Ulcers (duodenal and gastric), H. Pylori

Your digestive system produces strong acids and juices that are designed to help break down the food you eat so that its components can be used to nourish the body. The lining of the healthy stomach is marvelously resistant to these juices and is not affected by their caustic nature. In ulcer patients, this defense of the stomach's lining against stomach acids has broken down somehow, so that even when the ulcer patient's stomach is empty of food, the digestive juices pour forth and work away at the stomach lining as though it were food. The continued irritation of this now-delicate area soon produces a sore, which we know by the name of ulcer.


Symptoms vary from headaches to choking sensations to low back pain to itching. When pain does occur in the stomach, a person often charges it off to some dietary indiscretion. The pain finally becomes so intense as to be clearly recognizable as an ulcer. Symptoms include: stomach pain just before and/or after meals; dependency

on antacids; chronic abdominal pain; butterfly stomach; difficulty belching; stomach pain when emotionally upset;

sudden, acute indigestion; relief of symptoms by drinking carbonated beverages, cream, or milk; history of ulcer

or gastritis; current ulcer; black stool when not taking iron supplements.


Nutrients Involved

Licorice, vitamins A, E, C, folic acid, magnesium, raw stomach and raw duodenum tissue, L. acdiophilus, L. bifidus


Contributing Factors

Excessive stress; poor diet, food sensitivities; food allergies


Dietary Suggestions

  • High Fiber Diet (FirstLine Therapy® Diet) - Studies indicate a high fiber diet benefits those with duodenal ulcers and non-peptic dyspepsia.
  • Avoid snacking/irritating foods (i.e. spicy, hot foods), frequent milk ingestion (milk has only a transit neutralizing effect on gastric acidity followed by acid secretion), alcohol, coffee, strong tea, sugar (stimulates gastric acid secretion).
  • Drink 8-12 8 oz. glasses of pure filtered water daily (not distilled).


Suggested Nutritional Supplementation


  • Zinlori 75 - 2 tablets twice daily for two weeks, then 1 tablet twice daily for maintainence support.

An extensively researched zinc-carnosine supplement for gastric discomforts such as heartburn,

indigestion, ulcers and helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori).

NOTE: Zinlori 75 has been documented to potentiate standard antibiotic therapy for H. Pylori.

  • Ulcinex - 1-2 tablets 20-30 minutes before each meal. For quick relief of heartburn - 2 tablets as needed.

Standardized herbal support for healthy stomach function.

  • Endefen - 2 tbsp. mixed in 2-4 oz. of juice or water 1-2 times daily. Multi-dimensional support for GI health.
  • UltraFlora Plus DF - 1 tsp. mixed with warm water twice daily for two bottles. Dairy-free advanced probiotic nutrition with fructooligosaccharides.

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