H. PYLORI REINFECTION
-- HELP FROM BYE-LORI
Q Dear Dr. V,
Will Bye-Lori completely kill the H. pylori bacteria? I have
been diagnosed with it, and treated for it, more than once. My symptoms
get better, then come back again. I really don't like taking all those
A Dear WB,
Studies have shown that mastic (contained in Bye-Lori) can eradicate
the harmful bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).1
The phytonutrients thyme and cinnamon, also contained in Bye-Lori, have
also been found to be effective against H. pylori.2
It is believed this organism is transmitted orally, which is substantiated
by its discovery in periodontal plaque and its association with gingivitis.3
Thus, you can become reinfected with H. pylori via oral transmission,
such as by exposure to an infected person's saliva -- hence the need to
keep treating the condition.
Treatment failure -- not taking your medications correctly -- can be
another reason why H. pylori and your symptoms keep reappearing.
The traditional medical treatment consists of multiple antibiotics,
multiple times per day. This is expensive, inconvenient (generally associated
with low compliance and treatment failure), and not without significant
risk of side effects.
Bye-Lori may be an appropriate alternative to multi-prescription drug
therapy. I recommend taking it as described above for about two to four
weeks. After this you might consider taking it for maintenance by decreasing
your daily intake by half.
Hope this helps.
Huwez FU, Thirlwell D, Cockayne A, Ala'Aldeen DAA. Mastic
gum kills Helicobacter pylori. New Engl J Med 1998 Dec 24;339(26):1946.
Tabak M, Armon R, Potasman I, Neeman I. In vitro inhibition
of Helicobacter pylori by extracts of thyme. J Appl Bacteriol
Dowsett SA, Archila L, Segreto VA, Gonzalez CR, Silva A,
Vastola KA, Bartizek RD, Kowolik MJ. Helicobacter pylori infection
in indigenous families of Central America: serostatus and oral and fingernail
carriage. J Clin Microbiol 1999 Aug;37(8):2456-60.