Autoimmune Challenges related to H.Pylori

Uncategorized Dec 14, 2020
 

THROUGH THE COLLABORATION OF OUR GUIDES THE FOLLOWING ANSWERS WERE GIVEN AND THE EXPRESS RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP BRING CURRENT ENERGY TO BALANCE.

Children are so magical.  With children there is less build up of congestion in the aura field. Scanning your daughter was super clear and direct.  It instantly creates happiness within me to witness.  The burst of joy she has with rays of crystal energy shooting out from her aura field.  With a beautiful majestic emerald green on her entire abdomen.  Simply Beautiful.  

With Adults It takes more time scanning the body. If you can imagine a child's physical energy body is like a beautiful seashell sitting on the sand easy to spot and recognize.  Where typically in adults I have to dig through the sand a bit to find the seashell.   The sand being the layers of built up congestion from over the years of stagnant energy and thoughts.

The guides got right to work answering both Question #1 and Question #2 because of how they correlate.

 Question #1 - Please ask a ONE Direct Question you would like Spirit to Answer.

My daughter is 7. She has been getting sores in her mouth on the soft tissue of the cheeks/inside lips. They look like canker sores but she's been getting them off and on for weeks with multiple at a time and they go and come quickly, much faster than when I get one canker sore at a time. I also noticed some sores on her knuckles on one hand today - I am wondering if she has a viral or bacterial situation in her mouth that she transferred to her hand?? Is something off in her gut health/ph health?

 And

Question #2 - Please ask your 2nd question you would like Spirit to answer

My daughter is often very itchy, especially on her back and gets quite frustrated/upset about it and/or requests Benadryl to help the itching go away. What is causing this?

 

Answer

The root of the energy is related to H.Pylori in the stomach organ. This energy is creating lymphatic congestion in the face, down the neck and in the back of the sinuses. Image 1

The congestion from the lymphatic is also showing to put a little extra pressure on the back of her cervical vertebra creating some compression. 

 

Other manifestations shown from the imbalance created from H.Pylori , is irritation in the vertebra nerves where it meets the spine. 

The hands and the feet were also show to be creating increase sweat to help the body naturally drain the lymphatic and decrease inflammation. Last the energy of the sigmoid colon was shown to have congestion and some swelling.

 

Recommendations

To bring the balance that you are seeking , spirit recommends to clear the energy of H.Pylori and repair the stomach.  It’s not about being perfect - its about being mindful.  Allowing yourself and your daughter to understand what foods and environmental factors are contributing to the challenges.  When your mindful then your daughter can understand that her body is working for her not against her.  She always has a choice and in the end it is up to her to determine how she wants to feel. 

Spirit referred me back to an article I wrote to help with the physical manifestations.

 

I wrote an article explaining H.Plyori and it’s origins.  I published it on the blog to give you more insight into the the mechanics behind it.  Please click this link to read more:  https://www.drbrookehiggins.com/blog/acid-reflux.  The below are inserts for quicker reference.

 

There are three things we need to do: Soothe, Repair and Rebuild.

1. Soothe the current irritation naturally - replace the chemicals

2. Repair the current challenges - anything involving inflammation

3. Rebuild and maintain the natural environment of the stomach

 

Soothe

This is for when you are experiencing acid reflux or heartburn. Pain is stressful and we need to tackle it first. We have already learned that stress can cause additional challenges with the functioning of the stomach acids and the ability to digest. Let’s accomplish pain relief as quickly and as naturally as possible. Here are a few things you can do to soothe the burn.

1.  One half to one full teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in an eight-ounce glass of water will help neutralize stomach acid and ease the burn of acid reflux. This is not an everyday thing, only in emergency situations. Or, a safer option is to make a tea by mixing a few drops of lemon juice in warm water with half a teaspoon of baking soda.   

2. Make some chamomile tea. It sounds so simple, and it is. 

3. Aloe vera juice can be your esophagus’s best friend. It is beautiful for soothing burning sensations anywhere in the body. I would recommend 6 ounces any time you feel a burning sensation.   

5.  Honey, honey, honey! Take a spoonful of organic honey or mix it in hot water for a tea.  Add it to either the baking soda or chamomile tea for relief of even your most severe symptoms.  According to the medical research, it is proven to reduce inflammation in the esophagus, preventing damage by removing free radicals, which is important because reflux is caused by free radicals that damage cell lining in the digestive tract. Honey is an antioxidant and free radical scavenger. It will coat the mucous membrane of the esophagus which will contribute to longer-lasting relief. Honey is also antibacterial and antiviral. Raw honey will kill bacteria and fungus. It is a natural antiseptic. Honey also contains natural hydrogen peroxide, making it effective at treating wounds. Makuna Honey is the most effective, but any type will work to soothe the discomfort as long as it is organic. 

6.  There is an acupuncture point on the wrist that is proven to stimulate the muscular lower esophageal sphincter so it is able to regulate the closing of the valve to keep acid down. The LES becomes 40% stronger with stimulation to this point. In Traditional Chinese medicine, it is called Pericardium 6 (P6) or Nei Guan. P6 can be located three fingers below the wrist on the inner forearm, in between the two tendons. This is the point that the popular seasick bands are trying to stimulate for the same reason. It will help to keep the valve strong and closed to prevent you from throwing up.

 

Locate the point by turning your hand over, palm facing up. Apply downward pressure between the two tendons. Stimulate this area with massage for one minute. When receiving acupuncture, you would have this point stimulated for 20 minutes with a needle.

 

You are now armed with quick, effective and, best of all, natural ways to soothe the burn and replace medication that harms your stomach’s organic balance of acid.

 

Repair

Now that we’ve covered the quick fix by soothing away the discomfort, it’s time for phase 2: repair. Many people will never have had an episode of discomfort, in which case they won’t even need phase 1 (i.e., to soothe), and can just jump right to repairing. Even if you never had symptoms, it’s smart to do repairs if you test positive for low stomach acid. In the repair phase, we will be working on the lining of the stomach, fixing the damage so you’re one step closer to optimal. Here are things you can do to repair and achieve optimal health:

1. Ginger has been time-tested and documented. It prevents ulcer formations better then prescribed medication, with an eightfold greater potency. The anti-inflammatory properties will start to repair the inflammation that has formed, not only in the esophagus and stomach, but in the rest of the body as well. Fresh ginger root is best and can be added to any recipe or smoothie. You can also simply eat some thin slices of ginger daily (like the amount served when you order sushi). Fresh ginger will have a light and spicy taste.

2. Okra (abelmoschus esculents) is wonderful at repairing the mucosal lining of the stomach because of its gelatinous consistency and healing properties. Studies show it also prevents H. pylori from attaching. Okra is a great source of fiber, supports the immune system, and is great for eye and heart health. As mentioned previously, low stomach acid is associated with B-vitamin deficiency. Okra is a rich source of B complex vitamins, which helps to maintain proper functioning of the gastrointestinal system. Okra will not only repair inflammation, but it will also help to heal the stomach lining, providing relief of pain. Okra can be used in supplement form or enjoyed all on its own. Fresh okra is in a pod form and you will want to remove both ends and cut into slices.

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3. Fermented probiotic dairy products reduce the risk of disorders associated with high degrees of gastric inflammation and mucus depletion. Common bacteria in yogurts are streptococcus thermophilus and, another one with a bigger name, lactobacillus. My personal preference is to take an oral probiotic supplement because it sometimes can be hard to consume enough yogurt and fermented food. Probiotic pills can be encapsulated so more nutrients make it through the stomach alive, and taking non-enteric coated pills with or 30 minutes before a meal offers a better chance of probiotic survival in the gut, as reported in the December 2011 issue of “Beneficial Microbes.” That being said, you need to make sure your probiotics supplement also has prebiotics. Probiotics feed off of prebiotics (things like prebiotic insulin) and are a requirement for colonization in the gut. So, make sure prebiotics are within your probiotic supplement.

4.  Adaptogen herbs lower cortisol. Cortisol is formed during stress which, as we discussed earlier, is one of the key components that causes damaging effects by lowering stomach acid and increasing inflammation. Licorice Root (radix glycyrrhizae) and turmeric (curcuma zedoaria)  are great for, not only lowering cortisol levels, but for the treatment of gastric inflammation. Best of all, together they kill H. pylori. It has been revealed in studies that, within fifteen minutes, turmeric and licorice can kill 100% of the H. pylori it is exposed to.

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Rebuild

Repair and rebuild go hand in hand, although there is one thing that stands out in the rebuild phase—we need to understand what we are rebuilding. Throughout this chapter, we have been talking about stomach acid that is too low and the havoc that can cause. The rebuilding of stomach acid is vital to accomplishing optimal health and the freedom that comes from a properly functioning digestive system. Most of the rebuild phase is best implemented before consumption of a meal—15 minutes prior would be ideal. That being said, doing anything is better than doing nothing at all. This can be accomplished in a few ways:

1.  A great at-home method for improving acid in the digestive system is taking apple cider vinegar before each meal. Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which will increase acid within the stomach and regulate the pH. It also contains B vitamins and trace minerals that get depleted when we are not properly digesting our food. It is also antibacterial and acts as an antimicrobial agent. Apple cider vinegar contains healthy acids like isobutyric, acetic, propionic and lactic acid that can control the growth of unwanted yeast and bacteria in your stomach and throughout your body. A tablespoon will be plenty, but it needs to be taken before every meal. Not all apple cider vinegar is created equal, so we need to look for a few things when purchasing for this purpose. It is imperative to ensure that you are using a top-quality organic, unfiltered (raw) apple cider vinegar that comes with the “Mother.”  The Mother makes the apple cider vinegar look cloudy. If apple cider vinegar is pasteurized, the Mother culture has been removed, and so has a lot of the nutritional benefits. The mother culture consists of good bacteria, enzymes, pectin, proteins and minerals. If it is challenging to drink due to taste, add honey and a little bit of water. 

2.  Add Betaine Hydrochloride to your daily diet. The easiest way to obtain more Hydrochloric acid in your diet is by supplementing with a Betaine Hydrochloride. Betaine Hydrochloride is an acidic form of betaine, a vitamin-like substance found in grains and other foods, and it increases the level of hydrochloric acid in the stomach necessary for proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food. Look for Betaine Hydrochloride supplements that also contain pepsin. Pepsin is a protein-digesting enzyme that can function in an acidic environment. There have been studies showing that, if HCL is low, so is pepsin. 

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Digestive bitters will also rebuild deficient acid in a roundabout way. Remember, we are working systemically with our body, not just biomedical. Meaning, we need to treat the whole system to sustain and achieve optimal functioning. Bitters will work amazingly if you still have some acid-producing capacity. They encourage digestive enzymes, bile & HCL production. They help produce saliva to start the beginning process we need for digestion. There are lots of bitter tinctures available for consumption. Gentian, globe artichoke, hops and dandelion root are some of the safest and most effective herbs at stimulating gastric acid. Ginger is also a great digestive stimulant. Bitters must be tasted in order to experience their benefits—they are unable to be taken in capsule form. To help begin the process of digestion, add approximately 15 drops of a bitter formula to a small glass of water or a few drops on the tongue 15 minutes prior to a meal. Also, it can be added to salad dressings. 

4.  Exercise to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). As mentioned earlier, the LES is the door to the stomach, and it should normally stay closed. When gas needs to be released from the stomach from foods fermenting, the LES valve opens, which allows the gas to be released, but it also splashes up some stomach acid. Because it is a muscle, over time, the LES becomes weak. A great, simple way to exercise the LES is through a breathing technique. This technique is called belly breathing. This exercises the diaphragm, which surrounds the weakened LES. The LES is an involuntary muscle, which means it’s not consciously controllable. But by working on what supports and surrounds it, we are able to work on the LES. Great, right?

Simply place your hands on your belly and breathe deeply. Push the belly out with your breath and exhale gently. Start by deep belly breathing, inhaling and exhaling 20 times, 3 times a day--when you first wake up, in the afternoon, and before bedtime. If you would like to do 5 reps before eating, that would be extremely beneficial as well.

You will want to make this a daily practice.   

 

Prevention

After working so hard on repairing and rebuilding your stomach acid, we will want to prevent it from ever becoming out of balance again. There are a few things that lead to lower digestive acid, which, not only puts pressure on the digestive system, but on other organs and bodily functions as well. The following would be beneficial to incorporate into your daily lifestyle, regardless of the amount of hydrochloric acid in your stomach.

  1. Exercise. Getting more oxygen-rich blood to the body means your organs function better, including your stomach. An effective way of getting more oxygen-rich blood is through exercise. Exercise is needed to repair all things for this reason—it causes your heart to pump more, and to increase oxygen-rich blood. There are so many great ways to move the body. Pick your favorite and start incorporating it into your daily routine.
  2.  Be mindful of the foods you digest. Spices have their place in moderation, but, when the stomach and other organs come in contact with spicy food, it can cause inflammation. Inflammation damages the lining of the stomach and esophagus.
  3. Sun and vitamin D. Spending more time in the sun and getting adequate amounts of vitamin D creates peptides, preventing damage caused by acid reflux. Peptides are amazing for eliminating any infection within the body. A great way of getting vitamin D is through fish oils. My favorite is cod liver oil, not just for the huge amount of digestible vitamin D, but because it is the best source of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA), and contains high amounts of vitamin A as well. However , I understand that you would prefer vegetarian options so they will also be the most beneficial for you: Plant foods such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, edamame, and certain vegetable oils contain the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and the body converts some ALA into DHA and EPA. Increasing healing fats will decrease inflammation, clean up the digestive system and promote good digestion. 
  4.  Understand the chemicals you are coming into contact with on a daily basis. When we put on something like lotion, we absorb 30% more than if we were to swallow it. The lotions, sprays and oils we put onto our skin get absorbed directly into the bloodstream with no barrier of detoxification like the stomach provides. Smoking is exactly the same. By inhaling a toxic chemical, we cause it to directly penetrate the lining of our soft tissues and bloodstream. Tobacco relaxes and weakens the LES (the lower esophageal sphincter—the door that is supposed to stay closed to prevent the escape of acid), causing stomach acid to constantly splash into the esophagus, resulting in heartburn and pain.
  5. Clothes that are too tight will also cause distress to the stomach. If anything is preventing the diaphragm from expanding naturally or our waist bands are too tight, it will cause pressure, which will lead to further pain. Pressure on the abdominal cavity will push gas and acid towards the esophagus and cause the LES to open once again, splashing acid up and causing pain. This goes for shapewear, tight belts, bras that are too tight, and other types of tight clothing. Make sure your clothes are comfortable, not constricting.
  6. If you do have a tendency towards acid reflux or heartburn at night, it would be wise to elevate your head while your sleep. Adding an extra pillow underneath your chest and head so you’re a little more elevated will prevent acid from going up. It gives advantage to gravity in clearing the reflux.
  7. Last but not least, let’s talk a little about stress—stress and digestive stomach acid. The CDC says that 99.9 % of all disease stems from stress. When we are under stress, our body thinks we are running away from danger. To do that, it needs to release cortisol and all the blood to the peripherals for us to get up and go. It diverts blood away from the gut to feed the muscles and the brain, giving us a ton of energy to run away. With any type of emotional or physical challenge, digestion stalls immediately. When stress hormones are released, our body is focused on one thing only—survival. Production of HCL and other digestion secretions will slow or stop completely. As a result, in order to achieve optimal health, it is imperative to be mindful of your environment and how much stress you are in contact with. Lower the volume of your loud alarm clock. Eat in peace and not on the run. Check yourself in times of high stress and do some deep breathing. Get acupuncture or other healing modalities that reboot the body so that it comes to understand that it’s not under attack and can turn off the harmful stress hormones.

 Her spirit guides want me to also point out that part of her learning journey is to witness the manifestations that can be created by mimicking energy of those around her.  When we are younger we navigate the world by mimicking that of our loved ones or those that we feel are the strongest.  She will learn what feels good and what doesn't , to stand in one's own strength and power.   Overcoming physical imbalances is a way of learning how to tap into our empathic abilities.   She was born with an abundance potential that she is already stepping into of self discovery, strength, compassion, power and self esteem.  Spirit suggest allowing her to discover her own path in life and continue to allow loving support along the way.  Creating the ability to find her own joy in life will create an outcome beyond the wildest expectations.    

 

 

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