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by Jerome Jerome Princy (2019-11-14)

I have got a letter from IGR Plus Review one of my old friend who suffers Candida Albicans and asked me about Helicobacter Pylori. Recently, she had a blood draw for Helicobacter Pylori blood test stating that it would measure this stomach bacterium. She would like to know if I have some knowledge on this and if the bacterium is possibly linked to Candida Albicans. Helicobacter Pylori, or H-pylori, as it is often called, is not a strain of bacteria that is native to our gut terrain. In many instances, it is responsible for ulcers and even rosacea. I took some of the herbs known for killing H-pylori, for several months prior to taking the blood test she mentioned above, so it is natural that my results came back negative. I guess I will never know if I actually had the bacteria at anytime, but at least I know I don't need those herbs anymore. Regarding the question if it is linked to Candida Albicans, I would say yes and no. To be in optimal health, the gut terrain needs to be balanced, so if H-pylori are present, it disrupts this balance. This means that the good, or necessary bacteria count, could be low, which would allow candida and/or other strains of pathogens to grow out of control. But, while I don't have H-pylori, I do have citrobacter freundii. Eliminating it from my body doesn't mean that candida will follow suit, but it is still a necessary part of my treatment. We have to keep our system in balance. Everybody has their very own reasons for wanting to live abroad. There are tons of questions to be had about it, and though it's extremely exciting, at the same time it can be a bit spooky. You likely don't really know what to expect as an American expat and that's probably got you a bit freaked out right? One thing is for sure. Your decision to live abroad is certainly a respectable and courageous one that not too many people would ever follow through with. There's a very select type of person who would dare step out of their comfort zone to do it. Even if you're going abroad because your company is sending you abroad, it still takes a lot of guts to say yes, and go ahead with it. If you have a family to take care of and you're moving all of them, then you're really in a separate bracket when it comes to gut level.