Understanding H.pylori




Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that can live in your stomach lining and can increase the risk of stomach ulcers and gastric cancer.

50% of the world’s population have this bacteria, and will present with symptoms such as reflux, bloating, burping and bad breath. But many people that have Helicobacter Pylori, don’t experience any symptoms.

In episode 3 of The GUT Guru, I speak to Dr. Alfred Tay from The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training. Dr. Tay will share his expert knowledge on H. Pylori and how you can become contaminated, and easy prevention tips.

The standard treatment of H. Pylori is with antibiotics. We also discuss herbs that have been researched to reduce H. Pylori. Don’t miss my bonus section at the end of the episode, where I share which probiotics can be used in conjunction with antibiotic treatment, to reduce side effects.


About Dr. Tay……..

Dr. Alfred Chin Yen Tay has a strong interest in the evolution of human pathogen, Helicobacter pylori. Right after his PhD graduation from UNSW in 2010, Dr. Tay immediately joined Prof Barry Marshall’s research team and continued his research career in the Helicobacter Research Laboratory, Unviversity of Western Australia, Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and training.

In clinical research, Dr Tay has been monitoring the antibiotic resistant profile of H. pylori in Western Australia, and the cure rate of quadruple therapy prescribed by Prof Barry Marshall. In Academic research, Dr Tay and his research team have been sequencing the genomes of h. pylori, trying to understand the genetic makeup, pathogenicity, strain typing and it’s mutation.



About the author…………


Sarah Chopra is a naturopath who is passionate about gut health. Her own personal health journey has lead her to specialise in Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).

Sarah has her own practice, and noticed that conditions, differences in diagnostic testing and unanswered questions kept arising among her patients.

This is the reason why ‘The GUT Guru’ has been established. Not only to satisfy Sarah’s own curiosity, but to educate the public on what can make negative and positive changes on your gut health.




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