Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 41: Helicobacter pylori (continued)

KEY POINTS The addition of probiotics to standard antibiotic treatment may increase H pylori eradication, while reducing the therapy-associated side effects. Vitamin C and E supplements may reduce the efficacy of H pylori eradication therapy. Cranberry juice has potential as an adjunctive therapy for eradication of H pylori. In addition to conventional anti-H pylori treatment, using combinations of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors following complementary treatments have been used and cited in literature and may be useful—especially as adjunctive treatments. PHYTOBOTANICAL…