Category Archives: Digestion

Proton Pump Inhibitors Side Effects

Do you suffer from indigestion, heartburn or other digestive problems.  Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease).  This used to be called heartburn but now it’s been allocated a fancy name and given the class of a ‘disease’.  It is a condition we’ve brought upon ourselves and it’s often being wrongly diagnosed which leads to inappropriate medication which can be detrimental to your health!

over the counter NexiumNow an ‘over the counter’ drug

If you have been prescribed with a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) drug, no doubt it will be something like Nexium (esomeprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) or Zegerid (omeprazole) for example.  But now these drugs can be bought without a prescription, known as an over the counter drug.  This means you can buy them willy nilly and poison yourself even quicker than if you’d gone to the doctor for some. Continue reading Proton Pump Inhibitors Side Effects

H. Pylori Infection

Robin Warren
Dr Robin Warren

I know what you’re saying – what on earth is H. pylori infection and have I got it?  I want to tell you a story of two amazing researchers who discovered why we get stomach ulcers and even proved it.  Trouble was, nobody would take any notice of them.  Why?  Because the powers that be and those that vetted all new research and cures, ignored their work because it went against everything previously taught. It was pure dogma and closed-mindedness.  H. pylori stands for Helicobacter pylori a then unknown bacteria.

Dr Robin Warren

So who am I talking about?  I’m speaking initially of Dr Robin Warren, a pathologist at the Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) in W. Australia.  In 1979, he found evidence of bacteria in a stomach biopsy from a man with severe gastritis.  Dr Warren was rather curious about this strange finding and a pattern began to show.  Whenever their was chronic gastritis, the bacteria was present.  He also noticed that the more inflammed the stomach lining was, the more abundant the bacteria. Continue reading H. Pylori Infection