pay $4.95 for shipping.

Marty on January 31, 2019:

The only sure way of testing for H/Pylori is not a blood or breath test but a stool test. I had both blood and breath which showed negative - then I read about need for stool test and persuaded my doctor. The stool test showed positive -so there you have it - proof a stool test is vital.

sheilla on January 16, 2019:

I am 4 weeks last 2 antibiotics and wow h pylori is nothing to mess with

mary on January 09, 2019:

when I eat marinara sauce I vomit why

Nancy on November 16, 2018:

I have been using this treatment but am still uncomfortable since doctor never advice on the food to avoid .Am using milk almost 2 classes a day taking normal cocoa with sugar.ugali,rice, potatoes.Kindly advice

Nancy on November 16, 2018:

I have been using this treatment but am still uncomfortable since doctor never advice on the food to avoid .Am using milk almost 2 classes a day taking normal cocoa with sugar.ugali,rice, potatoes.Kindly advice

Tim collins on November 08, 2018:

This makes two times with this no Pain just lots of trips to bathroom

Joyce on October 25, 2018:

Informative and helpful. I had Pylori 3 times and am happy to know what to eat and what helps. Thanks

Sharmin on May 07, 2018:

I have had H pilori bacteria in my stomach 6months ago it was 1.97 but after the medication I did uriya breath test then the result was negative I meant the percentage of H pilori was only . 47 like that so now I’m trying to maintain a healthy life

P Meyer on May 02, 2018:

I have H pylori & have had no problems in a long time I til a few days ago. The only thing I ate different was fruit. I didn't read any where were it was harmful but I did notice I was burping a lot after eating it. Does anyone else out there have the same problem after eating a lot of fruit? Plus my pain is in my super area in my chest. Just a little in my stomach.

Sam on April 30, 2018:

Am from the Doctor today

I have been diagnosed to have this HP ,

So I have to avoid these acidic foods

Thanks for this information on the right diet for the affected.

Faye on April 23, 2018:

I had this HP over 4 years ago have had problems with stomach pain off and on since then. Now I fear it's back have appointment to see doctor next week heard about Sabarine pine nut oil does it help

palsal on March 14, 2018:

When I had H-pylori years ago, my Dr. gave me antibiotics plus Pept-Bismo. I can't remember the dosage of Pepto. so have to ask yoiur Doc. or my local pharm. would know. Mine went away in a few wks. never had it since. But have learned to stay away acidic foods, especially dairy. Calf has 4 stomachs to digest his Mom's milk, also many allergies are caused from milk , children have the most.

paula on March 11, 2018:

I have been experiencing all these symptoms for a year. Have been to a Gasterointerologist and He could not diagnose me. This article is amazing & I will try to follow the advice.Hoping it will Help me. Thank You so much for this blog.

Rose on January 28, 2018:

I began treatment yesterday Saturday 27th January 2018. And will last for two weeks. Also I am careful of what I eat and not acidity at all.

Hopefully will be successful for treating the H Pylori.

All the best to those who has this infection.

Hopefully this might help.


Alfreda Wilson on January 22, 2018:

I was with my Dr. today and told that I do have this disease.

I need all the help I can get from any information that you I can provide me with.

Daniel Davis on January 18, 2018:

I just came from the doc, they only took blood, can they dianose h pylory with only blood test

Nyla mcgregor on January 12, 2018:

I have been trying hard to find a good way of living with my illness but it has been hard

Christina pena on November 16, 2017:

I have had H pylori for about 6 months and I'm going for the 2nd dose of treatment I pray to God this is the one to cure it I'm so tired of throwing up blood

Dahlia on September 04, 2017:

Tanya, I would not eat the cookies. Processed food is going to be harder to digest, in turn causing you more pain. I was diagnosed a week and a half ago and am on quad therapy, still very sick. It sucks to not be able to eat much but not irritating your stomach will help it heal quicker. I am currently getting my Masters degree in nutrition and dietetics, so luckily I had some background knowledge on good food choices. You should try to avoid meat (especially red), dairy (creates more stomach acid), citrus, coffee, caffeine, spicy foods, pickles, and alcohol. Hope you feel better soon.

tanya on August 21, 2017:

I have h pylori and I cut out everything including sugar but I was wondering can I eat something that only has 7 g of sugar.they are natural blueberry with flax cookies

Alex on July 18, 2017:

I have tested positive for H Pylori, two weeks of antibiotics and symptoms are back. Retest is in 3 weeks.

People, if you have chosen a course of antibiotics, PLEASE do stick to it and take your meds as directed. You WILL feel sick from the meds. DO take probiotics no matter what. Change diet.

Damage from H Pylori is very significant, it will take time and commitment to heal.

Keep in mind, if you decide to drop off the antibiotics course early, you most likely will never get rid of this bacteria in your lifetime.

bonny ocen on July 04, 2017:

thanks for the article, I tested positive for H.phloria last year, i have tried to avoid most of those foods but i still suffer with the same problem. what can i do because most of the medication work for short and after few weeks becomes ineffective.

from uganda

Mira on June 28, 2017:

I'm from Cameroon

I have h pylori for over a year now and I don't know what to do. Pls help me out of this misery.

Kate on June 27, 2017:

I just sat down with my "functional medicine practitioner" to address the results of my stool test which indicated "high" having H. pylori along with Pseudomonas, leaky gut & malabsorption. She said I could do antibiotics but it would not address the root cause of the gut issues as a whole. I've made the commitment to 100% eliminate until I retest my stool in three months, gluten/wheat, dairy, sugar and grains. To be continued.....

Nana on June 13, 2017:

I had hp and was treated with antibiotics in april.tested stool sample after two months came negative for h pyloric.i still have symptoms of burning in my stomach when i eat certain product, yogurt and anything with body can not take anything with is hard to live with this dissease.i am happy am negative for the disease but i guess i have to still watch what i eat and drink.everybody is different so what will work for some one may not work for u and also the symptoms vaty from each individuals.

Ann Ewing on June 08, 2017:

I have just started on Pylera and so far all I have experienced is a mild headache that comes and goes. I hope this works because so many have been sick with this medicine. I have not been sick but I have a metallic taste in my mouth.

Kelly on June 01, 2017:

This is my second bout in 6 years but this time i also have 2 hernias and blockage. I cant find any info if they are related.

Maria on May 25, 2017:

I have been diagnosed with h pylori and have had my first course of antibiotics (10 days) on saying that I changed my whole diet to mainly vegetables fruit and fish... Have been really great except I had some meet and alcohol a day ago and feel like crap... My breath smells like fart!!! So back to square one. So consequently after taking the antibiotic course Inow have candida because of the antibiotics which have not only killed the bad bacteria but also the good bacteria which fights infection in thee I am going on a strict vege and probiotic diet and see how that goes and fruit.

Julie Collins-Bridge on April 28, 2017:

My partner has just been diagnosed with HP so any info on dietary intake is welcome

Kriste on April 18, 2017:

When I was diagnosed with H-Pylori, I took 2500 mg's a day of antibiotics for 10 days. I was also diagnosed with GERD. I feel like the enamel is coming off of my teeth. My gums actually hurt and now my symptoms have returned.

I took my meds faithfully, each and every day.

Gail Turner on April 12, 2017:

I have been reading the foods to avoid and what to eat. Im on my day 4 of the antibiotics. I was wondering about nuts and seeds if they are ok to eat.

Liz on April 05, 2017:

I've had h.pylori since November, spend $$$$ on medications, had so many tests done, and still nothing isn't working for me

.loosing hours at work. Can't focus on my work. Have to stay away from my favorite foods.My Dr. Going to send me for a ct scan. I don't know or what to think or do anymore . it sucks when I'm out in public and I feel sick. There's times I have to crawl in a ball with savere pain. I lost 5lbs in 3 weeks.

Janet Lee Herera on March 23, 2017:

I really appreciate the time you took to write this article. I am twenty-two and found out I tested positive for H. pylori infection. Also, thank you for those commenting and sharing your stories, tips and even the effect it had to make these changes.


Diana on February 02, 2017:

I was diagnosed a little over 2 weeks ago with h pylori. I tried taking multiple antibiotics as well as Zantac. I truly have never felt so bad in my life! Unfortunately, I was only able to take the meds for 6 days. The meds were making me extremely sick. I have lost 13 lbs in 2 weeks. How many of you have had successful eradication from just eating healthy and taking probiotics? That is what my doctor said to try. I go back in a month to be tested again.

Chitti on January 05, 2017:

6 months back diagnosed with h pylori taken antibiotics now am feeling burning sensation and ache in my stomach

Lucky on December 29, 2016:

Can porridge and boiled eggs do

Mai on December 26, 2016:

I was diagnosed today gastritis and h.pylori was terrible..I'm always bloated, abdominal pain and heartburn, plus lower back pain. I need to take 2 kinds of antibiotic(amoxicillin and clarithromycin). I will start to do a healthy diet hopefully I will feel better.

Rich B. on December 02, 2016:

All of my research has screamed MASTIC GUM MASTIC GUM MASTIC GUM! Along with some other herbs such as kyolic aged garlic, sprouted broccoli and turmeric to name a few. Some of which kill the bacteria and others stop the growth. There seems to be a lot of variables but the suggested diet above is a lot different than anything i've read.

From what i've gathered, the antibiotic treatment doesn't work and in most cases makes things worse. Unless there is a large percentage of people that are being "cured" and we don't hear from them because they did the suggested antbiotics and have no reason to be online looking for answers. on December 02, 2016:

I was diagnosed with H pylori 10 days ago doctor prescribe me three types of antibiotics and some omepraxole the first 8 days taking the medicines were horrible I felt weak, and lots of pain in my stomach and I can't eat basically nothing! I haven't seen that much of a change I hope With this diet changes on food will clear this bacteria and heal any ulcers of any !! I have been searching information and one of the things that help is the Cabage juice to take two Tsp. In the morning before eating or drinking anything this will heal the ulcers, the inflammation , coats the stomach, has beneficial bacteria and has fiber. Also Green tea, cranberry juice, brócoli, almond milk instead of cow milk!

kingsley on November 11, 2016:

am having hypalori,what drugs is best prescribe for it

Zulekha on November 07, 2016:

I was diagnosed with the same early last afraid that am pregnant and cant undergo any medication as per my docs just wondering if the bacteria can affect my unborn sad,no apetite,continous vomitg and severe burning sensation in my stomache

PAUL on September 11, 2016:

I am suffering this gastritis for 5 months with this H. pylori thing, i felt so terrible that all the food i have eaten was all bad. I am from Philippines, its hard to find those food mention/ Godbless to us

maggie on September 08, 2016:

broccoli is the best I promise you will feel relief not 100% but boy it makes a difference .. and green tea and chicken and beans get your lives back .don't give up .

Minelaa on August 31, 2016:

Hi,I had h pylori back in February of 2015 they put me on some antibiotics which it kind a did help but not for a while ! I had to remove my gallbladder bc I hade a stone in it ,ever since then I'm having diarrhea upset stomach abdominal pain ,now again I get this big pain in my abdominal I can't stand it ,just gave them my stool sample yesterday waiting on they'r call,I started taking black seed oil with honey hopping I'll help,will change my diet for sure ,also will try to be " gluten free " for some time and see if it helps ! It's the worst thing ever I could of imagine! Hope you all feel better soon !

Boo on July 21, 2016:

Shebe. Yes this disease is horrible. I got diagnosed nearly 3 months ago. And it seems like its gettin worse. I feel sick daily. All over ny body. With out bein cured. It can cause Stomach Cancer

Shebe on March 09, 2016:

have been having stomach problems and i took fragyl but it didnt help me, now have been diagnosed with H. pylori this week now am wondering whether am going to get healed, infact i fear the bacteria..

MissK on February 29, 2016:

Been having H. Pylori for almost 1 yr now...I have done my research and have decided not to do the triple therapy because it doesn't work

Patent on December 28, 2015:

My wife is having this problem form last 15 days, my physician prescribed her some antacids for 5 days, within that 5 days she feel no stomach pain but after compilation of 5 days dose today she had again feeling the same type of pain. please advice what will I do?

breakfreerut on November 18, 2015:

What you should do... wrote 3 years ago

You should avoid .. black tea, ..

However, other research has shown that, "Consumption of tea, both black and green, and red wine is associated with lower incidence of the infection, while coffee and spirits have negative associations."

and also...

Abstract source: Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 6. Epub 2015 Mar 6. PMID: 25779680

Who do you believe?

Troy on August 19, 2015:

Hi I just find out I got the bacteria and I hear about all the healty food and drinks I can eat my question is if is any type of coffee I can drink?thanks guy for this website

Melinda on August 14, 2015:

I like this site and all the feedback from the past few years. I have probably had H Pylori for most of my life- I suffered with canker sores as a kid. About 5 years ago I started having back problems and I think the stress of that brought out the HP infection. I went round and round to many doctors and I got the run around. Even Mayo Clinic couldn't figure it out. They were ready to remove my colon! I spent an insane amount of money. My small town family doctor figured it out. I took the triple therapy a few months ago. It didn't work. I took the Quad therapy last month and in the middle of this awful regiment I got campylobacter food poisoning. It even looks like HP. What rotten rotten luck. I finished the meds and I hope they got it. The meds are wicked wicked. To do it right you have to set your phone alarm and take something every few hours. Drinking 7 bottles of pepto bismol was disgusting. I was sick the whole time. But I made it thru it in hopes that I would be able to introduce some foods back into my diet. My stomach is still raw.

Here is what I learned from all my months of research.

1.Go gluten free. Not just a little bit but full on. That diminished my terrible terrible hip pain and swollen eyes.

2. Limit sugar.

3. Avoid caffeine.

4. Avoid red meat.

5. try and eat 20 grams of fiber a day.

6. Avoid alcohol.

If you chose to eat or drink from the list above you will find your symptoms coming back.

So what can I eat? Fish, pears, gluten free chips & breads, raisens, rice, gluten free pasta, peas, rice cereals, chicken. I try and limit too many raw veggies or anything that's hard to digest. I like spinach vs iceberg lettuce.

My symptoms included episcleritis (inflammation of the eyes- looked like pink eye all the time), hip pain, isolated lower left back pain (mri showed nothing so they couldn't figure it out), acid reflux, canker sores, major constipation (led to vaginal prolapse surgery last fall when my intestines all fell around my bowel), bloating, fatigue (needed a nap everyday), paper thin fingernails and dry hair.

After five years of having the infection it's no wonder I had most of the symptoms. Dang doctors. They should have figured it out. I determined the gluten intolerance myself doing the elimination diet. That's what got me the test for celiacs disease which made them finally find the HP. It's a crying (and I mean crying) shame that people have to suffer so much.

Beverly A on August 06, 2015:

This is my second round. I think it's worse this time. Need to know the best foods to eat I'm miserable

kaitte on July 22, 2015:

Well duh to the ones that didnt change their diet it's common sense the Internet is accessible to everyone..first rule "research research research" doctors don't know everything. . I've been educating people on this journey. In this Internet age we are responsible for our own health. High carbs and pricessed sugars was the culprit in my case. So I no longer eat heroin (sugar) . high fructose corn laced products unlimited carbs . My dietician told me no more than what can fit in 1 cupped hand..did you know that wheat is a major filler in our processed foods. Look on the box almost everything processed is wheat filled..unless it's gluten free. Processed Wheat is a major contributor to gut maladies it's cheap companies are making big bucks for cheap food . Makes you eat more . YOU'RE Never Full . I'm not perfect but I've been eating as much local organic fruits and veghies i can find . Wash it liberally . Two weeks of anti biotics and I'm feeling better . I will not go back to eating heroin sugar processed foods or massive plates of carbs . Pasta rice breads . I love them all but only a cup handful .

Olga on July 20, 2015:

3 days ago i was diagnose of h.phylori, which is written WEAK POSITIVE, doctor did not explain any further all he said that i have some bacteria in my stomach, now im taking anti biotics and some tablets given, am i in any danger with this infection, also i got some skin allergies prior to this bug, i dont feel pain in my stomach, no vomiting ad well, can anyone explain further please and thank you in advance, God Bless

Joy Hampton on July 13, 2015:

I have H pylory, took antibiotics and pump inhibitors. Felt better for awhile but starting heart burn again. Pine apple is great for the acid reflux symptoms and pain in side. I take fresh ginger for sick feeling I get. I suspect I have H pylori still/again. I will work on natural cure this time.

Terri on June 29, 2015:

Hello I too was diagnosed with H-Pylori. I cant believe how common it is. I was planning a trip to see family when I had a very sudden onset of right sided stomach pain that was quickly followed by vomiting. I went to ER and spent the next 5 days in the hospital. When my doctor suggested to get a GI doctor involved I was relieved. They did a CT scan in the ER which showed I had colitis (on my left side). No pain on my left side. I had a colonoscopy and it was completely negative. He then did an endoscopy which showed possible ulcers. My GI doctor took samples which came back with H=Pylori. No doctor ever told me foods to eat or avoid. I am glad I found this site. I have done alot of research. I am just finishing up 2 wks of antibiotics. I'm not supposed to see my GI doctor for another 3 months. I am going in sooner as I'm not feeling any better. Alot of gastric pain still. Thank you for sharing this site. It has been helpful.

jess on May 19, 2015:

I just found out I was feeling heartburn I veen on meds 12 days now I didn't have vomiting just diarhia ao avoid sugar ans spices I only eat whole gran cereal and bread salmon broccilli and beans no white rice whole gran add only and green tea is good no sugar doctors arent gonna tell you u have to looj it up yourself but glad my doctoe tested me asap when I expkain symptoms

Tess on April 10, 2015:

It says we can't drink tea or have any caffeine ...but my question is -

I want to drink Green Tea and it's under the part we can drink however, it contains Caffeine and it is Tea in which both "Caffeine" and "Tea" are located under the things we CANNOT I don't understand? I w

wendy on April 05, 2015:

I have battled h pylori for about 15 years. About to start another round of antibiotics. I cannot eat any fruits or veggies, if I do eat them, it causes me to throw up and have violent diarrhea. What am I to eat? I work at publix super. Market and Im about to loose my job because sometimes I cant work while I am throwing up and have diarrhea. They think Im a hypocondriac. Nobody but my husband understands

MUNENE on March 22, 2015:

Am from Kenya and i think this bugg is a disaster...just bn diagnosed. Can anyone please tell me the food to eat..thanks

Elizabeth on March 22, 2015:

Sorry in my last statement I meant to say use goat's milk not cow's milk

elizsbeth on March 22, 2015:

Hi I've just been told I've got h.pylori it's not nice feel constantly sick scared to eat incase I am sick I'm taking the treatment but feel no better but apparently eating broccoli is very good Apple cranberries red grapes.pears and prunes are also good gluten free diet and diary products don't eat use cows milk instead spinach peas and sweet potatoes is also good hope this list helps people Coz this is what I'm going to do also stay away from red meat

Pauline on October 23, 2014:

I have had a bad stomach for years, was told it was my steroid treatment. Saw a different doctor and was told h.pylori. Had 3 day treatment seemed better then put on a rheumatoid drug. Then all symptoms returned. Now have to control my diet and get better

Lanie on October 09, 2014:

Im 33 and had the symptoms since 4th grade. I was only diagnosed with h. Pylori a few days back and I'm on the triple treatment. The good food list: everything on it makes me nauseas. Fresh fruit, fresh veggies especially. Every time I eat, I have to suffer. I can't take it anymore. All food seems to be bad for me.

Paul H on September 14, 2014:

I ate a can of Sweet Sue chicken & dumplings. 30 minutes later I had severe abdominal pain. After suffering for 48 hours I finally went to the Urgent Care center. I caught H Pylori from contaminated food. $700. worth of antibiotics and I just took my first round. The doctors did not tell me anything about the infection, foods to avoid, or foods I should eat. I am so glad to have found this sight. on June 08, 2014:

I have a tremendous amount of empathy for all of you who have all these terrible symptoms. I have H. Pylori but the only symptoms I have is bad breath, blood in my stool and several BM's per day, which is not normal for me. I'm obviously very lucky I don't have any of the pain you are all experiencing.

I started the triple treatment yesterday and scheduled a colonoscopy since I have had several pre-cancerous tumors removed in prior colonoscopies.

My refrigerator isn't working properly and the temp inside is between 50 and 60 degrees so I believe I got the infection from eating mayonnaise that has spoiled. I don't have any food in the refrigerator and can't get any until it gets replaced.

I eat a lot of vegetables and beans, which are on the above list as being beneficial to ending the infection.

I wish all of you the best of luck in finding some sort of cure. I did a Google search for H. Pylori and found several supplements that have been tested and seem to aid in stopping and preventing this infection.

Agnes on May 27, 2014:

I am too on the second week of triple dose of antibiotics and i thought i should feel ok by then. Instead of i fainted yesterday in the bathroom :-( is it normal to feel weak, tired, not eating much and constantly sleeping ....

dutch on May 21, 2014:

I have had this for as long as I have know, maybe 10 years, could not tolerate the antibiotics they give you to clear it up, I will be trying the Manuka honey and Brocoli sprouts which are suppose to be very beneficial for it, any other suggestions will be much appreciated.

bea on March 22, 2014:

I have gone through a ten day course of 1,700mg. of two antibiotics a day. I've been switched three times due to side effects. finally completed the ten days, although I thought I was going to die. Felt weak, tired, more stomach pain, terrible diarea dizzy and nauseated. went back, had the breath test done. waited two days only to be told it's not cleared. running out of antibiotic options due to my sensitivity to them. Dr. prescribed another ten day course. Truly have not taken them after reading all the side effects. Don't know what to do. Lost weight, gained it back....Is there another alternative? I read the reviews on the Manuka Honey. want to try it, but there seems to be a contradiction on it. I feel each and every one of you, because I too have this disgusting infection to deal with. I went on a three month diet of fresh fruits and veggies, it did seem to help much, but I want to know if there is another way of curing this nightmare of an infection. Thanx all. Most comments helpful.

reem on March 01, 2014:

Hi my name is reem and i was diagnosed with this bacteria two weeks ago.. i never felt any symptoms of pain or heartburn in my stomach, but i had to do an endoscopy cuz my sister died of stomach cancer last july.. they took a lot of biopsies from my stomach and found out that i was diagnosed with h.pylori and inflamation of my small instine. anyhow after i started taking the 3 med streatment i started to feel sick and aches in my stomach which i never felt before. i started eating healthy but the pain is still there. iam writing this and a feeling of discomfort is in my stomach as if i have a rock sitting on the top of my stomach.. iam a smoker and hopefully i will stop smoking tomorrow, i have been trying to stop for the last three weks but it has been a bit difficult.. what should i do, i have another endoscopy on april 27 hope it will be gone by then. i feel with u all, it quite scary especially that my sister died of gastric cancer. u start thinking the worse.. please tell me what i should do i will finish the two week treatment of antibiotics tomorrow night and i will definitly start eating health, no sugar no yeast no oranges. jees u don't know what to eat anymore.. this article and ur comments had helped me a lot... oh and aud my dr. forbid from smoking but since then i have been trying to stop.. hopefully tomorrow will be a success for me to stop.. please anyone out there help out..hope u all feel better and may god bless u all and heal u all.. lots of love reem

shewit hagos on January 29, 2014:

my name is shewit,i am from ethiopia before 3monthis i have been feel ;burnning around the heart and the stomach,feber,vomiting,a lot of agas and others. after that my d.r giveen me antibiotic drugs but,it does't work.from now i will tray to avoid such foods,wich are listed above thanks.

Aud on January 05, 2014:

I have just got diagnosed with HP a week ago, but have been feel these sick symptoms for the past 3years! I will definitely be cutting back on a lot of foods now that I see it's working for a lot of people. But I am a smoker, I know cigarettes are bad for you period!, but does it play a role with HP???

Jeff on January 02, 2014:

Canola oil is not a healthy oil

Ladytron on December 20, 2012:

I was diagnosed with chronic gastritis, hernia, esophagitis, gerd, and doudenitis 3 years ago. My doctor prescribed me with antibiotics and proton pump inhibitor, nexium and amoxicillin. I also changed my diet and avoided those spicy, acidic foods and beverages but the symptoms keep coming back. I tried candida diet because i suspect that i also have candidiasis but the symptoms still exists and i didn't know what to do and what to eat anymore. Last week, i felt pain in my right abdomen so i went to hospital for check up and my doctor advice me to have an ultrasound. There was nodule in my liver but it's not the caused of my abdominal pain. I underwent another endoscopy procedure to checked if my gastritis has been cured already. But to my surprised my stomach became more inflamed and damaged due bacterial infections caused by h. pylori. My doctor prescribed me with triple therapy i.e nexium, klaricid and amoxicillin for seven days. But i'm still worried about these little bugs inside my stomach. I researched the internet about h. pylori, what type of strain and if they really thrive on an acidic stomach. Many health researchers and practitioners have said that h. pylori is the only bacteria that thrives on an acidic stomach for many years because these type of bacteria can move easily in gastric mucosal lining due to it's capability to produce urease enzyme to protect themselves from hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Therefore, h.pylori can create an alkaline environment to protect themselves from gastric acids. Symptoms like gastritis, bloating, stomach cramps, gerd, acid reflux and ulcer doesn't mean you are acidic. These symptoms are also the same if you have a LOW STOMACH ACID. So, the more you take anti acid, anti histamine and acid blocking drugs like proton pump inhibitor the more h. pylori will survive because the stomach environment is not acidic. The most common cause of gastritis and ulcer is bacterial infections like h. pylori due to low stomach acid. Unless your stomach has been damaged by excessive intake of alcohol and drugs then your stomach would become inflamed which causes gastritis and ulcer. If you experienced the symptoms visit your doctor and have an h. pylori test and stomach acid test, so that your doctor will prescribed you with the right medicines.

By the way, i'm on the second week of medications but i did not take proton pump inhibitor (ppi's) which my doctor prescribed, because i suspect i have a low stomach acid. Instead, i took mega dose of vitamin c 500 mg 3 times a day, along with natural organic herbal supplements like turmeric and garlic capsules, virgin coconut oil 2 tbsp. 2 times daily before meals and oregano oil 2 capsules daily. I ate fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals. I drink Yakult probiotic everyday which is very important to replenish good bacteria killed by antibiotics. I still remain on candida diet - no refined sugar, carbohydrates, coffee, sugar added foods and beverages, junk foods, dairy, vinegar and soy sauce. I still want to try organic apple cider vinegar and dry red wine. Hope this will help clear all my symptoms and fully eradicate the bacteria in my stomach. (^_^) MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Elias on September 21, 2012:

Well done for getting off the big 3 at least!

The discovery and treatment of helicobacter pylori follows a very similar pattern to many bacterial diseases: internal medicine does not have a clue how to get rid of it; while the bacteria is dependent upon the pH of the environment. Although, medicine has made some very helpful discoveries regarding it.

Although this is slightly more complex considering the h. pylori harbors itself in the lining of the stomach, surviving on the acidic environment. Medicine is slowly finding more and more foods which are at least found to supress its' growth (and not surprisingly they are all highly alkaline-forming and low in sugar).

One key thing medicine has found is that h. pylori is completely dependent upon the presence of urease. Urease is a binding protein which is found in essentially all foods which contain bacteria and yeast. Its' function is to catalyze the hydrolysis of urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia; which the helicobacteria love. In fact, the correlation between helicobacteria and urease is so strong, that the presence of urease is a predominant indication for the medical diagnosis of any helicobacter condition.

It is not surprising that the antibiotics made you more sick. Using that drug as an anti-bacterial treatment is about as stupendously untargeted as chemotherapy. All antibiotics will produce strained enzymatic respiration, which will only increase the ammonia which feeds the h. pylori. Why medicine does not consider this before they prescribe antibiotics is beyond me.

The only way to eliminate the h. pylori is to develop and maintain the intake basically identical to those who have candida. (From a toxedema perspective, the problem is essentially the same.)

In short, you want to restrict high-sugar foods, yeast foods, and other strong-bacteria foods as much as you possibly can. The sugar and yeast is feeding the h. pylori at the moment. To be honest, it is quite surprising that the honey has helped your condition. In a lot of cases, the thing with the most benefits from the intake of honey would be the h. pylori itself.

There are many people here with candida problems, and strong positive dietary strategies to eliminate it. They might give some tips here, but if not, there are many topics here about candida - which will essentially tell you to not intake yeast (a good idea in any scenario however), and restrict sugar.

One thing I do not know is how long it takes to starve the h. pylori with a diet of low sugar and no yeast. I would say, probably, the most effective and realistic diet over at least a moderate period of time is to consume no yeast, and restrict your fruit intake to those with low sugar (or potentially no fruit for the time being).

sue on September 06, 2012:

how does h-pylori start ?

Nice on August 24, 2012:

I've been having these terrible disease for almost a year now and am really getting frustrated!I love tomatoes and I just realized that there are so much foods l need to stop taking!someone help!!

What you should do... on August 21, 2012:


Fruit is an important component of any diet, as it contains essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals and antioxidants. If you have gastritis, you should consume two to four servings of fruit per day. Good choices include apples or apple juice, bananas, peaches, pears, applesauce and canned fruit, grapes, melon and kiwi. On average, servings are one medium piece of fresh fruit, 1/2 cup of canned fruit and 4 oz. of fruit juice. You may need to avoid some types of fruit due to pain and irritation. These include orange and grapefruit juice, figs, berries and dried fruit.


Vegetables are also rich in nutrients and will help you maintain a healthy weight. You should consume two to four servings of vegetables per day. Eating 1 cup of fresh vegetables, 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables, 4 oz. of vegetable juice or 2 cups of salad greens are excellent ways to increase vegetables in your diet. Some vegetables are gas producing and may cause discomfort. You will need to try vegetables and determine which ones to avoid. Vegetable juices, peppers, chilies, onion, garlic and tomato products tend to cause the most problems.


Dairy products are an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, making them necessary for a healthy diet. However, you should limit your intake of milk and other dairy foods to two to three servings per day. Additionally, you should select low-fat or fat-free varieties when possible. This will help control the production of stomach acid. Good sources of vitamin D and calcium are 1/2 cup of low-fat ice cream, 1 cup of low-fat yogurt, 2 oz. of cheese, 4 oz. of pudding, 2 eggs or 8 oz. of low-fat or skim milk.

Meat, Poultry and Fish

Most meat, poultry and fish are well tolerated if you have gastritis. The best choices are lean, tender meats, skinless poultry, seafood, fish, shellfish, tofu and soybeans. You should eat two to four 3-oz. servings of these types of foods each day. Avoid fried, greasy or high-fat cuts and highly seasoned or spicy options. Typically, broiling, grilling or roasting are the best-tolerated cooking methods.


On average, you should consume between six and 10 servings of grains per day. Enriched bread and cereals, whole grain bread and crackers, oatmeal, rice, potatoes, barley, graham crackers, pasta, noodles and macaroni products are good examples of acceptable grains. A typical serving size is 1 slice of bread, 1/2 cup of rice, cooked cereal or pasta, 3/4 cup dry cereal or 6 crackers. Products that may cause you discomfort or irritation include coarse cereals and breads, seeds, potato chips or French fries, refried beans and fatty fried pastries.


Fluids are important to clean out your gastrointestinal tract and soften fiber. You should drink between six and eight 8-oz. glasses of liquid per day. Water is the ultimate beverage; it replenishes your body, has no calories and does not cause irritation. Fruit drinks, caffeine-free tonics, carbonated beverages and mild herbal teas are also acceptable if you can tolerate them. You should avoid coffee, black tea, soft drinks, hot cocoa and alcohol because they will cause discomfort and irritation.

You can eat foods rich in flavonoids such as onions, garlic, apples, celery and cranberries may inhibit the growth of H pylori bacteria.

Lallura on July 14, 2012:

I have been suffering for the past eight months - Pylori H infection--- am taking tabs three weeks precribed by doc--- but the pain and burning sensation comes still on the right side of my stomach--- what do i eat and what do i avoid -- Pls help --tks

faiz on June 25, 2012:

masting gum is what is it any gum can i get it frm saudi arabia??and also tell me which fruit is best to eat during this bug??

Brandon on June 20, 2012:

Try Mastic gum its helped a lot with killing this ugly bug. If you have any questions I can help you.

faiz on June 19, 2012:

This idiot bug is just worst deases ever i have seen,some time its makes me like i just wants to die really,feeling soooo sleepy and tired also pain in my stomac,i am caring too much even during eat but this shit is not going away,i don't know what to do:(((

fruity on June 05, 2012:

Oh god.

I think i have this infecrion

everytime i eat aomething, i get this burning sensation inmystomach which doesn't seem to go away.

I cant even sleep.

have to go doctors soon.. Nd plus have my midyeara for ywar twelve next week.. (gonna fail)

What should i eat?! What should i not eat?

Im not even getting proper aleep.

i can feel the bloating aswell

have lost so much weigt..

Rob on June 03, 2012:

Hello, I just found out that ive been diagnosed with H Pylori, Ive been through the most stressful time of my life with break up of my relationship, and I ended up with this disease Im like What the hell did I do to deserve all this. Can stress help with the growth of this bacteria, Im trying to be as possitive as I can, but its realy getting to me emotionaly im always angry all the time because Im hungry and if I eat I feel pain, that pain lasts 6 hours str8 I get so frustrated.

Julia on June 02, 2012:

hi, im thinking of being a vegetarian, is that bad or will it help my h pylori?

Amina A. I. on May 27, 2012:

I wish down deep from my heart for everybody to get rid of this ?;4()$$8 bacteria. I can totally feel n understand each n everybody pain. Im suffering from stomach pain from 3 n a half week. First day I went to ER she didn't say anything but what ever she gave me made me feel much better. After 2 days I felt smthg wrong with my stomach I went again n he told its an infection. He gave medication for a month. However after 2 weeks I felt still smthg wrong I went to a doctor at SMCH dr Nabeel. I told him I have pain in my stomach. Then ( because everything is computerized) he told me but u have this problem from 3 weeks I said yes. I started telling him the symptoms ( I wrote them down on a paper it's really important to give the doctor the right symptoms to enable to diagnose it). He said its probably Helicobacter Pylori he asked me to do the blood test n the ultrasound. And he said we will start with medication on the spot he gave me Peptazol before breakfast in the morning and Neurobion vitamin 2 a days after breakfast n dinner n Motilium I believe before dinner.

The problem is I'm 39 kg n I'm 165 m I'm so skinny. I have problem eating so u can imagine with this bug how miserable my kid is. Moreover physiologically I'm not ok a bug in my tummy n I'm skinny. I easily lose my apptite. I don't know this is my second day with my Midication. I went yesterday to ER for IV. I'm really afraid to get weaker cuz I have nothing to lose more.

Please do pray for me to heal as soon as possible.

It was really a relief to read Ur experiences. This y I decided for the first time to write what I'm going through. It helped me to read I hope it helps somone else. I will inshaAllah try having honey n mix small quantity of garlic with yoghurt n have ( I'll be carefull with garlic cuz I'm already suffering from acidity in my stomach)

Insha'Allah I will write again after I get rid if this bug n tell u what really worked for me.

Thank u to all of u again n get well soon.

faiz 2 on May 21, 2012:

@ shelly u raise my worry now i have to check up for hepatites c also

Shelly on May 20, 2012:

I read the full page, its really informative and gave answers of my so many problems and questions. After completed the first step, virus still resists. Going for endoscopy on this Wednesday to find out the reason. I have one big problem along with this bug is Hepatitis-C. During Hepatitis C treatment my doctor found this HP. I would like to advise to those who have hepatitis c is that go for HP test first and get treated if it comes positive then go for the Hepatitis c treatment because two problems together is a big challenge. I request to all of you prayers fr me. One more thing i would like to share that apple is good for HP patient i experienced.

faiz 2 on May 19, 2012:

how can i purchase Manuka honey here in Saudi arab please any one can tell me

faiz 2 on May 13, 2012:

:(((( @ Jazz bro i have also the same problem since three years, and like you i also taking care a lot for eating but this bledy becteria is not going away to me can you help me to tell that which food you are eating and what is the worst thing to eat during this horrible plori really i am also very sad and just wants my norma days back:(

Jazz on May 12, 2012:

I've been suffering with this horrible disease for almost 5 years, I'm beginning to think I can't get rid of it my dumb ass gastro treated me for colitis & the meds made me feel better but that isn't what I have, I have blood in my stool constant bloating, gas weight loss it's awful it messes with my sinuses I'm so tired of living with this disease I haven't felt normal in years & I too think I've passed it to my children I changed everything I don't smoke nor drink anymore & I only eat healthy foods this is the worse disease ever I have severe arthritis joint pain I don't know how I got this disgusting bug I really really needs helpdon't drink soft drinks or anything besides water I don't knowwhat to do. I just want to feel normal again.

Dr ck reddy on May 09, 2012:

please let know indian food schedule for a known case of H-pylorus?

faiz on April 22, 2012:

ohh my God now i am little bit comfrtable i thought that i am the one who has this terrible problm, but now am satisfied that its nt soo danger.i have this problm since 2 years and last month dr. done my endoscopy and many other tests and thn it diagnosed that i have H.P..wellaccording to me we should control our diet bcoz medicen is nt more recovrable nd with above diet now am feeling more bettr thn before

wish u all best of luck :)

Gypsy on April 18, 2012:

Can u actually believe I had H.pylori last Septemer 2011 and the Dr didn't even tell me. Not until February 2012 he actually prescribed me the triple therapy for the 1st time thats because I asked for a blood work to be done. I feel like a bug lady from the XFiles where the bug enters inside your skin and crawls to nest. Horrible feeling. I completed the 1st therapy but now I feel so so tired as if Im about to collapse from sleep while standing. Strange feeling. Has anyone felt this way after and before treatment. Its said to be contagious. but how contagious. I wouldn't want my love ones to have this horrible bug. Lets all find a cure to kill this ugly creature inside our stomach.

jane on April 06, 2012:

have heard about this manuka honey so much and i believe in it,where can i get it?

nichole on March 27, 2012:

i've had this for about 2 years now, doctors recently discovered it, and i was giving 3 different antibiotics. its been 2 weeks since i've been off of the antibiotics, yet im still feeling the same, even a little worse. i'm not quite sure what i should do now, and also i stay away from the foods on the list as well.

simu on March 26, 2012:

@faye you raised my worry. please tell me why tomato juce is not advisable? please give me some advice.

Hamish99 on March 17, 2012:

Hi, My husband has been sick for 3 months. He had the antibiotic treatment but didn't seem to improve until this week. I read on the internet that it takes 6-8 weeks following the treatment until you can be tested again to see if the helicobacter has gone. He has also just had a colonoscopy/endoscopy which I recommend so that your insides can be fully checked. This is the first week since before Christmas that he has felt like eating and lost in total 13 kilos. He is still eating plain food but for the first time in a long time is feeling a lot better. We are also hoping that we can go over a week without actually being sick. Good luck with it I will keep you posted.

faye.zixun on March 16, 2012:

Can you just tell me that why I am should not eat tomatoes and drink tomato juice which are rich vitamin C, and ,we know that is good for stomack !