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h.pylori and cancer


Rebound Health Series           by Bryon Verhaeghe            Created  2018, updated 2020.

What is h.pylori?

A type of bacteria from the environment that often gets into us while playing as children around dirt, water, soiled diapers. Many times our immune system kills the germs. Sometimes is doesn't. Once established inside our digestive tract it can persist for an entire lifetime. Common and often without any symptoms. Can make us sick when young or old.

Long ago it was thought less than half the population had it. Today, in 2020 medical studies find that more than 80% of people have h.pylori germs as a chronic inflammation.

Over time it penetrates into the mucus membrane to cause a local sore like an ulcer. As we age we often get more exposure to the germ and it colonized more and more inside our digestive tract. We tend to notice it when we deveop acid reflux indigestion, stomach ulcers and really pay attention when we get food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea, chills or a fever.

Commonly known to cause stomach ulcers but this is the tip of the iceburg. As we age h.pylori can give us a lot of grief, discomfort, chronic inflammation, chronic indigestive, heartburn or any type of bowel problems.

Can I catch h.pylori, is it contagious?

Yes, it is contagious, can be caught by kissing, licking, eating raw food such as a salad or sushi, drinking water, using large machine made ice cubes. We often think that we have food poisoning.Tomatoes, sprouts, salads, sushi, sushimi, camping water, creek or mountain water or any food contaminated by dirty hands and shell fish.

Often there is some already in us but it generally doesn't move around too much so we get new infections that gradually colonize more mucus membranes. It is spread fecal to oral so can be on our hands, fertilized vegetables, restaurant staff, salad bars, ice cube machines and direct human to human contact. Similar to the Covid-19 virus and any cold or flu virus. Not to worry, our immune system can kill this bacteria but sometimes we need a little help from anti-biotics as we age.

How would I know if I have h.pylori?

Difficult to tell as it can live on mucus membranes anywhere from lips to rectum. It can be tiny like a little mourh sore or sore teeth. If it is really significant we can detect ammonia on our breath. This is called the breath test. These and many other bacteria convert nitrogen into ammonia as a poison to the membrane.

Often gives a false negative result because we have to be really loaded with the germs for them to produce enough ammonia for a positive result. There is also a blood test to measure antibodies against h.pylori but it also gives more false negative results than even the breath test. Best to go with symptoms to konw if you have it.

Where does h.pylori live in my body?:

  • cheeks
  • sinuses
  • gums
  • salivary glands
  • nosal membranes
  • tongue
  • throat
  • eosphogus
  • stomach
  • small intestines
  • large intestines
  • bowels
  • rectum
  • lips to rectum

What are the symptoms of h.pylori?

  • red eye syndrome
  • eye lid (blepharitis)
  • nasal polyps
  • swollen salivary glands
  • inflammed vocal cords
  • raspy or loss of voice
  • acid reflux
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • thyroiditis
  • hyper-thyroid
  • hypo-thyroid
  • stomach ulcers
  • fast heart beat, tachycardia
  • eosophogeal polyps
  • chronic inflammation

Can h.pylori develop into cancer?

Yes. After attaching to the mucus membrane it digs into the deep tissues. Initially a sore, ulcer or inflammation. Then it converts the local cell into hyper-growth through oxygen starvation of the host cell. This is done with an omega-6 vegetable oil. Most notable are the coconut and palm oils. These have become popular today for consumers.

The h.pylori bacteria attach, dig into the layers of the mucus membrane to distress the host cell. Then with the aid of an omega-6 vegetable oil it causes the cells to loose their ability to breath oxygen. A type of smothering. The plant oils are capable in the same way that a plant cannot sweat water. A plant must not loose water even when in hot direct sun shine. If it looses any water it would die. So the omega-6 oils from plants do not facilitate oxygen, moisture or any nutrient transfer. The h.pylori distresses our cells to cause hyper growth which happens as the cell needs to replicate before death. This hyper growth also helps the h.pylori replicate and we hyper grow a tumor.


  • MALT Cancer / MALT Lymphoma
  • Mucus Associated Lymphatic Tissue - MALT
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Throad Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Bowel Cancer

 Can h.pylori be treated or cured?

Yes. However it takes a combination of antibiotics. More than many people are willing to take. We have been brainwashed that all antibiotics are bad while told that chemotherapy for cancer is safe. Nothing is further from the truth. Chemotherapy by itself can induce cancer by stressing out our cells and making them vulnerable to common infections that cause cancer.

Further reading:

Antibiotics for fixing cancer


Fecal to oral route is common.

Keep your hands and body clean with soap.

Restaurant staff are not always diligent

Control cleanliness at home, when out only eat freshly cooked, hot foods, heat kills germs.

White alcohol kills germs, sake with sushimi, white wine with salad, only if the restaurant has evidence of disipline.

Salt, pepper, spices, freezing and heat kill germs.

H.pylori produces and enzyme to destroy stomach acids called urase. This lowers normal levels of stomach acids so our body reacts by producing more and more acids. This urase inhibits normal digestive enzymes and we have upset stomach, acid reflux, heartburn, burmping, bloating and indigesitons.

Pay attention, immediately have a small amount of white alcohol or distilled white vinegar (avoid apple cider vinegar with the brown contamination). Can be white wine, white spirits (vodka, gin) or white vinegar.  Eat a high salt food such as olives, celery in salt, fries with salt and vinegar.

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The virulence of h.pylori and it's ability to induce cancer is from an enzyme called CagA. The CagA enzyme is part of the Src family of enzyems that disable white blood cells and interfere with the tyrosine related growth factors to induce tumor growth. This also interferes with the thyroid function because the T4 -thyroxine hormone of the thyroid is based on the amino acid called tyrosine. When tyrosine is attached as a side chain to other molecules it is called tyrosyl.

Skeletal formula of the L-isomertyrosine  thyroxine

The ability of h.pylori to upset the tyrosine / thyroxine function may likely be a risk factor in throid disorders.

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