Last Modified on Jan 26, 2014
What is H. Pylori?
Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that can cause stomach infections, typically acquired during childhood. It's possible to have an infection and not get sick from it, and as a result it is believed that over half the world could be affected by H. pylori. How do you get H. pylori infections? H. pylori bacteria is easily spread through contact with contaminated saliva, vomit, fecal matter, and also through food or water.
H. pylori symptoms may or may not be present in those with an infection, but it is a common cause of ulcers and may cause aches or burning pains, nausea, vomiting, frequent burping, bloating, and weight loss. Once identified, H. pylori is easy to take care of.
Find a Natural Treatment for H. Pylori
On this page you can find user-submitted home and natural remedies to treat H. pylori. Some of our more popular cures are apple cider vinegar with aloe vera and lemon water, baking soda, broccoli, and coconut oil, oil of oregano, and manuka honey. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to cure your H. pylori. Know of a remedy not yet listed here? Please don't hesitate to share your story with us.
Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acidophilus, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Antibiotics, Bismuth
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Vera, Lemon Water
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil, Manuka Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Water
- Baking Soda
- Broccoli Sprouts for H. Pylori
- Cayenne, Carrot Juice, Mucus-Less Diet
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, Chaparral, Shitake
- Cranberry Juice
- D-Mannose, Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Dietary Changes
- General Feedback
- Get Tested to Make Sure You Are Indeed Cured
- Good Nutrition
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Keep Your pH Alkaline
- Light Meals After 4pm
- Manuka Honey
- Mastic Gum
- Mastic Gum and Manuka Honey
- Mastic Gum, Colloidal Silver, Yogurt
- Mastic Gum, Digestive Aids
- Matula Tea
- Medication Issues
- Multiple Remedies
- Oregano Oil
- OTC Warning!
- Ph Balancing
- Pine Nut Oil
- Pine Nut Oil, Turmeric
- Pregnancy and H.Pylori
- Reishi Mushrooms
- Remedies Needed
- Slippery Elm
- Swig of Tequila
- Tea Tree Oil
Acidophilus, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar
10/15/2011: Connie from Slc, Ut: "Hi Yvette; The H. Pylori section here under ailments includes about every treatment I've seen, that's been used effectively against this parasite, which also robs us of vital nutrients, B12 being one of them. (low stomach acid often allows pathogens to invade, and low stomach acid makes it difficult to absorb nutrients. ) Sometimes weight loss in general, and muscle loss in particular may be a sign of B12 deficiency. A sublingual lozenge of methylcobalamin, at about 1000 mcg. or so is fairly easy for most people to absorb."Replies
12/01/2012: Ira from Las Vegas, Nevada/usa replies: "Tired of suffering from Helicobacter Pylori? Well I did and I managed to kill the monkey too!
The diet: First change your diet, eliminate all sugars, refined flours and rice, and eat a low-carb diet. Don't eat foods that promote processed low carbs. Never drink anything but spring water!
The repair: Take a teaspoon of licorice powder twice a day. In the morning one hour before your meal and just before you go to bed. This will repair your stomach damage.
The kill: Eat 3-7 whole organic black peppar balls and chew them after meals to take down the imflamation. Boil one liter of water, add 100g of crushed red hot organis chili peppars and 200g raw organic cranberries. Let for five minutes and then let it cool so it's easy to drink. Start with a half glass twice a day morning and night. In time you can increase you intake.
Tips: If you have high blood pressure or hypertention replace the licorice powder 100% DGL. Do not take acid reduction medicine. Sleep slightly upright to get relief from acid reflux. Stay away from red meats, milk products and all processed foods. Always eat a RAW vegetable high in enzymes 15mins before every meal. Eat small and more often. DO NOT USE tooth paste, brush your teeth with baking soda instead as tooth paste kills even the good germs and enzymes in your mouth. Take probiotics, find the good train with the proper release system. Good luck!"
12/09/2012: Simona from Algonquin, Il replies: "Hello and thank you for sharing! Two days ago my tests got back and it seems that all my misery is caused by H. Pylori.
Can you, please, give exact info about the preparation of the "kill drink"? I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks again! S."
04/23/2013: David from Fountain Inn, SC replies: "Rather than pepper as "the kill" you could try colloidal silver which is mentioned often in this site. My three fold remedy is as follows:
1. Three tablespoons of high ppm colloidal silver morning and night on empty stomach. The silver solution will kill the infection.
2. DGL tablets fifteen minutes after the silver. Three per dose twice a day. This is a licorice extract and is effective in healing.
3. Aloe Vera fifteen minutes after the DGL. Take five tablespoons per dose, twice a day. All three on an empty stomach. That way the effect in the stomach is maximized.
Do this for two months. Next, while doing this, consume no coffee of any kind (get off acidic drinks) and no carbonated drinks. No acidic foods like tomatoes, chili, hot peppers while the two months of treatment is going on. Over thirty years of recommending this remedy I've never seen it fail. By the way, my silver is home made using filtered water and a few grains of salt to allow for conductivity. In minutes you have a cloudy solution. I dilute with distilled water until nothing can be see in the glass container and no metallic taste is apparent. That diluted content is about 200 ppm silver atoms to a million water molecules."
01/04/2014: Siddiqui from Karachi replies: "Herbal Treatment of H. Pylori: Ira of Las Vegas suggests eliminating all sugars! Does it mean eliminating anything sweet or substituting sugar with some thing else and what that 'some thing else' would be?"
01/06/2014: Siddiqui from Karachi replies: "In Herbal Treatment of H. Pylori, Ira of Las Vegas suggests eliminating all sugars! Does it mean eliminating anything sweet or substituting sugar with some thing else and what that 'some thing else' would be?" Can Ira of Las Vegas or anybody else please guide me. SIDDIQUI from Karachi."
01/06/2014: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Siddiqui: A short while ago I was like you, sick and suffering, wondering what to do, listening to the paleo people condemn carbs and the vegans condemn meat. A combination of the best of both in the right ratio changed this exhausted old buck into an exuberant young fawn. Eat raw organic produce and raw grass fed animal products. 80% carbs, 10% protein, and 10% fat by calorie. 1/2 saturated fat, 15% omega 3, 15% omega 6, and 20% omega 9. I eat 300g organic whole cane sugar and 300g raw honey for carbs, 65g protein from the super foods, and 35g fats from coconut oil, chia seeds, and sesame."
10/02/2011: Lucy from Brisbane, Australia: "Hi Teammon38, replying to your questions re: the I... H... it is a brand of Probiotics, VCO is Virgin Coconut Oil (Unrefined)and the ACV is the Apple Cider Vinegar.
And yes I do believe it will help your daughter I got the 3 x teaspoons of VCO a day from something I read on the internet written by a Natural Medical Practioner for treating Helicobacter Pylori, I think that if anything I would definitely use the VCO and the Probotics (good bacteria to fight the infection) every day without a doubt. If your daughter is very young I would start very small and build up the dosages and just use common sense after that. Even with myself I just played with the dosages daily and as I said I do believe it is the consistancy of taking them everyday no matter what the dosage is. And with the ACV also start very small but in hind sight I feel even if you do not use the ACV it will still work with the Probotics and the VCO. (these are the important ones).
I also tried Manuka Honey, high Vitamin C, Olive Leaf, silver and a lot of other vitamins and the only thing I got was out of pocket expenses.. One other thing I would suggest though is to pay attention to her diet make it as healthy as possible try and cut down on the sugar and too much dairy and drink water.
I really hope this helps and makes sense (my first posts) good luck."Replies
10/15/2011: Yvette from Chicago, Il replies: "Is anyone suffering from extreme weight lost? I have lost more muscle than weight, and feel very weak at times. Email me @ ychism(at)comcast.net if this is one of the symptoms connected with H-pylori."
10/22/2011: Audrey from St. Petersburg, Florida replies: "Hi, I cannot find the "recipe" or order in which to take this combination. Will someone please help me? This is my 3rd time to have this, and I ended up very sick from the antibiotics and never want to have that experience again. Thanks!"
11/01/2011: Abbie from Nashville, Tennessee replies: "My husband has had H. Pylori for at least 3 years. The doctors seem to give him a different combination of antibiotics everytime he goes and sees them. Just recently checked his blood work and still has the bacteria. How do you get rid of it!?"
11/01/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Abbie, I came across a very interesting article yesterday. It talks about antibiotics and its effects on the body. Everytime you take antibiotics unless you take probiotics and even garlic you are going to be left with a yeast/fungal candida problem. This will wreak havoc on your body.
Dr. Orian Truss had HUGE success with treating people with an iodine protocol. Once he fixed the candida problems he was amazed at how many other problems vanished.
11/01/2011: Bess from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Abbie - Probiotics are incredibly important for anyone suffering from H. Pylori but especially for someone, like your husband, who has been given many rounds of antibiotics. According to Dr. Mercola, the best time to take probiotics is first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, with 8 ounces of pure water one hour before breakfast.
In a book I'm reading, Digestive Wellness, the author suggested: DGL (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) 760 mg, three times daily; mastic gum, 1 gram daily; aloe vera juice, taken after each meal; oil of oregano, 200 mg three times daily.
Also, I think someone else mentioned taking coconut oil for its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties. Good luck! Bess"
03/05/2012: Muthu from Chn, Ind replies: "Hi Yvette, As I am suffering by H. Pylori infection for the past 3 year, have seen a lot of medical practioner regards nothing gives me better relief, then I have seen your posting suggested natural cure for this infecton. So please advise me, how to take these VCO, ACV and what brand of probiotic taken... Will I have to take these in the morning/evening/night and before/after food? And also suggest me any medical conditions need to be taken during this course."
08/28/2012: Huey Freeman from Raleigh, Nc replies: "I was diagnosed w/ h. Pylori today by my DC. My protocol is Andrographis for ten (10) days: 2 morning and 2 night time. I am also including VCO 3 x per day on my own. This guy is good. I lost over 70 lbs following his protocols, and am convinced natural is the way to go but YMMV."
08/30/2012: Elena from Raleigh, Nc replies: "Huey Freeman in Raleigh. Please tell me what doctor you saw. I am in Raleigh and have not had much luck with doctors. Thank you."
11/07/2012: Dougdesignsit4u from Chicago, Illinois replies: "The natural cure for h pylori infection is cayenne pepper capsules between 500-1000 mg a day usually one or two capsules for 30 days and the cayenne needs to have a heat value of 90,000 btu's or greater. Works every time!"
[YEA] 09/29/2011: Lucy from Brisbane, Qld, Australia: "I hope my post helps someone. I had Helicobacter Pylori for almost 2years, I am not sure how I picked up although I do suspect it may have been at the nursing home where I spent many days with my mother before she passed. Anyway after 3 failed rounds of antibiotics I resorted to antibiotics which they used to give H, Pylori patients back in the late 70's made up at a compound chemist, you take 17 antibiotics and acid lowering drugs per day. I made it through one day and had a bad reaction which resulted in a migraine for 1 week. After I recovered, I tried to accept there was nothing I could do and live with it (as one doctor told me), so I went home depressed and feeling sorry for myself.
Then I thought I don't have to accept this I wasn't born with it so I can get rid of it. Long story short I started taking Acidophilus "I.... H..... " sold here in Australia the dosage is 1 per day but I took 5 - 6 per day for the first week then alternated between 1 - 4 after that (Please note this is the dosage I took I am not suggesting that you take that many) its what you feel comfortable with. Then I took VCO, the dosage varied from 1 teaspoon 3 x times a day to sometimes just 1 or 2 tablespoons the trick is to be consistant and take it every day no matter what dosage. I also took ACV with the mother regulary at first then every other day. And I am happy to say I cured it I no longer have Helicobacter Pylori, I have been tested and it came back negative and you couldn't wipe the smile off my face. If you have had no luck with antibiotics don't give up- this way may take a little longer but it was worth it. PS. I still take Acidophilus every day (1per day) and the occaional VCO & ACV."Replies
09/30/2011: Teammom38 from King William, Va replies: "What is Acidophilus "I.... H..... "? Where can I find it?What is VCO & ACV? Apple Cider Vinegar and what else? What were your exact dosages, if you remember? Do you think that would work for my daughter? At this point I am willing to try almost anything to make my daughter feel better. She has been taking the silver for almost 2 weeks and says she still hurts. We stopped the vitamin c tabs, they seemed to make it worse. Has anyone heard of manuka honey?"
10/15/2011: Jagmara from Glendale, California replies: "This message is to Yea, I was just diagnosed with H. Pylori, and after 2 rounds of anitibiotics, I developed allergies to them and stopped taking it, I went and bought what you said the VCO and I also bought Manuka honey, and probiotic supplements, can you give me some more information on how you took it and what you ate as your meals, I'm afraid to eat anything now and don't know what to aviod except the obvious, sugar and dairy, PLEASE I'm desperate, I've had this for about 3 years and just got diagnosed after all this time, please help, thanks. P. S. Feel free to email me :0)"
12/04/2011: Katie from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "For twelve weeks transient fever, nausea, pressure, heat and tenderness in my abdomen and chills. I put on five days of Cipro then later prescribed Erthomycin for ten days. Then one day I had uncontrollable chills pressure in my abdomen my weight had fallen to 105 The dr really concerned he ran all the tests CAT Ultrasound for every organ, uterus, appendix, liver, kidney uterus colon all fine. As well as my bloodwork was perfect. So he suggested a food diary and liquid fast. And going to GI specialist. First I did the a self test which is 1 tablesoon each of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey in 1/4 water if your stomach calms down they you have low stomach acid and need to take Hydrochloric Acid with meals. So I believe I have H. Pylori and will need to be verified by GI specialist currently I'm getting relief from acidophilus pills, plain yogurt, I'm taking 1 tablespoon of Organic virgin coconut oil four times a day. I'm also drinking coconut milk and coconut water they have both been helpful in calming my stomach."
12/12/2011: Angela from Jacksonville, Elkins, Damoh, Fl, Wv Usa And M.p. I replies: "How long before you were cured? Am treating my daughter with kefir (raw milk), raw eggs, tumeric, grapefruit seed extract, VCO, Lugol's, chicken broth (homemade), DGL, zinc and our usual supplements of E, K, C, liver, fermented cod liver oil, magnesium, D, and B12. She has active Eptein Barr at the same time, so a double whammy. Chest pains led us down a path of investigating heart issues for a few months. Finally at my prompting a stool test for parasites revealed H Pylori... The cause of chest pains and constant headaches. I've only been treating for a week. Mood seems to have improved as well as lessening of burning sensation. Nothing concrete yet. That's why I'm wondering how long it might be before she's rid of the bug (or, it's brought into balance.)"
01/10/2012: Ppat from New York, Ny, Usa replies: "Hi, Your story is inspirational. I was recently diagnosed with H Pylori and didn't want to try triple therapy rightaway. I wanted to try natural remedies first and that's how I came across this post. I am going to start eating VCO everyday. I have started drinking Kefir which contains L. Acidophilus and other good bacteria. I have also ordered Manuka Honey. I am going to start eating that as well. How long did you take all of these for? I have read that it takes a bit long somewhere between 3-4 months. Is that right? Did you get tested after 3-4 months or before?
Any help is appreciated!"
04/24/2012: Bola from Callington, Cornwall replies: "Lanzoprazole will stop the pain but might also allow for candida over loads. I aimed at stopping the mad pain 1st .
Now I am treating with cabbage slices I add some tartar sauce cos I cannot eat raw cabbage alone. Cabbage juice helped once I took it but candida die off made me for slices.
Cassise tea (burdock etc) is what I am having morning and night now to strengthen my white blood cells.
Candida has been eatting my progestrone so I have introduced maca, fenugreek, kelp, fennel seeds, flax seed grinded and 1 teasp of each in water and I swallow. So my waist is having some defination again.... still a bit bloated.
Taking 5 htp 100mg for depression caused becos candida grew when I used antibiotics to kill hpylori sucked up progestrone and estrogen dominance took place and extra estrogen turned to testorone .... aggression, out of shape and depression ( My GP prescribed a depression capsules for me but I aint taking them as side effects is suicide; and I aint going leaving until another 100 years lol)
I eat Amala (cooked dried yam flour) and spinach soup everyday with sun dried fish.
I use at least 3000 iu of Vitamin D everyday, Vitex, Licorice root, methyl B12, Viridian soul food ( spirulina, alfafa etc) Milk thistle, Magnesium, Sutherlandia 350, Ginkgo 6000mg, CLA 1000mg, feroglobin, Vit C, primrose oil 1000mg everyday.
Every other day I take Black cohosh, Donq quai, Red clover, Skull cap.
Dry brush skin towards my heart, rub palm oil and soak in a tea tree and 2.5 cups of epsom salt bath water once a week.
Please the above is not all for H-pylori but I believe the candida , wacked hormonal balance are all as a result of h pylori or trying to cure hpylori with antibiotics.
I have listed all this so it can help someone to view it all from a holistic point.
Since taking the cassise tea I mentioned to my husband I still feel fatigued but I feel like I can see my self better, my vision is clearer and I feel more alive. Its only 3 days of cassise tea but be careful with cabbage juice because of candida die off so as not to stress your lymph, kidney and liver.
I also take catuaba tea as it seems to calm it all down.
Plenty of rest.... In 3 months I will go for a test... hopefully be healed from hpylori, candida and the hormonal imbalance and be able to start trying for a baby.
05/26/2012: Mary from Guildford, Victoria, Australia replies: "Hi Lucy from Brisbane, your post has given me hope. I am from Victoria and have had a diagnosis 2 years ago wiht Heliocobactor, along with gastritis. I suspect they have been there for many years.
I know I..... H.... stands for, which strength did yo buy and did you take them before, after meals or away from food.
It is hard ot know if my symptoms are gastritis or HP. I get the fullness, nausea, bloating, cannot eat and drink together, cannot eat raw onion or garlic and capsicum(raw or cooked). I get a 'stuck' feeling in my stomach.... Admittedly I am improving, my symptoms are not with me daily but when they come, there never seems ot be any pattern.
I have also stopped soya milk(which I have been drinking for20 years) and drink raw cows milk and slippery elm seems to help.
A few questions that some-one may be able ot help me with. Does gastritis occur for everyone who has HP? Does any one have any remedies for gastritis, is it curable?
I would love ot know how to prepare Kefir. thank you, mary"
07/07/2012: Pwk69 from Chicago, Illinois, Usa replies: "Manuka Honey -16 will kill H.P. Plus taking probiotics everyday, AVC one a day, and VCO also."
07/30/2013: Nikky from London replies: "Hi Lucy, How long did you do this for?"
09/07/2013: Lucy from Brisbane replies: "Hi Nicky from London, I am sorry I missed your question till now but the answer to your question is it took only a couple of months consistantly... Just remember you have to be consistant that is the most important thing for this to work... Cheers! Linda"
10/11/2013: Nicole from Chicago, Il replies: "How long did it take to eradicate your h pylori with VCO ACV?"
[YEA] 01/02/2010: Linda from Cocoa, Florida: "H pylori - I suffered with this for twenty plus years. My weight was under 100 pounds and I could not keep a meal down. In the beginning no one knew what it was...then in 1983 my doctor did put me on an antibiotic and bismuth tablet three times a day for 30 days, after doing an endoscopy. It worked and I have never had it return. All tests have confirm that it has never returned."Replies
11/02/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi Linda,
Could you please give me your email or just give me the name of your doctor so I can reach him? Because I think that 1 week treatment is not enough to get rid of the bacteria. Thanks a lot."
01/14/2011: Diane from Cleveland, Oh replies: "Linda:
Please let me know what antibiotic you took for 30 days and how often you took it to rid yourself of H pylori. I was on an antibiotic but had a reaction and had to be taken off of it.
Thanks for the information.......Diane"
04/20/2011: Amanda from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire Uk replies: "Hi Linda
Could you please tell me which antibiotic you were given. I have had pylori in the past and it is recurrent. I suffer from chronic asthma and when the pylori returns, which it has at the moment, I feel so ill and just feel I don't want to live any more and am trying to eradicate this awful bacteria for good. Does anybody know if you can get the stool antigen test done by your own doctor as I have asked my GP and they will only carry out the UREA breath test, but only through a consultant, which then takes weeks to organise and I can't wait that long as I am so desperate. The pylori was better for a time and I felt better, not 100%, but better than I had been, then it returned. HELP!!!
06/03/2011: Erin from Lincolnton, Nc replies: "Hi Amanda,
I'm sorry to hear about your condition. Unfortunately, I have been told that the breath test is the only accurate test for H. Pylori. The other tests are only a waste of time and money. I've had some weird symptoms in the last year and have felt awful so I am thinking about going for a test myself. My dad swears up and down that I have H. Pylori but we will see. I hope you feel better soon. Try to hang in there. You are not alone! Erin"
07/01/2011: Bill from Hartford, Ct, Usa replies: "Hi Linda,
Please tell me what antibotic did you take for 30 days?? how much peptol per/day? I had reactions to the heavy barrage of multipal antibiotics. Need to try a new regiment.
07/05/2011: Sarah Usa-italy from Pozzuoli, Naples, Usa-italy replies: "Hi, I discovered I have H Pylori about 21 days ago from meeting a friend's friend at dinner, with whom we both identified with each other's stomach ailments--she told me she had H. Pylori and suggested I get tested for it. The doctor ordered a stool sample test--yes, it was very embarrassing, but a few weeks later it came back positive for HP. I was on 14 days of: 4 Amoxycillin/day; 2 Biaxin/day; and 2 Nexiums/day (I'm still taking 2 Nexiums/day) even though I've been off the antibiotics now for about 7 days.
My symptoms have been persistent bloating, fullness (even first thing in the AM when I get out of bed), Nausea--before I did antibiotics I was having some pretty severe stomach pains. Also, I'd get a burning sensation/tightness in my upper abdomen (above belly button under breastbone), besides feeling so much discomfort.
It's been 21 days, and although I have good days, I will get extremely bloated and nausea. I've read a lot about Peptol Bismol, so picked up some tablets. I don't take them consistenly daily, but am willing to try anything to speed the cure. I don't want to OD on them, but I may take 3 in a day, but not sure how much of the chewable tablet reaches deep within my stomach.
I've read that it's not easy to cure--before my doctor left back to the states, she put an order in for a retest in about a month after the antibiotics.
I hope and pray I'm cured of this parasite, because it's made my life so uncomfortable. I've read that Bismuth can kill the virus, so the fact that I took 14-days of antiobiotics, I'm hoping this is true, and I should probably double up on teh Peptol Bismol.
Gosh, I wonder HOW in the WORLD I came down with this parasite! I have lived overseas (2 years in Japan, and now in Italy for about 2-3 years).
Does anybody know if this HP also causes halitosis (or halatosis?). Also, I'm wondering if my husband should get tested because his breath stinks, but he doesn't have stomach issues like me, but I've read this is contagious.
Your thoughts, input and advice, and help are greatly appreciated!"
07/06/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Oh Sarah, a big yes, it can cause very bad halitosis. Check the h. Pylori ailments page here on EC as there are some remedies that people have had success with. My husband had success with colloidal silver. Also have a look at turmeric. If you take a couple of remedies as well as your currant treatment you may have much better results in the long run. All the best."
07/09/2011: Matt from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "Within the last 2 years I have had H. Pylori my doctor for a year told me I had acid reflux and was on omeprazole which for a little bit I thought it was helping me and later found out it became worse. I changed doctors and ended up getting an endoscopy which proved my problem. April 2011 my doctor put me on omeprazole amoxicillin clarithromycin for 2 weeks and the symptoms went away. I did a stool sample after my 2 week treatment and didn't hear anything back, meaning I was fine right ? A week ago I started feeling the same problems as before, stomach pain, fatigue ect. I need to schedule another appointment and go back but I don't want to take meds if it doesn't help me. I read some natural remedies people have posted but not sure which ones are effective.. Any answers ?
Warm lemon water in the AM
2 oz's of aloe vera juice throughout day
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar before bed
3 1/2 ounces of broccoli sprouts a day for at
least 8 weeks to kill off the H. Pylori
epazote tea 1 fourth cup of a day for 3 days and make sure you do it a second time
Manuka Honey UMF 10 or highersuper neti juice
What has been proven effective ?
email email@example.com Thanks!"
07/26/2011: Andrew from Aberdeen, Uk replies: "Hey Amanda, Try Metametrix an American company for stool sample. U can order their Gastric Microbiology 2105 test for Â£145 through nutrition geeks in the uk and they will send the results to your gp. Tests are dna based and therfore supposed to be very sensitive and accurate. it takes around 3weeks all in."
03/06/2012: Mike from Rochester, Ny replies: "Hi Linda, my name is mike and im inquiring about the name of that antibiotic that you took for a month. and how long have you been h pylori free since you took it or the name of your doc an a # any info would be helpful I've been living with h pylori for 26 years. I had it removed in 1999 but it has as of the last 2 weeks returned. HELP PLEASE thanks a million : )michael.redmandingo.harris8(at)gmail.com"
06/23/2012: Kimmy from Columbia, South Carolina, Usa replies: "I had h. Pylori bacteria and was on ranitidine and other antibiotics for a few months. When I finished taking the medication, I consulted with a naturopathic doctor and decided to use a natural homeopathic method to heal my stomach, strengthen my immune system, and eliminate the bacteria from returning. I currently drink 2-4 oz of 100% aloe vera juice daily and apply magnesium chloride oil topically to my body daily. I have also used manuka honey successfully to ease the discomfort in my stomach. I feel alot better now and do not take any medication. My energy level has increased and I can eat food without any discomfort. My overall health has greatly improved. I am a believer in God and know that prayer works. Along with my health regimen, I pray and read bible scriptures regarding healing. God is good and provides us with natural foods, herbs, and plants to heal our bodies. I hope this helps someone out there."
08/13/2012: Kat from San Diego, Ca replies: "One year to be diagnosed with H Pylori. I had all the test, Colonscopy/endoscopy 2 x blood. 3 parasite stool check, even a tested for H pylori all the tests were negative. My symptoms : nausea, chills, abdomen pressure, stiff neck, slight back pain, rash, nausea, sometimes shortness of breath, light- headed, my hands and feet tingled, fatique lymph nodes were swollen. weight loss to 99. susceptiability increased had sinus, yeast, bladder kidney infection. I went to dr for kidney inflammation (H pylori can cause issues with Kidney because it create Ketones) there is a pattern here. My medical dr did a quick blood test for H. Pylori, ten minutes later the dr announces " positive for H pylori. " Finally diagnosed! Right well infectious disease dr says he only looks at the stool tests and the stool says negative. The ND did a breath test it was super high in Hydrogen he dignosed it as SIBO guess what H pylori releases Hydrogen gas! I think it just depends on the dr on what test they like! Being severely ill for 1 year - not working or leaving the house I have no time to lose I HAVE to take antibiotics.
My dr says the antibiotics should get rid of a lot to the symtoms within seven days I prefer natural route this is what I have been taking coconut oil 4 times a day, drinking 1-2 drops of clove oil in water through a straw drink it all all day to bombard the H Pylori. The key is to drink real green tea to get eliminate the biofilm that protects H pylori then drink more clove oil or some other item to kill them! I took Ted's advice on the one day cure (you can look it up) I just took 1 turmeric pill with curcumin every hour for 11 hours straight and on the 12th, 13th and 14th hour I took dissolved aspirin 325 mg in half glass of water. The next day I had no more symptoms. But the day after that I did not feel so great so perhaps turmeric for three days straight maybe you could kill it. Ted also writes that H pylori has a weakness 1/4 tsp borax and 3% FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide 3%"
09/02/2012: Kat from Sd, Ca replies: "The first blood test indicated I had high bacteria positive for H pylori the infectious disease doctor disagreed, he ran two other test to check the vaildity of the blood tests well the stool test indicated negative on h Pylori. The pathology lab from a tissue sample from my stomach indicated negative for H pylori the 4th stool test was negative.. So was the blood test a false positive? Everytime I ask for an explanation for the false positive test the dr seemed perplexed? Why would a breath test be more accurate then the tissue sample from your abdomen?"
Apple Cider Vinegar
05/05/2013: Mary from Newtown, North Dakota: "I have been taking ACV for almost a year and had bought a bottle while on vacation, had used about 6 tablespoons out of the bottle and got severe diarhhea and vomiting and stomach pain. Went to ER and was given antibiotics and pain meds was run down for about a week. When I arrived home from my vacation was feeling better so I started taking the ACV again (same bottle) and within a week I had the same symptoms all over again. Went to the Dr. and she said I had H. Pylori. Can I have gotten it from the ACV, i.e., a bad batch? I have never had this problem with ACV before and now I am afraid to start taking it again. I also threw the other bottle away and bought a new one."Replies
05/05/2013: Braveheart from Vancouver , Bc replies: "Stop taking the ACV!!! Instead slather yourself with organic coconut oil after a bath/shower and watch the demodex mites come squirming out. You will feel much better guaranteed!! :)"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/04/2008: Donna from Jamaica, NY: "I was recently diagnosed with gastritis with the H. Pylori bacteria. The gas is dreadful, as you may already know. GI put me on the dreaded triple threat of Plyera and Protonix. I have not taken drugs in quite some time but was so desperate for relief i tried it. I have since stopped taking the pump inhibitor. My question is that I have tried the ACV and it seems to work quite well. But i realized that I have to take 4 to 5 teaspoons several times a day for true relief. Is this too much? And how long should it take for permanent relief, if you know? I'm dying here. Thanks, any response would be appreciated."Replies
02/12/2009: Cristina from Makati, Metro Manila replies: "may i ask if there has been an answer to the question on how long will taking 4-5 tbsp of acv take before it cures the h-pylori permanently? thanks"
[NAY] 04/28/2010: Ahmed from Dubai, Uae replies: "am sorry but what u r doing is totally wrong, am having H.pylori for a year now, last year when i started to have heart burn thought its acid reflux so used apple cider, not after a year went again for endoscopy and guess what severe gastritis, because the apple cider produce more stomach acid which will harm ur stomach, so stop it otherwise when u do ur next endoscopy u'll regret what ur doing, try other methods if u want, i didnt try anything else will go for antibiotics all my friends who did it are recovered except me"
04/28/2010: Simon from London, England replies: "Hi, i was hospitalised with inflamation of the gullet which had started to bleed (probably alcohol related). Anyway, when i got out i started to look around for natural ways to reduce inflamation and stumbled on virgin coconut oil. It not only helps the inflamation but apparently kills the H.pylori bacteria. It also has a multitude of other uses. It may be worth checking out. Hope this helps."
11/23/2010: Lauralight from Portland, Or replies: "She's describing low stomach acid production, not high, you're describing that wrong too. SHe has achlorhydia and need betain HCL instead of apple cidar vinegar for her GERD, or she will keep losing weight and get multiple mineral and vitamin deficeincies from malabsorption syndrome."
05/28/2011: Jeff from Tulsa, Ok Usa replies: "Im sorry for ahmed from dubai but iv'e been taking raw apple cider vinegar as well as probiotic multi enzymes (Spring valley from Wal-mart) I used to live on tums and rolaids but not anymore. Not only has it cured my heartburn but my arthritus is gone. Ive been doing this for 3 years. Listen if you dont believe me do some research. Natural cures are the best they just take a little longer and sometimes you have to ingest more than just one type, my wife just found out she has h pylori and is doing the same with great results.
This is what I do.. 2 tblsp of ACV w/ 8 oz's of water first thing in the AM and again right before bed, enzymes - 2 pills 3 or 4 times a day or as needed along with vitamins, minerals trace minerals."
[NAY] 06/21/2011: Jed from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "ACV is in no way recommended for advanced cases of H. Pylori, at least for those of us with peptic ulcers. Using ACV, regardless of dilution, only enflames the symptoms further and is actually quite painful to swallow. The only relief I've found so far, even after trying acupuncture, ACV, various probiotics, and of course dietary changes, has been from Entocort/Budesonide and Nexium/Omeprazole."
[NAY] 11/03/2011: Autumn from San Antonio, Tx replies: "H. Pylori releases urease as a byproduct. Urease cuts the mucous in your stomach. This allows your stomach acid and the bacteria itself to burrow into your tissue. Vinegar is an astringent. It wastes mucous. ACV will only exacerbate symptoms of h. pylori, and may even make it worse."
11/29/2011: Milia from Madrid, Spain replies: "You need to understand one thing: We all have stomach acid, it is the one thing that kills the bacteria in the stomach, every one of them apart from HP which emanates an alcaline cloud to protect itself, and burrows down into the stomach lining.
The only way to kill it off is to have enough stomach acid, which also helps during digestion and to absorb vitamins from food.
If you have a bleeding ulcer, then of course this has to be dealt with first, and if you are taking a lot of antibiotics, the doc will always prescribe something to protect the stomach from the pills, but at the same time, if the HP is not killed off by the antibiotics, the antiacid will make their life and survival so much easier for those that survived the antibiotics.
Bismuth is a better choice, proton pump inhibitor is a thing that _stops_ the natural creation of stomach acid in your stomach, (Omeprazole) and I find that very drastic. But at any rate they should only be taken as a help towards the onslaught of antibiotics.
In order to get _more_ stomach acid, (if you don´t have a bleeding ulcer... ) it is a good thing to take a glass of water with 1 pressed lemon and a soupspoon full of virgin olive oil every morning before anything else. It will help you in the long run. (I haven´t had an HP attack for years..)
Also you have to kill off the HP that gets up into your mouth (often via reflux) and starts living under the gums of your teeth.
I recommend any mouthwash containing hexidine chloride.
HP can travel anywhere, even up your nose or down to your bronchial tubes. It might also provoke vesicular stones.
Eat healthy and make your body a difficult place for it to habitate in."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Vera, Lemon Water
[YEA] 05/15/2009: Kinyata from Chicago, Illinois: "ACV WORKS! I have suffered from constipation,weight loss, cramping and bloating for about 5 years. Recently I had some lab work done and discovered that I have h.pylori. The doctor immediately prescribed me antibiotics. I have never been a pill popper,so I investigated other natural remedies thanks to my chemistry professor. He suggested ACV 2tbsp. before bed, 2 ozs. of aloe vera juice throughout the day & fresh warm lemon water in the am. After 1 day I saw the change in my bowel movements and my over all well being. I have noticed that I have shed 3lbs, but i know that was most of the toxins and impurities. I feel alot better overall. This is an amazing informative website."Replies
[YEA] 08/08/2009: John from Denver, Co replies: "This remedy worked well! I have been using it for 2 weeks and continue to feel the improvements in overall digestive health. Most days, it has completely stopped my gas problem, bloating is gone, and bowel movements are frequent and healthy. I was a practicing alcoholic who had not gone more than a week without drinking for 3 years, so my digestive system was under a lot of stress, and this rebalancing remedy helped me along tremendously during my path to recovery. I drink up to 4 oz of Aloe Vera Juice, and just pay attention to bowel movements as a que to the right consumption levels. My diet is high in lean protein, fiber, greens, and essential fatty acids to combat inflamation. People say I look ten years younger since I started, and I am only 27."
08/21/2009: Pat from San Diego, Ca replies: "How long do you take the Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe and lemon combination for the H. Pylori?"
11/23/2010: Lauralight from Portland, Or replies: "And this was a description of chronic candida being treated with acv/lemon which balances out the ph balance of the body and kills the overproduction of candida(gas producing)."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Cayenne
[YEA] 07/16/2008: Adil from New York, USA: "I've been diagnosed with H.Pylori a while ago and refused to see the doctor after one round of unhelpful antibiotics. My stomach would sometimes bleed a little. I could detect it from my saliva and stools. But it wasn't a big deal. Last week, I was trying to finish my dissertation and was really stressed. My stomach started bleeding constantly so I figured it probably turned into an ulcer, though I don't know the exact diagnosis. I started using ACV+baking soda (which had cured my acid reflux and stomach problems previously for 8 months but had then stopped working) along with Cayenne Pepper. I mix all of them in a bit of water and take it on an empty stomach. Within a day or two my bleeding stopped and I generally feel an increased sense of well-being. Thank you EC, and thank God for natural remedies."Replies
04/29/2010: Anuj from New Delhi, India replies: "I read Adil's comments on using ACV, Baking powder and Cayenne Pepper for H.Pylori. I would like to know the quantities of each that should be taken and for how long ?"
04/29/2010: Ravi from Dallas, Tx, Usa replies: "Anuj: The best remedy known to me and having successfully tried, is Mastic Gum. Just chewed that gum for two weeks and H Pylori was totally gone."
09/29/2010: Julijana from New York replies: "Hi Ravi. Can you please tell me if mastic gym really helped you? I'm kind of confused and since there are so many information on the internet I know some are payed reviews and sites, I don't know who to believe! It's though. I don't know if I should trust my doc and take the antibiotics ( but what about the side effects ) or I should try some alternative way to eradicate the H pylori. Plase email me I would greatly appriciate! Juliana. Dimitrova@yahoo.com"
05/10/2011: Elle from Bedford Ns., Ca. replies: "hi there,
Just wondering if any one had difficulty drinking water while they had hpylori- I had it once before and don't recall those symptons, but awful, now I think I have it again. I am going to try the Apple Cider Vinegar cause all the antibiotics and pepto for a month or two... No way, but wondering if the viniger in the water wont react with my low blood?"
05/13/2011: Michelle from Hamilton, Bermuda replies: "Hi,
I have had H pylori for almost 3 yrs now, I suggest you stay away from the hb blockers etc. I just want back on them 2 weeks ago and I am now face with additional organ issues in addition to the bug."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil, Manuka Honey
[YEA] 11/24/2013: Jess from Pittsburgh : "I too have suffered from h pylori for some time now. The dr prescribed a shitload of meds that made me feel worse...nausea, loss of appetite, extreme weight loss, low energy.. The worse part was the antibiotics didnt even help. Refusing to put myself through that again, I read through all these comments and came up with what worked for me. All the ingredidents I found from my local food store. First it is vital that you switch up your diet. Anything made in a factory, dont put it in your mouth.. I elimiate all processed foods, refined sugars, meats, dairy, harmful fats. Basically my diet is organic, vegan. our bodies have the power to heal itself, I truly belive that. Everyday I follow the same regime, and now I have no symptoms, my energy is back, my appetite is back, and I saw results in ONE day!!!! Here is my regime as follows:
Everyday I swallow a teaspoon full of VCO(virgin coconut oil), ACV(apple cidar vinegar), and Manuka Honey (it costs about $50) 3 times a day. I sip licorice tea with ginger w manuka honey (for taste), 2 times a day, a take a probiotic twice aday, and a multivitamin
My diet is lots of green veggies, and fruits, tofu, assorted nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) and lots of water.
Im not exaggerating when I tell you how amazing I feel thus far, even after the first day, my family was amazed the transition I made. So throw out those meds and put some good ol mother earth back in your bodies and heal yourself!"
Apple Cider Vinegar, Water
12/04/2009: Joe from Columbia, Md, Usa: "I have been having heartburn and abdominal pain almost every day for the past 6 years. I have tried Prilosec/tums/mylanta etc but they provide only temporary relief. I have mostly stopped all that especially prilosec. I have been reading the posts from this site. And I decided to take matters into my hands with some decent success.
1) Water : I started drinking around 8 glasses of water per day. A couple of days later, I can observe a significant improvement. Except for frequenting the bathroom, this is a must for everyone who is concerned about digestive health.
2) ACV: I take a tablespoon of Organic ACV with the mother before going to bed.This mostly took care of all my sleep issues.
Besides the above, I have cut my coffee and limited spicy food intake and added yoghurt to my lunch which also helps.
Now I am not saying my ulcer/h.pylori has been cured. But the associated symptoms/pain have been vastly reduced just from the above two solutions alone."
10/26/2010: John from Atlanta, Georgia replies: "Joe Did this cure H. Pylori? I am currently doing this now and want to make sure this is the right thing to do. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone has any proven methods."
11/03/2010: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi, My husband had this many years ago. The antibiotic treatment did not work. What did was homemade (strong) colloidal silver. I'm sorry but I do not remember quantities and as it was homemade I have no strength measurement either. He did have to take it for quite a while though."
11/04/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi Maria,
Thanks a lot for the tip. Do you know how much your husband take? 1 oz or more? Thank you very much."
11/04/2010: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Tommy, My husband made our machine and the silver rods are long enough to fit into a tall jam jar. We would make it using filtered water & it would take up to 20 mins to get the mix cloudy. You give the rods a stir or it sinks. He was taking 2-3 glasses a day. He did this for about 6 weeks, then 1-2 glasses a day for the next 2 - 3 months. We have no idea what strength it was. We learnt how to make the colloidal silver from a very healthy couple in their late 80's who had been drinking 1 glass most mornings for some years. In fact this has been a great reminder as we lent our machine to someone and they misplaced it. So it's time to make another one."
11/04/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi Maria,
Thank you again for all the information you gave me and your time. Could you please tell me what was the symptoms of your husband when he had H. Pylori? Did he get tested after the colloidal silver treatment to see if his H. Pylori was gone?
You can contact me at my email also which : email@example.com
11/07/2010: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "It was many years ago that we learnt about colloidal silver making and it now appears that the cloudy mix is not the right way for long term use. When we get our new machine we will use the recommended DISTILLED water not filtered water."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/22/2013: Suzannem from Fort Worth, Texas: "Hello. I'm in dire need of help. I have been diagnosed with h. Pylori and gastritis since middle of January since then I've lost 40 pounds. My stomach still burns and I have extreme pain on the right side of my chest. Doctor said this was do to many years on anti inflammatories for arthritis. I also have non diabetic related peripheral neuropathy and fibromyalgia. I am so tired and fed up taking prescription medications. I've spent quite a few days reading this site and have so far started with the 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 glass water three times a day. What a relief this has brought and why couldn't a doctor (M.D.) suggest this to me? Can anyone else help me with any other herbs/supplements I should/need to be taking? I also have a Vitamin D deficiency for which I am now taking a prescription vitamin D for.
Bless the folks on this site who take the time to respond and share their knowledge with others. Any help/recommendations you can give me will be greatly appreciated and followed. I'm so tired of being tired and sick. It's time for me to get well. Thank you again."Replies
04/23/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Virgin coconut oil in your oatmeal or hot cocoa will heal from your mouth to your rectum... .. It can take some getting use to, so start with a tsp. and work your way up to what you can tolerate ....
Rub some on your skin and brush it on your teeth , you will feel a lot better .... There could be a die off period where it isn't great but it gets REAL good!"
04/23/2013: Leah from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "Hello, it sounds like you have a lot going on. Welcome to the site. It's pretty amazing what people come up with on here. Okay, so I'm a big fan of clean eating with some supplements. Because you mentioned nerve issues I immediately think of vitamin B12 which helps your body in so many ways including healing nerve tissue. You will also want B complex to go with the B 12.
Many people need vitamins and minerals to recover from illnesses and from pharmaceutical side effects. Some people do vegetable juice fasting others take multi vitamins and multi minerals while others try to simply eliminate harmful foods from their diets. Things to avoid are highly processed foods, basically anything with refined or artificial ingredients: flour, sugar, aspartame, sucralose, vegetable oils. Try to eat 'living' foods: veggies, berries, citrus, probiotic yogurt, cocoa powder, coconut oil, eggs, grass fed meat, bone broths, raw grass fed dairy products, mushrooms, seaweed, fermented foods like apple cider vinegar and kombucha tea, and lots of spices, garlic, ginger, turmeric, parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, sage, cumin, etc.
keep browsing this site and you will come across many affordable ideas to get well. I like a combined approach of basic clean eating with some vitamin supplements. Oh and exercise. It helps many conditions.
Hope you feel well again soon"
[YEA] 03/15/2008: eric from san antonio, texas: "i gave a kidney in 2005 and the skin dehisced. the intestine protrudes and after 2 years i started having focused pain in that area i could feel it doctors can't even tell me for now. well the pain expanded from that part of the colon towards the sigmoid area and boy does that pain gyrate. so get this friend of mine sez i'm the key to a new prespective. his curiousity erked him. i became a guinea pig. through his studies he determined baking soda helps the digestive tract but to what extent. thats where i came in. my pain so chronic for the last three consecutive months. he sez take it it accordingly and see what happens. well i did and in 15 minutes all my pain was going away in 1 hour all gone. but that determined that i have an infection. now he sez if i get myself on a regime i can eradicate the vermin in due time and get back to normal. i tell you this much. bacteria can really screw you up bad. hit me up if you wanna know how im doing in the future."Replies
11/03/2010: Echo from Gulf Breeze, Fl replies: "Were you successful in eradicating the h. pylori infection and if so, how? Thanks, Echo
05/13/2011: Michelle from Hamilton, Bermuda replies: "Hey, What was the outcome of the baking soda, I tried it and it worked so far, but what regimen do I need to contiue with?"
11/02/2011: Jrt from Columbus, Ga replies: "Be careful with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). It is a powerful alkalizing agent but many varieties can contain aluminum. Aluminum is a toxic heavy metal that will harm your body. You probably want to contact the company to be sure, but I use the Bob's Red Mill brand because it is supposed to be free of aluminum."
01/06/2012: Wyatt from Palm Harbor, Florida replies: "Baking Soda does not have aluminum in it, baking POWDER has aluminum in it...There is no reason at all for baking SODA to contain aluminum..."
03/31/2012: Joshua from Olympia, Wa replies: "Actually, some brands of baking soda use aluminum silicate as an anti-caking agent, same as salt. Be careful what you buy and check the ingredients thoroughly before putting them into your body."
01/18/2012: Bill from Chicago, Il: "The Antibiotic for H-pylori is Bioxin ask your doctor for breath test to find out if you have the bacti in your stomach first. Hope this helps out."Replies
08/22/2012: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "I believe it is Biaxin. It is a very strong antibiotic. I became deathly ill taking it. It mimicked a heart attack in my case. I got the sweats, heart palpitations, had to "evacuate. " Was not pretty. Had to go to the ER."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/17/2012: Copenhagun from Wichita, Ks replies: "My last dose of Bioxin was last night after I woke up with my heart pounding through my chest. That was after the fifth dose of my $128 and change PrevPac."
[YEA] 12/06/2011: Lee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "Yes, thank you all you guys for sharing this truth that broccoli really cures H Pylori without any surgeries performed! My daugther of 14 years old was suffering from severe H P for 7 days. All medicine didn't cure it. Almost gave up. Then she tried your broccoli method and it works almost instantly! While eating it, she felt the pain just gone almost instantly! After eating the broccoli for the rest of the day, she was cured within that day itself!!!! Our entire family have been eating more broccoli since then to kill all bacteria in the stomach and body. Now even scientists say broccoli can cure cancer, not just prevent it. So guys, please eat more broccoli.
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/02/2013: Ben from Kansas City, Mo replies: "Broccoli also helped reduce my Hpylori problem, although so have several other things. Broccoli worked in the same day for me too. BUT if you really cook it for a long time, it doesn't help. Just boil it really quick to get rid of any bacteria it may harbor (you never know what the people picking it are like). It should be BRIGHT NEON-ISH GREEN when you eat it. Don't boil or steam for over two minutes. In most cases 30seconds to a minute is just fine, maybe even less than that is needed. It should still be CRUNCHY when you eat it as well. If it is cooked to much it will not help you at all."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/08/2013: Norm from Springfield replies: "Do not claim that it cured her because I still have it after 6 weeks of eating cabbage and broccoli. I even made a juice from cabbage. It only help to reduce it to 40%."
01/26/2014: Beverly Smith from Dallas Texas replies: "What is the broccoli method?"
[YEA] 08/08/2010: Linda from Memphis, Tn: "For H. Pylori broccoli juice cured my daughter. She went to the hospital about 3 times in one month. She could not keep anything down. I took a stalk of broccoli to her on her sick bed. She felt great within 10 minutes. She has been better since."